Iraqi speaker visits UC Davis

“Iraq’s Emerging Therapeutic Geography: Warfare and the ‘Crisis’ of (Health) Care” is the topic of a public lecture Tuesday, Nov. 13, at UC Davis. Omar Dewachi, an assistant professor of medical anthropology and public health at the American University of Beirut, will speak in Ballroom A at the Activities and Recreation Center on campus. A reception […]

Men related prostate cancer experiences

Men and women are invited to  ttend a Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting at which a group of prostate cancer patients will discuss how they learned they had prostate cancer, what they decided to do about it, and their experiences since. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Woodland […]

Much more rides on Prop. 30 than schools

By Marisa Lagos and Wyatt Buchanan In speeches and ads supporting Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown has largely focused on the initiative’s effect on public school and university funding. He says little, however, about Prop. 30’s significant impacts on public safety and health care. In addition to raising about $6 billion in taxes annually for seven […]

Market cookbook inspires Slow Food Yolo prix fixe dinner

Local residents are invited to join Slow Food Yolo co-leaders and co-authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans for an autumn celebration of their book, “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook,” at a special prix fixe dinner Monday, Nov. 12, at Mulvaney’s Building & Loan — Next Door in Sacramento. Chef Patrick Mulvaney has prepared a […]

DHS Class of 2002 sets 10-year reunion

The Davis High School Class of 2002 will host its 10-year reunion at 8 p.m. Sunday at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. in Davis. Tickets at the door — which include appetizers and two drinks — are $44. For more information — even for those not planning to attend — and to reserve your spot, visit

Madrigals host caroling workshop for youngsters

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers invite elementary school children to join them for some holiday caroling from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 12, the schools’ Veterans Day holiday. This workshop, for kindergarten through sixth-grade students, is an outreach program designed to give youngchildren the opportunity to work with high school singers. Families can […]

For the record

Nora Brazil, one of the signers of the yes on Measure E op-ed piece published Sunday, is the librarian and differentiation specialist at Montgomery Elementary School. She no longer works at Pioneer Elementary.

Tuleyome celebrates 10 years

Details What: Tuleyome’s 10th anniversary celebration When: 5;30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 Where: Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets: $55 general, $45 members; call Mary Hanson at 530-350-2599 or visit For the past 10 years, Tuleyome members, friends, supporters and partners have built and maintained trails, worked to protect public lands and rivers, […]

Learn about Sikhism at free I-House talk

“Sikhism: What’s It All About?” is the title of free talk from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served. One of several speakers will be a 21-year-old engineering student, Harfateh Singh. He is a member of the Sikh Cultural Association at […]

Chef prepares feast display

Need some inspiration for Thanksgiving dinner this year? Look no further than the Davis Farmers Market’s traditional Thanksgiving feast display, which will be showcased at Saturday’s market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market takes place in Central Park, Third and C streets in downtown Davis. Executive Chef Andy Burtis of the UC Davis […]

Speaker disputes autism ‘epidemic’

R. Richard Grinker, professor of anthropology, human sciences and international affairs at The George Washington University, will discuss “Culture and Autism: Anthropological Perspectives on the U.S., Korea, and South Africa” during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation. His lecture will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in […]

Scientists find new target for lung cancer treatment

SACRAMENTO — A team of UC Davis investigators has discovered a protein on the surface of lung cancer cells that could prove to be an important new target for anti-cancer therapy. A series of experiments in mice with lung cancer showed that specific targeting of the protein with monoclonal antibodies reduced the size of tumors, […]

Get free strings, help a great cause

Watermelon Music’s annual Strings for Food event returns Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both stores, 207 E St. in downtown Davis and 527 Main St. in downtown Woodland. Shoppers who bring at least two non-perishable food items with their guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, banjo or mandolin will receive a free set of […]

Rising star Vann facing veteran Garamendi in new-look district

On Tuesday, Davis voters will have a choice in the congressional race between a familiar face in Democrat John Garamendi and an up-and-coming politician, Republican Kim Vann, who promises a fresh approach. In the most expensive congressional race Davis has ever seen, their pitches sound like this: Garamendi: “I represented Davis from 1982 to 1990 […]