Climbing, mountaineering showcased at film festival

Showcasing some of the most awe-inspiring feats in climbing and mountaineering, the Reel Rock Film Festival, hosted by the Rocknasium climbing gym, is a night of films that outdoor lovers won’t want to miss. Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., […]

County advisory boards have vacancies

WOODLAND — The Yolo County Board of Supervisors seeks candidates to fill vacancies on the following county advisory bodies: Yolo County Historical Museum board of directors; Capay Valley General Plan Citizens’ Advisory Board; Child Care & Development Planning Council; Children’s Alliance; Commission on Aging and Adult Services; Community Services Action Board; Davis Cemetery District board; Dunnigan General Plan Citizens’ Advisory Board; Emergency Medical […]

Kids will learn healthy choices through Harvest of the Month

Farm Fresh To You and Capay Organic announced last month their partnership with Yolo County to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to Yolo County’s elementary and Head Start school lunch programs through Harvest of the Month. The program connects to core curricular areas and provides educators with materials and resources to motivate students to make […]

Making gardening easier for the aging body

Grace Garden will host a talk on “Adaptive Gardening — How to Adapt Gardening to ‘Challenged’ Bodies” at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Cid Barcellos, a Master Gardener and director of Grace Garden, will talk about many things, including adapting tools, beds and general garden maintenance for those […]

UCD lecture on Steve Jobs set

The religious studies department and the Writing Program at UC Davis are co-sponsoring a lecture by Erik Davis at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center on campus. Titled “Steve Jobs: California Visionary,” the lecture focuses on Jobs’ “debt to ‘California consciousness’: the alternative strongly Bay Area ethos that exposed Jobs […]

Mustang show to highlight UCD Horse Day

More than 350 horse enthusiasts — from hobbyists to breeders — are expected to gather Saturday, Oct. 13, at UC Davis to rub noses with equine experts from throughout the nation during Horse Day 2012 at UC Davis. The event, a UCD tradition for three decades, is designed to offer participants many hands-on opportunities. It […]

Explore Quail Ridge Reserve on Saturday walk

Visitors can walk the Quail Ridge Reserve from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa. The walk, along hillsides of California native grasses, wildflowers and trees, is of easy to moderate difficulty and will be led by Frank Maurer, a zoologist and ecologist and […]

‘Heist’ to be screened again Sunday

Davis residents will have a second chance Sunday evening to see the documentary “Heist” and join a discussion following the screening. Helen Roland and Jim Cramer, Yolo MoveOn Council Members, will host the free event from 7 to 9 p.m. at their home, 1225 Cedar Place in Davis. “Heist” exposes the roots of the American […]

Springer to offer college admission tips at DHS

Parents and students can receive tips on the college admissions process at a parent information night being held Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Davis High School library, 315 W. 14th St. Sally Springer, associate chancellor emerita at UC Davis, will present “Calming the College Admissions Frenzy: Eight Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them,” from 7:30 […]

Admissions study fuels affirmative action debate

By Justin Pope As the Supreme Court revisits the use of race in college admissions on Wednesday, critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices will roll back the practice. A new report issued last week offers a big reason for their optimism: evidence from at least some of the nine states that don’t use […]

Raptor Center open house set for Oct. 20

The California Raptor Center, which cares for injured eagles, hawks, vultures and owls, will hold a free open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Presentations at 10 a.m. and noon will cover raptor biology and ecology. Visitors also can see in their enclosures a variety raptors that cannot be re-released because of […]

Young voter registration up, but lags in poor areas

Voter registration among 18- to 24-year-old Californians increased between 2002 and 2010, but young voters remain underrepresented in California’s electorate and unevenly distributed across the state, according to a new UC Davis study. The study was to be released Wednesday during a panel discussion at the UC Center Sacramento. Statewide, California gained 319,359 registered young […]

Grant boosts UCD center for aging Latinos

The National Institute on Aging has awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to fund a new Latino Aging Research Center at UC Davis. Bringing together faculty from UCD’s School of Medicine and Moore School of Nursing, the center will be one of seven NIA-funded centers on minority aging research and the only one focused on […]

Krovoza discusses water on ‘Davisville’

Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza recaps and discusses the city’s expensive water project on the latest edition of the KDRT radio program “Davisville.” The City Council expects to take a key vote on the project later this month, and whatever it decides likely will go before Davis voters next March. “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs […]