$1.64 billion in donations a new UC record

The University of California hauled in a record $1.64 billion in private donations during the 2012-13 fiscal year — the third year in a row the system has amassed more than $1.5 billion. Nearly 300,000 donors made gifts to UC, according to a report released earlier this week. Daniel Dooley, senior vice president for external […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Wreath-making workshop canceled

The Yolo County Master Gardeners’ wreath-making workshop that was scheduled for Dec. 14 at Woodland Community College has been canceled. For more information about gardening workshops scheduled for January through June, call the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners office at 530-666-8143.

November 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Mazet elected to Institute of Medicine

Jonna Mazet, a professor of epidemiology and disease ecology and director of the Wildlife Health Center and One Health Institute at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one the nation’s highest honors in health and medicine. To address global health challenges, Mazet employs a One Health approach, […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Stories come alive for babies and tots

The Stephens Branch library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, offers multiple opportunities each week for moms and dads to introduce their young children to books and stories. All of the sessions are free. Hug-A-Bye Baby storytime meets at 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays for families with babies from birth through age 1. Mother Goose on the […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis brings together experts for first Farm Hack

There’s an event underway in Davis this weekend that could become the start of the next big agricultural innovation — to the benefit of farmers far and wide. Referred to as Farm Hack, the event will take place at Glide Ranch, 35366 Russell Blvd., on Friday and Saturday. It’s intended to provide a venue for […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Full cycling Saturday puts focus on women

Some of the top female bike racers in the nation will discuss “Establishing Equity in Women’s Professional Cycling” during a special presentation Saturday in Davis jointly sponsored by the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame and the Women’s Cycling Association.

Part of the weekend festivities surrounding the induction of four new Hall of Famers, the women’s program will feature Robin Farina, president of the Women’s Cycling Association; Alison Tetrick, an Energy Twenty16 professional team member; Olivia Dillon, a pro with the NOW and Novartis for MS team; Tayler Wiles of Specialized/Lululemon cycling; and Emily Kachorek, a pro with Vanderkitten.

The free program begins at 9:30 a.m. …

Explorit: ‘Beautiful World’ blooms with help from T.J. Maxx

Explorit Science Center is thrilled to receive a foundation grant from the TJX Companies and the TJX Foundation, celebrating the grand opening of Davis’s new T.J. Maxx store. This grant will provide continued support for Explorit’s current exhibition, “Beautiful World: Science and Art.” The “Beautiful World” exhibition is open to the public Saturdays, Sundays and […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

King High student joins Rotary honorees

Cshamiya Deary, a student at King High School, also was honored last month by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis as a Student of the Month. Nominated by the King High staff, Deary “is the clearest model of determination possible,” the staff wrote. “Her picture is right there next to the word ‘determination’ in the […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Creative Women’s Circle meets Saturday

The Creative Women’s Circle will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1001 Cypress Lane in Davis. Members will discuss their show in February, the calendar for the coming year and the Christmas meeting. For more information, call Phyllis at 530-601-6401.

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Friends hear about legislative successes

Two members of the Friends Committee on Legislation of California will speak Sunday in Davis about the achievements of the 2013 legislative year and the prospects for 2014. Kevan Insko and Jim Lindburg will speak at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Davis Friends Meeting House, 345 L St. The public is welcome; refreshments will be […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Veterans plan an Aggie tailgate party Saturday

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the UC Davis Student Veterans will gather for a tailgate party starting at 1 p.m. Saturday outside Aggie Stadium. This is the final home Aggie football game of the season. All VFW post members, student veterans, veterans, current military members and their families are invited […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Texas university’s race admissions policy debated in federal court

By Manny Fernandez AUSTIN, Texas — An affirmative-action program at the University of Texas at Austin that takes applicants’ race into account was unnecessary because the campus had achieved a “critical mass” of minority students, lawyers for the white applicant who sued the university told a federal appeals court here on Wednesday in a case […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Santa Cruz students report party druggings

By Stephanie M. Lee SAN FRANCISCO — Three female students at UC Santa Cruz have told police this month that their drinks were spiked with drugs at parties, and one of them said she was sexually assaulted, university police said. Police are investigating the reports and on Tuesday sent out a campuswide bulletin warning students […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fundraisers benefit typhoon relief

Davis residents have two opportunities this weekend to help survivors of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Davis-Yolo County Filipinos, under the leadership of former Davis Mayor Ruth Asmundson, are organizing a Filipino luncheon buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the St. James Catholic Church Memorial Center, 1275 […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,