Eldridge Moores named distinguished professor emeritus

Eldridge Moores, a professor emeritus of geology, has been awarded the title of UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus. This title is awarded annually by the UC Davis Emeriti Association on the basis of outstanding contributions following retirement in the traditional areas of teaching, research and service. Since his retirement in 2003, Moores served for four […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Water agency leaders confident in grants

It may have been a discount double-check, but Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency officials aren’t dancing in the end zone just yet.

Davis and Woodland city leaders flew to Washington, D.C., last week in an effort to lock down the remainder of a $16.7 million grant that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation promised the water agency last year to help fund construction of the surface water project.

Specifically, the $16.7 million would pay for about half of Reclamation District 2035’s 80 percent share of the $42 million intake facility on the Sacramento River. The agency already has received $8.3 million from the bureau for the plant.

New group forms to preserve GATE

A newly formed group of community members supporting educational excellence, including the Davis school district’s Gifted and Talented Education program, invites the public to a discussion Sunday afternoon. The event will run from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Called Davis Educational […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Police seek Verizon robber’s identity

Davis police have released a surveillance photo of the suspect in last week’s robbery of a Verizon store at Davis Commons. Investigtors are still seeking the identity of the robber, described as a white male adult, about 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, with short light-brown hair and an unshaven face. He was last seen wearing a […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Whole Foods, Citigroup CEOs set for talks on campus

Two sometimes-controversial business giants, Whole Foods Market co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey and former Citigroup chairman and CEO Sandy Weill, are scheduled to headline the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s dean’s distinguished speaker series. Mackey will speak at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Freeborn Hall. Weill will speak at 6 p.m. Monday in […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Scientists trace particulate pollution’s sources

UC Davis scientists have, for the first time, developed a system that can determine which types of air particles that pollute the atmosphere are the most prevalent and most toxic. Previous research has shown that air pollution containing fine and ultrafine particles is associated with asthma, heart disease and premature death. This new study, released […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Crash leads to DUI, hit-and-run charges

An American Canyon man faces drunken-driving and hit-and-run charges after allegedly walking away from a crash scene Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday. Officer Bryan Konvalin said 28-year-old Joseph James Wade IV lost control of his Infinity I30 at about 1:15 a.m. as he approached slower-moving traffic on eastbound Highway 50 near Harbor […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

I-80 crashes leave four hospitalized

Two multi-vehicle accidents on Interstate 80 in Davis last week sent four people to area hospitals, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday. One crash occurred at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday on eastbound I-80 at County Road 32B, where a driver who failed to notice slowing traffic caused a three-car chain-reaction crash. A motorcyclist then struck […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Living small

For your reading pleasure (I hope), a bunch of small items sent in by readers or culled from various news sources over the last little while. Small is beautiful (in the eye of the beholder): What do you do if you live in a city that’s surrounded on all sides either by other cities or […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Christian preschool hosts open house

University Covenant Nursery School invites all interested families to attend its annual open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9, at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. Parents and children can meet the staff, see the facility and ask questions of parents of current preschoolers. UCNS is a weekday Christian preschool […]

February 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Visiting lecturer will talk about Iran

“Women in Conflict: Female Masculinities in Modern Iranian History” is the topic of a lecture by Wendy DeSouza, a visiting lecturer at UC Davis, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Ballroom A at the UCD Activities & Recreation Center. DeSouza was part of the first exchange group of American students since the 1979 revolution […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Parents invited to meet doulas at Sutter Davis Birthing Center

Expectant parents can “Meet the Doulas” at the Sutter Davis Hospital Birthing Center from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The event will take place in the meeting rooms off the cafeteria hallway at the hospital, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. A birth doula is a woman trained to offer physical comfort and emotional support, […]

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Panelists will discuss ‘quest for justice’ in Middle East

“Revolutions, Counter-Revolutions and the Quest for Justice in the Middle East” is the title of a panel discussion planned for noon Friday in the King Room of the UC Davis Memorial Union. The program is sponsored by the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program with support from the history department and International Relations Program. Panelists will […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland arson case investigated

Woodland police and fire departments are investigating a case of arson in which a residential garage was damaged and a car destroyed. Cpl. Dave Krause said someone placed an incendiary device in the garage, located in the 1400 block of Crystal Springs Drive, sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported […]

February 20, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,