Davis Food Co-op announces Souper Bowl victor

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 […]

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

UC, CSU foundations remain obscure despite new law

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 […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

California bill seeks campus credit for online study

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 […]

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

3 charged with hazing in Fresno State student’s death

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 […]

March 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press

DSIS hosts information night

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 […]

March 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police have suspect in hate-crime assault, but investigation continues

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 […]

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

For the record

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.

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

San Bernardino says it can’t pay state $15.2M

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 […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: All students are gifted and talented

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, […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

For the record

A letter to the editor published Tuesday, “Thankful for school options,” was signed by Michelle Millet, not Cindy Pickett. We regret the error.

March 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Deadline set for library parcel tax exemption requests

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 […]

March 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

St. James hosts its own ‘Antiques Roadshow’

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 […]

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

Council aims to raise rates again to pay for water project

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 […]

March 13, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,