For the record

A story published Friday about Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity’s decision to eliminate its pledgeship program omitted an important word: That same year, UC Davis revoked the status of its 50-member chapter for five years, following a pair of incidents in which alcohol had been distributed to minors during fraternity functions. UCD placed the fraternity on […]

March 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Start your engines: Davis aeronautics enthusiast recognized with Hall of Fame award

Most people involved in model aeronautics would know of longtime Davisite Doug Galbreath — who recently accepted the 2013 Academy of Model Aeronautics Hall of Fame award — even though he’s not flying anymore. “I’m really (more) widely known as an engine guy,” he says. Galbreath — longtime owner of The Printer on Cowell Boulevard […]

March 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland plant sale springs up April 5

The Woodland Community College Plant Sale and Gardening Workshops  run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the college, 2300 E. Gibson Road. UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, the Woodland Community College Agriculture Department, and the Woodland High Future Farmers of America will collaborate on this event. The Master Gardeners will offer 35 varieties […]

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

Seminar helps lower overall stress

For those overwhelmed with the pressures of life, the Culture Co-op is hosting a relaxation seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at an undisclosed location. “There is a simple and easy fix to this and it is bound to help you relax, especially in these stressful times,” Culture Co-op director Sandy Holman […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Buddhist gathering set at Unitarian Universalist Church

Local Buddhists from different traditions will host Sanghafest, an inclusive Buddhist gathering, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in the main building of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road. Members of all local meditation groups, individual practitioners and interested newcomers are all welcome at this free community event. The day offers […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD plans manufacturing symposium

The UC Davis College of Engineering and the National Academy of Engineering have scheduled a free public symposium on manufacturing at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the UCD Conference Center. Speakers are set to include Dan Mote, academy president; Curtis Carlson, president and chief executive officer of SRI International; M. Allen Northrup, principal, Northrup […]

March 26, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Plants, bacteria wage immunity war

Long before nations devised complex military strategies, plants had their own built-in systems for thwarting potential attacks by disease-causing microbes. Two new players in this mutual seek-and-destroy struggle between the plant and microbial worlds have been identified by an international team of researchers, including a UC Davis plant scientist. The journal Science published the finds […]

March 20, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Photos examine Egypt through Fulbright scholar’s eyes

When professor Mary Christopher left for Egypt as a Fulbright Scholar in November 2010, she had no way of knowing she was heading into a tumultuous uprising — against poverty, rampant unemployment, government corruption and the autocratic governance of former President Hosni Mubarak — that would erupt soon after the new year. Her work, which […]

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

Paws for Thought: Some pet expenses may be tax-deductible

With April 15 fast approaching, have you considered tax rebates for pets? Although you can’t write off general pet expenses, there are tax deductions for many animal-related expenses. Food and care for animals that serve a purpose, such as barn cats that keep your premises vermin-free or a dog that guards gated property, may qualify […]

March 18, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pick up some water-wise plants at Gibson House sale

A sale of water-wise plants for the home garden in a time of drought is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. The sale will be held in conjunction with annual Arbor Day children’s activities and docent-led tours of the historic Gibson […]

March 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bookstore hosts language circles, artist, paradegoers

Several events are planned in April at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis: * La Table Française meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; the next meeting is Wednesday, April 9. For topic information, visit * Artist Jeff Granett returns to Logos Books this spring with a new […]

March 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News

Daylong tour of the delta offered April 12

Yolo Basin Foundation Executive Director Robin Kulakow and board member Marge Kolar will lead a tour titled “Exploring the Delta: Water, Farms and History” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12. This activity is part of the Gaggle of Gatherings, a yearlong series of tours, workshops and parties to raise money for the […]

March 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Speaker reveals ‘The Secrets of Sodom’

What does modern archaeology tell us about Sodom, the biblical city of sin that incurred God’s wrath? Noreen Jacks, a biblical scholar and Woodland resident, will discuss “The Secrets of Sodom: An Archaeological Exploration,” on Sunday, March 23, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Sponsored by the CBH Israel Matters Committee, the […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Film depicts Palestinians, Israelis united in struggle for justice

The community is invited to the screening of the film “My Neighbourhood” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Social Hall of Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. The film deals with what has been described as “a remarkable nonviolent struggle in the heart of the world’s most contested city.” In particular, it narrates […]

March 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,