A study of the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps in the 1860s has uncovered strong evidence that absorption of sunlight in snow by soot, or black carbon, released by a rapidly industrializing Europe was to blame. The study, led by NASA and co-authored by a UC Davis researcher, is published Tuesday […]
Happiness is a warm blanket, made with love! Local residents who enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing are invited to Project Linus’ monthly gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. […]
Davis Enterprise reporter Tom Sakash, appearing on the latest edition of “Davisville,” discusses Davis’ proposed plastic bag law as the City Council prepares to take up the issue once again this fall. “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs on KDRT, 95.7 FM, at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. Saturdays. The show […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A monthlong standoff that prevented millions of viewers from watching hit shows like “Under the Dome” and “NCIS” — and threatened to interfere with the start of football season — ended Monday after Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. resolved a programming dispute. The deal covers more than 3 million homes […]
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park in California is now 75 percent contained. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant says crews made good progress against the Rim Fire overnight, increasing containment from 70 to 75 percent. The fire — one of the largest in California history — also did […]
Davis firefighters tend to a driver whose vehicle rolled over at about 2 p.m. Sunday on the onramp to eastbound Interstate 80 at Richards Boulevard. The driver was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries, Division Chief Bruce Fry said. Courtesy photo Crash2W Courtesy photo Crash1W Courtesy photo Crash3w Davis […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There was little fanfare, but the gleaming white and newly built $6.4-billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to the public as vehicles began crossing it after more than a decade of construction delays. Part old and part new, part permanent and part temporary, the hybridized bridge opened […]
While I hesitate to term anything as “good news” in the murder case against Davis teenager Daniel William Marsh, I was heartened by Judge Tim Fall’s ruling that the Sept. 13 preliminary hearing for Marsh will be open to the public and the press. I don’t blame Yolo County Deputy Public Defender Ron Johnson for […]
Woodland police arrested a suspected burglar who reportedly passed out at the scene of the crime. Lt. Anthony Cucchi said officers were summoned shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday to a home at 40 Lincoln Ave., where the homeowners had returned to find the house “ransacked, property missing, and an unknown male was passed out inside […]
Project Linus of Yolo County, one of almost 400 chapters across the nation, will participate in the Snowball Express VIII to be held in December in Dallas. The local chapter hopes to send between 75 and 100 blankets and quilts for children who attend the Snowball Express activities. Snowball Express (www.SnowballExpress.org) is an organization that […]
The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the home of Ida Bryant, 1414 Clara Lane in Davis. The agenda will include updates and discussions of the proposed Berryessa-Snow Mountain National Conservation Area, a proposed wind turbine installation in Clarksburg and its possible […]
Stepping in dog poop is usually just bad luck, but for some criminals it’s a step toward the slammer.
That’s because dog feces pick up DNA-bearing epithelial cells from the colon on their way out. When those feces are found on the shoe of a suspect — one who claims not to have been anywhere near the scene of a crime where matching poop was found — a case may be cracked.
These are the clues prized by a tiny, three-person laboratory at UC Davis — the only accredited forensic lab in the country dealing in animal evidence.
“The shoe scraping I got, I remember …
Check it out What: Concerts by Joe Craven and Antsy McClain, filmed for broadcast on PBS When and where: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St., Winters; and 8 p.m. Friday at the Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley Tickets: $25 for Winters, available at Armadillo Music and […]
Flowers for every occasion will be the theme for the program year of the Davis Flower Arrangers, which gets underway Wednesday with a demonstration of arrangements for fall decor. Programs take place in the Community Room at International House, 10 College Park, and begin at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. Each […]