UCD taps chief research librarian

MacKenzie Smith, an academic research library leader specializing in information technology and digital knowledge management, has been chosen to lead the University Library at UC Davis. Smith, who was chosen through a national search, will lead the library’s integration of digital resources and information technology to serve the academic community into the future. The library […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

A photo essay of Davis’ beloved city symbol

Davis and bicycles go together like toads and tunnels. We thought it would be fun to showcase some of the interesting examples of bicycle art that grace our fair town. Some you pass by daily, and others are tucked away, practically hidden from view unless you know where to look.

Although there are many more examples, these are some of our favorites.

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

UCD sues U.S. Bank for closing over protests

UC Davis filed suit Friday against U.S. Bank, alleging that the bank breached its contract by shutting down its branch after repeated Occupy sit-ins there. On March 1, U.S. Bank pulled out of a 2009 agreement, worth an estimated $3 million over 10 years, with the money earmarked for student services. Bank officials said UCD […]

Yolo County wants a few good advisers

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors invites local residents to apply for vacancies on several advisory boards and commissions. For more information or to submit an application, visit www.yolocounty.org (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office (530) 666-8195 or contact your Yolo County supervisor. Vacancies […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged

Food given to needy individuals

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, May 16, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Nugget scrip supports Yolo Community Care Continuum

Nugget Markets has partnered with Yolo Community Care Continuum to make the local nonprofit a part of the grocer’s scrip program. Participants simply get a scrip card from YCCC and use it when they shop at Nugget Markets. Up to 4 percent of the proceeds from their purchases will go to the nonprofit with no […]

August 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Entries sought in clean air calendar art contest

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District invites local students to submit artwork to the 2013 clean air calendar contest. Twelve submissions will be selected for inclusion in district’s 2013 clean air calendar, which is distributed to schools and will be available at no charge at the Yolo County Fair. The students whose work is selected will receive […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market opens Thursday

The newly rebranded Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market — located at the hospital’s entrance at 2000 Sutter Place – reopens Thursday and runs each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 29. Opening day festivities include cooking demonstrations and tastings, face time with Dinger and Sacramento River Cats players, health screenings, giveaways plus […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

UC report calls for more tolerance of protests

By Nanette Asimov BERKELEY — University of California officials dealing with student protests should “shift away from a mind set” focused on rules and regulations, and instead “recognize explicitly the historic role of civil disobedience” as a legitimate tactic, a new university report says. The analysis, presented Friday, was ordered up in November by UC President Mark Yudof after […]

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School board cuts back German 1, Chinese 1 courses to alternating years

After a long and sometimes emotional discussion, the Davis school board voted Thursday night to convert Davis High School’s long-standing debate and yearbook classes into after-school clubs rather than regular classes. Trustees also put German 1 and Chinese 1 into an alternating-year rotation, rather than offering both introductory language classes routinely every year. German 1 […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Tuleyome Tales: How the California delta happened

By Glen Holstein Fifteen thousand years ago, the land that became known as California had no delta and was in a very different world. Much of North America and Europe were covered by vast continental ice sheets. By then, people occupied most of the Eastern Hemisphere but few, if any, had yet reached the Americas. […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

UCD Asian American Film Festival starts with free screening

A free screening of “Yes, We’re Open” will kick off an Asian American Film Festival at UC Davis next week. This year’s film festival theme is “Identity: Look Beyond the Surface.” The “Yes, We’re Open” screening will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Social Sciences 1100. This is the fourth feature film collaboration between director […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Flag Day lunch, show planned at Senior Center

In honor of Flag Day next month, the Senior Citizens of Davis will host a tribute to the national flag with a special lunch and show on Tuesday, June 12. The event will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The Honeybee Trio, an award-winning group, will perform its renditions of […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Grace Valley Christian Academy opens its doors Wednesday

All are invited to Grace Valley Christian Academy’s community open house at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 27173 County Road 98, in West Davis. The evening will include a special program with information about the school, an all-student performance, classroom tours and light refreshments. Grace Valley Christian Academy is in its 14th year of educating kindergarten […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,