Now they’re in the line of fire

Dear Annie: When our daughter was a child, she had emotional issues and extensive anger management problems. With tremendous concern and love, we got her professional support and therapy, and ultimately, our daughter learned the skills to control herself. What we did not do was tell extended family members of these private problems. We had […]

Dad sharing his dirty pictures

Dear Annie: I have a problem that I have never seen in your column. My 64-year-old father-in-law sends my middle-aged husband pornographic pictures. My husband and I share the same email address, and the last picture was extremely explicit. My husband does not check his email regularly. When he does, he ignores most of his […]

She’s not the only one who’s fed up

Dear Annie: I have been married for 15 years. My husband and I still live under the same roof (for convenience), but we have drifted our separate ways. The problem is, our teenage son cannot stand to be in the same room with his father. All they do is argue, and my husband pouts like […]

Ongoing pattern reaches a crisis point

Dear Annie: My fiancé’s mother has a rocky relationship with both of her sons. We see her infrequently, but still, my fiancé loses his patience with her quickly. At first I was OK with her, but now she annoys me, as well. She brags about things, pleads to get her way, plans visits without checking with […]

Daughter is aggressively sedentary

Dear Annie: Our 19-year-old daughter seems to have found a haven from adulthood in our home. She has resisted any effort to achieve anything outside her comfort level, and as a result, it’s not all that comfortable at home for anyone, including her. She sleeps throughout the day and spends the night burrowed in her […]

Davis teen leads walk for a cure

A diagnosis of juvenile diabetes is not one anyone would wish for, but it’s one that Davis teen Josie Campanelli has been using as a vehicle for good since she was a young girl. Campanelli, now a senior at Davis High School, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes back in 2005 when she was 8 […]

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

Gone, but still around

Dear Annie: I’m dating a divorced man with five children, two of whom still live with their parents in a shared-custody arrangement. The divorce was very bitter, and she put him into bankruptcy. She is a spendaholic and not a pleasant person to be around, always making herself the wronged party. We put up with […]

Not working out as planned

Dear Annie: My cousin’s daughter, “Julie,” moved her family of four in with my aunt (her grandmother) after my aunt’s husband died. It was done on the pretense of helping Grandma maintain her home and large yard. In fact, the opposite has happened. They’ve created more work for her by making a mess, not doing […]

Babysitter running out of steam

Dear Annie: My granddaughter, “Mary,” is employed full time, has two daughters, ages 10 and 5, and is pregnant with her third child, even though a divorce has been in the works for at least a year. The problem is that Mary expects her mother, my daughter, “Cindy,” to provide daycare, often for 12 hours […]

Negative feedback stabilizes memories, study finds

Memories may be maintained in the brain through a mechanism familiar to any engineer —negative and positive feedback loops, according to researchers Sukbin Lim and Mark Goldman at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience. The work was published Aug. 18 in the journal Nature Neuroscience. “The puzzle out there is: How do brain circuits retain […]

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

Tuleyome Tales: Make your garden native bee-friendly

By Mary K. Hanson Most likely you recognize the European honey bees when you see them, but did you know that California also boasts more than 1,600 species of native bees? There are actually more than 300 species just in Yolo County alone, and like honey bees, these guys lend a significant hand in pollinating […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Five arrested at suspected drug house

A bust of a suspected drug house led to a short vehicle pursuit and the arrests of five people Thursday, Davis police reported. Officers from the Davis Police Department and the Yolo County Narcotics Enforcement Team approached the house in the 800 block of B Street at about 10 a.m. with the intent of serving […]

February 24, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Peace Corps volunteers will speak in Sacramento

Peace Corps workers Judy Anderson and Dorothy Woodridge will address the Sacramento branch of the American Association of University Women and the Women of the World (WOW) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. The groups will meet at the Belle Cooledge Library Community Room, 5600 S. Land Park Drive in Sacramento. The Peace Corps is an […]

January 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sunday’s Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair brings more than 30 booths to Central Park

After half a year of crafts fairs, Square Tomatoes has expanded and moved into Central Park. The Tomatoes expect more than 30 crafts booths along with food vendors, Ken Kemmerling’s music, and hands-on crafts instruction for their inaugural fair from 10 a.m. t0 4 p.m. Sunday. The fair will display and sell a wide variety […]

January 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,