Studying space travel with fruit flies

By Drew Joseph One year from now, in a lab far, far away, a group of fruit flies could unknowingly be helping to make long-term space travel safer. An experiment led by local researchers will use fruit flies to study how the lack of gravity and changes in radiation in space affect the cardiovascular system […]

Two more join Yamada’s Century Circle

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, who chairs the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, welcomes the 59th and 60th centenarians inducted into her Century Circle. Katherine Kelley turned 100 on Dec. 27 and DeWitt Potter turned 100 on Dec. 30. Both are residents of Woodland. Yamada created the Century Circle in 2010 to identify centenarians […]

Measure I campaign kicks off Saturday

Supporters of Measure I, the Woodland-Davis surface water project on the March 5 ballot, will kick off their campaign at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday. At 11 a.m., Mayor Joe Krovoza and other local leaders will speak on the Rotary Stage in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The mayor’s speech will precede a […]

Davisites discuss The Way to Santiago

The recent movie “The Way” depicts the adventure that awaits those who travel the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. For more than 1,000 years, pilgrims have been traveling to the cathedral in Santiago, Spain, which now houses the remains of the apostle St. James, as one of the key pilgrimages in Christendom. During January, two […]

Science Café set at Crepeville

UC Davis chemistry professor Mark Kurth will discuss drug discovery and how basic science at UCD impacts the search for new medicines to treat diseases at a Science Café presentation at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis. Jared Shaw, an assistant professor in the UCD department of chemistry, is the […]

Project-based learning presentation set at library

Peregrine Elementary School will present “Learning for Life,” a panel presentation on project-based learning, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. The talk will take place in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Peregrine students and teachers will present examples of project-based learning, and will introduce […]

Audubon trip leader will give free talk

The Yolo Audubon Society will feature a presentation by photographer and trip leader Kevin Gusé at the January general meeting. For many years, Gusé has led a two-day Yolo Audubon field trip to Sierra Valley and the Yuba Pass area. The spectacular bird species diversity in these areas is worth learning about. The meeting starts at […]

Researcher offers tips on finding your British roots

Researcher and retired professor Martha Teeter will present a program on British migration on Tuesday, Jan. 15, for the Davis Genealogy Club. Her free talk, “British Roots: 4 Colonial Migrations as Clues to British Ancestry,” will begin at 1 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Many know they are of British descent, […]

When you die, what happens to your online assets?

Members of the Woodland Senior Center Computer Club will hear about end-of-life issues for online files at a presentation at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Woodland Senior & Community Center, 2001 East St. No reservations are required. Mark S. Drobney, a Sacramento attorney for more than 30 years and a specialist in estate […]

Novelist will visit The Avid Reader

Portland author Anne Hendren will read from and sign her new book, “A Dream of Good and Evil,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. This novel introduces architect Loisann “Lou” Cooper to a world fallen apart. A professional failure prompts her to quit her job, […]

Prostate cancer treatment complications discussed

Woodland-based urologist David Kollhoff will discuss his perspectives on common complications of prostate cancer treatment, including erectile dysfunction and incontinence, at the Jan. 14 meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group. Kollhoff joined the medical staff of Dignity Health Medical Foundation’s Woodland Clinic this past fall. Men with prostate cancer, family members and friends […]

Kiwanis host crab, pasta feed

The Kiwanis Club of Davis will host its 33rd annual all-you-can-eat Crab & Pasta Feed on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. A social hour with a no-host bar begins at 6 p.m. and dinner follows at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person; for tickets, call […]

Alberta Tar Sands slide shows, talks planned

Garth Lenz, an internationally renowned environmental photojournalist, will present his talk and award-winning slide show, “The True Cost of Oil: Images of Beauty and Devastation,” on the Alberta Tar Sands on Monday in Davis. He will speak at 7 p.m. that evening at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road, in a presentation […]

Cahill will discuss asteroid strike novel on Saturday

Meet the author Who: Tom Cahill, discussing his new book, “Ark: Asteroid Impact” When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. As an asteroid hurtles through space on a course that will bring it perilously close to Earth weeks from now, physicist Thomas A. Cahill has scheduled a talk Saturday to discuss […]