Museum prepares exhibit on ‘The Purple Circle’

The staff of the Hattie Weber Museum is putting together an exhibit on an organization from Davis’ agricultural past — The Purple Circle. Members of this group, which was active from the 1920s through the ’60s, were mainly ranchers committed to raising purebred livestock, for which many had distinguished themselves by winning grand championships (purple […]

Yolo Basin Foundation raises Bucks for Ducks

Yolo Basin Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser, Bucks for Ducks, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus. Jay Lund, director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UCD, will be the guest speaker. This gala fundraising evening features an exhibit titled “Art and Photography of […]

Hargadon discusses research discoveries at SAY-IT gathering

Andrew Hargadon, director of The Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Davis, will offer a historical recount of the well-known but widely misrepresented discovery of penicillin at the next meeting of SAY-IT on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Hargadon will discuss how discoveries are made (and, no, it is […]

NAMI-Yolo potluck, meeting on Nov. 6

Members of NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will gather for a potluck meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin Social Hall, 640 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. Dr. Jonathan Porteus, CEO of Sacramento’s WellSpace Health (formerly known as “The Effort”), is […]

Quickbooks workshop to help individuals, businesses

A Quickbooks 101 for Small Business and Nonprofits workshop runs from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Yolo Federal Credit Union, 501 G St. in Davis. The moderators are CPAs and Carbahal & Company principals Jennifer Nitzkowski and Tracy Dunne. Presenters are certified Quickbooks pro-adviser Zelpha Kaseman and certified bookkeeper and […]

Cabrillo Civic Club installs its officers

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will install its 2014 officers at a dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. The dinner will be catered by Ludy’s Main Street BBQ. Tickets are $20 for adults and students, $8 for children under 12 […]

Warily, schools watch students on the Internet

By Somini Sengupta SAN FRANCISCO — For years, a school principal’s job was to make sure students were not creating a ruckus in the hallways or smoking in the bathroom. Vigilance ended at the schoolhouse gates. Now, as students complain, taunt and sometimes cry out for help on social media, educators have more opportunities to […]

Outside drop in autos, U.S. retail spending rises

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharp drop in auto sales caused largely by a calendar quirk lowered U.S. retail spending in September. But Americans spent more on most other goods, showing some confidence in the economy before much of the government shut down. Overall retail sales dipped 0.1 percent, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was […]

White House OKs limited waiver on health penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — With website woes ongoing, the Obama administration Monday granted a six-week extension until March 31 for Americans to sign up for coverage next year and avoid new tax penalties under the president’s health care overhaul law. The move had been expected since White House spokesman Jay Carney promised quick action last week […]

Bob Dunning: We ALL need to take responsibility

PAYING THE PIPER … well, well, well, the same people who were praising the Davis City Council’s unanimous approval of the Woodland-Davis surface water project are now blasting the same council for its 4-1 vote against adding fluoride to that very surface water slated to come our way some future day … in fact, the […]

Army major serves animals and people

Rick Tucker was a veterinary student at UC Davis on Sept. 11, 2001. He knew then that he would join the Army at some point in the future.

After graduating in 2003, he worked in private practice for four years as a large-animal veterinarian — one year in Turlock, three in Visalia — before he received his military commission in 2007.

After four months of basic training for medical officers in San Antonio, Tucker was given his first assignment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash., where, ironically, he was “stuck” in a small-animal practice.

Court documents detail alleged Fourth & Hope theft

As she presided over a nonprofit organization that provides food, shelter and other services to the homeless, Leona Jull was using a work-issued credit card to buy tools, electronics and satellite-dish service for her personal use, according to documents on file in Yolo Superior Court. The former executive director of Woodland’s Fourth & Hope (formerly […]

Water rate foes collect signatures at market

Proponents of an initiative to repeal Davis’ current water rates will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday collecting signatures on the petition. The market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. “Come down to the market to sign the petition and talk to us about your concerns,” a […]

Novelist Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest book is an Ice Age tale

Meet the author Who: Kim Stanley Robinson, reading from “Shaman” and signing copies of the book When and where: 7:30 p.m. Friday, The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.; and, with young author Andy Stewart, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. Kim Stanley Robinson, a longtime Davis resident […]