See migratory and resident birds at Wildlife Area tour

Yolo Basin Foundation docents will lead a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 12. October can be one of the best birding months of the year at the Wildlife Area, with many species migrating to the area for the winter. With an abundance of available […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Save water and money this fall

It’s that time of year again! Reducing the amount of water you use from November to February can have a large effect on your water and sanitary sewer bills because sanitary sewer rates are calculated using your average winter water consumption. In the winter, water used for irrigation is at a minimum, so this methodology […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

101st Pajamarino planned for Oct. 11

The Cal Aggie Student Alumni Association invites UC Davis students, alumni, staff and community members to help kick off Homecoming Weekend at the 101st anniversary of Pajamarino on Friday, Oct. 11. Pajamarino traces its roots back to 1912, when students sneaked out of their dorm rooms to meet alumni arriving on the train for Homecoming. […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Music abounds at citywide Worship Night

Several Woodland-area churches are combining for a historic Citywide Night of Worship on Sunday, Oct. 13. This night of song and worship will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Pioneer High School Theater, 1400 Pioneer Ave., and will feature 40 worship musicians and praise leaders from 12 area churches. Oct. 13 is […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

First-time novelist will be at bookstore

Local author R. Ira Harris will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, to discuss his debut novel, “Island of the White Rose.” Intrigue and adventure, armed struggle and forbidden love intersect amid the Castro revolution in Harris’ novel about 1950s Cuba. Harris is a lawyer […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Soroptimists host open house

Do you care about making the world a better place for women and girls? Would you like to connect with other women who recognize the power of paying it forward? Soroptimist International of Greater Davis will host an open house at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. For […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Science Café focuses on medicines from the sea

“Seabed to Bedside: New Medicines from Marine Organisms,” featuring a conversation with professor Roger Linington of the chemistry department at UC Santa Cruz, is the subject of the next Science Café in Davis. The discussion will begin at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday on the Wyatt Deck next to the Redwood Grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: Fun with fall leaves: chlorophyll and chromatography

A popular activity this time of year is to take a look at the changing leaves, marveling at the many colors you can find. But what causes green leaves to stop being green? And can you predict whether a leaf will turn red or brown? Let’s do an experiment to find out. You will need: […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Health exchange back online after upgrades

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Online enrollment for California’s new health insurance exchange resumed Wednesday after technical glitches on the system’s opening day forced overnight upgrades. The enrollment portion of the exchange website was taken offline from 8:30 p.m. Tuesday until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Covered California spokesman Roy Kennedy said. He said some pages were loading slowly […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Downtown parking task force recommends on-street paid parking

The Downtown Parking Task Force wrapped up its work Wednesday, rounding out a full list of recommendations to the City Council that will include, based on discussions from its final meeting, a suggestion to add on-street paid parking downtown. The group was formed by the council late last year to develop solutions to parking congestion […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Student aid, research not yet shaken by shutdown

Federal financial aid for thousands of UC Davis students appears to be in good shape, despite the federal government shutdown. About 140 U.S. Department of Education employees continue to process Pell Grants and Direct Student Loans, programs that received mandatory or multi-year funding. About 45 percent of UCD students receive Pell Grant money for low-income […]

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

Bicyclist injured in crash

Davis police are investigating the cause of a collision that left a bicyclist hospitalized Tuesday evening. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said 21-year-old Stephan Ng of Davis was biking eastbound on East Eighth Street when he was struck at about 5:50 p.m. by a vehicle turning from westbound Eighth Street onto northbound F Street. Ng was transported to Sutter Davis Hospital with moderate […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Accused Davis woman lost own mother to violence

Last week’s death of a 5-year-old Davis girl, allegedly at the hands of her own mother, is not the first time the family involved has endured violence and tragedy. The 1995 slaying of Dixon resident Rosa Talamantes, a single mother, left the youngest of her seven children — including Aquelin Crystal Talamantes, then just 11 […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UCD falls to 52nd in world ranking

Times Higher Education has named UC Davis the 52nd best university in the world, continuing a two-year slide, in rankings released on Wednesday. The London-based magazine’s World University Rankings slotted UCD in at No. 38 two years ago, No. 48 last year. This time out, the Davis campus is tied with Kyoto (Japan) and Brown […]

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