‘Populist Dialogues’ airs Wednesdays on Davis cable

A new half-hour interview program, “Populist Dialogues,” will air at 8 p.m. Wednesdays on DCTV Comcast Channel 15 and AT&T U-verse (menu 99). Wednesday’s program features Arthur Stamoulis, director of the Citizens Trade Campaign, discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement. President Obama wants to get Congress to pass the agreement on fast-track authority by October. “Populist […]

Yolo County advisory boards have vacancies

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors welcomes applicants to fill vacancies on several county advisory bodies. For more information or an application, visit www.yolocounty.org (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your supervisor. Vacancies exist on: Area 4 Agency on Aging; Aviation Advisory […]

Bob Dunning: A bell on every Davis bicycle

My dad used to love that old “If at first you don’t succeed” expression, though he seemed to use it more on me than any of his five children. Well, my friend Jim — same name as my dad, ironically — has a new twist on that, with his personal philosophy that “the key to […]

UCD offering fellowships for teachers

Time is running out for for teachers in science, technology, engineering and math to apply for fellowships at the UC Davis C-STEM Center. Friday is the deadline to apply in robotics or as part of the center’s Computing Research Experiences for STEM Teachers program. The center is recruiting eight robotics fellows to work with UCD […]

Award to boost UCD’s early childhood autism research

UC Davis MIND Institute researchers have received a $13 million award from the National Institutes of Health to establish an Autism Center of Excellence and Treatment Network, making the MIND Institute one of only nine such centers in the United States. Announced Tuesday — World Autism Awareness Day — the ACE award underwrites a research […]

UCD vet students win ultrasound machine

The Cow-lifornia Girls are winners. A music video set to the tune of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” has earned enough votes to win the UC Davis Food Animal and Reproductive Medicine Club a new portable ultrasound sound machine valued at more than $10,000. The veterinary medicine students beat out five other entries in the finals […]

Study shows how immune system sorts friends, foes

UC Davis researchers have shown how the innate immune system distinguishes between dangerous pathogens and friendly microbes. Like burglars entering a house, hostile bacteria give themselves away by breaking into cells. However, sensing proteins instantly detect the invasion, triggering an alarm that mobilizes the innate immune response. This new understanding of immunity ultimately could help […]

Free workshop covers basics of garden projects

Are you considering landscape changes for your garden large or small? A Central Park Gardens workshop Saturday, presented by Master Gardener Peg Smith, will walk participants through the ABC’s of landscape design and practical project development. Smith will cover how to assess a project, what to consider before undertaking a project and creative solutions for […]

Visit Quail Ridge with ecologist

Visitors are invited to walk the Quail Ridge Reserve from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk, along hillsides of California native grasses, wildflowers and trees, is of easy to moderate difficulty, and will be led by Frank Maurer, a […]

Prostate cancer researcher will speak

Urologist Derya Tilki of Germany, whose research focuses on prostate and bladder cancer, will present a prostate cancer update at Monday’s meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group. She is completing a uro-oncology fellowship at UC Davis, and chairs the Young Scholars Program of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Men with prostate cancer, […]

Sierra Club leaders will meet next week

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the home of Alan Pryor, 2736 Brentwood Place in South Davis. The agenda will include discussions of the proposal to fluoridate Woodland-Davis surface water, an update on the proposed Berryessa-Snow Mountain National Conservation Area, and […]

UCD seeks input on designs for art museum

Come take a look, then speak your mind.

That’s what UC Davis is hoping people will do as the university rolls out three competing design options at 5:30 p.m. today for the planned Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. The event will take place in the UCD Conference Center, across from the Mondavi Center.

Local Israeli-American author’s memoir recounts ‘dual life’

Who: Karen Levy, presenting her memoir, “My Father’s Gardens” When and where: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at International House, 10 College Park, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. For some, there is a contrast in persona at work versus what it is at home, or around family […]

The scoop on a sculpture of shovels? It’s about stories

You can help What: Donate used shovels, spades, gardening trowels When: Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum spring plant sales: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 6, April 28 and May 18 Where: UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Teaching Nursery at Garrod Drive, across from the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital Note: Donations also may be made […]