July is ‘Kitty Palooza’ at Yolo animal shelter

Yolo County Animal Services is hosting a “Kitty Palooza” event throughout July. The event features special adoption fees on cats younger than 6 months at $15 each, or two for $25, and $5 for cats older than 6 months. Dogs will be adoptable for $50, with pit bull breeds and pit bull mixes costing only […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Researchers link diabetes, Alzheimer’s

UC Davis researchers have found deposits of a protein that accumulates in the brains of patients with type 2 diabetes inside the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The protein, called amylin, is secreted with insulin and travels through the bloodstream to the brain. It also accumulates in the brains of individuals with dementia. Because […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Barnyard Theatre: A new way of presenting plays

In the know What: “She Gets Naked in the End” Where: Grange Performing Arts Center, 3823 V St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $10 suggested donation Info: Limited seating, call 530-574-1318 to reserve a seat What: “She Creatures” Where: Schmeiser Barn, 35125 County Road 31 When: 8:30 p.m. July 19-21, 25-28, Aug. […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grant to boost UCD’s junior faculty

UC Davis will have dozens of new opportunities for early-career faculty members across a broad reach of academic disciplines to receive funding for their research, thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the Hellman Fellows Fund. The fund will provide $300,000 per year over five years to create individual faculty fellowships in a range of disciplines. […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD Health System taps new diversity chief

David Acosta, previously chief diversity officer at the University of Washington School of Medicine, has been named associate vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at UC Davis Health System. Beginning July 8, Acosta will lead diversity activities across all health-system operations, including the School of Medicine, the Moore School of Nursing, Medical Center and physician […]

July 05, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

BART strike enters second day

OAKLAND (AP) — San Francisco Bay area commuters are enduring another tough morning commute because of a transit strike. Bay Area Rapid Transit train workers stayed off the job for a second day on Tuesday, forcing hundreds of thousands of commuters to find alternate routes to work. Traffic heading to San Francisco on the San […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Woman run over; driver faces hit-and-run charges

A Woodland woman faces felony hit-and-run charges after allegedly driving her car over another woman Sunday night in a convenience store parking lot. Kristal Sutton, 28, was taken into custody at her apartment in the 1200 block of Alice Street after a witness to the 10:42 p.m. incident took note of her license plate number, […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Man leaps from Davis bike crossing

A man was hospitalized Friday evening after jumping off a bike crossing over Highway 113 in Davis, according to the UC Davis Fire Department. Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht said crews were summoned at 5:18 p.m. to the bridge south of Covell Boulevard, where the 20-year-old man jumped from the crossing onto the grassy embankment below. […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Heat record falls in summer scorcher

Davis’ oppressive heat wave will continue through the week, weather forecasters say, piggybacking on the record of 114 degrees set Sunday for June 30.

But 114 is nothing, really. The hottest temperature in Davis’ history is 116, recorded July 17, 1925. Whew!

Broiling temperatures are expected all week, AccuWeather says: 110 today, 105 on Wednesday and 104 on the Fourth of July.

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Council looks for reassurance from agency officials on water project costs

On the heels of CDM Smith walking away from the competition for the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project — leaving one bidder left standing to make a proposal for the work — Davis City Councilman Brett Lee has asked agency leaders to come before the council Tuesday to explain why they believe the […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged

Plastic bag ban, increase in trash rates all part of proposed integrated waste management plan

Details What: Davis City Council When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Comcast Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 and via webstreaming at www.cityofdavis.org/media Spring cleaning has spilled into the summer for the City Council, as it will discuss three items Tuesday related to waste, […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Baseball or bee-sting speaking tour?

STUNG WITH SUCCESS … one day I’m watching some trashy afternoon talk show and listening to some crazy lady go on and on about the benefits of bee stings, and the next thing you know I’m reading about Davis Little Leaguer Chris D’Angelo hitting two home runs in the same game despite getting stung by […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Take us home, you will

Channeling their inner Yoda — big ears and all — are these two cuties who are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Isabel (No. 116553) is a 1-year-old spayed female Chihuahua with a tan-and-white coat. Also hoping for a good home is Calvin Coolidge (No. […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Philanthropic teens

Heather Vazquez, a family resource coordinator at the Yolo Crisis Nursery, gives four local teenagers a tour of the facility last week. From left are Anna Hodgson, 17; Emma Agruss, 16; Meg Robinson, 15; and Emma Robinson, 17. The Davis High School students hosted their fourth annual “Tea Time” fundraiser in June where they raised $930 […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,