Student survey offers suggestions for International House

Students from the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis recently completed a survey for International House, Davis, focusing views of international students, one of I-House’s core constituents. “We seem to be doing the right things,” I-House board president Calvin Handy said, responding to the project. The students involved were Allan Alday, Deepti Kansal, Nandhini […]

April 03, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Jobless claims lowest in 4 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in four years, adding to evidence that the job market is strengthening. Applications for weekly unemployment benefits fell by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 359,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the fewest applicants since April 2008. […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Hirschfield lawyers revive ‘Hunt group’ murder theory

SACRAMENTO — Nearly 25 years ago, an ex-con and police informant named Ray Gonzales approached Yolo County authorities with an offer to help build a murder case against his onetime brother-in-law David Hunt. The theory was that Hunt, the half-brother of serial killer Gerald Gallego, orchestrated the Dec. 20, 1980, killings of UC Davis students […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Don’t miss Breakfast with the Bunny

Only a couple of dozen tickets remain for one of Davis’ favorite annual happenings: Breakfast with the Bunny. Tickets are $10 per person (whether for adult or child) and are available for purchase only at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Breakfast with the Bunny begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Bravo! New Mexican restaurant will open downtown

A Mexican food restaurant called El Toro Bravo will replace the closed Baja Fresh at 237 D St. It’s under the same ownership as nearby Burgers & Brew and Crepeville. A license to sell alcohol is posted in the window, with an application date of Feb. 13. ———— A Panera Bread is planned for the […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Frerichs, Lee speak to business group

The Davis Progressive Business Exchange will convene its 150th meeting at noon Wednesday, April 4. The group, made up of Davis businesspeople, meets for lunch on the first and third Wednesdays at International House, 10 College Park. The meal is catered by Lamppost Pizza. Guest speakers at this meeting will be Davis City Council candidates […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Let’s beautify tunnel in our own special way

A few years ago, when evil forces from unknown places made plans to widen our historic Richards Boulevard tunnel, the good citizens of Davis rose up, placed the measure before the voters and soundly defeated the proposal at the ballot box. The word to our City Fathers and Mothers was clear: Don’t mess with the […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

I-House adds Farsi classes

International House, Davis, offers a wide range of language classes at 10 College Park. Classes are free to members, and the first class is free to those who are interested in a test run. A recent addition is beginning Farsi, taught by Paravaneh Keyvanfar at 5 p.m. Wednesdays in the Hagan Room at I-House. “Farsi […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate celebrates 40 years

When Doug Arnold and Dave Taormino started in the real estate business, they used carbon paper, there was no Multiple Listing Service and copy machines were just starting to become common. Through the years, Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate has embraced advances in technology. Its agents have become more skilled in navigating short sales and […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Café Diablo is a devilishly great hangout

The idea originated with a group of Davis High students last year: The closure of the school’s multipurpose room due to a leaky roof and mold had left the school decidedly lacking in a comfortable, indoor place to hang out.

Those students — dubbed the “ambassadors” — regularly advise head counselor Courtenay Tessler on ways that the school can be made a more welcoming place. A replacement for the MPR, they said, would definitely help.

Tessler, meanwhile, had a whole different group of students that she knew were interested in careers in the food and restaurant business. What if students like that were given an opportunity to open a café on campus, preparing and serving food to classmates, staff and visitors alike, all in a comfortable, indoor location?

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

High school musician follows his passion

Da Vinci High School senior Nat Lefkoff began his music career as a young boy. The young artist, who had an affinity for words and storytelling, recorded his first song, “One Inch Tall,” with his dad when he was in the first grade, then started guitar lessons in the third grade. “I’ve always liked music […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Judge OKs pepper-spray reports, minus cops’ names

OAKLAND — The University of California can release two reports on the pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters — minus the names of police officers — an Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Evelio M. Grillo rejected the Federated University Police Officers Association’s argument that the reports violated a state law protecting police […]

Body in river identified as that of Sacramento man

A man whose body was pulled from the Sacramento River earlier this week has been identified as a 36-year-old Sacramento resident. Kaeo D. Alexander had been in the river for two to three weeks before his body was found floating in the river north of Clarksburg shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, Yolo County Chief Deputy […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Auction Saturday benefits DPNS

All are welcome to attend the Davis Parent Nursery School’s annual auction, “Evening in the Islands,” on Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the silent auction, with dinner and the live auction starting at 7:30 p.m. A total of 250 items, worth more than […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged