Wolk’s bill requiring water meters for apartments advances

The state Senate voted 27-11 Wednesday to approve legislation by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to encourage responsible water consumption and conservation by providing tenants of apartments and other multi-unit dwellings with accurate information about their water use through sub-metering. The bill will next be heard in the Assembly. “California is struggling to meet water demand […]

Higher ed systems in 10 states turn to Coursera

By Justin Pope The movement of “Massive Open Online Courses,” which began with elite universities making their courses available online to the masses, is rapidly moving into the trenches of public higher education. On Thursday, 10 large public university systems — including the giant state systems of New York, Tennessee, Colorado and the University of […]

Expert will talk about faculty labor markets

Sarah Turner, a professor of economics and education at the University of Virginia, will speak about “Faculty Labor Markets: Structural Challenges and Cyclical Shocks” when she visits UC Davis next week. Her talk will run from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at the Student Community Center. Turner is a research associate […]

Musical spiritual service set

The Center for Spiritual Living, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis, offers a musical service, free to the public, at noon Sunday, June 9. A guided meditation before the service begins at 11:3o a.m. All are welcome.

UCD to host career fair Monday

UC Davis will host its first Veterans and Diversity Career Fair 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., in Sacramento. “UC Davis is committed to helping military veterans make a smooth transition back into the workplace and we hope that this event will help many candidates advance in their job […]

Can you give them a home?

Pete is a super-sized, super-friendly 4- to 5-year-old calm and gentle neutered male Labrador retriever. Pete’s a wonderful boy who walks well on leash, loves to play and is a joy to have around! Dandy, a 2- to 3-year-old neutered male Dandie Dinmont terrier, is a very sweet and cuddly boy who loves everyone — […]

Brother pleads not guilty in girl’s stabbing death

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A 12-year-old boy charged with fatally stabbing his little sister pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a Central California juvenile court hearing, his attorney said. Attorney Mark Reichel says the boy accused of killing 8-year-old Leila Fowler entered his plea during a closed court proceeding in Calaveras County on Wednesday. Reichel said the […]

Delta tunnels, restoration at $24.54 billion

FRESNO (AP) — The massive twin-tunnel system that would carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and its accompanying delta habitat restoration plan will cost half a billion dollars more than previously reported, according to new estimates California state water officials released Wednesday. The total cost of implementing the plan over the 50-year permit […]

Poll finds support for governor’s saving plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Most Californians favor paying down the state’s debts and building a reserve over additional spending for social services, according to a poll released Wednesday that provides a boost for Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan. The Public Policy Institute of California found 55 percent support for greater frugality, compared with 39 percent […]

Bob Dunning: PG&E plan tinkers with the calendar

Apparently realizing that our giant shade-bearing backyard mulberry tree came crashing down in the most recent explosion of north wind, the kind folks at PG&E sent me an offer I couldn’t refuse. “Summer electric bill savings,” said the bright blue words on the outside of the envelope. “$25 reward. Get both from PG&E.” Given that […]

Second Sunday bingo games coming up

Feeling lucky? Try your hand at bingo on Sunday, June 9, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. downtown. Doors open at noon, and the first game begins at 1 p.m. Typically, 14 or 15 games are played and the fun usually ends about 4 p.m. Players can purchase bingo packets for $20, which […]

Nature walk set Saturday at reserve

Have you ever wondered how animals find their friends, foes and food? All are welcome at Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday to explore the trail in search of how living things interact at the reserve. The family-oriented nature walk is aimed at 6- to 8-year-olds and their families. Participants should […]

Yolo animal shelter to compete in life-saving challenge

Yolo County Animal Services will host an open house at its animal shelter, 140-C Tony Diaz Drive in Woodland, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the beginning of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The challenge is a national contest in which only 50 shelters throughout the country were chosen to compete […]