UCD scientists: Judge GMO food animals by product, not process

In a world with a burgeoning demand for meat, milk and eggs, regulatory policies around the use of biotechnologies in agriculture need to be based on the safety and attributes of those foods rather than on the methods used to produce them, said a UC Davis animal scientist. In a review paper titled “Animal Agriculture […]

Holiday tunes sing-along set Wednesday

All are welcome at the monthly sing-along from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Davis Senior Center , 646 A St. Those gathered will sing holiday songs to accompaniment by pianist Sharon Cuthbertson; the words and music are projected on a large screen. For more information, call the Senior Center at 530-757-5696.

UCD whistleblower gets $1.7M settlement

A whistleblower-retaliation lawsuit by former UC Davis employee Janet Keyzer, which seemingly was resolved in August 2014 after a jury awarded her $730,000, was finally put to rest last week when the University of California withdrew its appeal of the verdict and paid Keyzer nearly $1.7 million. According to a news release from Keyzer’s attorney, Mary-Alice […]

Thanksgiving travel day expanded

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An expanded version of America’s annual Thanksgiving travel saga was under way Wednesday with gas prices low and terrorism fears high. An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend, according to the motoring […]

Prayer vigil sets stage for Paris climate talks

All are invited to an interfaith prayer vigil in support of the United Nations’ Global Climate Summit at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 1701 Russell Blvd. in West Davis. A total of 40,000 delegates from 190 countries are meeting in Paris next week to reach a global climate agreement on […]

Lawsuit alleges mentoring program ignored ‘red-flag’ warnings

One of five young boys molested by an Esparto man over a five-year time span has filed a civil lawsuit against the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America corporation and several of its Northern California chapters, alleging that the youth mentoring organization ignored multiple “red flag” warnings of possible pedophilia. Cristan James Rooms, 33, is serving […]

Arrest made for Woodland stabbings

Woodland police arrested a 57-year-old man Tuesday in connection with a stabbing incident Saturday that left the suspect and two other men hospitalized. Dennis Rose was booked into the Yolo County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and battery causing great bodily injury, Sgt. Brett Hancock said. The stabbings were reported shortly before 1 p.m. […]

Woodland man convicted of child molestation

A Yolo County jury has convicted a Woodland man of molestation, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Daniel West, 49, was found guilty Monday of three felony child molestation counts in connection with the acts involving one female victim, which prosecutors said occurred between June 2010 and July 2014. West was arrested in […]

Davis police investigate pair of robberies

Davis police say the same suspects may be to blame for a pair of robberies that occurred early Saturday morning. Lt. Paul Doroshov reported Tuesday that two women were robbed of their purses at about 3 a.m. in the area of Fifth and L streets in Old East Davis, where they were surrounded by three […]

Learn international folk dancing at Arts Center

The Davis Arts Center offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. The basic format of the class is simple: warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. The class is suitable for beginning through advanced students. After class, dancing […]

Farman to receive Brinley Award for community service

Moving around a lot can be tough on a kid. Just ask Cathy Farman. She attended eight different schools between sixth grade and her sophomore year of high school, only landing at Davis High after her family moved here when she was in 10th grade. It was, she said, “a wonderful place to stay in one place […]

Susan and Reed Youmans named Citizens of the Year

Join the fun What: The Covell and Brinley awards will be presented publicly at the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s 111th Installation Gala When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 Where: ARC Ballroom, UC Davis Tickets: $100 each; visit www.davischamber.com, stop by 603 Third St. or call 530-756-5160 This year’s Covell Award winners are Reed and Susan Youmans, […]

Hard-working UC Davis athletes help the needy

With almost 100 UC Davis athletes serving as hosts, more than two dozen area homeless people were given a little tender, loving care on Sunday.

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner came early for the region’s less fortunate as turkey and all the trimmings were served at Davis Community Church.

Members of UCD’s Athletes in Action and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee provided the setting, working weeks before to get the word out to transients and less-fortunate families that the holidays were being celebrated once again.

Bob Dunning: Native son a great choice for police chief

SMART DECISION … trust me, the city of Davis one day will look back on the naming of Darren Pytel as chief of police and realize it was one of the smartest hires it ever made … Darren, a native son of this great town, has devoted his entire adult life to Davis, working his […]