John Munn campaign finance pdf

Click to view John Munn’s campaign finance report: John Munn for Davis City Council 2014 (460 – Pre-Election, 03-17-14) Filed 03-24-14

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

Why do zebras have stripes? Flies, say researchers

Why zebras have black and white stripes is a question that has intrigued scientists and spectators for centuries. A research team led by the UC Davis has now examined this riddle systematically. In a paper published Monday in the online journal Nature Communications, scientists found that biting flies, including horseflies and tsetse flies, are the […]

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

Fiddling After 40: Staying young through music

On a rainy Saturday morning, the lofted room filled with the miscellaneous notes of stringed instruments being tuned and the voices of eager players.

One cellist sits, with the face of a model student, back straight and instrument ready, face fixed on the director. Nervous fingers play across the strings and tuning knobs of the cello next to her. In the back, viola players chatter.

“OK, I’m in tune. Anybody want to use my tuner?” director Sue MacDonald calls to the group.

Autism experts to discuss research advances

UC Davis autism researchers Sally J. Rogers and Judy Van de Water will present a free public talk on clinical and research advances in autism spectrum disorder from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the UC Davis MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Rogers, a professor in the department of psychiatry […]

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

Grad Night needs sponsors, donors

Davis Grad Night 2014 is looking for sponsors to support this year’s big year-end event celebrating Davis’ high school graduates. Donors receive a variety of publicity, and much gratitude, for their financial support of this treasured Davis tradition. “We invite you to be a bronze-level sponsor at the $100-plus level on up to a platinum-level […]

May 22, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Study: Male-dominated societies are not more violent

Conventional wisdom and scientific arguments have claimed that societies with more men than women, such as China, will become more violent, but a UC Davis  study has found that a male-biased sex ratio does not lead to more crime. Rates of rape, sexual assault and homicide are actually lower in societies with more men than […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sign up for Peregrine School’s summer camps

Registration is now open for Peregrine School’s wide assortment of summer camps for students in grades K-6. Camps will include a daily family-style lunch, cooking activities with the school chef and visits from teachers of music, dance and yoga. Is your child interested in bugs, snakes or amphibians? Enroll him or her in “Bugs!” (June […]

June 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Panel discusses upcoming state and local water issues

Local and state leaders held a panel discussion to discuss the future of the state’s water supply and its relationship to Yolo County at a Davis meeting Monday night. About 100 people attended the public forum, titled “Enough to Go Around — Sustainable Water Policy for California and Yolo County,” filling a room at the […]

April 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Study: High rents make housing unaffordable for many in Yolo

In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair-market rent in Yolo County, renters need to earn $21.23 per hour, a study released Monday reports. “Out of Reach 2014″ was jointly released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a Washington, D.C.-based research and advocacy organization, and the California Coalition for Rural Housing. The […]

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

Master Gardeners share tips at free workshops Saturday

Master Gardeners will lead four free workshops Saturday at Woodland Community College’s Horticulture Garden, in conjunction with the college’s spring plant sale. WCC is at 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. On the agenda are: * Wise Gardeners Use Water-Wise Plants, 9-9:30 a.m., Room 402, taught by Leslie Olaya. Learn to add plants to your garden that make […]

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

Chávez Bike Swap benefits sellers, donors and buyers

Bicyclists from throughout the community are invited to attend the second annual César Chávez Bike Swap, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the elementary school, 1221 Anderson Road. “This is turning into a true community event as more bike supporters are joining the effort,” says organizer Jill Bonner. “The city of Davis Street […]

April 03, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

U.S. students strong at problem-solving, but trail other nations

By Motoko Rich Fifteen-year-olds in the United States scored above the average of those in the developed world on exams assessing problem-solving skills, but they trailed several countries in Asia and Europe as well as Canada, according to international standardized tests results being released on Tuesday. The American students who took the problem-solving tests in […]

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

$15 wage law on ‘Davisville’

This spring, Raise the Wage Davis is collecting signatures for a November city ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage in Davis to $15 per hour on Jan. 1, 2016. On the current edition of the KDRT radio show “Davisville,” Neil Ruud, volunteer coordinator for the group, discusses their reasons, plans and why they chose […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Six gardens on display at gallery’s annual tour

The Pence Gallery will celebrate its 23rd annual Garden Tour on Sunday, May 4, from noon to 5 p.m., where visitors will enjoy a picturesque look into six spectacular gardens in the rural and semi-rural areas of North Davis, including North Davis Farms. The tour allows visitors to gain ideas for new landscaping, chat with […]

April 02, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,