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2 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

New Front Yard: Monarchs love this pretty milkweed

This is one part in a weekly series featuring the UC Davis Arboretum "New Front Yard" series, 41 drought-tolerant and beautiful plants well adapted to our region.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Medical News

UC Davis' Heather Young chosen for GSA's Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award

The Gerontological Society of America - the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging - has chosen Heather M. Young, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the University of California, Davis, as the 2014 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Health

Rocklin and Roseville Today

Influences of Cognitive Abilities in Old Age Study

Early life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influence on the risk of cognitive impairment late in life than such demographic characteristics as race and ethnicity, a large study by researchers with the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center and the University of Victoria, Canada, has found.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Genetics, Medicine

Holtville Tribune

Governor Brown Nominates Jonathan K. Renner to the Third District Court of Appeal

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the nomination of Jonathan K. Renner for associate justice of the Third District Court of Appeal.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Sacramento, CA, Davis, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

UC Davis to work with Chinese on food safety

The agreement, signed Wednesday in China by U.S and Chinese officials, brings together UC Davis and China's Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University, which is funded by the Chinese government.


Related Topix: Chino, CA, Agriculture, Science, Linda, CA


Recharge Wrap-up: EV torque secrets, UC Davis maps future of biofuels

A UC Davis white paper maps out "Three Routes Forward for Biofuels," balancing investment risk with carbon benefits.


Related Topix: Biofuel, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Financial Times

Steven Currall, dean of UC Davis

Steven Currall is not really the traditional US business school dean. A psychologist by training, he taught overseas for several years - in London Business School and UCL in London - as well as studying at the London School of Economics.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, UC Berkeley

In El Dorado County

Opinion - 'Small Farms' are fake commercial farms used to get discounted water

This policy has allowed an explosion of fake small farms that have no commercial intention.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, El Dorado County, CA, Opinion

Medical News Today

Children as young as 3 can reflect on what they don't know

Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments.


Related Topix: Preschoolers, Family, Davis, CA, Kids, Health

The Salinas Californian

Ernesto Sandoval provides tips on growing succulentsErnesto Sandoval...

Ernesto Sandoval provides tips on growing succulents In times of drought, succulents can provide color without much attention Check out this story on Growing cactus and other succulents doesn't have to be literally a thorn in your side.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home, Davis, CA, Boulevard, CA, Watsonville, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Study tests whether dog visits can ease stress of young cancer patients

Kate Smith, a resident at The Meadows assisted-living apartments in Elk Grove, meets Humiko, a Shiba Inu and Lend-A-Heart volunteer while accompanied by her owner Jody Bryan, right, on Monday evening, July 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Elk Grove, CA, Social Software, Leukemia, Oncology

Contra Costa Times

Stanford receiver Ty Montgomery has arm injury

Receiver Ty Montgomery, Stanford's top returning playmaker, is questionable for the season opener against UC Davis and could miss the Week 2 showdown against USC as he recovers from an arm injury, Cardinal coach David Shaw said Thursday.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA


My Neighbor's Using Water in a Drought! Quick, Someone Yell at Him

Faced with one of the state's worst droughts on record, some Californians have taken extreme measures to force their neighbors to use less water: publicly shaming them on social media, using the hashtag #DroughtShaming .


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Elk Grove, CA

The Daily Democrat

Brave new gardening for brave new climates

This 2014 photo provided by Ann Savageau shows homeowner Savageau in her sustainable drought-tolerant garden in front of her house in Davis.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Sacramento, CA

Business Journal

Davis gets no takers for $188K city manager pay, raises salary range

The city of Davis, in the midst of seeking a new city manager, is now offering more money for the position, after a professional recruiter suggested the city wasn't paying competitively for a city of its size.


Related Topix: Davis, CA

Business Journal

Cost of California drought is growing

California's economy is expected to lose $2.2 billion as a result of this year's drought and conditions will likely get worse, according to a report released last week.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Davis, CA

San Juan Islander

Meet Your Firefighter: Jason Wood

He has been with the department since 2005, giving him nine years of service. His first firefighting experience was at UC Davis for a restoration ecology class where he helped conduct prescribed burns to restore native grasslands.


Related Topix: Fire, San Juan County, WA, Olympia, WA

Business Journal

Air ambulance company has plans for base in Rancho Cordova

Santa Rosa-based REACH Air Medical Services has announced plans to operate a base at Mather Airport in Rancho Cordova in October.


Related Topix: Rancho Cordova, CA, El Dorado County, CA, Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California pharmacies resist push to translate drug labels

When Chek Lun Wong picks up his prescription medication for hepatitis B at his local Walmart, he doesn't understand a word.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Boulevard, CA, San Leandro, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Toddler struck by car backing out of Linda driveway

A toddler was badly injured in Yuba County when a driver backing out of a driveway struck the child with his car.


Related Topix: Linda, CA