TAs call for higher wages, smaller classes

UC Davis graduate students who say they are being squeezed as teachers and researchers drew a crowd of about 50 for a protest Wednesday at the Memorial Union. They placed a special emphasis on the impact of bigger class sizes. Caroline McKusick, a second-year Ph.D. student in anthropology, said that during the year she arrived, […]

Residential burglary suspect wanted

Davis police are searching for Luis Miramontes, 24, in connection with several residential burglaries that occurred in Davis earlier this year. Miramontes is described as a Hispanic male with dark hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 11 inches tall and about 170 pounds. Police officers also have associated Miramontes with a vehicle of unknown make […]

Holmes students honored for Holocaust essays

For seven years, Holocaust survivor Bernard Marks has been inspiring students at Holmes Junior High School with his memories of surviving the Lodz Ghetto and the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Dachau. Invited by Holmes teachers Jeanne Reeve and Lisa Mowry, Marks leaves eighth-graders spellbound by the stories of his childhood in Nazi-occupied Poland, including […]

UCD selects architects for new art museum

The new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis will be created by a team of architects and builders intent on redefining the university museum and fostering a new conversation in the arts.

UCD announced Wednesday that it has selected an emerging New York-based design firm, SO – IL, to design the campus’ planned art museum, envisioned as a regional center of experimentation …

Per Capita Davis: Portland proclaims its superiority

I’m on vacation, and when I travel I try to disconnect from the connections of my regular life in Davis. Someday I should write a column about what that daily life is like. Many friends know I retired from working for the state back in 2007, but I’m not the most chatty person in the […]

Writer and painter on radio program

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. Creative entrepreneur Lisa Sonora Beam is a writer and painter who has spent 20 years using her work to help people tap into the healing […]

Report: State exceeding fuel standard, for now

Since California’s low-carbon fuel standard went into effect in 2011, low-carbon transportation fuels have displaced roughly 2.14 billion gallons of gasoline and 77 million gasoline gallon equivalents of diesel, according to a new UC Davis report. This prevented the emission of about 2.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equal to removing half a […]

Lecture examines the future of food

Pamela Ronald, co-author of the book “Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food,” will discuss how to feed the word’s growing population without further destroying the environment in a free presentation Friday evening in downtown Davis. Sponsored by the UC Davis Genome Center and SAY-IT, her talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. […]

Steve Larsen Plaza will be dedicated Friday

The Steve Larsen Bicycle Plaza at Davis High School will be dedicated at noon Friday. The plaza is between the Ron & Mary Brown Stadium entry gates and the main high school gym on Oak Avenue. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. The first phase of the plaza was completed in 2011 […]

Davis Parent University series available online

This year’s popular Davis Parent University lectures are available for viewing on the Davis Media Access website. The presentation by best-selling author Madeline Levine as well as the parent education program on drugs and alcohol can be viewed for free at http://dctv.davismedia.org/dpu. The lectures series was presented by the Communitywide K-12 Parent Education Collaborative, which […]

Yolo County Fair catalogs available

Yolo County Fair exhibitors’ catalogs and entry forms are available online at www.yolocountyfair.net. Partial sections and multiple entry forms are available. Hard copies are at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis; the Clarksburg, Esparto, Knights Landing, West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland and Yolo libraries; the Dunnigan and Zamora post offices; Guinda General Store; […]

Teen robbed at knifepoint in Woodland

A 17-year-old boy reported being robbed at knifepoint Tuesday night in Woodland, police said. Sgt. Victoria Danzel said the teen was walking in the 700 block of Beamer Street at about 10 p.m. when he was approached from behind by two male suspects, one of whom brandished a pocket knife and demanded the victim’s property. […]

400-plus bikes up for bids at UCD auction

The public is invited to attend the biannual UC Davis Bicycle Auction on Saturday. More than 400 bicycles will be available for sale to the highest bidder. The bicycles may be viewed from 8 to 9 a.m., with bidding getting underway at 9 a.m. and lasting until all items are sold. The auction takes place […]

Retirees to hear from genealogist

Lisa Henderson, president of the Davis Genealogy Club, will speak at a meeting Thursday, May 9, of the Yolo County chapter of the Retired Public Employees’ Association. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Cracciolo’s Banquet Hall, 1320 E. Main St. in Woodland. Reservations are due by Friday. The cost is $5 for members […]