Judge rules Alzheimer’s project belongs to UC San Diego

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ruled that control of a landmark project on Alzheimer’s disease belongs to UC San Diego — handing the school a major victory in its lawsuit against the University of Southern California. UCSD sued after Alzheimer’s researcher Dr. Paul Aisen and other employees defected to USC last month. The lawsuit […]

Former Davis Police Department K-9 Atto dies

Davis police lost a beloved member of their department Friday night with the death of former police dog Atto. Atto, 12, retired in May 2011 after a six-year career with the department, and lived out his retirement with his longtime handler, Officer Justin Raymond, and his family. “He loved living with (them),” said Davis police Sgt. […]

Girl Scouts help out

Three members of Girl Scout Troop 2070 in Davis — from left, Mara Bledsoe, Karina Li and Juliet Gee — earned their Girl Scout Bronze Award by volunteering last week as classroom aides for the migrant summer school program at Montgomery Elementary School. The program benefits the children of migrant families who work in Yolo […]

At the Pond: Fall migration is happening already

Want to see shorebirds? Gazillions are passing through now as fall migration has begun. Go to any areas with water for wading and you will see them — the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, the Woodland water treatment plant, the city of Davis wetlands, Lake Solano … Steve Hampton, a super birder, reported in mid-month seeing thousands […]

Pedro party will benefit Yolo Hospice

A pedro party to raise funds for Yolo Hospice patient services is planned for Saturday, Aug. 1, hosted by the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26. Doors at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland, will open at 11 a.m. and there will be a sandwich lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tournament play […]

UC Davis Humphrey Fellows host global forum

This year’s first Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Global Forum will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the International House, 10 College Park, Davis. The Humphrey Program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Eurasia to the United States for a year of […]

UCD nursing school getting new building

Leaders of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis have announced plans to construct a new education building in Sacramento. Betty Irene Moore Hall will be the fourth structure in the educational core of the campus and will house graduate programs of the School of Nursing, as well as support interprofessional education […]

UC mandates training, additional measures to address sexual violence

The University of California announced on Thursday that it will take steps to respond to and prevent sexual violence on campuses, including mandatory training for all students, standardized investigation and student adjudication processes, and more support for students responding to charges. In an update to the UC Board of Regents, senior Vice President and Chief Compliance […]

Got bikes? Donate ‘em!

Local residents are invited to donate serviceable adult-sized bikes, trailers, children’s seats, locks and pumps to The Bike Campaign, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing car trips to school while getting more people safely on bikes. “Your bikes can change the lives of families in need in our community,” says organizer Maria Tebbutt of Davis. To […]

Could D.C. yank funding for Davis over immigrants?

Davis’ status as a sanctuary city might place it in some hot federal water, scalding enough to prevent federal dollars from reaching city coffers. Following the recent shooting of a San Francisco woman by an undocumented man shortly after he was released from jail, congressional Republicans have taken aim at so-called sanctuary cities like Davis. […]

Supervisors consider limits on outdoor medical marijuana cultivation

For nearly two decades, ever since voters enacted Proposition 215 in 1996, Californians have been able to purchase and use marijuana for certain medical purposes. But who can grow it, where and how, remains up to local jurisdictions to decide. The state Supreme Court has ruled that neither the 1996 law nor subsequent legislation limits […]

Summer Bible camp goes on despite vandalism

Overnight vandalism at a church summer camp in Davis did little to stop determined camp counselors last week, who worked through the early hours of the morning Wednesday to repair the damage and open camp as usual. The vandalism took place at University Covenant Church, home to an annual weeklong summer Bible camp for children, […]

Bob Dunning: We’re saving water, but should we drink it?

When I left town with my family for a brief vacation to the wilds of western Canada earlier this month, I thought everything was under control. We’d just had an oil change on our aging Honda Odyssey, bills had been paid as much as possible, arrangements had been made for the newspaper and the mail […]

YCCC opens farm stand Monday night

Organically grown produce — tended and harvested by participants in the Yolo Community Care Continuum’s Farm-to-Mouth program — will be sold at a farm stand from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 27. The stand will be at The Farmhouse, 24321 County Road 96, west of Davis. To reach the stand, head west on Covell Boulevard, […]