Historical handiwork

Longtime Davis Odd Fellow Dave Rosenberg, center, speaks Friday at the unveiling of a multi-panel mural by artists, from left, Myron Stephens, Kerry Rowland-Avrech, Bill Maul and John Natsoulas on the west-facing wall of the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The mural, funded by a donation from Rosenberg, depicts a street scene in […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter gives $100K to fire-relief effort

Sutter Health announced Friday a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter to support fire-relief efforts across Northern California  the Central Valley. The donation will help provide food and shelter or those affected by the Rim Fire in the Yosemite National Park area, according to a press release. “Part of being a […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Plea deal discussed for Davis hate-crime suspect

WOODLAND — A Davis hate-crime case set for trial later this month may be resolved with a plea agreement. Clayton Daniel Garzon, 20, is scheduled to go to trial Sept. 23 for the March 10 beating of Lawrence “Mikey” Partida outside his cousin’s I Street home. Prosecutors allege Garzon targeted Partida because he is gay. […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

A sustainability feature on The Cannery

Davis has earned itself quite the reputation as a sustainable place to live.

The state’s Air Resources Board named Davis the “Coolest California City” during the CoolCalifornia Challenge earlier this year for “its longtime commitment to environmental sustainability.”

David Gershon, former White House and United Nations adviser, recently picked Davis to participate in the Cool City Challenge, an international competition focused on bolstering home energy-saving practices through community engagement. Gershon says the program could serve as a model to demonstrate how the rest of the world could become carbon neutral.

Chemists discover, dub ‘Davis-Beirut reaction’

Davis and Beirut have good chemistry — and a pair of scientists, UC Davis and the Davis City Council could not be more pleased. This week they celebrated the “Davis-Beirut Reaction,” discovered by Professors Mark Kurth and Makhluf Haddadin, the former of UCD, the latter of the American University of Beirut, who — instead of […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

New website puts downtown at your fingertips; mobile app set for release this month

A revitalized Davis Downtown website went live last week, part of a plan to promote the retail district and make it easier to visit and shop. A mobile application is set for release Sept. 16. The URL didn’t change. It’s still http://davisdowntown.com, but the look, responsive design, search capabilities, interactive map, business listings and events […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD’s Ferguson set to lead Modern Language Association

Keeping the humanities alive and thriving for students from kindergarten through college and beyond is the primary goal of UC Davis professor Margaret Ferguson as she becomes the 2014 president of the Modern Language Association. The MLA is the world’s largest professional organization advocating for the teaching of language and literature. As political leaders and […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Governor signs Yamada’s veterans homes bill

Legislation by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, ensuring transparency for residents of California’s six veterans homes was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Assembly Bill 557 revises requirements for quarterly financial statements provided to the residents to ensure that the information provided in these statements is consistent with existing state law. “AB 557 requires […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Landes to sign second novel at The Avid Reader

Local author Paul Landes has published the second book in the Alex Boudreau adventure series, “Latitude 87.7.” The techno-thriller centers around Alex Boudreau, a notorious spy, black ops expert and double agent, as she races against time and covert intelligence agencies to find the love of her life and bring him home safely. “I am […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Progress Ranch house gets a facelift

By Gretchen Peralta Progress Ranch, a therapeutic residential program in Davis for six boys ages 6-12, received a long-awaited new facelift thanks to local service club members and community volunteers. This new facelift was possible upon completion of paperwork allowing the agency’s board of directors to finalize the purchase of its longtime home on Loyola […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

USDA official joins Land Trust fundraiser

Val Dolcini, executive director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency for the state of California, will attend the Yolo Land Trust’s annual fundraising event — A Day in the Country — from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Dolcini will be the event’s celebrity chef as the Yolo Land Trust celebrates […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: The deadline is immovable (you’re welcome)

My friend Mary asked the other day if she can have an “extension.” As in extra time to complete her entry into the Contest to Replace the Above-Pictured Columnist. An extension? Surely you jest. This is not an eighth-grade term paper we’re talking about here, Mary, where you can cajole your English teacher into letting […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Café talk aims to demystify science

Professor Jared Shaw will discuss “Chemical Tinker Toys: How to Build New Antibiotics and Other Useful Molecules” at a free Science Café at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis. The Science Café aims to demystify scientific research for the general public and empower nonscientists to more comfortably and […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Animal behaviorist to give pet talks at library

Veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author Sophia Yin will visit the Stephens Branch Library in Davis twice this fall for separate speaking engagements. On Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., Dr. Yin will present “Pet Dogs, Problem Dogs and High-Performance Dogs: How the Science of Learning Can Take Your Training to a New Level.” Participants will […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,