UC’s largest union calls for strike vote

The fight between the University of California and its largest union rages on. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has called for a strike authorization vote of its 22,000 members for Oct. 28-30. The vote follows the California Public Employment and Relations Board’s decision to file an unfair labor practices charge against […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

See ‘The Lorax’ Friday in the park

“The Lorax,” an imaginative and visually spectacular animated film, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the inflatable screen in Davis’ Central Park. In the film, based on the classic Dr. Seuss tale, 12-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Author zeroes in on baby-making business

Miriam Zoll, author of the new memoir-exposé, “Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies,” will discuss risks and bioethical concerns associated with fertility treatments, including high IVF failure rates, when she visits a Davis bookstore on Sunday. She will speak at 4 p.m. at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Zoll is […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Last farm tour of the season planned this weekend

Farm Fresh To You, a local, organic Community Supported Agriculture produce delivery program, invites the public to its farm, Capay Organic, for its last regular farm tour of the year. Guests will each receive a free pumpkin while supplies last. The tour will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 23800 State Highway […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Veterans plan an Aggie tailgate party

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the UC Davis Student Veterans will gather for a tailgate party starting at 1 p.m. Saturday outside Aggie Stadium. The group will gather in Lot 56 behind the scoreboard. All military members past and present are invited to stop by for some food, drinks and […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Make a clay skull pendant Friday

All are welcome to join a Day of the Dead skull-making workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at 109 E St., next door to the John Natsoulas Gallery. Participants will enjoy the company of artists and artisans along with complimentary wine and canapes, then take home their own polymer clay “sugar” skull pendant. A […]

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Cruise-In car show season wraps up Tuesday

Classic car lovers are invited to attend the last Davis Cruise-In of the season from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Marketplace shopping center, at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in North Davis. Admission is free for all participants, and all forms of vehicles are welcome. Bring a vehicle or just come to admire […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Family Dollar grand opening postponed

The Family Dollar store ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. The store opened last week in the Westlake Shopping Center at 1260 Lake Blvd., Suite 102. The grand opening event will feature bags and drink giveaways, coupons, and special deals, an employee said.

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Documentary, talk set at Davis High School

The UC Davis Campus Book Project–Davis High School Collaborative invites the public to attend an evening with Nathalie Minya and a viewing of selections of Nicholas Kristoff’s “Half the Sky” documentary from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. The event, which is sponsored by the DHS Race and Social Justice class, will take place […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chemists win Nobel for computer modeling

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three U.S.-based scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing powerful computer models that researchers use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs. Research in the 1970s by Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel has led to programs that unveil chemical processes such as how […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Council authorizes $30 million bond for surface water project

Full speed ahead. The City Council unanimously approved the first big piece of financing Tuesday for the surface water project, giving the go-ahead to city management to issue $30 million in bonds from Wells Fargo. About $12 million will be used to pay off debt the city already has accrued for the project, while $16 […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Fluoridation decision was the right one

I should tell you that I spent part of my several days off earlier this month writing “Alan Pryor is right” 100 times on the blackboard the kids have set up in their bedroom. Yes, this would be the same Alan Pryor — the outspoken guru of the Natural Resources Commission — who has been […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Yellen expected to be tapped as Fed chief

By James Temple President Obama is expected to nominate UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve today, a move that, if approved by the Senate, would make her the first woman to lead one of the world’s most powerful financial institutions. Yellen would replace Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, who had […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Stroke survivors can learn to cook with one hand

The Stroke Support Group at the Woodland Senior Center will host a one-handed cooking demonstration at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, by Rosanna Radding, a stroke survivor. She developed her “One Hand Can Cook” workshops to help growth, independence and personal successes for other stroke survivors. Radding will share her thoughts about the challenges of […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,