Volunteer on a county advisory board

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is actively seeking candidates to fill vacancies on a couple of dozen county advisory bodies. For more information on advisory bodies and specific vacancies, and to submit an application, visit www.yolocounty.org (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Radio show eyes music as medicine

Music as medicine is the topic of “Through the Looking Glass” at 4 p.m. Thursday on KDRT, 95.7 FM. David Tralle is the guest. “We know that music can be magic; it makes you dance, or cry, or remember,” says the host, Dr. G, a Davis life coach. “But, how much do we know about […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Commission will hear concerns about oil trains

Local residents can join the public discussion of crude oil trains rolling through Davis at the city’s Natural Resources Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The commission meets in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. There will be a brief informational presentation with photos including an explanation of the Benicia Valero proposal […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Crash, then fight, sends alleged DUI driver to jail

A 22-year-old Carmichael man faces felony drunken-driving charges after allegedly causing a crash on Interstate 80 near Davis, then fighting with firefighters who responded to the scene. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Monday on westbound I-80 west of County Road 32A, where Cameron Trevor Maser lost control […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center: ‘A Legacy of Art’ exhibit closes Saturday

By Erie Vitiello This is the final week to see “A Legacy of Art,” an exhibit of the Davis Art Center’s historic art collection, curated by Michele Taylor-Hamilton. The show ends Saturday at 4 p.m. at 1919 F St. On display in the Tsao Gallery and throughout our building are the remaining pieces (with the exception […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Vacaville hit-run suspect nabbed in Dunnigan motel

A San Jose man is in Yolo County Jail custody today, accused of striking three small children with his vehicle Sunday in a north Vacaville residential neighborhood before fleeing the scene. Wesley Murray, 31, was arrested at a Dunnigan motel at about 6 p.m., three hours after police received a 911 call reporting the hit-and-run […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

The shopper wants no bacon, on KDRT

A customer who objected to smelling bacon. Product questions. Criticism of music played in the store. The suggestion box at the Davis Food Co-op, one of Davis’ iconic businesses, fields 80 contacts a month as part of one of the most basic transactions at any business: dealing with the public. In this case, the Davis […]

January 22, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Storm disrupts flights, school day in eastern U.S.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of flights were canceled, students got an extra day off from school or were being sent home early, and the federal government closed its offices in the Washington area Tuesday as a winter storm bore down on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The National Weather Service said the storm could bring 8 […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Silicon Valley employees fight over charging stations

PALO ALTO (AP) — An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to access car-charging stations at work, creating incidents of “charge rage” among drivers. Installation of electric vehicle charging ports at some companies has not kept pace with soaring demand, creating thorny etiquette issues in the workplace, […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Education takes center stage at MLK event

Despite advances by individual African-Americans recently, the health of diversity in America remains imperiled without equal access to quality education.

That was the message of a keynote speech from a representative of the Southern Poverty Law Center on Monday at the city’s free Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Varsity Theatre downtown.

According to speaker Dana Vickers Shelley and statistics from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, more than half a century after the U.S. Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education destroyed the legal basis for racial segregation in America, an economic and …

Bob Dunning: Can ordinance is ‘cold-hearted, punitive’

SCAVENGER HUNT … the reaction was swift and certain when I suggested last week I’d be willing to set aside my recyclable bottles and cans for the struggling young woman who asked permission to lift those items from the recycle bin I put out weekly for DWR to collect … this in response to the […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

New non-GMO yeast removes sulfur odor in wine

A winemaking yeast strain invented by a UC Davis researcher that removes the sulfur odor in wines has been patented and is undergoing development and marketing around the world and locally. The non-genetically modified yeast was developed by Linda Bisson of the UCD department of viticulture and enology and is being marketed in partnership with […]

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

Paws for thought: Curb pet overpopulation by adopting from a shelter

Puppies and kittens are cute, right? But what happens when they grow up? Every year, shelters across our country take in millions of stray and unwanted animals but nearly half of them are euthanized because they are not adopted. Sadly, shelter euthanasia is the leading cause of death for dogs and cats in the United […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

City focuses on helping teens find jobs

It’s tough out there for teens looking for summer jobs. Fifteen years ago, more than half of all American teens ages 16 to 19 worked a summer job. By last summer, just 32 percent did, according to research at Northeastern University in Boston, which found teen employment in August was near a record low for […]

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