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Relaying for life

Davis community members are helping to fight cancer by walking continuously from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. today on the track at Harper Junior High, as part of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Among those on the cancer-survivors’ lap that kicked off the event Saturday morning were Jeff Rogers as Captain America, escorting 20-year breast cancer […]

Veterinary scholars inspired to solve complex global health challenges

Often when scientists include a reference to feces in a study, the research involves food safety and how contamination makes people sick. That wasn’t the case this weekend for Katti Horng, a second-year veterinary student at UC Davis presenting a poster on the use of fecal microbiota transplantation during the annual Merial-NIH Veterinary Scholars Symposium. […]

Group of South Davis neighbors oppose new traffic on Koso St.

A quiet South Davis neighborhood is getting loud about the prospect of more traffic on Koso Street if a new infill development builds an access to it. Many residents of the neighborhood are preparing to press the city and developer of The Villages at Willow Creek to change the access point at a north-south dog-leg portion […]

Success story: STEAC program helps job seekers suit up

Michelle never imagined she’d be homeless, living in her car with her three children. But after 16 years in North Carolina, she returned to her home state of California last year. “Part of the reason I moved back to California,” said Michelle, who asked that her last name not be used, “was I was coming from […]

Expert will discuss natural recovery after fire

A timely discussion about how nature recovers from fire damage is planned as the fourth CreekSpeak event of 201. Carissa Koopmann-Rivers, formerly of Audubon California, will talk about the effects of last year’s Monticello fire on Putah Creek’s ecosystem, specifically Bobcat Ranch. Bobcat Ranch is a 6,800-acre property managed by Audubon California to conserve rangeland […]

Get on ‘The Empty Seat’ with Davis filmmaker

Is Davis truly the bike capital of the world?

That’s the question former Davis resident Tyler Wall and his uncle, Brian Wall, try to answer in the second episode of their Internet show — called “The Empty Seat” — in which Brian bikes around towns and countrysides on a tandem bicycle, interviewing residents who choose to hop on the back seat about the places where they live.

Brian says the idea for the rather unorthodox travel show originated years ago.

“When I was younger, in my 20s … I was always going to get a tandem bike, and I …

Top Yolo concerns: Seniors’ falls, kids’ dental decay, mental health

Young children showing up at school suffering from untreated tooth decay or lacking immunizations. Senior citizens hospitalized following falls at home who are then discharged back home without anything being done to prevent another fall. Increasing rates of substance abuse, suicide and self-harm among residents of all ages. These are among the most pressing health […]

Davis Neighbors’ Night Out brings residents together

Planning for a party * Sign up to be a party sponsor by filling out the form on the city of Davis website: http://www.cityofdavis.org/neighbors * Email your neighbors to discuss and plan food, drinks and entertainment. Be sure to invite everyone in your neighborhood * Host your block party in a common area so that […]

UCD grad helps light the way to feeding a growing population

The United Nations has predicted that by 2050 there will be well over 9 billion people on Earth. With so many mouths to feed, methods for making the production of nutritious food more efficient could prove critical to the prospects of people everywhere, but particularly in the developing world. Edward Silva, a 2012 UC Davis graduate, […]

Proposed measure would give voters control over local pensions

A signature-gathering effort is being planned for a statewide ballot measure that would give local voters the final say about public pensions for teachers, public safety employees and many other public employees at all government levels. Called the Voter Empowerment Act of 2016, it would change state law in 2019 to require all state and […]

Supervisors poised to extend e-cigarette ban

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors appear poised to ban the use of e-cigarettes in most public places, following in the footsteps of the cities of Davis and Woodland, which already have done so. Supervisors on Tuesday voted 4-1 to direct staff to develop a policy that would prohibit the use of electronic nicotine delivery devices in […]

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