Standing In: Diving trophy sure caused a splash

By Tom Powers Right after World War II, Hickey Pool on the Cal Aggie campus was opened to the general public in the summer months six days a week from 2 to 6 p.m. It was the only pool in a community of about 3,000 people. There was no air-conditioning (other than evaporative coolers) in […]

Genealogy, history programs planned at library

The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, will present a series of genealogy-related programs during October. All programs are free and sponsored by the Yolo County Library, Yolo County Archives and the Davis Genealogy Club. * Oct. 12, 7 to 8 p.m., Caring for Your Family Treasures: Learn how to properly store […]

Senior book group starts meeting at library

Older adults who are interested in reading and discussing books on aging are welcome to join a book group at the Stephens Branch Library. The group will hold its first meeting from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Blanchard Room at the library, 315 E. 14th St. No reservations are required, and […]

Apply now for DHS School Site Council

Davis High School seeks a parent or community member to serve on the School Site Council for the 2011-12 school year. The School Site Council discusses ways to improve student achievement and meets at the school, 315 W. 14th St., at 3 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. To apply, submit a one-paragraph […]

Creative Women’s Circle meets Saturday

The Creative Women’s Circle meets from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group will make plans for its October show in the Blanchard Room. For information, call Phyllis at (530) 601-6401.

Investing in food values: Slow Money founder to speak in Davis

Woody Tasch, the founder of Slow Money, will speak on “Investing as if Food, Farms and Fertility Matter” on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Davis, at an event organized by the University of California Small Farm Program. The talk, along with introductions, a question-and-answer session and light refreshments, will run from 4 to 6 p.m. at […]

Trial date set in Davis sexual assault case

A 2012 trial date has been set for a Davis restaurateur accused of sexually assaulting one of his former employees earlier this year. Ashot Manukyan, 58, has pleaded not guilty to felony counts of assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, penetration with a foreign object and false imprisonment, and one misdemeanor count of sexual […]

Locals plan to stop water rate hikes

Davis residents are organizing to stop the water rate hikes that were approved by the City Council last week by taking the issue directly to the people. If the group can get enough signatures to place a referendum or initiative on an election ballot, it could halt the implementation or require a people’s vote to […]

UC Davis climbs to 38th in U.S. News ranking

UC Davis moved up one spot to a best-ever 38th among national universities in the latest edition of U.S . News and World Report’s much-watched college rankings.

UCD remained ninth among public universities for the second straight year, matching its highest-ever ranking. The magazine also placed UCD ninth in 1997.

The Davis campus tied with Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.; and the University of Miami for 38th among national universities.

Trustees hear analysis of school test score statistics

The Davis school board will hear a report Thursday on data based on standardized tests that students took last spring. Associate Superintendent Clark Bryant will report on the recently released Academic Performance Index and Adequate Yearly Progress numbers. Davis campuses fared pretty well in the state’s API ranking, with all schools featuring regular academic programs […]

DHS hoopsters wash cars to raise funds

Members of the Davis High boys varsity basketball team will wash cars for donations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Joint Unified School District offices, 526 B St. All donations help cover expenses for the upcoming season. For information, call (530) 574-7115.

Tree Davis kicks off fall planting season

As students begin digging into textbooks, Tree Davis volunteers and staff will be digging in the dirt, beginning the busy fall planting season. Thanks to partners CalFire, the city of Davis, the Sacramento Tree Foundation, the Davis Food Co-op and member donations, Tree Davis is holding four planting events and a shade tree giveaway in […]

Help clean up Davis ponds and Putah Creek on Saturday

The city of Davis and the Putah Creek Council invite local residents to join more than 100 other volunteers to help remove trash from Davis’ stormwater ponds and Putah Creek from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. This annual event is part of the larger 27th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day, sponsored in California by the […]

Budget cuts affect graffiti response

Without a doubt, there is graffiti in Davis. One needs only to use a public restroom downtown to see proof that there are people willing to deface public surfaces with their own markings. Not all graffiti, however, is as relatively innocent as notes penned on the walls of a bathroom stall with a Sharpie. When […]