Pepper-sprayed UCD student featured on TV show

An Occupy UC Davis protester and a  manufacturer of pepper spray will be part of the “hot headlines” segment on CBS’ health-and-wellness talk show, “The Doctors,” on Friday. The segment, during which the doctors “discuss the health and safety concerns associated with the use and misuse of pepper spray,” will include a taped phone interview […]

Animal studies cross campus to lecture hall

By James Gorman Once, animals at the university were the province of science. Rats ran through mazes in the psychology lab, cows mooed in the veterinary barns, the monkeys of neuroscience chattered in their cages. And on the dissecting tables of undergraduates, preserved frogs kept a deathly silence. On the other side of campus, in […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A long road for painter

Paintings by Jennifer Pochinski will be exhibited through Jan. 28 at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. She will be honored at an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Born in 1968 and raised in Kailua, Hawaii, Pochinski received her […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Local farmer honored for helping fight erosion

Fritz Durst, who owns Tule Farms in the Hungry Hollow and Dunnigan Hills area in Yolo County, is one of four recipients of the Conservation Tillage Farmer Innovator Award from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The award is based on demonstrated innovation and leadership in the development, refinement and use of conservation tillage systems […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Gibson House writing group welcomes newcomers

The Gibson House Writing Group is a small group of writers who meet on the second Monday of each month from noon to 3 p.m. at the Gibson House, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. The next meeting is Monday. The group works on memoir, fiction and nonfiction writing with facilitator Kristine Mietzner. RSVP as soon […]

January 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Co-op offers healthy, wealthy and wise activities

The Davis Food Co-op announces a series of events and lectures in January that will help Davis be “healthy, wealthy and wise.” All health and wealth events are free and take place at the Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. Seating may be limited. Health: Local health care providers will offer lectures and demonstrations […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per capita: Starting a new year

IS IT REALLY 2012? I remember reading George Orwell’s book “1984” back when that fearsome date seemed far in the future. I also recall the futuristic predictions of space travel and technology in Stanley Kubrick’s movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Somehow, the world has raced past both of those years (and others) and now, hard […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Election reforms, tax initiatives will shape 2012

By Juliet Williams SACRAMENTO — While California is likely to remain out of the presidential spotlight in 2012, the state will undergo dramatic political changes that will alter elections and potentially transform the Legislature. At the same time, voters likely will be asked to consider tax increases even as the state’s economy remains stalled by […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

New city gymnastics session starts

The city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center offers classes for children between 1 and 18 years old. Classes are offered at a variety of times and days, and the new session starts this week. The gym is at 23 Russell Blvd. For more information, call (530) 757-5627.

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Speaker discusses growing anti-Semitism on college campuses

Anti-Semitism on college campuses in California, including at UC Davis, will be the focus of Matthew White’s talk Sunday, Jan. 29, at Congregation Beth Shalom in Carmichael. White is NorCal, Oregon and Washington campus coordinator for StandWithUs. He has documented recent examples of what he calls pervasive and growing anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment on college […]

January 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

From Hawaii to Greece to Davis: Artist’s path is long and winding

Paintings by Jennifer Pochinski will be exhibited through Jan. 28 at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. She will be honored at an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Born in 1968 and raised in Kailua, Hawaii, Pochinski received her […]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Flamenco performance canceled

A performance by flamenco singer/dancer Kina Mendez, planned for Jan. 15 at the Village Homes Community Center, has been canceled, organizer Gil Medovoy announces. For more information, call (530) 867-1032 or visit [email protected]

January 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Locals establish a Davis Flea Market

Davis’ first flea market, which organizers hope will become a monthly tradition, will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the E Street Plaza in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. The event is designed to bring together members of the community in the spirit of commerce and […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

State meets first inmate target set by court

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California has met the first target set by federal courts to reduce its inmate population as a way to improve health care in the nation’s largest state prison system, prison officials said Tuesday. Federal judges ordered the state to reduce the population by about 10,000 inmates by the end of 2011, to […]

January 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,