Sweet turns sticky in lawsuit over strawberries

A lawsuit against UC Davis by the California Strawberry Commission will move forward, ruled Alameda Superiror Court Judge George Hernandez last week. The commission is suing the university over concerns about the departure of two top strawberry researchers and the future of its strawberry breeding program. The university had sought a dismissal of the case. Lead […]

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UCD student drowns in Putah Creek

What began as a leisurely raft ride along Putah Creek turned tragic Sunday when a 20-year-old UC Davis student drowned after she and a friend encountered unexpected rough waters, officials said Monday. Lisa Sayaka Nakamaru, a junior from Torrance majoring in political science, fell into the creek along with her friend when their raft overturned […]

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Neighborhood fun

Sunday’s ninth annual Davis Neighbors’ Night Out on Sunday, Oct. 12, was a get-to-know-you event to build a sense of connection and safety among residents. Neighborhoods around the city, 142 of them, threw parties between noon and 7 p.m., with visits from city officials, police, firefighters and various UC Davis representatives to brighten up the festivities. 14neighbors1W […]

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Davis fight leads to assault, battery arrests

Two Sacramento men are facing criminal charges following an altercation on Russell Boulevard early Sunday morning, Davis police said. Lt. Tom Waltz said the suspects were talking with a woman near Miller Drive shortly before 3 a.m. when they exchanged words with two other men who were walking by. One of the suspects, who was […]

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Join Sunder for dinner

School Board candidate Madhavi Sunder, joined by her team of parent volunteers, will gather at for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, hosted by Laurie Loving and Robin Frank, at N Street Cohousing, 716 N St. RSVP at [email protected] To learn more about Sunder, follow her at Facebook.com/SunderForSchoolBoard and visit her website at SunderForSchools.org.

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Cyclists hurt when struck by cars

Two bicyclists sustained minor injuries Sunday after being struck by vehicles, according to Davis police reports. Police are still seeking the driver in one of the incidents, which occurred at about 4:10 p.m. when the motorist making a left turn from westbound Eighth Street near F Street struck the eastbound cyclist, causing minor injuries to […]

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Davis police investigate sexual assault

A 20-year-old woman reported being the victim of a sexual assault early Sunday morning, Davis police said. According to Lt. Tom Waltz, the woman was walking in the area of Russell Boulevard and Oak Avenue shortly before 4 a.m. when a man driving a silver or light-colored Mercedes Benz pulled over and offered her a […]

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Yolo DA hosts 7th annual fraud awareness fair

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office will host the seventh annual Yolo-Sacramento County Fraud Awareness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 W. Capitol Ave. This free event is an opportunity for members of the community to learn how to recognize, avoid and report the latest […]

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Circle of Bees aims to make beekeeping easy for Davis

Something’s abuzz in Davis back yards. Christian Coulon, a Davis resident, works as a Web-page designer for UC Davis by day, but spends the rest of his time building beehives for his group Circle of Bees. A self-described “science dork kid,” Coulon has been fascinated by bees since he was young. In 2009, Coulon fell […]

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Girl Scout pushes for breast cancer education

A little over a year ago, the Girl Scouts in Davis Troop 1765 asked Ann Murray Paige to come speak to them about breast cancer. Paige, who had been an advocate and inspiration for women with breast cancer pretty much since her own diagnosis a decade earlier, told the girls that she discovered her cancer […]

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Sutter farmers market open Thursday

Farm-fresh, local food products — produce, baked goods, honey, produce, eggs, extra virgin olive oil and olive oil beauty products — are the stars at Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market, now year-round on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is at the hospital’s shade-covered entrance at 2000 Sutter Place with plenty of free parking. Market offerings […]

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Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Kimo Sabi (129177), a 3-month-old, male, black-and-white domestic shorthair cat. Also hoping for a good home is Nikki (116587), a 2-year-old tan female Chihuahua. Fees are charged for licensing. The shelter is […]

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Gender diversity associated with higher revenue and profits

While women hold only one in eight of the executive and board positions in California’s top 400 public companies, an annual UC Davis, study shows incremental progress — the percentage of women in these top decision-making posts has increased, and the number of companies with no women executives and board directors at all is dropping. […]

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Genealogy club looks at social media

The Davis Genealogy Club invites the public to attend the free presentation on “Facebook for Genealogists”  at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Speaker Marna Ambroselli is adept at using Facebook to further her family history research and will share her secrets. While you may have found an old classmate or cousin using […]

October 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly