Tuesday, October 21, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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Snapshot: No wheels, no worries

There are nearly as many registered vehicles in California as there are people in all of Canada. The latest population figures have Canada at 34.88 million, while the Dec. 31, 2013, DMV records show 32.9 million vehicles legally rolling in the Golden State. One way to keep the number of vehicles from growing is Zipcars […]

Snapshot: Picnic Day, a chance to get to know UCD

Picnic Day, the annual open house at UC Davis, is the third Saturday in April. It’s when anybody who has ever lived in Davis or attended UCD comes back to town and wanders around campus and downtown. It includes a giant parade in the morning and events and exhibitions all over the place. The parade […]

UCD athletics have break-from-work entertainment for everyone

“All work and no play makes…” Well, you know the saying. For brainiacs and avid sports fans alike, UC Davis athletics provide a welcome diversion from the classroom or 9-to-5 responsibilities. With 23 programs competing in Division I leagues ranging from Big Sky football to Big West basketball, UCD has something for every sports taste. […]

Car Care: Best way to handle aggressive drivers? Model better behavior

Aggressive drivers speed, drive too fast or carelessly, change lanes without warning, cut off other vehicles, tailgate and pass in ways that endanger others. Aggressive driving likely causes “a substantial number” of the 6.8 million crashes that occur every year on American highways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says. Everyone is aware of […]

Davis Ace Hardware

Jennifer Anderson, Doby Fleeman and family, owners of Davis Ace Hardware at 240 G St., are proud to own a hardware store — that is about so much more than hardware. Having been in the family business for 32 years, Jennifer is the president, while Doby handles all the construction projects. “We have an extensive housewares, garden, […]

Award honors young community leaders

The Davis Sunrise Rotary Club created a new community award in 2014 to honor of longtime community leader and club member Jay Gerber, who died in 2013. Aimed at honoring younger contributors to the Davis community, this year’s inaugural recipient is Bill Habicht, associate pastor of the Davis Community Church, who was chosen for his […]

Six Vehicle Warning Signs Your Nose Can Recognize

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council. “Unusual smells can be the sign […]

How to get your car to go that extra mile – or 100,000

Today’s car owners are keeping their vehicles on the road longer, and it’s not uncommon to find autos with odometer readings of 200,000, 300,000 or more. While increasingly common, that kind of longevity still merits bragging rights. So how can you reach the six-figure mile-mark? The answer is as simple as listening to your car, […]

Pregnancy risk greater with new sterilization method

A planned sterilization method marketed under the brand name Essure results in a risk of pregnancy 10 times greater over a 10-year period than more common laparoscopic sterilizations. That’s according to a recent study by Yale University, UC Davis and University of Pittsburgh researchers. Essure, or hysteroscopic sterilization, is a multi-step process. It requires women to […]

Explorit: Spectacular viewing of Saturn on Saturday

By Vinita Domier Everyone is invited to Saturday’s meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St., starting at 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the featured presentation indoors, followed by the star party outdoors (weather permitting) where we will also view planets Saturn, Jupiter and Mars, and the […]