Feds set remedy for canceled insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — People whose existing health care insurance has been canceled because of the Affordable Care Act will not be hit with tax penalties for failing to line up new coverage as required under the law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she will use authorities in the law to issue a […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis school calendar will remain the same

The Davis school district’s academic calendar will remain pretty much as is for the 2014-15 school year, following discussion of possible changes at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting. Two-term school board member Sheila Allen also announced Thursday she will not seek a third term. She passed the gavel to trustee Gina Daleiden, who will serve […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Foul weather could be trouble to travelers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A stew of foul weather, ranging from freezing rain and snow in the Midwest to thunderstorms and possible tornadoes in the South, is arriving just in time for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Much of the nation is bracing for something: Freezing rain, then 6 inches of […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Fa-la-la for a great cause

SINGING FOR STEAC … the whole town — kids included — is invited to belt out some holiday tunes for a great cause at the third annual Sing for STEAC at the Nugget/CVS plaza on East Covell Boulevard at 4:30 p.m. Sunday … no need to sign up ahead of time or attend any rehearsals […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

City photo contest winners announced

The winners of the city of Davis photo contest have been announced.

The contest — open to anyone 6 years old and older — was designed to showcase the “unique and special” aspects of Davis.

Eighty-four entries were received in the following categories: architecture, black-and-white, community life, environment and people portraits.

Judges were asked to rate each photo on representation of Davis, composition, creativity, technical quality and overall impression. Participants were allowed to submit up to three photos. Total scores were calculated to determine the selected photos in each category.

Nature trail faces new fate

Is it rebirth? Or destruction? Davis resident Karen Froyland stood Thursday on what she considers the original “deer trail” of the Northstar Nature Trail in the Northstar interior greenbelt. Residents say it was established in the early 1990s. Under her feet were off-white pulverized granite pebbles and dirt, and above her stood a rust-colored metal […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Harvard fined $24K for research animal care

BOSTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department has fined Harvard Medical School $24,000 for violations in its care of research monkeys. The fine announced Wednesday concerns 11 alleged violations between February 2011 and July 2012. Three caged monkeys died from accidental dehydration and one became entangled in a chain while playing with a toy. The Boston […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

MIND study named one of top 10 scientific advances

Research from the UC Davis MIND Institute showing that children with autism are six to eight times more likely to experience gastrointestinal upsets has been named one of the top 10 scientific advances of 2013 by the organization Autism Speaks. Published online Nov. 6 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, the study found […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Garamendi raises funds at crab feed

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will host his annual Crab Feed and Birthday Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive in Vacaville. The cost is $45 per person for general admission, with sponsorships running from $75 to $5,000. Buy tickets online at www.Garamendi.org/Crabfeed. For information, contact the […]

January 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly

Need a new best friend?

Pepper is a handsome 18-month-old neutered male purebred Pomeranian. He has a soft, fluffy black coat and loves to play with other dogs. Pepper is happiest when he’s cuddled up with one of his human friends. Angelica is a 2-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler who is very friendly and has a sweet nature. She loves long walks and […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ho-ho-ho! Best of downtown holiday windows honored

The results are in: Fleet Feet Davis is the winner of the 2013 downtown Davis holiday window decorating contest. A panel of judges selected the store at 615 Second St. as the best among 34 downtown windows. Fans of participating businesses also voted for their favorites to win the People’s Choice Award. The winners are Fleet […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Donate blood, receive a movie pass

Pay it forward this holiday season by donating blood Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Regal Stadium 5 theaters, 420 G St. Donors at the BloodSource mobile unit will receive a Regal movie pass and MyBloodSource rewards that can be redeemed online for a limited-edition “Pay It Forward” T-shirt or other items. Blood […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Need a last-minute gift? City of Davis items are available

City of Davis branded gift items are available in downtown Davis for last-minute holiday shoppers. The city of Davis throw blanket can be found along with “Hamburger Patty” and “Enjoy the Ride, Davis, California” T-shirts at the UC Davis Bookstore, 630 Second St. The 50-by-66-inch throw ($45.95) features 12 iconic Davis images, including the train […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free homework help at the library

Students may drop in to the Homework Center for free tutoring and homework help from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 6 through March 10 at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The Homework Center — in the Children’s Activity Room — provides tutoring for all subjects up […]

January 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,