Protesters want UC student regent ousted

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters want a University of California student regent ousted because of an assault allegation by his former girlfriend. The group of women calling itself “Justice for Laya” told the UC Board of Regents on Wednesday that Jesse Cheng should be removed. Cheng, who didn’t attend the meeting, is fighting accusations that he […]

Aggies will shout ‘Timber!’ when the Tree falls

THE JINX CONTINUES … it’s no secret that folks at Stanford have absolutely no interest in playing UC Davis in any sport whatsoever … heck, after the Aggies shocked the college football world with a 20-17 win at Stanford on a September evening in 2005,  Stanford decided to tear down its historic stadium and start […]

Jury convicts man of molesting daughter

A West Sacramento man faces life in prison after being convicted of 62 criminal charges in connection with the sexual abuse of his daughter, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Bennie Dale Moses, 44, also was found by Yolo Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock to have committed 12 previous “strike” offenses in addition […]

Second person with Davis connection dies in Auburn-area collision

A second person has died from injuries sustained last week in a head-on collision near Auburn. Richard Tanner, 78, was a passenger in a Honda Civic that collided head-on with a Mazda 626 LX shortly before noon Thursday on Foresthill Road, about seven miles east of Auburn, according to The Auburn Journal newspaper. Tanner died […]

Davis schools recognized for rising enrollment, performance in AP courses

The Davis Joint Unified School District is one of fewer than 400 school districts in the nation being honored by the College Board with a place on its AP Achievement List. The honored districts have opened the doors of Advanced Placement classes to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of […]

Trustee wants drug rehab center at D-QU

Calling it a “wonderful” idea, one D-Q University board member supports the federal government’s proposal to buy some university land and help young Native Americans kick their habits. University trustee Susan Reece said it’s been her “personal dream” to help D-QU students with drug and alcohol abuse problems. She hopes to piggyback off the federal […]

UC Davis business leaders win regional competition

UC Davis’ team of Students in Free Enterprise won the SIFE USA regional competition Monday in San Francisco. The event is one of 12 such regionals taking place across the United States in March and April. “This was definitely one of the top experiences of my college career,” Chad Scoma, co-president of the group, said […]

UCD ‘seriously threatened’ by ongoing cuts, chancellor warns

UC Davis’ “long, bright future” is “seriously threatened” by continuing budget cuts, Chancellor Linda Katehi told the UC Board of Regents on Thursday in an hourlong presentation and discussion mixing the celebratory with the sobering. “I believe that UC Davis and California higher education are at a crossroad,” Katehi said. “The state’s disinvestment in higher […]

I-House plans Picnic Day Parade group

International House-Davis plans to take part in the Picnic Day Parade on Saturday, April 16, by offering marchers a chance to carry an international flag. To carry a flag in the parade, call I-House office manager Namdi Barnes at (530) 753-5007 and request your country’s flag. Two people will be assigned to each flag. On Picnic […]

Book on stuttering donated to Yolo libraries

“Self-Therapy for the Stutterer,” a self-help guide by Malcolm Fraser, founder of The Stuttering Foundation, is available at Yolo County libraries in Davis and Esparto as well as the Woodland Public Library. The 192-page books is made available to public libraries for free. It is written to and for the many adults and teens who […]

UC evacuates students in Japan

The University of California is evacuating all of its students from Japan, university officials announced late Wednesday. Seven UC Davis students are among the contingent of 80 UC students enrolled in education abroad programs in the earthquake-devastated nation. In a separate announcement Thursday, the UCD Education Abroad Center canceled its upcoming Spring Quarter Abroad program […]

Waste Management honored for ethical business practices

Waste Management, which provides curbside pickup in Woodland, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth year in a row. Out of a record number of nominations for the award, Waste Management is the only environmental services company on the list, according to a […]

Wolk speaks at downtown brown-bag lunch

Dan Wolk, appointed last month to the Davis City Council, will share his thoughts about downtown Davis at the Davis Downtown Business Association’s monthly brown-bag lunch Wednesday. The informal gathering will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the conference room at River City Bank, 123 E St. No RSVP is necessary, and the public […]

I-House hosts fundraiser for victims in Japan

International House-Davis will host a fundraiser on Wednesday for victims of the recent 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at 10 College Park. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and checks in any amount made out to “International Red Cross.” “We plan […]