Wings of Victory air show is this weekend

The Woodland Davis Aeromodelers will host their annual Wings of Victory air show this weekend featuring large-scale radio-control airplanes from World War I through the jet era. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the club’s new complex on County Road 29 between Roads 102 and 105 northeast of […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Suicide Prevention seeks crisis line volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering for the crisis line operated by Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County? Or do you know someone who is? Crisis line volunteers are caring individuals who help callers de-escalate, deal with tough emotional issues, and act as a listening ear on the line for people who may have […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fishback portrait showcases ‘Egghead’ sculptor

Kurt Edward Fishback’s portrait of Robert Arneson, who created the popular “Egghead” sculptures at UC Davis, is on exhibit at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St., as part of the exhibit, “Face Forward,” a retrospective sampling of photographic works by the Sacramento-based artist. The photos highlight his portraits of well-established artists in their studios and […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Maternal antibodies linked to autism, UCD team finds

UC Davis researchers believe they have discovered the cause of as much as 23 percent of autism cases, pinpointing antibodies in some mothers that attack proteins needed for fetal brain development. Mothers of some children with autism were more than 21 times as likely to have the specific antibodies in their blood as mothers who did […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sutter offers workshop on qigong for hypertension

Sutter Health will offer a three-hour workshop, “Qigong from Hypertension,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Western research has shown that gentle Chinese exercise practices like qigong and tai chi can lower blood pressure. The workshop features a form developed by a Chinese grandmaster […]

July 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Amtrak employee robbed at gunpoint

Davis police are seeking two suspects in a robbery Tuesday morning at the Amtrak train station. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the two men, one of them armed with a handgun, confronted an Amtrak employee outside the station at 840 Second St. at about 4:15 a.m. The worker was ordered back into the business and forced […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

July’s Second Friday ArtAbout is sizzling-hot

Local residents are invited to come out for downtown Davis’ Sidewalk Sales — featuring 32 blocks of sizzling bargains — then stay to explore the Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday evening.

The ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. Explore downtown with this self-guided art walk, which is open to the public, and includes complimentary refreshments, opportunities to chat with featured artists, as well as live music and art demonstrations.

This month, visitors will enjoy live music, theater performances, poetry and special events at Armadillo Music, Best Western Palm Court, Bohéme Hip Used Clothing, Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group, Davis Odd Fellows Hall, French Cuff Consignment, Pence Gallery …

Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair to celebrate Geology Day

The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair will come to Central Park on Sunday with artists and artisans, more than 40 booths, food, live music, lavender and Geology Day. The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the shaded pavilion in the park, Fourth and C streets. New vendors include Sherri La Beske selling items […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Acidification could alter ocean ecosystems

Ocean acidification may create an impact similar to extinction on marine ecosystems, according to a UC Davis study released Monday. The study, published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that ocean acidification can degrade not only individual species, as past studies have shown, but entire ecosystems. This results in […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Philanthropy is their cup of tea

To incoming Davis High School seniors Emma Agruss, Anna Hodgson, Lillian Whithaus, Emma Robinson and her sister, soon-to-be sophomore Meg Robinson, a charitable tea was a simple way to do something fun together. Four years later, the team has raised more than $2,000 for local charities in what has become an annual affair. “I love […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Find out how to help save honeybees

The Davis Permaculture Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Conference Room at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. This is a group for people interested in organic gardening, sustainable living and giving surplus back to community. The Davis group was formed by Steven Nyholm and brings together community members who wish […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Education advocates urge swift state adoption of updated science standards

Advocates of science education in the public schools gathered at UC Davis on Monday morning to urge approval of the new Next Generation Science Standards, which are on the Wednesday’s agenda for consideration when the State Board of Education meets in Sacramento. The Next Generation Science Standards put a greater emphasis on hands-on student participation, […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City College of S.F. trustees lose power

By Nanette Asimov State officials stripped authority from the elected Board of Trustees for City College of San Francisco on Monday and installed a “special trustee” with unilateral powers to try to save the school from losing accreditation in one year. The dramatic move by California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice Harris and the college system’s […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

“Life after loss” grief support group open for registration

The death of a loved one can be a life-changing event. As time passes and the intensity of grief begins to lessen, a sense of possibility and hope for the future emerges. For those experiencing the natural movement forward in their healing, it can be helpful to seek additional support. The group, Moving Forward: Reinvesting […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,