UC online courses fail to fulfill promise

By Nanette Asimov The University of California is spending millions to market an ambitious array of online classes created to “knock people’s socks off” and attract tuition from students around the world. But since classes began a year ago, enrollment outside of UC is not what you’d call robust. One person took a class. “It’s […]

Tanker strikes San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Coast Guard investigators on Tuesday plan to interview the pilot of an empty tanker that struck a tower in the middle of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge while navigating beneath the hulking span. The 752-foot Overseas Reymar rammed the tower on Monday afternoon as it headed out to sea, according to […]

‘Justice Waits’ author on ‘Davisville’

Joel Davis’ book, “Justice Waits: The UC Davis Sweetheart Murders,” helped resolve the 1980 Davis kidnapping and murder of UC Davis students John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves. Last month, a Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted Richard Hirschfield of first-degree murder for their deaths. Davis appears on the current edition of the KDRT program “Davisville,” on […]

Bob Dunning: Can a compromise wash away closure?

VITAL SERVICE WASHED AWAY … I walked the three blocks from my humble East Davis home to our neighborhood laundromat, the Wash Mill, Monday afternoon and was pleased to see it was still open and operating despite reports it was closing for good the day before … this after providing a valuable service to a […]

City tracks danger spots for bicycles

The most perilous intersection that a bicyclist will encounter in Davis is where Russell Boulevard and Highway 113 meet, featuring a heavily trafficked bike path that runs parallel to a busy road, mixed in with multiple drive cuts and exit ramps.

Meanwhile, over the past four years, Davis and UC Davis have had more than $1.1 million worth of bicycles stolen from various locations within city and campus limits.

Both bits of bicycle information come from several recent …

Chávez School auction set for Feb. 2

César Chávez Elementary School’s Spanish Immersion PTA invites Chávez parents, teachers, staff and alumni to its annual auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The auction, called “Talkin’ ‘bout their Generation,” will mix nostalgic fun with paying tribute to all of the generations represented, and features more […]

Water main flushing will start this month

In mid-January, the Public Works Department will be flushing water mains. The purpose of the flushing program is to remove sand and sediment that settles in the water mains over time. In order to flush the line, it is necessary to open the fire hydrants to create a higher flow velocity, a city news release […]

Crash victim dies of injuries

A 66-year-old Ripon man has died from injuries he sustained Friday afternoon on a West Sacramento freeway. California Highway Patrol Officer Bryan Konvalin said Ayesh Hilmi Ayesh was stopped on the shoulder of eastbound Interstate 80 near the Highway 50 transition ramp when he suddenly veered his Toyota Sequoia into the path of an eastbound […]

Bomb squad investigates suspicious fire

A suspicious device brought firefighters and police to an East Davis intersection early Saturday morning, officials said. The incident began at about 3:45 a.m. with reports of a “suspicious container” on fire at Tulane Drive and Cypress Lane, Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. Firefighters put out the fire, but the odd nature of the […]

Shoplift report leads to robbery arrest

A Davis man faces robbery and other charges stemming from an alleged shoplifting incident that went awry, police said. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said officers were summoned at about 6:45 p.m. Friday to the Safeway store on West Covell Boulevard regarding a fight involving multiple people. “As officers were responding, it was determined that loss prevention […]

Weaver’s show opens Gorman Museum’s 40th year

Check it out What: Works by D.Y. Begay, weaver When: On exhibit through March 15; a reception and lecture are planned at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 Where: C.N. Gorman Museum, 1316 Hart Hall, UC Davis Admission: Free On the Navajo Nation in Arizona, looking in any direction from her ancestral home, D.Y. Begay sees cliff […]

Deadline extended for Golden Heart nominations

The Golden Heart Awards nomination deadline has been extended until 5 p.m. Friday. Golden Heart Awards, presented by the city of Davis, recognize outstanding Davis youths in grades 7-12 for their community service or for overcoming a personal challenge. Nomination forms are available at the city of Davis Community Services Department, 600 A St., Suite C, […]

Pets of the week

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 Minnie Mouse (No. 108762), a 1-year-old female, domestic short-haired. gray tabby. Also hoping for a good home is Cara (No. 112083), a 4-year-old spayed female cream and buff short-haired Chihuahua. […]

Japanese taiko drumming class offered

The city of Davis is offering a children’s beginning taiko drumming class starting Friday. This class, open to children ages 8-12, introduces students to the basic skills, form, movement and rhythm patterns of this Japanese art form. Students will learn the history and traditions of taiko drumming, as they learn traditional and contemporary pieces. The […]