Parents’ Night Out set at Pole Line Baptist Church

Pole Line Road Baptist Church, 770 Pole Line Road in Davis, will host a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 8. The evening will include games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments. Children from infancy through sixth grade may attend. The workers are church members who have been approved through an extensive background check and interview process, according […]

March 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Local schools pilot-testing new computer-based exams

Davis students won’t be filling in the bubbles on multiple-choice standardized tests much longer. Two local schools have participated in pilot testing of new computer-based assessments, as California prepares to switch away from paper-based STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) exams. The new computer-based assessments — which California hopes to implement statewide by 2014-15 — will include […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Palestinian movie set at library

The Davis Committee for Palestinian Rights will show “Roadmap to Apartheid” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St in Davis. In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker, […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Politics of Knowledge’ examined at UCD symposium

“Contested Politics of Knowledge in the Public University” is the focus of a half-day symposium beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, on the second floor of the Student Community Center at UC Davis. The event is free and open to the public. “Embedded within broader social relations, the public university is enrolled in a […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Advisory board members needed for UCD Fire Department

UC Davis is seeking applicants for its Fire Department Administrative Advisory Committee, tasked with providing insight to the fire chief and executive staff on the needs of the community for services and programs offered by the UCD Fire Department. Work also would include reviewing and providing feedback on current and proposed Fire Department programs, services, […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Museum highlights female winners of top citizen awards

On Saturday, a new exhibit featuring female winners of the city’s Covell and Brinley awards will open at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis in honor of Women’s History Month. The museum is at 445 C St., in the northeast corner of Central Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Thanks […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Number of centenarians, especially women, grows in U.S.

By Kevin Fagan OAKLAND — Molly Greenberg loved the horse-and-buggy rigs as a child in New York, even as the new-fangled Model T car was becoming popular. Women didn’t have the right to vote when she was born in 1912, and their life expectancy was 56 years. One hundred years later, she’s had the last […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Kindergarten registration, parent info nights coming up

Parents will register their children for kindergarten on Thursday, March 28, for all schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District, with the exception of Spanish Immersion at César Chávez Elementary. Children who will turn 5 years old on or before Oct. 1 are eligible for kindergarten. Kids who will reach their 5th birthday between […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Missing Navy SEAL ID’d as Woodland man

HONOLULU (AP) — Military officials have identified the Navy SEAL who went missing last week off Oahu during an open ocean training swim. The Navy has identified the missing SEAL as 33-year-old Matthew John Leathers of Woodland. He was training off Kaena Point when he became separated from his unit. The Coast Guard, Honolulu lifeguards […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Seniors seek input on group’s mission

The Senior Citizens of Davis Inc. will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday to redefine the group’s purpose and mission. Currently, SCD functions as a nonprofit organization, whose funds are used primarily for enhancing the services and programs of the Davis Senior Center. The meeting will follow the popular World Café format. Tables of […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pytel named assistant police chief

The Davis Police Department has announced the promotion of Darren Pytel to the rank of assistant chief. Pytel, 44, has been with the department for 30 years, starting as a police cadet in 1983 and later serving as a part-time reserve and bike officer before becoming a full-time police officer in 1990. He had been […]

March 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See radio-control gliders soar above rural park

The public is invited to attend the Sacramento Valley Soaring Society’s season opener, a thermal duration contest, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Grasslands Park. The parks is at Mace Boulevard and Tremont Road about 3 miles south of Davis. In the contest, radio-control gliders with wing spans of 10 to 12 feet […]

March 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Breast cancer treatments update planned

An update on the San Antonio breast cancer symposium will be presented by Helen Chew, M.D, at the Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting Monday, March 11. The group will meet at 7 p.m. at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. Chew, director of the breast center at the UC Davis Cancer Center, […]

March 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

State hopes to grow future farmers with new plates

By Stacy Finz California may be known for its exceptional surf, its fine weather and, of course, Hollywood, but there is one more thing the state wants to be known for, and it’s taking to the highways and byways to get the message out. Starting in March, there will be a new California agriculture license […]

March 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,