The devastating disease Huonglongbing, or citrus greening, looms darkly over the United States, threatening to wipe out the nation’s citrus industry, whose fresh fruit alone was valued at more than $3.4 billion in 2012. Recently, however, a research team led by a UC Davis plant scientist used DNA sequencing technologies to paint a broad picture […]
The University of California this week notified the union representing about 8,300 service gardeners, food service workers and custodians that would impose its final offer after more than a year of negotiations. “Having completed all stages of the bargaining process, including state-assisted mediation and fact-finding, the university is legally entitled to implement its last proposal,” said […]
The Stephens Branch Library and International House, Davis, are collaborating to present a free program featuring the Davis Reads book project at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. The event will take place at I-House, 10 College Park. Parking is free after 5 p.m. Community members are invited to discuss Sonia Nazario’s “Enrique’s Journey” and watch […]
When my children were young, I was showing them a signed copy of a book by Ray Bradbury. I told them he was one of my favorite writers. My daughter got a puzzled look on her face as she stared at the autograph in the book. She said emphatically, “I don’t think he’s a very […]
The day on which I’m writing this (Sept. 24) happens to be the ninth anniversary of intrepid noncommercial radio station KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM on the radio dial in Davis, and http://kdrt.org worldwide. Reflecting on KDRT’s origins and Davis Media Access’ upcoming 25th anniversary leaves me with a sense of wonder and pride at what we’ve […]
By Tamar Lewin When President Obama last month announced proposals to make college more affordable, many critics focused on his plan to rate colleges based on measures like tuition, graduation rates, and the debt and earnings of graduates, and eventually to link financial aid to those ratings. Largely overlooked was a more immediate change that […]
Gopi Sundar of the International Crane Foundation will speak about “Bird Diversity in the Gangetic Floodplains of India” on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. His 7:30 p.m. presentation will be hosted by the Yolo Audubon Society, Yolo Basin Foundation and the Central Valley Bird Club. Sundar received a Ph.D. […]
Author and open water swimmer Glenda Carroll will be at The Avid Reader in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, to read from and discuss her mystery novel, “Dead in the Water.” The bookstore is at 617 Second St. In this new, fast-paced thriller set in Northern California, it is open season on […]
Soroptimist International of Greater Davis invites local residents to apply for its Women’s Opportunity Award, a scholarship given annually to a single parent and head of household who is re-entering a college or university. The Women’s Opportunity Award program helps women who are the primary bread-winners for their families by giving them the resources they […]
The city of Davis is accepting applications from residents who are interested in serving on seven local commissions: Bicycle Advisory, Finance and Budget, Human Relations, Natural Resources, Open Space and Habitat, Recreation and Park and Senior Citizens. Commissions serve as a conduit for citizen input — a way of gathering, analyzing and recommending options to […]
Mona Ruiz, the author of “Two Badges” — the story of her life as both a gangbanger and a cop — will visit local students and address the public on Thursday, Oct. 17. The book covers Ruiz’s growing affiliation with a Santa Ana gang, her life as a gang member and her transition to becoming […]
Author Katey Schultz will discuss her debut book, a series of short stories titled “Flashes of War,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis. Illuminating the intimate, human faces of war, this series of short stories by the award-winning author questions the stereotypes of modern war by bearing witness […]
Thousands of new UC Davis students filled the ARC Pavilion on Tuesday afternoon to learn what it means to be an Aggie, and meet new friends in the process.
The New Student Celebration is now an annual tradition, sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor. It introduces new students to the university and college life, and showcases “the extraordinary living and learning ahead for them,” according to a campus spokesman.
Students arrived at the event in groups, with their residence hall advisers, filling up the arena floor …
The cost of garbage collection for homeowners in Davis is about to change — and in most cases, rise — as the City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday that sets monthly trash pickup rates based on trash can size. The vote was 4-1, with Councilman Brett Lee dissenting. City leaders believe the variable rate, as […]