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Mellon Grant will support UCD’s community-based humanities research

The UC Davis Humanities Institute recently received a $400,000 award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch a new program that will support humanities graduate students in leading community-based research projects beginning this fall. Pairing community organizations with graduate students whose research bridges a wide variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, […]

Plans may move forward for All Student Center at Davis High

Davis High School students soon may have a place to eat lunch together on campus as the school board considers a contract Thursday for design and construction plans for a proposed $7.2 million All Student Center. The board is considering a contract with HMC Architects for the center, which would replace the old multipurpose room that was […]

Drought could hurt endangered fish caught in water fight

By Terence Chea  DIXON (AP) — California’s historic drought could wipe out a tiny, endangered fish that’s played an outsized role in the state’s water wars. The delta smelt lives in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, the West Coast’s largest estuary that supplies water to Central Valley farms and millions of Southern California residents. The […]

Knitters Guild plans August meeting

The Yolo Knitters Guild will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Davis Lutheran Church, Eighth and B streets. The group meets at the same time and place on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month except November and December. All who have an interest in textile arts are welcome. For more information, […]

Round up at the registers for Montgomery

If you have enough pennies in your life and no real outlet for all those nickels, why not use them to help out some nice kids? During August, the Davis Food Co-op is offering “Round Up at the Registers” for Montgomery Elementary School. Ask your cashier to round up your bill, and the Co-op will turn your […]

Pence Gallery: Enjoy a slice of regional art

This month at the Pence Gallery, we have continued three great exhibits from July, now all on display through Aug. 20. During the summer, we take a break, while at the same time preparing for our Art Auction exhibit, opening on Aug. 30. Our first exhibit, “Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art,” presents the […]

Provenza endorses Wolk, plans to seek re-election to Board of Supervisors

Yolo County Supervisors Jim Provenza of Davis and Oscar Villegas of West Sacramento have endorsed Davis Mayor Dan Wolk — rather than their board colleague, Supervisor Don Saylor — in the 2016 race for the Assembly District 4 seat. All three county supervisors are Democrats, as is Wolk. “I have worked closely with Dan Wolk, and I know […]

Putah Creek Council seeks plant nursery volunteers

Looking for something to do outdoors that benefits the environment? Putah Creek Council has the answer — a habitat restoration project that eventually will provide food, shelter and cover to native wildlife, improve water quality and enhance aesthetics for creek visitors. Volunteers are needed to help grow and maintain native plants at the Cal Fire […]

Baby discovered in hot car at Target

Davis police are investigating an incident in which an infant was left in a hot car Monday in the Target parking lot. Lt. Ton Phan said officers were summoned to the Second Street store at about 3:30 p.m. after a family heard a baby crying in a nearby car and saw the 9-month-old girl still strapped […]

Growing Rocky fire prompts Yolo County evacuations

Authorities evacuated several remote Yolo County recreational areas over the weekend as fire crews continued to battle the rapidly growing Rocky fire to the west. The nearly week-old blaze had spread to about 65,000 acres as of this morning and was reported to be 12 percent contained even as it crossed Highway 20 in multiple […]

Florida man arrested, tried to carjack unmarked police car

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police in St. Petersburg say a man who tried to carjack an unmarked police car was surprised by two detectives, who arrested him after he tried to run. A St. Petersburg police report said the undercover detectives were sitting in their vehicle last week when 27-year-old Dominique Albert of the […]

Bob Dunning: This should be a 15-yard penalty

Being a huge college football fan, especially of the Pac-12, I was thrilled to receive an email detailing the fact that tickets remain for all seven of Stanford’s home football games. And trust me, there is nothing like a football game on a Saturday afternoon on the Stanford campus. People tailgating, eucalyptus in the air […]

Trio convicted for roles in West Sacramento shooting

A Yolo County jury has convicted three people of criminal charges related to the near-fatal shooting of a man in West Sacramento last November — an incident that authorities say was gang-related. Michael Anthony Reyes Jr., 25, faces 68 years to life in state prison after being found guilty Monday of attempted murder, assault with […]

Temple Coffee goes from farm to cup

Temple Coffee Roasters is opening a new store in Davis, showcasing the company’s expertise in seasonal batches of coffees from around the world. Their café opens Saturday, Aug. 15, on the southwest corner of Third and G streets downtown.

Founded by Sean Kohmescher in 2005, the company’s focus on hand-picked, quality coffees has made waves in the Sacramento region. As part of the growing farm-to-cup movement, all of the Temple’s coffees are single-origin from a single producer, harvested just once a year.

Picking up a handful of beans from a burlap sack, Eton Tsuno explained how the unroasted coffee beans, green and scentless, start as seeds within a cherry on a distant coffee farm.

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