Sutter market closes for holiday

The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market will be closed on Thursday, July 3, and will reopen on Thursday, July 10, with  farm-fresh produce, local eggs and olive oil, baked goods, plants and garden starts. The market takes place at the hospital’s entrance, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. For more information, visit

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Support group for parents of special-needs children offered

Davis Community Church offers several support groups for church and community members who are struggling with various life challenges. A relatively new support group for parents of teens and adult children with special needs meets on the first Sunday of each month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Office Conference Room at Davis Community […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Temps could hit 129 in Death Valley as state broils

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Temperatures in Death Valley could hit 129 degrees this weekend as a ridge of unusually high pressure moves into California, bringing an extended period of high heat and fire danger, forecasters said. Death Valley’s all-time record of 134 degrees set a century ago was not likely to fall, National Weather Service […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

BART workers authorize strike

OAKLAND (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit workers moved a step closer to a work stoppage after voting overwhelmingly to allow union officials to call a strike if contract negotiations fail, union leaders said Wednesday. Members of BART’s two largest unions representing train operators, mechanics, station agents and maintenance workers voted Tuesday to […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Investigator: No sign progressives mistreated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department watchdog who detailed Internal Revenue Service mistreatment of tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status says he has no evidence the IRS also mishandled progressive groups’ applications. In a letter obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, the inspector general for tax administration, J. Russell George, acknowledged that the term “Progressives” […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UCD graduate dies from crash injuries

Loreto Godoy, who earned a doctorate from UC Davis, died on Wednesday from injuries suffered in a head-on collision. The June 21 crash on Interstate 5 near Santa Nella earlier claimed the lives of three others, including Godoy’s father- and mother-in-law. Godoy, 32, and her husband, Fernando Mardones, also a UCD graduate, were traveling to Southern […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Football handoff took us all by surprise

GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN … wow, one day Blue Devil fans are looking forward to great things in the upcoming football season, and the next thing you know they’re stunned by the sudden resignation of their head coach and wondering what the future will bring … When Steve Smyte abruptly announced his resignation earlier this […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Genes discovery could help children with Prader-Willi syndrome

SACRAMENTO — Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Agilent Laboratories have found that Prader-Willi syndrome — a genetic disorder best known for causing an insatiable appetite that can lead to morbid obesity — is associated with the loss of non-coding RNAs, resulting in the dysregulation of circadian and metabolic genes, accelerated energy expenditure […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Practice makes perfect

The FBI gathered 22 regional SWAT teams for special training Wednesday at the Northern California Public Safety Training Center in Sacramento. Teams were put through various scenarios, including hostage rescue. The Solano County Sheriff SWAT team successfully rescued Channel 13 reporter Ron Jones during a drill at McClellan Tactical Village. Other teams ran through everything […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Qigong classes offered this summer

Renee Dryfoos, a practitioner of qigong and a clinical psychologist, is offering a new five-week class, “Qigong as Part of Your Spiritual Practice,” for the Davis community. Utilizing the gentle movements of qigong, and meditations informed by the Taoist tradition, students receive an introduction to a body-based spiritual practice. Classes run Fridays, beginning July 12, […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting planned

Patrick Hall will speak on “Treatment of Early Breast Cancer and Genomics” at the Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 8. Hall, genomic science liaison manager at Genomic Health Inc., will discuss the use of genomic information in making treatment decisions in early breast cancer. There will be a time […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Supervisors OK purchase of property near landfill

Yolo County supervisors this week approved the acquisition of nearly 300 acres of property adjacent to the Yolo County Central Landfill over the objections of landfill neighbors. The county wants the land — located directly west of the landfill — for a number of future reasons, including to create a buffer between the landfill and […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

CHP report on fatal Sacramento River accident released

A March 13 accident that claimed the life of a West Sacramento woman whose car plunged into the Sacramento River was the result of the vehicle leaving the roadway, California Highway Patrol investigators have ruled. That’s according to an attorney representing the late Musarrat Parveen Chaudhary’s family. On Wednesday, the CHP released a collision report […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

UCD graduates flock in unprecedented numbers to Teach for America

Members of the UC Davis Class of 2013 have shown an unprecedented level of interest in the Teach for America program. Teach for America is a national corps of graduate students and professionals who commit to teach for two years in public schools, and its purpose is to ensure that children in low-income communities can […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,