Water rate initiative proponents at market

Proponents of an initiative to repeal Davis’ current water rates will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday, collecting signatures on initiative petitions. For more information or to volunteer, call 530-756-6856.

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Gun wounds deadliest, costliest of childhood injuries

Gunshot wounds require more surgery, have a higher mortality rate and cost more per patient than any other childhood injury. That’s according to a new study by Oregon Health & Science University and UC Davis researchers published online by the journal Pediatrics. “While children with gunshot wounds made up only 1 percent of the sample, they […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD joins Army cybersecurity alliance

UC Davis computer scientists are playing a role in a five-year, $23.2 million research partnership with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory aimed at detecting and responding to cyberattacks. The goal: protect battlefield networks from attacks in real time and, in same cases, without human intervention. UC Davis professors Karl Levitt, Prasant Mohapatra and Zhendong Su […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

ADHD, autism experts queue for lecture series

The UC Davis MIND Institute has announced the details of its 2013-14 “Minds Behind the MIND” lecture series. The free, public presentations run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the MIND Institute Auditorium, at 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Information about studies related to the evening’s discussion topic will be available an hour beforehand in the lobby. […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Driver arrested after motor home hits pole

Davis police arrested an Oregon man on suspicion of drunken driving Saturday after his motor home reportedly struck a metal pole at a South Davis gas station. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers received a call at about 1:30 p.m. from an employee of the Chevron station at 4475 Chiles Road, where the driver fled the […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Emergency scene

Flames and black smoke pour from the cab of a big rig transporting rice Monday morning along southbound Highway 113 at the Covell Boulevard offramp. Davis Fire Department Division Chief Bruce Fry said the cause of the 9:20 a.m. fire is under investigation, but is believed to be mechanical in nature. No injuries were reported, […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Flying high at University Airport’s open house

Moments off the University Airport runway, up through the bumpy midday air, the view stretches beyond Sacramento and through the haze to the Sierra Nevada mountains. Turn west. Fly over the geometric shapes and laser-flat expanse of Yolo County, broken only by the ragged path of Putah Creek and the orchards hugging it. Soar over […]

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

Screevers welcome at sidewalk chalk extravaganza downtown

An elaborate game of hopscotch, a makeshift court for a game of driveway basketball, even a surprise message of encouragement or business promotion: Sidewalk chalk can transform dull slabs of gray cement into simple, yet vibrant creations. But how about an entire block face? Three stores downtown have banded together to accomplish just that by […]

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

Chicago health commish to speak at UCD

Bechara Choucair, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, is set to give a free public talk about transforming the health of a community at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center auditorium, at 4501 X St. in Sacramento. Choucair will highlight his experiences in establishing a coalition of public […]

November 08, 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 is Little Bit (No. 119173), a 9-month-old spayed female brown and black Chihuahua short-hair mix. Also hoping for a good home is Grayson (No. 118910), a 3-month-old neutered male domestic short-haired […]

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

Getting to know you

Folks throughout Davis enjoyed a perfect Sunday afternoon in each other’s company as they attended an estimated 90 block parties, ice cream socials, potlucks and barbecues as part of the eighth annual Neighbors’ Night Out, a program jointly sponsored by the city of Davis and Associated Students of UC Davis. Some parties welcomed special guests, […]

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

Holmes music assembly spotlights hundreds of student musicians

Saxophonist Kyla Leacox and other members of the sax section perform a stirring arrangement of Edvard Grieg’s “In The Hall of the Mountain King” during a music assembly Thursday at Holmes Junior High School. Student musicians entertained their classmates — and illustrated the robust breadth of the music program at their school — during two assemblies. […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Yale prof to discuss First Amendment

Yale Law School professor Akhil Amar is set to speak about “The Firstness of the First Amendment” at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the UC Davis School of Law. The event in 1001 King Hall is free and open to the public. During the fourth annual Central Valley Foundation-James B. McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment, Amar will […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Paws for Thought: Beware the holidays!

Halloween monsters at your door, Turkey bones on the floor, Holiday gifts, chocolates too, New Year’s fireworks and jolly brew. These things may scare or sicken pets, And cause a visit to the vet’s. So, keep your critters safe and calm, A quiet room, soft music on. Halloween marks the beginning of our holiday season. […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,