WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied home dipped last month but the sales pace for the winter was the best in five years. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that home sales fell 0.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.59 million. That’s down from a revised 4.63 […]
The UC Davis College of Engineering is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an entire year of special events, exhibitions, noted guest speakers and much more.
Full details about the expanding schedule are available at http://engineering.ucdavis.edu/go/50years.
“No profession unleashes the spirit of innovation like engineering,” said Enrique Lavernia, dean of the College of Engineering. “Our students move on to careers that give them the opportunity to have a huge, positive impact on people’s everyday lives.
The college’s golden anniversary reflects enormous and remarkable growth from humble origins. The University Farm, as it was known in 1905, became the second campus in the University of California system. Although the department of agricultural engineering was established in 1915 …
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. That’s the way the City Council decided to handle the appeal by Crown Castle on Tuesday night for a conditional use permit to install a 25-node Distributed Antenna System to improve cell phone network infrastructure throughout Davis. Understanding that Crown Castle likely would sue the city should […]
END OF AN ERA … for years, the Davis Religious Community for Sanctuary has made itself known in this community by selling Guatemalan crafts at the Farmers Market, by putting on an annual dance featuring Mumbo Gumbo and by sending thousands of dollars to various human rights projects in Central America and Haiti … the […]
California author Greg Crouch will sign copies of his new book “China’s Wings” — which just entered the Los Angeles Times’ list of bestsellers in the hardcover nonfiction category — at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “China’s Wings” — which was just reviewed in the Wall Street […]
The task force investigating the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters now plans to release its long-awaited findings during the first week of April. That despite a Superior Court judge’s ruling last week that most of the task force report and a fact-finding report by security firm Kroll Associates Inc., on which it is based, […]
An employee of Adams Grain Co. in Dunnigan was hospitalized Tuesday after falling into a grain silo, authorities said. The 26-year-old man was cleaning the silo at about 9:20 a.m. when he fell through a wooden floor and became partially buried in wheat grain, said Gary Fredericksen, Yolo County fire coordinator. Rescuers were able to […]
A concert featuring local high school bands — including Spectrum, 0% Juice, Simply City, Eluminati and Nat Lefkoff — is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Da Vinci High School, 1400 E. Eighth St. Tickets are $5 each. Proceeds raised at the event will support the Da Vinci senior class trip.
Soroptimist International of Greater Davis will host its 18th annual benefit golf tournament Saturday, July 21, at the Davis Golf Course. It will include a two-person scramble with handicap and Callaway flights. There will be prizes for tournament winners, closest-to-pin and most accurate drive. Participants who make a hole-in-one have the opportunity to win a new […]
Where’s the crime? Get a summary of the crimes in your neighborhood, from the past week to the past year, with the Davis Police Department’s interactive “Crime Mapper” feature: cityofdavis.org/police/crimemap.cfm Stephanie DeKnikker wasn’t expecting anyone at her Mace Ranch home when the knocking started shortly before 11 a.m. Monday. Thinking it was a solicitor, DeKnikker, […]
Tickets are still available for the third annual Yolo County Celebrity Fashion Show, which begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Models will include Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza, Davis Board of Education member Gina Daleiden and Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor of Davis. The clothing featured in the fashion show will be from local shops, including The […]
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 will host its annual awards banquet Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Davis police and firefighters will be honored, as well as six new members of the post. All local veterans are invited to attend the event, which begins with a happy hour at […]
Senior or disabled residents who cannot drive, and who have household hazardous waste in need of proper disposal, may schedule a free pickup of their waste. Yolo County residents 65 years and older qualify for this service. Materials that can be collected include household batteries, cleaning supplies, lighter fluid, antifreeze, aerosol cans (empties can be […]
Drew S. Days III, solicitor general in the Clinton administration, will speak from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the UC Davis School of Law. Days will give the Barrett Lecture on Constitutional Law. His talk, which is free to the public, is titled: ”Equalizing Equality: The Canadian Record After Three Decades of Constitutionally Authorized Affirmative Action.” […]