Food Bank hosts classes at its demonstration garden

Free gardening workshops sponsored by the Food Bank of Yolo County are planned this month and next at the Food Bank, 1244 Fortna Ave. in Woodland. Leaders of the Food Bank are committed to empowering community members to grow their own food. “We have a demonstration garden at the Food Bank which will be featured […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Talk set Thursday on Jewish atonement

Naomi Janowitz, a professor of religious studies at UC Davis, will talk about “Jewish Atonement from Leviticus to Freud” this week at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. Her talk at 7 p.m. Thursday is part of the synagogue’s Jubilee Year Lifelong Learning series. Janowitz’s areas of interest are Judaism in the Greco-Roman context, Hellenistic […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Enjoy a cappella music Saturday at Luigi’s

Coming from across the pond by popular demand, Out of the Blue, Oxford University’s premier all-male a cappella group, is back in town for a free show at 8 p.m. Saturday with The Spokes at Luigi’s Pizza, 213 E St. in downtown Davis. The Spokes, an all-female a cappella group from UC Davis, co-hosted a […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Talk will showcase Galapagos Islands photos

Rob Floerke will present his stunning photographs of the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands and discuss his most recent trip there as part of Flyway Nights, Yolo Basin Foundation’s public lecture series. His talk will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the state Department of Fish and Game’s Yolo Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 Chiles […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Paws for thought: Your pets need dental care, too

Humans have been cleaning their teeth in various ways since 3000 B.C., but it wasn’t until after World War II that Americans routinely brushed their teeth. Soldiers were required to brush their teeth daily, and they brought the habit home with them. What about your pet? The American Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

For Japanese quake victims, Davis songwriter is their ‘rising sun’

One year ago, Tracy Kaplan was watching her television, overwhelmed by the flood of images streaming into her living room from the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami: the initial gritty video of the earthquake shocks, the wall of water that swept away towns in seconds and finally, the rescue workers, both Japanese and […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Bands fill the air with music at Picnic in the Park

A complete slate of live music has been announced for the 2012 season of Picnic in the Park, which begins Wednesday. The fun runs from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, through Oct. 24. The concerts are sponsored by the Davis Food Co-op. March 21: Blue Blazes, rockabilly and blues […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Police ask protesters to leave Central Park

Occupy protesters taking part in actions again Monsanto took down tents in Central Park early Saturday after being warned by police that they could be cited for violating a ban on camping there. Between midnight and 1 p.m., police asked about 15 protesters to pack up, said Josh Jones of Davis, a 45-year-old systems designer who […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged , ,

Emerson carnival to return in April

The Emerson Junior High School PTA is bringing the carnival back to town. Scheduled for April 19-22 at Cannery Park in Davis, the carnival will feature popular rides like the Zipper, Century Wheel and Cliff Hanger, as well as games and food. Tickets are $20 for a daily pass good for unlimited rides and all […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis team wins robotics competition

Returning champions in any competition are usually the team to beat, and Davis students participating in this weekend’s FIRST robotics competition at UC Davis certainly were no exception.

Facing 49 other teams in a battle of basketball-playing robots, the Citrus Circuits team made up of Da Vinci High, Davis High and Holmes Junior High students were pretty confident about their robot. As it turned out, they had good reason.

After an early loss on Friday — when the two other robots in their alliance malfunctioned and Davis still nearly beat a three-robot opponent all on their own — Citrus Circuits proved unbeatable.

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Blaming Occupy protests, U.S. Bank shuts campus branch

U.S. Bank has closed its Memorial Union branch and terminated a contract worth millions of dollars to UC Davis because of Occupy protests. Both U.S. Bank and the university have traded accusations that the other has not held up its end of the deal since the daily protests began taking place in January. Meanwhile, protesters […]

Alaska’s largest city eyes snow record

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A near-record snowfall this winter has buried Anchorage neighborhoods, turning streets into snow-walled canyons and even collapsing some roofs. But some residents are hoping for more, at least another 3.3 inches. Then they could say they made it through the winter when the nearly 60-year record of 132.6 inches was broken. […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sneeze causes accident that knocks out power

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — A sneezing driver is to blame for a power outage in Winona. Police say Travers DeWitte inadvertently stepped on the gas when a sneeze erupted, sending his vehicle across an intersection, up a curb and into a guy wire attached to a power pole. The crash snapped the cable, which flew […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council to reconsider West Sac intake for surface water project

The Davis City Council continues to look at ways to reduce the price of the surface water project, now that the project is on hold until November when locals likely will decide its fate through a public vote. At the City Council meeting on Tuesday, city staff will ask the council approve a motion that […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,