Obama wins, but nation is deeply divided

By David Espo WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead. Obama spoke to thousands of cheering supporters […]

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Former UCD police officer’s lawsuit heads to trial

SACRAMENTO — Pretrial proceedings began in a Sacramento courtroom this week in the case of a former UC Davis police officer who is suing the University of California regents for allegedly violating the terms of an earlier discrimination lawsuit. Calvin Chang filed the breach-of-contract lawsuit in 2009, a year after reaching an out-of-court settlement agreement […]

For the record

Tuesday’s story about disc jockeys from KZAP appearing on campus/community station KDVS was unclear about the time of former KZAP DJ Jeff Hughson’s interview with Davis musician Gary Lee Yoder, who was a member of several influential bands in the 1960s and 1970s. Hughson’s show will air from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday on 90.3 FM […]

Empty gas tank leads to CHP pot bust

Three men were arrested for possessing and transporting marijuana early Tuesday morning after their car ran out of gas, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers were dispatched at about 3:45 a.m. to reports of a disabled Ford Explorer along northbound Interstate 5 near County Road 12, Officer Bryan Konvalin said. When they arrived, the […]

Gibson House hosts holiday plant sale

Holiday gifts from the garden will be featured at a plant sale hosted by the Gibson House Gardeners from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Gibson House, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. This event will be in conjunction with Santa Saturday, which includes Santa Claus arriving on a vintage fire truck. […]

School board meets Thursday to review election results, consider budget alternatives

Learn more What: Davis Board of Education meeting When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Harper Junior High School multipurpose room, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. The Davis Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Harper Junior High School’s multipurpose room, 4000 E. Covell Blvd., to review the outcome of Tuesday’s election, and consider the […]

Pence Gallery: Open Studio made gallery a beehive of activity

Last month, the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. downtown, was a hive of activity, as Artober stretched us to find new ways of connecting with the public through art. Roma Devanbu’s Open Studio project was one exhibit that truly had an impact on so many visitors. Roma moved her studio to our gallery, and built […]

Buried carbon rises again, study finds

A research team that includes a UC Davis plant scientist has identified a source of carbon emissions that could play a role in understanding past and future global change. While earlier studies have found that erosion can bury carbon in the soil, acting as a carbon sink, or storage, the new study published this week […]

Buddhist meditation offered with Tibetan master

Yogi Acharya Lama Gursam, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, will be in residence in Davis during November and early December. An authentic Drikung Kagyu yogi, he will offer traditional Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice and teachings at A Shared Awareness loft space, 105 E St., Suite H, from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning […]

Author to discuss book at UCD’s MU

Author Jason Mallory will talk about his new novel “Proxy” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the Memorial Union lounge at UC Davis. The reading is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session will follow the reading. “Proxy” deals with the use of robotics as a replacement for human labor, […]

Valente Foundation gift funds senior services

The George and Lena Valente Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Davis Senior Center to assist with the delivery of programs and services to older adults in the community. The majority of the gift ($85,000) is being set aside in the new Senior Services Endowment Fund that was established in July by the Davis City […]

Tour Southwest collection at Arboretum

A guided public tour of the plants of the Southwestern United States will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the UC Davis Arboretum. The group will meet in front of Arboretum  Headquarters (Valley Oak Cottage) on La Rue Road. Participants will explore autumn sages blooming in the Southwest USA collection and take […]

Walk the Arboretum with Warren

Local residents are invited to join Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for a noontime exploration of the West End gardens at the UC Davis Arboretum on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The group will meet at the gazebo at noon. Walks with Warren run from noon to 1 p.m. on […]