Warning issued for rabid fox near Winters

A young fox that attacked two horses on Putah Creek Road near the Winters Bridge tested positive for rabies, according to Solano County public health officers. Yolo County Animal Services advises people who live or work in that area to be aware and to seek emergency care for preventive rabies treatment if they come into contact […]

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

Bohart Museum open house: ‘Beauty and the Beetles’

The Bohart Museum of Entomology will host an open house on “The Beauty and the Beetles” from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The museum, which houses nearly 8 million insects, is in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge building on Crocker Lane on the UC Davis campus. The family-friendly event is free and open […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Film-to-Food Project’ creates a new holiday tradition

What could go better with a classic holiday film than and a meal to match? The Davis Food Co-op and the Stephens Branch Library have created “Watch the Book, Then Cook the Book — Film-to-Food Project.” This holiday season, local residents are invited to enjoy the film version of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, “Little […]

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

Co-op accepting donations for food bank

The Davis Food Co-op seeks donations by shoppers in November to help purchase turkeys for the Yolo Food Bank’s 500 Thanksgiving food baskets. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 28, and may be made at the registers or by check. Checks should be made payable to “Davis Food Co-op turkey donations” and mailed to Davis […]

November 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

House approves bill that allows health insurance policy renewals

By Ashley Parker and Robert Pear WASHINGTON — Defying a veto threat from President Obama, the House approved legislation on Friday that would allow insurance companies to renew individual health insurance policies and sell similar ones to new customers next year even if the coverage does not provide all the benefits and consumer protections required […]

November 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Breakfast with Santa tickets selling fast

Tickets for Breakfast with Santa are going fast, organizers announce. More than half have been sold since Thursday, when they became available. Three seatings are planned, at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $9 per person (children and adults), […]

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

Violinist, harpsichordist perform Sunday

Baroque violinist Maia Naomi Silberstein, a Davis native, will perform a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in downtown Davis. She will be accompanied by Katherine Heater on harpsichord, performing works by Bach, Froberger, Schmelzer and Biber. Silberstein began her performing career at the age of 16 when she […]

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

Yolo Hospice: Butterfly release symbolizes grieving children’s hope

Children’s Grief Awareness Day is observed every year on the third Thursday in November. This time of year is a particularly appropriate time to support grieving children because the holiday season is often an especially difficult time after a death. This year, the day will be observed on Nov. 21. In just five years, thousands […]

November 17, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis man who smothered father released from mental-health facility

A Davis man jailed nearly four years ago for killing his elderly father, then found not guilty by reason of insanity, is heading back home following a Florida judge’s ruling Friday that he can be released from a mental health hospital. Stephen Coffeen, 44, must continue outpatient treatment in California, however, meeting regularly with mental-health […]

November 17, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

A day in the life of the Aggie Band-uh

The Cal Aggie Marching Band — fondly known as the Band-uh — is one of the proudest, most spirited and most loved organizations on the UC Davis campus. Committed to representing the university and supporting the UCD athletic teams, the Aggie Band-uh has been an important part of the campus spirit and tradition since its establishment in 1929. Traditions have been passed down through generations of band members, many of which continue today.

The Band-uh is a student-run volunteer organization …

UCD tops $1B fundraising goal

UC Davis on Friday celebrated a fundraising goal reached one year earlier than anticipated, unfurling a banner along the north side of Shields Library: $1 billion … and counting, it reads. The Campaign for UC Davis, which began in 2006, is set to conclude on May 31, 2014. UCD has taken in more than $400 million […]

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

Berkeley looks to ban smoking in single-family homes

By Carolyn Jones BERKELEY — Berkeley, where residents take pride in exercising their personal freedoms and resisting government intrusion, is the site these days of a very different kind of movement — one to ban cigarette smoking from single-family homes. A City Council member says a proposal to ban cigarette smoking in apartments and condos, […]

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

UC regents approve operations budget

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California’s Board of Regents has approved a proposed budget for next school year that hinges on the state giving the system an additional $120 million for pension costs, enrollment growth and improvements to academic programs. The Board of Regents passed the spending plan unanimously at their meeting in […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Roseville pays to get that ‘recession distressed’ look

CASH FOR GRASS … I see where the fine city of Roseville is actually paying residents up to $1,000 cash on the spot if they’re willing to tear out their beautiful green lawns … the very definition of “short-sighted.” … do you know what it does to a town when little kids no longer have […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,