Yolo DA: UCD pepper-spraying is not criminal conduct

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced this evening that no criminal charges will be filed against the UC Davis officers involved in the Nov. 18 pepper-spraying of students on the university Quad, releasing a 13-page report outlining the reasons for its decision. Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Cabral said the following in a […]

Food Co-op hosts Eat Local Fair, birthday bash

The Davis Food Co-op invites everyone to attend its annual Eat Local Fair — which this year is coupled with a 40th anniversary celebration — from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Co-op parking lot at 620 G St. The event features free music by The Telling and Cole Norton & the Souterrain, samples […]

YCCC seeks board members

Yolo Community Care Continuum is recruiting new members for its volunteer board of directors. The board is responsible for guidance and oversight of the agency’s affairs, including planning, policy development, resource development and financial oversight. YCCC is a nonprofit organization established to better the lives of people with a mental illness through direct services, advocacy, […]

Learn how to use DCN Internet tools

Are you a website management volunteer for your child’s PTA or Band Boosters, or for a local nonprofit or community group? If so, chances are you already use the free services and tools provided by Davis Community Network. DCN has recently added several web videos and tutorials to its website that make these easy-to-use tools […]

Davis Diamonds to celebrate 10-year anniversary

Ten years ago this month, Davis Diamonds Gymnastics opened its doors to the local community. James Major and his wife Hilde Aune, co-owners of the gymnastics company, will celebrate the anniversary Saturday — which also happens to be National Gymnastics Day — starting at 9:30 a.m. in Central Park during the Farmers Market. The event […]

UCD: Restaurant olive oils fail sniff test

A new UC Davis study suggests the restaurant industry has some work to do on the quality of its olive oil. Almost all of the samples in a recent UCD review passed federal chemistry tests, yet they often failed to meet sensory standards. The researchers say the study indicates a need for faster, more accurate and […]

Global handicrafts, entertainment featured at International Festival

“Unity in Diversity” is the theme of the second International Festival, taking place Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The free festival will run from noon to 6 p.m. and is a fundraiser for I-House. Many arts and crafts vendors will sell unusual, handmade and global handicrafts. Food from […]

Three forums scheduled for school board candidates

Davis area voters will have three opportunities to meet the candidates in the Board of Education race during the next few weeks, as several local organizations have organized forums. Five candidates are running for two seats in the Nov. 6 election: incumbent Susan Lovenburg and challengers Alan Fernandes, Jose Granda, Nancy Peterson and Claire Sherman. […]

Per Capita Davis: Wind energy potential explored

When we think of renewable energy in Davis or Yolo County, we (or at least I) think almost exclusively of solar, with a bit of biofuels thrown in. But the county is currently assessing the potential for wind energy in the Dunnigan Hills and recently organized a combination symposium and field trip to explore the […]

Breast cancer risk linked to early-life diet

Striking new evidence suggesting that diet and related factors early in life can boost the risk for breast cancer — totally independent of the body’s production of the hormone estrogen — has been uncovered by a team of UC Davis researchers. The findings provide new insights into the processes that regulate normal breast development, which […]

UCD to honor internment camp nurse

UC Davis is set to honor the memory of a Japanese-American nurse who cared for thousands in a World War II internment camp. Tsuru “Barbara” Yamamoto Takahashi will be honored Thursday evening during the annual welcoming ceremony for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Takahashi’s family will be presented with a scroll originally given to […]

UCD series helps seniors with college application process

The UC Davis School of Education is offering courses designed to prepare high school seniors for the college application process. “We want to take the stress out of this high-anxiety process,” said Andee Press-Dawson, director of community programs and events at the school. “It’s not just about applying to UC Davis, it’s about applying to […]

Grape-stomping, local wine highlight second annual Capay Crush

Haven’t you always wanted to stomp some grapes, “I Love Lucy”-style? Farm Fresh To You and Capay Organic invite the public to Capay Crush, the farm’s second annual grape festival that will celebrate the crush season. The event will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the farm, 23800 State Highway 16 […]

Community yard sale offers bargains for sellers, buyers

Times are tight: Businesses are closing, people are still losing their homes and many need help to buy food or pay for basic necessities. “My heart aches for our neighbors who are struggling through these difficult times,” says the Rev. Exter Hardy, pastor of Pole Line Baptist Church, who has served in Davis for more than 21 […]