Happy Earth Day! It’s a great day to celebrate, explore and enjoy the beauty close to home. Consider walks, bikes or wheelchair rambles right in Davis. There have been great improvements in nature spots all around town that will delight you. I promise. So let’s go exploring. Here are seven options. And I can’t pick […]
The suspect in a shooting and carjacking spree that shut down the Yolo Causeway for hours and spurred a two-county manhunt Friday died in a shootout with Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies, authorities confirmed. Sacramento County coroner’s officials identified him as 38-year-old Jimmy Lee Graves of Sacramento. West Sacramento police Sgt. Nathan Steele said Graves died […]
Rabbi Michael Lerner will speak on “Embracing Israel/Palestine: The Rational Yet Visionary Path to Peace in the Middle East,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Social Hall at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis. Lerner is editor of Tikkun Magazine and author of the new book, “Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East.” […]
Other upcoming bicycling events not held in May April 28: Bike Commute Festival, presented by Ken’s Bike ‘n Ski, 650 G St., Davis, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find information at www.bikecommutefestival.com. June 24: Livestrong Challenge Ride Davis, Central Park, Third and C streets, presented by Livestrong Foundation fundraising ride for cancer research. Festival and exhibits will be on […]
UC Davis students Bicky Singh and Amanda Bahamonde experience the centrifugal force of the Himalaya ride Thursday night at carnival that continues today through Sunday at the vacant Hunt-Wesson Cannery grounds at Covell Boulevard and J Street. The carnival is a fundraiser for Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools for their library technology upgrade. […]
An overflow audience of teachers, parents and a few students from three schools confronted the Davis school board Thursday night during a four-hour meeting, raising objections and concerns that touched on class size, pink slips, salaries, special programs, segregation and other issues. A group of teachers from Birch Lane Elementary School led off during the […]
HUEJOTZINGO, Mexico (AP) — The Popocatepetl volcano shot a heavy plume of ash into the sky southeast of Mexico’s capital and spewed glowing rock from its crater at dawn on Friday. Webcam images on the site of the National Disaster Prevention Center showed the plume rising from the top of the 17,886-foot (5,450-meter) peak at […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first publicly available financial report since the Super Tuesday primaries, Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign said it raised $12.6 million in contributions last month, a figure that puts Romney at a disadvantage with the man whose job he wants come November. President Barack Obama countered Romney’s fundraising haul with $53 million […]
The surface water project, which already has experienced its share of controversy within the city of Davis, had a bit more trouble heaped onto the pile in recent months. A pro-Palestinian group in Davis, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, called for Veolia Water North America — one of the three design-build-operate candidates vying for the contract to […]
As yet another Picnic Day looms menacingly on our doorstep, a number of us who consider ourselves “lifers” in this town may long for the simpler days of long ago. Back when living groups spent many days and nights constructing elaborate floats out behind some remote campus barn. Back when dozens of high school bands […]
Big Screen Cinema will have a free screening of “Forks over Knives” on Monday, April 30, in the Blanchard Room of the Davis Public Library, 315 East 14th St. at 6:30 p.m. The documentary film traces the journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former […]
Matthew Carmichael became UC Davis’ interim police chief Thursday, pledging to lead the department in its recovery from the pepper-spraying debacle that tarnished its reputation five months ago.
Chancellor Linda Katehi administered the oath of office in a ceremony at the Activities and Recreation Center, one day after Carmichael’s predecessor, Annette Spicuzza, announced her resignation and retirement.
“I’m not going to pretend the last few months have been a picnic,” said Carmichael, who was named acting police chief three days after the pepper-spraying of seated, unarmed protesters on the campus Quad …
The number of non-Californians in UC Davis’ incoming freshman class will likely shoot up again this fall, in keeping with a systemwide trend. UCD has admitted 22,538 students. Of those, 18,922 are Californians, 2,137 international students and 1,479 out-of-state students — each a record high for the campus. Systemwide, the number of nonresidents admitted rose […]
Davis Waldorf School invites the community to attend a spring celebration on Saturday, with games, food and festivities, including a May King and Queen and a traditional maypole dance. The May Faire celebration opens at 9 a.m. for garland-making, hair-braiding and treats from the school’s bakery. The maypole procession performed by Waldorf students begins at […]