NASA engineer returns to his UC Davis roots

NASA Jet Propulsion Lab lead engineer Adam Steltzner, who became a highly visible presence during last year’s Mars Curiosity Rover mission, will give a presentation at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in UC Davis’ 1065 Kemper Hall. His talk is titled “The Right Kind of Crazy: Risk, Reason and Engineering Curiosity to the Surface of […]

May 10, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Worn, tattered flags collected for retirement

“Give us your torn, tattered, worn and faded American flags,” says Yolo County veterans service officer Billy Wagster, “and we will ensure that the proper pomp and ceremony is performed to honor the retirement of these grand symbols of our heritage.” The Yolo County Veterans Coalition will host an American flag retirement ceremony at 9 […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Travel the world with talks at Winters Library

Strap on your virtual seatbelt and settle in for some vicarious adventure with the Armchair Travel Series presented by Winters Friends of the Library. “Visit” exotic locales as Winters residents share slides and stories from their travels to the far corners of the globe. The series continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, with presentations […]

May 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Puppy love

Anamarie Urrutia, volunteer coordinator at the Yolo County SPCA, right, get ssome stress relief from Buddy at the Therapy Fluffies event Wednesday sponsored by the UC Davis Counseling and Psychological Services. Buddy is being held by UC Davis student Catherine McCullum. Buddy is a Jack Russell terrier available for adoption through the SPCA. fluffies3W UC […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Thanks for riding!

Volunteer Sara Johnson rings cow bells to welcome June Wood and her son Donovan, a student at North Davis Elementary School, to campus on Wednesday, which was Bike to School Day. The campus celebrated the special occasion with bike-pool “parades,” greetings from celebrities like City Councilmen Lucas Frerichs and Brett Lee, and music on the […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Rotary BBQ tickets on sale now

Tickets are available now for the annual Rotary Barbecue, which runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The event is organized by and benefits all three Davis Rotary clubs — Sunrise, Noon and Sunset. Guests will enjoy a tasty meal of barbecued turkey and tri-tip, baked beans, […]

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

Davis Ace makes water-wise investment in Cal Naturals

The cost of water went up in Davis last week, but lawns aren’t thirsting for it any less. That’s a dilemma for those who want to see their yards healthy and green without concern for the monthly bill. Now, conscientious homeowners have a new resource to turn to: Cal Naturals, a nursery showcasing plants that […]

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

College students compete online for hunger grant

Two groups of UC Davis students are competing in a worldwide challenge to fight global hunger. The 2013 Thought for Food Challenge has put the call out to compete for seed funding. Team UC Davis, made up of students from international agricultural development and the department of plant sciences, is developing a social game for […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

It’s MOTHer’s Day at Bohart Museum

It’s all about moths — and mothers — at the Bohart Museum of Entomology’s open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event, free and open to the public, will take place in Room 1124 of Academic Surge on Crocker Lane on the UC Davis campus. Most moths are nocturnal, unlike butterflies, which fly […]

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

No DUIs during sweep; two nabbed for suspended licenses

During the Cinco de Mayo “Avoid the 8” DUI saturation patrol, the Yolo County law-enforcement team conducted 32 vehicle stops, put seven drivers through a series of field sobriety tests but made no arrests for drunken driving. Two vehicles were impounded for 30 days because the driver was driving while their license was suspended or […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Sign up now for city subsidy on water bills

The city of Davis has introduced a program to help low-income homeowners offset the higher costs of Davis’ new water rates. The first 250 eligible homeowners to apply for the program, will receive a $10 discount on their water bill every month (erroneously reported earlier as $5 per month). Homeowners who meet the income qualification […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Moniz will give free talk about Cuba

Historian Rick Moniz of Davis will share highlights from his recent trip to Cuba, share insights and answer questions at a free presentation from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18. His talk will be in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Moniz has traveled a few […]

May 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis woman wins neuropathy association honor

The Davis Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will observe National Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week (May 13-17) at its regular meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The guest speaker will be Bev Anderson, founder and president of the nonprofit Pacific Chapter of the Neuropathy Association. Anderson guided her first PN […]

May 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis honors local educators

The UC Davis School of Education will host a ceremony celebrating its 10th anniversary and honoring local educators on Tuesday, May 21, at the Activities and Recreation Center Ballroom. Jack O’Connell, former California superintendent of public instruction, will be the guest of honor. RSVP by Monday to Doreen Barcellona at [email protected] or 530-754-2131. Honorees include: * […]

May 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,