Noise ordinance reform proposal on hold

The noise ordinance reform proposal originally scheduled for discussion at the March 9 City-UC Davis Student Liaison Commission meeting has been postponed indefinitely. The item was taken off the agenda Tuesday afternoon due to “internal issues” of the Associated Students of UC Davis, the group heading up the proposal, said Dylan Schaefer, the commission vice chairman […]

Historian of Jewish culture wins teaching prize

By Clifton Parker UC Davis historian David Biale, a leading expert on Jewish intellectual and cultural history, is the winner of the 2011 UCD Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. Established in 1986, the $40,000 prize is believed to be the largest of its kind in the country; it is funded through philanthropic gifts managed by the […]

State No. 1 in organic ag

California dominates the nation in organic production of agricultural commodities, according to a nationwide survey of organic producers that was analyzed by a UC Davis agricultural economist. The survey found that California leads the United States in the number of organic farms, the amount of land in organic production and in organic sales. It also showed that the state […]

Latest ‘Boom’ hits newsstands

California has had its share of booms, from the Gold Rush to the Silicon Valley technology revolution. A new one hits newsstands this week: Boom: A Journal of California, edited by UC Davis professors Carolyn de la Peña and Louis Warren. Published by the University of California Press and supported with a $722,000 grant from the Andrew […]

16 new Odd Fellows welcomed

The Davis Odd Fellows recently initiated 16 new members into their lodge. They are Dennis Corcoran, 62, an ecologist; Marge Fagan, 88, retired; Irene Fecht, 67, retired from UC Davis; Ivan Franks, 40, owner of The Hotdogger; Mariel Garcia, 22, student; Bernie Goldsmith, 27, community organizer and attorney; Bill Grabert, 56, stay-at-home dad; Nancy Houlding, 56, self-employed consulting arborist; Steve Lopez, 33, law student; Darrell […]

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Students will host the annual World Language Fair at Davis High School from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the South Gym. At this popular free event, there will be opportunities to learn to write characters in Chinese with students from classes in that language, fold origami with students from Japanese classes, play a game […]

Dixon 4-H members shine

Dixon 4-Hers did well at the Solano County 4-H Presentation Day, held recently at the Suisun Valley Elementary School. Winning gold awards for their display presentations were Elizabeth Williams, Jess Bravos and Nikki Talken, all of the Roving Clovers 4-H Club in Dixon. In addition, Nika Gardner, Cooper Johnson and Teigen Johnson of the Roving […]

Hike Audubon’s Bobcat Ranch on Saturday

The Putah Creek Council’s 2011 Watershed Wonders Series kicks off with a hike at Audubon California’s Bobcat Ranch from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participants in this fundraising event will get a behind-the-scenes tour of Bobcat Ranch, which is normally not open to the public. Program director Valerie Calegari and wildlife specialist Karen Velas will […]

Briefly: Record swap planned Sunday

Armadillo Music and KDVS, 90.3 FM, are teaming up Sunday for a record swap at the Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Rare vinyl records, hard-to-find CDs and other music-related collectibles will be available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the gallery. Admission is free to the public. Vendors may purchase tables […]

Rotary BBQ comes early this year

Save the date for the annual Rotary Barbecue, which this year moves up a week from its traditional third-Saturday-in-May date. The barbecue, hosted by members of Davis’ three Rotary clubs, will run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Guests will enjoy a tasty meal of barbecued […]

City seeks nominees for Huynh awards

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for this year’s Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Awards. The commission will honor individuals and community organizations that have made significant contributions in addressing or improving civil and human rights issues in the community. Nominations are due by 4 p.m. Friday, April 15. The award was established to acknowledge […]

Musical rehearsals start Sunday

Children in grades one through six are invited to participate in an interfaith musical directed by Janie Knudsen, “Moses and the Freedom Fanatics! The Story of the Exodus,” by Hal Hopson. The musical features Moses, Miriam, Aaron, a grumpy pharoah and, of course, swarms of lice, flies and fleas. There are singing and non-singing roles. […]

Free cooking demonstration set

Local residents can learn to cut back on dishes and gain time with one-pot meals, a free cooking demonstration featuring Chef Judi Adelman at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, in the housewares building at Davis Ace Hardware, Third and G streets. Adelman will demonstrate the essentials of creating nutritious and quick meals in just one […]

Info meeting for Peregrine School

The Peregrine School will hold an informational meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Academic Director Lorie Hammond will give a presentation on Peregrine’s philosophy and curriculum, as well as plans for the school’s expansion this fall. The Peregrine School offers programs […]