Walk with Warren at the Arboretum

Community members can join Warren Roberts, the superintendent emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an always-engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum’s west end gardens from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The group will meet at the UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo for the free walk. There is limited free one-hour […]

September 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

See native plants at the Arboretum

The public is invited to tour the Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants to see many examples of Arboretum All-Stars, recommended plants for valley-wise gardens. The free event runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis. Parking is free and available in […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Butterfly ecology talk planned at Arboretum

The public is invited to join naturalist Steve Daubert and explore the ecological relationship between the flowering plants and the lepidoptera, and learn how the Arboretum functions as a butterfly preserve at a free butterfly ecology talk and tour. All ages are welcome to this event, set for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Financial adviser offers market advice

Manny Provedor, a local Edward Jones financial adviser, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café, 2710 E. Fifth St. in Davis. He plans to continue the tradition on the last Friday of every month. The coffee club is an informal gathering at which Edward Jones financial advisers […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Katehi: UCD in step with Obama higher-ed plan

UC Davis used President Barack Obama’s call for curbing college costs to tout its new financial aid plan, which will benefit about 500 undergraduate students this fall whose families earn between $80,000 and $120,000 annually. “UC Davis is committed to keeping its world-class education affordable and accessible to all qualified students,” Chancellor Linda Katehi said in […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD ranked 47th among world’s universities

UC Davis is tied with the University of Southern California for 47th in a new ranking of the world’s top 500 universities. UCD is 47th for the second year in a row in ratings compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which placed Harvard University first, followed by Stanford University, UC Berkeley, the Massachusetts Institute of […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD method used to screen for TB in Pakistan

More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. At least 600 million people in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are infected with the tuberculosis bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis

Is your job helping you pack on the pounds?

By Tyrel Linkhorn Toledo Blade More than half of U.S. workers consider themselves overweight, and 41 percent of those people say they have gained at least some of that excess at their current gig, a study from CareerBuilder found. People stuck behind a desk all day, or whose jobs are extraordinarily stressful, tend to fare […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

There’s just no excuse for not exercising

By Sally Anderson Tampa Bay Times You know the benefits of exercise and you have most likely heard them a zillion times: a healthier heart, reduced risk for some cancers, better sleep patterns, weight loss, lower stress levels, stronger bones and muscles, less fear of falling, mental acuity, more energy and confidence. Yet, according to […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hiking is more than a physical path for kids, author claims

By Matt Markey Toledo Blade It used to be an expression of disgust: “Take a hike.” But times have changed. Now that phrase can mean you care about someone’s health and want to treat them to an adventure in the great outdoors. Author and hiker extraordinaire Jeff Alt takes every opportunity to preach the gospel […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteerism may lower blood pressure, study finds

By Jack Kelly Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Helping others and building social relationships certainly make for a more satisfying life. Now there’s reason to believe that they can help protect a person from the risk of developing high blood pressure in the mature adult years. The National Institutes of Health says 90 percent of Americans 50 or […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Aggies have to know when to duck

I guess because I grew up with Aggie football back when a game against the Lumberjacks meant Humboldt State and not Northern Arizona, the good folks at UC Davis want to pick my brain about what they can do to improve my family’s “game-day” experience. For starters, you can stop scheduling “body bag” games against […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Tour bus overturns, injuring 52

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tour bus carrying gamblers to an Indian casino overturned along a Southern California freeway after sideswiping a car, injuring more than 50 people on board Thursday, authorities said. The driver made an “unsafe lane change” to the left, struck the car “and then overcorrected to the right,” California Highway Patrol […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Radioactive groundwater under Fukushima nears sea

TOKYO (AP) — Deep beneath Fukushima’s crippled nuclear power station a massive underground reservoir of contaminated water that began spilling from the plant’s reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been creeping slowly toward the sea. Now, 2 1/2 years later, experts fear it is about to reach the Pacific and greatly worsen what […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,