Davisites’ book offers insights into hit-makers of the ’60s

It’s kind of a drag that we lose touch with our musical idols. But fans of hit-making singers of the 1960s will have a honey of a time with Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March’s new book, “Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? Volume 2.” Artists featured in this second publication include The Buckinghams (“Kind […]

Psychiatrist: Hirschfield’s brain was damaged

SACRAMENTO — Scans of convicted killer Richard Hirschfield’s brain show extensive damage that rendered him socially and emotionally dysfunctional, possibly since birth, a forensic psychiatrist testified Thursday in Sacramento Superior Court. Dr. Douglas Tucker, an associate professor at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine, said the images taken of Hirschfield’s brain over the past […]

November 30, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged | Leave a reply

Homeless pet project needs donations for holiday gift baskets

Community members are invited to spread a little cheer this year by helping UC Davis volunteers fill holiday pet baskets for the four-legged companions of area homeless individuals. A team of staff volunteers at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital needs help with monetary donations to provide more than 130 holiday-wrapped boxes filled […]

Avon grant funds safe shelter for domestic violence victims

The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded a $10,250 grant to the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County as part of the foundation’s national Speak Out Against Domestic Violence campaign. The program invites Avon regional offices across the United States to nominate local domestic violence nonprofit organizations for funding under the program. […]

Santa’s still there, but rain cancels outdoor activities at Gibson House

Santa Claus will greet children from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gibson House Museum in Woodland. All outdoor activities for the Santa Saturday event have been canceled due to rain. Families are invited to take photos with Santa inside the museum, 512 Gibson Road. Admission is $5 per family, and parents should bring their own […]

Church hosts Parents’ Night Out

Pole Line Road Baptist Church is planning a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. Parents’ Night Out is a fun evening for children of games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments while parents spend some time on their own. All children, infants through sixth grade, may attend. […]

Local volunteers honored at Philanthropy Day

Volunteers were in the spotlight at the Yolo Community Foundation’s recent Yolo County Philanthropy Day, held in the atrium at the County Administration Building in Woodland. The sixth annual event allows nonprofit agencies in the county to publicly honor their volunteers and donors. “People giving their time and money in Yolo County is one of […]

Ponytails to be donated for cancer-patient wigs

Are you ready to shed your long hair for a good cause? Hair stylists at Nina’s Studio are promoting a Pantene Beautiful Lengths ponytail-cutting event in partnership with the American Cancer Society. Donated hair is used to make free wigs for women who have lost their hair during cancer treatments. Ponytails must be at least […]

See historic neighborhoods lighted by luminarias

The eighth annual Historic Area Luminary Display will take place Saturday evening along several blocks in Woodland. Many residents of First and College streets (between Lincoln and Marshall streets) will participate, along with the 500 blocks of Second and Third streets and Pendegast Street off of College. Best viewing times are between 5:30 and 7:30 […]

Civil rights, senior awards go to Yamada

The Sacramento chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, the oldest and largest Japanese civil rights organization in the United States, honored Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada at their 17th annual Community Awards Dinner in Sacramento this month. Yamada, a Davis Democrat, was honored for her work on behalf of California’s aging population, including honoring centenarians in her district […]

Davis residents can help Willett win tech grant

The Davis community has come together to help Willett Elementary School try to win a $50,000 grant from the Clorox company to revamp the school’s technology department. Local real estate agent Jamie Madison has teamed up with iSeeDavis.com, giving residents a push to go online and vote for Willett. Madison, a former graduate of the […]

It’s tea time at the Pence Gallery

The Pence Gallery invites local residents to celebrate the holidays in traditional fashion at its annual Holiday Tea from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Guests will enjoy fresh pastries and savories from Ciocolat, along with coffee and tea, while chatting with friends in the gallery. After […]

Science Café takes place at Crepeville

The second in a monthly series of free conversations with UC Davis scientists will feature chemistry professor Frank Osterloh discussing recent progress in the development of sustainable energy sources. The Science Café will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis, and will explore “Fuel From Water and Sunlight — […]

UCD teams aids wheat genome effort

Intent on developing wheat varieties with higher yields and enhanced nutritional content, UC Davis researchers have teamed up with scientists at nine other institutions in an attempt to sequence the wheat genome. Results from that endeavor, led by researchers at the U.K.-based Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, were reported Thursday in the journal Nature. […]