Hiring locally, thinking globally: DHS, UCD grad to help lead World Food Center

The stars aligned for UC Davis and its first hire for the World Food Center. Josette Lewis, who started as the associate director on Aug. 1, grew up in Davis (her father worked as associate librarian in the UCD School of Law) and attended school here: graduating from Davis High School in 1984 and then […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Author offers guide to stem cells

Paul Knoepfler, a UC Davis professor of cell biology and human anatomy, will give a free talk about his new book, “Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide,” at noon on Oct. 10 inside The Stores Lounge at the Memorial Union. Koepfler’s book aims “to give readers the information needed to distinguish between the ubiquitous hype and […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Taylor details slavery, war in early Virginia

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor will give a free talk about his new book “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832″ at noon on Oct. 15 in The Stores Lounge inside the UC Davis Memorial Union. In his book, Taylor, a UCD professor, tells the story of slaves who paddled out to British […]

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

Author finds window to history inside daily planners

Molly McCarthy, associated director of the UC Davis Humanities Institute, will give a free talk about her new book “The Accidental Diarist: A History of the Daily Planner in America” at noon Thursday, Oct. 17, inside The Stores Lounge at the Memorial Union. George Washington and Civil War soldiers alike used daily planners — also […]

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

Study shakes up ideas about salt intake

Don’t toss your salt shaker out just yet. A new study led by scientists affiliated with UC Davis adds further credence to the notion that concern about the amount of salt you consume may be misplaced. The study documents in humans what neuroscientists have reported for some time: animals’ sodium (salt) intake is controlled by […]

September 03, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

First 5 Yolo recommends, ‘Rethink your drink’

WOODLAND — Most parents would never feed their children 10 teaspoons of sugar, but that is what drinking one 12-ounce soda delivers. In fact, the average 4- to 5-year-old child consumes 17 teaspoons of added sugar a day, which amounts to 65 pounds of added sugar a year. The majority of a child’s added sugar […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Author with ties to Davis will sign his novel

Sam Halpern, the father from Justin Halpern’s “Sh*t My Dad Says,” will be signing his own novel, “A Far Piece to Canaan: A Novel of Friendship and Redemption,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. In addition to being Justin Halpern’s father, the elder Halpern is […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

French, Spanish, poetry planned at Logos Books

September is shaping up to be a busy month at Logos Books, 513 Second St. in downtown Davis. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic information. Planned events include: * La Table Française, which meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 11. * El Círculo Español meets the […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sign up now for police alerts

The Davis Police Department is using a new communications service called Nixle that allows the department to send important information directly to residents who subscribe to this free service. Using Nixle, the department can create and publish messages that can be delivered to registered residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications also […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Food Co-op pulls an all-nighter

The Davis Food Co-op will stay open all night long on Saturday, Aug. 31, to assist shoppers on the biggest move-in/move-out weekend of the year. The in-store deli will be open until midnight for sandwich and beer orders and will reopen at 6 a.m. to serve breakfast burritos. Live music is in the works, food […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fraternity brothers go ‘Trekking for the Troops’

Members of the Sigma Nu fraternity at UC Davis have made it their mission to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury suffered by one-third of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. To show solidarity for what these veterans endure and to symbolize the long, difficult journey of returning home, 15 members will […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Embroiderers will tie quilts for shelter

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Members and guests will be tying quilts for the Wallace-Vannucci shelter for abused women and their children. There will be quilts ready to tie, and materials and instruction […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Flower Arrangers are back in business

After a summer break, Davis Flower Arrangers will return to monthly meetings with the first program of the year on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Renee Reibel, an independent floral designer, will present new and exciting fall arrangements. Her floral demonstration will take place in the Community Room at International House, 10 College Park, Davis. A short […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yosemite blaze threatens SF power, water

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission are running continuous tests on water quality as a 200-square-mile fire burns near the city’s main reservoir in Yosemite National Park. Deputy General Manager Michael Carlin told the Associated Press they fear ash could fall into the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, the source of […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,