With bailout delayed, Greece turns to bonds

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will issue short-term debt on Tuesday to make a key bond repayment on Nov. 16, when the cash-strapped country is not yet expected to have received the next batch of its international rescue loans. It will issue 2.1 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in treasury bills with the unusually short maturity […]

Prop. 30′s passage doesn’t stop student protests

By Henry K. Lee and Nanette Asimov Public university students in the Bay Area staged protests Thursday against possible tuition hikes, saying the passage of Proposition 30 provided only a temporary reprieve from cuts to higher education. At UC Berkeley, about 200 students and faculty members braved a steady rain at noon on Sproul Plaza to […]

U.N.: 11,000 flee Syria

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — At least 11,000 Syrian refugees have fled their country in single day, pouring into Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon with children and dozens of wounded, U.N. officials said Friday. Some desperately climbed over razor-wire border fences to seek safety. Most of the surge in refugees was due to the 9,000 fleeing into […]

Central kitchen tackles challenges of new federal school lunch standards

The produce prep area of the Davis school district’s central kitchen is a particularly busy place this year. Fresh fruit and vegetables — much of it grown locally — have always been an integral part of the district’s vaunted and nationally recognized school lunch program. But new federal standards aimed at producing healthier school lunches […]

Bob Dunning: What’s ‘appropriate’ for Hirschfield?

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT … it’s not surprising that more than 70 percent of Davisites voted to do away with the death penalty in California, and it’s also not surprising that the rest of the state went the other way … as long as there are bad guys out there doing horrific things, Californians are likely […]

Sorority house vandalized with dead fish

Residents of a Davis sorority house awoke Wednesday to a mess in their front yard that police are investigating as a case of vandalism. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the occupants of Alpha Phi, 327 Russell Blvd., discovered about 200 dead feeder goldfish strewn on their front porch, their bikes and bushes wrapped in plastic wrap, […]

Threats to kill, plus two-county pursuit, land Davis man back in jail

A Davis man was jailed Thursday after allegedly leading police on a high-speed pursuit from Woodland to Sacramento with a woman and toddler inside his car. Larry Ventimiglia, 25, was taken into custody shortly after 2 p.m. in a residential area of Natomas, where officers from Yolo and Sacramento counties, as well as the California […]

Photography Club meets Tuesday

The Davis Photography Club’s next meeting will be at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Mark Castellucci will lead the discussion and critique of member-submitted images. Club members will review submitted photographs in order to improve technique and skills. Meetings are open to anyone […]

First novel a long-delayed accomplishment for a pair of authors

Meet the author Who: Paul Landes, presenting “Wings to Redemption” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., Davis “To all those who dream of writing their first novel, make your dreams a reality.” Those are the first words that await readers of “Wings to Redemption,” a mystery novel by […]

Cal State mulls three fee hikes to push graduation

By Christina Hoag LOS ANGELES (AP) — California State University is considering three new fee hikes designed to push students to earn their degrees faster and free up an estimated 18,000 enrollment slots, officials said Thursday. “We have been turning away over 20,000 eligible students for each of the past four years,” Ephraim Smith, executive […]

Can you give them a home?

Douglas is a happy, playful, neutered male 1- to 2-year-old German shepherd/Rottweiler mix whose tail never stops wagging. He loves kids and plays well with female dogs. Salsa is a 1-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler who loves to play with everything and everybody and is full of wags and kisses. Both Douglas and Salsa would […]

Cookbook authors offer holiday entertaining tips

Georgeanne Brennan and Ann Evans, authors of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook,” will be at the The Avid Reader at 1 p.m. Saturday to discuss the cookbook, the market and to provide tips for holiday entertaining. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” invites readers to shop […]

Extreme weather key to Maya collapse, scientists say

Decades of extreme weather crippled, and ultimately decimated, first the political culture and later the human population of the ancient Maya, according to a new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers that includes two UC Davis scientists. The collapse of the Maya is one of the world’s most enduring mysteries. Now, for the first […]

Program at UCD examines gender, refugee issues in Iran

“Heartbeats of Iran” — a program featuring a documentary about the lives of Iranian refugee journalists in Turkey, a talk by a UC Davis alumna and a panel of four experts on Iran — will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at UC Davis. Presented by the UCD Middle East/South Asia Studies Program, […]