Explorit: Floating and sinking — water’s wonderful properties

Can a paper clip float on water? If you think so, why? Is it light enough, or is there another reason? If not, why not? What would cause it to sink? Let’s try an experiment to find out what happens when paperclip meets water. You will need: some paperclips, a cup or bowl of water, […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Davis Flower Arrangers plan next meeting

The Davis Flower Arrangers will meet at 7 p.m Wednesday for a spring wreath demonstration at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The speaker will be Patti Green, who designs for Beyond The Garden Gate. She will teach how to make a spring wreath using natural materials. She is a local textile artist and a […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

IMF offers Ukraine up to $18 billion in loans

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The International Monetary Fund pledged up to $18 billion in loans Thursday to prop up Ukraine’s teetering economy, and the prime minister warned that everyone is going to feel some pain from the necessary financial reforms ahead. Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced that she will run for president in […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sierra Club hosts spring potluck, movie screening

The Sierra Club Yolano Group will host its annual spring potluck dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 314 E. 14th St. in Davis. Individuals are asked to bring their favorite dish to share and — in striving to be a “zero waste” event — bring […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Interfaith group fundraiser focuses on immigration issues

You can help What: Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network fundraising dinner When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. Tickets: $30, available from Rick Gonzales at 530-758-2331 or [email protected] or at the door Info: www.yiin.org An undocumented UC Davis student will put a face on a national issue when she speaks […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fourth-quarter growth revised upward

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter, slightly more than previously estimated, as consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three years. The fourth-quarter growth rate was a bit stronger than the 2.4 percent estimate made last month, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Restaurant workers are subject of talk Sunday

A discussion of Saru Jayaraman’s book, “Behind the Kitchen Door” (Cornell University Press, 2013) will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road in Davis. Jayaraman, who launched a national restaurant workers organization after 9/11, Restaurant Opportunities Center United, tells the stories of 10 restaurant workers in cities […]

April 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cyclist killed in hit-and-run

A male cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident near Winters on the eastbound side of Putah Creek Road near Boyce Road just before 5 p.m. Wednesday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Tire tracks leading away from the scene were discovered in a nearby orchard. The vehicle may have been a SUV. […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Scandals plague Democrats in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (AP) — So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The separate investigations culminated Wednesday in the arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges that roiled the capital, leading one of Yee’s opponents in the race for […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: That raindrop keeps tormenting us

WIPE THAT FROWN OFF YOUR FACE … I don’t know about you, but I’m getting awfully tired of that city communiqué titled “Your Home Water Report” that arrives in my inbox every month … I especially can do without that frowny-faced raindrop character who is always giving me the dreadful “oh no” look as if […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Odd Fellows welcome 11 new members

Davis Odd Fellows Lodge No. 169 initiated 11 new members at its Feb. 26 meeting, attended by 50 other members of the lodge. New members — ranging in age from 24 to 77 — are Jared Favero, Rich Halen, Jo Anne Hokanson, Joel Mandel, Brian Pakpour, Jessica Sneeden, Robin Sweeney, Kent Wilken, Diana Wilkinson, Christopher […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sheriff employees recognized for years of service

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto congratulates five of his employees Tuesday, March 25, after they were recognized at a Board of Supervisors meeting for their 25 years of service. Undersheriff Tom Lopez, Capt. Larry Cecchettini and lieutenants Martin Torres, Dave Rademaker and Tina Day all were hired as line staff in 1988 and today have […]

March 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Adult School’s spring classes range from art to Zumba

The Davis Adult and Continuing Education School’s spring quarter begins Monday, but there is still time to sign up. This quarter offers new classes and returning favorites. Looking to cook healthy home meals? Instructor Dominique Blanchard will teach a class in Ethnic Vegetarian Cooking, which Blanchard describes as a “globe-trotting cooking class that will lead […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,