Retiring DPNS teacher leaves a lasting legacy

Rare is the teacher who doesn’t leave a lasting impression.

Indeed, outside of parents, teachers are often the most important adults in their students’ lives.

At Davis Parent Nursery School, the impact of teachers stretches even further.

Because while DPNS teachers guide and teach the children in their classes every year, they also leave a lasting mark on their other students: the parents.

Explorit: Invite butterflies into your yard

As summer approaches, more of us are spending time outside and may be observing some colorful flying visitors to our yards and gardens. The butterflies are definitely out and about in Davis! Butterflies love gardens full of flowering plants, which offer lots of opportunities for nectar. But you can attract butterflies to your neck of […]

Science Café set at Crepeville

“Dangerous Leaking Radioactive Places” is the title of a conversation with UC Davis chemistry professor Bill Casey that will take place at the next Science Café session in Davis. Casey’s free talk begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis. The event is hosted by professor Jared T. […]

Ancient streambed found on surface of Mars

Rounded pebbles on the surface of Mars indicate that a stream once flowed on the red planet, according to a new study by a team of scientists from NASA’s Curiosity rover mission, including a UC Davis geologist. The study will be published in the May 31 issue of the journal Science. Rounded pebbles of this […]

Landscape management seminar offered in Davis

The educational division of California Association of Pest Control Advisers is offering a professional education seminar for landscape management and turf and ornamental maintenance. It will run from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. Topics will include an introduction to the Davis Cemetery’s integrated pest […]

Tuleyome Tales: Make your garden native bee-friendly

By Mary K. Hanson Most likely you recognize the European honey bees when you see them, but did you know that California also boasts more than 1,600 species of native bees? There are actually more than 300 species just in Yolo County alone, and like honey bees, these guys lend a significant hand in pollinating […]

Health & Fitness Fair set at Physical Edge

Physical Edge will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a Health & Fitness Fair open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 10. Visitors will be able to meet the rehabilitation team, personal trainers, fitness instructors and massage therapists. Hands-on opportunities for participants will include physical therapy screens, chiropractic consultations, Pilates tips, body […]

UC Davis, donors celebrate sustainable winery

Supporters and wine industry leaders gathered Wednesday at UC Davis to celebrate the opening of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building. This $4 million state-of-the art structure, when fully equipped, will enable the adjacent teaching and research winery, brewery and food-processing facility to operate in a self-sustainable manner through onsite capture of energy and […]

Radiation oncologist speaks to support group

“The Role of the Radiation Oncologist in Breast Cancer” will be presented by Anthony Pu, M.D., at the Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10. The group meets at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. A radiation oncologist at Radiological Associates of Sacramento, Pu will discuss how he […]

Free workshop Sunday explores residential solar incentives

How cool is your home? How low can you go? Local residents can find out the answers to those questions at a free Energy Benefits Yolo Workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Community Room at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, 675 Cantrill Drive. Park across the street at the police station at Fifth Street […]

Bike rides raise awareness and funds for a cure

Davis will host a cycling event Saturday designed to raise awareness and research funds for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to curing the rare disease. FA is a degenerative neuromuscular disease that results in loss of coordination and often a serious heart condition called cardiomyopathy. FA is the most common of inherited […]

Wolk’s bill requiring water meters for apartments advances

The state Senate voted 27-11 Wednesday to approve legislation by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to encourage responsible water consumption and conservation by providing tenants of apartments and other multi-unit dwellings with accurate information about their water use through sub-metering. The bill will next be heard in the Assembly. “California is struggling to meet water demand […]

Higher ed systems in 10 states turn to Coursera

By Justin Pope The movement of “Massive Open Online Courses,” which began with elite universities making their courses available online to the masses, is rapidly moving into the trenches of public higher education. On Thursday, 10 large public university systems — including the giant state systems of New York, Tennessee, Colorado and the University of […]