UCD research: Neandertals, not humans, made first bone tools

One day in 2011, undergraduate student Naomi Martisius was sorting through tiny bone remnants in the UC Davis paleoanthropology lab when she stumbled across a peculiar piece. The bone fragment, from a French archaeological site, turned out to be a part of an early specialized bone tool used by a Neandertal before the first modern […]

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

UCD ramps up recycling for move-in weekend

UC Davis will again partner with Dart Container to recycle cardboard and foam packaging generated by students during move-in weekend. Dart will haul the foam to its Lodi facility for processing, then on to another manufacturer that will use the material to create picture frames and crown molding. The cardboard will be sent to Recycling Industries […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Cyclist hurt in collision with car

A bicyclist was hospitalized Wednesday evening after colliding with a car near Eighth and B streets, according to the Davis Police Department. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the driver, 24-year-old Antwanette Wiley of Davis, was traveling westbound on Eighth and failed to yield to the eastbound bicyclist as she made a left turn onto B Street. […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

CHP checkpoint planned Friday night

The Woodland office of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety and driver license safety checkpoint Friday night somewhere within the unincorporated area of Yolo County. The location will be announced later Friday. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and deter both drunken and unlicensed drivers, CHP Officer Bryan Konvalin said. It […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woodland Healthcare opens a second Davis office

To accommodate a growing demand for specialty services in Davis and surrounding communities, Woodland Healthcare has opened a new 6,000-square-foot specialty medical office adjacent to its current office in Davis. Audiology; cardiology; dermatology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; neurology; midwifery, oncology; urology and women’s health services are available at the new office at 2440 W. […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mace, I-80 interchange bike path closed this weekend

Continuing the theme of rebuilding roads and bike paths in Davis this year, the Interstate 80 bike path at the Mace Boulevard interchange — a popular spot for those heading to and from Sacramento on their bikes — will be closed this weekend for repairs. Caltrans, the lead agency on the project, has removed the […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Congressmen go to bat for Travis tankers

Reps. John Garamendi and Mike Thompson this week argued for preserving the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of KC-10 tankers, 27 of which are assigned to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield. Defense News recently reported that rumors that the 59-tanker fleet may be eliminated as the Air Force copes with sequestration budget cuts. Garamendi has […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

$10 million gift to fund UC Davis water work

UC Davis will build on its success as a center for problem-solving research on California’s critical water issues thanks to a $10 million gift to the Center for Watershed Sciences.

The gift from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation will enable the Center for Watershed Sciences — the state’s leading academic institute on water management — to expand its scientific research and public engagement capabilities on the state’s increasingly difficult water problems.

These problems include drinking water safety and reliability, flood protection, agricultural production, hydroelectric power, recreational use and the survival of salmon and other native fish species.

School district acts to help students cope with Marsh case

Three months after 16-year-old Daniel Marsh was arrested and charged with the murders of Davis residents Claudia Maupin and Oliver “Chip” Northup, all students at Davis High School received counseling Thursday on dealing with the case and media coverage of court proceedings. Marsh, who was a sophomore at the school last year — and previously […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Hoss is a 9- to 10-month-old neutered male German shepherd/Rottweiler cross who is a manageable size — not too big and not too small. He is a happy dog who gets along well with everyone and plays well with female dogs. Charlotte is a 5-year-old spayed female purebred beagle. She is extremely good-natured and plays well […]

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

Free adult AquaFit trial classes offered at SwimAmerica

SwimAmerica is launching a new adult aquatic exercise program in October. AquaFit classes will focus on cardiovascular exercise, strength and balance training, postural alignment, stress reduction, range of motion, stretching and pain management techniques and most importantly fun. “SwimAmerica’s warm-water indoor pool is the ideal depth, size and temperature for aquatic fitness training and rehabilitation,” […]

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

UC’s twist on crowdfunding inspires students

By Justin Berton University of California regents have come up with a novel approach to raising scholarship funds: have students dress in a cow suit for a week. Or swim 3 miles nonstop. Or wear a horse’s head in public. Those are just some of the adventures pledged by UC students in a novel crowdfunding […]

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

Fly Fishers will hear about salmon restoration work

Can you grow salmon on agricultural fields in the Yolo Bypass? That’s what Jacob Katz is trying to do with the Nigiri Project, and he’ll describe it at the September meeting of the Fly Fishers of Davis. The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High School, 4000 […]

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

Tires may be recycled at landfill for free

Yolo County will host a free tire recycling event at the Yolo County Central Landfill, 44090 County Road 28H northeast of Davis, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Yolo County residents and farmers are encouraged to turn in their used passenger car, truck or tractor tires during this free event, made possible through a […]

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