Reserve your seat now for 45th annual Madrigal Dinner

Registration forms are now available to secure your reservations for the 45th annual Madrigal Dinners. The dinners — which will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, at First Baptist Church, 38141 Russell Blvd. — are the premiere singing event for the choir and a Davis holiday tradition. The dinners, which include a […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Carwash supports DHS Madrigals

All are invited to support the Davis High School Madrigal Singers at a carwash fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Davis Joint Unified School District parking lot at Fifth and B streets. “Spend an enjoyable Saturday visiting downtown Davis or the Farmers Market while these talented singers demonstrate their […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Holiday caroling workshop set for elementary students

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers invite children from the Davis community to join them for an afternoon of holiday caroling on Monday, the Veterans Day holiday. The workshop, designed for kindergarten through sixth-grade students, is an outreach program designed to give younger children the opportunity to learn songs of the season and to march […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Science Café gathers Nov. 13

“Can a Video Game Cure Disease? Re-engineering Natural Systems to Solve Today’s Problems” is the subject of the next Science Café in Davis. The gathering, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis, will feature a conversation with Justin Siegel, assistant professor of biochemistry and chemistry at UC Davis. […]

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UC plants seeds of growth for local farmers

By Stacy Finz Emma Torbert, a stone-fruit grower, didn’t know what to expect when she got off a bus to tour wholesale food businesses in the Bay Area. By the time she went home to her farm near Davis, her head was filled with possibilities. She and 17 other growers, participating in a University of […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC classes too big, teacher aides few, report says

By Nanette Asimov Every undergrad at a big public university knows the problem: You have hundreds of classmates in your Psych 101 class, the professor is a distant voice at a far-off lectern, the teaching assistants are swamped, and you feel lost. But classes at the University of California are only becoming more crowded and […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Food given to needy residents

The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Nov. 20, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 5 to 6 p.m. at the Owendale Community, […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Honor veterans at local ceremony Monday

Davis’ annual Veterans Day ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line. Community members are invited to honor our nation’s veterans at this free event. Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan, a lifelong resident of West Sacramento who served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War, will be the keynote […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Health insurance information offered at free event

Are you confused about the Affordable Care Act, and how to sign up for health insurance through Covered California? Woodland Healthcare will host an educational event that will offer some answers, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at 632 W. Gibson Road in Woodland. Representatives from Yolo County, the Yolo Family Resource Center, […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Entrepreneur’s path included several stints in the Marines

Among the many local veterans who will be in the minds and hearts of Davis residents on Monday is William Treseder. He grew up in Davis, working at several local businesses, including In-N-Out, Big 5 Sporting Goods and Lamppost Pizza. After graduating from Davis High School in 2000, he enlisted in the Marine Corps as […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Thursday Night Writers will be featured at The Other Voice

The Sacramento Thursday Night Writers will read their work at the November gathering of The Other Voice, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the library at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. This small, eclectic group of writers — consisting of teachers, quilters, counselors, mental health workers, editors, retirees, students, artists […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Take a look in the mirror

When we look in the mirror, we see ourselves. Or, more precisely, we see ourselves backwards: my left arm looks like the right arm of the impostor in the mirror. It turns out that we can’t, without some optical gymnastics, really see ourselves as others see us. And, collectively, we tend to view ourselves through […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Community forum first step to invite community into tech-park conversation

After hearing several key business-sector experts in the region talk about what they believe is important to consider for a business park, a small cross-section of Davis residents sat in City Hall after the presentations were over Tuesday night and engaged in an earnest conversation about how they felt. Because, according to the folks involved […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged

UC San Diego plans to open stem cell center

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials at UC San Diego announced Monday that philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has committed $100 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center. The center is intended to accelerate development of drugs and therapies derived from human stem cell research through clinical trials and patient therapies. It will […]

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