Muslim students guilty of disrupting speech

SANTA ANA (AP) — A jury convicted 10 Muslim students Friday of disrupting a talk by the Israeli ambassador on a university campus in a case that has stoked an intense debate about free speech. The students also were convicted of conspiring to disrupt Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech in February 2010 at UC Irvine. The students were charged with misdemeanor […]

Racially heated posting sparks UC Berkeley outrage

By Nanette Asimov A Facebook post announcing plans by a UC Berkeley Republican group to sell baked goods priced according to race, gender and ethnicity — “White/Caucasian” pastries for $2 and “Black/African American” pastries for 75 cents, for example — has drawn outrage on campus. “I’m ashamed to know that I go to the same school with people […]

A ‘Pixar-perfect’ Davis High School Homecoming

Davis High School students channeled their inner Buzz and Woody as they prepared for Friday’s Homecoming fun. The theme for this year’s parade — which started at 1 p.m. at Central Park — was “Pixar Perfect,” which gave float builders an opportunity to bring their favorite Pixar movies to life. Seniors built an “Up”-themed float, while juniors […]

City commissions in need of volunteers

The city of Davis is looking for volunteers to serve as members of the following commissions: * Bicycle Advisory, three vacancies; * Business & Economic Development, one vacancy; * Civic Arts, two vacancies; * Historical Resources Management, one or two vacancies; * Human Relations, one vacancy; * Natural Resources, two vacancies; * Personnel Board, one vacancy; * […]

Jewish wedding fashions showcased

A parade of Jewish wedding fashions from the Middle East will be featured at the Davis International Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. JIMENA — Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa — is teaming with the Davis chapter of the international Israel education organization […]

Sign up online, in person for Davis bike parade

Only a few days remain to sign up for the World’s Greatest Bike Parade, Davis’ bid to break its own Guinness record for the longest single line of bikes in motion. The parade begins precisely at 10:02 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in front of the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. […]

Rummage sale benefits nursery school

The annual University Covenant Nursery School rummage sale will run from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking lot at the church, 315 Mace Blvd. Children’s clothing, baby items, toys, books, furniture and household items will be sold.

Learn how to attract native pollinators

The City of Davis Open Space and Habitat Commission will host a talk on native pollinators and what Davis residents can do to help provide habitat. The presenter will be Jessa Guisse, a pollinator habitat restoration specialist with the Xerces Society, who will talk about “Native Pollinators: A Heart of a Healthy Environment,” at 7 […]

At the Pond: Environmental literacy through art

The great fall migration is happening, creating the best time for birding all year. Birds are everywhere … in ponds, fields and in your back yard. The migration actually began as early as June but now is the time the sandhill cranes fly overhead, sounding their haunting krrooo-ku-kr-r-roo. Swans, geese, shorebirds and ducks are arriving or passing […]

Davis Community Network offers free Internet classes

Spots are still available in several free Internet classes offered this fall by Davis Community Network. Classes take place at the city of Davis Computer Lab, 600 A St. To register, visit and click on “upcoming classes,” or email * “Online Collaboration Part I: Tips and Tools for Collaborating Online,” Thursday, Oct. 6: A […]

Mahogany Lane neighborhood celebrates grand opening

Marking its return to Davis, Warmington has introduced a collection of spacious family homes, Mahogany Lane, in South Davis. The model homes opened Saturday morning. Only 28 homes comprise the Mahogany Lane neighborhood off of Montgomery Avenue near Mace Boulevard. Prices begin in the low $700,000’s. Eight affordable homes have been integrated into the neighborhood […]

Facebook privacy class planned

As part of Davis Community Network’s social media series, instructor Teri Greenfield will explain Facebook’s privacy and security settings and what the implications are for those who participate in this rapidly changing social networking site. All of DCN’s classes are free and open to the public. This class will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. […]

Tickets still available for Hall of Fame banquet

The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation will host the fourth annual Davis High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner on Saturday, Oct. 8, at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall. This year’s class of inductees is benefactor Bruce Gallaudet, former teacher Jim O’Keefe and alumni Elinor Armer (1957), Cathy Speck (1977) and Jason Fisk […]

UC application workshop offered

The Davis High School Counseling Department will host a University of California application workshop for seniors at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Instructional Performing Arts Building at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Darlene Hunter, interim deputy director of undergraduate admissions at UC Davis, will be the presenter. Students will learn about UC’s online application […]