Advocates (heart) the UC Davis Med Center

UC Davis Medical Center is a winner of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Heart Care. February is American Heart Month and an important time to raise awareness of heart care, as one in every four women dies from heart disease in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Junior highs plan parent information meetings

Emerson, Harper and Holmes junior high schools will hold parent/guardian information meetings for incoming seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade student planning for the 2014-15 school year on the following dates: * Emerson, 2121 Calaveras Ave., meetings are in the library from 6 to 7:30 p.m.: incoming seventh grade, Tuesday March 4; incoming eighth grade, Wednesday, Feb. 26; […]

February 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Thursday’s Davis Board of Education vote on volleyball coach Julie Crawford’s right to appeal was 4-0, with Nancy Peterson not voting because she recused herself.

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board allows coach to appeal

The Davis school board voted this morning — after meeting for nearly three hours in closed session — to grant an appeal to volleyball coach Julie Crawford, whose coaching contract was not renewed following an investigation into a parental complaint.

Reading from a carefully worded statement, school board president Gina Daleiden announced that the decision was made on a 4-0 vote, with Nancy Peterson “absent because she recused herself from public comment, closed session and voting on this matter.”

Auction benefits Fairfield School

The Davis community is invited to Fairfield Elementary School’s annual auction, which runs from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Lillard Hall, 24905 County Road 95 in rural West Davis. This fundraising event will feature both live and silent auctions with a variety of items up for bid, including season passes for four […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

NSA to Congress: Snowden copied co-worker password

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency is telling Congress that former NSA analyst Edward Snowden gained access to at least some classified files by copying a password from a co-worker who has now resigned. The unnamed civilian employee resigned last month after the government revoked his security clearance, according to a letter to the […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Winter storm takes aim at Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

WASHINGTON (AP) — After pummeling wide swaths of the South, a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic region as it marched Northeast and threatened more power outages, traffic headaches and widespread closures for millions of residents. Baltimore awoke to 15 inches of snow, measured in Pimlico, the […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

L.A.’s I-5 is state’s most congested freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On traffic maps, Interstate 5 in and around Los Angeles is a very angry road. It’s red. For mile upon mile, hour after hour. That hardly makes “the 5″ (as locals call it) unique in a region where the expansive freeway grid is notoriously traffic locked. But one route has to […]

February 13, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UC Davis Stores hits textbook rental milestone

UC Davis Stores hit a milestone this quarter: renting its 150,000th textbook since the rental program started in fall 2010. The option to rent instead of buy required course materials has saved students more than $3.5 million over that period, a news release said. Students can save up to 71 percent by renting instead of […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fruit tree sale to benefit Winters Community Library

The Winters Friends of the Library annual fruit tree sale begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 1 — regardless of weather — and continues in the parking lot on Railroad Avenue between Baker and Edwards streets until the last tree is sold. Featured this year are bare-root fruit and nut trees and potted dwarf citrus […]

February 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD duo to present their new books

Lucy Corin and Yiyun Li, both in the English department at UC Davis, will present their new books from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at The Lounge in the Memorial Union Store on the UCD campus. This free presentation is open to the public will be followed by a question-and-answer period and a […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear about recent advances in clinical trials research for Alzheimer’s

UC Davis neurology professor John Olichney will provide an update on recent advances in clinical trials research for Alzheimer’s disease from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the UCD Alzheimer’s Disease Center Community Discovery Lecture Series presentation. The event will be held in the auditorium of the UCD MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

State, national campaign forum set in Winters

The West Yolo Democratic Club will host a forum for state and national legislative candidates from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Winters Opera House, 13 Main St. The candidates will be given time to share their views on a range of issues such as water use, health care and education, directed […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New workshops set at Davis Media Access

Davis Media Access announces two new workshops this spring. Introduction to FinalCut Pro X: Basic Editing and Media Management will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. This short demonstration workshop is intended to familiarize participants with Final Cut Pro X (FCPX), as well show them options for interfacing with the FCPX edit […]

February 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,