Food to be given to needy local residents

The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Jan. 15, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 5 to 6 p.m. at the Owendale Community, […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food and faith issues explored in church lecture series

Lutheran Church of the Incarnation will host three distinguished scholars presenting their views on food, our food system and how they intersect with the life of faith in free talks this month. Each will speak from their own scientific discipline, giving listeners a better sense of where our food comes from and the ethics of […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

ArtAbout can help maintain New Year’s resolutions

For those who made New Year’s resolutions to get fit in mind and body, the Second Friday ArtAbout allows you to keep two resolutions with one event.

You can exercise your body as you walk around downtown Davis and meander through 22 venues, and then exercise your mind as you take in the art and converse with the various artists.

Be sure to check out one of the newest venues, Davis Makerspace, which will host a documentary viewing of “The Art of Algorithms” and have samples of algorithmic/procedural art on computers. Studios 21, 26 and 29 will host painting demonstrations and works by eight different artists of the Radiate Art Collective.

Second Friday ArtAbout, a monthly self-guided artwalk, is sponsored by Davis Food Co-op and Davis Downtown and includes complimentary refreshments, opportunities to chat with featured artists, as well as live music and art demonstrations.

Talk on Latin American concert music set

Carol Hess, a professor of music at UC Davis, will present her book, “Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream,” at a free talk at noon Wednesday, Jan. 15. Her talk will be in 273 Social Science and Humanities Building at UCD. In her book, published in September by Oxford University […]

January 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Judge blocks stripping of CCSF accreditation

By Nanette Asimov City College of San Francisco’s accreditation cannot be revoked until a trial can determine whether a commission acted lawfully in deciding that the vast school was so poorly run that it should be shut down, a judge ruled last week. Closing the college of nearly 80,000 students “would be catastrophic,” San Francisco […]

January 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News

Photography Club changes site for meeting

The next meeting of the Photography Club of Davis will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in Sequoia Room at the Hallmark Inn, 110 F St. in downtown Davis. This is a change from the previously announced venue — the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library. This meeting will include a photo critique […]

January 10, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

All invited to Davis Science Café

“Balls and Springs and Quantum Things: Computational Chemistry and Molecules Made by Trees” is the subject of the next Science Café in Davis. The gathering — at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis — will feature a conversation with Dean Tantillo, a professor of chemistry at UC Davis. […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sutter winter qigong classes start next week

The 10-week winter session of qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begins Monday, Jan. 13, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1404 Fifth St. All classes meet on Mondays. “Yin Yang Medical Qigong” runs from 5 to 6 p.m. and “Qigong to Relax and Renew” runs from 6 to 7 p.m. Space is limited. The […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Iranian studies scholar to speak at UCD

“Why Persian Humanism Matters Today” will be the topic of a lecture by Hamid Dabashi, a Columbia University professor of Iranian studies, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Free and open to the public, the event is part of the UC Davis Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series, hosted […]

January 10, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Human rights panel discussion set for Jan. 16

Four activists will join a free public panel discussion titled “Revisiting the Pedagogy of the Oppressed” from 7  to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, in 1002 Giedt Hall at UC Davis. According to a news release, set to take part are: * Omar Barghout, a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic […]

January 12, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Linux Users’ Group celebrates 15 years

On Monday, Jan. 20, the Linux Users’ Group of Davis will celebrate its 15th anniversary with free pizza, cake and a prize drawing. The group also will welcome John Mark Walker, Gluster community leader at Red Hat Inc. “GlusterFS” is an open source, distributed file system capable of scaling to several petabytes and handling thousands of clients. The […]

January 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Saving Explorit, on ‘Davisville’

Lars Anderson, board president and interim executive director of Explorit Science Center, discusses how the Davis nonprofit plans to recover financially on the current edition of “Davisville.” Explorit’s board realized in 2013 that it would have to close this winter if it did not solve financial problems that dated back to the start of the […]

January 08, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Accident kills pedestrian, snarls traffic

A pedestrian fatality on Highway 50 in West Sacramento this morning snarled commute traffic for several hours. The vehicle-versus-pedestrian accident occurred just east of the Interstate 80 interchange at about 6:05 a.m., several minutes after someone reported seeing a person in dark clothing walking on the right side of the highway, according to the California […]

January 07, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Lawmaker in FBI probe back at Capitol

SACRAMENTO (AP) — An embattled state senator said Monday that he intends to keep working with his fellow lawmakers despite an ongoing federal corruption investigation and a bitter finger-pointing exchange with Senate leaders. No charges have been filed against Democrat Ron Calderon of Montebello, who again denied wrongdoing in brief comments to reporters after the […]

January 07, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,