Meditate Saturday in the Arboretum

Visitors to the UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday are invited to learn about traditional uses of California native plants from the Arboretum Ambassadors, and enjoy a guided meditation and tea brewed from native plants. The walk and meditation begin at 2 p.m. on the Wyatt Deck in the Arboretum. Free parking is available on weekends […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Seniors get help with health care documents

A free seminar by Joann Hatchett, R.N., will help senior citizens plan for their future health care. She’ll talk about how to complete advanced directives for health care and physician’s orders for life-sustaining treatments at a seminar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Woodland Senior & Community Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Animal Services offers April adoption special

Yolo County Animal Services is offering an “April Showers” adoption special through May 5 — $75 for dogs and $50 for cats. “Spring is a great time to welcome a new addition into your home. We have so many wonderful dogs and cats just waiting for that right family,” Yolo County sheriff’s spokesman Mark Persons […]

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

The Other Voice hosts two Sacramento poets

Sacramento poets Margaret Hoehn and Josh McKinney will be the guests at The Other Voice poetry gathering, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the library at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and open mic follow the reading, so bring a poem or two to share. Hoehn practiced law for many […]

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

Kids can read to reduce their library fines

The Yolo County Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, April 14-20, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. As part of the celebration, each branch will conduct the annual Read Off Your Fines campaign, and a survey seeking community feedback on library […]

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

Walk the shores of Lake Solano Park on April 20

Visitors are invited to take a guided nature walk along the Shoreline Trail of Lake Solano Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon with volunteers Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop. “Walk back through the mists of time to learn about the Patwin Indians, the Berryessa brothers and John Wolfskill’s impact on the region,” […]

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

Save the date for Juneteenth celebration

The Stephens Branch Library will co-host the celebration of Juneteenth in partnership with the Friends of the Davis Public Library and the city of Davis from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Additional activities will take place at the library, 314 E. 14th St. Juneteenth is […]

May 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Film offers insights into New Thought movement

Would you like to know more about the history of New Thought and how it relates to our world today? On Sunday at noon, the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis will screen Jon Miller’s film, “What is New Thought?” at 1715 Anderson Road. Davis. The film runs 90 minutes and the screening is free […]

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

Armchair travel series set at Winters Library

Strap on your virtual seatbelt and settle in for some vicarious adventure with the new Armchair Travel Series presented by Winters Friends of the Library. Guests will “visit” six exotic locales as Winters residents share slides and stories from their travels to the far corners of the globe. The series begins Thursday with presentations on […]

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

Food given to needy residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, April 17, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 6 to 7 p.m. at the […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Olive Drive gas line work to affect traffic

PG&E will be working on an underground gas line along Olive Drive — from 946 W. Olive to 1280 Olive — from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. This work will affect traffic on Olive Drive east and west of Richards Boulevard, as well as the intersection of Richards Boulevard and Olive Drive, […]

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Scientific articles accepted (personal checks, too)

By Gina Kolata The scientists who were recruited to appear at a conference called Entomology-2013 thought they had been selected to make a presentation to the leading professional association of scientists who study insects. But they found out the hard way that they were wrong. The prestigious, academically sanctioned conference they had in mind has […]

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

Graduate school applications from abroad rise, just barely

By Tamar Lewin The number of international students applying to graduate schools in the United States increased just 1 percent this year, after a 9 percent rise last year and an 11 percent gain in 2011, according to a report from the Council of Graduate Schools. The increase was the smallest in eight years, the […]

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

Gap widens for faculty at colleges, report finds

By Tamar Lewin For the academic elite — tenured professors at private research universities — average pay this year is $167,118, while at public research universities such professors earn $123,393, according to the annual report by the American Association of University Professors. After three years in which overall increases in full-time faculty pay lagged behind […]

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