Grants available for teen services

The city of Davis is accepting applications for its Teen Services Grant Program, which allocates funding to a variety of programs and services for teens, including mentorship and leadership skills. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, to the Community Services Office at 600 A St., Suite C. Organizations must meet funding […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Hiatt will speak at Woodland’s Live@Noon

The League of Women Voters of Woodland will host once again the informal lunchtime community gathering known as Live@Noon. The featured speaker at the talk Monday, Sept. 30, will be Ken Hiatt, city of Woodland community development director. Hiatt is expected to talk about the update of the General Plan process, upcoming community development in […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fall wine, beer tastings support Davis Art Center

Wine and beer tastings this fall at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., will benefit the Davis Art Center. The first, on Friday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m., will be an October Fest beer-tasting. The cost is $1 per taste, or $5 to taste the slate. Future tastings are planned on Oct. […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food Co-op hosts Eat Local Fair

All are welcome to attend the Davis Food Co-ops annual Eat Local Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Co-op parking lot, 620 G St. The event features samples from local food suppliers, a Community Supported Agriculture fair and  free music by The Sweet 100’s, Big Sticky Mess and Element Brass Band. Food […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Run/walk benefits Pregnancy Support Group

The Pregnancy Support Group of Woodland will host its annual 10K certified run and 5K walk on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Nelson’s Grove, 15285 County Road 99E in Woodland. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the event begins at 10 a.m. Proceeds from the run will help educate pregnant women in Yolo County and provide […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Birds galore can be spotted at wetlands tour

The city of Davis and Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the Davis wetlands on Saturday, Oct. 5, for a free guided tour from 3 to 5 p.m. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month all year-round. The Pacific Flyway stretches from Alaska to Central and South America. It […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Singapore teams with UCD on lighting center

UC Davis is working with the Singapore Green Building Council and Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority to develop a lighting efficiency demonstration and training center in that country. The three signed a memorandum of understanding on Sept. 12 laying out goals and strategies for pursuing sustainable lighting solutions. “Singapore has been a leader in the […]

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

Mystery author will be at The Avid Reader

San Francisco-based mystery author Cara Black will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, to discuss her series of Paris-based mysteries. Black is the author of the nationally bestselling and award-winning Aimée Leduc mysteries. Her books have been translated into five languages and she has been […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sale helps send poultry judging team to nationals

A community rummage sale will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Lillard Hall on County Road 95, next to the West Plainfield Fire Station. A wide assortment of items from many families will be available for purchase. Funds raised at this rummage sale will go toward scholarships to allow members […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Task force backs changes in legal education system

By Tamar Lewin Faced with rising student debt and declining applications to law schools, a task force of the American Bar Association is calling for sweeping changes in legal education, including training people without law degrees to provide limited legal services and opening the bar to those who have not completed four years of college […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Computer problems delay unemployment checks

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Tens of thousands of California residents aren’t getting their unemployment checks on time because of computer problems at a state agency. The Employment Development Department said Friday about 185,000 of the nearly 800,000 Californians who receive unemployment benefits have been impacted by problems with the agency’s processing system. About 80,000 of them […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Slide victims recovered as Mexico storm toll rises

LA PINTADA, Mexico (AP) — Rescuers fighting tons of slippery, wet mud at the site of this week’s worst storm disaster unearthed the bodies of two women Saturday, possibly among the 68 people missing in a massive landslide that buried half of the remote coffee-growing town of La Pintada. Houses were filled to their roofs […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Terrorists kill at least 39 in Kenya mall attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Terrified shoppers huddled in back hallways and prayed they would not be found by the Islamic extremist gunmen lobbing grenades and firing assault rifles inside Nairobi’s top mall Saturday. When the way appeared clear, crying mothers clutching small children and blood-splattered men sprinted out of the four-story mall. At least 39 […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

$1.5 million backs UCD fuel research

The federal Advanced Research Projects Agency on Thursday announced a $1.5 million grant to fund UCD research into the conversion of ethylene to butanol. The grant was one of 33 totaling about $66 million to support either cost-effective and energy-efficient manufacturing techniques to process and recycle metals for lightweight vehicles or technologies that can convert natural […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,