Bob Dunning: Read brochure carefully; you paid for it

TAXPAYERS BEWARE … got my official four-page, full-color brochure from the Re-elect Congressman John Garamendi Committee and an impressive mailing it was … seems the congressman, who recently announced he wasn’t going to switch districts on us, can do no wrong … from sponsoring job fairs to feeding hungry children to aiding farmers, service members, […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Pioneering cartoonist Morrie Turner dies

Morris “Morrie” Turner, the first nationally syndicated black cartoonist, who drew a friendlier, multiracial world in his strip, “Wee Pals,” died Saturday at age 90. The Oakland-born Turner spent his final years in West Sacramento. Family spokesman David Bellard says Turner died peacefully at a hospital in Sacramento on Saturday, surrounded by family members. Services are […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Flower Arrangers will hear from Shor

The Davis Flower Arrangers will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 5, for a program that includes garden information and flower arrangement demonstrations. The presentations will begin immediately after a short business meeting at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Community Room of International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Don Shor, the owner of […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Bottoms up! Diaper Drive helps low-income parents

New parents can vouch for this: They need diapers. Lots and lots of diapers. So CommuniCare Health Centers is stepping up to help out, mounting its fourth annual Diaper Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Davis Community Clinic, 2051 John Jones Road in West Davis. The drive directly benefits […]

February 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nominees sought for DHS Hall of Fame

The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation is seeking nominations of outstanding individuals, teams or groups to be considered for induction in 2014 into the Davis High School Hall of Fame. Nomination categories include alumni at large, alumni athletics, alumni fine arts, DHS faculty/staff and friends/benefactors of DHS. All eligible alumni nominees must have graduated at […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Jobs picture is brighter in Davis than elsewhere

December 2013 unemployment Davis: 6% Woodland: 11.2% West Sacramento: 14.7% Sacramento (city): 9% Sacramento (four-county region): 7.6% Vallejo/Fairfield (region): 7.3% San Francisco/San Mateo/Redwood City (region): 4.6% Source: Employment Development Department The unemployment rate is falling in Yolo County, clocking in at 9.5 percent in figures for December 2013 released Friday by California’s Employment Development Department. […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NYU film student back in Davis to shoot first movie

Nora Unkel discovered the possibilities of a career in filmmaking as a student at Da Vinci High School, “where everything you do … has something to do with filming,” she said, and where she first thought to herself, “Oh, I can make movies for a living.”

She fell in love with New York City while visiting the Big Apple as a member of the Davis High Advanced Treble Choir and realized then that that’s where she wanted to go to college.

Now, things have come full circle as Unkel, a senior majoring in film and TV at New York University, prepares to shoot her first movie in the Davis area in March.

Supervisors vote in favor of health and human services consolidation

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday directed staff to move ahead with a plan that ultimately would consolidate three separate agencies into a single Department of Health and Human Services. But proponents stressed that the process would be a lengthy one, with final approval from supervisors not expected until this time next year. “We […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Bill would prohibit gender pricing in long-term care insurance

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, introduced AB 1553 on Tuesday, which would prohibit long-term care insurance providers from charging women higher premium rates than men for the same coverage. “Gender discrimination has broad public policy implications,” Yamada said in a news release. “Women earn less than men in their lifetime and accumulate less wealth, so charging […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Dogs help students ease finals stress

Therapy Fluffies will return to the UC Davis Memorial Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Organized once a quarter by the Student Health and Wellness Center, the event takes place around finals week in order to help students de-stress. The center invites therapy dog handlers  to bring trained therapy dogs to […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Audubon hosts a raptor ramble on Saturday

Leaders from the Yolo Audubon Society will take participants on a search for raptors in Yolo County on Saturday, Feb. 1. This free trip field also may visit adjacent counties. Participants new to bird-watching are especially welcome. Prior trips have yielded sights of red-tailed hawks, prairie falcons, golden eagles and ferruginous hawks. The most abundant wintering […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Audubon walks West Pond on Feb. 5

Local residents are invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society and The Friends of West Pond for a two-hour birding and botanizing walk along West Pond in Davis. The free walks take place monthly on the first Wednesday. The West Pond area is a comfortable locale for birding, with level paved paths. Participants should plan […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Breast cancer meeting looks at alternative methods

Dr. Maxine Barish-Wreden will present “Complementary and Alternative Methods in Breast Cancer Treatment” at a breast cancer educational program Monday, Feb. 10. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. Barish-Wreden is a specialist in using comparative and alternative methods in medicine. She will give an update on the ways […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Prostate cancer treatment discussion set

In some cases, men diagnosed with low-grade prostate cancer are treated prematurely and endure resultant side effects unnecessarily. On Monday, Feb. 10, Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group member Marcus Clark will summarize recent findings aimed at mitigating the problem and will lead a roundtable discussion on recent developments designed to discourage premature prostate cancer treatment. […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,