College tries two-tier prices for in-demand classes

By Christina Hoag SANTA MONICA (AP) — After three years of reducing class offerings, one of California’s biggest community colleges now plans to start adding them — but at quadruple the price. Under a new program designed to cope with rising student demand as state funds dwindle, Santa Monica College will form a separate nonprofit […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Brown reaches tax deal with group

By Juliet Williams and Robert Jablon LONG BEACH (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday that he has reached a deal with a rival group to combine forces on a November ballot initiative to raise sales and income taxes, a move that will allow Democratic-leaning interests to align behind a single, high-stakes budget proposition. The […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Young @ Art supports school programs

The Davis School Arts Foundation’s annual Young @ Art Celebration promises a day of fun for the whole family, with proceeds benefiting arts education in local classrooms. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. It will offer a diverse array of arts […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Enjoy international folk dancing at Art Center

The Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., offers an ongoing class in traditional ethnic dance from around the world on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. The basic format of the class is simple, warm-up dances followed by instruction and practice of newer, more challenging dances. The class is suitable for beginning through advanced students. After […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Drop off your e-waste at Harper JH

Harper Junior High School students will hold a free electronic waste drive-through drop-off on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school, 4000 E Covell Blvd. Drop off computer monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook computers, VCRs, microwaves, stereo equipment, speakers and more, all without getting out of your car. Just pop […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: How much energy does your TV use?

A statistic can be revealing — conveying in a number what it may take paragraphs to describe in words. Of course, statistics also can be deceptive. A statement (usually) attributed to Mark Twain sums it up, so to speak: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” It used to be that […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Restore/Restory project educates locals about Cache Creek’s history

The Art of Regional Change, a joint initiative of the UC Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for Regional Change, has been awarded $20,000 to host a series of local events to showcase its latest community media project documenting the history of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. A collaboration between ARC and the Cache Creek […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Learn about reverse mortgages at luncheon

Homeowners in Yolo County can get information on reverse mortgages, plus a free lunch, at an event Wednesday, March 28, hosted by Linda Darvishian of Security One Lending. The gathering will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Ludy’s Main Street BBQ, 667 Main St. in downtown Woodland. Attendees must be homeowners age 62 or older. Family […]

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Learn art, computers, languages at Davis Adult School

Spring quarter classes at the Davis Adult School start Monday, and many of the most popular classes still have a few seats available. Art teacher Gay Huntley will offer three classes, in Creative Mosaic, Drawing and Printing with Acrylics. These classes give adults a hands-on opportunity to create works of art under the guidance of […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Davis High’s Fannjiang places in top 10 at Intel

Davis High School senior Clara Fannjiang took eighth place Tuesday evening in the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s most elite and demanding high school science research competition. Fannjiang received a $20,000 award for her research, which involved developing enhanced radio data collection methods, which may help astronomers see farther into the universe, generate clearer images […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

PJ is a wiggly, sweet and huggable 18-month-old neutered male boxer/Rottweiler mix who loves being with people and would make a great jogging partner. Wink is a super-sized, gentle and calm 5-year-old neutered male purebred German shepherd who loves to play with other dogs. Wink lost one of his eyes in an accident, thus his […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Disney vet, now an Aggie, featured on ‘Davisville’

Lindsey Black, 20, is a transfer student who is studying the classics and history at UC Davis. She’s also a veteran of the Disney Channel high school comedy “As the Bell Rings,” having played Lexi in the 2008-09 season. On the latest “Davisville,” Black talks about why she chose Davis for college, why history engages […]

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Investment expert will be at bookstore

Author Easan Katir will read from his book, “There is a Tide,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book explains a tested method of investment analysis that saved Katir’s portfolio from the stock market crash of 2008. The public is welcome; refreshments will be provided. Katir […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

New Harmony framing up along freeway

By Dell Richards Because it’s visible from Interstate 80, passing motorists may be wondering what the construction is along Cowell Boulevard near the intersection with Chiles Road. Framing on New Harmony Mutual Housing Community is nearly complete; the roof will be going on next. Construction began this winter and should be finished in December. The project has preserved […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Housing & Growth | Tagged ,