UCD study shows gender bias persists in science

Discrimination against women in science continues to be a problem, even in fields dominated by female researchers, suggests a new study from UC Davis, which found a startling gender disparity in who is chosen to speak at scientific conferences.

Lead author Lynne Isbell, a professor of anthropology at UC Davis, initiated the study after being struck by the scarcity of female speakers at the annual meeting in April of the American Association of Physical Anthropology.

“I started wondering if this was a fluke, or something we hadn’t noticed before,” Isbell said.

The study was published …

11th annual Community Crèche and Music Festival heralds Christmas season

Details What: Community Crèche and Music Festival, featuring Community Choral Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday When: 3-8 p.m. Friday through Sunday Where: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meeting house, Gum and Pioneer avenues, Woodland Admission: Free For Davis resident Heather Lybbert, it’s a scene carved by a carpenter in the African nation of […]

R&R celebrates 20th birthday with open house

All Things Right & Relevant will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at its new store, 2801 Spafford St. The site is at the corner of Peña Drive and Spafford Street, off Fifth Street. Birthday cake, sweets, savory goodies and punch will be served. Special treats from See’s Candy are available for […]

Only a few Breakfast with Santa tickets remain

Tickets for the Dec. 8 Breakfast with Santa are almost all sold out. Only a few remain for purchase. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $9 each. As of Wednesday, only 19 tickets remain for the 8 a.m. seating, 11 tickets remain for the 9:30 a.m. seating and 11 tickets remain […]

UCD vets eye drug treatment for deadly horse disease

UC Davis veterinarians have announced plans to conduct the first clinical trial of an experimental drug that has shown promise in treating horses stricken with laminitis, an excruciatingly painful and often life-threatening foot-related disease. Four horses suffering from laminitis have been treated with the investigational anti-inflammatory drug so far. One experienced a complete remission that […]

Small boxes, huge heart: Woodland girl celebrates birthday by giving to children in need

By Hiedi Andersen WOODLAND — Books, lip balm, markers, sunglasses, shoes and toys sound like the fantastic end to any tween’s birthday party. But for Woodlander Emily DeLacey, the table piled high with playing cards, socks, colored pencils and bouncy balls at her recent “almost” birthday party was just the start of a huge collection […]

Homes dressed in holiday splendor featured on fundraising tour

Ring in the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 1, with a home tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. . Friends of Meals on Wheels presents Dickens in the Valley, a tour of six Woodland homes dressed in holiday splendor. This event is a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels in Yolo County, a meal program for […]

Apply now for Soroptimists’ service grants

Soroptimist International of Davis is accepting applications from local nonprofit and charitable organizations for grant funding for 2013. The maximum amount to apply for has increased to $1,500. The deadline for submission is Jan. 11. Applications are available online at http://sidavis.org, or by contacting Crystal O’Hara, Service Grants Committee chair, at grants@sidavis.org or 530-902-5530. Soroptimists […]

Explorit: Learn about telescopes and accessories

By Vinita Domier Join us Saturday evening, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., when we will discuss the different types of telescopes and accessories. For those interested in examining telescopes with thoughts of purchasing one for the holidays, we will have a variety of telescopes and binoculars set up for display at Explorit beginning at 6 […]

San Francisco OKs ban on public nudity

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco shed a vestige of its free-spirited past as local lawmakers narrowly approved a citywide ban on public nudity. Casting aside complaints that forcing people to cover up would undermine San Francisco’s reputation as a city without inhibitions, the Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 on Tuesday in favor of an […]

Bob Dunning: So much to give thanks for in Davis

THANKSGIVING 2012 … wow, so much to be thankful for this year in the City of All Things Right and Relevant … despite the many irritating only-in-Davis issues we have to deal with, is there really a better place on God’s Green Earth to live than our not-so-humble little town? … Yes, a year ago […]

Defense lawyer: Abusive childhood affected Hirschfield’s later conduct

SACRAMENTO — Through mental-health experts and childhood friends, attorneys for convicted killer Richard Joseph Hirschfield will portray their client as the product of a “damaged, chaotic” youth, fraught with multiple forms of abuse, in hopes of sparing him from the death penalty. “It had a significant impact on his childhood development, and it certainly mitigates […]

Officer fires gun at fleeing burglar’s car

Davis police thwarted a car burglary early Tuesday, an incident in which one officer fired his gun to disable the burglar’s car. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said an officer was patrolling the South Davis area at about 5:20 a.m. when he heard a car alarm sounding near Davis Swim and Fitness, 303 Ensenada Way. When he […]

Sister-city visit strengthens global ties

The welcoming hand of friendship stretches across the globe, a band of local residents learned after enjoying a culturally rich visit to Davis’ sister city in China earlier this month. Mayor Joe Krovoza led the 11-member delegation of UC Davis faculty, local business leaders and students to Wuxi, a city in the Jiangsu province of […]