UCD police investigate sexual battery report

The UC Davis Police Department has issued a crime alert about a sexual battery incident that occurred on campus this week. According to the bulletin, a woman was walking with two friends in the Segundo dorm area near Russell Boulevard at about 1 a.m. Wednesday when she was slapped on the buttocks by a man […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Veterinary pioneer Haskins dies in plane crash

Steven Carter Haskins, a UC Davis professor emeritus who helped found two veterinary medical specialities, died last week in a plane crash in eastern Arizona. He was 69. Gila County Sheriff’s Office investigators said Thursday they are awaiting the results of a DNA test before officially identifying the body found inside Haskins’ two-seat Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair III experimental […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

County names juvenile detention official

Yolo County Chief Probation Officer Brent Cardall has announced the appointment of Patrick Turturici as superintendent of juvenile detention facilities. He fills the position recently vacated by Ray Simmons, who was promoted to assistant chief probation officer. Turturici’s career in law enforcement began in 1985. Most recently, he served as the undersheriff in Lake County. […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Humanities research receives $1.7 million lift

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded UC Davis $1.725 million for humanities research over the next seven years. It will fund four three-year research initiatives allowing faculty to work collaboratively on key issues in the humanities. The initiatives will be chosen through a campus-based competition. The money will support colloquia, workshops and conferences, student […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Last chance to vote for Harper

Friday is the last chance to vote for Harper Junior High School to win a $15,000 grant from PG&E and The NEED project. Harper is among three finalists for the grant, with the recipient to be determined by public vote through 6 p.m. Friday. “The Davis community is called to support this opportunity and bring […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tips on throwing a successful tea party for Mom

This year celebrate Mother’s Day by inviting Mom as well as other close female relatives, girlfriends and their daughters to don frilly frocks and sip steaming cups of tea at a sumptuous afternoon tea party. A lavish spread of decadent sweets and springtime decor sets a festive tone, and it might even encourage guests to […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed to plant along Putah Creek

Putah Creek Council and the Solano County Water Agency are hosting two upcoming service activities along Putah Creek in Winters, to bring community members together to plant native stream-side plants, and set up irrigation to newly planted native trees and shrubs. The new plantings will help provide wildlife habitat, control erosion and improve water quality. […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn about rising sea level at Science Café

The May edition of the Science Café will feature a conversation with Andrew Thaler, who will discuss “Drown Your Town: Modeling Sea Level Rise in Your Own Back Yard” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at de Vere’s Irish Pub, 217 E St. in downtown Davis. The event, which is free and open to the […]

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

Get ready to Celebrate Davis!

The annual Celebrate Davis! festival sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce returns Thursday, May 15, to Community Park. Parking will be in short supply, so families are encouraged to arrive by bicycle. Free and secure valet bike parking will be available. Starting at 4:30 p.m., visitors will be invited to visit 100-plus vendor booths […]

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

Explorit: Ready for the Big Day of Giving

The clock is ticking, counting down to midnight on Tuesday, when Explorit and nearly 400 other nonprofit organizations in the Sacramento region will come together for a 24-hour celebration of charitable giving and the wonderful work nonprofits are doing in our community. Through the GiveLocalNow campaign, online donations made to Explorit during this Big Day […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Law students aim to right historic wrong

More than a century after a New York lawyer was denied the opportunity to practice law in California because of state laws that barred Chinese immigrants from most careers and opportunities, UC Davis law students are seeking his posthumous admission to the California State Bar. The students in the UCD School of Law Asian Pacific […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Senior Center to host CarFit event

The Davis Senior Center and Area 4 Agency on Aging will co-sponsor a CarFit event on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street, by appointment between 9:00 am and noon. Drivers 50 years of age and older can make an appointment to go through a 12-point safety checklist to determine […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Forever flowers: The staying power of flowers

By Julia Price Keeping up with what’s trending in the world is nearly a full-time job. Take a look at fashion: One minute, bell-bottoms are back in and the whole Flower Power movement feels as if it’s come back to life. But just as you’re weaving daisies through your hair, you open a magazine and […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Oakley is a 10-month to 1-year-old spayed female golden retriever/shepherd mix who has an eager-to-please attitude. She loves hanging out with people and will make a wonderful family dog. Brie is a 1- to 1 1/2-year-old spayed female Australian cattle dog/Rottweiler mix. She has the coloring of a Rottie and the size and build of a cattle dog. Brie […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,