Friday, October 31, 2014

Explorit hosts talk on poison-proofing for pets

Explorit Science Center will sponsor a talk by UC Davis professor Robert Poppenga on “How To Poison-Proof Your Home for Your Pets.” The event begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The best way to prevent pet poisonings is to know what the common […]

‘Gone Girl': A thriller for the ages

“Gone Girl” Five stars Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Missi Pyle, David Clennon, Lisa Banes Rating: R, for strong violence, profanity, sexual content and nudity Page-turning novel makes a sensational leap to the big screen By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Director David Fincher’s masterful […]

Robbie Fulks, Red Meat bring honky-tonk and humor to The Palms

Country songwriter and performer Robbie Fulks has built a reputation on music that runs the country gamut from old-time to classic to rock-infused, as well as his rapid-fire wit and guitar-picking. Fulks, who will be performing as a duo with guitarist Robbie Gjersoe, will team up with honky-tonkers Red Meat for a one-two hit of […]

Comings & Goings: BofA lands prominent pad in Target center

Bank of America just finalized a lease for the 3,500-square-foot building at the entrance to the Target shopping center. The branch will be at 4551 Second St. Warren Hughes, senior development project manager with The Buzz Oates Group of Companies, said Thursday, “We expect them to open for business on or before Aug. 1.” Two […]

New sick leave law: Don’t worry; you’ll feel better

By Raphael S. Moore, J.D., LL.M. Earlier this month, California became the second state in the nation to require most employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act goes into effect July 1, 2015, and essentially requires employers to provide three days of sick leave per employee. The basic […]

Speak out

President Hon. Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 20500; 202-456-1111; fax: 202-456-2461; email: U.S. Senate Sen. Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3553; email: visit Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; 202-224-3841; fax: 202-228-3954; email: visit House of Representatives Rep. John Garamendi (3rd District), 2438 Rayburn […]

Sierra Club Yolano Group opposes current proposals for Paso Fino development

By Alan Pryor and Pam Nieberg Several proposals for the development of the old Haussler homestead off of east Covell Boulevard recently have been brought forward by Taormino and Associates. Dubbed the Paso Fino development, the proposal currently in line to go to the City Council for consideration would place eight residential units and four […]

Comings and Goings: Is fro-yo craze melting?

There was no back-to-school treat for those who showed up Wednesday at SugarPlum frozen yogurt in University Mall. It closed. Sugar Plum is the second Davis frozen yogurt store to close this month, following Yogurtland’s shutdown on Aug. 15. SugarPlum opened in January 2010 at 825 Russell Blvd., Suite 21, next to O’Hana Hawaiian BBQ. […]

Sutter Davis Hospital honored again as a ‘best place to work’

Sutter Davis Hospital is the only medical center in Northern California and Sutter Center for Psychiatry the only mental-health facility in the nation to be named Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2014 by Modern Healthcare. The award honors U.S. workplaces in health care that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to […]

Companies will collaborate on crop insect control

Two heads are better than one. That’s the conclusion of executives from Marrone Bio Innovations, which develops bio-based pest management and plant health products, and Evogene Ltd., which targets crop productivity. The two companies have announced a multi-year collaborative agreement to work on novel modes of insect control, followed by the development and commercialization of new insect control products […]

Developer’s commitments: affordable and green

By Dell Richards Mutual Housing California’s chief executive officer has been bringing the green revolution to affordable housing communities in Yolo County for the past 20 years. When Rachel Iskow joined Mutual Housing in 1994, the nonprofit had 300 residents. Today, the Sacramento-based organization has more than 3,000 low-income residents, nearly 1,000 of whom live in the five Davis communities. […]

Name Droppers: Local therapist picked for stuttering workshop

Andrea Malenica of Davis was one of only 21 speech-language pathologists chosen to attend an intensive workshop on stuttering therapy. Malenica participated in the workshop, “Using Cognitive Approaches to Working with People Who Stutter,” June 16-20 in Boston. It was cosponsored by the Stuttering Foundation and Boston University. The Stuttering Foundation estimates that more than 3 million […]