$10 million gift to fund UC Davis water work

UC Davis will build on its success as a center for problem-solving research on California’s critical water issues thanks to a $10 million gift to the Center for Watershed Sciences.

The gift from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation will enable the Center for Watershed Sciences — the state’s leading academic institute on water management — to expand its scientific research and public engagement capabilities on the state’s increasingly difficult water problems.

These problems include drinking water safety and reliability, flood protection, agricultural production, hydroelectric power, recreational use and the survival of salmon and other native fish species.

School district acts to help students cope with Marsh case

Three months after 16-year-old Daniel Marsh was arrested and charged with the murders of Davis residents Claudia Maupin and Oliver “Chip” Northup, all students at Davis High School received counseling Thursday on dealing with the case and media coverage of court proceedings. Marsh, who was a sophomore at the school last year — and previously […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Hoss is a 9- to 10-month-old neutered male German shepherd/Rottweiler cross who is a manageable size — not too big and not too small. He is a happy dog who gets along well with everyone and plays well with female dogs. Charlotte is a 5-year-old spayed female purebred beagle. She is extremely good-natured and plays well […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free adult AquaFit trial classes offered at SwimAmerica

SwimAmerica is launching a new adult aquatic exercise program in October. AquaFit classes will focus on cardiovascular exercise, strength and balance training, postural alignment, stress reduction, range of motion, stretching and pain management techniques and most importantly fun. “SwimAmerica’s warm-water indoor pool is the ideal depth, size and temperature for aquatic fitness training and rehabilitation,” […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC’s twist on crowdfunding inspires students

By Justin Berton University of California regents have come up with a novel approach to raising scholarship funds: have students dress in a cow suit for a week. Or swim 3 miles nonstop. Or wear a horse’s head in public. Those are just some of the adventures pledged by UC students in a novel crowdfunding […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fly Fishers will hear about salmon restoration work

Can you grow salmon on agricultural fields in the Yolo Bypass? That’s what Jacob Katz is trying to do with the Nigiri Project, and he’ll describe it at the September meeting of the Fly Fishers of Davis. The group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High School, 4000 […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tires may be recycled at landfill for free

Yolo County will host a free tire recycling event at the Yolo County Central Landfill, 44090 County Road 28H northeast of Davis, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Yolo County residents and farmers are encouraged to turn in their used passenger car, truck or tractor tires during this free event, made possible through a […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Film looks at proposed delta pipelines

“Over Troubled Waters — The Fate of California is in Your Hands,” a movie about the peripheral tunnel pipeline proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The movie investigates the proposed twin pipes […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Flu vaccine shots available now

Woodland Healthcare is offering seasonal adult and pediatric flu vaccines, by appointment only, at both the Davis and Woodland medical offices. The cost is $30, with the fee paid at time of service if not covered by insurance. Those receiving a flu shot should wear a short-sleeved shirt. To schedule an appointment at the Davis […]

December 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

The Palate Project benefits local nonprofits

Tickets are on sale now for The Palate Project, a culinary celebration benefiting the Center for Land-Based Learning and the Food Bank of Yolo County. The fundraiser — which features great food, wine and beer — is presented by Nugget Markets and hosted by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. Formerly known […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grad Night meeting set Tuesday

Davis parents are invited to learn all about Grad Night and how to be a part of it, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Grad Night is a safe and sober all-night celebratory event for graduating seniors from Davis, Da Vinci and King high schools and the Davis School […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Reduction in counselors at DHS increases college admissions work

With college admissions season gearing up, counselors at Davis High School are as busy as ever. Last year, according to one, more than half of the senior class filled out the Common Application, an online application used by more than 500 colleges. The form makes applying to multiple schools much easier for students, who only have […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Making sense of college admissions

Check it out What: “What Colleges May Not Tell You — And You Really Need to Know” featuring college admissions expert Sally Springer, author of “Admission Matters” When: 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday Where: Davis High School library, 315 W. 14th St. Info: Jennifer Creinen, [email protected] Last spring brought headlines that struck fear in the hearts of many […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Explorit: Solar calendar showcases equinox

In the northeast corner of Mace Ranch Park, nestled in between the largest, oldest oak tree and Korematsu Elementary School, is a curious sandy spiral that seems to rise naturally out of the landscape. It is artist Sam Tubiolo’s “Evidence of Life,” a conceptual art installation commissioned by the city of Davis in 2006. “Evidence […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,