Avian geneticist named interim dean

Avian geneticist and associate dean Mary Delany has been named interim dean of the UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Delany was elevated to the post following the recent resignations of longtime Dean Neal Van Alfen and Executive Associate Dean Jim MacDonald. UCD said plans to launch an international search for Van Alfen’s replacement soon. […]

Author meets kids at bookstore

Davis resident Kim Zarins will present her new picture book for young readers, “The Helpful Puppy,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book which is aimed at readers between ages 3 and 7, pairs Zarins with the well-known illustrator Emily Arnold McCully, who won the Caldecott […]

Gun sellers: It’s too easy for criminals to get weapons

A majority of firearms dealers and pawnbrokers who took part in a UC Davis survey said they believe it’s too easy for criminals to get their hands on guns. Believed to be the first of its kind, the survey conducted in 2011 by the UCD Violence Prevention Program begins to paint a picture of the […]

Learn more about Abrahamic religions at Thursday discussion

A panel discussion on Middle East politics and the Abrahamic religions will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The event is free and open to the public. The three panelists are professor Zeev Maoz, speaking on Judaism; Nasser Elias Al-Khoury, speaking on Christianity; and Hatem Bazian, speaking on Islam. For […]

New center helps meet struggling families’ needs

Janet Boulware was running a little behind last Wednesday.

The executive director of the Davis Bridge Educational Foundation oversees after-school programs at four Davis schools, where low-income children receive tutoring, access to computers and school supplies, as well as snacks four days a week.

On Wednesday afternoon, just as Boulware was preparing to head from one campus to another, a student approached her with a personal crisis that’s not uncommon among the children the Bridge program serves …

Individualized Education Plans explained at seminar

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host an Individualized Education Plan seminar presented by One Mind Group from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the church, 770 Pole Line Road. One Mind Group represents Korean-speaking parents of children who have IEPs. Cid Van Koersel of  the Warmline Family Resource Center will be […]

ArtAbout heats up a cool summer evening

As the summer nights begin to cool off, the Davis Downtown Summer Concert Series will heat things up at the Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday with Hardwater from 7 to 9 p.m. on the E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of Second Street in downtown Davis. Also on the E Street Plaza, the Pamela […]

Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair is back Sunday

Is Yolo ready for a monthy crafts fair? Artists and artisans of the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair think so. “Portland and Eugene, Oregon, are famous for their weekly crafts fairs, but no one from Sacramento to Colusa has a regular crafts fair,” says organizer Sally Parker. “It could be great for this town.” After its […]

Sierra Club local leaders will meet

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the home of Alan Pryor, 2736 Brentwood Place in Davis. The agenda will include updates or discussions of the Berryessa-Snow Mountain Conservation Area and other local and regional conservation issues as well as Yolano Group […]

Jones featured at Poetry Night series

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes poet Alice Jones at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Admission is free. Jones is the author of “The Knot,” winner of the 1992 Beatrice Hawley Award; of “Isthmus,” winner of the 2000 Jane Kenyon Chapbook Award; and of […]

Cruise-In to classic car show at The Marketplace

Between 50 and 80 classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles will be on display at the monthly Davis Cruise-In, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in The Marketplace shopping center parking lot. The center is on West Covell Boulevard at Sycamore Lane. Exhibitors are invited to bring their prized-possession vehicles, whether they’re fully […]

Kids can bake flatbread at the market

Davis Farm to School and the Hoes Down Harvest Festival will host a free, hands-on bread-making workshop from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Third and C streets. “Bring your family out for a hands-on experience of threshing and milling whole wheat grain and transforming it into a […]

School of Medicine alumni honored for service, humanitarian efforts and leadership

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the founding of the UC Davis School of Medicine, the school’s Alumni Association honored three of its distinguished graduates on Saturday. Among the honorees were Dr. Ernie Bodai, the Sacramento area physician who led a remarkable lobbying effort to persuade Congress and the U.S. Postal Service to issue the […]

Lovenburg meets voters at neighborhood party

Friends of Susan Lovenburg will host a neighborhood wine and cheese gathering from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at 700 Elmwood Drive. The hosts are Joy Klineberg and Pam Pacelli. Lovenburg, a current school board trustee and candidate for re-election to the board, will answer questions from community members about Davis schools. RSVP […]