Café talk aims to demystify science

Professor Jared Shaw will discuss “Chemical Tinker Toys: How to Build New Antibiotics and Other Useful Molecules” at a free Science Café at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Crepeville, 330 Third St. in downtown Davis. The Science Café aims to demystify scientific research for the general public and empower nonscientists to more comfortably and […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Animal behaviorist to give pet talks at library

Veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author Sophia Yin will visit the Stephens Branch Library in Davis twice this fall for separate speaking engagements. On Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., Dr. Yin will present “Pet Dogs, Problem Dogs and High-Performance Dogs: How the Science of Learning Can Take Your Training to a New Level.” Participants will […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Linux users to hear about search engine

The Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a presentation by Greg Lindahl, founder and chief technical officer of the search engine “blekko” ( Is it possible to build a new search engine from scratch?  This talk explains how blekko did it — a sordid tale involving a lot of venture capital, open source and Perl. […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bay Bridge construction on schedule

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than a day after the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was shut down, work on the new eastern stretch was on pace to be completed as planned early next week and commuters found alternate routes between the two cities. Traffic was moving on Friday morning, the second morning rush hour commute […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

U.S. finds itself with one Syria partner: France

PARIS (AP) — The United States found itself Friday with France as its only major partner in a potential strike against Syria, after a stunning rejection of military force in Parliament forced Britain, America’s staunchest ally, to pull out of any operation. The collapse of British support for a mission to punish Syria for allegedly […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Missing pooch back home

Lily, the mini Australian shepherd who was stolen from her Eighth Street home on Monday was returned Thursday afternoon. According to a Facebook post by Lily’s owner, the person who ended up  with the dog realized it was stolen and turned her over to Yolo County Animal Services. Police said a 23-year-old man reported that […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis man arrested for assault with deadly weapon, intent to commit rape

A Davis man was arrested Thursday by Davis police for allegedly physically and sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend earlier this week. Just after midnight Monday, police officers responded to a report of a physical fight between a man and a woman in the 2100 block of Glacier Drive in West Davis. Once the officers arrived, however, […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Not your typical high school rock band

Check it out What: Back-to-School celebration and CD release party When: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 Where: Sundstrom Hill Winery, 2744 Del Rio Place * Bring a donation of school supplies (anything from backpacks and notebooks to pens, pencils, rulers and crayons) and receive 10 percent off the price of wine by the […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Door-to-door scamming suspect identified

Davis police have identified the man accused of walking door-to-door, soliciting donations from residents for an organization that assists underprivileged youths, but then altering the payee name on personal checks and changing the amount given. The Police Department released a photo Thursday of the suspect, Anthony Maurice McCune, 28, a West Sacramento resident who’s been […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

New batch of rankings a mixed bag for Davis schools

The Davis school district got a mixed bag of news on Thursday, as the California Department of Education released the latest batch of results for the state’s Academic Performance Index, the federal government’s Adequate Yearly Progress rankings, and the results of last year’s California High School Exit Exam. On one level, the new numbers reflect […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Stromberg is one for the ages

Join the fun What: Davis High School Hall of Fame 2013 induction ceremony When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 Where: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $65 each; visit * Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of stories profiling the 2013 inductees to the Davis High School Hall of Fame. No coaching […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Is it an error, or opportunity knocking?

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN … like a number of other folks in town, I received my copy of the very excellent UC Davis Magazine in the mail last week and was stunned to find a strange yellow “post-it” note on one of the early inside pages … “OUR GOOF = YOUR GAIN,” it began […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Square Tomatoes celebrates art and invention

The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair will be moving into Central Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with a celebration of art, innovation and invention. Alongside craft vendors, ’60s rock by Ken Kemmerling and food booths will be a display of Peter Wagner’s Whymcycles and inventive crafts. The fair is showcasing vendors who invent […]

August 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

University Farm Circle hosts Newcomers Welcome Party

University Farm Circle invites new and prospective members to a Newcomers Welcome Party to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the home of Carole Plack, 39306 Spyglass Place in Davis. This informal gathering brings women of all ages together to meet new friends and learn more about this Davis […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,