Before I graduate … : Art project sees Aggies’ dream in chalk

I want to get into a good med/dent. school. To become a Renaissance woman Rule the world. On the patio of the Memorial Union on Wednesday, UC Davis students used chalk to scrawl their goals and some silliness onto six pieces of plywood that Henry Lam painted like one big blackboard. At the top, Henry, a […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Tastings to benefit organic farming foundation

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host wine and beer tastings in April, May and June to benefit the Organic Farming Research Foundation. The first beer tasting is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste, or $5 to taste the slate. The Organic Farming Research […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Co-op donates wine-tasting funds to SADVC

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, announces a donation of $1,319 to the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center. The donation is the result of wine tastings held at the store in January, February and March. SADVC served more than 2,050 survivors of violence in 2011. Its mission is to eliminate […]

April 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Teen arrested in burglary case

Davis police arrested a 17-year-old boy Tuesday on suspicion of committing a residential burglary. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the investigation into the March 26 break-in in the 2500 block of Regis Drive led to the Davis teen being identified as a suspect. He was taken into custody on El Cemonte Drive and lodged at Yolo […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Senior Center plans celebration of India

India is the second most populous country in the world, with more than 1 billion people, and it’s the focus of this year’s Senior Center International Party from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Tickets are $10 per person or $8 for Senior Citizens of Davis members and […]

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Maurer leads Quail Ridge talk and walk

Frank Maurer of the Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy will give a presentation about Quail Ridge Reserve at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Senior Center, 646 A St. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southern end of Lake Berryessa. The talk will precede an easy walk led by Maurer at 10 a.m. […]

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For the record

A photo caption Tuesday incorrectly identified Gerry Brown, a customer of the UC Davis Meat Lab. She is an equine science lecturer. 

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local slacklining pioneer is no slacker

Suspended 200 feet above the Cosumnes River Gorge on a flat, 1-inch-wide line, Jerry Miszewski put one foot in front of the other and crossed the 451-foot-wide expanse to complete the world’s longest highline walk last year.

Unlike tightrope walking, Miszewski is a slackliner — an up-and-coming sport that uses flat, webbed, elastic lines that athletes walk across or use to perform acrobatic feats.

In the early days of the sport, Miszewski wouldn’t have been able to complete the world-record walk. He had to design his own equipment first.

In Colorado, Obama presses for gun measures

By Jim Kuhnhenn DENVER (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure for Congress to limit access to guns, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that steps taken recently by Colorado to tighten its gun laws show “there doesn’t have to be a conflict” between keeping citizens safe and protecting Second Amendment rights to gun ownership. “I believe there’s […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: We’d all have straight-A kids

PLEASE CLOSE THE GATE BEHIND YOU … we all know by heart the old saying mom and dad passed along about sticks and stones and broken bones, but we’ve learned over time that the part that says “words can never hurt me” is simply not true … words are powerful … words spoken harshly on […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Study: Fatty acid in fish oil shows promise against cancer

UC Davis and Harvard University scientists have found that a product resulting from a metabolized omega-3 fatty acid helps combat cancer by cutting off the supply of oxygen and nutrients that fuel tumor growth and spread of the disease. Their work, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provides the first scientific evidence […]

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

Pancakes for Picnic Day

Victoria Savage, left, and Mary Bingle plan to make short work of that tall stack at the Odd Fellows’ Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast, a tradition in Davis for more than 50 years. The pancakes will be back again on Saturday, April 20, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. […]

April 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Radio show looks at dieting

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at “We are often bombarded with messages about what to eat, what is the secret exercise to join and what to eliminate from our life to […]

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Buddhist teachings planned this weekend

Khenpo Ugyen Wangchuk will present an introduction to dharma and the life of Buddha from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 105 E St., Suite 3G, in downtown Davis. Wangchuk, who is from Bhutan, also will lead Shamatha meditation practice Saturday. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wangchuk will teach on the […]

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