City unveils sign to commemorate landmark building

Before being demolished in 2000, the 1920s-era Terminal Hotel Building at the northeast corner of Second and G Streets was one of downtown Davis’ finest pieces of local history. Now, a dozen years after its demolition, Davisites can get a feel for what this corner of downtown once looked like, as several local historians have […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Ziva is a 1- to 1 1/2-year-old spayed female purebred German shepherd who’s good-natured, loves people and plays well with other dogs. Squeek is a 4-month-old spayed female dalmatian/pit terrier cross who is a typical puppy — full of fun and lots of kisses. Her mom is small so she probably will be medium in […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Touched by Science’ fundraiser supports Explorit

By Lars Anderson, Anne Hance and Lisa Justice Just over 30 years ago, three local women developed a vision for a place where people of all ages, but especially children, could experience science in exploratory, hands-on ways.  Today, that vision continues to be realized in the ongoing events, programs and exhibitions of Explorit Science Center. […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Standing In: I saw this moment coming

I saw it coming. The day the dollhouse moved out to be replaced with wall-to-wall and ceiling posters. The day the Beanie Babies found a new home in my closet. The day the posters came down to be replaced with framed photographs. I saw it coming. But I wasn’t fully prepared. I was late to […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

First Street roadwork completed; next up is Fifth

The city of Davis announces completion of road improvements on First Street, and work on the next big project — the Fifth Street corridor — will start in early to mid-October. First Street between A and G streets now features an improved street surface, additional bike lanes, upgraded sidewalk ramps for disability compliance and improved […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

Costume designer Valentyna Ribka’s name was misspelled in Wednesday’s review of the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s production of “Spamalot.” We regret the error. ____ Student Farm employee Scott Dunbar’s title was listed incorrectly in Thursday’s photo caption with the UC Davis Convocation story. We regret the error.

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrity Bartender event benefits SADVC

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to kick it off, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center has been chosen as the beneficiary of Mojo’s Lounge and Bar’s Celebrity Bartender event on Tuesday. Anna Del Castillo, bartender/owner of Bella Bartending and president of the SADVC board, will pour drinks for a cause from 6 […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Food justice expert to give free lecture in Davis

Armando Nieto of the Community Food and Justice Coalition will speak Wednesday evening about “Defining Food Justice” as part of the Yolo Farm to Every Fork event series, highlighting farm contributions and food security issues in the region. Admission is free. Nieto will speak from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Yolo County Building, 600 […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Unusual farm tour planned Sunday near Davis

A pomegranate harvest, a visit to chicken coops and orchard activities are the highlights of a tour Sunday of FARM 2.6 west of Davis. The “Chicken Coop to Orchard” event is part of the Yolo Farm to Every Fork event series, highlighting farm contributions and food security issues in the region. Visitors can learn how […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

American Red Cross is on the lookout for heroes

Do you know someone who has demonstrated an act of heroism in the last year? Now’s your chance to place him or her in the spotlight, by submitting a nomination for the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter’s Heroes Award. Heroes from Yolo, Sacramento and Placer counties will be honored at a luncheon Dec. 13 […]

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

SAT scores remain mostly stagnant

By Kimberly Hefling WASHINGTON (AP) — Scores on the SAT college entrance exam were largely stagnant for a third year, although African-American students made slight gains, the College Board said Thursday. Average scores in reading, math, and writing were the same in 2012 and 2013. Students scored an average of 496 in reading, down one […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Campus event supports sober driving

UC Davis students will enjoy a concert by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh, games, food and competitions Friday evening at “The Buzz,” an event to promote the importance of designated drivers. The event, presented by RADD, the entertainment industry’s voice for road safety, will run from 6 to 10 p.m. on the campus Quad. Students […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Study: Bay-Delta fish ‘masculinized’ by chemicals

It’s a man’s world for fish in a San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary. Silverside fish collected from an urban beach in Suisun Marsh were more masculinized, but with smaller and less healthy gonads, than were neighboring silversides swimming near a cattle ranch in the marsh, according to a new study led by UC Davis. The study, […]

September 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Babies are so human! Speaker offers new insights

“Babies Are So Human! New Insights Into Infant Brain Development and Emotional Health” is the title of Diane Evans’ presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis. Admission is free. Evans, an infant and toddler mental health specialist, will explore the relationships among infant brain […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,