Genetics study: European ancestry close-knit

From Ireland to the Balkans, Europeans are basically one big family, closely related to one another for the past thousand years, according to a new study of the DNA of people from across the continent. The study, co-authored by Graham Coop, a UC Davis professor of evolution and ecology, was published May 7 in the […]

National Academy elects geneticist, statistician

Jorge Dubcovsky, an internationally acclaimed wheat geneticist at UC Davis, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed on scientists and engineers in the United States. Peter Hall, an Australian statistician with a partial appointment at UCD, was elected as a foreign associate of the academy. They join […]

Carwash benefit Davis kids building schools in Nicaragua

Teachers from Chávez and Willett elementary schools and Emerson Junior High will join forces Saturday for a carwash to raise money for their sister schools in Nicaragua and the nonprofit Seeds of Learning. Cars will be washed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Davis school district’s parking lot, Fifth and B streets. The teachers […]

Professor speaks on technology and gender

The UC Davis department of Middle East/South Asia studies presents a public lecture by Priti Ramamurthy, chairwoman and director of the South Asia Center and associate professor of women’s studies at the University of Washington, on Thursday, May 16, in the Technocultural Studies Building in the Art Annex. A reception begins at 6 p.m., followed […]

Federal employees, retirees target health insurance

Federal workers and retirees are invited to help draft a report to Rep. John Garamendi about higher health insurance premiums in Northern California at a meeting at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. Delegates also will talk about the recent National Active and Retired Federal Employees […]

ACLU to host gun ownership discussion

The Yolo County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will host three speakers for a discussion titled “Let’s Talk About Guns” on Thursday, May 23. The free public event is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Light refreshments will be provided. Set to […]

Explorit: More summer science camps open now

By Kristin Sizemore and Lisa Justice Are you still looking for something engaging, fun and safe for your little ones to do this summer? Explorit still has plenty of spaces in our Summer Science Camps for children ages 4 through 11. “Cooking Chemist” has 10 spots available for 4- and 5-year-olds on July 15, 17 […]

Can you give them a home?

Flower is a calm and gentle 8-year-old spayed female border collie. Flower loves to play, go for walks and hang out with her friends. She would make a wonderful “first dog” or a companion for a single person. Puckor is a super-friendly 10-month to 1-year-old purebred neutered male boxer. When Puckor was found, he was very thin and had […]

Teens can qualify to volunteer at Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op is accepting applications for its Co-op Hands-On Work Training Program (CHOW) for youths ages 16-17 who are work-ready but lack the experience and training to get a paying job. CHOW is designed to give graduates the ability to volunteer at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. Successfully completing CHOW provides […]

Time to sign up for Vacation Bible School

Summer will be here before we know it, so it’s time to register for a Vacation Bible School Day Camp co-sponsored by four local churches and Mt. Cross Ministries. Trained staff bring a weeklong taste of summer camp to a safe church site. Day camp activities include Bible encounters, games, crafts, worship and community-building activities. […]

Learn how to use Harvest Hub Yolo website

On Monday, the Yolo County Department of Agriculture will teach growers and consumers how to post and purchase products from the Harvest Hub Yolo website, www.harvesthubyolo.org. Two training sessions are planned, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Yolo County Department of Employment and Social Services, 25 N. Cottonwood St. […]

Have a picnic at Lake Solano Park

A walk and a picnic are planned Saturday, May 18, at Lake Solano Park west of Winters. Volunteers Linda Elkins, Amanda Hicks and Kitty Van Newkoop will lead a walk along the Shoreline Trail, where visitors will see spring flowers in bloom, cliff swallows swirling around a bridge, lake and water birds and lunch at […]

Davis girl at the front of Walk for Wishes

A Davis girl and a Modesto boy, both battling leukemia, will lead the 14th annual Walk for Wishes at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Raley Field in West Sacramento. Proceeds from the event will enable Make-A-Wish to continue its mission to grant the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions to bring hope, strength […]

Aeromodelers will host open house May 18

The public is invited to attend the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ open house and new field dedication from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18. The field is on County Road 29, 1.3 miles east of County Road 102, northeast of Davis. There will be flying demonstrations of all types of aircraft, including turbine jets, […]