The Davis Food Co-op announces the donation of $4,012 to the Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County, the proceeds of its seventh annual “Souper Bowl,” held Feb. 24 at the Veterans’ Memorial Center. The event offered soups from several Davis restaurants, including Caffé Italia, de Vere’s Irish Pub, Dos Coyotes, Fat Face, Monticello Bistro, Osteria […]
By Juliet Williams SACRAMENTO (AP) — Under a law that took effect last year, the public has the right to access the records of private foundations that are affiliated with University of California and California State University campuses and examine how they spend the hundreds of millions of dollars they raise. Or at least that […]
By Tamar Lewin Legislation was introduced in the California Senate on Wednesday that could reshape higher education by requiring the state’s public colleges and universities to give credit for faculty-approved online courses taken by students unable to register for oversubscribed classes on campus. If it passes, as seems likely, it would be the first time […]
By Gosia Wozniacka FRESNO — Three Cal State Fresno students have been charged with hazing in the 2012 alcohol-related death of a fraternity pledge, authorities said Tuesday. Leonard Louis Serrato, 28, Aaron Joseph Raymo, 24, and Daniel Woodard Baker, 22, are also accused of providing alcohol to Philip Dhanens, an 18-year-old from Bakersfield who was […]
By Diane Nelson Extra virgin olive oil is tasty and excellent for your health, but experts say as much as 70 percent of it sold in America is adulterated, or of a lower grade. How can you tell if your brand is the real deal? One notion — the so-called “fridge-test” theory — says you […]
The Davis School for Independent Study will host an information night for families interested in enrolling their incoming kindergarten through sixth-grade students in the DSIS home study program for the 2013-14 school year. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the DSIS office, 526 B St. Parents are invited to come and find […]
UPDATE: Clayton Daniel Garzon, 19, of Davis, was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of assault causing great bodily injury, committing a hate crime, assault with a deadly weapon, stalking, committing a felony while on release from custody and inflicting bodily injury during the commission of a felony, Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. Davis police […]
A headline in Tuesday’s edition left the mistaken impression that Davis resident Diane Wagstaff will present her new book, “Signals from Heaven,” this Sunday at The Avid Reader. Wagstaff’s presentation is at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis.
SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — The bankrupt city of San Bernardino is once again sparring with the state over millions of dollars in former redevelopment funds. California’s Department of Finance has warned in a letter that it could take the unprecedented step of keeping some of San Bernardino’s future tax receipts if the city does not […]
GIFTS AND TALENTS … before our school board reaches any conclusions about the Gifted and Talented (GATE) program in the district — and trust me, there are as many opinions about GATE as there are parents of schoolchildren in this town — it would be nice to have some clear statement of purpose … specifically, […]
A letter to the editor published Tuesday, “Thankful for school options,” was signed by Michelle Millet, not Cindy Pickett. We regret the error.
The deadline to file for an exemption from the Davis special library parcel tax is June 3. Exemptions to the special tax are granted for: * Property zoned and used for agriculture and not containing a residence. * Property that is not buildable or developable because of some reasonably permanent incapacity. This contemplates odd parcels or […]
Are you getting ready for spring cleaning and are unsure what to do with all those things from years gone by tucked away in your attic or garage? Has Grandma promised to give you something passed down in the family when you visit her this Easter? Are you wondering if some of those old things […]
Let’s try this again. With the approval of Measure I in the bag, the City Council can now take another swing at pumping up water rates to pay for the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency surface water project. The $113 million project, which earned a 54 percent endorsement by the voters last Tuesday, will draw water […]