MIND study named one of top 10 scientific advances

Research from the UC Davis MIND Institute showing that children with autism are six to eight times more likely to experience gastrointestinal upsets has been named one of the top 10 scientific advances of 2013 by the organization Autism Speaks. Published online Nov. 6 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, the study found […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Garamendi raises funds at crab feed

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will host his annual Crab Feed and Birthday Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive in Vacaville. The cost is $45 per person for general admission, with sponsorships running from $75 to $5,000. Buy tickets online at www.Garamendi.org/Crabfeed. For information, contact the […]

January 23, 2014 | Posted in Briefly

Need a new best friend?

Pepper is a handsome 18-month-old neutered male purebred Pomeranian. He has a soft, fluffy black coat and loves to play with other dogs. Pepper is happiest when he’s cuddled up with one of his human friends. Angelica is a 2-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler who is very friendly and has a sweet nature. She loves long walks and […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ho-ho-ho! Best of downtown holiday windows honored

The results are in: Fleet Feet Davis is the winner of the 2013 downtown Davis holiday window decorating contest. A panel of judges selected the store at 615 Second St. as the best among 34 downtown windows. Fans of participating businesses also voted for their favorites to win the People’s Choice Award. The winners are Fleet […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Donate blood, receive a movie pass

Pay it forward this holiday season by donating blood Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Regal Stadium 5 theaters, 420 G St. Donors at the BloodSource mobile unit will receive a Regal movie pass and MyBloodSource rewards that can be redeemed online for a limited-edition “Pay It Forward” T-shirt or other items. Blood […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Need a last-minute gift? City of Davis items are available

City of Davis branded gift items are available in downtown Davis for last-minute holiday shoppers. The city of Davis throw blanket can be found along with “Hamburger Patty” and “Enjoy the Ride, Davis, California” T-shirts at the UC Davis Bookstore, 630 Second St. The 50-by-66-inch throw ($45.95) features 12 iconic Davis images, including the train […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free homework help at the library

Students may drop in to the Homework Center for free tutoring and homework help from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 6 through March 10 at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The Homework Center — in the Children’s Activity Room — provides tutoring for all subjects up […]

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

Library presents animals from around the world

The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, is pleased to present “Animals from Around the World!” from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Children age 5 and older will take a journey from the library to the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and North America through the eyes of […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Science selfies commemorate 2013

Oxford Dictionaries has chosen “selfie” as its 2013 word of the year. Each year the folks at Oxford Dictionaries select a word to add to the lexicon that rose to prominence in common parlance in the previous 12 months. It doesn’t need to be a new word; “selfie,” in fact, has been in use for […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cabrillo Civic Club meets in January

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 503 California St. in Woodland. The agenda includes the results of the All Sports Christmas Pedro Party Fundraiser and the Family Christmas Carnival Party. In addition, there will be discussion of the […]

January 05, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Panelists wary of Obama’s college ratings proposal

Consider context and guard against unintended consequences, panelists at UC Davis urged the U.S. Department of Education as it cooks up a new college rating system.

College leaders, staff, students, faculty, parents and education advocates shared concerns and ideas during a roundtable discussion with Deputy Under Secretary Jamienne Studley on Monday at the Mondavi Center.

There’s not a recipe for a system yet. President Barack Obama put the department to work on one in August.

State review reveals secret veto power

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown’s office blocked the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing from taking action on a discrimination claim in 2011 filed by a government employee against a California agency, according to a Senate investigatory team that said the move was made in secret. The Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes said […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Poll finds uninsured down on ACA

WASHINGTON — Americans who lack medical coverage disapprove of President Barack Obama’s health care law at roughly the same rate as the insured, even though most say they struggle to pay for basic care, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. Fifty-three percent of the uninsured disapprove of the law, the poll found, […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Economy | Tagged ,

A thousand firefighters battle Big Sur blaze

BIG SUR (AP) — Officials are hopeful that a late fall wildfire in California’s Big Sur region soon will be fully contained, after the flames destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee. As of Wednesday night, the fire had charred about 1 1/3 square miles of territory and was […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,