Mark your calendars now to play pinball at the 16th annual Pin-A-GoGo pinball show, Friday through Sunday, May 18-20, at the Dixon May Fairgrounds. This family-friendly event features more than 100 pinball machines from the 1950s through today, all set to “free play.” Adult admission ranges from $10 to $15 per day, kids are half-price […]
Ken Kemmerling will play the piano from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. Musical selections will include classic jazz standards, Beatles, Irish tributes and requests. For more information, call (530) 792-8066 or visit http://monticellocuisine.com.
GENEVA (AP) — A tour bus slammed into a tunnel wall in the Swiss Alps, killing 22 school children and six adults returning to Belgium from a ski vacation, police said Wednesday. Another 24 students were hospitalized, police spokesman Jean-Marie Bornet told The Associated Press, after one of the deadliest highway accidents in Swiss history […]
By Nanette Asimov and Will Kane Robert Birgeneau will step down as chancellor of UC Berkeley in December after eight years navigating the public university through massive budget cuts and raucous student protests, even as he maintained its status as one of the world’s great research institutions. As if to symbolize Birgeneau’s tenure in microcosm, two […]
CLEAR AS DAVIS WATER … “Clear goals set for city water panel,” said the front-page headline in last Friday’s paper … never mind that the Davis Water Advisory Committee has been meeting for several months now, the City Council finally got around to defining its mission … that mission includes, according to Tom Sakash’s report, […]
The ongoing dispute between the city of Davis and two local affordable housing developers turns on two key questions: Was an official settlement offer extended to resolve two pending lawsuits? And was that offer — or framework of an offer — considered serious enough to push the parties forward? David Thompson, president of Twin Pines […]
Last week, Davis voters approved Measure C, a school parcel tax that will generate about $6.5 million annually for classroom programs over the next five years. The tax measure saved nearly 87 jobs that would have been eliminated if it had failed. Layoff notices were ready to be mailed by the March 15 deadline to […]
Grandparents can help their orphaned grandchildren with their homework again in the Lower Nyakach region of Kenya, thanks to eyeglasses provided by students and community leaders half a world away.
Members of the Davis Sunset Rotary Club recently partnered with intermediate students at Willett Elementary School to raise money for reading glasses for Kenyan residents.
Residents of the Lower Nyakach region of the African nation are among the poorest of the poor in the world, a Rotary news release said. A California organization, International Water and Health Alliances, has been working in Lower Nyakach for years on projects to improve water quality.
Woodland police are warning local residents about the resurfacing of a so-called “grandparent scam” that recently cost one elderly woman more than $14,000. Sgt. Darren Imus said the woman contacted police on March 7 to report the scam, which began in late January with a call from a man claiming to be her grandson. “The […]
Parents are welcome to tour the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis, at 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Administrator Kelly Brewer will take visitors through preschool through eighth-grade classrooms, where they can learn more about Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum. The tour will last about 90 minutes, concluding with a question-and-answer session. Refreshments will […]
A class for those learning English takes place at International House, Davis, every Sunday from 5 to 6 p.m. The first class is free, and drop-ins are welcome. I-House is at 10 College Park. For more information, call (530) 753-5007.
The Davis High School drama department continues its performances of “Tartuffe,” Molière’s classic French farce with a 1960s twist, at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. Local audiences will get a preview of the show the students will present when they perform this summer at the world-renowned […]
By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The chancellor of UC Berkeley will step down later this year as head of the world-renowned campus after extending his planned tenure to deal with unprecedented cuts in state funding. Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, 69, initially hoped to serve for seven years but decided to stay longer because of […]
Davis police are investigating a robbery that occurred Sunday morning outside the Save Mart store in West Davis. The 26-year-old victim told police she was confronted sometime between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. as she got out of her car in the southwest corner of the Anderson Road store’s parking lot, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. “As […]