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 logosbooks.wordpress.com. * 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 ,

Committee forms to oppose Measure O

A political action committee has been revived to oppose Measure O, the city of Davis’ proposed half-cent sales tax increase on the June 3 ballot. Organizers are Jose J. Granda and Thomas Randall. For more information, visit www.noparceltaxes.org.

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

Donate, consign or buy a bike at school’s upcoming swap

César Chávez Elementary School will host its second annual citywide Bike Swap from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 6. The school is at 1221 Anderson Road. More than 100 bikes were sold at last year’s sale — both adult and children’s models as well as several bike trailers. “Not only was this a […]

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

Malaysian leader: Plane’s disappearance deliberate

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Someone deliberately diverted Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and shut down communications with the ground, and the jetliner continued flying for six hours, Malaysia’s prime minister said Saturday. The announcement shifted the focus of the investigation to the crew and passengers on the plane, which has now been missing for more […]

March 16, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

You can help

Make a donation to Paulene Bitners and her family and leave a message of support by visiting https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/4804/paulene-bitners-family-fund

March 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,