U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame shows off different style of art

Most are familiar with the type of art that is hung on a wall or placed on a mantle, but this month the Second Friday ArtAbout will look at the art of motion in design. The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St., will host a free open house reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Visitors […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Student role models honored by Rotary

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently honored 10 Davis, Da Vinci and King high school students as Students of the Month for March. They are: * Tsetsen Anuurad, nominated by world language teacher Naoko McHale, who wrote, “Tsetsen is an amazing student. She is fluent in four languages — English, Mongolian, French and Japanese. She is […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New Hansen Family Center increases health care services in Woodland

CommuniCare Health Centers will open its new Hansen Family Health Center on Tuesday, March 18, at 215 W. Beamer St. (at the corner of Cottonwood Street). The facility is named in honor of Dr. Bob and Suzanne Hansen, longtime Woodland residents and supporters of CommuniCare. The new 21,010-square-foot Hansen Family Health Center replaces the two […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Life in the slow lane: What would an ‘electronics detox’ look like?

“No, I’m not going to do it. You’re so mean.” Would your children be this upset if you asked them to give up their electronic devices? Mine were. And no, my kids weren’t on electronics all day; they had one hour each day on weekdays, and two hours on weekends. Although that seemed reasonable, the […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Cabrillo membership dinner boosts scholarships

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host its yearly Sopas de Carne membership dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. A raffle and silent auction will benefit the Cabrillo scholarship fund. New this year is the Big Money Reverse Raffle; […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New sources sought for scents, flavors

Fresh banana, a waft of flowers, blueberry: the scents in Shota Atsumi’s laboratory in the UC Davis department of chemistry are a little sweeter than most. That’s because Atsumi and his team are engineering bacteria to make esters — molecules widely used as scents and flavorings, and also as basic feedstock for chemical processes from […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Wine-tasting benefits Da Vinci Charter Academy

All are welcome to join the Da Vinci Charter Academy community as it celebrates its 10th year with a wine-tasting and auction from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Guests will enjoy wines and appetizers while they browse the silent auction items and enjoy a […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

AFS says thanks to local host mom

Each March, AFS-USA celebrates Host Family Appreciation Month. The international high school student exchange organization extends thanks to Katie True of Davis, who opened her home to Alongkorn, aka Frank, from Thailand last September. True and Frank have experienced much since he arrived earlier this school year, including trips to Yosemite and Disneyland. They also have […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Potluck Seder set for April 15

Congregation Bet Haverim will host its Community Potluck Seder on Tuesday, April 15, in the Social Hall at CBH, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the Seder begins at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite Passover main dish, side dish or dessert to the Seder (enough to serve eight to 10 people). […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

After hazing-related deaths, fraternity eliminates tradition of pledging

By Ian Lovett TEMPE, Ariz. — After a string of injuries and deaths at its fraternity houses, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, one of the largest fraternities in the country, said it would no longer permit “pledging” as part of its initiation process for undergraduates seeking to join the organization, and would instead offer new brothers full […]

March 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

California’s drought-prone pattern forcing farmers to adapt

By Carolyn Lochhead Shawn Coburn farms land that holds senior water rights to the giant Central Valley Project, rights that usually assure him water. Not this year. He already has decided to let his pomegranates die, abandon alfalfa and cut his tomato crop by half. He may not plant any row crops if the state […]

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

Ukraine’s Crimea seeks to become independent state

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Crimean parliament voted Tuesday that the Black Sea peninsula will declare itself an independent state if its residents agree to split off from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum. Crimea’s regional legislature on Tuesday adopted a “declaration of independence of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.” The document specified that […]

March 11, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Officials may move salmon by truck

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Because of California’s lingering drought, millions of young California salmon could soon be migrating to the ocean via freeways instead of the Sacramento River. The Sacramento Bee reports state and federal wildlife officials announced a plan Monday to move hatchery-raised salmon by tanker trucks should the river and its tributaries prove inhospitable for […]

March 11, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Sales tax language must be honest

Exactly one month ago today, the Davis City Council, in deciding to put a half-cent sales tax increase to a vote of the people, adopted some strange and deceptive language to put before the voters on the June ballot. Listed as Measure O, the language states: “Shall Ordinance No. 2432, which would authorize the city […]

March 11, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,