Department chair steps down in wake of UCD grading scandal

UC Davis veterinary medicine professor Edward Feldman has agreed to step down as department chairman after an investigation into whether he asked input from students about how to grade a classmate who missed class to give birth. In response to reporters’ requests, UCD on Monday released with Feldman’s permission a letter from him to Chancellor […]

Coroner issues rulings in deaths of UCD student, homeless woman

The March death of UC Davis student Alexander Goldschneider has been ruled a suicide, Yolo County coroner’s officials said Monday. Goldschneider, 21, died from an overdose of ibuprofen and diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in allergy medication, Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said. The human development major from Auburn was found dead in his Castilian Hall […]

County jurors invited to open house

The Yolo Superior Court will hold an open house from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday for anyone who has served as a juror during the year. All previous jurors are welcome to stop by for refreshments and a token of appreciation. Juror Appreciation Week, May 9–13, recognizes the service and participation of the local community as […]

Teenage binge drinking subject of parent info night

Parents of junior high, high school and college students — as well as the students themselves — are encouraged to come learn more about teenage binge drinking at a parent information night hosted by the city of Davis and the Davis Police Department. The program takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, […]

Birch Lane welcomes all to carnival and auction

The Birch Lane Elementary School PTA invites the community to join in the fun at the school’s annual Spring Fling & Carnival on Saturday from noon to 3:30 p.m on the school campus, located at 1600 Birch Lane in Davis. “This carnival is such a wonderful way for our community to come together to have […]

Running club puts up big miles

Students in the Korematsu Elementary School running club logged more than 2,100 miles on the track this year — enough to get from Davis to Chicago. The 130 first- through third-graders ran for a half-hour every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. During the course of the school year, 110 of them completed a half-marathon (13.1 miles) […]

Kindermusik classes scheduled

Kindermusik classes for children ages 18 months to 3 years are being offered during June and July at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. The toddler class promotes creativity, self-confidence and self-control in a secure environment where parents and children can sing, move, play instruments, and explore the world. A portion of the money from […]

New Davis guides now available

The new edition of the Yolo County Visitors Bureau guide and map of Davis and UC Davis is now available. The guide features sections on things to do, places to stay, attractions, UCD, festivals and other information. The YoloCVB also offers free guides and maps for Winters, Woodland, Yolo County and local wineries. To get copies, […]

Hear more about Django web framework

On Monday, the Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a talk on the open source “Django” web framework, created four years ago by a fast-moving online-news operation with intensive deadlines, and which allows for the fast creation of high-performing, elegant web applications. Presented by Joel Bremson, graduate student researcher at UC Davis’ Institute of Transportation Studies, this talk will […]

Houston speaks Tuesday at library

Pam Houston, director of the Creative Writing Program at UC Davis, will be the guest of Writers on Writing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stephens Branch Library. She will preview her new, although not quite published book, “Contents may have Shifted.” Houston is the author of two collections of linked short stories, “Cowboys Are My […]

Professor performs piece on black feminism

The UC Davis Women’s Resources and Research Center will present “Sista Docta: Performing Black Feminisms,” a performance by Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Giedt 1001 on the UCD campus. Jones is an associate professor and director of the John L. Warfield Center for African and African-American Studies at the University of […]

Prepare your preschooler for kindergarten success

How can you help your child get ready for kindergarten? Come and find out at Grace Valley Christian Academy’s free kindergarten readiness parent seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday in the GVCA kindergarten classroom, 27173 County Road 98 in rural West Davis. The seminar will give parents fun and creative activities to enhance their preschoolers’ beginning […]

Kids present interfaith musical

Local children will present the musical “Moses and the Freedom Fanatics,” an interfaith production sponsored by the Episcopal Church of St. Martin and Congregation Bet Haverim. Performances will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Martin’s, 640 Hawthorn Lane, and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. The cast includes children from both […]

Harvest strawberries at Capay farm

Farm Fresh to You, an organic produce home delivery service, invites the public for a farm tour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 23800 State Highway 16 in Capay. Farm co-owner Thaddeus Barsotti will talk to visitors at Q & A sessions about organic farming and produce. There will be two 30-minute sessions at […]