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 ,

County says September is Food Literacy Month

September will be declared Food Literacy Month in Yolo County, thanks to action taken last week by the Board of Supervisors. A Food Literacy Fair is planned Sept. 14 at the Woodland Farmers Market. “I’m thrilled to help bring Food Literacy Month to Yolo County,” said Supervisor Jim Provenza of Davis. “It’s hard to believe […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Tasting Fair set Saturday at Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op will host a Healthy Summer Tasting Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the store, 620 G St. Shoppers are invited to meet guests and try samples, including 3 Buddhas Coconut Water, Aura Cacia, The Philosopher’s Almond Butter, V-Dog (outside) and Oregon’s Wild Harvest. The Tasting Fair will feature a […]

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

Sahaya garage sale is Saturday

A fundraising garage sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 612 C St. in Davis to benefit Sahaya International, a nonprofit headquartered in Davis. Koen Van Rompay, a UC Davis researcher, founded Sahaya more than a decade ago to help impoverished women and AIDS orphans in India. More than 300 Davis […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis author’s book available for free

Davis author Eileen Rendahl is re-releasing her first novel, “Petals on the Pillow,” for Kindle. The book has been out of print and difficult to find for many years. It will be available as a free download at this Tuesday through Saturday. “Petals on the Pillow” is a contemporary gothic romance about a young […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kids’ murals convey environmental themes

Two murals created by local children at last year’s Cool Davis Festival are on exhibit at Davis City Hall to promote this year’s event, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 12, in Central Park. The murals are themed “Protect Our Bugs” and “Kids Want to Know What is in Our Food,” created with assistance from the […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,