Palestinian movie set at library

The Davis Committee for Palestinian Rights will show “Roadmap to Apartheid” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St in Davis. In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker, […]

‘Politics of Knowledge’ examined at UCD symposium

“Contested Politics of Knowledge in the Public University” is the focus of a half-day symposium beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, on the second floor of the Student Community Center at UC Davis. The event is free and open to the public. “Embedded within broader social relations, the public university is enrolled in a […]

Advisory board members needed for UCD Fire Department

UC Davis is seeking applicants for its Fire Department Administrative Advisory Committee, tasked with providing insight to the fire chief and executive staff on the needs of the community for services and programs offered by the UCD Fire Department. Work also would include reviewing and providing feedback on current and proposed Fire Department programs, services, […]

Museum highlights female winners of top citizen awards

On Saturday, a new exhibit featuring female winners of the city’s Covell and Brinley awards will open at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis in honor of Women’s History Month. The museum is at 445 C St., in the northeast corner of Central Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Thanks […]

Number of centenarians, especially women, grows in U.S.

By Kevin Fagan OAKLAND — Molly Greenberg loved the horse-and-buggy rigs as a child in New York, even as the new-fangled Model T car was becoming popular. Women didn’t have the right to vote when she was born in 1912, and their life expectancy was 56 years. One hundred years later, she’s had the last […]

Kindergarten registration, parent info nights coming up

Parents will register their children for kindergarten on Thursday, March 28, for all schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District, with the exception of Spanish Immersion at César Chávez Elementary. Children who will turn 5 years old on or before Oct. 1 are eligible for kindergarten. Kids who will reach their 5th birthday between […]

Missing Navy SEAL ID’d as Woodland man

HONOLULU (AP) — Military officials have identified the Navy SEAL who went missing last week off Oahu during an open ocean training swim. The Navy has identified the missing SEAL as 33-year-old Matthew John Leathers of Woodland. He was training off Kaena Point when he became separated from his unit. The Coast Guard, Honolulu lifeguards […]

Seniors seek input on group’s mission

The Senior Citizens of Davis Inc. will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday to redefine the group’s purpose and mission. Currently, SCD functions as a nonprofit organization, whose funds are used primarily for enhancing the services and programs of the Davis Senior Center. The meeting will follow the popular World Café format. Tables of […]

Pytel named assistant police chief

The Davis Police Department has announced the promotion of Darren Pytel to the rank of assistant chief. Pytel, 44, has been with the department for 30 years, starting as a police cadet in 1983 and later serving as a part-time reserve and bike officer before becoming a full-time police officer in 1990. He had been […]

See radio-control gliders soar above rural park

The public is invited to attend the Sacramento Valley Soaring Society’s season opener, a thermal duration contest, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Grasslands Park. The parks is at Mace Boulevard and Tremont Road about 3 miles south of Davis. In the contest, radio-control gliders with wing spans of 10 to 12 feet […]

Breast cancer treatments update planned

An update on the San Antonio breast cancer symposium will be presented by Helen Chew, M.D, at the Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting Monday, March 11. The group will meet at 7 p.m. at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. Chew, director of the breast center at the UC Davis Cancer Center, […]

State hopes to grow future farmers with new plates

By Stacy Finz California may be known for its exceptional surf, its fine weather and, of course, Hollywood, but there is one more thing the state wants to be known for, and it’s taking to the highways and byways to get the message out. Starting in March, there will be a new California agriculture license […]

Explorit: Fusing science and art

By Lisa Justice and Mike Wang-Belt Explorit Science Center’s dynamic new exhibition, “Beautiful World: Science and Art,” will seek to explore the fusion between the realms of scientific discovery and artistic expression. From the symmetry of a leaf or seashell to the musical potential of rubber bands and plastic pipe, “Beautiful World” will offer visitors […]

Davis Food Co-op’s interest circles open to all

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., offers several free interest groups. The Food Writers Group meets on the first Monday of each month, with the next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Co-op Conference room. Local food writers and bloggers are invited to gather for discussion, workshop and mutual support in their mission to […]