Monkey at UCD Primate Center suffers broken leg

The animal rights group Stop Animal Exploitation Now, a self-appointed monitor of U.S. research facilities, issued a news release on Wednesday complaining that UC Davis’ California National Primate Research Center caused “major injuries” to a macaque monkey and violated federal law. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent by SAEN, the organization said that […]

Contraband tobacco dumped in landfill

It didn’t exactly go up in smoke, but more than 30 tons of contraband cigarettes and tobacco products were destroyed nonetheless on Wednesday, dumped into the Yolo County Central Landfill and destined to be buried under layer upon layer of garbage and dirt.

The nearly $2 million worth of cigars, cigarillos, chewing tobacco and cigarettes were seized by the state Board of Equalization over the past 15 years — all of it confiscated due to unpaid state excise and sales taxes valued at more than $630,000 to the state.

‘Like’ this photo to land it on the cover

A photo submitted by the city of Davis Parks and Community Services Department is one of 12 finalists vying for the cover image of the July edition of Parks & Recreation magazine. “We are the only photo to make it from the entire state of California and would love to bring the honor home to our […]

Tandem Foundation grants support classroom programs

The Tandem Foundation — the philanthropic arm of Tandem Properties, which owns and manages multiple student-oriented apartment complexes in Davis — distributed $30,000 in grants to Davis teachers on Tuesday. The grants will support a wide variety of classroom programs. “The reason I think this is fun is that the grants go directly to the teacher who […]

Votes sought in Charity Paint Giveaway

Online voting has begun in the 2015 Brooks Painting Charity Paint Giveaway. The winner will receive up to $10,000 in free painting. Voters will choose from among the Yolo Family Service Agency, Elaine Roberts-Musser and the Yolo County YMCA. Votes may be cast at, where voters also can find more information about each finalist. […]

Physicians lobby removes opposition to aid-in-dying bill

The California Medical Association announced Wednesday it has become one of the first state medical associations in the nation to remove its historic opposition to physician aid-in-dying. With this announcement, the organization has now officially taken a neutral position on SB 128, The End of Life Option Act, co-authored by state Sens. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, […]

UCD Med Center hailed for quality care for stroke patients

The UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for using evidence-based guidelines that improve care and quality of life for stroke patients. The medical center received the 2015 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for consistently adhering to association-backed quality measures. UCD also made the Target: […]

Street Food Rodeo set at Westlake Plaza

A Street Food Rodeo is rolling back into Davis on Friday, May 29, featuring 10 food trucks from throughout the region. The event, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot at Westlake Plaza, 1260 Lake Blvd., also boasts live music by The Bottom Dwellers, Drake’s Brewing Beer Garden and a kids’ […]

Vanderhoef will sign copies of his book on May 31

Chancellor Emeritus Vanderhoef to sign “distinctly different” memoir at Avid Reader Chancellor Emeritus Larry Vanderhoef will sign copies of his new book — “Indelibly Davis: A Quarter-Century of UC Davis Stories … and Backstories” — from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “This lively […]

Firehouse Subs sales will benefit Yolo SPCA

On Wednesday, May 27, the portions at Firehouse Subs, one of Davis’ newest restaurants, will be even more generous. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the restaurant at 212 F St. downtown will raise funds for the programs of the Yolo County SPCA. “Bring your friends, family and roommates and enjoy some tasty sandwiches, all […]

Legal scholar explores British role in Palestine

Can the British government be sued for its actions in preventing the admission of Jews to pre-World War II Palestine? Tony Tanke, a Davis attorney and legal scholar, will explore this topic in his talk on “Jewish Legal Rights in The League of Nations: The British White Paper of 1939 and the Palestine Mandate” at […]

Sierra Club local leaders will meet

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet Thursday, May 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Alan Pryor, 2736 Brentwood Place, in South Davis. The agenda will include a presentation by Judy Corbett on the type of development projects that have been shown to be most beneficial for […]

Per Capita Davis: Our energy sources are getting cleaner

There’s so much going on it’s hard to know where to start. It seems that energy efficiency, renewables and sustainability are bursting out all over the globe. Consider the following recent developments. Bloomberg Business conducts an annual New Energy Finance summit, and at this year’s event presented an analysis that indicates the world has reached […]

Efforts underway to scrub spilled oil from California coast

GOLETA (AP) — Cleanup crews are preparing to fan out along a stretch of California coastline stained by crude oil that spilled from broken pipe and flowed into the ocean. Crew members from an environmental cleanup company were briefed early Wednesday and given boots, gloves, shovels and rakes. An estimated 21,000 gallons of crude flowed […]