Speaker examines prophecy questions

Patricia Crone, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, will speak about “Why Are Prophets Necessary? The Social Utility of Religion in Muslim Thought” during a visit to UC Davis next week. She will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Andrews Conference Room (2203) at the Social Sciences […]

Norwood 4-Hers meet Wednesday

Due to the spring break holiday, Norwood 4-H will hold its April meeting early. Members will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive. Club members will finalize plans for their participation in the 77th annual Yolo County 4-H Spring Show, April 25 through May 1 at the Yolo County […]

Farm labor leader’s memory honored

The legacy of farm labor leader César Chávez will be front and center Saturday as the city of Davis holds its 11th annual César Chávez Day celebration at 11 a.m. in Central Park, weather permitting. The free event  is sponsored by the city of Davis through the Human Relations Commission. The celebration will take place at […]

City’s playgrounds get a makeover

Several of Davis’ park playgrounds will soon be renovated with new equipment, city officials announced this week. The city carries out play area renovations, as funding allows, to meet current safety and accessibility standards, a city news release said. This year’s projects will renovate play areas at La Playa Park in Mace Ranch, Oak Grove […]

Lots of bike progress in Harrisonburg, Va.

By Thomas Jenkins Most of the time we live life advocating for what is close to our hearts and what generates passion inside. We seldom stop and think how our daily actions are positively impacting the neighbor next door, those outside our town, even those thousands of miles away. For those of you in Davis, […]

Weather service warns of floods, hail and tornadoes

Storms will batter Davis and the region with downpours, flooding, hail, felled trees, wind gusts reaching 70 mph — and even possible tornadoes — through tonight, according to the local National Weather Service office. Forecasters in Sacramento have issued flood and high wind warnings for Davis and Yolo County, cautioning residents about rapidly rising waterways […]

Our Sunday best: UCD’s computer museum is small but mighty

We’ve come a long way since the abacus, baby, and with technology advancing as rapidly as it does now, it’s easy to forget we’re part of computer science history in the making. But it wasn’t too long ago that computers filled entire rooms, internet dial-up was a familiar sound and “google” was gibberish. UC Davis […]

Poll: Support slips for Brown’s special election

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A poll released Wednesday finds public support is slipping for Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to ask voters to extend a series of taxes to help ease California’s $26.6 billion deficit. The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found that half of likely voters think a special election is a good […]

Sacramento-Yolo Mutual Housing hosts South Davis tour

The Sacramento-Yolo Mutual Housing Association will hold its first Building Up tour in Davis from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tremont Green, 5663 Marden Drive in South Davis. The tour provides an opportunity to learn about Mutual Housing’s Davis communities. An association board member and residents from Davis’ various Mutual Housing projects will be […]

Explore deep sky objects at Explorit

By Vinita and Calvin Domier Everyone is invited to Saturday’s meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St., starting at 7:30 p.m. You don’t have to pay any dues to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. If you are interested in astronomy, you’re welcome to attend. This month […]

Junior high band festival on Saturday

All three Davis junior high school concert bands will perform in an adjudicated music festival on Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W 14th St. The bands, from Holmes, Harper and Emerson junior high schools, will be judged by Fred Lange and Clyde Quick Sr. The music gets under way […]

Get the full Election Day experience

ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE … earlier this week I complained loudly about the fact that my right to exercise my legs and my vote at the same time was being severely compromised by Freddie Oakley’s decision to make Measure A an all-mail election … swiftly came the answer from a member of the Davis […]

Briefly: Woodland death ruled a suicide

The Woodland man whose body was found under an Interstate 5 bridge in northern Woodland on Wednesday took his own life, Yolo County coroner’s officials ruled today. Eddie Dean Duncan, 59, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said. A gun was recovered from the scene. Yolo County […]

Woodland police arrest man after alleged kidnapping

Woodland police arrested a 23-year-old man Wednesday on suspicion of kidnapping his estranged wife from her home with the couple’s toddler child in tow. Reports of a young woman being pulled from her home and forced into a car sent officers to the 100 block of Stone Way at about 11:20 a.m., Sgt. Dan Letamendi […]