UC seminars online: from ecology to evolution to electronic teaching

Professor James R. Carey knows the value of seminars is invaluable. When the UC Davis entomology professor chaired the University of California Systemwide Committee on Research Policy, he called for a strategic approach to record, broadcast and archive the hundreds of seminars that take place weekly on the 10 UC campuses. He presented his plan […]

Author shares ‘Hidden Blessings’

Davis author Janice Martinez will present her book, “Hidden Blessings,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Autobiographical and spiritual in tone, the book uses anecdotes and “Godisms,” or small miracles and answered prayers from her past, to bring to life Martinez’s belief that God can have personal […]

Community is Hand in Hand with local nonprofit

Davis Community Meals and the Davis Odd Fellows will host the third annual Hand in Hand buffet dinner and raffle Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Local chef Mary Philip will prepare and serve a three-course Indian cuisine dinner. The evening will be hosted by Dave Rosenberg and will […]

Davis Media Access: What’s your story?

You wouldn’t know it by the weather, but spring has sprung, bringing with it a plethora of projects. Here’s a snapshot of current events at Davis Media Access: * At Celebrate Davis! and at Wednesday night Farmers Markets, DMA’s staff and volunteers have been busy collecting stories. DMA is the community media center for Davis […]

Hundreds honor courage of fallen heroes

Strong gusts of wind whipped through flags, rattled microphones and threatened to blow away programs. But several hundred people steeled themselves against the breeze Monday morning to honor fallen heroes at Davis’ annual Memorial Day celebration at the Davis Cemetery. The annual observance is organized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 of Davis, […]

School board to honor athletes, retirees, others on Thursday

As the school year ends, the first school board meeting in the month of June typically features several moments of recognition. And Thursday’s meeting will be no exception. When the Davis Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, the trustees will: * Congratulate members of the Davis […]

Harper students sample tasty, healthy lunches

Many students at Harper Junior High got a tasty treat at lunch Friday, as Staff Sgt. Irene Salas and three other chefs from Travis Air Force Base visited the school to prepare Mongolian barbecue, cooked to order. The military chefs joined Rafaelita Curva and members of the Davis school district’s Student Nutrition Services staff to prepare the special menu. Students […]

‘Notting Hill’ is part of film series

“Notting Hill,” a 1999 British romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts, will be screened Friday evening as part of the International Film Series. Refreshments are served at 7:30 p.m., with the program beginning promptly at 8 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The screening is co-sponsored by the United Nations […]

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of May 30: Tuesday: Davis City Council, 6:30 p.m., Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Wednesday: Davis Telecommunications Commission, 2:30 p.m., City Training Room, 600 A St. Thursday: Davis Safety and Parking Advisory Commission, 5 p.m., Community Chambers, City […]

Rollover crashes in county cause serious injuries

Two weekend accidents resulted in people being flown to the UC Davis Medical Center with serious injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported today. The first occurred at 11:50 a.m. Saturday on northbound Interstate 5 north of County Road 91A, where 74-year-old Charlene Triano of North Highlands made an unsafe turning movement with her vehicle, Officer […]

Cops report high number of weekend DUI arrests

The first 48 hours of the Memorial Day weekend yielded a high number of arrests for impaired driving in Yolo County, authorities reported this morning. 
From 12:01 a.m. Friday through midnight Saturday, officers representing eight Yolo County law-enforcement agencies have arrested at least seven people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or […]

Woodland man arrested for allegedly slashing brother

A 40-year-old Woodland man was jailed Saturday night after allegedly slashing his younger brother with a knife during a fight, Woodland police said. Officers were summoned shortly before 10 p.m. to the Autumn Run Apartments, 1180 Matmor Road, where witnesses said the brothers were engaged in a physical fight in front of their apartment. While […]

Prof talks about political history of secrecy

Peter Galison, the Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University, will deliver the 2011 Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the AGR Hall at the UC Davis Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. Tracing the political history of secrecy from the Espionage Act to Wikileaks, […]

Video: Woodland man knifed, allegedly by brother

WOODLAND — A 40-year-old man allegedly knifed his younger brother Saturday night during a fight, according to Woodland police. Khalid Hussain, 40, from Woodland, allegedly pulled out a knife during a fight with his brother, a 34-year-old Woodland man, and slashed him across the stomach shortly before 10 p.m. at the Autumn Run Apartments, 1180 […]