Logos Books hosts poetry reading Thursday

Poets Katherine Hastings and Iris Jamahl Dunkle will read their work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. This is the last session of the year in the Quinton Duval Poetry Series. Attendees will be able to purchase chapbooks and poetry collections signed by the authors at the end […]

May 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Book sales will benefit meals program

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of a new book edited by Jeanne DeFazio and John Lathrop, “Creative Ways to Build Christian Community,” will be donated to the Davis Community Meals program at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin. The book will be on sale for $14 beginning Wednesday at The Avid Reader, […]

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Egyptian author speaks Tuesday at UC Davis

“Literature, Dissent and Revolution in Egypt,” a conversation with Egyptian author Sonallah Ibrahim, is planned for Tuesday evening at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis. A reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by Ibrahim’s talk at 7 p.m. Ibrahim is the author of 12 novels, many of which have been translated into […]

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Syria: Israelis hit military research center

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian state news agency SANA, citing initial reports, said early Sunday that Israeli missiles struck a military research center near the capital Damascus. If confirmed, it would be the second Israeli strike on targets in Syria in three days, signaling a sharp escalation of Israel’s involvement in Syria’s bloody civil war. […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cooler weather aids fight against wildfire

CAMARILLO (AP) — A big cool-down in weather calmed a huge wildfire burning in Southern California coastal mountains Saturday, and firefighters worked to cut miles of containment lines while conditions were favorable. High winds and withering hot, dry air were replaced by the normal flow of damp air off the Pacific, significantly reducing fire activity. […]

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Right tree, right place

Tree Davis, the city of Davis and PG&E commemorated Arbor Day by planting 30 new trees Saturday on Claremont Drive behind Nugget Market, 1414 E. Covell Blvd. in East Davis. The trees were planted in the place of 18 trees that had grown too large for their current location underneath PG&E high-voltage power lines and had […]

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Beach bonfire spat gets hot in Southern California

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) — Anna Abderhalden and her siblings woke before dawn to stake a claim to a coveted beachfront spot where bonfires blaze each night as a rite of summer in this surf-crazy Southern California city. More than 12 hours later, Abderhalden’s toes were tucked in the sand as an orange sun dipped below […]

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Increased bypass flooding may sink local agriculture, report says

A proposal to increase flooding in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, with seemingly harmless intentions of promoting fish habitat, has drawn opposition for its discovered implications for the local economy. The opposition is based on foresight afforded by UC Davis researchers, and a recent study, “Agricultural and Economic Impacts of Yolo Bypass Fish Habitat Proposals.” […]

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Gallagher Hall, conference center set for repairs

After months of the two structures standing surrounded by scaffolding and sheeting, work will begin at last on Monday to remove and replace exterior tiles on Gallagher Hall and the UC Davis Conference Center. The much-ballyhooed, LEED platinum-certified buildings — which opened in October 2009 and February 2010, respectively — were wrapped up last fall […]

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Class sizes, shade structure grab school board’s attention

The Davis school board heard a plea for smaller class sizes from elementary school parents during public comment at Thursday night’s meeting. Trustees also gave staff a green light to proceed with plans for a new shade structure over the new outdoor dining area that will be created when the aging Davis High School multipurpose […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Brewing future engineers: Coffee lab seeks to attract students to engineering major

With American universities growing increasingly concerned about the challenges of attracting qualified students into engineering majors, professor William Ristenpart believes he may have an answer: Coffee. Ristenpart, who holds the Joe and Essie Smith Endowed Chair of Chemical Engineering at UC Davis, leads a research team that investigates the physical, chemical and biological phenomena of […]

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Learn about local media opportunities at orientation

Davis Media Access offers a free orientation to its programs and services each month. This month’s general orientation will take place Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the media center, 1623 Fifth St. in Davis. Staff will provide information about equipment, services, policies and volunteer opportunities. The orientation is the first step towards becoming […]

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U.S. orders new visa reviews for arriving students

By Alicia A. Caldwell WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents to verify that every international student who arrives in the United States has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The new procedure is the government’s first security change directly related to the […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press

College graduates fare well in job market, even through recession

By Catherine Rampell Is college worth it? Given the growing price tag and the frequent anecdotes about jobless graduates stuck in their parents’ basements, many have started to question the value of a college degree. But the evidence suggests college graduates have suffered through the recession and lackluster recovery with remarkable resilience. The unemployment rate […]

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