Unusual farm tour planned Sunday near Davis

A pomegranate harvest, a visit to chicken coops and orchard activities are the highlights of a tour Sunday of FARM 2.6 west of Davis. The “Chicken Coop to Orchard” event is part of the Yolo Farm to Every Fork event series, highlighting farm contributions and food security issues in the region. Visitors can learn how […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

American Red Cross is on the lookout for heroes

Do you know someone who has demonstrated an act of heroism in the last year? Now’s your chance to place him or her in the spotlight, by submitting a nomination for the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter’s Heroes Award. Heroes from Yolo, Sacramento and Placer counties will be honored at a luncheon Dec. 13 […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

SAT scores remain mostly stagnant

By Kimberly Hefling WASHINGTON (AP) — Scores on the SAT college entrance exam were largely stagnant for a third year, although African-American students made slight gains, the College Board said Thursday. Average scores in reading, math, and writing were the same in 2012 and 2013. Students scored an average of 496 in reading, down one […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Campus event supports sober driving

UC Davis students will enjoy a concert by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh, games, food and competitions Friday evening at “The Buzz,” an event to promote the importance of designated drivers. The event, presented by RADD, the entertainment industry’s voice for road safety, will run from 6 to 10 p.m. on the campus Quad. Students […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Study: Bay-Delta fish ‘masculinized’ by chemicals

It’s a man’s world for fish in a San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary. Silverside fish collected from an urban beach in Suisun Marsh were more masculinized, but with smaller and less healthy gonads, than were neighboring silversides swimming near a cattle ranch in the marsh, according to a new study led by UC Davis. The study, […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Babies are so human! Speaker offers new insights

“Babies Are So Human! New Insights Into Infant Brain Development and Emotional Health” is the title of Diane Evans’ presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis. Admission is free. Evans, an infant and toddler mental health specialist, will explore the relationships among infant brain […]

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

Card party benefits Yolo Hospice

On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host an All Sports for Cancer Halloween Pedro Party at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors open at 11 a.m. A hot lunch with beverages will be served and the tournament will start promptly at noon. Entrance fee […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

House GOP considers options on possible shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is building on fractious House Republicans over legislation to prevent a partial government shutdown, as the Democratic-led Senate is expected to strip a tea party-backed plan to defund Obamacare from the bill. As the Senate telegraphed its moves, House Republicans deliberated an array of imperfect options on both a temporary spending […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Planning Commission unable to reach consensus on Cannery

Three hours of public comment. Three hours more of commission member deliberation. A meeting that lasted until almost 1 a.m., and still no recommendation from the city’s Planning Commission to the City Council on The Cannery. Perhaps it was appropriate: After being reminded Wednesday for three straight hours by a standing-room-only crowd of all the different […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Governor signs bill hiking California minimum wage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calling it a “matter of justice,” Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature on a bill that will hike California’s minimum wage to $10 an hour within three years, making it one of the highest rates in the nation. The legislation signed Wednesday at a ceremony in downtown Los Angeles will gradually […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Rebekahs give the gift of family to Courtyard residents

The Davis Rebekah Lodge has donated a laptop and tablets to Courtyard Healthcare Center in Davis to launch an Internet project. Using the laptop and tablets, elderly or rehabilitating residents at Courtyard Healthcare are able to communicate with their families and loved ones through Skype. In particular, this provides a major benefit for residents whose […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD students’ social media tool garners attention

Social media can be for more than just sharing cat pictures. A group of UC Davis students are using it as a new way of voicing concerns about one’s workplace. Their idea for an online application earned them an invitation from the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) to a quadrennial conference in […]

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

Council turns up heat on chronic wood burners

The City Council is ratcheting up regulations on wood smoke in Davis. Last year, the council passed an ordinance that stopped folks from burning wood only during “don’t light tonight” days when air quality is at its worst and enforced the regulation only on those days if a complaint was filed against a specific household. […]

September 26, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Lohr honored with Distinguished Achievement Award

Jerry Lohr of Saratoga, an engineer and founder of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, is the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award for exemplary conduct and achievement. He was raised on a South Dakota farm and learned at a young age about the importance of soil quality, the environment and sustainable farming practices. His enterprise […]

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