Friday, October 24, 2014

Author visits Woodland for community book project

Woodland Reads 2014 author Renée Thompson will visit Woodland schools and meet with community members on Thursday, Oct. 30, to discuss her novel “The Bridge at Valentine,” which is this year’s selected community book. In a retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, “The Bridge at Valentine” presents a realistic and poignant portrayal of life in […]

Soroptimists offer ‘Living Your Dream’ grants

Davis’ two Soroptimist clubs are offering financial awards to deserving single women who are the heads of their household and are re-entering school to improve their education, skills and employment prospects. Recipients of the “Living Your Dream” award (formerly called the Women’s Opportunity Award) may use the cash to offset costs associated with their studies, such as […]

Special education information night scheduled

The Davis Joint Unified School District’s department of special education will hold a parent information night on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the East Conference Room at the school district’s administrative offices, 526 B St. Patrick McGrew, director of special education, and Jennifer Galas, program specialist, will present an overview of special education […]

UCD celebrates 50 years of global agricultural success

By Ann Filmer The International Agricultural Development Program at UC Davis celebrated its 50th anniversary this year with the announcement of a new fellowship program for graduate students. In a forum on Oct. 10 at UC Davis, IAD students, faculty, staff, alumni from near and far — along with distinguished guests, including Congressman John Garamendi […]

Mondavi Center gift shop plans holiday sale

It may not seem possible, but the holidays are not that far off. All are welcome to visit the Mondavi Center gift shop for its annual holiday sale, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 1. The gift shop is in the lobby of the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis. Unusual […]

Pianist, cellist featured in Chamber Music Society concert

Check it out What: Chamber Music Society of Sacramento When and where: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall at Sacramento State Tickets: $30 general, $25 seniors, $12 students with ID and children Info: 916-443-2908 or Pianist Thomas Hrynkiw […]

Korematsu students learn that everyone has a heritage

Korematsu Elementary School kicked off October Heritage Month by welcoming author and Culture Co-op director Sandy Holman on Wednesday. Draped in a violet winged-garb, Holman gave dynamic presentation, dancing the emotions and tale of an eagle that conveyed the importance of respecting culture, diversity and heritage. Her message for students reflected the title of her […]

Explorit: Getting ready for the new standards

As the Next Generation Science Standards roll into California classrooms this year, Explorit educators are hard at work developing brand-new innovative programs to help teachers bring engaging, hands-on science experiences to their students. From life science to physical science, there’s something for everyone. Our upcoming physical science Classroom Adventure traveling program will delve into the […]

CreekSpeak talk highlights hedgerows’ benefit to birds

The Putah Creek Council will host its final CreekSpeak talk of 2014, “Birds and On-Farm Hedgerows,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. CreekSpeak is the local environmental organization’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture and history of the region. […]

Soda bottlers spend big to fight S.F. ban

By Heather Knight SAN FRANCISCO — The American Beverage Industry has spent $7.7 million to try to prevent San Francisco from becoming the first city in the country to tax sodas and other sugary drinks. Proposition E on the Nov. 4 ballot is drawing plenty of national attention – and plenty of cash from the soda […]

Railroad work will close Eighth Street

The city of Davis and Union Pacific Rail Road will make improvements on East Eighth between F Street and J Street over the railroad crossing. Construction begins this week, with work requiring closure of Eighth Street from Oct. 27 to approximately Nov. 7, the city announced. The project will involve installing precast concrete panels around the rails […]

MIND Institute seminars tackle stress and families with neurodevelopmental disorders

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Minds Behind the MIND series will launch its 2014-15 season in October with a departure from its previous format. The quarterly evening lectures have been replaced by Saturday morning presentations featuring UCD faculty and community representatives. The first in the series, which is organized by the Center for Excellence in […]