UCD expert joins panel on care for veterans

Peter Yellowlees, a UC Davis professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been appointed to a national committee that will assess the quality and availability of mental health care services for veterans. Formed by the Institute of Medicine, the committee will examine U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs care for those who served […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Study: Vine screening worth $60M to Napa-Sonoma

Providing disease-free grapevines and rootstock to California’s famed North Coast wine region is more than a good idea — it’s money-wise to the tune of more than $60 million annually, according to a report from UC Davis researchers. To quantify this benefit, the researchers developed an economic framework to conduct a case study of grapevine […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Share the light at Community Winter Spiral

All are welcome to join in the Community Winter Spiral, a reflective walk along a spiral made of evergreens in a darkened room, on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane. “The Winter Spiral is a gentle, meditative time where we can experience gathering light from a central source and carrying […]

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

‘Tis the Season fundraiser benefits Suicide Prevention of Yolo County

Are you looking for a way to attend to all your shopping needs and enjoy yourself at the same time? Put the ‘Tis the Season fundraiser for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County on your holiday schedule. The event — which features hearty appetizers and sweet treats along with nearly 150 silent auction […]

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

Garamendi to urge employers to hire vets at Dec. 6 job fair

More than 40 employers are set to take part in a job fair hosted by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, on Friday, Dec. 6, in Fairfield. The event, to be held in the Solano County Events Center at 601 Texas St., will include a special emphasis on finding work for veterans and a jobs “boot […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Davis Waldorf offers school tour

The Davis Waldorf School will offer a tour at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the campus at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. Visitors will peek into several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. A question-and-answer session will follow the walking tour, and refreshments will be served. The event is […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo animal shelter offers ‘Homes for the Holidays’ adoption promotion

The Yolo County Animal Services shelter is offering reduced adoption fees for cats and dogs through Dec. 31, just in time for the holidays. Adult cats over 2 years old will be adoptable for $5, while young cats age 6 months to 2 years will be available for $50. Kittens under 6 months are $75. […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pedro party benefits Yolo Hospice

An All Sports for Cancer Christmas Pedro Party is planned for Saturday, Dec. 7, by the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26. The party will take place at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., for a sandwich lunch with beverages, and the tournament will start promptly […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Family Christmas Carnival set at Holy Rosary

On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host a Family Christmas Carnival at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors will open after the conclusion of the Woodland Christmas Parade. Children will receive the first 10 game tickets free to play carnival games. There will be […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Typhoon relief goal: $33,000, a dollar per student

You can help * Bomba Fried Rice Concert, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, Nov. 22, at The Domes on Orchard Park Drive * Filipino-American Thanksgiving Dinner, 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. Tickets are $5 * Woodstock’s Pizza fundraiser, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 219 G St.; must present a […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Patenting their discoveries does not pay off for most universities, study says

By Richard Pérez-Peña Universities try to cash in on discoveries — gene splicing, brain chemistry, computer-chip design — but the great majority of them fail to turn their research into a source of income, according to a new study from the Brookings Institution. Research universities have “technology transfer” offices that make thousands of business deals […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Frequent tests can enhance college learning, study finds

By Benedict Carey Grading college students on quizzes given at the beginning of every class, rather than on midterms or a final exam, increases both attendance and overall performance, scientists reported Wednesday. The findings — from an experiment in which 901 students in a popular introduction to psychology course at the University of Texas took […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Resident sees dangers of rat poison to urban wildlife first-hand

Davis resident Cayce Wallace has transformed her back yard into a wildlife sanctuary. Thickets line the sides of her home. Squirrels nibble at ears of corn carefully laid about the ground. Even a small pond dug into the earth offers the urban animals who come and go a water source. It’s easy to imagine, then, […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: A Catholic’s early taste of politics

“Where were you when JFK was shot?” is one of those questions many of us have heard repeated over the last five decades and will most surely hear again tomorrow, though I’m not sure why it’s even remotely important where I was when I heard the news. I guess it’s just to prove that it […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,