Workshop set for special education parents

SKIES — which stands for Special Kids in Educational Settings, serving local families — will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The meeting will feature a workshop from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, locally sponsored by Warmline Family Resource Center and the Yolo County Special Education […]

Briefly: Chamber singers will visit Sunday

The 29-voice chamber choir on tour from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., will perform a concert of vocal music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 630 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. In lieu of tickets, a free-will offering will be suggested. The Chamber Singers, conducted by Scott Tuomi, have toured nationally […]

City offices closed by furloughs

City offices will be closed Friday due to employee furloughs. Closures are at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.; Parks, Facilities and Fleet Services, 1818 Fifth St.; and the Public Works Corporation Yard, 1717 Fifth St. Closures will affect non-emergency routine services. Emergency services, public safety, recreation programs, child care services, Davis Community Transit and the […]

Art contest emphasizes water conservation

The Water Resources Association of Yolo County and the Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District announce the 2011 Water Awareness Student Poster Contest in recognition of May as Water Awareness Month, highlighting the importance of California’s water resources. The contest educates students about the need to use water carefully and its importance in […]

Nuke emergency workers to return

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Emergency workers forced to retreat from a tsunami-stricken Japanese nuclear power plant when radiation levels soared prepared to return tonight after emissions dropped to safer levels. The pullback cost precious time in the fight to prevent a nuclear meltdown, further escalating a crisis spawned by last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami […]

PG&E to face regulators over fatal blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State regulators were expected to decide as soon as Wednesday how they would sanction the California utility under fire for a deadly explosion on a natural gas pipeline, segments of which the company said it was missing key safety records. Among the options that the California Public Utilities Commission could consider […]

Libyan forces bombard rebels in the east and west

TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi’s forces intensified offensives in the east and the west Wednesday with relentless shelling aimed at routing holdout rebels and retaking control of the country he has ruled with an iron fist for more than four decades. As Gadhafi’s forces advanced on their eastern stronghold, the rebels lashed out at […]

‘Bullied’ tells the story of a gay student who stood up

The Reconciling Committee of Davis United Methodist Church, the GSAFE Interfaith Network and PFLAG of Yolo County will show “Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case that Made History.” The film will screen at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary of the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Produced by the Southern Poverty […]

City OKs $2.5 million more for affordable rentals

The city upped an existing $6 million construction loan by $2.5 million Tuesday night to build 69 affordable apartment units in South Davis. New Harmony would offer nine one-bedroom, 33 two-bedroom and 27 three-bedroom rentals. The developer is Sacramento Yolo Mutual Housing Association, a public charity. It asked for the additional funding to give New […]

‘All destroyed, all gone’: Japanese immigrant was home for quake

People interested in donating can do so through the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, a bank account established by the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco. Make all payments payable to the consulate. Davis residents can donate at the downtown branch of Union Bank, 300 E St. Hideshi Okamoto bounced on a pink exercise ball Tuesday […]

UCD management school vaults up U.S. News rankings

UC Davis’ Graduate School of Management made a huge leap in updates to the U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate schools released on Tuesday. In the always controversial and much-coveted rankings, UCD’s: * Graduate School of Management’s full-time master’s of business administration program was the biggest mover among its peers, leaping from 42nd […]

School board to examine gloomy budget prospects

Once again, the Davis school board will discuss the school district’s budget at Thursday night’s meeting. Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby said with current staffing levels and state budget assumptions, Davis faces a $6 million projected deficit for the 2010-11 […]

Aftershocks cause for ‘alarm’ in Tokyo, UCD quake expert says

Tokyo may be at serious risk from a massive aftershock and associated tsunami as a result of Friday’s devastating earthquake near Sendai, Japan, according to UC Davis seismologist John Rundle. Friday’s magnitude 9.0 temblor has been followed by hundreds of powerful aftershocks that have migrated southwards, noted Rundle, who is a professor of geology and […]

DPNS fundraising auction set

Davis Parent Nursery School will host its annual fundraising auction from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Tickets are available until March 23 for $25. The event will feature a silent and live auction. Proceeds will benefit DPNS students and operations. For more information, visit the […]