CSU may pull cash grants to half its grad students

By Nanette Asimov California State University is withholding financial aid for about 20,000 needy graduate students — money that pays their tuition — pending a decision that could permanently end the cash grants, The Chronicle has learned. Graduate students across the 23-campus system began receiving financial aid notices this week and were astonished to see that the state university grant […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Katehi reveals first steps in response to report

The UC Davis Police Department needs “major reform,” Chancellor Linda Katehi said in a letter to the campus on Friday announcing the first actions in response to the pepper-spray task force report. Katehi raised the possibility that the campus may form a police review commission. The report “illuminated clearly and sharply the need for major […]

SPCA plans book sale fundraiser

The Yolo County SPCA plans its inaugural book sale fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, at the organization’s thrift store at 920 Third St. in downtown  Davis. The sale begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Donate some books (except for encyclopedias) when you arrive and enjoy $2 off the $ 5 entry fee, […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Scrap heap

José Duran and Manuel Vasquez load an old patio table into a collection truck Thursday afternoon at DWR’s Bulky Waste Drop-off Days. The annual, city-sponsored program runs through Saturday at DWR, 2727 Second St. It’s open to all DWR residential 
customers in Davis, El Macero, Willowbank, North Davis Meadows and the Binning Tract. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Treat Mom to high tea in Central Park Gardens

Davis Central Park Gardens and Ciocolat have paired up again to host the third annual Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden on Sunday, May 13. Guests can honor a favorite mother in their lives by treating her to a four-course high tea served among the flowers. The menu will include an assortment of scones, tea sandwiches, tea breads […]

May 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bet Haverim to celebrate 64th anniversary of Israel’s founding

Congregation Bet Haverim will celebrate the 64th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel with a series of three events this month and in early May. All events will be at the CBH campus, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The congregation’s Israel Matters Committee organizes this annual celebration. Israel Independence Week starts at […]

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

Yolo Hospice: Do you truly understand hospice?

Janiece Kinsey believed she had extensive hospice experience based on the end-of-life care received by both her mother and best friend. Yet during Kinsey’s third hospice experience when her husband became a Yolo Hospice patient in 2009, she realized there was much more to know. “I knew some of the hospice services from my previous […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Junior high vice principals — ‘They seem to do it all’

When a student comes to Harper Junior High School with a knife in his backpack, only a handful of students and their families may ever know about it.

“But 700 families are counting on me to deal with it,” says Vice Principal Matt Duffy.

When a Holmes Junior High School student is found intoxicated on campus, it’s Vice Principal Kerin Kelleher who will accompany her to the emergency room and stay with her until parents arrive.

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Marriage equality, 1% tax protests planned Tuesday

Two groups of protesters are planning to demonstrate Tuesday outside the Davis post office, 2020 Fifth St., as local residents file their income tax returns. Members of the Yolo County Chapter of Marriage Equality USA will gather at noon. Protesters can bring their own signs or hold one provided by the group. “Together we will raise […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Stocks fall on slower growth in China

U.S. stocks fell on Friday on slowing growth in China and ongoing worries about European debt. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 63 points at 12,923. It jumped 181 points the day before. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell almost seven points, at 1,381. The Nasdaq composite fell 16 points to 3,039. […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Fire rages after Modesto standoff

MODESTO (AP) — A raging fire that broke out at a Modesto apartment during a standoff was mostly out early Friday, but the status of a suspect in the shooting deaths of a deputy and a civilian was still unknown, police said. Firefighters were still at the scene around 6 a.m, putting out spot fires, Modesto […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Yudof stands by Katehi through pepper-spray fallout

HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT … to the distress of some and the elation of others, it’s clear from the statement of University of California President Mark Yudof that he plans no change in the status of Chancellor Linda Katehi in light of the just released pepper-spray report … Although many are calling […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

First DavisTweetUp is Thursday at de Vere’s

DavisTweetUp, a new social media networking project, aims to use online networks — specifically the power of Twitter — to connect Davis professionals in support of local businesses and the community. The effort is being organized by Blake N. Cooper and Danielle DeBow, local residents and social media professionals. “Davis offers a world-class education at […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Robbers elude police after crash

WOODLAND — Two suspects remain at large following a Tuesday night robbery and freeway crash that injured three members of a Lincoln family, according to the California Highway Patrol. The saga began shortly before 8 p.m., when a woman returning to her home on Topaz Way in Woodland was hit in the face and robbed […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,