UCD scientist studies Russian meteor

The meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February was “a wake-up call,” according to a UC Davis scientist who participated in analyzing the event. The work was published Nov. 7 in the journal Science by an international team of researchers. “If humanity does not want to go the way of the dinosaurs, we need […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Health coverage enrollment questions to be answered at town hall meetings

CommuniCare Health Centers will host town hall meetings at its clinic sites in Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento to offer up-to-date information about enrolling in health coverage plans under the Affordable Care Act, focusing on enrollment in Medi-Cal and plans available through Covered California. The community is invited to attend the town hall meetings: * […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Village Homes artisans plan crafts fair

Artisans will present their fifth annual Village Homes Arts & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East (off Russell Boulevard). Ceramics, jewelry, cards, books, paintings, beeswax candles, woodblock prints, wildlife photography, local honey, baked goods, music CDs, songbooks and more […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Traveler’s 3,400 miles by bike, loss and restoration

By Peter Fimrite Life, to Zilong Wang, is like a bicycle. To stay balanced, he keeps rolling forward — even when the bicycle is stolen by a homeless guy on a San Francisco street corner. Wang, a 23-year-old from Inner Mongolia, China, completed a 3,400-mile bicycle trip across America last summer, a journey that for […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Linux Users’ Group moves to Explorit

On Monday, Nov. 18, the Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a talk on “Plines” from 7 to 9 p.m. at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. in Davis. Micah Cowan, lead developer of Plines and Niwt, will be the guest speaker. Linux and other unix-like operating systems are famed for providing users with many small […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Scholars will discuss ‘the others’ in Turkey

The UC Davis Humanities Institute’s Turkey Studies Research Cluster will present a panel discussion Thursday on “The Others Mobilized: Gezi & the Present Moment in Turkey.” It will run from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Technocultural Studies Building, also known as the Art Annex, on the UCD campus. Admission is free. Four scholars will explore […]

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

Water rate foes collect signatures

Proponents of an initiative to repeal Davis’ water rates will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday to gather signatures for the initiative petition. The market takes place in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. “Come down to the market to sign the petition and talk to us […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

With development agreement finalized, council ready for Cannery vote

Finally, the stage is set for the City Council to vote on The Cannery project. After lengthy negotiations between The New Home Company and city management, on Friday the two sides finalized the development agreement, which spells out the commitments or “give backs” made by the developer to the community in exchange for a green-lit project. […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Doolittle Raiders make final toast in Ohio

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The last of the Doolittle Raiders, all in their 90’s, offered a final toast Saturday to their fallen comrades, as they pondered their place in history after a day of fanfare about their 1942 attack on Japan. “May they rest in peace,” Lt. Col. Richard Cole, 98, said before the three […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

UC patient care workers announce a strike

OAKLAND (AP) — Thousands of University of California patient care workers have voted to go on strike for the second time in five months. The 21,000 members of the American Federal of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3299 voted Friday to strike for 24 hours on Nov. 20. AFSCME says management has attempted to […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Talamantes attorney declares competency doubt

WOODLAND — Court proceedings for a Davis woman accused of drowning her daughter ground to a halt Friday morning after her attorney declared a doubt as to her client’s mental competency to stand trial. Yolo Superior Court Judge David Reed immediately suspended Aquelin Crystal Talamantes’ case so that she could undergo a psychological evaluation by […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Plea deal for Dixon man accused of unlawful relationship

A Dixon man charged with having an unlawful sexual relationship with an underage girl made a plea agreement Friday that’s expected to result in felony probation. Troy Anthony Hensley, 38, admitted to three of the 44 counts filed against him following his arrest earlier this year — two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Another satisfied reader survives the experience

Although I aim to please with this daily exercise that allows me to pay the rent, I do on rare occasion inadvertently offend someone out there in the Second Most Educated City in America. Not to worry, though, as Richard Nixon used to say right up until the day he resigned, “The mail is running […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Growing up: UC Davis through the years

1938 Undergraduate: 1,006 Graduate: 72 Campus renamed the College of Agriculture at Davis, and is organized into four major programs: animal production, pant production, dairy industry and home economics. 1939 Undergraduate: 1,107 Graduate: 75 Female students increase to 168. 1940 Undergraduate: 1054 Graduate: 67 1941 Undergraduate: 873 Graduate: 64 Legislature authorizes the establishment of a […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,