Graduate school applications from abroad rise, just barely

By Tamar Lewin The number of international students applying to graduate schools in the United States increased just 1 percent this year, after a 9 percent rise last year and an 11 percent gain in 2011, according to a report from the Council of Graduate Schools. The increase was the smallest in eight years, the […]

Gap widens for faculty at colleges, report finds

By Tamar Lewin For the academic elite — tenured professors at private research universities — average pay this year is $167,118, while at public research universities such professors earn $123,393, according to the annual report by the American Association of University Professors. After three years in which overall increases in full-time faculty pay lagged behind […]

Learn how to share genealogy research via CD or book

The Davis Genealogy Club invites community members to learn about “Creating a Book or CD of Your Family History” with Bert Donlon, an experienced researcher, self-publisher and photography instructor. The free program takes place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Donlon will discuss how to take the […]

Carnival raises funds to support Emerson, Da Vinci

The Emerson Junior High School PTA is bringing the carnival back to town. Scheduled for April 25-28 at Cannery Park, Covell Boulevard and J Street in Davis, the carnival will feature popular rides like the Zipper, Century Wheel and Cliff Hanger, as well as games and food. Advance purchase all-day passes are $20, good for […]

Divorced Divas will gather Sunday

The Divorced Divas of Davis will meet from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane. The event, open to all divorcing or divorced women, is a potluck dinner with time to network and meet others while enjoying a casual meal. Also on the agenda is a talk […]

Making tracks: Plan to take the train out of town

The Fremont Trestle is the first domino. If it falls, literally or figuratively, it could set off a chain of events that would lead to permanent relocation of the freight railroad tracks that slice through Davis.

There are many benefits: No more waiting for long freight trains, no more horns blowing through town, the removal of potentially dangerous at-grade crossings and improved emergency vehicle access, among others.

Brown looks to China for investments

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has designs on building some of the most expensive public works projects in the nation and wants to keep the state moving forward in its slow recovery from the recession. Where better to go searching for the money to further those interests than the world’s second largest economy […]

Metrolink train collides with truck in L.A.; 13 hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a Metrolink commuter train has collided with a dump truck in Los Angeles, leaving 13 people with minor injuries. Fire Department spokesman Shawn Lenske says nine of 190 passengers on the train were taken to the hospital Saturday for treatment. The truck driver was treated at the scene and […]

Obama: Budget not ‘ideal’ but has ‘tough reforms’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his soon-to-be released budget, already criticized by friends and foes, is not his “ideal plan” but offers “tough reforms” for benefit programs and scuttles some tax breaks for the wealthy. That’s a mix, he contends, that will provide long-term deficit reduction without harming the economy. In his first […]

Cool Davis celebrates Earth Day, Muir’s 175th birthday

Join the fun What: Earth Day celebration/John Muir’s 175th birthday party, featuring a slide-show talk by author Kim Stanley Robinson of Davis and presentation of Cool Davis’ 2013 Eco Hero Awards For kids ages 4-10: An adventure outing with Nature’s Theater, plus birthday cake and party favors When: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 21 Where: Davis […]

Lake County resident announces candidacy for 4th Assembly seat

Yolo County could lose its lock on the local Assembly seat after 18 years, if Lake County politician Anthony Farrington has his way. The 43-year-old county supervisor, a Democrat, is seeking to succeed Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, when she is termed out in 2014. Farrington seeks to represent the recently redrawn 4th District, which includes […]

Ground broken on long-awaited courthouse project

WOODLAND — The grand scale of the project is evident in the numbers: 14 courtrooms. Six stories. More than 163,000 square feet. A $161.4 million construction budget. But the real crowd-pleaser at Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new Yolo County Courthouse was the promise of abundant parking, for court employees and the public alike. “You […]

City hopes program will help residents conserve water

The city announced the launch of a new program last week that it hopes can help residents better track and cut down on their water use. The tool may pique the interest of Davisites who face higher bills to pay for the city’s $113 million share of the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project. […]

Bob Dunning: Best part about Little League? The snacks

Mick, our second-grader, decided this would be the year he would test his skills at that great American pastime, Little League baseball. Saturday mornings, when kids should be watching cartoons while mom and dad are still asleep, will never be the same. I think Mick has entered this sport at the lowest level, though I’m […]