Not-guilty plea for Winters murder suspect

The suspect in a Winters homicide case entered a not-guilty plea to murder and other charges Thursday in Yolo Superior Court. District Attorney Jeff Reisig said he has not yet decided whether he will pursue the death penalty against William Carl Gardner III, who faces the special circumstance allegation of lying in wait in connection […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Mondavi adds psychedelic jazz fusion concert for Picnic Day

Guitarist John Scofield and his Überjam Band will meet up with the wizards behind the Joshua Light Show for a mind-bending combination of psychedelic visual effects and jazzy grooves on Saturday, April 12, at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

The show, announced this week, is a “just added” performance at the Mondavi Center. April 12 is Picnic Day, UC Davis’ student-run open house.

Widely regarded as a bona fide six-string hero and masterful improviser …

Learn about being a foster parent

Local residents interested in becoming Yolo County licensed foster parents are invited to attend a free introductory class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Child Welfare Office, 500 Jefferson Blvd., just off Triangle Court. The workshop — held in Community Room A — is the first in a series of required […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD Med Center receives top nursing honor

The American Nurses Credentialing Center this week granted the UC Davis Medical Center the nation’s highest form of recognition for nursing excellence. The ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program includes about 7 percent of U.S. hospitals. UCD is the 25th organization and the only one in Sacramento to have received the designation. “UC Davis has a long […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Join trek Sunday to see raptors

Search for raptors with leaders from the Yolo Audubon Society in southeastern Solano County on Sunday, Jan. 19. Those new to birdwatching are especially welcome. Previous trips to this area have yielded prairie falcons, merlins, golden eagles, ferruginous hawks, rough-legged hawks and mountain plovers. Participants should bring binoculars, water, snacks/lunch and layers for winter weather, […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Waldorf to hold preschool, kindergarten open houses

Local parents can learn what the Waldorf early childhood program has to offer their child at one of two open houses — Jan. 18 and Feb. 15  — from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. at the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane. Parents and children are invited to spend the morning in preschool and kindergarten and enjoy […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local author, professor discusses her contributions to a new book on dog behavior

Melissa Bain, author and associate professor at UC Davis, will discuss her contributions to a new book, “Decoding Your Dog,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis. More than 90 percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family. But often, despite our […]

January 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Vet school tops in NIH funding; med school climbing

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine ranked first in National Institutes of Health funding for the fifth straight year in 2013, while the School of Medicine continued its ascent at 34th. UCD’s vet school attracted $26.5 million — the only vet school among 28 to bring in more than $20 million in NIH funds, […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Invaders, acidification threaten oysters

The once-booming, now struggling Olympia oyster native to the West Coast could face a double threat from ocean acidification and invasive predators, according to new research from UC Davis’ Bodega Marine Laboratory. Invasive snails ate 20 percent more juvenile oysters when both oysters and snails were raised under ocean conditions forecast for the end of […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Nominate women of character, courage and commitment

A call has been issued for nominations of Yolo County women to be honored at the Women’s History Month luncheon Thursday, March 6. Nominees should have contributed to their community in ways that represent the themes of this year’s event: Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment. Community organizations and individuals are invited to submit […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Parent lecture available on video

Did you miss the last Davis Parent University lecture with Dr. Mike Riera? If so, visit and watch the lecture video or catch a review with the wrap article by Jill Duman Kasapligil. The next lecture will be Friday, March 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Pepper is a fluffy black neutered male purebred Pomeranian, about 18 months to 2 years old. He is a sweet and gentle boy who would love to be someone’s lap dog. He’s an easy dog to have around and plays great with other dogs. Janice is a 2-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler who is friendly […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Videos help frame Mideast peace challenges

Is peace possible? That is the question asked in four short videos, to be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Social Hall at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Israel Peace Alternatives will present this special report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, created by The Atlantic and the S. Daniel Abraham […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Latinos set to surpass whites in California in March

By Melody Gutierrez SACRAMENTO — California is growing older and more diverse. The Latino population is projected to surpass that of whites in California in March to become the single largest race or ethnic group, according to a report on shifting demographics in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget proposal. Also, the number of residents 65 […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,