Men’s Talk Circle meets March 12

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle will be Wednesday, March 12, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. All men ages 18 years and older are welcome; admission to these monthly events is free. “We know there is great benefit from talk that is structured and safe, allowing men […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Play bingo to help ALS sufferers

The ALS Association’s Greater Sacramento Chapter is the recipient of the Odd Fellows’ next Second Sunday bingo fundraiser, planned for Sunday, March 9. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The ALS Association is the national […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Norton featured at Poetry Night event

Camille Norton, an award-winning poet and professor of English at the University of the Pacific, will be the guest at Thursday’s Poetry Night Reading Series. It begins at 8 p.m. at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. In 2004, Norton’s book, “Corruption,” won the National Poetry Series Award, and in 2010, […]

March 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Save-A-Life Saturday at Farmers Market

March is Red Cross Month, and representatives from the American Red Cross Capital Region will visit Davis as part of its Save-A-Life Saturdays. The annual tradition offers free hands-only CPR training sessions and automated external defibrillator demonstrations. The Save-A-Life crew will be at the Davis Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Prof to speak on reversing hearing loss

Stanford University professor Stefan Heller will give a free talk at 10 a.m. Saturday about the strides he and his colleagues have made toward cures for hearing loss. The talk will take place at Avalon Hearing Center, 1260 Fulton Ave, Suite B, in Sacramento, and is hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of Sacramento. It […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Attack on China train station leaves 33 dead

BEIJING (AP) — More than 10 knife-wielding attackers slashed people at a train station in a southwestern city in what authorities called a terrorist attack by ethnic separatists in western China, and police fatally shot four of the assailants, leaving 33 people dead and 130 others wounded, state media said. The attackers, most of them […]

March 02, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Russian troops take over Ukraine’s Crimea region

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops took over the strategic Crimean peninsula Saturday without firing a shot. The newly installed government in Kiev was powerless to react, and despite calls by U.S. President Barack Obama for Russia to pull back its forces, Western governments had few options to counter Russia’s military moves. Russian President Vladimir […]

March 02, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Oink! Oink!

Davis residents came out in droves Saturday morning to celebrate Pig Day at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. The fun included a piglet petting zoo, a paint-a-piggy-bank activity, performances by the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, music, all sorts of pig-themed treats and a farmer’s breakfast as a thank-you from […]

March 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Huge gong rings as UCD breaks ground for new Shrem Museum of Art

The storm clouds parted and the sun streamed through as a crowd of 500-plus people gathered Saturday afternoon for the groundbreaking of the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis. And the sound of a huge metal gong was heard again and again during the festivities, as people took […]

March 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Marsh confession admissible, Yolo judge rules

WOODLAND — One by one, the Yolo Superior Court judge addressed the arguments for keeping a Davis murder suspect’s alleged confession out of court, from the ruse that got the teen to the police station to his mental-health history to the tactics used by officers during the five-hour interview. But none of it rendered the […]

March 02, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

School board reviews five-year strategic plan

The Davis school board held a workshop Thursday to review a proposed five-year strategic plan, prepared over the past several months by a committee of 26 community members, with help from several dozen others who participated on issue-oriented “action teams.” After hearing a presentation by the Strategic Planning Committee and related action team members, the […]

March 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: This is the board’s decision to make

Just when you thought the Crawford-Peterson volleyball war was as strange as it could get, things got even stranger. After meeting once again in closed session — are we surprised? — last Thursday night, the Davis school board released a statement through president Gina Daleiden. Said Daleiden: “The board has set the hearing date for […]

March 02, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Tuleyome Tales: Blue and green herons: the long and short of it

By Mary K. Hanson Two of the most common herons in the local region are the great blue heron (Ardea Herodias), the largest heron in the United States, standing about 4 feet tall with a 6-foot wingspan, and the green heron (Butorides virescens), the smallest of the herons, standing only about 18 inches tall, about […]

March 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Still time to sign up for UCD pollinator workshop

There’s still time to sign up for a pollinator gardening workshop on Saturday, March 15, by the California Center for Urban Horticulture at the UC Davis. The workshop presentations will include “the latest research about bee pollinators and how you can make your landscape more ‘pollinator friendly,’ ” said Anne Schellman, program manager. Several faculty […]

March 02, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,