Are you crazy about conifers?

Curious about conifers? Explore the UC Davis Arboretum evergreens — pines, cedars, firs, junipers and cypresses — in the campus’ conifer collection and learn how they enhance the landscape during a guided tour on Saturday. The tour leaves at 2 p.m. from Arboretum Headquarters on La Rue Road. This event is free, and so is […]

Walk the Arboretum with Warren

Local residents are invited to join Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for a noontime exploration of the West End gardens at the UC Davis Arboretum on Wednesday. The group will meet at the gazebo at noon. Walks with Warren run from noon to 1 p.m. on the second […]

Peregrine students’ red-dot art featured

Students at Peregrine School will exhibit their “One Red Dot” art show at the Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout this week. To create the art, each student was asked to make a stand-up paper sculpture, hide a red dot somewhere in it, and create a story about what they […]

36 private-college presidents earned over $1 million in 2010, study finds

By Tamar Lewin WASHINGTON — Three dozen private-college presidents earned more than $1 million in total compensation in 2010, the same number as in the previous year, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s analysis of federal tax documents. “There’s no indication in these data that boards are retracting in term of presidential pay,” said […]

To steer students toward jobs, Florida may cut tuition for select majors

By Lizette Alvarez MIAMI — Rick Scott, businessman turned politician, campaigned for governor in 2010 with promises to run Florida like a successful business — more efficiency, lower costs, less hand-wringing and measurable results. He meant higher education, too, but until recently that meant mostly shrinking budgets. Now, looking for more value on the remaining […]

Fibromyalgia sufferers will gather for support

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will hold their final meeting of this year from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. All who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or have a family member or friend diagnosed with fibromyalgia are welcome to attend. There is no charge for the […]

USDA Secret Santas give to locals in need

Employees from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are celebrating the holidays again this year by giving. Thirty-seven needy Yolo County children and five adults will find a few more treasures under their Christmas trees this year thanks to these USDA “Secret Santas.” Each year, employees from USDA in Davis volunteer to participate in the Adopt-A-Child-For-Christmas […]

Davis Farm to School awards matching grants

Davis Farm to School has announced 13 recipients of its 2012-13 matching grants of $250 to $500 in support of garden-based learning. Nugget Markets partnered with the organization to provide an additional $250 matching grant to five of the schools, resulting in total funding of $13,250 from Farm to School, the matching grantors and Nugget. Grants […]

Yolo County plans holiday closures

To save money because of ongoing state and local budget shortfalls, Yolo County will close some of its offices over the holidays. Staff members take their vacations during this period, or schedule time off without pay. The University of California Cooperative Extension office will be closed Dec. 17-Jan. 1, and Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health […]

PG&E customers can earn bill credit with winter gas savings program

PG&E has announced the start of its winter gas savings program, which gives eligible residential and business customers an opportunity to earn an automatic bill credit of up to 20 percent for reducing natural gas usage during peak months. Customers who lower usage during December and January by up to 10 percent will receive an […]

Heroes in our midst

James Broaddus and his former teacher at Holmes Junior High School, Kerri Hogan, share the Spirit of the Red Cross Hero Award on Friday. A crowd of about 300 people gathered for the annual Heroes Recognition, honoring police, firefighters, doctors and everyday heroes who helped save lives and support others throughout the past year. HEro4W […]

University of California introduces new logo

OAKLAND (AP) — After 144 years with the same logo, the University of California has decided it’s time for a new look. A new seal with a simple and more contemporary design will be appearing on the university’s marketing materials and websites, the Oakland Tribune reported Friday. The new logo — designed by an in-house team […]

Locals honored for heroic acts at Red Cross event

A noble group of people from various backgrounds, many of whom flew under the community’s radar, were honored Friday at an annual ceremony sponsored by the American Red Cross’ Capital Region. This year’s Heroes Recognition, which took place at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall, honored commendable individuals from all walks of life. Local military veterans, doctors […]

Bob Dunning: City should declare ‘no more tiers’

Every mom and dad living in America in the past 50 years knows about Johnson and Johnson’s “No More Tears” shampoo. And now it’s time for our City Fathers (and Mother) to come up with a No More Tiers solution for the one essential ingredient of a good shampoo — water. In a couple of […]