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Engineering students host ‘make-a-thon’ for bats

While many Americans were enjoying a holiday weekend, biomedical engineering students at UC Davis worked straight through Saturday and Sunday to design and prototype a medical device … for bats. The effort was the first “Make-a-thon” organized by the UCD Biomedical Engineering Society. “It’s the design process on steroids,” said Anthony Passerini, associate professor of […]

Davis Waldorf offers school tour

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane, at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28. Visitors will have a chance to peek into several classrooms and have their questions answered by the school administrator, who will lead the tour. Refreshments will be served at a post-tour question-and-answer session. RSVP to office@daviswaldorf.org or 530-753-1651 with your name […]

Speaker will outline big changes in state education policy

Are you interested in the “story behind the story” in education policy and actions taken by the California Governor’s Office, the California Department of Education and the State Board of Education? Come and learn from an insider, Nancy Brownell, who will speak from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the Yolo County Office […]

Calling all chicken owners: Apply for coop crawl, share information

Owners of backyard chickens who would like to be part of the sixth annual Tour de Cluck, a bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops, have until Feb. 27 to apply. Applications are available at local feed stores; the Davis Chamber of Commerce, 604 Third St.; the Yolo County Visitors Bureau, 132 E St.; or online […]

Make your own SoulCollage on Feb. 1

SoulCollage, a fun, intuitive collage creation process, will be hosted by Unity Center of Davis on Sunday, Feb. 1, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. “At this playful, yet structured workshop, participants will be given tools to create a unique, beautiful deck of cards that […]

Locals prepare for March for Real Climate Leadership

Davis residents who plan to join the March for Real Climate Leadership on Saturday, Feb. 7, in Oakland will gather a week earlier to make posters. The poster-making party will run from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. All are welcome, […]

Fly-fishing expert shares secrets of Pyramid Lake

This month, the Fly Fishers of Davis will hear from Jay Clark, who will discuss Pyramid Lake, which many believe is the best still-water fishing experience in the United States. Contained entirely on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reservation, this fishery is unique in size, scenery and its trophy cutthroat trout. The group meets to swap […]

Wolk to introduce physician-assisted suicide legislation

The story of Brittany Maynard brought the issue of physician-assisted dying into the spotlight in California last year. Maynard, a 29-year-old California native, moved to Oregon so she could qualify for that state’s Death With Dignity Act after she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Under the law, she was able to receive medication that would hasten […]

Council approves affordable housing project in South Davis

Are eight moderate-income affordable homes feasible on 1.08 acres? The city will find out. On Tuesday, the Davis City Council authorized BerryBridge Partners to build eight zero-net-energy homes at 4100 Hackberry Place in South Davis. The affordable units would be for people earning about 120 percent of the median income in the city — about $72,000, according […]

Family brightens holidays for Bridge to Housing participants

The holidays for those participating in the Bridge to Housing homeless pilot project in West Sacramento were brightened by a local family that just wanted to make their own holidays a little less about themselves and a little more about others. Myrna Chang, chief nurse executive at Sutter Davis Hospital, said her family usually spends […]

Supervisors receive Bridge to Housing update; OK additional funds

Yolo County supervisors last week authorized an additional $30,000 on top of the $50,000 approved in the fall for the Bridge to Housing pilot project to help cover unforeseen costs that have arisen since the pioneering homeless pilot project got underway. Back in November, the county moved 65 homeless individuals living along the banks of […]

Hardwater plays at Soup’s On

The local band Hardwater is teaming up with Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor — and a team of professional soup-makers — for Soup’s On, a fundraiser for NAMI-Yolo. The event will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the St. James Catholic Church Memorial Center, 1275 B St. in Davis. Proceeds will benefit […]

Students learn about Greek mythology, theater

Students at Holmes Junior High School will perform the play “Metamorphoses” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The play retells the classic Greek and Roman myths from the ancient writer Ovid’s book “Metamorphoses.”

The show will be presented at 7 p.m. each night in the multipurpose room at Holmes, 1220 Drexel Drive. Tickets are $5 each.

The script was written by Mary Zimmerman, and is directed by Jeff Bryant, a teacher at Holmes, but the show was largely produced through student collaboration.

Featuring a pool of water on stage, around and in which much of the action occurs, the …

Aides: Rebels hold Yemen’s president ‘captive’ at his house

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels in control of Yemen’s capital now hold the country’s president “captive” at his home, his aides said Wednesday, putting in question who actually rules the Arab world’s most-impoverished nation. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi “cannot leave his house” after Houthi rebels removed his guards and deployed their own fighters […]

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