Study: Turbulence tells sea urchins to settle in

Tumbling in the waves as they hit a rocky shore tells purple sea urchin larvae it’s time to settle down and look for a spot to grow into an adult, researchers at UC Davis’ Bodega Marine Laboratory have found. “How these animals find their way to the right habitat is a fascinating problem,” said Brian […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Coyote educator, farm nonprofit and Da Vinci High win environmental honors

Davis resident Cayce Wallace, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers and Da Vinci Charter Academy are the winners of the 2013 city of Davis Environmental Recognition Awards, presented by the city’s Natural Resources Commission. The awards will be presented at Tuesday’s Davis City Council meeting. The awards were created in 1995 to recognize the environmental accomplishments […]

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

Documentary, discussion flesh out California’s energy debate

“Climate Refugees,” a 90-minute documentary about the human and social upheavals stemming from environments made uninhabitable by climate change, will be screened next week in Davis. The multi-award-winning film will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. A discussion session will […]

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

Looking for a trigger

Two men in hazardous materials suits put numbers on the shattered glass and debris as they investigate the scene at the first bombing on Boylston Street in Boston on Tuesday near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, a day after two blasts killed three and injured more than 170 people. The bombs that […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Summer road projects are focus of meeting

Local business owners and community members are invited to learn more about road construction projects scheduled for the summer at a brown-bag meeting Wednesday, April 24. Three simultaneous projects are slated for downtown and will impact access to and from the business district, a news release said. City representatives will attend to provide an overview of […]

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

Learn English at I-House

Local residents who are learning English as a second language are invited to attend a weekly class at International House, 10 College Park in Davis, at 5 p.m. Sundays. The instructors are Karen Vraa and Miriam Mariela Mascareno. “We offer 20 language classes per week, including eight English classes,” said Elisabeth Sherwin, executive director of I-House. […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Nature preserve open for visitors Saturday

The Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Visitors are invited to come out and observe the natural area along Cache Creek, hike along the trails and enjoy the outdoors. The reserve is at 34199 County Road 20 west […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Exchange your oil filter, for free

Do-it-yourself vehicle oil changers will be reminded of the importance of recycling used oil filters with a free oil filter exchange event on Saturday, April 27. The Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management and the cities of Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento are partnering with O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone stores throughout the […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board to receive, discuss preliminary report on high school reconfiguration

Details What: Davis Board of Education workshop on proposed reconfiguration of grades When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on cable Channel 17 and as streaming video at www.djusd.tv The Davis school board will hear a staff report and hold a workshop discussion on the concept […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Panel to discuss challenges facing Latino youths

The way culture and tradition can complicate common adolescent issues for Latino youths will be the subject of a panel discussion Tuesday at UC Davis moderated by Maria Hinojosa, producer and host of National Public Radio’s “Latino USA.” The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Community […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Talk examines dementia behaviors

“Dealing with Difficult Behaviors” will be the topic of a presentation by Annette Vance of Senior Helpers in-home care agency from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Her talk will take place at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Refreshments will be served. People with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Security gaps in Android apps exposed

Popular texting, messaging and microblog apps developed for the Android smartphone have security flaws that could expose private information or allow forged fraudulent messages to be posted, according to UC Davis researchers. Zhendong Su, professor of computer science, said his team has notified the app developers of the problems, although it has not yet had […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Garamendi touts green tech bill

Rep. John Garamendi has reintroduced a bill that would require that federal agencies purchase only green technologies made with at least 85 percent American materials. If passed, House Resolution 1524 also would require that state purchases made with federal funds meet the same standard. The law would be phased in over three years, with 50 percent […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Unique Davis mural finds a permanent home

“Off the Grid,” one of the murals created last summer in the Davis Art Center’s Discovery Art program, has found a permanent home at the California Energy Commission’s offices in Sacramento. Designed by Rachel Hartsough and based on a photograph by Kathy Keatley Garvey of the UC Davis entomology department, this collaborative artwork is made […]

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