Heritage rose expert will speak Saturday

The Woodland Library Rose Club will host Darrell Schramm, a retired professor at the University of San Francisco, as its featured speaker at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. His talk will be given in the Leake Room at the library, 250 First St. in downtown Woodland. Schramm is president of the North Bay Rose Society, writes for […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Recycle extra tires at free event

Yolo County residents can get rid of used passenger car, truck or tractor tires at a free recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Esparto. The event — at the Esparto Recycling and Transfer Station, 27075 County Road 19A — is made possible through a grant from the California Department […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wolk honored for support of public education

The California County Boards of Education honored state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, this week for her strong support of the state’s public schools. “Senator Wolk is keenly aware of the challenges facing teachers and school administrators, given her long history of community and public service and her experience as a teacher at both public and […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fish gill proteins smooth switch to salt water

New UC Davis research shows how tilapia fish can change the protein makeup of their gills, allowing them to nimbly adjust to adjust to fresh or salty water. This ability makes them both good candidates for aquaculture — and potential invasive pests. Salinization and salinity stress are of particular concern for fish and other organisms, […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Free-form dance session set Tuesday

Move, breathe, dance, let go, unwind and have fun at a free dance session from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mojo Flow Studio, 355 Second St. in downtown Davis. The studio is upstairs; use the door on the left side of the building. “Listen to cool music. Get exercise and do some sweating. Be […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ants are closer kin to bees than wasps

Ants and bees are surprisingly more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps such as yellow jackets and paper wasps, a team of UC Davis scientists has discovered. Using state-of-the-art genome sequencing and bioinformatics, the researchers resolved a long-standing, unanswered evolutionary question. Scientists previously thought that ants and bees were more […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Wheat geneticists work to decode massive genome

An international effort aimed at sequencing a wheat ancestor’s genome — which is 40 percent larger than the human genome — is being led by UC Davis scientists. The project, recently funded by a $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Plant Genome Research project, is focused on better understanding the genetics of bread […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Learn how to make beaded spider jewelry

New workshops are planned at the Davis Art Center just in time for Halloween. Artists and educators Diana Taylor and Jill Bowlus will be teaching two workshops on beaded spider jewelry — necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more. The workshops will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 26, at the […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Raptor Center open house ready to take wing

Stella, a bald eagle, will be just one of many birds on display when the California Raptor Center holds its fall open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Visitors will be able to see many non-releasable “resident” raptors, as well as birds out on the glove. At 10 a.m. and noon, special demonstrations […]

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

Longer human lives tied to vanishing species

As human life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of endangered birds and mammals, according to a UC Davis new study. The study, published in the September issue of Ecology and Society, examined a combination of 15 social and ecological variables — from tourism and per capita gross domestic product to water stress and political […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD grad leads Republicans into digital fray

By Joe Garofoli Andy Barkett is a futuristic kind of Republican, a 33-year-old former Facebook and Google engineer who is a creature of the libertarian side of Silicon Valley. The 2009 graduate of UC Davis’ Bay Area master of business administration program wasn’t even registered as a Republican before he got his new gig in June as […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Sake Fest to benefit children’s heart center

An evening of Japanese food, drink and entertainment Tuesday will benefit the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Heart Center. The ninth annual California Premium Sake Fest, hosted by the North American Food Distributing Company, will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel at 2001 Point West Way in Sacramento. Taiko drumming, a […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Explorit Science Center: Space lovers are over the moon

Join Explorit on Saturday at 7 p.m. for the next Davis Astronomy Club event. The evening’s talk will be given by David Takemoto-Weerts, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s solar system ambassador, and will include interesting facts and figures about Earth’s only natural satellite. It’s been more than 40 years since astronaut Gene Cernan left the last […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

For the record

A story on Thursday’s Page A4 incorrectly described a planned action by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3299. The University of California’s largest union has called for a strike authorization vote of its members Oct. 28-30.

October 11, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,