Rainforest film to be shown Sunday at UCD

In keeping with the goal of Earth Day, a unique art-science fusion program titled “Mentawai: Listening to the Rainforest” will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday in the UC Davis Main Theatre. The event, free and open to the public, is affiliated with the UCD department of theater and dance and the UCD Art/Science Fusion […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Wine tasting offered Sunday at Elevation Ten

Applegate Dance Company will celebrate its 20th anniversary season with a special wine tasting at Elevation Ten in Clarksburg from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Applegate Dance Company is a local, nonprofit organization directed by Davis native Lisa Applegate-Zimanyi. This year, ADC is celebrating its 20th season of supporting youth in the region with quality […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Commuter chaos: Yolo Causeway users share tales of traffic woes

* Paul Dorn, director of marketing and communications for College of Engineering at UC Davis, commutes from his home in downtown Sacramento — in fact he’s written a book on the subject, “The Bike to Work Guide,” and he maintains a website with tips for bike commuters, www.runmuki.com. “Ordinarily, I’m a bicycle commuter. When I […]

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At the Pond: Explore a new Davis path

Happy Earth Day! It’s a great day to celebrate, explore and enjoy the beauty close to home. Consider walks, bikes or wheelchair rambles right in Davis. There have been great improvements in nature spots all around town that will delight you. I promise. So let’s go exploring. Here are seven options. And I can’t pick […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Yolo carjacking suspect confirmed dead after shootout

The suspect in a shooting and carjacking spree that shut down the Yolo Causeway for hours and spurred a two-county manhunt Friday died in a shootout with Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies, authorities confirmed. Sacramento County coroner’s officials identified him as 38-year-old Jimmy Lee Graves of Sacramento. West Sacramento police Sgt. Nathan Steele said Graves died […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Breaking News | Tagged ,

Rabbi Michael Lerner to speak at Bet Haverim on May 1

Rabbi Michael Lerner will speak on “Embracing Israel/Palestine: The Rational Yet Visionary Path to Peace in the Middle East,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1,  in the Social Hall at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis. Lerner is editor of Tikkun Magazine and author of the new book, “Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East.” […]

April 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

May is Bike Month in Davis

Other upcoming bicycling events not held in May April 28: Bike Commute Festival, presented by Ken’s Bike ‘n Ski, 650 G St., Davis, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find information at www.bikecommutefestival.com. June 24: Livestrong Challenge Ride Davis, Central Park, Third and C streets, presented by Livestrong Foundation fundraising ride for cancer research. Festival and exhibits will be on […]

April 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Merry glow-round

UC Davis students Bicky Singh and Amanda Bahamonde experience the 
centrifugal force of the Himalaya ride Thursday night at carnival that continues today through Sunday at the vacant Hunt-Wesson Cannery grounds at 
Covell Boulevard and J Street. The carnival is a fundraiser for Emerson and Da 
Vinci junior high schools for their library technology upgrade. […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Teachers, parents voice concerns about salaries, special programs

An overflow audience of teachers, parents and a few students from three schools confronted the Davis school board Thursday night during a four-hour meeting, raising objections and concerns that touched on class size, pink slips, salaries, special programs, segregation and other issues. A group of teachers from Birch Lane Elementary School led off during the […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Mexico volcano spews glowing rock, tower of ash

HUEJOTZINGO, Mexico (AP) — The Popocatepetl volcano shot a heavy plume of ash into the sky southeast of Mexico’s capital and spewed glowing rock from its crater at dawn on Friday. Webcam images on the site of the National Disaster Prevention Center showed the plume rising from the top of the 17,886-foot (5,450-meter) peak at […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Romney pulls in $12M as GOP super PAC amasses cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first publicly available financial report since the Super Tuesday primaries, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign said it raised $12.6 million in contributions last month, a figure that puts Romney at a disadvantage with the man whose job he wants come November. President Barack Obama countered Romney’s fundraising haul with $53 million […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Despite BDS protest, water agency board OKs Veolia

The surface water project, which already has experienced its share of controversy within the city of Davis, had a bit more trouble heaped onto the pile in recent months. A pro-Palestinian group in Davis, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, called for Veolia Water North America — one of the three design-build-operate candidates vying for the contract to […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Even the good old days had their dangers

As yet another Picnic Day looms menacingly on our doorstep, a number of us who consider ourselves “lifers” in this town may long for the simpler days of long ago. Back when living groups spent many days and nights constructing elaborate floats out behind some remote campus barn. Back when dozens of high school bands […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Movie highlights power of vegan diet

Big Screen Cinema will have a free screening of “Forks over Knives” on Monday, April 30, in the Blanchard Room of the Davis Public Library, 315 East 14th St. at 6:30 p.m. The documentary film traces the journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,