Woodland has rash of vehicle thefts

Woodland police took more than 10 reports in January of car thefts occurring while the owners were warming up their vehicles. “These thefts have occurred while the victim has left their car unattended and running with the keys in the ignition in an effort to warm it up,” says a Woodland Police Department news release […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Tour the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Feb. 8

Yolo Basin Foundation docents will lead a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 8. Covering 25 square miles, the Wildlife Area is located in the heart of one of the country’s richest agricultural areas, alongside one of America’s busiest freeways and next to the bustling […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Flu death toll grows; county offers another free vaccine clinic

The toll from this year’s flu season continues to grow, with the state reporting Friday that another 52 people under the age of 65 have died. That brings the season total to 147 confirmed deaths, with the state Department of Public Health investigating another 44. At this time last year, 14 Californians under the age […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Event brings together art and science lovers

Four speakers who fuse art and science will discuss their work at the LASER-UC Davis event sponsored by the UCD Art/Science Fusion Program on Thursday. The Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 3001 of the Plant and Environmental Sciences building on the UCD campus. Admission is free. […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

February bingo games benefit Yolo Military Families

The Davis Odd Fellows will host their Second Sunday Bingo fundraiser on Feb. 9 to benefit Yolo Military Families. For the past 10 years, the group has mailed “Hugs From Home” supply boxes to Yolo County soldiers stationed abroad. In 2013, “Hugs From Home” went to 220 soldiers. The boxes contain toiletries, sunscreen, snack foods, […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Waldorf School plans open house

Davis Waldorf School welcomes visitors to its open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at 3100 Sycamore Lane. Preschool through eighth-grade classrooms will be open. The Waldorf approach recognizes the simple insight that children learn in distinctly different ways at different stages of their development. Waldorf teachers are dedicated to teaching in […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chamber presents seminar on internships

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar on running an internship program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Yolo Federal Credit Union, 501 G St. in Davis. Susan Kirby of the Da Vinci Charter Academy will examine the student’s and employer’s perspectives. Lisa Sanders of UC Davis will present legal guidelines […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Locals who helped ‘grow’ Woodland Community College will be honored

By Wayne Ginsburg Several local men and women who were critical in the creation and early operation of Woodland Community College will be honored next week. The Woodland Community College Foundation will recognize the contributions of five women and two men — five of whom worked tirelessly to bring community college opportunities to this area […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bauer’s collection featured at library book sale

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will have its next bimonthly book sale starting Friday, Feb. 7, for members only from noon to 2 p.m. As always, shoppers may join at the door. The sale will be open to members and nonmembers alike from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yappy Hour helps raise well-adjusted dogs

Tami Pierce’s students can be loud, wander off for no reason, roughhouse in class.

They also can be brought to heel by bacon treats, subdued by belly rubs and distracted by squeaky toys.

Pierce teaches Yappy Hour: a puppy socialization program at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.

“We know that puppies have a very finite period between 3 weeks and 14 to 16 weeks that they are sort of sponges,” she said last week. “They are at a time where they learn to be a social dog.

“They learn that either things can be really scary or things can be OK. This sets the stage for really their whole lives.”

Mental health consumers tell it like it is

NAMI-Yolo invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to “Consumers Speak/A Round Table Discussion” featuring people living with mental illness. They will discuss what works, what doesn’t, what’s needed and how families and friends can be a successful part of the recovery equation. The panel discussion will take place at NAMI’s next monthly […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Emerson Junior High School will get 35 new computers as part of the resolution approved Thursday by the Davis Board of Education, joining other Davis schools in getting new technology for online student testing this spring. Emerson was inadvertently omitted from Friday’s story.

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

CSU looks to boost graduation rates

LONG BEACH (AP) — California State University’s chancellor announced a $50 million plan to increase graduation rates by hiring more advisers and tenure-track faculty and boosting the number of online courses. Timothy P. White unveiled the ambitious agenda Wednesday in his first “state of the university” address to the Board of Trustees in Long Beach, the […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: June ballot bursting at the seams

TAXES-R-US … if all the stars align correctly, our local election in June might be one for the ages … not only will we get to make a decision on the Wolk-Krovoza smackdown for a job in Sacramento, we’ll also be selecting a new-and-improved City Council with issues yet unknown … on top of that, […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,