Movie highlights power of vegan diet

Big Screen Cinema will have a free screening of “Forks over Knives” on Monday, April 30, in the Blanchard Room of the Davis Public Library, 315 East 14th St. at 6:30 p.m. The documentary film traces the journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former […]

Carmichael sworn in as new UCD police chief

Matthew Carmichael became UC Davis’ interim police chief Thursday, pledging to lead the department in its recovery from the pepper-spraying debacle that tarnished its reputation five months ago.

Chancellor Linda Katehi administered the oath of office in a ceremony at the Activities and Recreation Center, one day after Carmichael’s predecessor, Annette Spicuzza, announced her resignation and retirement.

“I’m not going to pretend the last few months have been a picnic,” said Carmichael, who was named acting police chief three days after the pepper-spraying of seated, unarmed protesters on the campus Quad …

UCD follows trend, admits more nonresidents

The number of non-Californians in UC Davis’ incoming freshman class will likely shoot up again this fall, in keeping with a systemwide trend. UCD has admitted 22,538 students. Of those, 18,922 are Californians, 2,137 international students and 1,479 out-of-state students — each a record high for the campus. Systemwide, the number of nonresidents admitted rose […]

Waldorf School hosts May Faire Celebration

Davis Waldorf School invites the community to attend a spring celebration on Saturday, with games, food and festivities, including a May King and Queen and a traditional maypole dance. The May Faire celebration opens at 9 a.m. for garland-making, hair-braiding and treats from the school’s bakery. The maypole procession performed by Waldorf students begins at […]

Andy Jones reads at Woodland library poetry series

Andy Jones, founder of the Poetry in Davis reading series, will be the featured reader at a Woodland Poetry event on Wednesday at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. Inspiring Words-Poetry begins at 7 p.m. in the library’s Leake Room. Following Jones’ reading, there will be an open mic. This month’s event will be […]

Inquiry won’t affect Spicuzza’s pension

Annette Spicuzza, retiring as UC Davis police chief, will receive her pension no matter the result of an internal affairs investigation of her officers pepper-spraying unarmed protesters. UCD spokeswoman Claudia Morain said Thursday that the university is not pursuing further action against Spicuzza, who announced her retirement on Wednesday. With seven years as chief, Spicuzza, […]

Strike up the band!

Calling all Twitter users! Add your tweets to this year’s event conversation by using #DavisPicnicDay Picnic Day favorites Times and locations for some of Picnic Day’s most popular events: * Picnic Day pancake breakfast, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Freeborn Hall * Parade opening ceremonies, 9:30 to 10 a.m., grandstand in front of Wickson Hall * […]

Workshop set on key health care documents for seniors

The Woodland Senior Center and Commission on Aging will host a workshop Tuesday on important health care documents for seniors. The workshop will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Woodland Senior Center, 2001 East St., Woodland. Joanne Hatchett, FNP, RN, will give a presentation on the Advance Directive for Healthcare and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining […]

Voters can meet Wolk at brunch

Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk will meet with voters from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday for a special brunch at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in Davis. Wolk will serve coffee and water, sing to customers upon request and share his vision for the future of Davis. For more information on Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, […]

Recycle jeans to help cancer victim’s daughter

Two local businesses will work together on Earth Day to go green and support 3-year-old Presley Gyuro, who lost her father Jimmie to a rare form of cancer last month. All jeans donated to Renew Denim, 222 D St. in downtown Davis on Sunday will be sold at Rominger West Winery’s Green Day on Saturday, […]

Ride Ataxia to raise funds and hope for a cure

A bike ride to raise awareness and funds to fight Friedreich’s Ataxia is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, starting in Davis. FA is a debilitating, life-shortening degenerative neuromuscular disease typically affecting children and young adults. Kyle Bryant was diagnosed at age 17. During his junior year at UC Davis, he met a researcher at UCD […]

Davis Schools Foundation offers three ways to help raise funds for schools

The Davis Schools Foundation, a nonprofit group that raises funds to support the local schools, is offering three opportunities for the community to help in this ongoing effort — one event this week, another in early May and a third that continues into June. * Jewelry Show — Through Friday this week, nestware, at 207 F […]

New Malibu has premium look

Chevrolet’s Malibu mid-size sedan is a welcoming family car — revamped for 2013 with handsome styling, a quieter, refined interior and a pleasant ride. The Malibu’s eAssist electric motor supplements its four-cylinder gasoline engine. Unlike full hybrids like the Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion Hybrid, the Malibu Eco cannot travel solely on electric power, even […]

Kangaroo Fitness class returns to Davis

New moms (and even dads) often find getting back into shape following pregnancy a challenge, in part because most local gyms don’t allow infants in their on-site child care until they are 3 — or even 6 — months old. Even when babies are old enough to stay in child care while mom and dad work […]