Judge grants delay in release of task force findings

OAKLAND — An Alameda County Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday preventing the UC Davis pepper-spray task force from releasing its report before March 16. That’s when Judge Evilio M. Grillo will hear arguments about whether details contained in the report violate a state law barring the release of police personnel […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged , ,

Vandals flood vacant Woodland apartments

Woodland police are investigating an early-morning flooding that damaged several vacant apartments Tuesday. Sgt. Steve Guthrie said officers and fire crews were summoned at 5:11 a.m. to the Redwood Manor Apartments, 132 Fifth St., where there was 1 to 2 inches of standing water in several of the ground-floor units. As firefighters removed the water, […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Origami folders will gather at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 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.

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Photography Club meets next week

Judith Monroe, a mixed-media artist with a background in traditional and alternative process photographic techniques, will be the speaker at this month’s meeting of the Davis Photography Club. The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Monroe has incorporated mixed media into her […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

UC Davis Arboretum celebrates 75 years

Garden goodies What: Member Appreciation Sale, open to Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Davis Botanical Society; anyone may join or renew at the gate When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, on Garrod Drive on the UC Davis campus Info: arboretum75th.ucdavis.edu By Diane Cary Over the past 75 years, […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

New exhibit at Pence Gallery plays with ‘Seeing Sound’

Recently, I read an article about a famed violinist from Germany who saw bright colors when she played specific musical passages. Diagnosed with synesthesia, where one sense involuntarily triggers a response in another sense, she saw this condition as actually improving her musical performances. While synesthesia is a relatively rare phenomenon, the idea of representing […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Share your passion for wetlands by being a docent

The Yolo Basin Foundation is recruiting volunteers to train as docents for the guided monthly tours of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Anyone with a passion for wetlands conservation and an enthusiasm for sharing this with others is invited to join the team of Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area volunteers. Current docents also are invited to […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

South Indian musicians perform Friday

South Indian classical music vocalist Sikkil Gurucharan will present a lecture-demonstration followed by a concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the TCS/Art Annex Building on the UC Davis campus. He will be accompanied by a traditional full live ensemble, featuring Lakshmi Balasubramnya on violin and Vignesh Venkataraman on percussion (mridangam). The event is sponsored […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Port of Sacramento gets $960K grant for rail loop

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, announced Tuesday that the Port of Sacramento has been awarded a grant of more than $960,000 from the Federal Railroad Administration for construction of a rail loop track that will increase freight capacity and handling efficiency. “The Port of Sacramento is a lynchpin of Northern California’s economy,” Thompson said in […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Free info night set for homeowners

Casa Verde Designs, a local source for sustainable home improvement products and services, is offering a free information night for homeowners from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. “Renovation 101 for Homeowners,” will take place at the new Casa Verde Designs showroom at Fifth Street Crossing, 912 Fifth St. in Davis. The event is designed to […]

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Bingo benefits Concilio scholarships

Looking for something fun to do on Sunday? Join the Davis Odd Fellows for their Second Sunday Bingo fundraiser and enjoy a fun-filled day of bingo with all proceeds going to the Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County. The mission of the Concilio is to provide support and assistance to low-income students in Yolo County, specifically those of […]

March 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Registration starts for Boredom Busters at UCD

Boredom Busters, a spring break program for children at UC Davis, is now taking sign-ups. The week of activities for children in kindergarten through sixth grade is offered by Youth Programs, a unit of the UCD Department of Campus Recreation. Children will familiarize themselves with the UCD campus and discover all the interactive opportunities Campus […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Project Linus gathers March 14

The Project Linus of Yolo County group will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The group makes and distributes gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans created by volunteers to provide love, warmth and security to needy children in the community. All are invited […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Children’s Summer Activity Faire planned Saturday

The city of Davis Community Services Department and the UC Davis Department of Campus Recreation will present the sixth annual Children’s Summer Activity Faire from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park. In an effort to promote summer activities in Davis, local organizations and nonprofit groups are coming together to showcase the fun […]

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