Hallmark Inn named Business of the Year

Pay tribute What: Davis Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award presentation When: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets: $20 for Chamber members, $30 for nonmembers, available at davischamber.com or 530-756-5160 The three Youmans brothers and their father meet once a week to discuss the family business: the […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Don’t balk, sign up for ‘Chicken Skool’

Proving the adage it’s never too late the learn, Davis Farm to School has opened “Chicken Skool” this month in conjunction with Tour de Cluck. All talks are free and open to the public. The monthlong series kicks off from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, with “The Reinvention of the Chicken Coop” at […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Author to sign copies of Miller biography

California author Arthur Hoyle will discuss and sign his recently published biography of iconic American writer Henry Miller on Saturday, May 24, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Called “the best book ever written about my father” by Miller’s son Tony, “The Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur” recounts […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Breast cancer program set May 12

A breast cancer “open door” educational meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. Sandy Borowsky, M.D., will present “Not All Breast Cancer Is Dangerous.” He is an associate professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at the UC Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more […]

May 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Renowned death penalty foe to speak at UC Davis

Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun and a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, will speak at UC Davis on Thursday, May 8. Her talk will start at 7 p.m. in 198 Young Hall and is sponsored by The Belfry, the university’s Lutheran and Episcopal Campus Ministry. Additionally, The Belfry will […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Smart cycling classes for kids canceled

The city of Davis “Smart Cycling” classes scheduled for May have been canceled due to low enrollment. The four-week program for children in grades 3-6 was scheduled to start next week at Birch Lane and Montgomery elementary schools. For more information, call the city of Davis at 530-757-5626.

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

For the record

Wednesday’s column by Tanya Perez, “Oh, say can UC? Probably not, if you go to DHS,” had a statistical error. The Los Angeles Times’ story did not indicate that incoming freshman classes at UC Berkeley and UCLA were composed of one-fifth and one-sixth Californians, respectively. The online version of the story has been changed. Perez […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Zenployment: Pursuing new passions at work

By Chelle Cordero Creators.com Traditionally, retirement is the time when the drudgery of the 9-to-5 routine ends, days are spent in relaxation, couples travel and grandparents watch their grandchildren play. Retirees now have the time to indulge in favorite hobbies and pastimes. Ideally, that is. Plans sometimes change. Finances may necessitate an income to supplement a […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Help Harper with its big idea

I’ll get right to the point. PG&E solicited applications for a $15,000 grant to schools for “Big Ideas” through its partnership with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. The good news is that Davis’ own Harper Junior High School is one of three finalists to receive this grant. But — and this is where […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

String theory examined at UCD talk

John Schwarz, a founding father of string theory, the leading candidate for a physical “theory of everything,” will speak from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in 1002 Giedt Hall at UC Davis. Schwarz will give a historical overview of string theory’s successes and discuss the problems that it has yet to overcome. Admission to […]

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See tiny insect at museum’s Moth-ers Day celebration

The Bohart Museum of Entomology is planning its fifth annual Moth-er’s Day celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in Room 1124 of Academic Surge on Crocker Lane on the UC Davis campus. The event is free and open to the public. “We will be celebrating the diversity of moths and making moth-inspired […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sierra Club leaders will gather May 8

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the home of Alan Pryor, 2736 Brentwood Place in Davis. The agenda will include updates and discussions of litigation surrounding the proposed wind turbine at the Bogle Winery in Clarksburg, the proposed Berryessa-Snow Mountain National […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Measure P supporters will be at market

Citizens for Clean Reliable Affordable Water will be tabling in favor of Measure P at the Farmers Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is held in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Measure P, which is on the June 3 ballot, asks voters to overturn Davis’ current water rate structure. Lawn […]

May 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

McPherson to sign copies of new thriller on May 9

Meet the author Who: Catriona McPherson, presenting her new book, “The Day She Died” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9 Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Scottish-born novelist Catriona McPherson, who has lived in the Davis area for the past four years, will celebrate the release of her newest book, “The Day She Died,” […]

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