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California’s beauty on exhibit at Natsoulas Gallery

The John Natsoulas Gallery will host the 14th annual California Landscape Exhibition through Aug. 29, with a reception set for 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 25. California’s natural beauty and diverse landscape have been giving artists a source of inspiration in the genre of landscape painting since Albert Bierstadt and his 19th-century depictions of Yosemite […]

Tomato harvester changed an industry

When you think of California cuisine, do you imagine baby lettuces doused in olive oil, and carefully arranged on white plates?

If you’ve ever driven down the Highway 99 corridor, which cuts through California’s Central Valley, you might have a different sense of the state’s contributions to global food culture.

Driving 99 any hour of the day or night, from July through September …

Camp Shakespeare turns kids into singers, actors, producers

For the aspiring actor, the daydreamer or the artist, Camp Shakespeare is back this summer for its fifth year. Campers are composing music, playing games like dodge ball, creating costumes and learning about theater — all in the vast outdoors of the UC Davis Arboretum. Camp counselor Ian Hopps likes to go back to the basics of the […]

Police are not the enemy

This is in response to a letter by Michael Phillips published on June 5. He expresses an opinion that the residents of Davis do not want a “militarized (paramilitary) police force.” To date, I have not seen how the residents of Davis have had a meaningful voice in the matter. The mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle was, […]

Don’t forget Rancho Yolo

The following is a copy of a letter to the Davis City Council, As a resident of Rancho Yolo and a longtime voter, I do not understand why the council would green-light the overblown development of the FamiliesFirst property. The city staff report says, “The site is not immediately adjacent to sensitive uses, such as […]

Berryessa Snow Mountain region boasts remarkable geologic features

By Eldridge M. and Judith E. Moores The proposed Berryessa-Snow Mountain National Monument region provides unparalleled access to geologic features associated with an ancient tectonic system where one plate descended beneath another. The Coast Range Fault, noted on the accompanying map, represents the ancient boundary between the upper North American plate and the descending lower […]

Study: Science lacking on safety of fracking boom

By Ellen Knickmeyer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California has yet to get a handle on potential health and environmental risks from the state’s fracking boom, a state-commissioned study concluded Thursday. The study, commissioned by state lawmakers and carried out by the California Council on Science and Technology and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, urges greater […]

Need a new best friend?

Martha is a 2 1/2-year-old, spayed female Labrador retriever/shepherd mix. She’s obedience-trained, friendly and eager to please. She loves to play ball and would make a great jogging partner. Terra is a 1 1/2-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler. She is people-friendly and loves her toys. Her caretakers discovered that she has a Hungarian microchip, so she […]

Oil train critics will march, rally Saturday

Davis residents who worry that an oil-train disaster could happen in Davis will take their cause to the streets on Saturday. They’ll also remember the 47 people who lost their lives when an oil train derailed two years ago in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada. Participants will gather at 9:30 a.m. at the Davis train depot, 840 […]

UCD researchers find key mechanism that causes neuropathic pain

Scientists at UC Davis have identified a key mechanism in neuropathic pain. The discovery eventually could benefit millions of patients with chronic pain from trauma, diabetes, shingles, multiple sclerosis or other conditions that cause nerve damage. A biological process called endoplasmic reticulum stress, or ER stress, is the significant driver of neuropathic pain, said lead […]

Saylor hires new deputy supervisor

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor announced that he has appointed Tara Thronson to serve as his deputy for District 2 beginning July 27. District 2 covers downtown and West Davis, the UC Davis campus, the city of Winters and unincorporated areas in the southwestern areas of Yolo County. She replaces Diane Parro, who started work this […]

Neighbors for Nepal tickets available online

Tickets are now available online for the “Neighbors for Nepal” benefit to raise money for earthquake survivors in Nepal. It will run from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The benefit will feature an evening of food and music and also Nepali fashion […]

Brown-bag lunch talk set on native ants

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven is a half-acre garden on the UC Davis campus devoted exclusively to bee pollinator conservation and education. It offers free admission and is open every day from dawn to dusk. Although the garden was developed for bees, it is home to many other interesting insects. Among these are several species of ants […]

Food will be given to needy residents

The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, July 15, as follows: * From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments, 1221 Kennedy Place; * From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * From 5 to 6 p.m. at the Owendale […]

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