Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed

SANTA MONICA (AP) — Campus police pepper-sprayed as many as 30 demonstrators after Santa Monica College students angry over a plan to offer high-priced courses tried to push their way into a trustees meeting, authorities said. Raw video posted on the Internet Tuesday evening showed students chanting “Let us in, let us in” and “No cuts, no […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Explore local treasures at Woodland’s Museum Day

Have you ever wondered how many museums there are in Woodland? Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, you’ll have the opportunity to visit all 11 of them. Most museums will feature free admission; some will have boxes for donations. Docents will be at each location to give tours and answer questions. Brochures […]

April 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Radio-control gliders featured at Saturday events

Community members are invited to attend two Sacramento Valley Soaring Society glider events in April. The first, on Saturday, features electric gliders, which launch en masse using their electric motors. The motors automatically shut off at 200 meters, then the gliders hunt for thermals to stay aloft. The following Saturday is a thermal duration event in […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City recruits for advisory commissions

The city of Davis is looking for volunteers to serve as members of the Natural Resources Commission (one vacant seat) and Social Services Commission (two vacant seats). The deadline to apply is Friday, April 6. By serving on a city commission, residents can participate in local government and help plan Davis’ future. Commissions serve as […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

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 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

UC Davis ‘robosquirrels’ take on rattlesnakes

Robot squirrels from UC Davis are going into rattlesnake country near San Jose, continuing a research project on the interaction between squirrels and rattlesnakes. In the lab, robot squirrels have shown how squirrels signal to snakes with heat and tail flagging. Through field experiments, researchers from San Diego State University and UCD aim to learn […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yamada celebrates two Woodland women on their 100th birthdays

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, welcomed two Woodland women, Alice Lundgren and Helen Farrell, into the 8th Assembly District Century Circle in March. She joined the women at their respective birthday celebrations and presented each with a Century Circle certificate. In May 2010, Yamada, who chairs the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, launched the Century […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn Mandarin at I-House class

Nin hao! Hello! Local residents who want to learn to speak Mandarin are invited to join a class at 10 a.m. Saturdays in the Hagan Room at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Visiting Ph.D. student Yutong Wang is the instructor. The first class is free to all. No pre-registration is necessary. “If you like […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pancakes get Picnic Day off to a yummy start

A “kids eat free” pancake breakfast will kick off Picnic Day from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. The Odd Fellows will prepare pancakes with toppings, sausage, fruit and more for $5 per plate. Children under 5 will eat free. In addition to a hearty breakfast, there […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chat with Wolk Friday over coffee

Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk will meet with voters for coffee at 7 a.m. Friday at Mocha Joe’s, 417 Mace Blvd. in South Davis. Friday’s coffee is part of the candidate’s “Wake Up With Wolk” series of events. For more information on future events, or to learn about Wolk and his vision for the Davis […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sustainable garden highlights pollinators

The Arboretum is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year with festivities spotlighting the collections and gardens and thanking the community supporters who keep this wonderful place growing. In April, the Arboretum and its campus partners will feature two events promoting plants recommended for creating eco-friendly sustainable landscapes and highlighting the fascinating creatures that visit them.

With global climate change and other environmental concerns, the Arboretum’s focus on sustainable landscaping is even more crucial today.

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

School board to consider more classified layoffs

Details What: Davis Board of Education When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on cable Channel 17 and as streaming video on The Davis school board will consider the latest measure aimed at trimming the district’s $3,5 million structural deficit — a proposed resolution authorizing […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City of Davis cuts artists out of funding picture

Heidi Bekebrede knows all artists need support. Without it, she herself may never have had the opportunity to pursue a career in singing. Without it, Voice of the Wood, an educational storytelling group Bekebrede and her partner Dianna Craig formed 20 years ago, may not have gotten its start. After two decades, Voice of the Wood […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Tour Central Davis gardens on May 6 to benefit Pence Gallery

Community members who attend our annual Pence Gallery Garden Tour always enjoy the variety of plants, designs and uses of the selected gardens. This year’s tour, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6, continues to sample an area of Davis, this time Central Davis. Eight gardens were selected around the streets of […]

April 04, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,