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Explorit: Bloom or bust? Two sides of algae

Explorit’s Science Lecture series is off to a robust start this spring with a variety of environmental topics. Join us for the next installment on Thursday, March 3, as we tackle the tricky issue of blue-green algae. Why should we be interested in these algae? For many important reasons, one of which is that this […]

It’s strawberry time

Sheri Williamson shows off the new crop of strawberries from Williamson Farm that will be available at the Davis Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The market is in Central Park, at Third and C streets. Looking for a Valentine’s Day gift? Check out ceramic containers of succulents from […]

Call goes out for Tour de Cluck coops

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to start thinking about the Tour de Cluck, Davis’ bicycle tour of backyard chicken coops. The call for coops is going out this week to all backyard chicken owners who are interested in applying to be part of the seventh annual coop crawl. The application […]

Biomedical startup raises $1M toward revolutionizing anesthesia

As UC Davis professor and veterinarian Robert Brosnan headed toward the campus conference center one evening four years ago, he had one thing on his mind: knocking people out — both literally and figuratively. Over the next several days at the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy, Brosnan finally found […]

Assembly candidates line up endorsements

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFSCME Council 57, has announced its endorsement of Don Saylor for the 4th Assembly District. “Don Saylor will fight for working families across the state,” said Cynthia McCabe, council president. “He has a proven track record of getting things done and we need legislators like him […]

Biologist addresses ‘The Science of ART’

The February edition of the Science Café will feature speaker Richard Schultz of the University of Pennsylvania biology department talking about “The Science of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology).” The café will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis. Schultz is the Charles and William L. […]

US stocks soar to finish tough month as tech stocks climb

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks soared on the last trading day of January, with Microsoft, Visa and other tech stocks making the biggest gains in a broad market rally Friday. Indexes rose throughout the day and finished with their biggest gains in about five months. Asian stocks jumped after the Bank of Japan moved to […]

Pizza wars on tap downtown

Steve’s Pizza, is almost done with its remodeling. The new franchisee, Anil Nayyar, added a bunch of 4K televisions, along with new laminate flooring, paint and restroom upgrades. The barnwood walls still remain, and its menu is largely unchanged. “We don’t want to change too much, because people, they love Steve’s Pizza,” Nayyar said. Steve’s […]

MBI’s new product aims to help potato growers

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis-based biotech firm, announced Thursday the first sales of its latest product, Majestene. The product delivers a new sustainable solution to Pacific Northwest potato growers, enabling control of a broad range of nematodes to mitigate crop damage. The company also reported that Majestene has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute […]

Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance hosts state candidates forum

Candidates for California Assembly and Senate will meet local voters and answer questions at a public forum from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The event, which focuses on local aging issues, is sponsored by the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance. Confirmed participants include 4th Assembly District […]

HealthWellness: Yoga 101: How to get started with this accessible, balanced form of exercise

More than half of all Americans exercise regularly, according to a 2015 Gallup Poll, but there’s still room for most people to improve their fitness. Even if you’re exercising a few times a week, that may not meet recommended activity levels. If you’re looking for a type of physical activity that fits easily into your lifestyle, […]

Academic Talent Search testing dates scheduled

Students from Davis are invited to participate in Sacramento State’s Academic Talent Search Program, which gives current fourth- through ninth-graders the opportunity to attend fun, interactive and unusual summer courses in a college environment. To participate, students need to take a short exam that automatically qualifies them for the program. No test preparation is required […]

UC Davis emerita dance prof leads improvisational workshop

Bobbie Bolden, a UC Davis emerita professor of dance, will offer a series of workshops on “Embodied Wisdom: Sharing Joy and Connecting to Inner Wisdom” through the Center for Spiritual Living, Davis along with spiritual practitioner Joyce Bahati. This series of improvisational workshops using the techniques of InterPlay and Dances of Universal Peace will be […]

Museum plans new patio for inscribed bricks

Once again, the Hattie Weber Museum is selling inscribed bricks — this time for a new patio on the west side of the museum, between the building and the new playground in Central Park. Plans call for repainting the Victorian-era fence that encloses two sides of the patio and adding a fountain, benches and rose […]

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