UC argues in favor of race-conscious admissions

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California leaders weighed in on the U.S. Supreme Court case over the use of affirmative action in college admissions Monday, arguing that it’s necessary to consider race to ensure student diversity on selective campuses. UC President Mark Yudof and 10 campus chancellors filed a “friend of […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Study raises concerns about chemical in antibacterial products

A chemical common in antibacterial soap and other household items hinders heart and skeletal muscle contraction, reduces muscular strength in laboratory mice and slows swimming in fish, UC Davis researchers have found. The chemical, triclosan, is also found in deodorants, mouthwash and toothpaste, as well as in toys, bedding, clothes, carpeting and trash bags. “Triclosan […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

TALK kicks off another year of language lessons

Teach Another Language to Kids will celebrate its 20th anniversary of offering foreign language classes for youths with a kickoff party for past, current and prospective students on Tuesday, Aug. 28. TALK began in 1992 when a group of forward-thinking Davis parents created a grassroots nonprofit collective to pool their resources and create group language […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Spare the air for Tuesday

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District declared a Spare The Air advisory for Tuesday. Motorists in the region are urged to reduce driving. Car-pool to sports and recreation activities, bike or walk when possible, and postpone driving errands that can wait. Residents should avoid the use of gas-powered yard tools like lawn mowers and leaf […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly

Two hurt in Woodland beating

Woodland police are seeking the suspects in a battery that occurred early Sunday morning. Sgt. Victoria Danzl said an officer was flagged down at about 3:20 a.m. by a man suffering from a head injury. He reported that he and a friend had been beaten by multiple suspects in the 1200 block of Alice Street […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Caltrans works nights on I-80

Caltrans’ nighttime construction work to repair and resurface Interstate 80 from west of Mace Boulevard to east of Richards Boulevard in Davis will continue until late 2012. Construction work is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights along westbound I-80 and 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the eastbound lanes. Weekend construction work […]

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Save the date for College Celebration

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis will hold its 24th annual College Celebration on Friday, Oct. 5, at Freeborn Hall on campus. At the celebration, the college will present its Awards of Distinction, its highest recognitions. The 2012 honorees are Peter Moyle, faculty; Ann Evans and Brian Pacheco, alumni; Romeo Favreau, Bryan Silbermann, Kathleen […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Waldorf School tour set Thursday

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane, at 9 a.m. Thursday. Administrator Kelly Brewer will provide a general overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum. The walking tour will conclude at 10 a.m. with a question-and-answer session and refreshments. The tour is appropriate for adults only. RSVP to [email protected] with […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Art Center offers beginning sewing class

The Davis Art Center will offer a four-week beginning sewing class taught by Elaine Busch on Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 2, from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. The sewing class is designed for ages 13 through adult and will guide students through four projects which they will complete in the class sessions. The completed projects will include […]

August 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Genealogy basics covered in lecture

Researcher Karen Burney will offer basic tips on how to delve into family history at her presentation, “Beginning Genealogy,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27. Questions and refreshments will follow the presentation sponsored by the Davis Genealogy Club at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Designed for those interested in learning (or […]

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Needy residents can pick up food

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 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 […]

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Arthritis presentation set Saturday

The program for the monthly meeting Saturday of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends will be presented by Gloria Anaya and Maria Ceja, outreach representatives for the California AgrAbility Program at UC Davis. They will present the first part of their workshop, “Take the Reins: Living and Working with Arthritis on California Farms,” covering a variety […]

August 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

All abuzz at the Art Center

Derek Downey, at right, of Davis Bee Charmers beekeeping, bee removal and honey business, makes screen prints of a bee on a flower for children including, at left, 
Joanna Lim, at the Bee Creative! event Friday night at the Davis Art Center. The 
evening included honey tastings, beeswax modeling, live bees available for viewing, pollinator […]

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Taking flight

Bats’ wings are silhouetted against the twilight sky as they fly out from underneath the Yolo Causeway. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

August 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,