Bill to strengthen safety in nursing homes advances

A bill by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, targeting slow, cursory or incomplete investigations of suspected abuse in long-term health care facilities received unanimous support Monday from the Assembly Committee on Health. AB 1816 would establish timelines and procedures for completing an investigation into alleged abuse in a long-term care facility. “I am pleased that we are […]

April 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Older adults gather for discussion

The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, welcomes readers to the ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group on Thursday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group will meet in the Blanchard Room. The discussion group meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the […]

April 08, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Gallery greeters sought at the Pence

The Pence Gallery is holding a coffee to talk to interested adults who would like to volunteer as gallery greeters. The greeters welcome visitors, help with processing gift shop sales and watch the gallery during open hours for 2 1/2 hours a month. Training will be provided. The coffee will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Orchard Park plans a closing ceremony

All current and former residents of the Orchard Park student family housing community at UC Davis are welcome to join a celebration of the past 50 years. The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at the Orchard Park community center. Orchard Park is scheduled to be demolished this year. “At this final closing […]

May 27, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Snowpack survey points to tough summer

FRESNO (AP) — The Sierra snowpack in drought-stricken California measured at 32 percent of normal Tuesday at a time of year when it’s supposed to be at its peak, the state’s Department of Water Resources announced. Even the storms dousing Northern California through Wednesday morning are expected to spell little relief this coming summer for […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

High court voids overall contribution limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. The justices said in a 5-4 vote that Americans have a right to give the legal maximum to candidates for Congress and president, […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Robb Davis leads council race for the biggest war chest

Learn more What: City Council candidates debate, sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce PAC When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. today Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The results of early financial reports for City Council candidates show how the five competitors for two council seats are shaping up, and Robb Davis is taking an early lead […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: PG&E takeover makes many uneasy

POWER TO THE PEOPLE … if you are just a bit uneasy about our cash-strapped city’s million-dollar feasibility study concerning the public takeover of PG&E, you are not alone … reading the front page of the paper can be downright confusing these days … on the one hand, the city is apparently rolling in cash […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Project Runway celeb brings cutting-edge fashion for a good cause

Forget your Prada. Pack away your Armani. Come “Yolo County style” and enjoy an evening with fashion designer and Project Runway contestant Timothy Westbrook as he brings his high energy and creative artistry to the Yolo County Children’s Alliance’s fifth annual fashion show Thursday. The “Project Prevention” event begins at 6 p.m. in the West […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wolk fundraising picks up; Dodd lapping field

Money keeps flowing to wine country legislative candidate Bill Dodd — and he’s storing plenty in the cellar. The Napa County supervisor raised $58,227 between Jan. 1 and March 17 in his quest to win the 4th District Assembly seat. He ended the reporting period with $527,942 on hand. Dodd, D-Napa, is facing four Yolo […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,