‘Dogtoberfest’ helps fund a new K-9

“Dogtoberfest,” a fundraiser to support acquisition of a new dog for the Davis Police Department’s K-9 unit, is planned for 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The event will be a traditional Oktoberfest featuring food, beer and live music. General admission tickets are $20 each […]

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

Fonda to narrate documentary films on California’s changing environment

Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda has joined a California team of scientists, educators and media producers working to create inspirational stories about the state’s changing natural environment. Fonda will narrate a two-hour PBS documentary and a companion set of short films that will reach millions of television viewers and visitors at state and national parks […]

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

Latino youth forum scheduled

The fourth in a series of public forums designed to foster increased understanding and appreciation of local cultures will focus on Latino youths. The event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Room 800 at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Parking is free in the student parking […]

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

Free talk focuses on understanding children’s grief

Davis Community Church Nursery School will host a free presentation Monday evening on how to help children through the grieving process. Aja Michael, Stepping Stones program coordinator at Yolo Hospice, will discuss how to support children through death, loss, grief and healing. Her talk will run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Davis Community […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lyon Real Estate wraps up coat drive

Lyon Real Estate is collecting warm winter coats for distribution to local agencies that serve the needy. New and gently used coats may be dropped off at Lyon’s Davis office, 401 Second St., through Thursday. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School fundraising, ‘Dracula’ on KDRT

The latest edition of the KDRT radio program “Davisville” includes a conversation with Davis Schools Foundation board member Maria Clayton about the goals of its new fall fundraising campaign for Davis schools, plus a sample of Acme Theatre Company’s fall show and Halloween treat: “Dracula.” “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs on KDRT, 95.7 FM, […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

BART keeps running amid talks

OAKLAND (AP) — A major Bay Area transit system was running trains on a normal schedule Tuesday after unions and management agreed to extend labor talks past a midnight deadline. Bay Area Rapid Transit unions had said they would go on strike if they didn’t reach a contract deal by midnight Monday after extending stalled […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

House GOP counters Senate debt plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leaders unveiled their own plan Tuesday to counter an emerging Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations. Top Republicans released a plan that would suspend a new tax on medical devices for two years and take away lawmakers’ and top administration officials’ federal […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Just to make it clear, we don’t want any

NOT SCIENCE, JUST COMMON SENSE … my friend Ralph has no quarrel with the benefits of fluoride when it comes to dental health … on that we agree … writes Ralph: “I trust the reports that fluoridation is an effective way to reduce cavities in children and safe for adults to take.” … I’m with […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Yolo animal shelter celebrates ‘Wooftoberfest’

Looking for a new friend? Yolo County Animal Services is celebrating National Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month during October with a “Wooftoberfest” event, which will offer substantially reduced adoption fees for all dogs currently at the shelter. Whether you want an exercise buddy, a lap dog, a partner in agility competitions, a constant companion for an aging […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Water rate initiative proponents at market

Proponents of an initiative to repeal Davis’ current water rates will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday, collecting signatures on initiative petitions. For more information or to volunteer, call 530-756-6856.

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Gun wounds deadliest, costliest of childhood injuries

Gunshot wounds require more surgery, have a higher mortality rate and cost more per patient than any other childhood injury. That’s according to a new study by Oregon Health & Science University and UC Davis researchers published online by the journal Pediatrics. “While children with gunshot wounds made up only 1 percent of the sample, they […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD joins Army cybersecurity alliance

UC Davis computer scientists are playing a role in a five-year, $23.2 million research partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory aimed at detecting and responding to cyberattacks. The goal: protect battlefield networks from attacks in real time and, in same cases, without human intervention. UC Davis professors Karl Levitt, Prasant Mohapatra and Zhendong Su […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

ADHD, autism experts queue for lecture series

The UC Davis MIND Institute has announced the details of its 2013-14 “Minds Behind the MIND” lecture series. The free, public presentations run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the MIND Institute Auditorium, at 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Information about studies related to the evening’s discussion topic will be available an hour beforehand in the lobby. […]

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