Event recognizes Latino students, mentors

Si Se Puede (“Yes We Can”) is the theme of Thursday’s bilingual end-of-the-year educational recognition event at Woodland Community College. The free celebration, hosted by the Chicano studies class, will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Community Room 800 at the college, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Community members who have mentored Latino […]

Pinball featured on ‘Davisville’

Pinball returns in force, if only for a weekend, at the Pin-a-Go-Go show May 17-19 at the Dixon May Fairgrounds. Steve Faith, an organizer of the show, talks about the benefit event on the latest edition of “Davisville.” Pinball’s era as a pop-culture pastime yielded as computer games took off, but the games still have […]

FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer. The Food and Drug Administration is closely watching the marketing of these foods and wants to know more about […]

Rural community on lockdown as killer sought

VALLEY SPRINGS (AP) — A region of oak-studded hills in California, where big-city dwellers come to get away from crime, was on lockdown Monday, two days after a mysterious intruder stabbed an 8-year-old girl to death at home before being spotted by her 12-year-old brother. With the suspect still on the loose, some of the […]

Council to decide on fire staffing reduction

Davis City Council members will once again have the option before them tonight of reducing fire station staffing levels from 12 firefighters per shift to 11, a decision that potentially could save the city more than $400,000 annually and go a long way toward balancing the budget. City Manager Steve Pinkerton, who is presenting the item […]

Bob Dunning: While we’re at it, let’s add Lipitor

PICK YOUR POISON … choice seems to have gone out the window in the first Pro-Choice City in America as the city of Davis seeks to add fluoride to every single drop of that precious Sacramento River water we just agreed to bring to our faucets and sprinklers and toilets … it’s interesting that the […]

Knights Landing crash ends in DUI arrest

A 42-year-old San Jose man was arrested on drunken driving and other charges Saturday after allegedly crashing his vehicle, then trying to elude authorities in a Knights Landing bar, according to the California Highway Patrol. Rosendo A. Veloz was driving a Ford Expedition northbound on Highway 113 at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday “when due to […]

Davis, county are players in D.C. lobbying trip

Walking through the hallways of the White House and Capitol Building, wheeling and dealing with federal agency leaders, lobbying for endorsements for various projects and policies: These are the images that surface when picturing the daily grind in Washington, D.C.

For an entire week earlier this month, a team of local political and business leaders entered that fray.

From April 10 to 17, that Davis/Yolo County “legislative advocacy” group marched throughout the nation’s capital — while there for the annual Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Cap-to-Cap program — to sit down, face to face, with congressional representatives …

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Pence’s Garden Tour

The gorgeous gardens of El Macero are the focus of this year’s Pence Gallery Garden Tour on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. This fundraising event includes a diverse array of seven gardens to meander through, a silent auction with a host of gift items and certificates, and complimentary refreshments. Tickets are $25 general and […]

Art goes front and center

Anthony Padilla creates a mural for the Pence Gallery on Monday at the Davis Commons plaza downtown as part of Arts Day of Giving, which asked arts lovers to donate to their favorite local organizations. Pence Gallery executive director Natalie Nelson estimates that 100 people joined the fun at Davis Commons, which included drawing exercises and […]

DHS, Da Vinci among best high schools

Both Davis High School and Da Vinci Charter Academy were listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 list of Best High Schools, which surveyed some 21,000 campuses around the country. In order to participate, a high school needs to have an administrator complete the magazine’s rather time-consuming application form, and Davis High has not […]

New school data show progress, but achievement gap lingers

New batches of data from the California Department of Education covering graduation rates, dropout rates and the number of student discipline cases offer snapshots of student performance in the Davis school district during the past year. Graduation: The graduation rate for Davis students increased from 91.8 percent in 2010-11 to 94.9 percent in 2011-12, according to […]

A helping hand

Davis resident Ryan Cuvelier, 11, helps spruce up Hall Park in Dixon as part of Mormon Helping Hands Day 2013 on Saturday. The statewide day of service organized by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints included more than 75,000 volunteers throughout California. Locally, 400-plus people from the Mormon churches in Davis, Woodland, Dixon […]

Students to test skills at C-STEM Day

Middle and high school students from across the region will test their skills in math, robotics and programming Saturday at the third annual C-STEM Day, organized by the Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education at UC Davis. More than 70 teams from the greater Sacramento region have signed up to take part in the […]