Tentative deal reached in pepper-spray suit

The University of California Board of Regents will decide next Thursday whether to approve a settlement with Occupy UC Davis protesters who were pepper-sprayed by police. The regents will meet at UC San Francisco Mission Bay.

Terms of the agreement will remain confidential until both sides seek approval for it in federal court.

The lawsuit, filed in February by attorneys for 21 protesters, most of them students, accused UC Davis and its Police Department of improper training and supervision of its officers resulting in the use …

UCD study finds too many variables with eighth-grade algebra policy

A push to require California eighth-graders to study algebra didn’t solve the educational equation, a new study by UC Davis professors concludes. The percentage of students who go on to take more advanced math courses as high school students is not as high as supporters of eighth-grade algebra had hoped, report UCD professors Paul Heckman and […]

Author encourages us to start the Constitution from scratch

The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, welcomes bestselling author Christopher Phillips from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the Blanchard Room. Phillips will discuss his book, “Constitution Café: Jefferson’s Brew for a True Revolution.” Phillips travels the country engaging Americans to talk about the Constitution. Following the successful format […]

Odd Fellows sponsor SADVC Halloween gala

On Friday, Oct. 26, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County will host a Halloween party to raise funds for survivors of violence. The Davis Odd Fellows will sponsor the Unmasking Violence Gala at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The gala will feature catering by Jen and Gary […]

Bizarre Bazaar is a win-win for local charities

Ceramics and housewares and stuffed bears, oh my. Individuals can find these and much more at the annual Bizarre Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive in West Davis. The gigantic sale includes just about everything a person would imagine that retirees would leave […]

Yolo County could use a few good advisers

WOODLAND — The Yolo County Board of Supervisors seeks candidates to fill vacancies on the following county advisory bodies: Yolo County Historical Museum board of directors; Capay Valley General Plan Citizens’ Advisory Board; Child Care and Development Planning Council; Commission on Aging and Adult Services; Community Services Action Board; Dunnigan General Plan Citizens’ Advisory Board; Emergency Medical Care Committee; Health Council; Knights Landing General […]

Anti-Monsanto protest planned for Sept. 17

Protesters are planning a return to Monsanto’s Calgene research site in Davis on Monday, Sept. 17. The event is part of a larger effort to shine a light on what they say are the negative consequences of genetically modifying crops and the company’s business practices. It is being planned in conjunction with ”Millions Against Monsanto,” a project […]

Second day of Hirschfield trial focuses on discovery of bodies

SACRAMENTO — Day two of the UC Davis “sweethearts” murder trial so far has revolved around the discovery of the slain teenagers’ bodies on Dec. 22, 1980 — two days after they vanished from Davis. At the time, Robert Repar was the night-shift sergeant for the Folsom Police Department, called out to help search for […]

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Cahill will present his science fiction thriller at The Avid Reader

The Avid Reader bookstore in Davis will host a book-signing and reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, for a new science fiction thriller novel from the pen of Thomas A. Cahill, Ph.D., an internationally recognized UC Davis scientist. The book, titled “Annals of the Omega Project — A Trilogy,” is the newest book published […]

Congregation Bet Haverim celebrates Jewish High Holy Days

Jews in Davis and the Yolo County area will join millions of others throughout the world to celebrate the beginning of the Hebrew year 5773 between Saturday and Sept. 26. Known as the Days of Awe, the most solemn time of the Jewish calendar, the period highlights the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah (New […]

Per Capita Davis: Short stuff on weeds, fish and meat

A benefit of writing this column is that lots of little things come my way; some from readers, some from my own reading, others from people I meet around town. These items don’t need a full column but I find them interesting and worth passing on. So here’s a collection of “short stuff” from the […]

Lutheran Church of the Incarnation holds its Rally Day

Lutheran Church of the Incarnation will begin its fall Sunday school program Sunday with its annual Rally Day. Worship begins at 8:30 a.m. at the church, 1701 Russell Blvd. in West Davis. At 9:30 a.m., the children will meet in the sanctuary to sing songs and the adults will meet in the south room of […]

Cal State University faculty approve 4-year contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California State University faculty has overwhelmingly approved a new four-year labor contract, ending more than two years of contentious bargaining with the administration, the union said Tuesday. Lillian Taiz, president of the California Faculty Association, said the contract, which largely preserves current working conditions and contains no salary raises, won […]

Make a cuddly gift at Project Linus meeting

Project Linus of Yolo County ‘s monthly gathering is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The group makes and distributes gifts of new handmade blankets and afghans created by volunteers to provide love, warmth and security to needy children throughout Yolo County. Attendees will sew […]