Thursday, April 24, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Advice on vessel-type bathroom sinks

By Ed Del Grande Q: My wife and I are installing a new bathroom sink. We agreed on a “vessel”-style sink, but had no idea that we had so many material choices. We’re leaning toward a “natural stone” vessel sink. To help us with a final decision, can you please tell us more about stone […]

Autism walk features a very special team

Last year, more than 100 of them walked. There were football players and band members, academic standouts and run-of-the-mill Davis kids, all hailing from Davis High School, Da Vinci Charter Academy and Harper Junior High. They gathered at Raley Field in West Sacramento and they walked as part of Team Alex in the annual Walk Now for […]

Restaurant menus remain unhealthy, study finds

While chain restaurants have added healthier entrees, their menus’ overall calorie and sodium counts haven’t budged. “Across the restaurant industry, we see a pattern of one step forward, one step back,” said Helen Wu, policy and research analyst at the Institute for Population Health Improvement at UC Davis Health System. “Restaurants make changes to their […]

Heartbreaking story accompanies search for missing dog

A grief-stricken Davis family hopes the community can help find the beloved pet of a young woman who died unexpectedly earlier this summer. A $1,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of Calliope, a 6-year-old female dog that’s a brindle pit bull and German shepherd mix. Calliope belonged to Samantha Young, who died […]

Report says truancy may cost state billions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California must act to reduce rampant truancy that saw an estimated 1 million elementary students absent in the last school year and may cost the state billions of dollars through increased crime and poverty, according to a study released Monday by the state attorney general’s office. “The empty desks in our […]

Death notice: Donald N. Grotjahn

Donald Norman Grotjahn, 88, of Davis, died on Aug. 14, 2013, in Davis. He had been an area resident for 12 years. He was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Illinois to Alice and Wilhelm Grotjahn. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Tai chi classes offered at Senior Center

Tai chi will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Davis Senior Center, beginning this week. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome to sign up. Instructor Daniel Pfister has spent more than 20 years practicing and teaching martial arts, including time spent in China and Taiwan. Tai chi […]

JV Blue Devils get another big win

The undefeated Davis High junior varsity football team coasted to yet another blowout victory on Friday, topping Woodland, 28-0. The margin of victory actually was the Blue Devils’ smallest since the first game of the season. DHS is now 5-0. Playing at Brown Stadium, the Devil offense got things started early, putting up 21 points […]

A’s/Giants roundup: Oakland loss costs it home field advantage

SEATTLE — Brad Miller thought the ball would stay inside the foul pole. His manager wasn’t so sure. Miller came up with the bases loaded and no outs in the fifth inning Saturday and drove Jarrod Parker’s 2-1 pitch high down the right-field line. The ball stayed fair for the rookie’s first grand slam. The […]

Marsh trial-setting hearing delayed

WOODLAND — Trial setting in a Davis double-homicide case was delayed two weeks Friday while attorneys debate the timing of the trial. The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office wants to try the Daniel Marsh case within 60 days, while Marsh’s public defender Ron Johnson says he needs more time. Yolo Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock […]

Babies are so human! Speaker offers new insights

“Babies Are So Human! New Insights Into Infant Brain Development and Emotional Health” is the title of Diane Evans’ presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis. Admission is free. Evans, an infant and toddler mental health specialist, will explore the relationships among infant brain […]

UC imposes new contract on service workers

The University of California this week notified the union representing about 8,300 service gardeners, food service workers and custodians that would impose its final offer after more than a year of negotiations. “Having completed all stages of the bargaining process, including state-assisted mediation and fact-finding, the university is legally entitled to implement its last proposal,” said […]

City seeks volunteers for advisory commissions

The city of Davis is accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving on seven local commissions: Bicycle Advisory, Finance and Budget, Human Relations, Natural Resources, Open Space and Habitat, Recreation and Park and Senior Citizens. Commissions serve as a conduit for citizen input — a way of gathering, analyzing and recommending options to […]

Flower Arrangers will meet Wednesday

The Davis Flower Arrangers’ monthly meeting will take place Wednesday at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. A brief business meeting will begin at 7 p.m. before the program. Refreshments will be served. Courtney Kett, designer/owner of Dixon Florist, will return to show new ways to use fall flowers. She also will weave in […]