UCs team to spin medical ideas into products

A $12 million grant will help fund a partnership between the five University of California medical campuses aimed at translating their discoveries into products benefiting patients. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is providing the money for a new center, dubbed the University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation, UC announced last week. Housed […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Bikes up for bids at UCD auction

Community members are invited to attend the biannual UC Davis Bicycle Auction on Saturday, Oct. 12. More than 400 bicycles will be available for sale to the highest bidder. The bikes may be viewed from 8 to 9 a.m., with bidding getting underway at 9 a.m. and lasting until all items are sold. The auction […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Through the Looking Glass’ on KDRT

Gitane, also known as Dr. G, returns to the local airwaves on Thursday with the debut of “Through the Looking Glass” on KDRT, 95.7 FM. The show will air Thursdays at 4 p.m. This week, she’ll offer tips and truths about “Getting a Grasp on Life.”

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Project Linus meets Oct. 9

Happiness is a warm blanket, made with love! If you enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing, come to Project Linus’ gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. New fabrics and yarn are […]

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

Didn’t ace SAT? Just design microbe transplant research

By Ariel Kaminer High school seniors with poor grades and even worse SAT scores, you may be just what one of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges is looking for. You need not be president of the debate club or captain of the track team. No glowing teacher recommendations are required. You just need […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Napolitano’s résumé precedes her as UC president

By Lisa Leff SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano officially takes over as the University of California’s president on Monday, but she already has survived her first leadership challenge — a “no-confidence” vote sought this month by student activists who think her work in Washington makes her unsuitable to run the […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Hoes Down Festival celebrates the harvest

An autumn tradition, the Hoes Down Harvest Festival, will be celebrated this weekend in the Capay Valley. The celebration promotes agricultural arts and sustainable rural living through two days of workshops and events. On Saturday, the Harvest Festival at Full Belly Farm will feature educational farm tours, a children’s area, games, live bluegrass music and an […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

At-risk kids, high-achievers dominate counseling caseloads at DHS

The school district sounded the alarm last spring. There had been a disturbing uptick in the number of Davis students requiring suicide risk assessment interviews. In greater numbers then ever before, students were landing in counselors’ offices at school, seeking help on their own or having been referred by teachers, parents or friends for something […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bird brains invited to guided walk at Lake Solano Park

Visitors to Lake Solano Park on Saturday, Oct. 12, will learn why this area near Winters is a magnet for birds — both year-round and migratory. Volunteer docent Barbara Cooper will lead a walk around the lake and share lots of bird stories. Visitors should dress in layers and be prepared for cold, wet weather. […]

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

Gazan filmmaker will lead discussion following UCD screening

“Where Should the Birds Fly?” will be screened at noon Thursday in Room 2203 of the Social Sciences & Humanities Building at UC Davis. A discussion with the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, will follow. The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by UCD Students for Justice in Palestine and the UCD […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DHS, Da Vinci boast 49 National Merit Commended Students

Forty-four senior students at Davis High School and five students at Da Vinci Charter Academy have been named as Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors. Davis High School Commended Students are […]

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

Governor signs Wolk’s bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to ensure the good stewardship of private property by extending protections for California farmers and ranchers who accidentally kill a protected species during routine agricultural operations. The bill also encourages landowners to establish waterfowl habitat on idled agricultural lands. “The signing of SB […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Book sale benefits Friends of the Library

October’s book sale at the Stephens Branch Library promises to be big, thanks to a large donation from a Sacramento book dealer. A large selection of books — especially literature, history, art and children’s — will be featured. The sale will run from noon to 2 p.m. Friday for members of the Friends of the […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Candlelight vigil, healing service set for Mental Illness Awareness Week

Since 1990, the U.S. Congress has designated the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental health advocates across the country sponsor community outreach and education events. This year NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, invites the community to two special events: * A rally and candlelight vigil […]

October 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,