Educate yourself about recycling options

Did you know recycling is one of the easiest ways you can help slow climate change and global warming? Recycling one ton of paper, bottles and cans can prevent the release of 3 tons of greenhouse gas. Do you ever find yourself wondering if something is recyclable? Check out our recycling display case at City […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Want to write for Hollywood? Learn from a master

Screenwriter Sterling Anderson, formerly of Davis, shares all his secrets to success in “Beyond Screenwriting,” his new guide to thriving in the film and television industry. Anderson was inspired to write “Beyond Screenwriting” when he noticed the lack of screenwriting books on the market that were written by credible professionals with true insider experience. “There […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Animals’ disease-fighting strategies mirror foundations of human medicine

When avoiding or dealing with disease, animals and people use strikingly similar strategies, many of which appear to have evolved into the foundational “pillars” of human medicine, reports Benjamin Hart, a pioneer in veterinary aspects of animal behavior at UC Davis. In a review paper to appear in the November issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Conserve water, save energy

With all the talk and controversy over proposed water rate increases, I expected more of a turnout for the Oct. 21 city of Davis water conservation workshop on “How to Reduce Your Water Use Without Impacting Lifestyle.” But there were twice as many empty chairs as there were people attending. I went for two reasons. First, […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Family fun day raises funds to help foster kids

A full day of family fun is planned Saturday, Nov. 19, in support of local children placed in foster care. The event, “All Kids Matter,” runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in and around Building 100 at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Kids and parents are invited to meet and […]

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Fresh herb recipes featured in new cookbook

Local author Christianne Klein, a former ABC news anchor, will sign copies of her cookbook, “Christianne’s Herbal Kitchen: Fresh Herb Recipes for Body and Soul,” at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. She’ll also offer tastings of some of her fresh herb recipes as well as […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Yolo, Solano leaders put their heads together on agriculture

Adding more value to agriculture is the focus of a joint economic summit between Yolo and Solano counties on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis. The summit runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. “We are bringing together the experts, from academia to operators, to help shape some strategies […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Leopold featured in documentary film

“Green Fire,” a documentary film about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy, will be screened from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the ballroom at the UC Davis Conference Center. The screening is co-sponsored by the John Muir Institute of the Environment and USDA Forest Service Experimental Forest and Range Network. […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hear local poets at The Other Voice reading

The Other Voice poetry series sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis presents Danyen Powell and Shawn Pittard on Friday, Nov. 18. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in library of the church, 27074 Patwin Road. This is a free event; refreshments and open mike will follow the reading. Powell’s poetry has been included in a variety […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New Orleans takes center stage at Mondavi

A weeklong series of Mondavi Center performances, film screenings and a special exhibit at the Shields Library this month examine the resilient spirit of New Orleans, and how that storied American city has coped after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

In addition to being the cradle of jazz — from Louis Armstrong to the Marsalis clan — New Orleans was the birthplace of some of the greatest black gospel singers, including Mahalia Jackson.

Not far from the ocean on a section of the Mississippi River that paradoxically flows north, New Orleans is incredibly vulnerable to disaster. Hurricane Katrina triggered floods that inundated large portions of the city in 2005. New Orleans struggled to rebuild, yet somehow its spirit lives on.

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

‘Open Doors’ benefits Davis Community Meals

Davis Community Meals will host its “Open Doors” auction and benefit at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The event features entertainment, finger foods and plenty of items on which to bid in silent and live auctions. Tickets are $35 each, and sponsorships are available […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Spirit is missing at Occupy Berkeley camp

By Carolyn Jones While the international spotlight is on Occupy Oakland, Berkeley finds itself in an unusual position: wallflower at the revolution. “The true spirit isn’t really here,” said John Holzinger, a UC Berkeley junior and one of the first to pitch a tent at Occupy Berkeley. “Right now, Oakland’s experiencing what Berkeley experienced in the ’60s.” […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Occupiers set sights on Oakland

OAKLAND (AP) — Oakland hopes to become the epicenter of Occupy Wall Street movement Wednesday as local organizers, labor unions and advocacy groups called for marches, pickets outside banks, school shutdowns and an attempt to close the nation’s fifth-busiest port. Occupy Oakland participants, elected officials and business leaders expressed optimism that the widely anticipated “general […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

$7.6M awarded to Sacto paraplegic

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A jury has ordered the UC Davis Medical Center to pay $7.6 million to a woman left paraplegic after personnel misread an MRI exam. D’Knawn Hairston, of Elk Grove, was 14 when her mother took her to the hospital in December 2003 with numbness in her legs. Her lawyer, Brooks Cutter, told the Sacramento Bee that physicians […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,