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 ,

Lyon collects winter coats for those in need

Lyon Real Estate kicked off its third annual Coat Drive earlier this month, part of the company’s Lyon Cares program. Warm winter coats will be collected through Thursday, Oct. 31, for distribution to local residents in need. “Last year, we collected more than 5,500 coats and distributed them to 30 local organizations,” said Pat Shea, […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Volunteers will diagnose plant diseases

Local residents who are baffled by problems in their garden are invited to bring a plant or soil sample to the Friends of the Arboretum Plant Sale on Saturday and Sunday for a free diagnostic session with volunteers from the UC Davis Plant Disease Clinic. The community service is provided by graduate students, professors and […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Spooky theme for monthly crafts fair

More than 40 artists, artisans, musicians and creative spirits will haunt Central Park on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair, themed “Spooks, Spirits & Students.” In addition to crafts, music and refreshments, the fair features spooky stories and a table to make Day of the Dead skull pendants, […]

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

Putah Creek Council seeks new members for Stewardship Team

Putah Creek Council, a local nonprofit dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Putah Creek and its tributaries, announces its annual Stewardship Team training, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Davis. Putah Creek Council facilitates more than 70 events per year, including creek cleanup, native plant propagation and habitat […]

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

Pence Gallery: New exhibits grace the walls this fall

The Pence Gallery is launching its fall season with three new exhibits, representing a diverse array of artistic talent. In our Main Gallery, art critic DeWitt Cheng selected paintings and drawings by artists Arthur Bell, Mark Bryan, William Harsh, Chris Leib, Pierre Merkl and Michael Kerbow that feature varying levels of pictorial realism. Titled “Reality2,” […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Crisis line training sessions start soon

Community members can play a role in saving the lives of their friends and neighbors by volunteering to answer Suicide Prevention of Yolo County’s crisis line. Volunteers undergo a 36-hour training program in which they develop the skills needed to manage issues of depression, suicide, family relationship conflicts and mental illness. The fall 2013 training […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,