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Biomedical startup raises $1M toward revolutionizing anesthesia

As UC Davis professor and veterinarian Robert Brosnan headed toward the campus conference center one evening four years ago, he had one thing on his mind: knocking people out — both literally and figuratively. Over the next several days at the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy, Brosnan finally found […]

Nominate now for Huynh Memorial Awards

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission seeks nominations for this year’s Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Awards. The award was established to acknowledge the racially motivated stabbing death of high school student Thong Hy Huynh at Davis High School in 1983. “The Thong Hy Huynh Award honors individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in addressing […]

Free classes explore how addiction affects families

Community members are invited to a free three-part series exploring how addiction affects families. “Addiction and its Destructive Power in a Family” will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25. The free workshops are presented by the Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program. “An addiction destroys families as […]

Officials extend drought emergency

FRESNO (AP) — State water regulators voted to extend emergency conservation measures because of a drought, even though an increase in rain and snow this winter has improved California’s snowpack. But with the drought still severe, conservations efforts fell off in December. Officials said Tuesday that residents used 18 percent less water than in December […]

Local leaders take a stand for a sugar levy

Dumping 38 pounds of sugar from a ballot box, Davis political veterans gathered Monday in support of the proposed 1-cent-per-ounce-tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in the city. The ballot box, filled with the equivalent sugar consumed from drinking one soda a day for a year, was used as a message to support a trend-setting measure that would raise […]

Perfect equation: DHS senior aces AP exam

Davis High senior Matthew Cheung has posted a lofty achievement — acing the AP Calculus AB exam with a perfect score, one of only 12 students around the world to do so. A total of 302,531 students around the globe took the test.

Davis High Principal Will Brown said “Only 12 people in the world have done this; that’s really significant. Matthew’s tremendous accomplishment is a reflection of his hard work as well as of his teachers, family, friends and community. This happens when everyone is pulling together.”

Cheung took the AP test last May. AP tests are scored on a 5-point scale, where a 5 is equivalent to …

Bob Dunning: How will we tell the pitchers from the belly itchers?

As much as I appreciate good sportsmanship when I see it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone try to legislate it. Until now. Turns out the folks at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association are about to ban the First Amendment, at least at high school sporting events, by prohibiting the use of certain words […]

Citywide soda tax gets the ax

Two taxes were axed at Tuesday night’s Davis City Council meeting, seeing an end to discussions to place a 1-cent-per-ounce soda tax and marijuana taxes on the June 7 ballot. A 2-percent increase in the transient occupancy tax on hotel guests and a $50-per-parcel tax remain on the table. The council voted 3-2 — with Councilman Brett […]

School district, law enforcement offer advice on sexting, cyberbullying

Concerns about sexting and cyberbullying among Davis students have prompted a couple of community conversations in recent weeks. Dozens of parents participated in discussions about sexting at a recent Parent Engagement Night hosted by the school district, and about 75 people turned out for a forum at Davis High School on Monday evening. There they heard […]

Davis apartment manager accused of stealing tenants’ identities

The manager of an East Davis apartment complex is accused of using his position to commit identity theft, using the personal information of some of the tenants he managed. William Raymond Stanley Jr., 30, was arrested last Thursday following a search of his residence at the Tuscany Villas Apartments, 2526 E. Eighth St., where Davis […]

CHP nabs attempted murder suspect during traffic stop

What began as a routine traffic stop north of Woodland this week resulted in an attempted murder suspect being taken off the streets, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday. Lance Bernard Jett was arrested at about 1:30 p.m. Monday after a CHP officer stopped him for speeding on Interstate 5 near County Road 95. Officer […]

Police arrest suspect in Davis rape attempt

The suspect in a Davis sexual assault attempt was taken into custody Monday night after spending more than two months at large, police said. Brandon Allan Clark, 32, is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in connection with the alleged assault, which police say occurred Nov. 21 at an Olive Drive storage unit […]

Assembly candidates line up endorsements

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFSCME Council 57, has announced its endorsement of Don Saylor for the 4th Assembly District. “Don Saylor will fight for working families across the state,” said Cynthia McCabe, council president. “He has a proven track record of getting things done and we need legislators like him […]

Saylor, Dodd hold fundraising edge in 2016 campaigns

Davis Mayor Dan Wolk raked in more contributions during the last calendar year than either of his two opponents for the state Assembly, but Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor entered 2016 with the largest war chest thanks to funds available from previous supervisorial campaigns. Saylor, Wolk and Winters Mayor Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, are seeking election to […]

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