For the record

Wednesday’s story about the East Covell Corridor Plan should have said the city made a commitment to evaluating a bicycle/pedestrian undercrossing of Covell Boulevard east of The Cannery project.

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Yolo bench needs a few good women

HERE COMES THE JUDGE … looking at the number of male faces on the glossy mailer that arrived in my East Davis mailbox promoting Janene Beronio for Yolo Superior Court Judge, I was struck with the thought that this court needs a little affirmative action when it comes to the battle of the sexes … […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Police use Taser to subdue man downtown

A crowd formed around handcuffed Dennis Lee Galbreath on Thursday morning as he yelled “My heart!” and was pinned to the ground by police officers in busy downtown Davis. Galbreath was apprehended by police, who used a Taser, about 11 a.m. in the city parking lot in front of Davis Ace Hardware’s garden center. He […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Auburn Symphony to give Mother’s Day concert at Mondavi

The Auburn Symphony will present a special Mother’s Day concert at the Mondavi Center at 3 p.m. Sunday. Featured will be young Russian-born pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski, who will be the soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Soukhovetski began his studies in Moscow and then came to the United States to study […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Interim city manager is skilled at dealing with fiscal crisis

Davis’ new interim city manager, Gene Rogers, has an extensive résumé that runs a gamut of fiscal crisis and different flavors of local governments. From Moreno Valley in Southern California to the Monterey County Resources Management Agency to the city of Coachella, Rogers has weathered his fair share of local government challenges. “There’s nothing fun […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Stress hinders wound healing, researchers find

The stress hormone epinephrine — the source of the “fight-or-flight” response — also heightens stresses at the cellular level, inhibiting wound healing, UC Davis researchers have found. The research has potentially important implications for the development of new treatments for chronic nonhealing wounds, conditions that affect more than 5 million Americans. “We have discovered that the […]

May 15, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Spock is a movie star-handsome, 2-year-old, neutered male purebred white German shepherd who’s a very friendly boy and gets along well with people of all ages. He’s full of fun and would make a great jogging or hiking buddy. Shepherds are easy to train and eager to please. Vichi is an adorable 1-year-old spayed female West Highlands white terrier […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lieutenant governor visits Korematsu class

The fourth-grade students in teacher Cheri Olmstead’s classroom at Korematsu Elementary hosted a special guest on Wednesday morning — Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who came over from Sacramento to chat about topics ranging from acid rain to the pupils’ college plans.

Olmstead tapped a family connection to bring in her celebrity guest; her daughter, Tracy Austin, is involved with Newsom’s current re-election campaign.

Korematsu has earned a reputation for paying particular attention to social justice issues. The school is named for Fred T. Korematsu, who waged a long legal challenge to …

UCD’s bee garden celebrates National Public Gardens Day

Check it out According to garden manager Christine Casey, these are some of the five easiest-to-grow and tastiest-to-bees plants to manage: * Yellow yarrow, also known as “moonshine” * Salvias, like autumn sage * ‘Ray Hartman’ ceanothus, the California lilac family * Catnip, which has spotted-white or light pink flowers * Old species roses, like […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Travis, Beale missions alive after defense vote

The House Armed Services Committee voted 61-0 on Thursday to approve a $601 billion defense budget, which includes stipulations sparing the KC-10 tanker and U-2 reconnaissance missions at Travis and Beale Air Force bases. President Barack Obama’s proposed budget had called for the phasing out of the aircraft, but Rep. John Garamendi, who represents both […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Effects cascade without large savanna wildlife, study finds

In African savannas, when the large animals are away, the mice — and snakes, fleas and ticks — will play. A new study published Thursday in the journal Bioscience summarizes evidence that the loss of large mammals has cryptic consequences for African savannas and the people and animals that depend on them. Scientists from Bard […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pregnancy risk greater with new sterilization method

A planned sterilization method marketed under the brand name Essure results in a risk of pregnancy 10 times greater over a 10-year period than more common laparoscopic sterilizations. That’s according to a recent study by Yale University, UC Davis and University of Pittsburgh researchers. Essure, or hysteroscopic sterilization, is a multi-step process. It requires women to […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Explorit: Spectacular viewing of Saturn on Saturday

By Vinita Domier Everyone is invited to Saturday’s meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St., starting at 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the featured presentation indoors, followed by the star party outdoors (weather permitting) where we will also view planets Saturn, Jupiter and Mars, and the […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Celebrate Davis! volunteers needed

The annual Celebrate Davis festival sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce returns Thursday, May 15, to Community Park. More than 10,000 local residents attend the event, which begins at 4:30 p.m. and features more than 100 business and community organization booths, a Family Fun Zone, live music and food. A fireworks display concludes the […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,