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2 hrs ago | The Daily Democrat

UC Davis asks for Strawberry Commission lawsuit to be dismissed

UC Davis has filed a motion with the Alameda County Superior Court this week asking that the lawsuit filed against the university by the California Strawberry Commission be dismissed.


Related Topix: Alameda County, CA, Linda, CA, Sacramento, CA

4 hrs ago | Davis Enterprise

Fire crews gather for joint training

Crews from the Davis and UC Davis fire departments work together to reload hose on City Engine 31 following a multi-company drill Monday at Cranbrook Apartments in East Davis.


Related Topix: Davis, CA

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Energy Commission grants include $1.1M to UC Davis for transportation center

The California Energy Commission awarded grants including $200,000 for the city of Davis to create a plan for additional plug-in electric vehicle charging stations.


Related Topix: Davis, CA, Alternative Energy, Energy, Santa Barbara County, CA

11 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Mead steps outside the Renaissance Fair

Mead, the ancient alcoholic beverage spun from honey, is shedding its medieval reputation and claiming a coveted spot in Northern California's artisanal drinks culture.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, San Francisco, CA, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Books, Apiculture, Science

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Davis Art Walk: City doubles as an open-air gallery

You can get to downtown Davis by car or by train. Either way, you'll find yourself in a town that feels like it's just the right size with an ambience that's both hip and laid back.


Related Topix: Davis, CA

Birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper, the world's most widely grown spice

Photo credit: Sean Mattson, STRI. Smithsonian archaeologist, Dolores Piperno, measures a teosinte plant growing under past climate conditions.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, North America, World News, Mexico, Davis, CA, Genetics, Medicine, Agriculture

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Earth Day: What do you do to protect Lake Tahoe?

An Envirolution Club member sports a plastic bag dress during Saturday's Trashion Show.


Related Topix: Squaw Valley, CA, Olympic Valley, CA


Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money to Keep His Gun Research Going

Federal funding for research on gun violence has been restricted for nearly two decades .


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Davis, CA

Possibly Best Earth Day Contribution Ever: UC Davis Unveils Campus Food-Waste-to-Energy Converter

UC Davis is officially opening its "Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester" in a ceremony coinciding with Tuesday Earth Day -- April 22 .


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Medical News Today

How brain structures grow as memory develops through childhood has...

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.


The Daily Democrat

UC Davis conference showcases undergraduate research

Simon Staley, a biological systems engineering major at UC Davis, is part of the undergraduate research conference.


Merced Sun-Star

Admission rates fall at UC campuses

Even as the University of California accepted a record number of freshmen for fall 2014, admission rates at its most selective campuses reached new lows.


Related Topix: California, UC Berkeley, UC Merced, Merced, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Business Journal

Davis looks for developers interested in building innovation park

The city of Davis is trying to spur developer interest in building an innovation park for the city's growing technology companies.


Related Topix: Davis, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

An American Cartoonist: History degrees and academic struggle, 1978-1999

I noted with interest the other day the awarding of a second Pulitzer Prize for History to former UC Davis Professor Alan Taylor, now at the University of Virginia.


Related Topix: University of Virginia, Portland State University, University of Oregon


Belly-Fat Myths That Need To Go Away

You know that miracle cures are too good to be true, but did you know that these other belly fat "facts" have been debunked? By Amanda MacMillan It's no surprise to any of us that abdominal fat is bad for your heart and your lungs, but recent studies show that it's also detrimental to your bones.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Davis, CA, University of Pittsburgh

Live Science

Birthplace of Chili Pepper Farming Revealed

Chili peppers reign as the world's most widely cultivated spice crop; farmers grow them in bulk, and self-described chili-heads breed ever-spicier varieties of the fruit.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Archaeology, Anthropology, Genetics, Medicine, Davis, CA, UC Berkeley


Society of Women Engineers helps men too: Organization at HSU preps...

Men and women from Humboldt State University's Society of Women Engineers are gearing up to attend an annual conference that will help them network with different companies and learn more about the demands of their field.


Sun Apr 20, 2014

CBS Local

UC Davis Admits Record Number Of Students

This year UC Davis has admitted a record number of students, bringing the institution closer toward its goal to expand the campus by thousands at the end of the decade.


Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, Monday, April 21: Women gather to support farming

UC Davis Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Helene Dillard will be the featured speaker at the annual Down to Earth Women Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 15 at Driscoll's Rancho Corralitos, 242 Corralitos Road.


Related Topix: Corralitos, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA, Watsonville, CA, Martinez, CA

ABC News

Bus and FedEx Truck Burst Into Flames Immediately

A California Highway Patrol Officer looks over the demolished cab of FedEx truck that crashed into a tour bus, at left, on Interstate 5 Thursday in Orland, Calif., April 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Orland, CA, Education Etc., Glenn County, CA