Eyes show dinosaurs stalked, scurried by night, researchers say

The movie “Jurassic Park” got one thing right: Those velociraptors hunted by night while the big plant-eaters browsed around the clock, according to a new study of the eyes of fossil animals. This conclusion overturns the conventional wisdom that dinosaurs were active by day while early mammals scurried around at night, said Ryosuke Motani, professor […]

Madrigals concert benefits Japan

The Davis High Madrigal Singers will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11th St., Sacramento. The chamber choir will be conducted by Karen Gardias, Madrigal director, and visiting guest conductor Fabio Avolio, with whom the Madrigals worked while on tour in Rome last July. After […]

Guitar series continues at DAC

The Davis Art Center’s Classical Guitar Series will with performances by the Pacific Guitar Ensemble at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, and Trio 7, a group of extended 7-string guitars, at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 6. Both concerts will take place on the atrium stage at the DAC, 1919 F St. Tickets are $5-$15 […]

Briefly: Wooster plays at Tacos and Beer

Santa Cruz-based band Wooster will perform with local band Seamoose at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tacos and Beer, 715 Second St. Seamoose has invited Wooster for the weekly Funk Night. Wooster is led by vocal duo Brian Gallagher and Caroline Kuspa, and is popular with reggae, blues and indie “rock ‘n’ soul” crowds. There is […]

Tipping point

Mandy Li, of Student Health Services at UC Davis, attempts to milk a cow named Arizona on Wednesday as part of the annual cow-milking contest leading up to Picnic Day, which is Saturday. Li was determined the contest winner, with a combined total of more than 400 mL after the competition came down to a […]

Playboy again bats eyelashes at UC Davis

Playboy magazine gives a nod to UC Davis in its April issue, which comes out on Friday. No, UCD didn’t make the magazine’s infamous annual list of top 10 party schools — No. 1 went to the University of Colorado in Boulder, so recognized for the city’s 50 medical marijuana dispensaries, four breweries and nearby […]

Davis teen arrested following suspected DUI crash

A 17-year-old Davis boy faces drunken-driving charges after colliding with an oncoming car Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. The teen, whose name was not released, was driving westbound on County Road 29 east of Highway 113 when the 3:30 p.m. crash occurred, says a CHP news release. The reporting officer wrote that […]

No brakes

Faulty brakes were the apparent cause of a car-versus-tree collision that sent a 79-year-old Davis woman to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. Lt. Paul Doroshov said Peggy Eichorn was turning right from Plum Lane onto Cornell Drive at about 2:10 p.m. when her brakes “stopped working,” causing Eichorn to lose control of her Toyota Avalon and […]

‘Cat burglaries’ continue to plague city, campus

After a several-week hiatus, Davis’ so-called “cat burglar” series appears to be active again. Davis police say the suspect or suspects who take advantage of unlocked doors and windows to steal property while residents are fast asleep struck two West Davis apartment complexes and two homes earlier this week. Three of the burglaries occurred early […]

Bar fight leads to assault investigation

A 25-year-old Robbins man reported being assaulted shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday outside a Woodland bar, police said. Lt. Anthony Cucchi said officers responding to reports of a fight outside The Stag in the 500 block of Main Street arrived to find the victim suffering from non-life-threatening wounds to the leg and back of the […]

Group screens drilling documentary

Big Screen Cinema, in partnership with Democracy for America, will present a screening of “Gasland” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This Academy Award-nominated documentary film looks into the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology being […]

Participants sought for Parkinson’s study

UC Davis researchers will give a presentation about local research opportunities at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Elizabeth Disbrow, Ph.D., and her team are seeking individuals with and without Parkinson’s disease who may be interested in participating in studies investigating cognitive deficits in PD. They are interested in what […]

School offers information session

The Peregrine School will hold a free informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, at 1247 Alice St. Academic Director Lorie Hammond will give a presentation on Peregrine’s unique philosophy and curriculum as well as the plans for the school’s expansion taking place this fall. The Peregrine School currently offers programs in pre-school through second grade, and is expanding […]