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UCD, UCSD study new tool to evaluate early-stage Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s researchers at UC Davis and UC San Diego have launched a new study that aims to detect the earliest stages of cognitive dysfunction in people with pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease by using event-related brain potentials, or ERPs. ERPs are a promising tool to detect very early signs of synaptic dysfunction, one of the earliest features […]

At the Pond: Got milkweed? The monarchs could use it

September and October are the birdiest months of the year. The great migration is happening; there are shorebirds in the ponds and mudflats, and warblers galore along Putah Creek. Large flocks of Swainson’s hawks are gathering. Listen for new songs and watch for new birds wandering through Davis during the migration from the north. Leigh […]

Nimble GTI picks up more power

The Associated Press The fun, nimble Volkswagen Golf GTI, Germany’s original hot hatchback, has more power, new features, roomier seating and better fuel mileage for 2015. There’s also sharp-looking plaid upholstery that makes the compact car look as special on the interior as it is on the road. Best of all, starting retail price for […]

Fair art show will benefit Yolo schools

More than 1,000 artists and photographers will be displaying their work in Waite Hall at the Yolo County Fair, which opens Wednesday and runs through Sunday, Aug. 23. Many of the artists put their works up for sale in a silent auction. The fees they pay to enter the auction are donated to arts programs in Yolo […]

Cal Fire, allied agencies gain upper hand on fire

WINTERS — State and regional fire officials stopped short of a victory dance Saturday during a town hall meeting as firefighters from across the state gained the upper hand on a massive wildfire.

Instead, they took the opportunity to address a group made up primarily of people evacuated as a result of the Wragg fire to explain their progress and confidence that they are making good headway in battling the blaze.

July 26, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Vape industry has few rules, but change seems likely

By Julia Horowitz  SACRAMENTO (AP) — The Vapor Spot doesn’t immediately conjure images of the Wild West. There’s a curved, neon-backed bar and full-length windows at the downtown Sacramento shop. The high exposed ceilings are decked with orbed light fixtures to give the expansive space a warm glow. Patrons gather in the “vape shop” to smoke […]

July 19, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Girl power: Tech Trek STEM campers learn at UCD

“Is ‘CSI: Miami’ realistic?” asked one Tech Trek camper. The panel of UC Davis students laughed, saying that in some ways, yes, but that the timeline of solving crimes on the television show is way too fast. Such was the vibe during Thursday’s session of “Crime Fighters of the Future,” one of the interactive workshops […]

July 12, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Los Tres de Winters will perform at gazebo

Los Tres de Winters will present a free outdoor performance from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the Rotary Park Gazebo at Main Street and Railroad Avenue in downtown Winters. The trio plays Norteño-style music, with accordion, bajo quinto and bass. This lively music is a hybrid of Mexican and Spanish vocal traditions, […]

July 03, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘Tame the Flame’ on view in July at Gallery 625

The human fascination with fire — its heat, utility, beauty and capacity to destroy — is artistically explored in July’s exhibition at Gallery 625. “Tame the Flame,” a mixed-media group exhibition, includes the photographs and artwork of 13 local artists. The idea for this group show was sparked three years ago at The Nest, the now-closed gallery […]

July 03, 2015 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Evaluating Davis’ open-space tax

Davis citizens love open space so much that 15 years ago we voted to tax ourselves to fund it. Seventy percent of voters said yes. The open-space protection special tax was on the ballot in November 2000 as Measure O. We all pay $24 per year over 30 years. Businesses are charged more, and there are fee […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Impacts of Measure J being felt now, expert says

So from a Davis-centric point of view, things seem to be on the up and up. Not entirely, warns Davis resident Jim Gray, a developer and broker with DTZ, a global real estate investment firm. First, the Bay Area and Silicon Valley markets have been white-hot for a few years now, leaving Davis in the […]

June 21, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Homicide victim, suspect ID’d

Authorities have released the name of the victim and suspect in Wednesday’s apparent homicide in West Sacramento. The victim has been identified as Herbert Ublic Rhodes Jr., 60 — not 55 as police previously reported — of Sacramento. An autopsy was still underway late Thursday afternoon to determine his cause of death, Yolo County Chief […]

June 19, 2015 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

No fun when he comes home

Dear Annie: When my brother “Steve” comes home from college, he stays up until 3 a.m., sleeps until 2 in the afternoon, and leaves his chores and homework until the very last minute. I don’t understand why he doesn’t keep a regular sleep schedule or take care of his homework and other chores early in […]

Are we there yet? The list of things I will not miss

As of this writing, my baby is about to graduate high school. He will leave for UC Berkeley on Aug. 22, about which we are proud, excited, giddy … and very relieved by its proximity to Davis. However, if I don’t focus on things that I will not miss about my soon-to-depart older son, I […]

June 14, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,
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