UC Davis conference showcases undergraduate research

From designing a robot for searching buildings in a disaster to telling the story of a cross-cultural experience through a quilt, more than 500 UC Davis students shared their discoveries and artistic creations Friday and Saturday at three campus venues. The 24th annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference showcased a record 529 presentations […]

April 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Flower Arrangers plan last meeting of the season

The last meeting of The Davis Flower Arrangers before the summer break will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the International House, Davis, 10 College Park. There will be a brief business meeting followed by a program known as Pandora’s Box. Members will create designs from identical sets of materials and containers with […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Elementary students organize booth at Farmers Market to ‘Save the Frogs’

Students from the “Save Our Frogs and Salamanders” Club at North Davis Elementary will have froggy fun at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday, April 27. The group will perform and selling copies of their new CD, special T-shirts and other items at a stand at the market on Saturday, which is International “Save the Frogs” […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis history tour set for May 4

Gerri Adler, local historian and business owner in Davis, will lead a walking tour of historic downtown Davis starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. The tour will include: the 1937 Works Public Administration building in Central Park, the original Davis Enterprise building, the site of George […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Panel discusses STEM careers for girls

Seventh- through 12th-grade girls, their families and friends are invited to hear a women’s panel discuss science careers in STEM fields at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Blanchard room of the Stevens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The American Association of University Women Davis is sponsoring the panel, which features five women […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community Men’s Talk Circle to meet

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle will gather from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7,  at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., upstairs in the Campus Program Building, next-door to the main U.S. Post Office. All men 18 years and older are welcome. There is no charge for these monthly events. Here, men know that […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Annual radio control airplane competition

The public is invited to the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ annual 49er Regional Scale Masters Qualifier, which runs Friday, May 3, to Sunday, May 5. Visitors will see scale reproductions of full-size aircraft ranging from WWI, WWII, sport and contemporary aircraft. They planes be flown and judged on how close they fly to the full-size aircraft. Static […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Youth Flute Choir to perform benefit concert

The Davis Youth Flute Choir, under the direction of Maquette Kuper, and Sacramento’s Camellia City Flute Choir, under the direction of Martin Melicharek, will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The concert will benefit the Davis Youth Flute Choir’s upcoming trip to New […]

April 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local graduate builds impressive résumé

Shuo Zhai loves music, and architecture. This year, he’s getting a chance to pursue both professionally. Zhai, who grew up in Davis and attended local schools, performed as a pianist on April 20-21 with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento. He also recently completed a master’s degree in architecture at Yale, studying during his final […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Bicycles!: Causeway commute has several interesting features

By Chris Higgins “You’re not riding to work in this wind are you?” asks my wife, Jane. “Need you ask?” I reply. Yes, I’m riding because it’s my routine, and I look forward to it regardless of the weather. The “ride” is my commute by bicycle between Davis and my job in downtown Sacramento. Deep […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Music teacher Jeff DuPertuis goes out on a high note

Music teacher Jeff Dupertuis — who’s taught band in elementary and junior high schools around the Davis district for 20 years — will set down his conductor’s baton as he retires at the end of the academic year. DuPertuis grew up in Merced, performing in school bands, and then attended Fresno State, where he studied […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice to hold Pedro Party fundraiser

On Saturday, May 18, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host its first All Sports for Cancer Spring Pedro Party at 11 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. and the tournament will start at 12:15 p.m. Top-player prizes will be […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD to help Take Back the Night

UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Programis hosting Take Back the Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in the East Quad. The event is one of hundreds of annual rallies that take place around the globe to bring attention to the issue of sexual violence. Take Back the Night will feature popular […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD host bike auction on May 4

The public is invited to attend the biannual UC Davis Bicycle Auction on Saturday, May 4. More than 400 bicycles will be available for sale to the highest bidder. The bicycles may be viewed from 8 to 9 a.m. with bidding getting underway at 9 a.m. and lasting until all items are sold. The auction […]

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