UCD’s creative writers bid farewell

Graduating writers in UC Davis’ creative writing master’s degree program will read selections from their theses at a free event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Wyatt Deck in the UCD Arboretum. Admission is free, but parking costs $7. For more information, call 530-752-4880 or visit http://arboretum75th.ucdavis.edu.

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly

Native culture in the spotlight at Cache Creek Preserve

Native American cultural demonstrations — including basket weaving, tule use, acorn preparation and children’s activities — will be showcased at a special program Saturday, June 15, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. The preserve will be open that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Weavers will use materials from many of […]

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

Davisites will march in Pride Parade

Davis residents of all faiths who support marriage equality are invited to march with the Davis Interfaith Community for Equality contingent in the Sacramento Pride Parade on Saturday, June 15. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road, to form car pools. The parade begins at 11 […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Climate change documentary will be shown June 13

Yolo MoveOn will present a documentary about climate change, “Do the Math,” at 7 p.m. Thursday. The 42-minute film will be shown in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The documentary is set in the United States but the […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn how to publish a coffee-table book

The Photography Club of Davis will meet at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Steve Locke and Amy Decker from Consolidated Graphics — Pacific Standard Print in Sacramento will discuss photography book publication by using Publish powered by Blurb. This is a high-end approach to produce […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

FamiliesFirst teens accused of rape

The Davis Police Department announced Thursday the launch of what officials called a “complex, multi-layered investigation” into alleged criminal activity linked to, and poor supervision practices at, the EMQ FamiliesFirst facility in Davis.

The nonprofit organization offers housing and support services for foster youths from around the region.

Assistant Chief Darren Pytel said two male residents of the facility at 2100 Fifth St., ages 13 and 14, were arrested …

Cabrillo Civic Club hosts breakfast

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host a linguica and sweet bread breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 30, at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 315 Walnut St. in Woodland. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and $20 for a family of four. Children under 2 are […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

These ladies need a home

Joy is a super-friendly 18-month-old spayed female Jack Russell Terrier cross. She’s a good-natured girl who plays well with other dogs, loves to be held and even likes cats. Lady, a large 18-month-old to 2-year-old spayed female Rottweiler, is a very fun-loving, friendly girl who loves to play with male dogs. Lady knows her basic commands and will […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Help Explorit stock up for summer camp

Summer’s almost here and with it comes the return of Explorit’s Summer Science Camps.  For the next 10 weeks, Explorit’s Mace Ranch Park facility will be buzzing with eager young scientists solving mysteries, tracking animals and cooking up some chemistry. But the process of scientific discovery requires a variety of tools and supplies. You can […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

DAC offers creative writing class

The Davis Art Center offers a creative writing workshop for teenagers and adults this summer. The workshop meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays beginning next week. The instructor is Don Schwartz. For more information or registration, stop by the Art Center at 1919 F St., call 530-756-4100 or visit davisartcenter.org.

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

School board hires principal for Davis High

The Davis school board hired a new principal for Davis High School during a special meeting Wednesday evening. William A. Brown comes to Davis after stints as principal at a high school and middle school in Sacramento County’s Twin Rivers Unified School District. He is currently the principal of the junior high (grades 7-8) portion […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD testing mini-copter in vineyards

OAKVILLE — Three decades ago, with an aging farming population tending small rice paddies, Japan cooked up an idea that’s now reached Napa Valley vineyards: remote-controlled helicopters spraying pesticides and herbicides. Ken Giles, a UC Davis agricultural engineering professor, is field testing a motorcycle-sized Yamaha helicopter, the RMAX, at UC’s Oakville Station, with an eye toward […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

King High grads celebrate milestone

The stage was set, as families waited nervously to finally see their graduates, and grandparents fanned themselves with programs to chase away the heat, listening to the opening music of the King High band.

Except the King High band is a rock band, and the 37 members of the King High Class of 2013 walked down the aisles to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” played on electric guitar.

The King High ceremony, which took place Wednesday evening at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, was highly personal, evocative of the school’s atmosphere.

For the record

A photo caption in Wednesday’s edition misidentified Davis Adult School teacher Lisa Yamasaki. She is the one congratulating a graduate at Tuesday’s commencement ceremony. We regret the error.

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,