Signs of the season

Families flocked to Central Park on Saturday morning to celebrate the harvest season and Halloween at one of Davis’ most popular events — the Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival. The morning’s fun included a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, pony rides, a costume parade and food galore, all taking place alongside the market. Here, Adrian […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sign up now for Running of the Turkeys

Whether you enjoy running or are looking for a way to work off a few extra pounds to feel less guilty about Thanksgiving dinner, the fifth annual Running of the Turkeys on Thursday, Nov. 28, is the right choice. With three divisions, the 5-kilometer run/walk is a family-friendly way to spend the holiday. The race kicks […]

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

Hear ‘War of the Worlds’ on the radio

The “Eclectic Dinosaur Show” — heard on KDRT community radio, 95.7 FM, and online at kdrt.org — will feature a replay of the original broadcast of the 1938 Orson Welles show, “The War of the Worlds,” about an invasion from Mars. The radio show airs live from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and replays on […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Grad Night tickets may be purchased online

Tickets for the 2014 Davis Grad Night celebration are stukk available for purchase online at http://groups.dcn.org/davisgradnight/tickets. The party is an all-night, drug- and alcohol-free celebration for graduates of all four Davis high schools — Davis High, Da Vinci High, King High and the Davis School for Independent Study. It will take place at Emerson Junior […]

December 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

State health care website recovering from glitches

By Victoria Colliver While the federal government’s poorly performing health care website was described in Capitol Hill hearings last week as a disaster and a train wreck, California’s online enrollment process has behaved, in comparison, like an overachiever. But it hasn’t operated without glitches. Since its debut Oct. 1, Covered California, the state’s online marketplace […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Speaker talks about keeping Latino youths out of prison

Saleem Shakir, a consultant to Yolo County’s Disproportionate Minority Contact Project, will speak from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday about ways to reduce incarceration of Latino juveniles. His talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place at a Court Watch Council meeting at the Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 503 California St. […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Parole denied in 2001 attempted murder

A Board of Parole Hearings panel denied parole last week to a former Knights Landing man convicted of attempting to kill his wife, according to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Javiad Akhtar, 54, is serving a life sentence at the California Institution for Men in Chino for the 2001 incident, when Akhtar, in violation […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Still time to RSVP for Birch Lane’s 50th birthday party

There’s still time for students, former students, teachers, retired teachers, parents and others to RSVP for Birch Lane Elementary’s 50th anniversary celebration. The event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 50th day of the current school year. People are encouraged to RSVP by Thursday to Michelle Salisbury at 530-757-5395 or [email protected] The school is […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bus trip to connect growers, buyers

Small-scale fruit and vegetable farmers from the Sacramento area and along the Interstate 80 corridor will have the opportunity to connect with buyers in the San Francisco Bay Area during a Tuesday bus tour, coordinated by the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis. “Farmers who are used to selling directly to a processor or to […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD Med Center tops region in survey

By David Ong For the 15th consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center has been selected as a Consumer Choice Award winner by the National Research Corp. The 2013-14 award recognizes a single hospital in each of 300 markets nationwide that health-care consumers choose as providing the highest-quality health care. It is based on a survey conducted […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Prof’s ChemWiki project takes on costly textbooks

The hefty college textbook, weighty in both pounds and dollars, has long been a staple of student life. But UC Davis chemistry professor Delmar Larsen is on a mission to replace textbooks with an online, open e-textbook network. Larsen’s “ChemWiki,” launched in 2008 on a shoestring budget, now nets more than 2 million visitors a month, […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

‘Nuns on the Bus’ leader to speak at UCD

Sister Simone Campbell, the executive director of Network, a national Catholic social-justice lobby, is set to deliver a free, public talk titled “We the People: The Challenging Intersection of Law & Politics” at 4 p.m. Tuesday at UC Davis. She will speak at the King Hall School of Law. In 2010, Campbell wrote the often-cited “nuns’ letter” […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Social brain development subject of Yale expert’s lecture

James McPartland, director of the Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Child Study Center at Yale University, will give a free public lecture from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the auditorium of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento. McPartland will discuss his work testing and expanding the “social motivation hypothesis of autism”: […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

NPR reporter to discuss marriage of science, news

NPR correspondent Joe Palca will deliver a talk titled “Science and News: A Marriage of Convenience,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in 1100 Social Sciences and Humanities Building at UC Davis. The lecture will be free and open to the public. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at https://joepalcaatucdavis.eventbrite.com. Palca will discuss stories he’s […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,