Flea market Sunday at Third Space

The Davis Flea Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Third Space, 946 Olive Drive. Vintage goods as well as handmade and upcycled crafts from local vendors will be featured at the event. Sonoma band Dead Cat Hat will play their  blend of indie rock and banjo strumming […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local professor to discuss his book

Frederik L. Schodt will discuss his book, “Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in Cruess Hall (220) at UC Davis. The public is invited to the lecture that will feature photographs and drawings as award-winning author Schodt reveals the story of Risley and his acrobatic troupe that gave […]

January 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gasoline drives up wholesale prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices increased in December, pushed up by rising gasoline prices and energy costs. But overall inflation remained mild. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the producer price index, which measures costs before they reach the consumer, rose 0.4 percent last month from November. That ends three straight months of falling […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Stanford professor to talk about China

Stanford Sociology Professor Andrew Walder will give a lecture on “Rebellion and Repression in China, 1966-1971,” at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Social Science & Humanities Building (Andrews Room) at UC Davis. The public is welcome.

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School shooting witness: ‘Blood everywhere’

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — It was supposed to be like any other day. Students escaping New Mexico’s chilly temperatures congregated in the Berrendo Middle School gym before class started. Then, 13-year-old students Evan James and Kayla Koren, standing on opposite sides of the gym, heard a loud pop. When they looked up, they saw blood […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

House ready to OK government-wide $1.1T budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shunning the turmoil of recent budget clashes, Congress is ready to approve a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year, a compromise financing everything from airports to war costs and brimming with victories and setbacks for both parties. The huge bill furnishes the fine print — 1,582 pages of it — […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Garamendi: I’m not switching districts

Rep. John Garamendi briefly considered vying for the seat vacated by the surprise retirement of Rep. George Miller before deciding to stay put. “I’m not going to let people down,” said Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, on Tuesday night. “People are counting on me, whether it’s on a water issue or agriculture or the university or the […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

First 5 Yolo reports better access to care

Yolo County’s youngest children have health insurance, improved access to dental care and more fresh produce at meals, according to a recent report evaluating the effectiveness of First 5 Yolo grants.

The First 5 Yolo evaluation findings for fiscal year 2012-13, prepared by the Davis Consultant Network, documented the positive impact of $4.1 million spent last year to support programs and services benefiting infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families.

Of particular significance is that more than 96 percent of the county’s youngest children have health insurance …

English prof’s book critiques right-to-die debate

English professor Scott Cutler Shershow will talk about his new book, “Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate,” at noon Thursday, Feb. 20, in The Lounge in the UC Davis Memorial Union Store. Shershow writes that arguments both supporting and denying the right to die undermine their own unconditional concepts of human dignity and […]

February 18, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Learn about Brazilian wetlands at Yolo Audubon meeting

The public is invited to the Yolo Audubon Society’s meeting Wednesday to hear Frank Coppel of Tundra River Adventures speak about The Pantanal in South America. Coppel will present highlights from an October 2012 trip to the Pantanal. The Pantanal is the world’s largest freshwater wetland, a seasonally flooded marshy plain fed by the tributaries […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board workshop studies impact of new state budget

The Davis school board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday for a workshop session examining the local impact of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, announced earlier this month. The 2014-15 state budget reflects California’s new Local Control Funding Formula, which is a substantial change in the way the state funds local school […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Chocolate sriracha? Apricot rose? Sugar Daddies tries unusual flavors in contest

Davis ice cream shop Sugar Daddies is having a “bracketology” face-off of creative flavors with a winner chosen toward the end of April. In December, customers of the E Street sweet shop put 200 votes in a suggestion box and 16 flavors were chosen for the competition. On Monday night, John Aberdeen, who is staying […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garamendi plans Feb. 8 town hall in Davis

A Feb. 8 town hall session in Davis is one of 10 such meetings announced by Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, this week. The open question-and-answer event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. A town hall in Woodland will precede Davis’ event. It will […]

January 16, 2014 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Food & Faith series looks at India

Lutheran Church of the Incarnation will continue its “Food & Faith” free lecture series with a talk by Ed Green on Sunday. He is the second of three scholars who are presenting their views on food, our food system and how they intersect with the life of faith. Each presentation is part of the church’s […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,