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UCD music professor wins top Academic Senate honor

Anna Maria Busse Berger’s research about German missionaries exploring music in Africa came from a personal place. In 1959, her missionary father moved the family to Tanzania. “My father, who later became an anthropologist, wrote a number of books on African languages and did a major ethnographic study of the Nyakyusa people in Tanzania,” said […]

Yolo DA: Woodland auto body shops largely compliant with law

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Thursday that his office’s automobile insurance fraud unit, in collaboration with the California Bureau of Automotive Repair, recently completed a series of compliance inspections of auto body repair businesses in the city of Woodland and found that most were in compliance with the law. Studies show that approximately […]

Seniors may apply for school parcel tax exemptions

The filing date for the Davis Joint Unified School District’s senior citizen tax exemption for the Measure C parcel tax, the Measure E parcel tax and the Community Facilities District No. 1 (CFD No. 1) tax begins May 15 and will run through June 15 for the 2015-16 tax year. To be eligible for the […]

Davis writer up for regional award

Davis poet Julia B. Levin is one of the nominees for the 34th annual Northern California Book Awards, which will be presented at a 1 p.m. ceremony Sunday at the San Francisco Main Library’s Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. in San Francisco. Levine’s work, “Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight,” is one of six nominees in […]

Need a new best friend?

Giselle is a 1- to 2-year-old purebred female German shepherd. She’s playful and inquisitive and would do best with an active family or single person. Swifter is a 3- to 4-year-old neutered male cocker spaniel/terrier mix. He’s been to a groomer since this photo was taken and now is as handsome as can be. He’s […]

Internships move UCD doctoral students beyond academia

Some doctoral students at UC Davis are going far beyond campus labs and academia. They are engaging in practical work at a leading pharmaceutical company, studying air pollution for a state agency and researching malaria in Uganda. The Career Exploration Through Internships program, a new career-development and paid-internship program at UCD, is part of a […]

Speaker seeks to amplify women’s voices in Israel

Updated on May 5: This speech has been canceled because the speaker must return to Israel due to an illness in the family. The Israel Peace Alternatives Committee at Congregation Bet Haverim will present May Pundak, an Israeli human rights attorney and social activist, in a program titled “New Israel Fund: Amplifying Women’s Voices in Israel.” […]

Scholar examines Armenian genocide at downtown talk

Updated on May 5: Taner Akçam, a professor of history at Clark University and an expert in Armenian genocide studies, has canceled his lecture planned for Wednesday afternoon at the Odd Fellows Hall, due to health reasons. Organizers at UC Davis said they hope to reschedule Akçam’s visit for the next academic year. A closer […]

May Festival will benefit Gibson House

A barbecue and bake sale, beer garden, live music, children’s games, a jump house and a plant sale highlight the annual Gibson House May Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Admission is free. Also planned are exhibition booths and displays, a petting zoo, […]

Explorit: Donations go further on the Big Day of Giving

The clock is ticking, counting down to midnight Tuesday, May 5, when the giving will begin! Explorit and nearly 400 other nonprofit organizations in the Sacramento region will come together for a 24-hour celebration of charitable giving and the wonderful work that nonprofits are doing in our community. Through the GiveLocalNow campaign, online donations made […]

Nesbitt speaks at Senior Health and Fitness Day

Telemedicine and home health technologies are bound to play a vital role in the evolving health-care landscape. Davis senior citizens can learn more about what’s in their future when Dr. Thomas S. Nesbitt, founder of the UC Davis Telemedicine Program, speaks at the Davis Senior Center’s annual Senior Health and Fitness Day event on Wednesday, May […]

Annual quilt show coming soon

The Flying Needles Quilters’ Guild of Yolo County will present its annual quilt show Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17, at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 Gum Ave. in Woodland. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The show, titled “Making Memories One Quilt at a Time,” will […]

Seniors gather for Fiesta de Mayo

All are welcome at Fiesta de Mayo, a celebration featuring Mexican-themed food at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Entertainment will be by Mariachi Los Gallos, and a door prize donated by the Senior Center’s Hem and Haw group will be given out. The lunch is sponsored by […]

Learn to use walking poles effectively

A workshop covering basic use of walking poles is planned for 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The workshop will cover the technical aspects of walking poles: what to look for when buying poles; how to judge the right fit and adjust the length of the […]

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