Path to law school opens from community colleges

By Nanette Asimov For California community college students hoping to win court cases someday, draw up people’s wills or even wear a judge’s robes, getting into law school just got easier. Admission standards aren’t changing. But starting Thursday, six law schools and their undergraduate campuses will partner with 24 community colleges to offer counseling for […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

55 schools face federal sex-assault probe

By Kimberly Hefling WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifty-five colleges and universities — big and small, public and private — are being investigated over their handling of sexual abuse complaints under Title IX, the Education Department revealed Thursday. The Education Department’s decision to release the list is unprecedented and comes as the Obama administration seeks to shed […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

The Yolo Crow featured at poetry reading

On Friday, May 23, The Other Voice will feature readers from The Yolo Crow. The group, which is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, will meet at 7:30 p.m. in library of the church, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and open mic follow the reading. Eight years ago, a local journal was born around […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Start saving water now and reap benefits next year

The city of Davis is encouraging all water customers to reduce their use in an effort to lower water consumption citywide and prepare for a new consumption-based fixed rate structure. Beginning Jan. 1, the city’s water service fees will be based on the consumption-based fixed rate structure. The CBFR structure is made up of three […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Earth bench project planned at DHS

The Davis High School Environmental Club will create a new community “earth bench” on campus this month. High school students have been stuffing plastic water bottles for more than two years with film trash such as single-use plastic shopping bags and plastic wrap. The bench will be similar to, although smaller than, the “Compassion Bench” […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

CASE endorses Delaini for judge

Larenda Delaini, a candidate for Yolo Superior Court judge, has received the endorsement of the California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment. “In her role as a California deputy attorney general, Ms. Delaini has developed a reputation for skillfully handling important cases in the state and federal courts,” the CASE board […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Many line up to endorse Beronio

Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio has racked up several additional endorsements in her campaign for judge. The newest is Crime Victims United of California, a bipartisan statewide organization made up of victims of crime, law-enforcement officials, legal professionals and others who work to protect and enhance public safety. Beronio also has received the endorsement of […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Indie bookstores join for special day

The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, will be one of nearly 100 independent bookstores across the state participating in the first California Bookstore Day on Saturday. Book lovers can visit The Avid Reader or other independent bookstores to purchase exclusive books and book-related items from authors such as Neil Gaiman, George Saunders, Don […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Thank a teacher with a ticket to tea

Have you thanked a teacher lately? A perfect opportunity is available now from AAUW-Davis and Monticello Seasonal Cuisine. T(ea) is for Teachers is an appreciation tea to honor teachers and support Tech Trek, a summer camp to introduce junior high school girls to math and science careers. Teachers can be traditional school teachers, coaches, piano […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Botanical Society hosts talk on Saudi Arabian plants

The Saudi Arabian deserts harbor distinctive plant life. If you’ve wanted to find out more about this interesting country and its desert flora, you’re invited to attend a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Russell Huddleston will […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See flower arrangers in action on Wednesday

For their last program before the summer break, the Davis Flower Arrangers will revive the Pandora’s Box program on Wednesday, May 7, at International House, 10 College Park. Three veteran flower arrangers will be given equal amounts of floral materials and identical containers to make a bouquet. The audience will watch while three different arrangements […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grace Valley Christian Academy hosts open house

All are invited to Grace Valley Christian Academy’s community open house at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at 27173 County Road 98 in West Davis. The evening will include a program with information about the school, an all-student performance, classroom tours and light refreshments. Grace Valley Christian Academy is in its 16th year of educating […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Archer campaign kicks off Monday

Barbara Archer will kick off her campaign for a four-year term on the Davis school board with an event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the home of Joy Klineberg, 764 Elmwood Drive. Former state Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, Archer’s honorary campaign chairperson, will speak at the event. Archer has served as […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Fit for Life’ keeps seniors healthy and independent

Twenty-five men and women ranging in age from 64 to 98 filed into a brightly lit room at the Davis Senior Center at 7:45 a.m., ready for their workout. Debbie Eernisse, wearing a hands-free microphone, directed the mostly sweatpants-wearing group to lift their legs up and down 12 times. “You want to be tired by […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,