Robert Lustig, the physician whose lecture titled “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” went viral on YouTube with more than 2.5 million hits, will speak Thursday on the Sacramento campus of UC Davis as part of the Pioneers in Integrative Medicine speaker series. His lecture — “Darwin, Diet, Disease and Dollars” — is based on his investigations […]
The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District has announced the launch of its Be Air Aware contest aimed at increasing public awareness of air quality conditions and air pollution’s impact on health. During July and August, all district residents who sign up for free air quality alerts will be entered in a drawing for an electric, […]
The Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary is looking for people to volunteer at the hospital for two four-hour shifts each month, with a minimum one-year commitment. Opportunities are available at the information desk, patient services, emergency department, Surgery Center, gift shop, medical records and the blood pressure clinic. Prospective volunteers, in good health, receive a background […]
Monday’s meeting of the city/school district two-by-two committee featured a discussion of shared lands, as well as other aspects of their operations where the two governmental entities might realize economies of scale through cooperative agreements. Mayor Joe Krovoza, Mayor Pro Tem Rochelle Swanson and Board of Education members Gina Daleiden and Sheila Allen discussed several […]
Davis police say they are investigating a hate incident involving swastikas burned onto property at Holmes Junior High School in East Davis. Sometime between Friday and Monday morning, someone burned swastikas onto two picnic tables in the courtyard of the campus at 1220 Drexel Drive, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. Police also consider the incident an […]
A West Sacramento man has been sentenced to 335 years to life in prison for the repeated molest of a 7-year-old girl, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Michael Martinez was convicted in May of 47 counts of child molestation and five counts of possessing matter depicting sexual acts by a minor, District […]
City of Davis leaders are serious about pumping up the local economy. Over the past few years, among other ventures, the city has hosted economic development roundtables with local business interests, engaged in door-to-door business walk surveys to take the temperature of local companies and written detailed economic development reports that lay out the community’s […]
By Hannah Dreier SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers may have given their OK to what could be the nation’s first high-speed rail line, but the project is still a long way from leaving the station. The bullet train has prominent supporters such as President Barack Obama and Gov. Jerry Brown, but backers must still overcome a […]
By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO — A judge on Monday cleared Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative for top billing on the November ballot by rejecting a challenge from a competing tax campaign. The decision drew a new appeal from anti-tax advocates. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny denied a request from the Our Children, Our […]
SACRAMENTO — An evaluation of national data by UC Davis researchers has found that extra weight is not necessarily linked to a higher risk of death. When compared to those with normal weight, people who were overweight or obese had no increased risk of death during a follow-up period of six years. People who were […]
For the second consecutive year, the city of Davis will offer a toilet rebate program, returning $100 to residents who replace their old high-flow toilets with eligible 1.28 gallons-per-flush EPA WaterSense high-efficiency toilets. The $100 covers only the cost of the new toilets. Installation costs are the responsibility of the property owner. More Davis residents […]
Older adults are invited to the monthly Coffee and Conversation group from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The discussion group meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month. This week, the group will share resources on aging. Participants are invited to […]
Alex Frazer, who was president of the Sigma Alpha Fraternity from May 2011 to March, has clarified that he was not in office when the alcohol violation occurred that led to SAE’s five-year suspension at UC Davis.
Few would think a trip to the park would be enough to make Feya Dawkins conscious of pollution. However, Nature’s Theater creators are using Davis’ Central Park as a fun venue for some serious lessons on conservation.
“They teach us not to pollute the Earth,” the 10-year-old said of the husband-wife duo of Jeff Falyn and Lyndsay Dawkins. “When I catch people littering, like throwing gum wrappers on the ground, I will tell them not to.”
Nature’s Theater brings youngsters together for 30- to 40-minute interactive theater shows outdoors. Most of the stories place the kids in the role of heroes who are attempting to stop misguided and otherwise environmentally unfriendly characters.
Falyn and Dawkins began their storytelling five years ago, and have since hosted their program at a variety of locations in Yolo County …