Volunteers sought for brain-imaging study

Volunteers ages 12 to 40 are being recruited for a brain-imaging study UC Davis researchers hope will shed light on a motivation in learning among the autistic. UCD’s MIND Institute hopes to enroll participants who are both typically developing and who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. “We are trying to better isolate the […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Bee sanctuary open house postponed to Sunday

The grand opening for the Davis Bee Sanctuary, originally planned for March 24 and then changed to Saturday, has been postponed again, to Sunday. “It’s supposed to rain hard on Saturday and be nice on Sunday,” said organizer Derek Downey, who heads the Davis Bee Collective and its newly landscaped site, the Davis Bee Sanctuary. […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ravioli Feed benefits Garamendi’s campaign

Local Democrats are welcome at Rep. John Garamendi’s Ravioli Feed fundraiser, which runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, who has represented Davis as part of the 1st Congressional District, will be a special guest. Most of Yolo County, […]

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Garamendi addresses Chamber on Tuesday

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, will be the guest speaker at Tuesday’s membership luncheon of the Davis Chamber of Commerce. He will discuss business and economic development opportunities for Davis and the region. The luncheon runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The […]

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Shakespeare Reading Group tackles ‘Richard III’

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble welcomes all comers to a reading of “Richard III” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, upstairs at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. No prior knowledge of Shakespeare is necessary, just a willingness to read, learn and play. Admission is $10 general and $8 for students. RSVPs are […]

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Autumn Sky, jazz duo featured at winery

Pop, folk and indie artist Autumn Sky will perform at Rominger West Winery’s Friday Night Live event this week. Guests are invited to enjoy wine by the glass and music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Sky, 22, plays many instruments and has won awards for […]

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Mendez brings flamenco tradition back to Davis

Kina Mendez, a flamenco singer and dancer from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, will return to Davis for a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Tickets are $13 in advance, available by calling (530) 867-1032, or $15 at the door. For more information, email [email protected] […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sinatra songs showcased at choral concert

“My Way: Songs of Frank Sinatra” is the theme of a fundraising concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, by the West Valley Chorus and the Pioneer High School Choir. In addition to the high school singers, the show features the 35-man chorus, the Davis/Vacaville/Woodland chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, directed by Ollie Brilhante. The chorus […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grad Night party needs donations

Grad Night organizers are putting out a call for donations to help make the all-night celebration for Davis’ graduating seniors a success. Items needed are boxer shorts in all sizes and a variety of fun patterns and colors; raffle prizes such as $10 to $20 gift cards; items valued from $15 to $30 to go […]

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Origami artists will gather at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email [email protected] or call (530) 753-6093.

April 01, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Student survey offers suggestions for International House

Students from the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis recently completed a survey for International House, Davis, focusing views of international students, one of I-House’s core constituents. “We seem to be doing the right things,” I-House board president Calvin Handy said, responding to the project. The students involved were Allan Alday, Deepti Kansal, Nandhini […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Jobless claims lowest in 4 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in four years, adding to evidence that the job market is strengthening. Applications for weekly unemployment benefits fell by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 359,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the fewest applicants since April 2008. […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Hirschfield lawyers revive ‘Hunt group’ murder theory

SACRAMENTO — Nearly 25 years ago, an ex-con and police informant named Ray Gonzales approached Yolo County authorities with an offer to help build a murder case against his onetime brother-in-law David Hunt. The theory was that Hunt, the half-brother of serial killer Gerald Gallego, orchestrated the Dec. 20, 1980, killings of UC Davis students […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Don’t miss Breakfast with the Bunny

Only a couple of dozen tickets remain for one of Davis’ favorite annual happenings: Breakfast with the Bunny. Tickets are $10 per person (whether for adult or child) and are available for purchase only at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Breakfast with the Bunny begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the […]

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