Friday, January 30, 2015

Temple Grandin: Autism as a gift instead of a disability

Details Who: Temple Grandin, author of “Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism,” the 2014-15 Campus Community Book Project When: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, for a one-hour panel discussion and 8 p.m. Feb. 10 for a solo lecture plus book-signing Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $57 general, […]

James George Tingus

James George Tingus Feb. 27, 1933 — Jan. 23, 2015 James George Tingus died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. Born in Woodland in 1933 and raised in Davis, Jim was the son of Greek immigrants from Sparta. His parents, Constance and George Tingus, along with James Belenis, were the co-owners of the Terminal Hotel and […]

Walk through Quail Ridge Reserve on Feb. 14

Local residents are invited to take an interpretive walk on the Quail Ridge Reserve from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb 14. Frank Maurer, executive director of the conservancy, will lead the walk, pointing out highlights about wildlife and native inhabitants of the Lake Berryessa peninsula. Hikers should bring binoculars, a camera, drinking water and […]

Davis Media Access: Appropriately enough, annual report is on video

Since I wrote Davis Media Access’ first annual report in 2008, I’ve struggled with the format. Annual reports are important, as they provide an in-depth look at a nonprofit’s impact and accountability — but how many people actually read a heavily formatted document? With the blessing of DMA’s board, I took things in a completely […]

Mary Beth Warzecka

Aug. 20, 1954 — Jan. 25, 2015 Mary Warzecka of Folsom and longtime resident of Davis, passed away peacefully from cancer on Jan. 25, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Aug. 20, 1954, Mary was a loving wife, mother, sister and a friend to many. She is survived by […]

Name droppers: Arboretum director wins leadership award

Kathleen Socolofsky, assistant vice chancellor and director of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, has received the Excelerate Foundation’s inaugural leadership award. The San Francisco-based foundation recognized Socolofsky’s efforts in co-creating — with her team, UCD students and the community — an innovative and transformative model for university and public gardens worldwide. The foundation, which supports nonprofit organizations […]

Take a hike with Tuleyome on Feb. 7

Shake off winter with Tuleyome on a guided hike on the High Bridge Trail, set for Saturday, Feb. 7. Jim Cramer will lead the way up and around the ridges about Cache Creek with a cross-country walk off the trail. This adventurous hike will include bold river crossings and give hikers gorgeous views of lush […]

Death notice: Betty J. Cogburn

Betty J. Cogburn of Davis died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, after a brief illness. Born on April 25, 1925, she was 89 years old. A viewing will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Girdner’s Funeral Chapel, 202 S. Oregon St. in Yreka. Graveside services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at […]

Apply now to be on Davis’ coop crawl

Owners of backyard chickens who would like to be part of the sixth annual Tour de Cluck, a bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops, have until Feb. 27 to apply. Applications are available at local feed stores; the Davis Chamber of Commerce, 604 Third St.; the Yolo County Visitors Bureau, 132 E St.; or online […]

Seed swap set Friday at Davis Cemetery

The Davis Cemetery Arboretum will host a free seed-swapping event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at 820 Pole Line Road. Seed savers, gardeners and farmers are asked to bring their extra seeds to exchange with friends and neighbors. Beginning gardeners are also welcome. Organizers will provide labels, envelopes and a limited amount of […]

Learn nature photography from an expert

Photographers of all levels are invited to a nature photography workshop on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 9 p.m., taught by renowned nature photographer Lewis Kemper. This activity is part of the Gaggle of Gatherings, a yearlong series of tours, workshops and parties to raise money for the Yolo Basin Foundation. Kemper will offer […]

Thomas George Byrne

May 9, 1930 — Jan. 11, 2015 Thomas George Byrne died Sunday Jan. 11, 2015. He died peacefully with his family by his side. Tom was born the seventh child to Agnes and Walter Byrne in Pasadena. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts and attended St. Josephs High School in Alameda. Tom […]

Knights Landing Clinic celebrates third year serving the rural community

Amid streamers, balloons, and tables full of tortilla chips, the Knights Landing One Health clinic celebrated its third year in the rural Yolo County community. Presentations that weaved back and forth from English to Spanish celebrated the UC Davis students who run the clinic: five co-directors from the medical school, three from the veterinary program […]

Thorp receives UCD’s Distinguished Emeritus Award

World-renowned native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, a UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, is the recipient of UCD’s 2015 Distinguished Emeritus Award for his outstanding scholarly work and service accomplished since his retirement in 1994. He will be honored in February at a chancellor’s luncheon where he will receive a plaque and a cash award. […]