Spring culture weeks / festivals calendar

Asian Pacific Culture Week Started in 1973, the week is to educate the public and celebrate the diverse Asian/Pacific islander community on campus. This year, the API(A) Visibility Project will highlight historic images of the struggles, successes and contributions of Asian Americans to the country’s history, as well as UCD students dispelling stereotypes, all week […]

Spring means festival season at UC Davis

Some of the culture weeks that have long since become traditions themselves began when groups of students banded together to make something of their own on campus.

Black Family Day, for instance, started in 1969 as a barbecue on the Quad attended by 40 or 50 people.

It began as an alternative to Picnic Day, of which black students didn’t feel a part, Sacramento State University government professor Stan Oden said during an alumni event in 2009.

Some of the culture weeks that have long since become traditions themselves …

World market losses ease, Cyprus talks continue

AMSTERDAM (AP) — World stock markets recovered from earlier losses as trading in the U.S. started, with investors monitoring Cypriot talks to get a bailout that can spare the country from financial ruin. Separately, Japanese stocks tumbled after the country’s new central bank chief, Haruhiko Kuroda, delivered his first speech since taking office. Kuroda reiterated […]

Shooter kills two fellow Marines, self

QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — A Marine killed a male and female colleague in a shooting at a base in northern Virginia before killing himself, officials said early Friday. Authorities were called to the scene at Marine Corps Base Quantico around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, where they found one Marine dead at a barracks, base commander Col. […]

School board hears encouraging news on budget

After five consecutive years of budget cuts from the state, the Davis school board heard an encouraging budget forecast on Wednesday night from Associate Superintendent Bruce Colby. Colby advised the trustees that the Davis district is probably looking at an increase in state funding in the range of about $100 per pupil during the coming […]

Bob Dunning: Maybe if we built the water plant at a school …

VOTING FOR DOLLARS … yes, we needed only 50 percent plus 1 to pass our $113 million water project, but we needed two-thirds on the nose to pass the Measure E parcel tax for approximately $110 million less … does that make any sense? … Actually, we didn’t even need 50 percent for the water […]

Parent info night set for special ed junior high students

The Davis school district’s special education department will host a parent education night titled “Transition to Junior High and High School” on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in East Conference Room at the Davis school district’s administrative offices, 526 B St. Speakers will be A’Delle Duggan-Laws, director of special education, and Patrick McGrew, program specialist. For […]

Yolo DA seeks $500,000 bail in Davis hate crime case

Calling the defendant “an extreme danger to the community,” the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday filed a motion to increase the bail for Davis hate crime suspect Clayton Daniel Garzon and to speed up his arraignment date. Deputy District Attorney Garrett Hamilton says “changed circumstances” call for Garzon’s bail to be raised from […]

Fresh, second-generation Buick Enclave for 2013

The Buick Enclave, the best-selling, seven-seat, premium- or luxury-branded sport utility vehicle in the United States, is refreshed for 2013 with updated front, rear and interior styling and a more controlled, smooth ride. The 2013 Enclave also features the auto industry’s first front-seat center air bag. With it, the Enclave received the top overall rating […]

Dementia caregivers invited to workshop

A workshop covering legal and financial issues in planning care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia will run from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. The guest speaker will be attorney Dustin MacFarlane, who will discuss making legal plans that […]

Steinberg appoints Wolk to two committees

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has announced that Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, will serve on the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review and Senate Budget Subcommittee 4 on State Administration and General Government. As the chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, Wolk “brings valued policy expertise to the Senate Budget […]

Take care of your sink stopper

Home & Garden Television Sink stoppers are those nifty little gadgets in your sinks that shut down or rise up, allowing water to fill or empty from the sink. You raise and lower the stopper using the lift knob. The knob is actually attached to a lever that sits under the sink. The up-and-down motion […]

Ask a Designer: Outdoor lighting options abound

By Melissa Rayworth Many Americans have embraced outdoor decorating, filling their yards with fluffy sofas, gleaming end tables and even outdoor rugs. But what happens when the sun goes down? Chris Lambton, landscape designer and host of HGTV’s “Going Yard,” advises his clients to give as much thought to the lighting of their outdoor space […]