Wednesday, April 23, 2014

UC Davis conference showcases undergraduate research

From identifying the effects of Twitter hashtags on the German language to engineering a harp that uses lasers in place of strings, nearly 500 UC Davis, undergraduates will showcase their discoveries and artistic creations on campus Friday and Saturday. The 25th annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference is a cornerstone of the undergraduate […]

Paolo Soleri: One architect’s humanely radical urban vision

Mesa City is a dense, walkable metropolis built of local materials that uses passive solar energy, natural light, and urban vibrancy to create a sustainable place to live, work, and play. It sounds like any number of the hip, transit-oriented developments that excite urban planners today, but it was actually the invention of the visionary […]

Train to become a weather spotter

The Yolo County Office of Emergency Services and the National Weather Service want to train local residents to become weather spotters, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Marsh Hall at Esparto High School, 17121 Yolo Ave. in Esparto. Storm spotters play a valuable role in the severe weather warning process, a Yolo […]

League hosts a series of candidate forums

Candidates for Assembly, Yolo County superintendent of schools, Yolo County clerk/recorder/assessor, Yolo Superior Court judge and Woodland City Council will face off in public forums to be hosted by the Woodland League of Women Voters. All will take place at 7 p.m. at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. The first […]

Fly Fishers talk to focus on healthy streams, rivers

Dan Brosier, president of the Sac-Sierra chapter of Trout Unlimited, and secretary Kevin Mather are the guest speakers Tuesday, April 29, for the Fly Fishers of Davis. The duo will outline Trout Unlimited’s conservation, advocacy and education work within California and in the local area. TU is the nation’s largest cold-water fisheries conservation group with […]

KDVS launches fund drive on Monday

Campus and community radio station KDVS, 90.3 FM, kicks off a week of on-air fundraising and fundraising events starting at midnight Monday. The on-air fundraiser continues through Sunday, April 27. KDVS DJs will break from normal programming and ask listeners and supporters to donate to the station at or by calling 530-754-KDVS. Listeners who […]

Learn survival skills at Cache Creek Preserve

Local residents can tune up their survival skills by attending a workshop Saturday, April 26, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve west of Woodland. Participants will learn how to get a fire going without a lighter or matches, starting the fire by friction using a modified bow drill technique or with a sparker. Participants also […]

City will honor three with Environmental Recognition Awards

Richard Bourne, Mark Braly and Isao Fujimoto will be honored by the city of Davis with its 2014 Environmental Recognition Awards. The trio were selected by the Davis Natural Resources Commission and will receive their awards at the City Council meeting Tuesday, April 22. The commission created the awards in 1995 to honor and recognize […]

Calling all Scrabble fans

Scrabble lovers are invited to join members of the Unofficial Davis Scrabble Club for games starting at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Picnic in the Park, which takes place weekly from April through October in Central Park, Third and C streets. All levels of players are welcome; bring your board if you can. For more […]

Veterans, internees may receive overdue diplomas

The Yolo County Office of Education will award honorary high school diplomas this spring to veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, along with former pupils who were interned in the United States. A high school diploma is and always has been a symbol of accomplishment. Because of war, or […]

Students have new options on leasing front

Young adults are familiar with the concept of plug-and-play. Now, they are learning about drop-and-stay, thanks to bed leasing. With a focus on international students, many area apartment complexes have switched the focus from renting rooms to leasing beds where students can drop their luggage and call it a day. “Our goal is to provide […]

Check out the night sky

A children’s astronomy night is planned for Friday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Conaway Ranch in Woodland. Here, kids check out the stars using a high-powered telescope with John Oberholtzer. Tuleyome Home Place Adventures will present the family-friendly evening exploring the night sky with UC Davis graduate student Daniel Phillips. Guests should bring lawn […]

Barbecue celebrates winter shelter program

A celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, on the west patio of Davis Community Church across from Central Park. This annual event will recognize the community support for the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter of Davis, which provides services to the homeless. In this eighth year of operation, the program […]

Hop to it: Easter Bunny meets Davis history tour

Saturday will be a busy day at the Hattie Weber Museum. The Easter Bunny will leave a jelly bean-filled egg for each young visitor to find during the day, and at 2 p.m., local historian Gerri Adler will lead a walking tour of historic downtown Davis. The tour starts and ends at the museum and […]