HOLIDAYS3: A look at the hot toys for holiday 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Which toys will warm the hearts of parents and kids for the holiday 2015 shopping season? Holiday toys hit the shelves in recent weeks. And so far, just as in the past few years, there’s no single hot toy emerging. But anything “Star Wars,” life-like robotic pets and remote controlled toys […]

DHS hosts Financial Aid Workshop on Dec. 1

Davis High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend the high school’s annual Financial Aid Workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The workshop is designed to help students and parents understand the college financial aid process, learn about the many sources […]

Triumph over cancer through fitness

By Inessa Samusenko At just 21, “you have cancer” were the last words Eddie Salazar expected to hear. A fitness devotee, Salazar grew up spending more time at the gym than at home, and looked forward to his 20s as “the prime” years of his life, he said. Instead, a lymphoma diagnosis in 2012 launched […]

Davis businesses are ready for Shop Small Saturday

As more chain stores rush to move their Black Friday sales even earlier, opening on Thanksgiving Day, small businesses across the nation are saying no. When Michele Pellagrini of Sole Desire in Davis was asked whether her store would be open on Thanksgiving Day, her answer was a resounding “Never,” because she believes that is […]

Explorit Science Center: Membership drive features prizes

How would you like a little holiday gift from Explorit? A pair of tickets to the San Francisco Opera to see “Carmen”? Or maybe a maybe a tour of FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics or HM Clause international seed company? These are just a few of the lovely thank-you gifts you could be entered to win […]

Buick Regal offers all-wheel drive for wintry travel

The 2016 Buick Regal is a competent and nimble mid-size sedan with pretty appearance, quiet interior, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and — important for the approaching winter — all-wheel drive for surefooted travel. The four-door, five-passenger Regal also is relatively affordable, with a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, of $27,990 for a front-wheel drive […]

Help provide holiday baskets for pets of the homeless

For the 20th year, members of the public are invited to help provide a bit of holiday warmth and cheer for the dogs and cats of area homeless people. As they have for two decades, staff volunteers at UC Davis’ Veterinary Hospital are gathering monetary donations to help fill 130 holiday-wrapped boxes with pet toys, […]

For the record

A Woodland man’s molestation conviction this week involved one female victim, not four, as reported in a story Wednesday. The case involved testimony from four girls concerning crimes that occurred between June 2010 and June 2014, the District Attorney’s Office said.

Holiday parade, tree-lighting are Dec. 3

Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is coming fast! The 34th annual downtown Davis holiday parade and tree-lighting is slated next week — on Thursday, Dec. 3. The Children’s Candlelight Parade will step off at 6 p.m. from the parking lot at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. Participants are encouraged to walk or ride bicycles […]

Flyway Nights talk features Putah Creek’s nesting birds

Tales from the Putah Creek Nestbox Trail — a combined research, education and conservation program for cavity-nesting birds — will be shared at the December Flyway Nights lecture sponsored by the Yolo Basin Foundation. Melanie Truan and Bobby Walsh of UC Davis will share insights gleaned from 15 years of study, including findings on breeding […]

Handmade gifts galore can be found at Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair

Where can visitors combine holiday shopping, jazz, hot Filipino food, and a chance to dance away Thanksgiving pounds? At the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair, which provides art, food and jazz on Sunday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Central Park, Third and C streets. Square Tomatoes is run by instructors at the UC […]

California, a climate model for the world, has work to do at home

By Kate Galbraith CALmatters When Gov. Jerry Brown arrives in Paris next week for a major international conference on climate change, he will showcase one of the world’s most sweeping programs to cut greenhouse gas emissions. California has perhaps the most comprehensive cap-and-trade program in the world, setting a limit and a price for pollution […]

‘Super Cooper’ inspires children battling cancer

Cooper Cochran of Woodland waltzed into the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center pediatric infusion clinic with a broad smile and a big cardboard box. Sporting a Batman cape, the former leukemia patient had returned on his 7th birthday with reminders for the children undergoing treatments for cancer, sickle cell anemia and other childhood diseases. “Be […]