For the record

A story last week about a UC Davis football player who serves as a resident student firefighter incorrectly reported Nate Trauernicht’s tenure as UCD fire chief. He has been the chief for two years.

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Supervisors indicate support for consolidating assessor, clerk-recorder offices

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday directed staff to move ahead with a proposal to consolidate the county assessor’s office with that of the clerk-recorder in an effort to improve efficiency and save money. State law allows supervisors to consolidate the offices through an ordinance but the consolidation would not take place until after the current […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Davis woman convicted of assault, hit and run

A Davis woman was convicted of assault and hit-and-run charges last week for striking her boyfriend with a car back in 2011, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Elena Lund-Tessler, 34, faces anywhere from probation to four years, eight months in prison at her sentencing hearing, set for Nov. 5 before Yolo Superior […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Worker injured at rural construction site

A construction worker was injured by a dump truck Tuesday at a work site southeast of the Davis city limits, the Davis Fire Department reported. Division Chief Bruce Fry said emergency personnel received a 911 call at about 12:15 p.m., reporting an accident at the rural construction area on County Road 104 south of County […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Davis educator works for change in Africa

Learn more Who: Don Lotter talking about his work in Tanzania When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: International House, 10 College Park Info: 530-753-5007 The issues associated with Africa’s food security, environmental protection and educational system cannot be solved by any one person alone. Good thing Don Lotter, 61, has the ear of hundreds of students […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police arrest man on warrant, ammo charges

A Davis man arrested on an outstanding warrant Monday had ammunition inside his vehicle, according to the Davis Police Department. Joseph Muzio, 33, was stopped shortly before 2:30 p.m. near Fifth and B streets, where officers learned he was driving on a suspended license and had an outstanding felony warrant out of Solano County, Lt. […]

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

UCD lands new national center on climate change

UC Davis was selected in a national competition this week to lead a two-year, $11.2 million research consortium for the U.S. Department of Transportation, focused on addressing and preparing for climate change. Based at the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, the new National Center for Sustainable Transportation will help the federal agency reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from passenger […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed to pitch Yolo’s Farm-to-Fork efforts

Yolo County is looking for help promoting its Farm to Every Fork program at the Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Festival on Saturday. Various shifts are available from 8 a.m. to  7 p.m. on Capitol Mall. To sign up for shifts online, visit Volunteers should wear jeans and will be provided with a shirt. For more information, […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis students win top awards at California State Fair

Young woodworkers at Emerson and Holmes junior high schools won not one, but two outstanding project awards in the Industrial & Technology Education Competition at the California State Fair this summer, reports their teacher, Lance Gunnersen. A Davis student, Daniel Medina, also claimed the coveted Golden Bear Trophy for the project judged best in show. […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Standing In: Finding help in an ever-growing club

I’ve never been one for joining clubs. When I was a kid, I dropped out of the Brownies because they expected too much of me. Braiding a rug out of old rags. Are you serious? Or take the garden club. My best friend Cadie and I were members. But we got kicked out — by […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

New moms often encounter breastfeeding trouble

Breastfeeding problems are extremely common among first-time moms, often causing them to introduce formula or completely abandon breastfeeding within two months. Strategies should be developed for evaluating infant breastfeeding and alleviating the concerns of the new, breastfeeding mothers soon after birth, recommend researchers from UC Davis and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center online this week […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Survey shows gun sellers support expanded background checks

SACRAMENTO — A scientific survey of gun dealers and pawnbrokers in 43 U.S. states has found nearly unanimous support for denying gun purchases based on prior convictions and for serious mental illness with a history of violence or alcohol or drug abuse — conditions that might have prevented Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis from […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Yolo County community garden dedicated

Yolo County dedicated a new community garden in Woodland on Monday, featuring a plot for children as well as a demonstration garden and an orchard. Located next to the Herbert Bauer Health and Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Building on Cottonwood Street, the garden “will be a special place in our community where children and […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center: Volunteers needed for Holiday Sale

By Erie Vitiello As the Davis Art Center sees growing enrollment from an expanded catalog of classes and embarks on new outreach programs with community partners, our staff is relying more and more on volunteers to keep the organization running smoothly. Volunteers provide hospitality at events like receptions and concerts, patch and paint gallery walls […]

September 25, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,