Osteoporosis screening not benefiting the right population

Many of those who should get it, don’t. And many of those who shouldn’t, do. That’s the story of a common screening test for osteoporosis, according to new research from UC Davis Health System. The study, published online Tuesday in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, found that screening rates increased sharply among women at […]

UCD Med Center rated among high performers

New U.S. News & World Report hospital ratings for five common procedures and conditions show that UC Davis Medical Center is a “high performer” for heart bypass surgery, hip replacements, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and meets expected standards of care for knee replacements. The Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings were created […]

DWR offers free disposal of ‘sharps’ waste

In Davis, all recyclables are hand-sorted by Davis Waste Removal employees. Workers pull out plastic bottles, cans, tin foil and other materials that pass by on a conveyor belt. Occasional garbage waste is also pulled out, and every now and then, workers come across something more troublesome: used syringes. To allow an easy and safe disposal […]

Sixth-grade party tickets on sale now

The end of the school year nears and with it comes the much-anticipated sixth-grade graduation party, hosted by the city of Davis. The vent will take place on Thursday, June 11, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St.. All recently graduated sixth-graders are welcome at the party, which continues […]

Adventurers, entertainers sought for Silk Road fair

On Sunday, June 7, the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair will celebrate the Silk Road — the trade route where “Western barbarians” met “heathen idolaters” and exchanged problems, products, art and ideas. Stations representing Venice, Isfahan, Benares and Chang-an will be set up at the fair site in Central Park. Organizers are looking for dancers, musicians […]

Lavender harvest to be celebrated at Capay festival

The Cache Creek Lavender Festival will celebrate the beginning of lavender harvest when the fields in the Capay Valley are starting to bloom. It will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, at Cache Creek Lavender Farm, 3430 Madrone St. in Rumsey. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission is free. […]

Monthly discussion focuses on ‘Care Planning’

“Care Planning: Future Planning for You or a Loved One,” will be the topic of discussion at the new monthly series, “Let’s Talk.” It will be held Tuesday, May 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Peggy Phelps, a resource specialist with Dignity […]

All are welcome at solar-cooking potluck

All are welcome at the Davis Solar Cookers potluck starting at 11 a.m. Saturday in Central Park, near the Davis Farmers Market. A solar cooking class also will begin at 11 a.m. While the food is cooking, members of the Davis Permaculture Guild will discuss backyard chickens at 11:30 a.m. An eco-kids activity will keep the […]

Orientation offered at Davis Media Access

Davis Media Access offers a free orientation to its programs and services each month. This next general orientation will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the media center, 1623 Fifth St. in Davis. DMA Production Manager Jeff Shaw will provide an overview of DMA’s services, and information about internships as well […]

Dodd will speak in Davis as part of ‘Solutions’ series

Assemblyman Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will visit The Avid Reader on Wednesday, May 27, as part of the bookstore’s ongoing public policy series, “Solutions.” He will speak from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 617 Second St. The event is free and open to the public. Dodd was elected last November to represent California’s 4th Assembly District, which […]

Explorit celebrates women in science with upcoming events

By Anne Hance and Lisa Justice On Wednesday, May 27, Explorit and the American Association of University Women will host a relaxed evening for girls and their parents and friends to meet women in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math). Join us for pizza at 6:30 p.m., then career stories and questions at 7 […]

Volunteers clean up thousands of gallons of oil

GOLETA (AP) — More than 6,000 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. Up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked from the ruptured pipeline Tuesday, and […]

Water cuts move to senior rights-holders

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California farmers who hold rights to water that date as far back as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the country’s most productive agricultural state. After telling cities and towns to slash use by […]

Bob Dunning: Pointless point-after gets an overhaul

Apparently not satisfied with a product millions of sports fans treasure, National Football League owners decided this week to change the rules of what has become the national pastime. Although there was no demand for this change from the NFL’s millions of dedicated fans, the owners nevertheless decided that a point after touchdown kick from […]