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UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California Board of Regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of some chancellors in the system by as much as 20 percent, part of an effort regents say is aimed at bringing the salaries in line with their counterparts. The raises, granted at Thursday’s board meeting, are the first […]

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Applications open for Biberstein grants

Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit applications to the Biberstein Social Action Fund for grants in support of projects addressing poverty, discrimination, abuse and neglect issues in Yolo County. An annual call for proposals is released every September, and grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 are awarded each November. A committee of Bet Haverim congregants reviews […]

Baha’is celebrate 50th anniversary in Davis

The Davis Baha’is will celebrate their 50th year as a religious community in the city with a table and picnic at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Central Park. Marketgoers are invited to stop by the informational table, where pamphlets and other information about the Baha’i Faith generally and its history in […]

Davis Community Meals needs cooks

Davis Community Meals is in need of volunteer head cooks for its Tuesday meals program. The cooks are responsible for meal planning, preparation and managing a small crew of volunteers working as sous-chefs. The cooks prepare a meal for between 50 to 75 homeless and low-income people each Tuesday. Head cooks volunteer on one Tuesday each month […]

Sale will help send kids to camp

A gigantic garage sale to raise funds to send children to summer camp is planned from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The sale is organized by Davis Encampment No. 21, part of the Davis Odd Fellows. Proceeds will help fund full scholarships to […]

Enjoy Berryessa Snow Mountain on Public Lands Day

Coming up * Oct. 18: hike * Dec. 6: Berryessa Peak hike * Jan. 10: Cold Canyon hike * Feb. 7: High Bridge Trail hike * April 11: Redbud Trail hike * May 2: Berryessa Snow Mountain wildflower tour * June 6-7: Snow Mountain camping trip (weather permitting) Trail days * Dec. 20, Jan. 24, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 16: Volunteer trail restoration days at Stebbins Cold Canyon Yolo […]

Bet Haverim hosts High Holy Day services

Starting the Hebrew year 5775, Jews in Davis and throughout the world will celebrate the solemn High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) later this month. Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis will observe these days at its facilities, 1715 Anderson Road. Traditional and contemporary services will be offered. Bet […]

Downtown gift cards get a new perk

Are you the lucky recipient of a downtown Davis gift card? Now you can check your card balance online. Store Financial, provider of the gift card sold by Davis Downtown, has launched a website for just that purpose: www.getmybalance.com. Each year, more than $70,000 in gift cards are used for shopping and dining in downtown Davis. The […]

Public invited to free summit on aging

The Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance invites senior citizens, caregivers, providers of senior services and decision-makers to the 2014 Yolo Aging Summit on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Woodland Senior & Community Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to help describe […]

DUI suspected in crash

A 49-year-old Winters woman was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken-driving Thursday afternoon following a two-vehicle collision at Covell Boulevard and John Jones Road. One person was injured in the 3:10 p.m. crash that involved a Toyota Tacoma and a Garda armored truck. The driver of the Tacoma, Janine Marie Hernandez, was arrested at the […]

School district may redevelop downtown site

The Davis school board took the first step Thursday night in the possible redevelopment of the city block that houses the school district’s administrative offices. The project could have significant implications for downtown Davis, and also possibilities as a long-term income-producer for the schools, depending on how the deal is structured. The block at Fifth and B streets […]

Scots vote to stay in UK

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. But No to a break-up doesn’t mean a return to the status quo. The referendum led to promises of further powers for each of the four nations in […]

France strikes Islamic State group’s depot in Iraq

PARIS (AP) — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. A pair of Rafale fighter jets accompanied by support planes struck in northern Iraq on Friday morning, and the target was “entirely destroyed,” President Francois […]

Man faces arson charge in huge California wildfire

PLACERVILLE (AP) — Thousands of firefighters kept a huge and still-growing wildfire from burning homes in Northern California while a man with a long criminal history faced charges of deliberately starting the blaze that drove some 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said. The wind-whipped wildfire had burned through 119 square miles of timber and […]

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