California voters may revisit affirmative action

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The fight over affirmative action in California’s higher education system is coming back. Under a proposed constitutional amendment that passed the Senate on Thursday, voters would reconsider affirmative action programs at the University of California and California State University systems on the November ballot. SCA5 would remove certain prohibitions in place since […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ohio State names UC Irvine chancellor as president

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University trustees picked a California educator as the school’s next president Thursday, ending a search that began with the former president’s retirement following remarks critical of Roman Catholics and Southeastern Conference schools. Trustees voted unanimously in favor of UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake to become the 15th president of […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New computers purchased so Davis can join trial run for online tests

New technology that will enable Davis students to take online standardized tests is on its way to local classrooms, thanks to a vote Thursday by the Board of Education. In a special meeting Thursday afternoon, trustees approved funds for the purchase of 335 new computers. After the devices are installed, the Davis school district will […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

The Artery: Celebrate a love affair with art and artists

The Artery marks 40 years of fun, friends and artistic excellence with an anniversary celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day is an appropriate time to celebrate this love affair with art and artists. Reflecting the theme, the gallery is filled with members’ creations that are heartfelt, interesting, amazing and fun. […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For true love, layer passion fruit and chocolate

By Alison Ladman Passion fruit, chocolate and Champagne. Could there be three ingredients better suited for a holiday built around love? There are several components to this dessert, but none of them is difficult and they combine to form a most impressive and decadent dessert. Passion fruit puree generally is found in the freezer section […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nominate a young leader for new award

Emerging Davis leaders will get their moment in the spotlight, thanks to a new award created by the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club in honor of the late Jay Gerber. The longtime local businessman and Rotarian died last April at age 69. The award will recognize and honor a young leader — under age 40 — […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

California Duck Days return to Davis

As blue skies turn to gray and January turns to February, Davis is in for fowl weather.

It is time once again for California Duck Days. This annual Northern California wetlands and wildlife festival will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters. 45211 County Road 32B.

This family-oriented event is organized by Yolo Basin Foundation and hosted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Will you be my Between? App for lovers

By Youkyunk Lee SEOUL, South Korea — If ever in doubt about your guy’s commitment to a relationship, ask him if he would commit to an app. A growing number of young couples in Asia are sharing special moments in the privacy of Between, a tight networking app that links only two people. In an […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Students learn engineering through coffee

From a latte with friends to an all-night study session, students likely drink as much coffee as anyone. But this winter, UC Davis students are getting a new insight into their favorite hot drink through two new courses that use the roasting, processing and brewing of coffee to teach the principles of chemical engineering. “From […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Make a connection at Monday cafés

The city of Davis’ 7th and A Connections Café will be open on three Monday evenings in February — Feb. 3, 10 and 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. The café is an opportunity for local residents to drop in, have pleasant conversation, sit in a quiet side room with a cup of coffee to […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: Spectacular supernova sighting in the sky

By Vinita Domier A relatively bright and very rare cataclysmic stellar explosion known as a supernova was discovered on Jan. 21 in the Cigar Galaxy (M82) in the Ursa Major constellation. As supernova SN2014J is only about 12 million light years away, it is bright enough to be viewed in a small telescope by Northern […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

World religions, cultures showcased in film

The film “Arranged” — which features two women, one Muslim, one Orthodox Jewish, who meet at work and discover that they have much in common, including upcoming arranged marriages — will be screened Sunday, Feb. 9, in Davis. Based on a true story in Brooklyn, N.Y., the film will be shown at 12:30 p.m. at the Unitarian […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Poet, radio commentator is guest at Davis reading

Molly Fisk, an essayist, radio commentator and poet laureate of radio station KVMR-FM in Nevada City, will be the guest at the Poetry Night Reading Series on Thursday, Feb. 6, in Davis. The event, which celebrates the publication of Fisk’s new book, “Blow-Drying A Chicken: Observations from a Working Poet,” begins at 8 p.m. at […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Peregrine School hosts art show

Peregrine School invites community members to its winter art show, “What Does an Elephant Look Like?: Developmental Perspectives on Art,” taking place Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Peregrine Elementary School, 1909 Galileo Court, Suite C, in South Davis. In this show, viewers will see how children ages 2-12 see and represent […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,