Cell response to electrical fields may open doors to treatments

Like tiny, crawling compass needles, whole living cells and cell fragments orient and move in response to electric fields — but in opposite directions, UC Davis scientists have found. Their results, published April 8 in the journal Current Biology, ultimately could lead to new ways to heal wounds and deliver stem cell therapies. When cells […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis Bicycles!: Excellent bike path still under the radar after 10 years

By Russell Reagan Ten years ago this week, the city of Davis dedicated the Putah Creek Bicycle Undercrossing, connecting South Davis to downtown and the UC Davis campus. The $4.5 million project took four years to construct. In 2000, the longest segment was opened from West Chiles Road near Research Park Drive, crossing under Chiles […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Peregrine offers summer filmmaking workshops

Peregrine School is offering intensive, one-week filmmaking workshops this summer for children in grades 4-8, and there are still a few spots left. The workshops will include lessons in visual literacy, screenwriting,
 cinematography and editing. Each student will write an original screenplay of their own, while collaborating to produce the screenplay of their choice into a […]

April 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

All are welcome at Science Café

UC Davis entomologist Bruce Hammock will speak on “From Butterflies to Blood Pressure and Beyond: Is It Possible to Get a Drug to the Clinic with a University’s Help?” at a Science Café session Wednesday. His free talk begins at 5:30 p.m. at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis. It is hosted by professor […]

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

Sacto Chamber leader will speak in Davis

Roger Niello, president and CEO of the Sacramento Metro Chamber, will brief Davis Chamber members about the Next Economy Capital Region Prosperity Plan at Tuesday’s Chamber luncheon. The lunch is open to members and nonmembers and runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets […]

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

Study: Some health premiums to rise by 14%

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — Californians who buy individual health plans will see their premiums rise an average of 14 percent next year under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report released Thursday by California’s health care exchange. The report commissioned by Covered California found the increase is largely due to an […]

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

Neither party has cash for student loan rate fix

By Philip Elliott WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming college freshmen could end up paying $5,000 more for the same student loans their older siblings have if Congress doesn’t stop interest rates from doubling. Sound familiar? The same warnings came last year. But now the presidential election is over and mandatory budget cuts are taking place, making […]

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

Dig in! Shovel donations sought for city/campus art project

You can help What: Donate your used shovels of all sizes for use in a public sculpture When and where: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays at the Davis Parks and General Services Department, 1818 Fifth St., and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April 6 and May 18, and Sunday, April 28, at the Friends of the Arboretum spring […]

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

Photojournalist will talk about ‘The True Cost of Oil’

Garth Lenz, an internationally renowned, environmental photojournalist, is making a return visit to Davis. He will present his award-winning slide show talk on the Alberta Tar Sands, “The True Cost of Oil,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. A $10 donation is suggested to […]

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

NanoDays celebrated at Explorit Science Center

What’s the smallest thing you can think of? A flea? A cell? A speck of dust? Join Explorit starting Saturday and continuing through Sunday, April 7, to delve into the teeniest, tiniest science of all — nanoscience! Explorit is pleased to be hosting NanoDays again this year, a weeklong, hands-on investigation of the most minuscule […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: 22nd annual Garden Tour features El Macero beauties

The Pence Gallery will celebrate its 22nd annual Garden Tour on Sunday, May 5, from noon to 5 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a picturesque look into seven beautiful gardens in the established neighborhood of El Macero, south of Davis. The tour allows participants to get ideas for new landscaping, chat with vendors and Master Gardeners, […]

April 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Gibson House Writers meet Monday

The Gibson House Writers welcomes newcomers to their meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Writers will share works in progress and get feedback at this friendly gathering. “If you’re working on fiction, nonfiction and/or memoir, you’re welcome to visit to see if this group is a good match for you,” […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Saylor meets constituents at Peet’s

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold open “office hours” from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, 1411 W. Covell Blvd. in Davis. The purpose of this session is to listen to community concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Saylor can be reached on Yolo County […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Easter eggs and penny postcards at Hattie Weber Museum

On Saturday, the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will offer Davis children the opportunity to find a jelly bean-filled Easter egg hidden in the museum. For adults, there is a special exhibit of Easter penny postcards. Dora Schlosser lived in Blacks Station (now Zamora) between 1910 and 1913. She saved postcards sent to her from […]

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