A push for harmony among workers, young and old

CHICAGO (AP) — There’s a sense of urgency to the quest for workplace harmony, as baby boomers delay retirement and work side-by-side with people young enough to be their children — or grandchildren. Put people of widely different ages together and there are bound to be differences. Baby boomers, for example, may be workaholics, while […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

UCD author eyes media patterns

Amber Boydstun will discuss her new book, “Making The News: Politics, The Media, and Agenda Setting,” at noon Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Fielder Room of the UC Davis Memorial Union. In her book, Boydstun, an assistant professor of political science, “shows how the seemingly unpredictable day-to-day decisions of the newsroom produce distinct patterns of operation […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

New tool targets oil reserves

A tool to precisely pinpoint where petroleum and gas reserves have accumulated has been created by an international team of scientists, including a UC Davis geologist. The tool is a new index that provides a better understanding of how oil travels from where it was formed to where it has collected. The index, described in […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

New business celebrates grand opening

Community members are invited to celebrate the grand opening of Davis Wellness of Life’s new Davis Center for Internal Cleansing. The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at 635 Anderson Road, Suite 13A. A ribbon-cutting will take place at 5 p.m. All are invited to tour the facility and learn more about […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Agri-tours celebrate farm-to-fork movement

A series of agri-tours is planned this fall celebrating the local farm-to-fork movement: * Henry’s Bullfrog Bees and Park Winters agri-tour: This tour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, will explore a working beekeeping/honey production farm with honey to sample along the way. Products will be available for purchase on the farm. The […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bulb-planting workshop Saturday

It’s time to plant spring bulbs. At 9 a.m. Saturday, Master Gardener Gwen Oliver will talk about how, where and when to plant spring flowering bulbs. She’ll also talk about how to divide and share the bounty with others. The informal workshop will take place at Grace Garden at the United Methodist Church of Davis, […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Labyrinth walk celebrates World Day of Prayer

A labyrinth will be open Thursday, Sept. 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center in Davis for all who wish to join in celebrating a World Day of Prayer. Hosted by the Unity Center of Davis, the labyrinth will be set up in the Club Room at the Vets’, 203 E. […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

College students most at risk for identity theft

CHICAGO (AP) — College students are being urged to take steps to avoid identity theft as they head back to campus. The Better Business Bureau issued a release Wednesday that says college students are the most at-risk group for identity theft because of their high use of social media and smartphones. Steve Bernas is president […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Factory orders drop 2.4 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories fell in July by the sharpest amount in four months, held back by weaker demand for commercial aircraft and heavy machinery. A key category that reflects business investment plans also fell. Factory orders dropped 2.4 percent in July compared with June, when orders rose 1.6 percent, the Commerce […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Service sector expands at fastest pace in 8 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies in the U.S. service sector expanded at their fastest pace in nearly 8 years last month as sales and orders grew and employers ramped up hiring. The Institute for Supply Management said Thursday that its service-sector index rose to 58.6 in August from 56 in July. It’s the highest point since […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Explorit Science Center: Summer goes out with a bang

By Kristin Sizemore and Lisa Justice Explorit Science Center thanks the UC Davis Chemistry Club and friends for helping us send summer out with a bang at the Final Blast chemistry show. More than 200 guests “oohed” and “ahhed” at two explosive shows. UC Davis chemistry professors Frank Osterloh, Kirill Kovnir and Annaliese Franz demonstrated […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

State seeks to shelve standardized tests

BERKELEY (AP) — California education officials proposed Wednesday to immediately do away with the standardized reading, math and social science tests used to measure student learning and school performance since the late 1990s. Instead of giving the multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper STAR tests in those subjects this spring, the state would introduce new language and math tests […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Paid on-street parking holds up task force, despite support for a new garage downtown

The Downtown Parking Task Force tentatively approved a recommendation Wednesday to study the feasibility of building a new parking structure at several potential sites in the Core Area. But while the group is inching closer to finalizing its overall recommendations to the City Council, without a decision on on-street paid parking, perhaps the most contentious […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Cannery homes would mean more students

With 547 residential units, the proposed Cannery project at East Covell Boulevard and J Street likely would generate somewhere between 238 and 320 students who would enroll in local schools. Back in February, the Davis school board was told by Scott Torlucci of Davis Demographics — the Southern California firm that does annual enrollment projections […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,