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Grow a local book group at library workshop

Are you looking to join a book group and don’t know how, or do you want to make your existing book group better? Come visit the Stephens Branch Library on Thursday, Aug. 20, to learn how. Library staffers will provide tips for local book groups from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the library, […]

Cool down Wednesday with Cold Shot

Cold Shot will bring their retro and modern dance music to Picnic in the Park 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. Cold Shot delivers lively and energetic renditions of pop, rock and rhythm and blues dance songs with the love and care of heartfelt music fans. […]

Artistic skills of county employees highlighted at Gallery 625

The hidden talents of six Yolo County employees will be featured in the August art show at Gallery 625 in Woodland. Responding to a call for art sent to Yolo County employees, these civil servants responded with their artistic expressions created in their “other lives.” The participating artists are Julie Dachtler, deputy clerk for the Board […]

Victor Will Burns

d. July 26, 2015 Victor Will Burns, born in Los Angeles, died July 26, 2015, at the age of 89. Orphaned at 17 in San Francisco, the only child of Irish immigrant William St. John Burns and South African immigrant Nesta Mabel Henrieta Cowan, Vic considered himself a survivor. There is a faded family photo […]

Powering up the environment

Community members are invited to celebrate the Hanlees auto dealership’s switch to solar energy at an open house and reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Hanlees Toyota, 4202 Chiles Road. Guests will snack on hors d’oeuvres while Hanlees representatives showcase their new hybrid vehicles. Hanlees installed solar panels on the rooftops of […]

Sanctuary cities make us all safer

By Raul A. Reyes Before the July 4 weekend, a tragedy occurred in San Francisco. Kate Steinle, 32, was walking with her father on a busy pier when she was shot and killed, allegedly by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico with a long rap sheet. The randomness of this crime shocked the […]

Sanctuary policies mainly protect the predators

By Jessica Vaughan The senseless murder of Kate Steinle by an illegal immigrant with seven prior felony convictions and five deportations has focused public attention on the problems created when local sanctuary policies prioritize protecting illegal immigrant residents over the public interest. Immigration laws are not obsolete relics that are unworthy of enforcement; they are crucial […]

The devil is in the details for innovation parks

By Brett Lee People have recently asked me about my thoughts on the innovation park proposals — what they are, why would we want them, am I in favor of them? Currently, there are two innovation park proposals: one to the east of Mace Boulevard that is moving forward in the application process and a second […]

Arcadia Biosciences receives European patent for water-saving plant trait

Arcadia Biosciences Inc., a Davis-based agricultural technology company, announced that the European Patent Office has granted a key patent for its water use efficiency trait. The patent covers the use of Arcadia’s water use efficiency trait to develop drought-resistant and water-efficient plants, which will help growers produce higher yields per unit of available water. The technology […]

Travis Credit Union promotes Goin to VP for marketing

Travis Credit Union recently announced the appointment of Karl Goin to its executive management team, as vice president of marketing. Goin most recently served as assistant vice president of marketing for the credit union since 2011. In his new position, Goin is responsible for developing and executing a compelling marketing, branding and communications strategy to […]

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 […]

Open-space protection should not be tied to habitat destruction

By Fraser Shilling In a recent article in Nature, an international science journal, well-known conservation scientists argued that governments should not meet biodiversity conservation targets using mitigation funds from development (Maron et al., 2015; Nature 22 July, 2015). Their case was basically that meeting nature protection targets already should be occurring because most governments have committed to […]

Researchers build mind map of memories evoked by music

By Alex Russell A few notes of familiar music can evoke powerful memories. Now, a team led by UC Davis psychologist Petr Janata is working on building a map of brain regions that react to music that triggers particular memories. The results will expand our knowledge on how the brain encodes memories. They also could […]

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