Pepper-spray report will be released Wednesday

The UC Davis community will at last get an in-depth accounting of the November pepper-spraying of nonviolent protesters.

That’s after an Alameda County Superior Court judge signed off today on the settlement between the University of California and the union representing campus police officers.

At noon Wednesday, UCD will post a task force report and supporting materials — including a fact-finding report by Kroll Associates Inc. — on its home page, www.ucdavis.edu.

The task force will host a town hall meeting at 3:30 p.m. in Freeborn Hall that also will be shown live on the UCD website.

Council to finish site-by-site assessment of Crown Castle project

The City Council will continue evaluating each of the 25 antenna sites proposed by Crown Castle in its application to install a Distributed Antenna System to improve cell phone coverage at a special meeting Tuesday. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The council is assessing […]

Powwow pageantry

Native Americans from a variety of tribes take The Pavilion floor together Saturday afternoon at UC Davis’ 40th annual powwow, which concluded Native American Culture Days. Native American culture will be showcased again on Wednesday as author Sherman Alexie visits campus as part of the Campus Community Book Project. Alexie will talk about his award-winning, […]

Leaders picked for genome sequencing effort

Bart Weimer, a professor in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and Hao Zhang, chief operating officer of BGI Americas, have been named co-directors of BGI@UCDavis. They will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the genome sequencing center on UCD’s Sacramento campus, the university announced on Monday. The pair also will act as […]

Pepper-spray reports slated for Wednesday release

Attorneys for the University of California and campus police will ask a judge to lift a stay on the UC Davis pepper-spray reports, clearing the way for them to be released on Wednesday.

Plans are for the task force findings, recommendations and background materials — including the fact-finding report by Kroll Associates Inc. — to be posted on the UCD home page at noon on Wednesday.

The task force will host a town hall meeting from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. at Freeborn Hall, according to a news release. That event will be shown live on the UCD website.

Attorneys for UC and the union will go before Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio M. Grillo on Tuesday to ask him to lift the stay.

Yolo DA, Umpqua Bank host free shred event Friday

Friday the 13th could mark a lucky day for those hoping to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft. This Friday, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office and Umpqua Bank will co-host a free shred event for Yolo County citizens and Umpqua Bank customers. This is an effort by Umpqua Bank to give back to […]

4-H clubs host information night

Come learn about 4-H programs in Davis during an informational meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Blanchard Room at Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. 4-H is open to youths age 5 to 19. There are three groups in Davis: Golden Valley, Norwood and West Plainfield. The groups’ activities range […]

Vet students offer pet nail-trimming services

UC Davis veterinary students will return to the Westlake Market from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to offer nail trims for dogs and cats. They are raising funds to help defray the costs of their volunteer service project of bringing vet care to under-served Central American communities. The suggested donation is $10 per dog and […]

Police investigate holdup at Woodland gaming store

Woodland police are seeking two men who robbed a local GameStop store at gunpoint Saturday night. Sgt. Victoria Danzl said the masked robbers — one of whom was armed — entered the 1780 E. Main St. store shortly before 9 p.m. and demanded cash. They fled the business on foot, and no injuries were reported. […]

UC Davis trains attorneys from largest law firm in Latin America

As part of a long-standing relationship with UC Davis, 22 attorneys from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), Brazil, an international leader in energy production and alternative energy solutions, will study this month at the UCD School of Law. The program is offered through the law school and the Center for International Education at UCD Extension, which […]

Sample spring harvest on farm tour

Farm Fresh To You, the organic produce home delivery service, invites the public to its Capay farm for a tour Saturday. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the farm, 23800 Highway 16, Capay. The farm has a tractor tram that will take visitors around the farm to see spring fruits […]

Mike Justis Band makes it a Happy Thursday

The Mike Justis Band are the featured performers at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday gathering this week. All are invited to join the fun from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will enjoy local wine, discounted by the glass, the music and appetizers provided by Stone Soup Catering in downtown […]

Tasty vegetables inspire colorful art

Oh to have a MacNear in your class. For nearly three decades, Randii MacNear, executive director of the Davis Farmers Market, has been bringing her passion for and knowledge of fresh fruit and vegetables to Birch Lane students. It began back when her own son, now 31, entered kindergarten and continues with her two grandchildren […]

Carnival coming back to town

The carnival is coming back to town. From Thursday, April 19, to Sunday, April 22, the vacant cannery grounds on Covell Boulevard will be transformed into a playground of rides, games and food, with all proceeds supporting a library technology upgrade at Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools. This year’s carnival features 17 rides […]