Climate Advocacy Group forms in Davis

Representatives of existing climate advocacy groups as well as interested individuals are invited to the organizational meeting of a Climate Advocacy Group forming under the Cool Davis Coalition. Members will meet on a regular or occasional basis to share what each is doing, coordinate climate actions and amplify their effectiveness through improved communications and cooperation. […]

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

Task force to decide whether to charge, limit parking times for spaces downtown

After six months of work, the downtown parking task force that the City Council formed late last year is about ready to hand up recommendations that could help address Davis’ downtown parking conundrum. On Wednesday, the task force will meet to discuss and potentially pick one of three strategies that would markedly change the way […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Supervisors again endorse Berryessa Snow Mountain conservation area

Yolo County supervisors have once again endorsed legislation that would designate the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a National Conservation Area. By a 3-2 vote, supervisors on Tuesday urged Congress to pass legislation introduced by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, designating close to 350,000 acres of federal lands in Yolo, […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Would you like to clean a carousel?

Volunteers are needed to help clean the Flying Carousel of the Delta Breeze in Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday. Carousel builder Bill Dentzel is in town to lubricate and perform minor maintenance on the 18-year-old carousel and to install a new sea turtle to replace one that was stolen. For more information, call him at […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pot gardens’ use of poison looked at in owl deaths

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — In the West Coast marijuana-growing region known as the Emerald Triangle, scientists want to know whether the rat poison spread around illegal pot plantations is killing northern spotted owls, a threatened species. But because it is so rare to find a spotted owl dead in the forest, they will be looking […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: ‘Slice’ offers a peek at the best regional art

The Pence Gallery unveils its second annual juried exhibit, titled “Slice: A Cross-Section of Regional Art,” on Friday, June 14. Selected by Rachel Teagle, director of the Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, soon to break ground on the UC Davis campus, the paintings, photographs and sculpture chosen exemplify the diversity of our […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Gibson House open for tours before annual meeting

Earl Balch, former director of Yolo County parks, will be the guest speaker at the Yolo County Historical Museum’s annual membership meeting, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. The meeting will take place at the Gibson House, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Balch was instrumental in the restoration of the Gibson House and buildings, which […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo group targets secret campaign financing

The California Clean Money Campaign is starting a Yolo Working Group to help in the final push to gain passage for the California Disclose Act, SB 52. Its first meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday at 716 N St. in Davis. All those interested in transparent election financing are invited to attend. Last Thursday, […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD study: Climate change threatens state’s fish with extinction

Salmon and other native freshwater fish in California likely will become extinct within the next century due to climate change if current trends continue, ceding their habitats to non-native fish, predicts a study by scientists from the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis. The study, published online in May in the journal PLOS ONE, […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD builds research ties with Madrid

UC Davis has signed a new working agreement to increase intellectual, academic, scientific, business and cultural relations with the Comunidad de Madrid, the government of the Madrid region. The agreement was signed May 28 by UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter and Ignacio González, president of the regional government of Madrid. The comunidad’s […]

June 06, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Wrangle up some food and fun at Street Food Rodeo

From mango tri-tip sliders to paella, from kimchee dogs to gourmet gyros, Davis’ Street Food Rodeo on Friday will have something for all tastes. The event, which features 16 food trucks and beverage vendors, runs from 4 to 9 p.m. on G Street at Sixth Street, just south of the Davis Food Co-op. In addition […]

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

Still time to register kids for summer enrichment classes

Wondering what your kids will do to keep busy this summer? Consider enrolling them in summer enrichment classes offered by the Davis Adult and Continuing Education School in cooking, math, gardening, comic books, reading, creative writing and college essay-writing. More than 20 classes are geared for elementary, junior high and high school students. Some classes meet for […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sutter qigong offers new summer classes

Summer session qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begin Monday, June 24, and run for 10 Mondays. Classes take place at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St., and the schedule includes two new classes. “Qigong for Healthy Weight,” from 4 to 5 p.m., features a form specifically designed for weight loss by a […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free coffee, free music at Mondavi Center

The Mondavi Center will host an open study session from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, the first day of spring quarter finals week at UC Davis. Students are invited to enjoy free coffee and classical music in both the Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby and the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Plenty of seating will be available, including […]

June 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,