1 5 6 7 8 9 1,438

Dancers to return to Quad for 42nd powwow

The 42nd annual UC Davis Powwow will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday on the Quad. The student-organized event is free and open to the public. The grand entry will take place at noon. The powwow annually provides a showcase of Native American traditions as both a celebration and an educational opportunity for […]

Bob Dunning: Campus may want to totally own Picnic Day

PICNIC PERSPECTIVE … as UC Davis continues to knock itself dead to produce a family-friendly, educational and, above all, fun experience on campus, it may be time for the university to completely sever its relationship with downtown Davis on this once-magical day … while the experience on campus was superb for just about anyone who […]

UC Davis prof repeats history with Pulitzer

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first time historian Alan Taylor won a Pulitzer Prize, he had just returned to his office at UC Davis from a tennis match when the telephone started ringing with congratulations and interview requests. Eighteen years later, the surprise and slight panic Taylor felt repeated themselves when the […]

Police warn of PG&E phone scam

The Davis Police Department is warning the public about a recent telephone scam in which the caller claims to be from PG&E. According to police, those on the receiving end of the calls — most of them businesses — are told they have an outstanding balance with the utility company and are at risk of […]

Dr. G to host last show of the season

Math, misery and mirth? An odd trio, said Dorothea to the Wise Goddess. What does it mean? Tune in to Dr. G’s last program of this season and find out what the Wise Goddess had to say about that, and a few other gems as well. “Through the Looking Glass” airs at 4 p.m. Thursday […]

Antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to autism

Prenatal exposure to medications frequently prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health disorders, is associated with a higher incidence of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays in male children, a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs has found. “This study provides further evidence that in some children, prenatal exposure to (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) […]

Jose Granda seeking Davis school board seat

Jose Granda — who campaigned for a seat on the Davis school board in 2012, and more recently filed a lawsuit that resulted in changes to the school district’s 2012 parcel tax Measure E — announced Monday he will seek elective office again in November. He also filed an application Monday for appointment to a […]

Hop to it: Easter Bunny meets Davis history tour

Saturday will be a busy day at the Hattie Weber Museum. The Easter Bunny will leave a jelly bean-filled egg for each young visitor to find during the day, and at 2 p.m., local historian Gerri Adler will lead a walking tour of historic downtown Davis. The tour starts and ends at the museum and […]

Former trustee B.J. Kline seeks school board appointment

A familiar figure from the not-so-distant past — B.J. Kline, who served on the Davis school board from 2001 through 2005 — filed candidacy papers on Monday, entering a pool of candidates seeking to be appointed to a vacant school board seat. Unlike the seven other candidates for the appointment, Kline is not planning to […]

Carlton Plaza: Home, sweet senior home

Davisite George Hinkle refers to two dates in his life with powerful distinction: Dec. 7, 1941, and March 22, 2014.

His life, as he tells it, changed radically on both days.

In one, he embarked on a path from being a young barber to an assistant military medic, earned the right for a free ride to college and launched his career in education. On the other date, he moved into the newly built Carlton Plaza in Davis at 2726 Fifth St. on its opening day. It’s a residence for seniors, including those who may find the everyday …

Monkey business

About 30 animal-rights activists held a midday protest Sunday outside the California National Primate Research Center at UC Davis. From left are Veronica Perez, Catherine Vade Bon Coeur and Linda Middlesworth. The protesters sought to highlight the addition of a new smoke exposure test, part of an $18 million respiratory diseases laboratory opened in February, […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Bunny (No. 123871), a 1-year-old spayed female domestic short-haired brown tabby, who prefers to be a lone kitty. Also hoping for a good home is Daphne (No. 120046), an 11-month-old spayed female […]

Avid Reader to hold political, educational forums

The Avid Reader is hosting three programs on current issues in the next two weeks. Two are part of the bookstore’s ongoing “Solutions” series, and the other a City Council candidates’ forum on the subject of downtown Davis. The first program on voter outreach runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. The featured […]

DTA votes for status-quo calendar

The Davis Teachers Association voted last week in favor of “Option A” for the 2014-15 school year — with Wednesday, Aug. 27, being the first day of classes. The last day of classes will fall on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The 2014-15 calendar now will go back to the Davis school board for formal ratification […]

1 5 6 7 8 9 1,438