Council asked to issue $30 million in bonds to start paying for surface water project

The City Council will be asked to approve issuing $30 million in bonds Tuesday so the city can begin paying off its share of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency Surface Water Project. Priced at an estimated $106 million to Davis, the project will pump water from the Sacramento River, treat it at a facility in […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Hay truck fire sparks crash, arrest

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of a hay fire on a big rig that occurred Sunday night in Woodland, an incident that also led to a crash and a drunken driving arrest. Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Persons said the chain of events began at about 9:15 p.m., when the driver of the […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Tips on troubleshooting a bad Internet connection

By Vince Hiriuchi If your Internet service is down or slow, don’t automatically assume that the provider’s service is down or bad. Q. My Comcast connection seems awfully slow. How can I determine if my Internet service or equipment is to blame or if my router is at fault? My old router was designed for […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Retailers use ‘loyalty’ programs to track consumer habits

By Tyrel Linkhorn Let’s say you start your day off at a coffee shop, swiping your loyalty card to get a cappuccino. Over lunch, you log into Facebook and like a page for your favorite brand of skin-care products. Later, on your way home from work, you stop at the grocery store to pick up […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘The city I sing of is Davis’

A new piece of public art was unveiled Sunday evening in Central Park, paying tribute to “The Davis Song” written in 1987 by local artist Heidi Bekebrede. The ceramic-tile mural illustrates the lyrics of the song, which was declared Davis’ official tune by then-Mayor Don Saylor in September 2010. It measures 22 feet long by 5 feet tall and covers one of the walls of the new restroom building in the park.

The mural also features a large, smiling sun at its center, the names and mascots of all the schools in town and even a QR (quick response) reader code that people can scan with their phones to hear the song or learn about its history.

Catch more Twitter followers with honey, not snark

By Katie Humphrey On the Internet, snark reigns supreme — or so it seems. Just ask Ben Affleck. After the recent announcement that he would be the next Batman, Twitter erupted in a roar of criticism, one wisecrack piled on top of the other. On social media, everyone wants to be the most clever. Twitter, […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tech industry comes under microscope for treatment of women

By Nellie Bowles The women at San Francisco’s recent TechCrunch Disrupt conference for startups had every right to be angry. The “boys will be boys” mantra was regularly invoked as presentations by male counterparts were crude, sexist and offensive. In Silicon Valley, women earn 49 cents for every $1 a man earns, according to Catherine […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Scruffykins (No. 119125), a 1-year-old neutered male border terrier mix with a tan coat. Also hoping for a good home is Walter (No. 118523), a 3-month-old neutered male domestic short-haired […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Top 10 job search mistakes, and how to avoid them

By Marvin Walberg Ford R. Myers, career coach and author of “Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring,” offers the top 10 job search mistakes that many people make, and explains how to avoid them: 1. Relying on online job postings. Some of the best chances for jobs from ads are in […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC professor awarded Nobel Prize in medicine

NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans and a German-American won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for illuminating how tiny bubbles inside cells shuttle key substances around like a vast and highly efficient fleet of vans, delivering the right cargo to the right place at the right time. Scientists believe the research could someday lead […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Uncovering traumatic brain injury in the NFL

Learn more What: “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis,” a PBS “Frontline” documentary featuring Bennet Omalu, a UC Davis associate clinical professor of pathology When: 9-11 p.m. Tuesday Where: KVIE, Channel 6 Bennet Omalu began investigating brain tissue changes in athletes when he was working as a young pathologist in the Allegheny County coroner’s office […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Scale model aircraft will compete at national championships

Radio-controlled scale model aircraft replicas of full-sized aircraft from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam war and modern planes can be seen in action this weekend at the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers Club field. The event, which runs from Thursday through Sunday, features more than 60 pilots and model builders who have qualified […]

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

UC Davis College of Agriculture honors seven at its annual celebration

Seven people will be honored Friday at UC Davis with an “Award of Distinction” during the 25th annual College Celebration for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The honorees include faculty, staff, alumni, administrators and a friend of UCD’s founding college. The awards are presented annually to those whose contributions and achievements enhance the […]

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

Journalism prof kicks off ‘Conversations With Writers’

Sam Freedman, an author, journalist and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, will be the first speaker in the 2013-14 “Conversations With Writers” series presented by the UC Davis University Writing Program. Freedman will speak about his new book, “Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Game […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,