Moonscape

A full moon rises over the Yolo Causeway on Wednesday night, with the Sacramento skyline in the background.

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

City panel moves to save pines

In a victory for neighbors, the Davis Planning Commission voted 3-2 Wednesday to recommend that developers of the Paso Fino residential project stick more closely to a plan that would place all nine Canary Island pines in public space. Paso Fino is a proposed infill subdivision in the Wildhorse area on the old Haussler property. The Canary Island pines […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

For the record

A story in Wednesday’s edition headlined “Is Davis Ready to Go Dutch?” should have said the grade-separated crossing under discussion at Covell Boulvard and J Street is an underpass, not an overpass.

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Soroptimists welcome Wolk

Soroptimist International of Davis will host state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, at its luncheon Wednesday. Wolk, a longtime member of the club, will discuss water issues and provide other updates from her Senate district. The hourlong meeting begins at 11:45 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Members of the […]

October 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A highway runs through it: Mountain lions in So Cal face genetic decay

Cut off by freeways and human development, mountain lions in Southern California are facing a severe loss of genetic diversity, according to a new study led by UC Davis, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The study, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, represents the largest genetic sampling of mountain lions, or pumas, in Southern […]

October 14, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pajama parade, activities celebrate Homecoming

UC Davis will kick off Homecoming Weekend on Friday with the 102nd Pajamarino in downtown Davis. Pajamarino traces its roots back to 1912, when students sneaked out of their dorm rooms to meet alumni arriving on the train for Homecoming. Over the years, Pajamarino has grown into a family-friendly event engaging students, alumni and the […]

October 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD hosts Persian humanism talk

Hamid Dabashi, a professor of Iranian studies and comparative literature at Columbia University, will discuss “Why Persian humanism matters today” at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center. Dabashi will be speaking as part of the Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speakers Series, hosted by UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi. […]

October 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Genes trace red foxes’ around-the-world journey

magine attempting to trace your genetic history using only information from your mother’s side. That’s what scientists studying the evolution of the red fox had been doing for decades.

Now, UC Davis researchers have for the first time investigated ancestry across the red fox genome, including the Y chromosome, or paternal line. The data, compiled for more than 1,000 individuals from all over the world, expose some surprises about the origins, journey and evolution of the red fox, the world’s most widely distributed land carnivore.

Chicago health care exec will lead Yolo Hospice

Yolo Hospice has hired former Chicago hospice and palliative care executive Craig Dresang as its new executive director. Dresang brings more than 25 years of nonprofit management experience to his post, including 15 years as a senior leader in health care. Prior to his new role, Dresang was the vice president for community development and […]

October 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

600 programs will be represented at weekend Pre-Health Professions Fair

Leading voices in health care and some 8,000 pre-health and pre-medical students will meet at UC Davis this weekend to explore the future of health care and how students can join and influence the professions. Keynote speakers at the 12th annual UCD Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professional National Conference — the largest conference of its kind […]

October 10, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Download UC Davis Mobile app to stay informed

UC Davis now has an official smartphone app: UC Davis Mobile. Developed by the ASUCD unit Creative Media and IET for Android and iOS, the app provides all the information relevant to a student’s campus needs in one convenient location. By increasing student awareness of community events, UC Davis Mobile facilitates student participation in campus […]

October 10, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Learn how to ride a bike in Davis

Nationally certified cycling instructor Maria Tebbutt, a Davis resident, will offer a free introductory one-hour cycling skills class on Sunday, Oct. 19, at 3 p.m. at New Harmony, 3030 Cowell Blvd. in South Davis. Participants will learn about selecting safe routes and bike paths, navigating intersections and how not to get hit by cars. Basic […]

October 15, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy a ‘Bard-B-Q’ to support Davis Shakespeare Ensemble

The Davis Shakespeare Festival, which enjoyed a successful debut this summer, will hold a fundraising event called a “Bard-B-Q” on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by Davis City Councilman Lucas Frerichs and his wife Stacie. Proceeds from the event, at Shepherds Close, 732 B St. in Davis, will support plans for […]

October 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Coalition ramps up strikes on Syrian town

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition ramped up its aerial bombardment of Islamic State positions in the Syrian border town of Kobani on Thursday as the extremist group battled street by street with Kurdish forces and reportedly rushed in reinforcements from surrounding areas. The battle for the town near the Turkish border has emerged […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,