Help needed for project to remember John and Sabrina

Local residents who wish to remember John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves in a tangible way are invited to contribute to a Warm Remembrance Family Play Area to be built in Redwood Park on Anderson Road. Riggins used to play in the park as a young child and Gonsalves worked there as a summer playground leader. […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis author tells the tales of K-9 and partner

One might say Adam Russ traveled a good distance to get back to where he was always supposed to be.

Russ was a writer in his early days — in high school and college — but his education and career trajectory took him in other directions: a master’s degree in economics, several years serving in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, working as an economist in Washington, D.C., and teaching math, first at a middle school in West Baltimore, and later at Esparto High School.

There was much he loved along that journey — particularly his time teaching in hardscrabble West Baltimore — but a move to Davis, and its welcoming …

Health System recognized for use of information technology

The UC Davis Health System has been named to Hospitals & Health Networks’ 15th annual “Most Wired” list, based on a survey of how hospitals use information technology. This is the third straight year that UCD has earned the designation. It is one of 14 California facilities or institutions to do so. Others include Kaiser […]

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

UC Davis lauded for LGBT patient care

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has named the UC Davis Medical Center a “leader in LGBT health care equality” for the third year running. The HRC, the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization, named a record 464 facilities and institutions to its 2013 list, or 74 percent of those that participated in its report. […]

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

Budding artists

Art teacher Mary Kaltenbach wanted her young students to get up close and personal with nature. However, rising temperatures made spending time out in a field a bit of a challenge, so she brought nature indoors on Tuesday. Kaltenbach placed sunflowers along with paints and supplies on the tables in the Davis Montessori Country Day […]

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

Summer flea markets continue on Olive Drive

The Davis summer flea markets continue on Sundays, July 28 and Aug. 25, at 946 Olive Drive. The flea market features art, performances — Rita Hosking and Animal Spirits – and vintage goods. There also are activities for all ages, including ping pong, a bounce house and a community mural project. To be a vendor […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Math whizzes can stretch their brains at free family activity

A Summer Family Math workshop will run from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Families are welcome to join in building marble pyramids and cube towers. “Drop in for a while and put your algebraic thinking skills to work at centers […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fundraising dinner benefits Cabrillo Civic Club

On Saturday, Aug. 24, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will present its Cabrillo Man with a Pan fundraising dinner at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $15 per person. Wine is included with dinner and there will be a no-host bar. […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bingo games Sunday aid in fight against cancer

Odd Fellows Bingo is back on Sunday. All proceeds this month will benefit the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life, which funds research to find cures for cancer. Doors open at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., at noon on Sunday and play begins at 1 p.m. Typically, 14 games are played in […]

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

Ex-Target workers sue, allege race discrimination

FRESNO (AP) — Three former Target employees are suing the nation’s second-largest discount chain for discrimination and retaliation, citing alleged racial slurs from managers and a training document that included stereotypical portrayals of Hispanics. The lawsuit, filed recently in Northern California’s Yolo County, says that workers who complained about the conditions at a distribution center […]

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

Study: Youth attitudes shift in Great Recession

By Martha Irvine CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Miller clearly remembers the day his father was laid off. Miller, now 25, was a freshman at an Ohio college, full of hope and ready to take on the world. But here was this “red flag … a big wake-up call,” he says. The prosperous years of childhood […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Travis recovers from brain surgery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis overnight as he recovered from brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital. Travis remained in critical condition after surgery Wednesday night to relieve pressure on his brain, publicist Kirt Webster said. The 54-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Asiana passengers begged for help

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Passengers aboard a plane that crashed at San Francisco International Airport called 911 and begged for help, saying ambulances hadn’t arrived more than 20 minutes after the crash and that they were doing their best to keep the critically injured alive, according to 911 calls that portray a scene of desperation. […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bombing suspect’s hearing frustrates some

BOSTON (AP) — Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings got little satisfaction from surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s first public appearance since the deadly attacks. “Not guilty,” was all he said, over and over. The blasé-looking 19-year-old, his arm in a cast and his face swollen, entered his pleas Wednesday during a seven-minute arraignment in federal […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,