Study: Climate change affects young, old sparrows differently

What’s good for adults is not always best for the young, and vice versa. At least that is the case with song sparrows and how they experience the effects of climate change, according to two recent studies by scientists at UC Davis and Point Blue Conservation Science. Both studies show the importance of considering the […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them Sunflower (No. 116928), a 3-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired tabby cat. Also hoping for a good home is Bill (No. 117801), a 1-year-old neutered male Anatol shepherd mix. Fees are charged […]

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

Davis resident a finalist in New Yorker cartoon contest

Thousands of individuals enter the The New Yorker magazine’s cartoon caption contest each month, and of these, three are chosen for final voting. This edition, Davis resident Howard Brody is one of the finalists. The cartoon shows a man sitting down to a fish dinner, which is pleading its case for not being eaten. His […]

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

Breaking up before ‘Breaking Bad’ is hard to do

When my mom was a child, television was a new thing. She’s told my kids — in one of those “You wouldn’t believe how barbaric my life was!” moments — that she used to walk up and down her street, knocking on neighbors’ doors, asking if she could come in and watch their TV with them. She […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Storytelling program planned Sunday at I-House

Joyce Ormond will present “Stories From Around the World” from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Ormond has been telling stories all her life. Growing up as an only child on a small farm in West Sacramento, she amused herself by making up and sharing stories. When she started […]

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

Formula-fed babies may be prone to health issues

Formula-fed infants experience metabolic stress that could make them more susceptible than breast-fed infants to a wide range of health issues such as obesity, diabetes, liver problems and cardiovascular disease, according to new UC Davis research. A study by biochemists Carolyn Slupsky and Bo Lönnerdal, both of the UCD department of nutrition, sheds new light […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD telemedicine boosts pediatric care, study finds

Telemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms, where pediatricians and pediatric specialists are scarce, a study by researchers at UC Davis Children’s Hospital has found. The study also found that rural emergency room physicians are more likely […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis police investigate F Street stabbings

Davis police say gang tensions may have played a role in an F Street brawl that left two people hospitalized with stab wounds early Sunday morning. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the investigation, which was still ongoing Monday, began at about 2 a.m. Sunday with reports of a large fight in progress at the Suntree Apartments, […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bike Fun Fest celebrates two-wheeled living

Bike Fun Fest, a street party to celebrate Davis’ first community bike mural, is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday along Third Street between E and F streets. Live music, do-it-yourself bicycle and helmet decorating and free art activities are planned. Families also can pick up back-to-school bike safety information.

The event is co-sponsored by the Davis Art Center and Paint Bike Fun.

Mayor Joe Krovoza will cut the ceremonial ribbon in front of the mural that has been painted on the north side …

Online presales offered before Bizarre Bazaar

Have you been wanting to buy furniture and appliances, but you’re suffering from sticker shock? Perhaps you’re thinking you’ll have to wait for the annual Bizarre Bazaar at the University Retirement Community, which is still more than a month off. “Wait no more; now you can find the same bargains online, and can purchase what […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Try free chair yoga class in September

People from many walks of life are embracing yoga as a means to gain flexibility, strength, stress relief and greater happiness. But sometimes images of “pretzel poses” and fit, young folks standing on their heads can discourage most of us from marching into a yoga studio. If a regular yoga class sounds a bit intimidating, […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hobbyists celebrate golden age of aviation

The Woodland Davis Aeromodelers will host the Golden Age Fly-In from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the club’s new flying site on County Road 29, a little more than a mile east of County Road 102. The event will feature static displays and flying of all aircraft that flew prior to World War […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hours extended at Winters library

Extended hours at the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave., will begin Monday, Aug. 19. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The library will be […]

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

Fundraiser supports wreaths for veterans’ graves

The fifth annual “Country In The Hills” fundraiser is planned for Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Yin Ranch in Vacaville, with proceeds going toward a project to put holiday wreaths on the graves of all veterans at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a tri-tip dinner, a no-host bar, auctions […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,