Uncovering traumatic brain injury in the NFL

Learn more What: “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis,” a PBS “Frontline” documentary featuring Bennet Omalu, a UC Davis associate clinical professor of pathology When: 9-11 p.m. Tuesday Where: KVIE, Channel 6 Bennet Omalu began investigating brain tissue changes in athletes when he was working as a young pathologist in the Allegheny County coroner’s office […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Scale model aircraft will compete at national championships

Radio-controlled scale model aircraft replicas of full-sized aircraft from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam war and modern planes can be seen in action this weekend at the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers Club field. The event, which runs from Thursday through Sunday, features more than 60 pilots and model builders who have qualified […]

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

UC Davis College of Agriculture honors seven at its annual celebration

Seven people will be honored Friday at UC Davis with an “Award of Distinction” during the 25th annual College Celebration for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The honorees include faculty, staff, alumni, administrators and a friend of UCD’s founding college. The awards are presented annually to those whose contributions and achievements enhance the […]

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

Journalism prof kicks off ‘Conversations With Writers’

Sam Freedman, an author, journalist and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, will be the first speaker in the 2013-14 “Conversations With Writers” series presented by the UC Davis University Writing Program. Freedman will speak about his new book, “Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Game […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Scholar links obscure conflict with start of WWII

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s 2013 Kangas Lecture will focus on a critical early battle that shaped the course of World War II. Stuart D. Goldman, a scholar-in-residence at the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, will discuss his book, “Nomonhan, 1939: The Red Army’s Victory That Shaped World War II,” at 2 […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate ‘Oaktober’ at the Arboretum

It’s acorn time in the oak grove at the UC Davis Arboretum. Guests are invited to explore the Shields Oak Grove to see signs of how these massive trees prepare for winter. A free guided tour is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday. Parking is free along Garrod Drive near the gazebo or in nearby Visitor […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn the ins and outs of contracting

Staff members from the California Contractors State License Board will give a free presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, on how to avoid contractor scams. “Learn how to select a licensed and qualified contractor, check a contractor license, negotiate a clear contract, prevent disputes and […]

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Tuleyome expands its outdoors program

Tuleyome’s Home Place Adventures program is offering hikes and outings for all ages and fitness levels. The hikes are free to the public, but donations are accepted with gratitude. The national award-winning Home Place Adventures program provides children, teens and their families with fun and educational outdoor experiences. The program is made possible by the […]

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

Fraud Awareness Fair offers safety information

The sixth annual Yolo-Sacramento County Fraud Awareness Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave. Lunch will be available for purchase from Wicked West Pizza & BBQ. The free fair offers an opportunity to learn to recognize, report and avoid […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn the secrets of heraldry at local talk

Coats of arms are not just for the nobility. Many people have one and don’t even know it. Individuals, families and more are represented by coats of arms that are rich in meaning. Learning about them can help shed new light on the family history, but doing so requires delving into the mysteries of heraldry […]

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

‘Dogtoberfest’ proceeds will help purchase a new K-9

“Dogtoberfest,” a fundraiser to support acquisition of a new dog for the Davis Police Department’s K-9 unit, is planned for 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The event will be a traditional Oktoberfest featuring food, beer and live music. General admission tickets are $20 each […]

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

Bill reinforces senior ombudsman’s oversight power

Legislation by state Sen. Lois Wolk designed to better protect senior citizens and other residents of long-term care facilities has been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. SB 609 would increase penalties for long-term care providers who hinder investigations by California’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program. “Penalties haven’t changed for 30 years, and they’re not deterring bad […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

US forces nab al-Qaida leader in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — U.S. forces on Saturday captured an al-Qaida leader in Libya linked to the 1998 American embassy bombings in east Africa and wanted by the U.S. for more than a decade, a U.S. official said. The official identified the al-Qaida leader as Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi. His […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior issues wake-up call in Davis speech

More than 200 academics, advocates and those interested in environmental law packed into UC Davis’ King Hall for an examination of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species Act on its 40th anniversary. Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt delivered the keynote address at Friday’s daylong event. He spoke of the Endangered Species Act’s […]

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