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 […]

Per Capita Davis: Cool Davis gets festive

It’s that time of year again, when the folks at Cool Davis put on the annual funfest to make real their organization’s promise to “promote sustainability and have fun doing it.” The issue of climate change and its potential adverse effects can be deadly dull and somewhat depressing. The Cool Davis Festival celebrates the positive […]

Garamendi will speak at Democrats’ Bean Feed

All Yolo County Democrats are invited to attend the 36th annual Bean Feed from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Gibson House, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Dinner will be served at 4 p.m., followed by a program at 4:30 p.m. This year’s celebration includes a “dessert dash,” showcasing culinary masters of Yolo County. […]

Sierra Club leaders tackle wildlife, conservation issues

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the home of Ida Bryan, 1414 Clara Lane in Davis. The agenda will include updates and discussions of the proposed Berryessa-Snow Mountain National Conservation Area, urban wildlife and farm land management issues in and around […]

Neuropathy Group will meet Tuesday

Do you, or someone you care for, have burning, tingling and numbness in your feet and hands? If so, this may stem from a form of neuropathy that can have many causes. To learn more from others with similar symptoms and to receive support, you’re invited to attend the next meeting of the Davis Neuropathy […]