Scholar speaks on human trafficking

Claire Lipschultz will talk about human trafficking at 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. She will relate modern-day slavery to the Passover story. The slavery of the Jews in Egypt and their exodus from Egypt is not the end of the Passover story; modern-day slavery persists globally […]

Run Like A Mother supports Davis Schools Foundation

Run Like A Mother, a national organization, will partner with the Davis Schools Foundation for the 2014 Davis Mother’s Day 5K race. Since 2004, the foundation has been committed to educational excellence for all K-12 students in the Davis Joint Unified School District. It works in partnership with parents, the school district and the community […]

Get tickets now for Epicurean Esprit

The Epicurean Esprit marks its 25th annual event to benefit the Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County on Thursday, May 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Woodland home of Bill and Julie Payne. The popular event is sponsored by Friends of Meals On Wheels. Community members are invited to mingle and sample some […]

School has garden plots for rent

The Harper Junior High School Community Garden has three garden plots available for rent. The plots are 20-by-20 feet and lease for $50 a year (from January to December). Gardens may be rented individually or shared by a group or multiple families working together. For more information or an application, visit the Harper website, and […]

Tickets on sale for Pence Garden Tour

The Pence Gallery’s Garden Tour, scheduled for Sunday, May 4, from noon to 5 p.m., is centered in North Davis this year. Tickets are on sale now for this self-guided tour of six local gardens, including UC Davis Arboretum Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts’ spacious property. Ticket are $20 for Pence Gallery members and $25 for nonmembers […]

Sugar overload, on ‘Davisville’

Drink one 20-ounce soda daily for a week, and you’ll take in enough sugar to fill most of a one-quart Mason jar, says Harold Goldstein, executive director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. On the current “Davisville,” Goldstein discusses efforts by the Davis nonprofit to tame the tide of sugar in the name […]

Early Picnic Day stats show arrests steady, citations down

Davis police arrested 44 people and cited 56 others, mostly for alcohol- and noise-related violations, during the Picnic Day enforcement period, according to preliminary numbers released Monday. So far, those totals are down from last year’s final tally of 46 arrests and 83 citations, but Lt. Tom Waltz cautioned that his department is still awaiting […]

Top Democratic lawmaker backs off ‘carbon tax’

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California’s greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said his willingness to […]

Swanson lawn signs available

Picnic Day is over and attention is turning to the June election. That means campaign lawn signs are here. Local residents are invited to join the campaign to re-elect Rochelle Swanson and request a lawn sign. Email or go to and sign up for a sign. It  will be delivered and removed after […]

Dancers to return to Quad for 42nd powwow

The 42nd annual UC Davis Powwow will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday on the Quad. The student-organized event is free and open to the public. The grand entry will take place at noon. The powwow annually provides a showcase of Native American traditions as both a celebration and an educational opportunity for […]

Bob Dunning: Campus may want to totally own Picnic Day

PICNIC PERSPECTIVE … as UC Davis continues to knock itself dead to produce a family-friendly, educational and, above all, fun experience on campus, it may be time for the university to completely sever its relationship with downtown Davis on this once-magical day … while the experience on campus was superb for just about anyone who […]

UC Davis prof repeats history with Pulitzer

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first time historian Alan Taylor won a Pulitzer Prize, he had just returned to his office at UC Davis from a tennis match when the telephone started ringing with congratulations and interview requests. Eighteen years later, the surprise and slight panic Taylor felt repeated themselves when the […]

Police warn of PG&E phone scam

The Davis Police Department is warning the public about a recent telephone scam in which the caller claims to be from PG&E. According to police, those on the receiving end of the calls — most of them businesses — are told they have an outstanding balance with the utility company and are at risk of […]

Dr. G to host last show of the season

Math, misery and mirth? An odd trio, said Dorothea to the Wise Goddess. What does it mean? Tune in to Dr. G’s last program of this season and find out what the Wise Goddess had to say about that, and a few other gems as well. “Through the Looking Glass” airs at 4 p.m. Thursday […]