Scientists move toward stemming wheat disease

A new gene that will equip wheat plants to resist the deadly stem rust disease has been discovered by an international team that includes UC Davis plant scientists. The study findings on the Sr33 gene appear as the cover article of the Aug. 16 issue of the journal Science’s special issue devoted to “Smarter Pest […]

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

Learn synchronized swimming at new class

The Davis AquaStarz synchronized swim team will offer a beginning synchronized swim class open to all swimmers ages 6 to 18 who are comfortable in deep water and able to swim at least one lap of freestyle. The class will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for two consecutive weekends, Sept. 7-8 […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Garage sale benefits Girl Scout troop

Girl Scout Troop 2000 is hosting a multi-family garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 3122 Chesapeake Bay Ave. in West Davis. Troop members are raising money for their Gold Award projects and for their senior trip.

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Playshop’ set Sunday at Center for Spiritual Living

Visitors to the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis on Sunday will be treated to a pre-service “playshop” titled “Turn Your Hobby Into Your Spiritual Practice.” The third in a series, it will run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the center, which meets at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. Meditation follows at 11:30 […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

SPCA hosts daylong festival on Sept. 14

Animal lovers are invited to help raise money for injured and orphaned animals in Yolo County at the fifth annual Yolo County SPCA Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at 920 Third St., Suites A and F. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude. The festival […]

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

A Davis landmark turns 40

Join the fun What: Davis Community Church Nursery School open house for the Early Explorer Program, designed for ages 15 to 24 months When: Noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 Where: DCCNS, corner of Fourth and C streets Watching her children climb on the play structure under the broad shade tree at Davis Community Church Nursery […]

August 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Library branches closed for Labor Day

All seven Yolo County branch libraries, including two in Davis, will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for the Labor Day holiday. In Davis, the branches are at 315 E. 14th St. and at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St. The library also has branches in Winters, West Sacramento, Clarksburg, Esparto, Knights Landing and Yolo. “Fortunately, […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland Public Library reopens with new paint, new books

The Woodland Public Library has reopened after closing its doors for two weeks for painting and general reorganizing. The children’s area, nonfiction room and bathrooms have received fresh coats of paint, trading in the old dusty pink for a bright cream. The children’s area has undergone a major transformation, boasting a brand-new collection courtesy of […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Romingers to be honored at ‘A Day in the Country’

The headline in The Davis Enterprise on Sept. 8, 1988, said “Yolo Land Trust sets first official meeting.” Now, 25 years to the day, the Yolo Land Trust is hosting “A Day in the Country” on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Taber Ranch Vineyard in Capay. In addition to celebrating its 25th anniversary, the organization will […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yoga workshop, concert planned

“From the Soul with Love,” a yoga workshop and kirtan concert with Nirinjan Kaur, Mathew Shoening and Ram Dass, is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. downtown. No experience is necessary. Locals are invited to join in an evening of gentle kundalini yoga and chanting […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

County targets real estate fraud

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, in conjunction with the Yolo County Association of Realtors, announces the launch of the Yolo County Real Estate Fraud Advisory Team. This advisory board was formed to help Yolo County residents from becoming victims of real estate fraud. The board is composed of real estate, mortgage and title professionals […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Egypt court orders Mubarak’s release

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Wednesday ordered the release of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, but it is not yet clear if the ailing ex-leader will walk free after over two years in detention, officials said. Prosecutors may appeal the order, which comes following a hearing on charges against Mubarak of accepting gifts from a state-owned […]

August 21, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Required posting of bar exam pass rates upheld

By Bob Egelko A federal judge says the State Bar doesn’t violate the freedom of speech of California’s 18 state-accredited law schools by requiring their websites to inform prospective students how often their graduates pass the bar exam. The requirement, which took full effect this year, was challenged by the Southern California Institute of Law, […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Obama to offer plans to ease burden of paying for college

By Michael D. Shear WASHINGTON — President Obama will offer a series of proposals this week aimed at making college more affordable by reshaping the way Americans pay for higher education, he said in an email to supporters on Tuesday. In the message, Obama promised to take action to confront the financial challenges facing an […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,