Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera, a major provider of massive open online courses, will talk about this new development in online learning when she visits UC Davis on Thursday. Her talk, “The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone,” will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 1003 Kemper Hall on the UCD campus. It is free […]
State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, has resumed her effort to remove obstacles barring the use of infrastructure financing districts, a flexible financing tool that can be used to pay for public works projects, create high-paying jobs and promote sustainable growth. “Having served in local government, I know how important public works projects are to our […]
Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, was sworn into office Monday at a state Capitol ceremony to represent California’s newly drawn 4th Assembly District. Although this is Yamada’s third term, she will be representing a constituency that is 68 percent new following the statewide redistricting approved in 2011. The 4th District includes portions of her previous district […]
Donations are still being collected for holiday wreaths that will be laid on the graves of every veteran at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. About 11,500 wreaths are needed this year, each one costing $8, but donations in any amount are much appreciated. Checks may be sent to RememberAVet.net, P.O. Box 773, Winters, […]
Active older adults will meet for their monthly book discussion group from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This month, the group will share resources on aging. Participants are invited to bring materials they find helpful related to aging with […]
Beyond the Garden Gate, a garden accent and gift shop in Davis, is all decked out and ready to celebrate the season with an open house Thursday evening. The shop is at 1015 Olive Drive, next to Design House. Refreshments and shopping discounts will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit […]
THE STING OF THE BEE … writes Barbara on the Eastside, “I was reading the Davis Community Profile in the Real Estate section of The Sacramento Bee and I was astounded and disappointed to see that there was no mention of East Davis.” … Barbara, Barbara, Barbara, you can’t expect the Major Metropolitan Daily to […]
SACRAMENTO — The defense rested Monday in the penalty phase of the UC Davis “sweethearts” case, clearing the way for closing arguments in the double-murder trial that began three months ago today. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael W. Sweet scheduled the summations for Wednesday, after which jurors will decide whether Richard Joseph Hirschfield should receive […]
Larry N. Vanderhoef, chancellor emeritus of UC Davis, suffered an ischemic stroke on Saturday and was admitted to the UCD Medical Center on Monday to begin rehabilitative treatment, a university spokeswoman announced. He was transferred from Sutter Davis Hospital, where he received emergency care after the initial signs of stroke. “This wasn’t quite the holiday […]
Scott Stanowicz and his fifth-graders at Pioneer Elementary School took advantage of the break in storms Monday to launch rockets that they have been building as part of an incentive offered by Stanowicz for students completing their homework and class assignments on time. They plan to do another rocketry project in the spring as part […]
The UC Davis Foundation on Monday trumpeted a new effort that will help some students and their families face an ever-steeper climb in tuition.
New donations of $25,000 or more made to support student scholarships will generate a contribution of $25,000 from a $1 million matching fund pooled by current and past foundation board members and UC Davis administrators.
Their goal: raise more than $2 million in new endowments, enough to fund about 40 scholarships, fellowships or other awards per year.
Sunday’s rainstorm caused flooding and other problems that kept Davis fire crews busy for several hours, the Fire Department reported. Calls for service began at 6 a.m. with a report of a power pole leaning over in the saturated ground at County Roads 98 and 31 west of Davis, Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn George said. […]
Putah Creek Council seeks volunteers to help plant native shrubs from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday along Dry Creek in Winters. The new plantings will provide food and shelter to wildlife, attract beneficial pollinators, and help protect water quality by preventing erosion and filtering runoff. Although the Dry Creek channel is dry most of the […]
Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Fluffy (No. 111615), a 6-month-old spayed female brown and white tabby. Also hoping for a good home is Will (No. 111247), a 2-year-old neutered male tan Chihuahua. Fees are charged […]