Explorit: A leafy rainbow thanks to chemistry

By Lisa Justice One of the most beautiful transformations of the fall season is the changing colors of the leaves on deciduous trees. But how does that happen? And why? And how do trees survive the winter without their green leaves? Unlike evergreen trees whose foliage stays green continuously throughout the year, deciduous trees experience […]

Sixth annual Santa Saturday at the Gibson House Museum Dec. 1

The Gibson House Museum welcomes young and old from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, to join the holiday family fun at the Gibson Museum grounds, 512 Gibson Road, Woodland. Santa will arrive on a vintage fire truck at 11 a.m. to visit and take photos until 2 p.m. Visitors may have lunch, […]

Yudof picks new UC Berkeley chancellor

University of California President Mark G. Yudof has selected Nicholas B. Dirks, Columbia University’s executive vice president and dean of the faculty for arts and sciences, as the 10th chancellor of UC Berkeley. Dirks, 61, the Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and History at Columbia and the author of three books on India, emerged as […]

Sunday bingo games benefit Soroptimists

Bingo lovers are invited to join the fun Sunday afternoon at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Proceeds will go to Soroptimist International of Greater Davis, a service club whose projects benefits women and children in the region and worldwide. Doors open at noon and play begins at 1 p.m. […]

Mori Seiki plant opens its doors

Mori Seiki is the start of something big.

At least, that appeared to be the overriding sentiment Wednesday when the sparkling new Japanese tool manufacturing plant on Second Street in Davis officially opened its doors to the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

But the idea of big doesn’t allude to the sheer size of the facility, a 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art high-tech factory that looks even larger and more impressive on the inside.

Universities to start rebuilding with new funds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California State University will start cutting checks to students to refund a tuition increase now that voters have approved new tax measures to fund public education. At CSU and other public schools, colleges and universities across the state, educators are rolling up contingency plans they had prepared in the event Proposition […]

Water committee to pick rate structure, its last big water project decision

FOLLOW: @Tom Sakash on Twitter #daviswater on Twitter   Learn more What: Davis Water Advisory Committee When: 6:30 p.m. today Where: Community Chambers, Davis City Hall Watch it: Live on City Government Channel 16 on Comcast and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 The Davis Water Advisory Committee will be asked to make a recommendation on the city’s water […]

Bob Dunning: City talks turkey with well-meaning feeders

Just in time for Thanksgiving our beloved city — through its Public Works Department — is now warning us about the hazards of wild turkeys. “As you may know, our community has experienced a significant increase in the number of wild turkeys,” begins the Public Works document prepared at taxpayer expense. “While these turkeys are […]

Parolee back in the tank after burglary arrest

A Sacramento man on parole for arson found himself on the wrong side of the law again after allegedly breaking into and ransacking a Woodland Hallmark store, police said. Drew Dean Biondo, 29, was arrested shortly after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after officers responded to reports of a man entering the store at 375 W. Main […]

It’s bell-ringing time again

Volunteers are being recruited to ring the bell this holiday season for the Salvation Army’s red kettle drive. The season begins Friday, Nov. 30, and continues through Christmas Eve. To sign up to ring the bell for one- or two-hour shifts, contact Toni Smith at 530-758-9244 or tonismith@gmail.com or Dick Berry at 530-753-6437 or dickberry@sbcglobal.net. […]

Budget Masters help you master your finances

Budget Masters, a new local organization, will help Davis residents learn how to manage their monthly budget and achieve their financial goals. Meetings will run from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Hallmark Inn, 110 F St. in downtown Davis. The first meeting is Tuesday. The cost for the […]

Holiday program brings relief to financially strained Davis families

You can help What: STEAC adopt-a-family program When: Food and gifts must be delivered Dec. 11-13 Where: First Baptist Church of Davis, 38141 Russell Blvd. Sign up: Visit www.steac.org, call 530-758-8435 or email steac@steac.org Volunteers are already hard at work, preparing for a program that has become a staple of Davis’ holiday season. For more […]

Work begins on long-planned upgrades at DCC

Davis Community Church is raising the roof, literally. The historic building at 412 C St., opened in 1926, is one of the most distinctive structures in Davis. It also has a leaky roof. After some years of pondering the need to do some major facilities upgrades, DCC leaders reached a pivotal moment as the sanctuary […]

Squirrel management 101 planned Tuesday

Have you been seeing more squirrels in Davis in the past few years? Are you pleased to see more wildlife, concerned about potential impacts or just interested in finding out more about them? Are you concerned about your neighbor’s efforts at managing the squirrels or are you managing without knowing the regulatory limitations? Come to […]