Foundation supports Woodland Healthcare with $1.1 million

Expectant mothers and fathers, patients in the emergency department, and children with asthma are among those who are benefiting from $1.1 million in support for Woodland Healthcare recently approved by the Woodland Healthcare Foundation’s board of trustees. The foundation’s donors make possible advanced medical technology, facility enhancements and clinical personnel who serve both inpatients and outpatients. Woodland […]

August 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

CreekSpeak talk features a fish tale

“Trout on the Rise — Rehabilitation, Restoration and Recreation in the Interdam Reach” is the subject of the next CreekSpeak talk hosted by the Putah Creek Council. Presenter Steve Karr will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Karr, chairman of […]

August 13, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Workshop helps tune up the aging brain

As we grow older, we may notice changes to our mental fitness and driving ability. In a three-hour workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Department of Motor Vehicles and the Davis Senior Center, participants will learn strategies to help them achieve a healthy body and healthy brain, and prolong their driving independence. The free workshop will […]

August 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD finds young migrant workers are easily exploited

By Alex Russell Young migrants who come illegally to the United States to support families in their home countries face exploitation, poverty and marginalization, partly because they are not protected by law and lack parental guidance, according to a new policy brief released by the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis. “They come to the […]

August 13, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Life in the slow lane: A kid’s mistakes do not need to define a parent

Sometimes it seems as if there is an energy buzzing around parenting that feels like pressure to have children who are on the winning teams, get fantastic grades and get into the “best” colleges. Before we even become parents, we often have a story about what we picture for our kids. It feels like we […]

August 13, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Dear diary — Confessions from a king-size bed

Did you know that July 26 was national “Take Care of Your Own Self Day?” Well, it might not be a national day yet, but it should be. The day actually is rooted in the purchase of a new bed. After 23-plus years of marriage, I finally convinced my husband to agree to a king-size […]

August 20, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged

Police: Report of gunshot unfounded

Reports of a gunshot — which later turned out to be unfounded — sent both police and firefighters to a South Davis neighborhood Monday afternoon. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the report was made shortly before 3:30 p.m. from a resident in the 5000 block of Veranda Terrace who heard what was believed to be a […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Iraqi PM tells army to keep out of politics

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s incumbent prime minister ordered the security forces on Tuesday not intervene in the current political crisis over who will be the next prime minister, amid fears that he might go to any lengths to stay in power. Nouri al-Maliki urged army, police and security forces in statement to stay out of […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Robin Williams, gushing comic and Oscar winner, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — He was the funniest guy in the room, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of frenetic energy and seemingly endless good humor resided demons so dark they could push Robin Williams to suicide. It was no secret that the Oscar-winning […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Brown, Dems closing in on water bond deal

By Fenit Nirappil SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders said Monday they are closing in on a deal to overhaul a water bond on the November ballot, but their replacement plan still needs support from Republicans. Both houses of the Legislature voted Monday to extend the deadline for printing voter pamphlets, […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Dog-neglect case goes back to investigators

More work must be done before the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office determines whether to file criminal charges in connection with last month’s discovery of dead and allegedly malnourished dogs at Rottweiler rescue operation in rural Davis. Prosecutors received the case last week, but on Monday posted on its high-profile case website that the matter […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: A night the kids will never forget

Aboard the Coast Starlight Northbound As our kids get older and begin to question the existence of the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and even the Jolly Old Man himself, it gets harder and harder to surprise them completely. But it’s still worth a try, and our latest attempt appears to have been successful. Only […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Fifth St. project takes shape, without major issues

Mass confusion, no. Some confusion, yes.

Recent changes to the configuration of Fifth Street have yielded mostly positive results in the flow of traffic, with completely anecdotal observations the past few days at morning, afternoon and evening times.

But city officials are waiting for temporary striping to be finished before they launch any investigation into the science that will be monitoring the real-world effects of the changes.

The project is scheduled to be finished sometime next week, due to short delays in contractor staffing and mix-ups with orders for equipment that pushed back the timeline in the past, city staff said.

Dead in the water: Fish at UCD Arboretum affected by algae

Dead fish — as many as 100 — have turned up on the banks of Putah Creek in the UC Davis Arboretum. The situation has left many people wondering if there’s a link to the aerial insecticide spraying that was done last week to control for mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. “It’s more a function of […]

August 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,