Meet Sunder at three events this week

Davis school board candidate Madhavi Sunder will meet local voters at three public events this week, hosted by her team of parent volunteers. On Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon, join Sunder for kaia smoothies and snacks at 2149 Whistler Court. This meet-and-greet is hosted by Stacy Looney and Allison Chillcott. On Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pumpkin harvest, farm tour set this weekend

A pumpkin harvest and farm tour are planned Saturday at Capay Organic, 23800 State Highway 16 in Capay, hosted by Farm Fresh to You, a Community Supported Agriculture and home delivery produce service. The pumpkin harvest is just one of the many activities at the farm’s last scheduled tour of the year, which runs from […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Standing in: Don’t count unnecessary birthdays

* Editor’s note: The winners of Bob Dunning’s column contest will be featured in this space through Wednesday. Another birthday has come and gone — my 87th one, in fact, which means among other things, I am operating with antiquated and time-worn equipment. Some of that equipment is over-worn, over-tired, thinking fondly of retirement of some […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UC Davis exceeds campaign goal in a record-breaking year of giving

Donors committed $165.7 million in gifts and pledges to UC Davis during the 2013-14 fiscal year, surpassing the previous year’s total of $149.1 million and marking the eighth consecutive year that philanthropic gifts and pledges to UCD have exceeded $100 million. During the fiscal year, the university celebrated successfully concluding The Campaign for UC Davis, […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

New plans draw Paso Fino back to commission

Paso Fino, an infill development proposal in the Wildhorse subdivision, is returning to the Davis Planning Commission at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a review of two new plans for the controversial development. In doing so, the developers — Taormino & Associates — bring looming questions for the city that probably will go unresolved until the City Council […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

IMF trims global forecast

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund slightly lowered its outlook for global economic growth this year and next, mostly because of weaker expansions in Japan, Latin America and Europe. The IMF said Tuesday the global economy will grow 3.3 percent this year, one-tenth of a point below what it forecast in July. World growth […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

LED there be light: blue diode earns Nobel

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for inventing blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that has spurred the development of LED technology to light up homes, computer screens and smartphones worldwide. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and naturalized U.S. citizen Shuji Nakamura revolutionized lighting technology […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Court clears way for gay marriage expansion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled that it’s only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states. Rejecting appeals from five states seeking to preserve their bans, the Supreme Court […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Rexroad, Yolo County Republican Party caught up in FPPC violations

The Yolo County Republican Central Committee has agreed to pay a fine levied by the California Fair Political Practices Commission for laundering money during the 2010 election — money that ended up in the campaign coffers of a client of Yolo County Supervisor Matt Rexroad. Rexroad, a partner with Meridian Pacific Inc. in Sacramento, was serving at […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

International Festival celebrates ‘Unity in Diversity’

Crowds jammed Central Park on Sunday to hear music, see dance performances, marvel at exotic traditional costumes, enjoy taste treats from around the world and learn about other countries at the annual International Festival presented by International House, Davis. The theme of the event was “Unity in Diversity.”

Attendees also heard from Koen van Rompay, the founder of Sahaya International, which supports women and children in Southern India. Van Rompay is an AIDS researcher at UC Davis.

Among the more than 20 international performances that took place on stage — from drummers to dancers, singers to jugglers — was Sari Farmer, who performed a traditional Indonesian dance. Another was Zhelya, a dancer with Jodette’s Jewels of the Nile, who balanced a candelabra on her head as she performed the Saidi, an upper Egyptian folk dance.

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Elvis (No. 127344), a 7-year-old neutered male domestic short-haired white cat with one blue eye and one green eye. Also hoping for a good home is Binx (No. 128538), an 18-month-old female […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wine-tasting and auction benefit Advanced Treble Choir

Local residents can enjoy an afternoon of wine-tasting, epicurean delights, a silent auction, art and music benefiting the Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. The program begins with wine-tasting from a number of local wineries and appetizer pairings provided […]

October 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Annual Davis walk helps HIV-affected children in India

Sahaya Walks invites you to join hands and make a difference in the lives of HIV-affected children Can we make a difference in the lives of impoverished AIDS orphans on the other side of the globe? Local residents can shout a resounding “yes” by participating in the Sahaya Walks event on Sunday, Oct. 12. For […]

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