Free wakeboard rides offered Tuesday

To celebrate Velocity Island Park’s one-year anniversary this July, the cable wakeboarding park announces its free-ride program for residents of 14 Northern California counties. First-time visitors are invited to the park, 755 N. East St., for two hours of free riding between noon and 4 p.m. Yolo County visitors’ special day is Tuesday, July 7. For […]

Feel the rhythm at two library workshops

Lis Testa, a professor of music at Woodland Community College, will lead two interactive rhythm workshops for all ages on Thursday, July 9, at the Stephens Branch Library in Davis and Tuesday, July 14, at the Winters Branch Library. The fun is all part of the Yolo County Library’s Summer Reading Program, themed “Read to the Rhythm.” […]

Fro-yo sales benefit Yolo Military Families

Cultivé will donate proceeds from sales at the downtown frozen yogurt shop, 231 E St., between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Friday, July 10, to Yolo Military Families. “Just mention that you are supporting Yolo Military Families,” a news release said.

Tuleyome Tales: Hey! What’s been cutting little circles in my leaves?

You’ve probably seen evidence of these little guys and mistook it for some kind destructive bug influence on your garden: those rounded “bites” taken out of the edges of the leaves of your plants. Don’t get out the insecticide! It’s most likely the work of native leafcutter bees (Megachilidae), and it won’t hurt the plant. […]

Input sought on mental health programs, services

A community report-back meeting is set for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, to present and collect feedback on the proposed changes and modifications to the Mental Health Services Act funded programs and services that will be included in Yolo County’s annual update report. The meeting is hosted by the Yolo County Department of […]

Environmental update: Volunteers needed for apartment move-out

Do you love garage sales? How about an opportunity to participate in a citywide free garage sale while helping our community reduce waste? If that sounds interesting to you, you can volunteer for the Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program. The city of Davis Recycling Program is once again teaming up with apartment managers all over […]

Level I trauma experience prepares surgeons for battle

Soldiers injured during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have the highest survival rates in history, thanks to the availability of surgeons skilled in combat care. But combat-ready surgical skills are hard to sustain off the battlefield. “A lot of knowledge builds up in the military medical enterprise during times of war,” said Joseph Galante, […]

Chat with the chief about police body cameras

It’s time again for a quarterly chat with Davis Police Chief Landy Black, at 6 p.m. Monday, July 13, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The meetings with Black and members of the Police Department are organized by the Davis Phoenix Coalition and the city of […]

Neighbors for Nepal tickets available online

Tickets are now available online for the “Neighbors for Nepal” benefit to raise money for earthquake survivors in Nepal. It will run from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The benefit will feature an evening of food and music and also Nepali fashion […]

Rec Report: Acting and music aplenty at Veterans’ Memorial Theater

By Ajay Raj For the past 12 months, the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble has been planning the production of “Twelfth Night,” and for at least the past 12 days, the crew has been laboring to create the directors’ vision on the Veterans’ Memorial Theater stage. “Twelfth Night” is a staple in summer Shakespeare festivals. The shenanigans of “Twelfth Night” […]

Brown-bag lunch talk set on native ants

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is a half-acre garden on the UC Davis campus devoted exclusively to bee pollinator conservation and education. It offers free admission and is open every day from dawn to dusk. Although the garden was developed for bees, it is home to many other interesting insects. Among these are several species of ants […]

Lyme disease subverts immune system, prevents future protection

The bacteria that cause Lyme disease are able to trick an animal’s immune system into not launching a full-blown immune response or developing lasting immunity to the disease, report researchers at UC Davis. The discovery may explain why some human patients remain vulnerable to repeat infections by the same strain of bacteria, especially in regions […]

How rope and jam can help screen monkeys for disease

By Justin Cox A noninvasive technique involving strawberry jam and a piece of rope is helping surveillance for diseases that might jump from monkeys to humans, according to a study from UC Davis. The UCD One Health Institute’s PREDICT Project has been performing global disease surveillance for more than five years, but the logistics of screening […]