Talk examines genetic tie to breast cancer

Donna Walgenbach will present “Genetics and Breast Cancer” at a free educational program of the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund on Monday, Aug. 10. Walgenbach is a genetic counselor at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and the department of obstetrics and gynecology. She will present information on how genetic information affects determination of […]

Kids can learn outdoor safety tips

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuleyome’s Home Place Adventure program will host an outdoor safety event for youths at Conaway Ranch in Woodland. Participants will play games and learn what to do if they’re lost outdoors. Kaye Hall, author of “Stop and Stay Put: A Guide to Safer Adventures Outdoors,” will demonstrate how she […]

‘Closed’ sign is up at UC Davis reserve

UC Davis’ Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve and its trails are closed to the public until further notice, the result of the Wragg fire that swept through much of the reserve last week.

The 576-acre reserve off of Highway 128 near Lake Berryessa was almost the first thing in the wildfire’s path as the flames moved south and east from the lake’s southern tip, starting in midafternoon on July 22. Early on, firefighters set a backfire on the canyon floor.

City launches summer street repairs

Those jarring rides over Davis potholes soon may be a thing of the past in some parts of town, thanks to street repairs announced Wednesday by the city of Davis. Streets and bike paths were selected for repair based on their current condition, a city spokeswoman said. For this phase of roadwork, collector and arterial streets were […]

Yolo GOP hosts debate-watching party

The Yolo County Republican Central Committee invites local residents to watch the televised Republican candidates debate on Thursday, Aug. 6, at Vince’s Mexican Restaurant, 140 W. Main St. in Woodland. The debate begins at 6 p.m. but attendees are encouraged to arrive early for the no-host food and drink party. Those who attend will have the […]

Wragg fire flare-up triggers new evacuations

A flare-up in the week-old Wragg fire near Lake Berryessa prompted another round of home evacuations Tuesday as firefighting crews added triple-digit temperatures and windy conditions to their challenges. The flare-up in Wildhorse Canyon, on the blaze’s south side, brought the fire’s total acreage to roughly 7,100 acres as of this morning, though the California Department […]

Bob Dunning: Creative campaigning, Assembly-style

When I announced my candidacy last week for a variety of elected positions, especially Bill Dodd’s barely warm California Assembly seat, I was completely unprepared for the outpouring of support that would come my way. As I understand it, campaign advisers to both Dan Wolk and Don Saylor are in serious discussions over whether to […]

Man cited for assault on motorcyclist

The random assault of a motorcyclist led to the arrest of a Davis man early Tuesday morning, police said. Lt. Ton Phan said the incident occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m. at Fifth and L streets as the victim sat on his motorcycle. The suspect then fled, but drove by the area later as the victim […]

Old North Davis joins parking lawsuit against city

A lawsuit against the city about allowing a single disabled parking space got a whole lot more interesting Monday. Local attorney Michael Harrington is fighting the city over a decision he says in court documents could set a precedent for commercialization of his residential neighborhood, and the Old North Davis Neighborhood Association has just joined […]

Supervisors express doubts over need for medical marijuana ordinance

WOODLAND — Yolo County doesn’t appear likely to limit outdoor medical marijuana cultivation any time soon. A majority of county supervisors on Tuesday showed little inclination to follow the lead of other California jurisdictions — including Sacramento County and the city of West Sacramento — which have passed outright bans on outdoor cultivation or placed limits on […]

FFA pig beaten on Davis High campus

Davis police are investigating the apparent weekend abuse of a Future Farmers of America pig on the Davis High School campus. Lt. Ton Phan said a Davis High teacher arrived at the campus on Sunday morning to discover the pig had been beaten sometime during the night, suffering several open-wound abrasions to its backside. No […]

Aggie athletes on screen: How many do you know?

While UC Davis sports fans can recall seeing Aggie alums playing in the Olympic Games, the World Series and the Super Bowl, many may not realize how often UCD athletes have shown up on their screens for other reasons.

Check out this list of 11 former UC Davis student-athletes who have appeared in television and movies. They once walked the same halls and pedaled along the same bike paths we all have. How many have you seen — whether you knew they were from Davis or not?

Blue Devils celebrate 50 years

Members of the Davis High School Class of 1965 gather under a tribute to their 50th reunion on the marquee at the Varsity Theatre last weekend as part of their three-day celebration. The festivities began with an informal gathering Friday evening at The Graduate. On Saturday, many classmates toured downtown to visit old haunts like the Varsity, […]

Documentary play will benefit Empower Yolo

Learn more What: “SEVEN: the Play,” a documentary about seven female human rights advocates, to benefit Empower Yolo and the International Rescue Committee When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: On sale starting Saturday at http://empoweryolo.org/seven Tickets go on sale Saturday for “SEVEN: the Play,” the story of […]