Grant aids study of language learning in fragile X males

Leonard Abbeduto, director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, has received a grant of more than $3.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to conduct an examination of the development of language among individuals with fragile X syndrome, the leading inherited cause of intellectual disability and the foremost single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorder. […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

MIND Institute talk to focus on causes, mechanisms of ADHD

Joel T. Nigg, professor and director of the Division of Psychology at Oregon Health and Sciences University, will discuss “ADHD Causes and Mechanisms” during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation on Wednesday, March 14. The lecture will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St., […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

It’s all about Guaraldi at Sunday reading, concert

Davis Enterprise film critic Derrick Bang will discuss his upcoming book, “Vince Guaraldi at the Piano,” during a jazz concert devoted to the San Francisco pianist/composer, taking place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Roseville’s Sherman Clay piano dealer, 771 Pleasant Grove Blvd, Suite 150. Bang will read short excerpts from his book — scheduled for […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Winters is alive with the sound of music

From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters, will feature Midnight Jazz Trio, a Davis-based group that performs bossa nova and classical jazz music. Members are Tim Pia on trumpet, Robert Blake on guitar and Travis Bradley on bass. For more information, visit And on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Friday Night Live features flutist

Flutist Ann Sheya will provide the atmosphere at Rominger West Winery’s Friday Night Live event this week, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Guests may enjoy wines by the glass at the winery tasting room, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Sheya performs and teachers in Northern California; she is the principal flutist with Sacramento’s Camellia […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sindt, Liang featured at poetry reading

Christopher Sindt and Kitty Liang will read their poetry at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free. Liang was born and raised in Beijing, China, and began writing short stories in Chinese at age 13, and eventually in English as well. She graduated with honors […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School-shooting victim declared brain dead

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A student wounded in a deadly school shooting has been declared brain dead, authorities said Tuesday, a day after one student was killed and three others injured when teenager opened fire in the cafeteria at a suburban Cleveland high school. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office received the word about Russell […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cops caught between Capitol protests; two injured

SACRAMENTO (AP) — At least two law enforcement officers were injured Monday during a clash with members of the Occupy movement who were at the state Capitol to counter a rally by a group protesting violence by blacks against whites in South Africa. The clash erupted in the afternoon as California Highway Patrol and Sacramento […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Open-mic series continues at I-House

Mid-Winter @ I-House, an open-mic performance series, continues Sunday and features a performance by The Hollow Point Stumblers. Members Juan Kuffner and Kim Nguyen, international scholars at UC Davis, will perform songs of love, life, joy and sorrow; lyrics are sung in Yiddish, Ladino, Spanish and English. In addition to the featured performer, all comers […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Team Davis receives $5,000 from Rebekahs’ crab feed

A check for $5,000 was presented Monday by the Davis Rebekah Lodge to Team Davis, the recipient of proceeds from the Rebekah Lodge’s first crab feed held earlier this month. The check was presented by Rebekah Crab Feed co-chairs Lea Rosenberg and Jeannie Pytel to Robin Dewey and Steve Nowicki, representatives of Team Davis, during […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bike coordinator talks ideas on KDRT

So what can “the bicycle capital of the United States” do for bicycling that it hasn’t done already? A lot, says Dave Kemp on the latest edition of “Davisville.” Kemp is Davis’ new bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. On the KDRT radio program, he talks about his job, how he works, some of his ideas, and […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

In talk at UCD, Dukakis bashes ‘fraud’ Romney

Given the chance to critique another former Massachusetts governor-turned-presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis didn’t mince words about Mitt Romney. “He’s smart. He’s slick. He’s a fraud. Simple as that,” said Dukakis, who described himself as a “fan” of Romney’s late father, George, a Michigan governor and secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Dukakis spoke before about […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Mutant tree roots take over Stonegate!

Because I have friends in high places, even in Far West Davis, I now have in front of me a recent urgent communiqué from the Public Works Department of the city of Davis to residents in the Stonegate neighborhood. And no, they’re not planning to drain the lake to kill off some non-native invasive species […]

February 28, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Y-ME to hear about breast cancer and osteoporosis

Cindy Pearson, executive director of the National Women’s Health Network in Washington, D.C., will speak on “Breast Cancer and Osteoporosis” at the Y-ME Breast Cancer Organization Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12. Pearson will discuss how treatment for breast cancer can affect osteoporosis. She is an expert in many aspects of […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,