Pence Gallery hosts Art in the Park

All are welcome to join Art in the Park, a free activity from 4 to 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays through September in Davis’ Central Park. The event coincides with the Picnic in the Park celebration alongside the Davis Farmers Market. Kids can create projects like torn-paper landscapes, three-dimensional cards, watercolor forests […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer mini-camps focus on artistic momentum

“Stuff in Motion: The Art & Science of Momentum” is the theme of a mini-camp to be offered twice this summer by the Pence Gallery and the Davis Art Center. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 22-26 and Aug. 19-23. Kids will explore the intersection of science and art in […]

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

Science Café will meet at Crepeville

“Chemistry of Wine and Wine Flavor” is the title of a conversation with Sue Ebeler, a UC Davis professor of viticulture and enology, that will take place at the next Science Café session in Davis. Ebeler’s free talk begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis. The event […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Art Center mural projects are gaining ‘Momentum’

The Davis Art Center is providing several creative ways for community members to experience art this summer. For the second year in a row, the Art Center is organizing two community-participation murals. One, “Off the Grid,” is at the Art Center itself, 1919 F St., and the other, “Bike Fun,” will be painted on the […]

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

Entrepreneurial Davis kids turn kitchen scraps into a business

Kids love to make money — lemonade stands, newspaper delivery, baby-sitting and bake sales can generate valuable life experience as well as small profits. But for Hannah and Rockwell Lybbert, their entrepreneurial spirit branched beyond the classic summer lemonade stand into a thriving, Earth-friendly service called Aggie Village Compost Service that helps unite their neighborhood […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD: Mosquito spray poses no immediate risks

In what researchers say is the first public health study of the aerial mosquito spraying method to prevent West Nile virus, a UC Davis study analyzed emergency department records from Sacramento area hospitals during and immediately after aerial sprayings in the summer of 2005. Physicians and scientists from the university and from the California Department […]

July 02, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Enroll now for DPNS programs

Davis Parent Nursery School has openings in the afternoon pre-kindergarten as well as the older toddler play groups. Families who are interested in applying for the 2013-14 school year should contact the registrar at [email protected]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Stitchery project planned at embroiderers’ meeting

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Jacqui Mathews will teach a project making tassels from Paternayan yarn (provided). Bring scissors, a sharp needle and a blunt needle, as well as beads or […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

A special welcome

UC Davis head football coach Ron Gould gets Team Davis Special Olympians Garrett Puckett, Aaron Mahon and Jeremy Wright fired up following the opening ceremonies Friday evening at Aggie Stadium. More than 900 athletes and coaches from throughout Northern California have gathered for the Summer Games at UCD, which conclude Sunday with track and field […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

BART labor talks break down

OAKLAND (AP) — A chief negotiator says two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit’s largest unions will “likely” go on strike. Josie Mooney, a negotiator for SEIU, Local 1021 said there’s a strong likelihood that her union and the ATU, Local 1555, will be on strike Monday after its contract expires late Sunday. Union […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Desert cities bake in scorching heat

DEATH VALLEY (AP) — Scorching heat blistered the Southwest on Saturday, where highs between 115 and 120 degrees were recorded for parts of Arizona, Nevada and California. Forecasters said temperatures in sunbaked Las Vegas shot up to 115 degrees on Saturday afternoon, two degrees short of the city’s all-time record. Phoenix hit 119 degrees by […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Double-murder suspect charged as an adult: What does that mean?

When the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office charged teen murder suspect Daniel William Marsh as an adult this month, it did so under a California statute that says some crimes are so severe, so sophisticated, that the defendants are deemed unfit for juvenile court. “In this case, it’s mandatory — there is no option,” District […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Brown has ambitious goals for Davis High School

Newly hired Davis High School Principal Will Brown says he wants to make DHS the top school in the region and the nation. But he’s not just focused on test scores and statistics — he’s interested in the school’s atmosphere, too. “I want this to be a school where people feel good about coming to work and […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School district runs administrative candidates through several interviews and checks

What is the process that the Davis school district uses to screen candidates for an administrative post? Assistant Superintendent Matt Best outlines the steps along the way: * Applicants apply via EdJoin.org, an online application service, for the open position. * Applicants are screened by the appropriate administrator. In the case of the Davis High […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,