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Folks throughout Davis enjoyed a perfect Sunday afternoon in each other’s company as they attended an estimated 90 block parties, ice cream socials, potlucks and barbecues as part of the eighth annual Neighbors’ Night Out, a program jointly sponsored by the city of Davis and Associated Students of UC Davis. Some parties welcomed special guests, […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Holmes music assembly spotlights hundreds of student musicians

Saxophonist Kyla Leacox and other members of the sax section perform a stirring arrangement of Edvard Grieg’s “In The Hall of the Mountain King” during a music assembly Thursday at Holmes Junior High School. Student musicians entertained their classmates — and illustrated the robust breadth of the music program at their school — during two assemblies. […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Yale prof to discuss First Amendment

Yale Law School professor Akhil Amar is set to speak about “The Firstness of the First Amendment” at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the UC Davis School of Law. The event in 1001 King Hall is free and open to the public. During the fourth annual Central Valley Foundation-James B. McClatchy Lecture on the First Amendment, Amar will […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Paws for Thought: Beware the holidays!

Halloween monsters at your door, Turkey bones on the floor, Holiday gifts, chocolates too, New Year’s fireworks and jolly brew. These things may scare or sicken pets, And cause a visit to the vet’s. So, keep your critters safe and calm, A quiet room, soft music on. Halloween marks the beginning of our holiday season. […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Veterans Day BBQ raises funds for ‘Hugs From Home’

The Davis Graduate will host a Veterans Day barbecue to benefit Yolo Military Families’ “Hugs From Home” program, which sends care packages to local military personnel who are deployed around the globe. The dinner will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, on the patio at The Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. in the […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

CHP makes two DUI arrests

California Highway Patrol officers arrested two suspected impaired drivers over the weekend following separate incidents in the Davis area. Amber E. Hightower, 34, of Davis, was taken into custody at about 3:20 p.m. Friday after passing traffic that had been stopped for a construction zone on westbound Olive Drive east of Richards Boulevard, nearly colliding […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Consider native plants for the ‘new front yard’

California native plants are a great choice for the “new front yard” that features low-water, easy-care plantings. All are welcome to get a closer look at what their garden could look like during a tour of the Mary Wattis Brown Garden of Native Plants at 10 a.m. Saturday at the UC Davis Arboretum. Participants will […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Immigration workshop set at I-House

The Davis Legal Center will present a free workshop on DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — at International House, 10 College Park in Davis, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. “If you have questions, this is the presentation to come to for immigration answers,” a news release said. The Davis Legal […]

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

Davis native receives college’s Young Alumnus Award

Dr. Bobeck Modjtahedi is the recipient of this year’s UC Davis College of Biological Sciences Young Alumnus Award. Modjtahedi, the son of two graduates of the Ph.D. program in economics at UCD, was raised in Davis where he continues to have deep ties to the community and university. He completed his undergraduate degree, medical school, internal medicine internship and ophthalmology […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Try qigong for healthy digestion

Sutter Integrative Holistic Health will sponsor a three-hour workshop, “Qigong for Healthy Digestion,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Participants will learn a simple form designed by a Chinese grandmaster in collaboration with Chinese physicians. Based on the principles of Chinese medicine, this form […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

CreekSpeak lecture looks at Putah’s birds

“The Birds of Putah Creek” is the title of the final CreekSpeak lecture of the season, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Marilyn Ramenofsky will offer a look at behavior and physiological characteristics of the migratory Gambel’s sparrow, in comparison with the resident […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Santa’s helpers needed

Crisp fall air signals the coming of the holiday season, but Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery don’t wait for the change in the weather to begin preparations. The ninth annual Adopt-a-Family program is already underway. All it needs is a few perennial helpers to make it a success. Each December, members of our community […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Fibromyalgia sufferers gather on Saturday

The monthly meeting of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends will run from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Valley Health Plaza, 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. Outreach representatives for the California AgrAbility Program at UC Davis will talk about ways to cope with arthritis and fibromyalgia by participating in gentle exercises. For […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Few colleges check applicants’ social media posts

By Nanette Asimov To the teenagers who plaster their boredom, distaste for physics and bodily yearnings all over the Internet while still hoping to get into a good college, here’s a cheerful message: Admissions officers don’t Google you, hunt you down on Twitter or hack your settings on Facebook — usually. Fewer than one in […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News