Mars rover engineer to speak at UCD

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab lead engineer Adam Steltzner, who led the team that guided the Mars rover Curiosity’s successful landing last year, will give a free talk at 4 p.m. Tuesday in 1065 Kemper Hall at UC Davis. His talk is titled “The Right Kind of Crazy: Risk, Reason and Engineering Curiosity to the Surface […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis holds second place in bike month challenge

A new category has emerged on the Sacramento Region May is Bike Month website that may reveal just how dedicated residents of each participating city are to ditching the car keys and strapping on bike helmets this month. Per capita, Davisites have pedaled 0.78 miles since May 1 (as of Wednesday), good enough for second […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Grant to fund UCD’s health care act outreach

Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, has awarded a $1 million grant to the UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities to fund education about the Affordable Care Act. An estimated 5.3 million uninsured Californians will be eligible for coverage beginning Jan. 1. Starting July 1, UCD plans to partner with El Concilio in a […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pelosi heads list of UCD graduation speakers

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, will launch graduation season at UC Davis on Friday with a commencement address at the School of Law. Twelve other commencement ceremonies will follow between now and June 16, during which the university will recognize some 8,000 graduates with undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Radio show looks at family meals

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. Sure, we all want to feed our families well, but the pace of our lives  can seem to be overwhelming. Melissa Lanz understands the dilemna. […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davisite leads summer music camp

Young people who love to sing are invited to attend a one-week music camp July 14-20 at Camp Noel Porter near Tahoe City. The camp is organized and led by Janie E. Howard Knudsen, director of children’s choirs at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Davis. Space is available for up to 60 young campers from third through […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hundreds of quilts featured at local show

Hundreds of quilts, both traditional and contemporary, along with handmade quilted accessories will be the stars of the Flying Needles Quilters Guild’s annual show Saturday and Sunday. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave. in […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rotary Barbecue: Good food, great cause

Tickets are still available for the annual Rotary Barbecue, which runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The event is organized by and benefits all three Davis Rotary clubs — Sunrise, Noon and Sunset. Guests will enjoy a tasty meal of barbecued turkey and tri-tip, baked beans, salad and […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sunrise Rotary honors Students of the Month

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis honored 10 Davis and Da Vinci high school students as Students of the Month for April. They are: * Lily Batchelor, nominated by Spanish teacher Christina Bernadac, who wrote, “Lily is in my Spanish 3 class as a 10th-grader. Making the transition to the high school has been a […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Chicken Skool’ examines fowl’s role in fighting global poverty

Tour De Cluck’s “Chicken Skool” is going international. David Bunn, an internationally recognized expert on what he refers to as the “amazing chicken,” will share his pictures from his work in villages around the world and discuss the important role chickens play in combating malnutrition and poverty in Africa, Asia and Central America when he […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate Davis! ends with fireworks

The 10th annual Celebrate Davis! is coming to Community Park on Thursday. The festivities start at 4:30 p.m. and include more than 100 food and vendor booths, live music and a dunk tank, and end with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Chamber members will be raffling off dozens of prizes, including hotel packages, iPad […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wolk honored for work to protect children

Solano County’s Child Abuse Prevention Council named state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, its 2013 Legislator of the Year last week for her work to protect children and promote their well-being. “Senator Wolk has been a steadfast champion of child well-being for many years, even before becoming a legislator,” said Kim Thomas, executive director of Children’s […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tuleyome offers family adventures in your ‘home place’

Tuleyome, a local conservation group and supporter of the environment, has created a program for families to get outside and enjoy the outdoors together. It’s called Home Place Adventures, and last year its youth program received a National Trails award for its work with youth organizations in Yolo County. This summer, Tuleyome has created a […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grants will support early childhood education

Children from birth through age 5 who are in child care and preschool in Yolo County will get a boost in services, thanks to nearly $4.3 million in grant awards from First 5 Yolo and the Yolo County Office of Education. The money, to be distributed this year to cover services over a three-year period, […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,