DHS alums give concert Saturday

Local music lovers are invited to enjoy original tunes along with reinterpretations of jazz and pop standards at the Davis High Alumni Jazz Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The concert will feature Colin McDaniel, Jon Hatamiya, Erik Maroney, Neil Heaton and Oscar Garibay, all […]

Putah Creek Council launches project in Davis’ back yard

Weigh in What: Community input meeting When: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 15 Where: Blanchard Room, Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis A local volunteer group is looking to the community for input on how best to turn Davis’ only flowing creek, the North Davis Channel, into a wildlife magnet and an aesthetically pleasing […]

Bob Dunning: Can we flush the sounds of the bowl season?

As a college football fan, this should be the best of times for me, what with 35 bowl games between the third Saturday in December and the first Monday in January when it all ends with the alleged national championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame. Unfortunately, bad grammar, mispronunciations, lack of geographic knowledge and […]

UCD expert: expand background checks, limit private gun sales

Broadening background checks before gun purchases and limiting private-party sales are two ways to reduce shooting deaths, UC Davis emergency room doctor Garen Wintemute argues. “We need to prevent individuals with a previous conviction for a misdemeanor violent crime, such as assault and battery, from purchasing or possessing a firearm,” writes Wintemute, the director of the UCD […]

Bypass floodwaters close wildlife area

The Yolo Bypass is filling with water due to the recent heavy rains, and the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is in the midst of a seasonal closure as a result.

The California Department of Fish and Game announced Monday that the Wildlife Area was closing due to “forecasted flooding until further notice.”

And Ted Thomas, information officer with the California Department of Water Resources, confirmed Thursday morning that water is flowing over the Fremont Weir from the Sacramento River into the Yolo Bypass, and had been for the past day or so.

Brides can plan a wedding in a day

From gowns to flowers, cakes to photos — everything needed for a fabulous wedding will be showcased at the city of Davis’ Bridal Show on Saturday, Jan. 19. The event, which is free to brides, will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. “Plan your dream […]

Capital Fellows Program is taking applications for four fellowships

The Capital Fellows Program, recognized as a top-10 internship nationwide, welcomes applications for four programs. The programs — which are administered by the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State University — are California Senate Fellows,  Executive Fellowship Program, Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program and Judicial Administration Fellowship Program. Vault.com voting has listed the […]

Distinguished prof, scientist, athlete and now, actor

Bruce Hammock is not just a distinguished professor of entomology at UC Davis. He’s not just a renowned scientist who holds a joint appointment with the UCD Comprehensive Cancer Center and directs the campus-wide Superfund Program, the National Institutes of Health Biotechnology Training Program and the National Institute of Environmental Sciences combined analytical laboratory. He’s […]

Need help creating a business plan?

Marc Thompson, a Davis mortgage planner, will talk about how to create a business plan at a public lecture at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. All are welcome. To learn more about The Business Alliance, go to www.TBADavis.com or call Andrew Dowling at 530-902-3999.

L.A. police collect 1,500 guns in buyback

By Eric Hartley Los Angeles Daily News LOS ANGELES — Looking to take weapons off the streets, Los Angeles police collected more than 1,500 firearms on Wednesday at city-sponsored gun buybacks in Van Nuys and South Los Angeles. The buybacks have been held on Mother’s Day since 2009. But on the day of the Newtown, […]

DPNS has pre-K openings

Davis Parent Nursery School has openings in its afternoon pre-kindergarten program. The class meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the DPNS campus at 426 W. Eighth St. For more information, email registrar@davisparentnurseryschool.com or call 530-757-5377.

‘Rock artist’ receives Chancellor’s Achievement Award

Donna Billick, an artist known for crossing disciplines and borders from Davis to Central America, has been selected the UC Davis staff recipient of the Chancellor’s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community for 2012-13. The award recognizes Billick for her “contributions in enhancing inclusiveness and diversity within the campus community,” Rahim Reed, associate executive vice […]

Big year-end music celebration at I-House on Sunday

The second season of “Sunday(s) @ I-House,” an ongoing fundraiser benefiting International House, Davis, is well under way. Sunday will feature live music at an end-of-the-year celebration headlined by the Sacramento Taiko Drummers, beginning at 7 p.m. I-House is at 10 College Park. James Williams and Matthew Harral are the co-producers of the event. “Since […]

Prytanean’s stockings brighten the holidays

The Prytanean Honor Society and local Prytanean alumnae at UC Davis donated 28 hand-made red felt stockings for the children staying at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center’s battered women’s shelter in Yolo County during the holidays. The stockings were crafted by the Prytanean alumnae members, decorated by the active members at UCD, and […]