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, […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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 […]

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

Learn how to share genealogy research via CD or book

The Davis Genealogy Club invites community members to learn about “Creating a Book or CD of Your Family History” with Bert Donlon, an experienced researcher, self-publisher and photography instructor. The free program takes place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Donlon will discuss how to take the […]

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

Carnival raises funds to support Emerson, Da Vinci

The Emerson Junior High School PTA is bringing the carnival back to town. Scheduled for April 25-28 at Cannery Park, Covell Boulevard and J Street in Davis, the carnival will feature popular rides like the Zipper, Century Wheel and Cliff Hanger, as well as games and food. Advance purchase all-day passes are $20, good for […]

April 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Divorced Divas will gather Sunday

The Divorced Divas of Davis will meet from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane. The event, open to all divorcing or divorced women, is a potluck dinner with time to network and meet others while enjoying a casual meal. Also on the agenda is a talk […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Making tracks: Plan to take the train out of town

The Fremont Trestle is the first domino. If it falls, literally or figuratively, it could set off a chain of events that would lead to permanent relocation of the freight railroad tracks that slice through Davis.

There are many benefits: No more waiting for long freight trains, no more horns blowing through town, the removal of potentially dangerous at-grade crossings and improved emergency vehicle access, among others.

Brown looks to China for investments

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has designs on building some of the most expensive public works projects in the nation and wants to keep the state moving forward in its slow recovery from the recession. Where better to go searching for the money to further those interests than the world’s second largest economy […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Metrolink train collides with truck in L.A.; 13 hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a Metrolink commuter train has collided with a dump truck in Los Angeles, leaving 13 people with minor injuries. Fire Department spokesman Shawn Lenske says nine of 190 passengers on the train were taken to the hospital Saturday for treatment. The truck driver was treated at the scene and […]

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