UC San Diego plans to open stem cell center

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials at UC San Diego announced Monday that philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has committed $100 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center. The center is intended to accelerate development of drugs and therapies derived from human stem cell research through clinical trials and patient therapies. It will […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

E-cigarettes included in UC smoking ban

BERKELEY  (AP) — University of California officials are reminding students and faculty that the systemwide smoking ban going into effect next year includes electronic cigarettes. Josh Moskowitz, a member of the UC committee that wrote the smoking ban, tells the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/1cJbFIs) that questions about the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes led officials to […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Storytelling set Sunday at I-House

Davis resident Denise Hoffner is the featured speaker from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Children’s International Storytelling Program at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Hoffner will share “Stories of Peace.” In addition to being a storyteller, she is a school crossing guard, a stand-up comedian, an attorney, a massage therapist, […]

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

Exchange canned food for instrument strings Saturday

Watermelon Music and the D’Addario Company are offering free strings for your guitar, bass, mandolin or ukulele in exchange for donations of canned foods for those in need. Simply bring in your instrument this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. — along with at least two nonperishable food items — and staff members of […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Thieves target West Davis homes

The Davis Police Department is warning the community about a recent rash of residential burglaries, many of them in the West Davis area. The incidents occurred at the following locations: the 500 block of Oeste Drive (two incidents), 700 block of Anderson Road (two incidents), 800 block of Anderson Road and 1300 block of Wake […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

SADVC taking applications for its board

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center — Yolo County’s primary provider of sexual assault and domestic violence services — is recruiting “passionate, dedicated and qualified candidates” to serve on its board of directors. The board is responsible for guidance and oversight of the agency’s affairs, including planning, policy development, resource development, financial oversight and […]

January 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Wanted: Paul Bunyan and Company

LUMBERJACK WANTED: APPLY WITHIN … while the fate of more than 300 mature trees of various sizes, shapes and species on The Cannery project site has many folks in town wringing their hands in despair, there’s actually an incredibly simple way to stop this potential chain-saw massacre dead in its tracks … just get the […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

McGowan leaving Board of Supervisors

WOODLAND — Longtime Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan will step down from the Board of Supervisors in December to take an appointed position with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Gov. Jerry Brown, who announced McGowan’s appointment on Tuesday as deputy director of strategic planning and policy for the DMV, also will appoint McGowan’s successor […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Supervisors vote to combine assessor and clerk/recorder

WOODLAND — Yolo County voters will have one less elected office to fill come June. County supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to combine the office of county assessor with that of clerk/recorder. The new office — which will be on the June 2014 ballot — also will include the registrar of voters, the primary point […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Trustees hear updates on Bridge Program, English learners

The school board will hear a report Thursday on the transition of the Davis Bridge Program from the now-disbanded nonprofit Davis Bridge Educational Foundation to the Davis school district, and also review plans for English learners. The trustees also will hear an update from Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby regarding the district’s ongoing budget planning as […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Driver killed, passenger injured in I-5 crash

California Highway Patrol investigators say a lack of seatbelt use left one man dead and another critically wounded following a Tuesday morning crash in Woodland. The 24-year-old driver, a Chico resident whose name was not released pending notification of his family, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:30 a.m. wreck on southbound Interstate […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Yolo at war: Signal Corps took over on Davis campus

For nearly two years during World War II, the UC Davis campus assumed an alternative identity.

The transformation began in the fall of 1942. By then, the war had more than halved the population at the campus — then known as the University of California School of Agriculture at Davis — as both students and faculty volunteered or were drafted for military service.

“With the new selective service law now amended to reach into the teenage group for military service and with present registration falling as a result of the new law, it is expected that classes will be so disrupted after the first of the year as to make their continuation on the Davis campus almost inadvisable, if not impossible,” The Davis Enterprise reported on Nov. 27, 1942 …

Hear poetry in the garden Thursday

Poets Crawdad Nelson and Benjamin Biesek will read from their work from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. The public is welcome. Parking is available for $8 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. For more information, call 530-752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/calendar.aspx.

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tour Waldorf campus on Nov. 13

The Davis Waldorf School will offer a tour at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the campus at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. Visitors will peek into several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. A question-and-answer session will follow the walking tour, and refreshments will be served. The event is […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,