This year, the Woodland Shakespeare Club will look at fiction and nonfiction as it studies “The California Dream: A True Myth.” The club, one of the oldest in California, with members from throughout Yolo County, meets monthly from October through April. The president this year is Maryellen Mackenzie. Mackenzie has been a member of the […]
An Oct. 19 visit to Davis by Sophia Yin, a veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, has been canceled, a Yolo County spokeswoman has announced. Yin had been scheduled to speak at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, about “Cats: Get Them to Do What You Want and Stop Doing What You […]
SACRAMENTO — Children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, who frequently are believed to also have autism, often may be misidentified because the social impairments associated with their developmental delay may mimic the features of autism. That’s according to a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute that is he first to examine […]
SACRAMENTO — An experimental vaccine against human cytomegalovirus infection — which endangers the developing fetus, organ transplant recipients, patients with HIV and others who have a weakened immune system — proved safe and more effective than previous vaccines. Developed by a team of scientists at UC Davis and the University of Alabama, Birmingham, the first-of-its-kind […]
By Jeannette Warnert A well-established population of brown marmorated stink bugs has been found in a Sacramento neighborhood, reported Chuck Ingels, UC Cooperative Extension adviser for Sacramento County — the state’s first reproducing population of the pests outside of Los Angeles. Ingels said he had no difficulty finding the pests on tree foliage and flying […]
Some people understand the concept that a yoga practice may be good for the body, mind and spirit, but are hesitant to sign up. They may have heard from others how it helps the body become more flexible, stronger, a lot more relaxed and even can assist in healing. Here is a chance for those […]
One day in 2011, undergraduate student Naomi Martisius was sorting through tiny bone remnants in the UC Davis paleoanthropology lab when she stumbled across a peculiar piece. The bone fragment, from a French archaeological site, turned out to be a part of an early specialized bone tool used by a Neandertal before the first modern […]
UC Davis will again partner with Dart Container to recycle cardboard and foam packaging generated by students during move-in weekend. Dart will haul the foam to its Lodi facility for processing, then on to another manufacturer that will use the material to create picture frames and crown molding. The cardboard will be sent to Recycling Industries […]
A bicyclist was hospitalized Wednesday evening after colliding with a car near Eighth and B streets, according to the Davis Police Department. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the driver, 24-year-old Antwanette Wiley of Davis, was traveling westbound on Eighth and failed to yield to the eastbound bicyclist as she made a left turn onto B Street. […]
The Woodland office of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety and driver license safety checkpoint Friday night somewhere within the unincorporated area of Yolo County. The location will be announced later Friday. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and deter both drunken and unlicensed drivers, CHP Officer Bryan Konvalin said. It […]
To accommodate a growing demand for specialty services in Davis and surrounding communities, Woodland Healthcare has opened a new 6,000-square-foot specialty medical office adjacent to its current office in Davis. Audiology; cardiology; dermatology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; neurology; midwifery, oncology; urology and women’s health services are available at the new office at 2440 W. […]
Continuing the theme of rebuilding roads and bike paths in Davis this year, the Interstate 80 bike path at the Mace Boulevard interchange — a popular spot for those heading to and from Sacramento on their bikes — will be closed this weekend for repairs. Caltrans, the lead agency on the project, has removed the […]
Reps. John Garamendi and Mike Thompson this week argued for preserving the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of KC-10 tankers, 27 of which are assigned to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. Defense News recently reported that rumors that the 59-tanker fleet may be eliminated as the Air Force copes with sequestration budget cuts. Garamendi has […]
UC Davis will build on its success as a center for problem-solving research on California’s critical water issues thanks to a $10 million gift to the Center for Watershed Sciences.
The gift from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation will enable the Center for Watershed Sciences — the state’s leading academic institute on water management — to expand its scientific research and public engagement capabilities on the state’s increasingly difficult water problems.
These problems include drinking water safety and reliability, flood protection, agricultural production, hydroelectric power, recreational use and the survival of salmon and other native fish species.