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UC committee OK’s tuition hikes for non-residents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Undergraduates from outside California and graduate students preparing for careers outside academia will pay more to attend the University of California in the fall under a revised plan approved by the 10-campus system’s governing board on Thursday. The tuition hikes endorsed by the Board of Regents included an 8 percent increase […]

By the numbers: Davis city manager a bargain?

Is running the city of Davis more challenging than running the state of California? According to a salary-by-salary comparison of its chief executives it is. Davis City Manager Dirk Brazil’s base salary is $217,200 per year, while Gov. Jerry Brown’s base salary is $212,179. Every Davis resident theoretically pays $3.25 per year for Brazil’s salary […]

Vote for charity paint recipient

Online voting has begun in the 2015 Brooks Painting Charity Paint Giveaway. The winner will receive up to $10,000 in free painting. Voters will choose from among the Yolo Family Service Agency, a nonprofit that offers affordable mental health services and counseling; senior citizens advocate Elaine Roberts-Musser of Davis; and the Yolo County YMCA, which […]

Forum examines strategies to prevent gun violence

A community forum on gun violence is planned for Wednesday evening at UC Davis, organized by the Yolo County and Sacramento Valley chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. UC Davis gun violence researcher Garen Wintemute of the UC Davis School of Medicine will be joined by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis; Assemblyman Bill […]

Students experience traditional Japanese ‘tiger dance’ and a bit of sumo

Students at North Davis Elementary got a taste of traditional Japanese music, dance and street entertainment on Wednesday, as a cultural exchange group from Aomori performed before a capacity audience in the school’s multipurpose room. Aomori is the northernmost prefecture on the main Japanese island of Honshu. The presentation included a lively “tiger dance” in which […]

St. James will honor graduates

The St. James Catholic Church community would like to invite all students graduating from high school for a special blessing during the 7 p.m. Mass on Sunday, June 7, at St. James Church, 1275 B St. Ice cream will be served afterward.

Garamendi backs bill to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges

Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, together with 19 other Democrats, introduced on Wednesday the Grow America Act, a long-term surface transportation reauthorization bill that provides $478 billion over six years to address the nation’s infrastructure crisis. “I am proud to support this bold new vision for the future of American infrastructure and mobility,” Garamendi said in […]

Osteoporosis screening not benefiting the right population

Many of those who should get it, don’t. And many of those who shouldn’t, do. That’s the story of a common screening test for osteoporosis, according to new research from UC Davis Health System. The study, published online Tuesday in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, found that screening rates increased sharply among women at […]

UCD Med Center rated among high performers

New U.S. News & World Report hospital ratings for five common procedures and conditions show that UC Davis Medical Center is a “high performer” for heart bypass surgery, hip replacements, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and meets expected standards of care for knee replacements. The Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings were created […]

DWR offers free disposal of ‘sharps’ waste

In Davis, all recyclables are hand-sorted by Davis Waste Removal employees. Workers pull out plastic bottles, cans, tin foil and other materials that pass by on a conveyor belt. Occasional garbage waste is also pulled out, and every now and then, workers come across something more troublesome: used syringes. To allow an easy and safe disposal […]

Sixth-grade party tickets on sale now

The end of the school year nears and with it comes the much-anticipated sixth-grade graduation party, hosted by the city of Davis. The vent will take place on Thursday, June 11, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St.. All recently graduated sixth-graders are welcome at the party, which continues […]

Adventurers, entertainers sought for Silk Road fair

On Sunday, June 7, the Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair will celebrate the Silk Road — the trade route where “Western barbarians” met “heathen idolaters” and exchanged problems, products, art and ideas. Stations representing Venice, Isfahan, Benares and Chang-an will be set up at the fair site in Central Park. Organizers are looking for dancers, musicians […]

Lavender harvest to be celebrated at Capay festival

The Cache Creek Lavender Festival will celebrate the beginning of lavender harvest when the fields in the Capay Valley are starting to bloom. It will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, at Cache Creek Lavender Farm, 3430 Madrone St. in Rumsey. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission is free. […]

Monthly discussion focuses on ‘Care Planning’

“Care Planning: Future Planning for You or a Loved One,” will be the topic of discussion at the new monthly series, “Let’s Talk.” It will be held Tuesday, May 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Peggy Phelps, a resource specialist with Dignity […]

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