District phasing in new Common Core standards

Parents have been hearing about Common Core in the news for several years, as the new academic standards were developed and adopted by most states around the nation. This fall, Davis parents will start seeing the implementation at their neighborhood schools. “We’ll have copies of Common Core standards by grade level available for parents, posted […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explore ancient Egypt at home with a fruit mummy

Campers in Explorit’s summer science camps this week got to explore the culture and science of ancient Egypt as part of their afternoon program on social science. In addition to making pharaoh’s hats and learning to write their names in hieroglyphics, they also learned about the practice of mummification. The process of mummification was a […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sutter Health seeks sponsorship applications

Nonprofit organizations in Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sutter and Yuba counties are invited to apply for sponsorships from Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region. Sponsored activities must improve access to health and wellness programs. Applications will be available through Sept. 30. This application period will provide sponsorship funds for January through May, […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Taste pedal-powered smoothies at fair booth

The Yolo County Health Department and the Network for a Healthy California encourage families to fill half their plates with healthy foods and learn healthy habits, such as making the switch to healthier beverages and being physically active. With that message, they will be providing interactive activities and information for all ages at the Yolo […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cal State expands availability of online classes

LONG BEACH (AP) — California State University students will be able to earn credit this fall by completing online courses offered through any of the system’s 23 campuses. CSU officials announced Wednesday that full-time students are being allowed for the first time to include in their schedules online classes that are not offered by the […]

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

Hall of Fame induction dinner set Sept. 14

Tickets are still available for the Davis High School Hall of Fame’s 2013 induction ceremony. Five new inductees will be honored — Bob Bowen, the city of Davis’ public relations manager and a DHS graduate; Theresa Hayes, director of instruction at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles; Gina Ostini Miles, an equestrian […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Not a car or bicycle, but a blend — an ELF vehicle

RESTON, Va. (AP) — Mark Stewart turns quite a few heads as he zips through the streets on his neon green ELF bike. With each pedal, his feet take turns sticking out from the bottom while a gentle motor hums in the background. What he’s driving looks like a cross between a bicycle and a […]

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

Need a new best friend?

LB is a super-sized, super-handsome 2-year-old neutered male German shepherd/Rottweiler cross. LB was raised on a ranch and is great with children and other dogs. He’s a gentle giant and volunteer favorite. Roger is a 10-month-old neutered male Anatolian shepherd/husky cross with a soft, fluffy black coat with a white patch on his chest. He loves to play with other dogs, […]

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

Prostate cancer research update set

Rahul Aggarwal, M.D., a genitourinary cancer specialist at UC San Francisco, will speak about the research of the Prostate Cancer Dream Team II at the Aug. 12 meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group. The Dream Team includes medical researchers from six universities who seek to develop new approaches to combat metastatic treatment-resistant prostate […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Motorcyclist killed in rural Yolo County crash

California Highway Patrol officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a rural Yolo County crash that left a motorcyclist dead Wednesday morning. Denis Fred Bartz Sr., 61, of Knights Landing, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6 a.m. collision, which occurred on County Road 85 near Road 15B north of Capay, CHP […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Poll shows support for Brown

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown enjoys a record high 54 percent approval rating among California voters as he heads into a likely re-election campaign next year after a relatively smooth state budget process, according to a new poll the Public Policy Institute of California released Wednesday. So far, the Democratic governor faces no serious […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Woman hospitalized after carbon monoxide exposure

A woman was hospitalized Tuesday night after the carbon monoxide detector activated in her South Davis apartment, according to the Davis Fire Department. Spokeswoman Evelyn George said a crew was dispatched at 11:51 p.m. to the New Harmony Apartments, 3030 Cowell Blvd., where the resident said the alarm had been sounding for about 10 minutes. […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woodland woman accused of assaulting officer

Woodland police say a woman assaulted an officer with his own handcuffs Wednesday morning as he attempted to take her into custody. Ruby Marina Lucero came to officers’ attention shortly before 9 a.m. when witnesses reported seeing a woman “yelling, throwing objects and hitting the curb with a metal object” outside a business in the […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woman arrested for brandishing, spitting

A 27-year-old San Francisco woman was jailed Tuesday after allegedly brandishing a knife at an Amtrak conductor. Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow said Monyea Monique Johnson “became agitated” at the conductor, who had asked her to leave a train at the downtown station after failing to pay for a ticket. She allegedly spit on the […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,