Need a new best friend?

Splash is a 9-month-old spayed female blue merle Catahoula leopard dog. She’s gorgeous, with one blue and one brown eye. Splash is full of fun, plays well with other dogs and loves people of all ages. Beth is a 3-year-old spayed female German shepherd. She had an accident when she was a pup and had to have a leg […]

December 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rib Feed helps Aquadarts float

Dive in and join the fun on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. for the first Finger Lickin’ Fin Kickin’ Rib Feed benefiting the Davis Aquadarts. Guests at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., will enjoy all-you-can-eat barbecued ribs and chicken along with salad and other delicious goodies. Tickets are $45 and may […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

FDA targets antibiotics in meat

By Stacy Finz The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that it will begin curbing the use of some medically important antibiotics commonly fed to animals to fatten them for market, a policy change that could significantly affect both the livestock industry and human health. Until now, politicians, scientists and consumer groups have tried to […]

December 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Learn about lichens at UCD workshop

Come learn about the special world of lichens — organisms that are part-fungus, part-alga — on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity. This beginning lichen identification workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be taught by lichen admirer and enthusiast Pam Kirkbride. She has been interested […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Blood clots absorb toxin, UCD researchers find

Blood clots play an unexpected role in protecting the body from the deadly effects of bacteria by absorbing bacterial toxins, UC Davis researchers have found. “It’s a significant addition to the short list of defenses that animals use to protect themselves against toxin-induced sepsis,” said Peter Armstrong, professor of molecular and cellular biology at UC […]

December 24, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Donations sought for pets of homeless

If pets of the needy and homeless in our region could write to Santa, their wish list might include a new sweater or coat to ward off winter’s chill. Community members have an opportunity to help Santa deliver on those wishes through the Mercer Clinic holiday pet basket drive, annually coordinated by a team of […]

December 13, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Researchers take aim at fruit pest

The spotted wing drosophila, a major pest that targets berries and cherries and other fruits in the United States, Canada and Europe, is itself being targeted, thanks to groundbreaking genome sequencing at UC Davis and a public-access Web portal hosted at Oregon State University. The work is expected to accelerate basic and applied research, leading […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Writing Buddies needed for next year

The second session of Writing Buddies at Montgomery Elementary School in South Davis begins in early January. The program pairs adult volunteers one on one with third-graders to write stories. Each week for five weeks, both volunteers and schoolchildren write a story inspired by picture books that teacher Marsha Raney reads to her class. A […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Lots of ways to give to science center this season

Calling all talented craftspeople, scientists and artists! Have you been looking for a way to share your special skill with the public? Then look no further; Explorit Science Center would like to invite you to consider sharing that talent to inspire future generations of scientists, musicians and artists. We’d like to host public mini weekend workshops, […]

December 13, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

‘Winter Wildlife Photography’ presentation slated

The next meeting of the Photography Club of Davis will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Noted wildlife photographer Clyde Elmore will present “Winter Wildlife Photography” and take questions after his presentation, which is free and open to the public. For […]

December 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Man arrested after confrontation with deputy

A West Sacramento man was arrested on resisting charges Tuesday following a confrontation with a Yolo County sheriff’s deputy in Woodland, officials said. The incident occurred at 11:45 a.m. at First and Court streets, where authorities said 34-year-old Arthur Lee Foster intentionally ran his bicycle into the deputy’s vehicle, then continued riding while ignoring the […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

U.S. stockpiles jump in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies boosted their stockpiles at the fastest rate in nine months in October as their sales grew. The gain in restocking indicates businesses anticipated a healthy holiday shopping season. Business inventories increased 0.7 percent in October, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That follows a 0.6 percent gain in September. Sales rose […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

House Republicans get behind budget agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship in Washington and ease automatic budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies for a second straight year. At the same time, President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are praising […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Winters murder suspect due in Nevada court

The suspect in a Winters homicide was due to appear in a Clark County, Nev., courtroom this morning to answer to charges of being a fugitive, and to begin the process of extraditing him back to Yolo County. William Carl Gardner III, 30, has been in custody at the Clark County Detention Center since his […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,