Israel-bashing on UC campuses to be explored March 18

What happened at UC Davis on Feb. 27 when a talk by two young Israeli soldiers was nearly shot down by a disruptive audience? Matthew White, Northern California and Pacific Northwest campus coordinator for StandWithUs, will review this incident and similar ones on other California campuses at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18. “Anti-Semitism and Israel Bashing on […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Religion | Tagged ,

Pole Line Road Baptist Church gives parents a night out

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a Parent’s Night Out and Youth Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 16. The church, at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis, presents a fun evening for children of games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments while parents spend some time on their own. Children — infants […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Leave bees alone to do their (important) thing

Learn more * March 17: 9:30-10:30 a.m., “Common Toxic Plants of the Garden” taught by Kathy Hill, Donna Moyer and Kathy Sauvageau; 11 a.m.-noon, “Honey Bee to Native Bee — What’s Buzzing (and Pollinating) in the Garden?” taught by Gail Jankowski, Kelly McKee * April 14: 9:30-10:30 a.m., “Easy Propagation Techniques for the Home Gardener” taught by […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Slow Food Davis/UC Davis plans inaugural event

A new Slow Food chapter has come to town. In addition to long-established Slow Food Yolo, Slow Food USA announces the new Davis/UC Davis chapter. The group will bring the Slow Food movement to the university and offer low-cost food events, classes, discussions and simple gatherings to both students and community members. The Slow Food […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Cache Creek Preserve hosts program on animal tracking

Do leprechauns leave tracks? Ever wonder what you might be missing when you’re hiking around Yolo County? Come learn about Yolo County wildlife and the tracks and sign they leave at a presentation Saturday, March 17, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. The talk from 9 to 11 a.m. will include basic information on animal […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Tasty tomato seedlings featured at plant sale

Seedlings of 40 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomatos that grow well in Yolo County and have scored high in flavor at the Woodland Tomato Festival public tastings will be for sale at a gardening workshop and plant sale Saturday, March 31, in Woodland. Other vegetable seedlings as well as ornamental landscape plants and house […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kopper talks about Davis politics

Former Davis Mayor Bill Kopper will talk with Jon Li about Davis politics past, present and future on Wednesday’s edition of “What’s Going On?” on Davis Community Television, cable Channel 15. It airs from 5 to 6 p.m. Kopper was elected to the Davis City Council in 1976, and re-elected in 1980. He served as […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Brick sales benefit Hattie Weber Museum

Wednesday is the last day to order inscribed bricks for the Rose Garden Patio at the Hattie Weber Museum. Wheat-colored bricks on the patio border honor mothers, grandmothers and other exceptional women. Red bricks in the patio field honor families, individuals, organizations and individuals. Both types allow three lines of 15 letters and spaces per […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Foster parent information sessions scheduled

“Together we can help make a difference, one child at a time…” This message is the cornerstone of instruction offered to Yolo County foster, kinship and adoptive parents through Woodland Community College’s Foster and Kinship Care Education Program. It is a theme introduced to prospective foster parents and is woven into all continuing education courses […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Businesses will get tips on saving energy, and money

Davis business owners and managers can learn how to save energy — thereby saving money — at a free forum Thursday evening. The event, which runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., is presented by Yolo Energy Watch, in partnership with the library […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Chemist, mathematician win Sloan Fellowships

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded research fellowships to two assistant professors at UC Davis, one a chemist attempting to mimic how plants turn sunlight into fuel and the other a mathematician studying wave reflections from complex objects. The fellowships, worth $50,000 over two years, are given to early career scientists and scholars whose […]

March 13, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Enjoy international folk dancing at Davis Art Center

The Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. The basic format of the class is simple, warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. The class is suitable for beginning through advanced students. After […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Where the wild things are (preserved)

In an Academic Surge Building room smelling vaguely of mothballs are metal cabinets containing one of UC Davis’ hidden treasures: the 40,000-plus-specimen collection of the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology.

Founded in 1973 by Ronald Cole, the museum was created to support laboratory classes in the biology and taxonomy of birds, fish and mammals.

Under curator Andy Engilis Jr. — who fell in love with the collection as an undergraduate and returned to UCD when Cole retired — the scope of the museum has grown to include growing outreach programs, internships and research projects.

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Economy adds 227K jobs, jobless rate unchanged

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs in February to complete three of the best months of hiring since the recession ended. The unemployment rate was unchanged, largely because more people streamed into the work force. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate stayed at 8.3 percent last month, the lowest in […]

March 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,