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Photography Club members offer critiques

The next meeting of the Davis Photography Club will be “Critique Night” on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Member-submitted images will be shown and critiqued. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Dave Jolkovsky, club […]

Flu shots, screenings set at Davis Health Fair

Free flu shots, health screenings and lectures are all on tap for the Davis Senior Center’s annual Health Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the center, 646 A St. The public is invited to this event, co-sponsored by Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Health Medical Foundation and Yolo County Health and Human […]

Meals on Wheels celebrates 40 years of service

Meals on Wheels will commemorate 40 years of service at an afternoon celebration at Glide Ranch on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. All members of the community are invited to join the agency’s staff members, board members and volunteers in recognizing the contributions Meals on Wheels has made to the community. Meals on […]

UCD researchers receive grant to study college, career readiness

UC Davis researchers in education and economics have been awarded nearly $5 million to find out how well the state prepares K-12 students for college and careers. The three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences will fund a research team led by Michal Kurlaender, an associate professor in the School […]

Scouts will host free family fun

All are welcome to enjoy an evening of free family fun from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Central Park, hosted by the Yolo District Friends of Scouting. Highlights include the Pinewood Derby and district finals championship, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, a cake walk, Scout displays and a screening of “The LEGO […]

UCD law professor appointed to U.N. cultural rights post

Karima Bennoune, a UC Davis School of Law professor, has been appointed as special rapporteur in the field of cultural rights to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the U.N.’s top human rights body. In this role, Bennoune will make official visits to countries; observe and report on the promotion and protection of cultural rights […]

Carnival teaches kids to be ‘upstanders’

At some time, every kid becomes a bystander — someone who witnesses bullying but doesn’t get involved out of fear or lack of knowing what to do. But that child can be an “upstander” instead — the person who knows what’s happening is wrong and does something to make things right. It takes courage to […]

Flooded South Carolina faces long recovery

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina was expecting sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it will still take weeks for the state to return to normal after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm. Even as the rain tapered off, officials warned of the likelihood of new evacuations — such as one ordered Monday afternoon […]

Vet students host pet adoption event on Sunday

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will host its second annual pet adoption event in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation on Sunday at Central Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This multi-species adoptathon will feature free vaccinations and primary care for newly adopted pets and free veterinary exams and microchips for all […]

Bob Dunning: Knapp helped make Davis what it is

A DAVIS HERO LEAVES US … while I was being replaced in this spot for a few days last month, I was saddened to learn of the death of longtime Davis resident Dick Knapp, a kind and dedicated man who made this town a better place in a million different ways … he was a […]

Davis murder suspects enter not-guilty pleas

WOODLAND — The five suspects in custody for a downtown Davis stabbing death pleaded not guilty to murder and criminal street gang charges at their first collective court appearance Monday. Two of the defendants — Carlos Biviescas, 24; and Martyn Alex Contreras, 25 — informed Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Kent O’Mara they had hired private attorneys […]

Take off to University Airport’s open house

Each year, UC Davis’ University Airport — yes, UCD has an airport! — opens its hangars so the public can see interesting airplanes, talk to pilots and get a peek at aeronautical research. This year’s open house also features remote-control aircraft, antique cars and flight simulators.

The Friends of the University Airport and UCD Transportation and Parking Services are hosting the 13th annual open house between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Admission is free. Food and soft drinks will be available.

Governor signs right-to-die legislation

By Judy Lin SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday allowing terminally ill people in the nation’s most populous state to take their own lives, saying the emotionally charged bill forced him to consider “what I would want in the face of my own death.” Brown, a lifelong Catholic and former Jesuit seminarian, […]

Suspect ID’d in Highway 50 tow-truck driver fatality

The California Highway Patrol confirmed Monday it has identified a suspect in a February hit-and-run collision that killed a tow-truck driver on Highway 50. An arrest warrant on felony hit-and-run charges has been requested for Ronald Freeman Demello, a 62-year-old big-rig driver from Stockton, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Demello is suspected of […]

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