WAC brushes up on fluoride benefits

It reduces cavity rates, dental decay and helps cities and their residents save exponentially every year on dental care. These were some of the many arguments made by the very pro-fluoride crowd that attended Thursday’s Water Advisory Committee meeting, the first in a series of discussions that will lead to the committee’s recommendation to the […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Remember, we don’t want to be like everyone else

ABOUT THOSE RANKINGS … I’m happy to see that the Davis School Board backed off its plan to reconfigure Davis High School into a four-year program after folks came out of the ground to register their opposition … mostly, we were told, the board was proposing the change because “that’s the way everyone else does […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Garamendi joins Sikh caucus

Rep. John Garamendi joined more than two dozen members of Congress launching a bipartisan American Sikh Congressional caucus, with the goal of educating their colleagues and the public about the Sikh community. “I have had the pleasure of working with the Sikh community for decades,” said Garamendi, D-Walnut Creek, in a news release on Wednesday. […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Study: Visits boost hepatitis screening among Hmong

Lay health workers increased screening rates for hepatitis B virus and knowledge about the disease among Sacramento-area Hmong Americans, UC Davis researchers have found. Hmong Americans are at elevated risk for chronic hepatitis B — the major risk factor for liver cancer. Although Hmong Americans often have health insurance, cultural and language barriers can prevent access to […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: UCD grad appointed to executive team

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a UC Davis graduate to the executive team of the California Exposition and State Fair. Carrie Wright, 37, of West Sacramento, was appointed as the new programs manager. She has held various positions at the Western Fairs Association since 2008, including marketing director and programs director. She was owner of […]

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

The Other Voice features Schwartz, Haag

Local poets Edythe Haendel Schwartz of Davis and Jan Haag of Sacramento will be featured at the May meeting of The Other Voice, a poetry group. The gathering begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the library at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in rural West Davis. Admission is free […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: Give where your art is

Explorit Science Center is thrilled to be participating in the 24-Hour Online Day of Giving for the Arts on Monday. This Day of Giving challenge sponsored by GiveLocalNow in partnership with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and For Art’s Sake is the first of its kind in the greater Sacramento […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Porkchop is the cutest-ever 3-year-old, neutered male, AKC registered English bulldog. He’s a very happy, friendly boy who plays great with female dogs. Pete, a supersized neutered male black Labrador retriever mix, is a good-natured boy who loves to be around people. Pete loves to play ball. He’s very alert and would make a great […]

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

Saylor campaign kickoff set

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor invites all community members to attend the kickoff celebration for his 2014 campaign for re-election to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors on Sunday, May 19, at the T.S. Glide Ranch, between Davis and Winters. The event begins at 4 p.m., featuring farm-fresh local food, award-winning wine and locally brewed […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly

Neighborhood Court brings restorative justice concept to Davis

Each year, the Davis and UC Davis police departments collectively issue more than 1,000 citations for low-level misdemeanors and infractions, sparking a process that can result in multiple court hearings and costly legal fees. Starting next week, however, some of those incidents will be handled quite differently. In those cases, the offenders will receive yellow […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Davis High FFA plant sale starts Friday

Davisites looking to spruce up their vegetable and flower gardens should visit the Davis High School greenhouse on Friday and Saturday when students in the school’s Future Farmers of America program will be selling everything from petunias to tomatoes to succulents. The plant sale takes place on Friday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday […]

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

Boy Scouts to hold carwash Saturday

Davis residents are invited to get their cars washed by Davis Boy Scouts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Nugget Market on Covell. The cost will be $5. The Scouts, who are members of Davis Troop 466, are washing cars to help earn their way to summer camp.

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly

Man jailed after allegedly punching Woodland officer

A 23-year-old Woodland man was jailed Tuesday after allegedly attacking a motorcycle officer in what police are calling a “spontaneous crime of opportunity.” Sgt. Steve Guthrie said the assault occurred shortly after 1:30 p.m. on East Main Street near Industrial Way, where the unidentified officer had just conducted a traffic stop. “As the officer was […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Gibson Gardeners seek antique tools

The Gibson Gardeners of the Yolo County Historical Museum need donations of antique garden tools, watering cans, decorative pots, garden-related books or artifacts. These will be displayed during the Museum’s Annual May Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Items can be dropped off at the […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly