Queue up for street food

Addy Grant of Addy’s Paella stirs a giant pan of paella at the first Davis Street Food Rodeo on Friday evening in the parking lot north of the Davis Food Co-op on G Street. Grant’s business is based in Lodi but her husband, Paul Grant, was born and raised in Davis. The inaugural event attracted […]

Special garden takes shape at Harper Junior High

A small army of shovel-toting Davisites gathered at Harper Junior High School on Saturday for a groundbreaking that was more than ceremonial. School staff, as well as students and their families, were joined by Davis Rotarians, UC Davis community service volunteers, and representatives from Yolo Energy Watch and the Davis Farm to School Connection to […]

Long-delayed diplomas presented to three war veterans

Three veterans — Connie Colbert of West Sacramento, Guillermo “Bill” Martinez of Woodland and Jose Ramirez of Guinda — received long-delayed high school diplomas at a special ceremony May 24 organized by the Yolo County Office of Education. The Operation Recognition program awards diplomas to veterans who were unable to graduate from high school because […]

Breast cancer treatment update is focus of meeting

“Recent Developments in Breast Cancer Treatment” will be presented by Scott Christensen, M.D., at the Y-ME Breast Cancer Organization Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11. Christensen is a professor of hematology and oncology at the UC Davis Cancer Center and is the medical director of the Cancer Care Network and the […]

Wheeler introduces his climate change book

UC Davis professor Stephen M. Wheeler, who teaches urban design and sustainability, will read from his provocative new book, “Climate Change and Social Ecology,” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the De Carli Room in the UCD Memorial Union. The reading is spnosored by the Center for Regional Change. “This is a fresh and […]

Go batty with Yolo Basin Foundation’s summer program

The Yolo Basin Foundation is celebrating the United Nations’ Year of the Bat and invites members of the public to the 2012 Bat Talk and Walk Summer Series, beginning Tuesday, June 19, at 6:45 p.m. The popular programs will continue until the end of August. Each evening’s program begins with a 45-minute indoor presentation on […]

Free early pregnancy class set in Dixon

Women expecting babies can learn more about the changes their body is experiencing and how to be comfortable in pregnancy during a free one-night class from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in downtown Dixon. The class will take place at Nana and Company Children’s Boutique, 141 N. First St. Topics will include nutrition and environmental risks, […]

Poetry reading set Thursday at gallery

Poet Troy Jollimore will read his work at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Jollimore is a poet, book critic, essayist and professor of philosophy. He received his bachelor’s degree from University of King’s College in Halifax and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University. He has […]

Da Vinci senior raises funds for Latin America volunteer work

Madeline Kelsch, who will be a senior this fall at Da Vinci High School, is raising money for a trip to Latin America this summer as a volunteer with Amigos de las Americas. The private, nonprofit organization trains and sends high school students to Latin American for eight weeks. The students live with host families […]

Cops on lookout for ‘serial exposer’

Davis police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who has exposed himself to people — most of them college-age women — at least four times in recent months. The most recent incident occurred at about 11 p.m. Thursday, when a 22-year-old woman discovered the man masturbating outside her window at 606 Alvarado […]

Jury selection in UCD ‘sweethearts’ murder case slated for July

Jury selection for the man accused of kidnapping and killing a UC Davis couple more than 30 years ago is scheduled to begin late next month. Richard Joseph Hirschfield, 63, faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves, both 18, on the night of Dec. 20, 1980. He has pleaded […]

The final tally? It’s too close to call

Today, as our five esteemed City Council candidates take their last shots with bigger-than-life-size newspaper ads, and their campaign volunteers race through neighborhoods, literature in hand, it’s time to look into the crystal ball and accurately forecast what will happen to this city’s power structure come Tuesday night. We get to do this exercise in […]

Norwood 4-H holds last meeting of year

The Norwood 4-H Club of Davis will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive, for the last monthly club meeting of the 2011-12 4-H year. This will be a busy meeting, as both the record book drop-off and the officer elections will take place. The […]

California cuts threaten the status of universities

By Jennifer Medina LOS ANGELES — Class sizes have increased, courses have been cut and tuition has been raised — repeatedly. Fewer colleges are offering summer classes. Administrators rely increasingly on higher tuition from out-of-staters. And there are signs it could get worse: If a tax increase proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown is not approved […]