Back-to-school math fun planned

A math workshop for kids ages 2-12 will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The event is free and open to the public. Kids getting back into school will have a chance to re-engage with math facts while having fun […]

September 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Markets muted as focus returns to Fed

LONDON (AP) — Markets were muted Thursday as investors geared up for a round of U.S. economic data that may well be crucial in determining expectations for next week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting. The likelihood that the Fed will start to reduce its huge bond-buying program has shaken markets in recent weeks. Fed officials have […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Kerry set to test Russia on Syria weapons

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva Thursday morning to test the seriousness of a Russian proposal to secure Syria’s chemical weapons. Kerry and a team of U.S. experts will have at least two days of meetings with their Russian counterparts on Thursday and Friday. They hope to emerge with […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

State looks to raise minimum wage

LOS ANGELES — California’s top lawmakers on Wednesday pledged their support for a plan to raise the minimum wage in the state to $10 an hour, which could soon give California workers the highest minimum pay rate in the country. In a rare show of backing for pending legislation, Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, announced […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Connectivity, senior housing in The Cannery questioned at Planning Commission meeting

It’s showtime for The Cannery. In the first of five public meetings that will culminate in a decision by the City Council on whether to approve a 547-unit residential development in North Davis, the city’s Planning Commission hosted a workshop Wednesday to begin digging into the final proposal and to ask questions about the project. […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Child-porn charges filed against Davis indecent-exposure suspects

The July arrests of two state workers on suspicion of indecent exposure at a Davis park have led to federal child exploitation charges against the pair, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento announced Wednesday. Two federal criminal complaints unsealed Wednesday allege that 30-year-old Wenyi Xu of Folsom made sexually explicit images of her own child, […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Excitement in sports? Try these ideas

Last month the brain trust that runs the National Football League decided to make the much-maligned Pro Bowl more “exciting” for fans, which means the door has finally been kicked wide open to make all sports more exciting for the armchair quarterbacks, wannabe point guards and would-be goalies of the world. Yes, excitement is what […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

USDA team tries to make good food taste better

By Stacy Finz In a big nondescript building on Buchanan Street in Albany, scientists are trying to solve the world’s food mysteries. Why do some imported black olives taste like cow dung? What is that pleasant toasty flavor in basmati rice? How can you maximize vitamin D in a mushroom? They’re hunkering down in the […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Farm to Every Fork program tackles ‘food deserts’

David Shabazian, principal project expert with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, will speak about food deserts in our region as part of the Yolo Farm to Every Fork lecture series. His talk will begin at noon Tuesday at the Davis Chamber of Commerce office, 604 Third St. in downtown Davis. It is free and […]

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

GOP celebrates Constitution Day with dinner Tuesday

The Yolo County Republican Party announces the 2013 Constitution Day Dinner: “Commemorating 226 Years of the Republic,” which will take place Tuesday at the ranch of Bob and Nancy Lea in Woodland. The event will feature several speakers, including state Sen. Jim Nielsen; Assemblyman Dan Logue, a candidate for the 3rd District Congressional seat; and […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Equinox service to remember black walnut trees

All who love trees are invited to a memorial service Sunday, Sept. 22, to honor the Russell Boulevard black walnut trees that were cut down recently. Eldridge Moores, Barbara Meixner and Meri Superak will contribute music and Sonya Brodt will celebrate the trees with a dance. The event, sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Committee of […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Council pegs Oct. 1 as decision-day for fluoridation

Despite the suggestion from city staff to postpone a decision on fluoridation by three years — after the surface water project is built — the Davis City Council opted Tuesday to stick with its original timeline. As council members took no action to change the date of their decision, they will deliberate and make their […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Foundation chief to give health lecture

Mark D. Smith, president and chief executive officer of the California HealthCare Foundation, will discuss medicine’s growing complexity and capabilities at the UC Davis School of Medicine 2013 Dean’s Lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. Smith’s talk, open to the public, will take place in the Matsui Lecture Hall inside the Education Building at […]

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

Kohl’s backs kid safety program

A $233,774 grant from Kohl’s department stores will go toward a UC Davis program providing car seats, bicycle helmets, life jackets and safety education to children from underserved families. Last year, the UCD Kohl’s Buckle Up to Grow Up program gave more than 1,300 car seats, 6,100 bicycle helmets and 395 life jackets to underserved […]

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