Visiting professor talks about Andes religion

Marco Curatola, professor and director of the Andean Studies Program at Catholic University in Lima, Peru, will speak on “An Aural Religion” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at UC Davis. His talk — which will cover the ancient and traditional Andean system of beliefs, collective representations and ritual practices — will be […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Debt restructuring to save UC more than $1 billion

The University of California announced this week that it will save $1 billion over the next decade after restructuring its debt through a series of bond sales. Through the sale of taxable and tax-exempt bonds, UC restructured $2.39 billion in debt. The sales began Sept. 23 in New York and were expected to end Wednesday. UC […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Libraries to cut hours for training

All branches of the Yolo County Library will have shortened hours on Mondays, Oct. 14 and 28, so staff may attend systemwide training. Branches will be open on those days only from 2 to 6 p.m. if the branch is normally open on Mondays, including the Stephens Branch Library at 315 E. 14th St in […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Read ‘Enrique’s Journey’ with the community

Upcoming events You do not need to have read the book to attend! English and Spanish speakers are welcome. All events are free. Refreshments will be served. * Monday, Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m.: Presentation of “Enrique’s Journey” and screening of companion film, Blanchard Room, Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis * Sunday, Oct. 20, 3-5 p.m.: Presentation and […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Research, policy are key in supporting ag, Chamber panelists say

There’s nothing new about how robust Yolo County’s agricultural economy is, yet there’s a certain buzz surrounding this “green Silicon Valley.” Speaking to Davis Chamber of Commerce members Tuesday about the future of regional agriculture were David Shabazian, senior planner for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments; Pam Marrone, founder and CEO of Marrone Bio […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Aggie Travel Fair planned Saturday

All are invited to an Aggie Adventures Travel Fair presented by the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center on campus. Guests will learn about excursions planned for 2014 while tasting wines provided by Aggie winemakers. RSVP to For more information, call 800-242-4723 […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Winters hay fire still smoldering

The embers continue to smolder at the scene of last week’s massive four-alarm hay fire in Winters, but the hay distribution business affected by the blaze is pressing on. “We’re back in business and doing our thing,” Haykingdom office manager September Ford said Tuesday, five days after the 10-acre fire destroyed an estimated 15,000 tons […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Trustees hear update on school rankings

The Davis school board will hear Associate Superintendent Clark Bryant’s annual update on the standing of local schools in the state’s Academic Performance Index and the federal Adequate Yearly Progress ranking when the trustees meet on Thursday night. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Report: Campus crime dipped in 2012

Most categories of crime at UC Davis fell or remained flat in 2012, according to statistics released by the campus on Tuesday. Down from 2011: Forcible sex offenses (18 reported), robberies (three), burglaries (55), motor vehicle theft (15), weapons violations (four), drug arrests (22) and liquor arrests (29), both at the Davis and Sacramento campuses, […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Babbitt to address endangered species event

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt will speak Friday at a UC Davis School of Law event marking the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. The daylong event at King Hall, which begins at 8 a.m., is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. The conference seeks to bring together government […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Standing In: The future of food will play out here

The staff of life, the way to a man’s (and woman’s) heart, food is our direct linkage to the Earth, it links us to our friends and families and it is a defining element of our persona. I am more likely to know if my friend is vegetarian, pescatarian, omnivore, carnivore, locavore or vegan than […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: ‘The fierce urgency of now’

Martin Luther King, speaking about the Vietnam War and inequities associated with it, said: “We are faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late.” The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Hair today might not be hair tomorrow

This is a difficult column for me to write because it addresses something that seems to be taboo in Davis: Caring too much about my appearance. In fact, my hairstylist, David Martin, and I had a talk earlier this year about my discomfort at having my hair too styled. (Even saying “hairstylist” makes me cringe a […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Radiologist speaks at breast cancer support meeting

Nicole Carbó, M.D., will discuss “Screening and Diagnostic Imaging Techniques for Breast Cancer” at a free meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14. Carbó is a diagnostic radiologist with Radiological Associates of Sacramento. She will discuss the ways various imaging procedures are used in screening for and diagnosing breast cancer. There will be time for […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,