Yolo seeking new county counsel

Yolo County is searching for a new county counsel, though the reason why remains unclear. The Board of Supervisors emerged from closed session last week with a two-sentence statement announcing that recruitment would be getting underway for a replacement for current County Counsel Robyn Drivon, but no additional information or explanation was provided. Evaluation of […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

UCD students hailed for actions at fire scene

The day began as it normally did for UC Davis students Nick Balardi and Mark Goering — a 5:15 a.m. departure from their campus dorm on Russell Boulevard to catch a ride to crew practice in West Sacramento. But the morning of Feb. 5 progressed somewhat differently, starting with the acrid smell of smoke in […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Gateway District plans gearing up for public outreach

At a time of budget woes and red ink, the city is chasing an ambition to build a site for future businesses that could, among other things, help push it into the black some years from now.

It’s called the Downtown/University Gateway District, and its 98 acres is almost a blank canvas for city and UC Davis planners to dream big and make major 21st century economic development a real local accomplishment.

That big goal requires a lot of small and medium-sized steps.

Water-cleaning technology could help farmers

FIREBAUGH — The giant solar receiver installed on a wheat field here in California’s agricultural heartland slowly rotates to track the sun and capture its energy. The 377-foot array, however, does not generate electricity but instead creates heat used to desalinate water. It is part of a project developed by a San Francisco area start-up […]

February 21, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sign up for women’s history luncheon by Feb. 28

The Yolo County Women’s History Month Committee is making final arrangements for the 27th annual Women’s History Month luncheon. The deadline for reservations and payment is Friday, Feb. 28. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The 2014 national Women’s History Month theme is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.” The luncheon will […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Church nursery school offers open house

University Covenant Nursery School will hold its open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 8, at the church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. UCNS is a weekday Christian preschool with programs for 3-year-olds and pre-kindergarten students, ages 4 to 5. The preschool year runs from late August through mid-June, following the Davis Joint […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Register year-round at Davis Chinese School

The Davis Chinese School has been in operation for 33 years, teaching beginning to advanced-level Chinese to school-aged children. Classes meet at 7 p.m. Fridays at Davis High School, in the classrooms closest to Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. Registration is ongoing year-round. For registration information, visit www.davischineseschool.org or email [email protected]

September 02, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

School board to hear updates on enrollment, tax revenue

The Davis school board will hear updates on several major topics at Thursday night’s meeting — touching on everything from parcel tax revenue to enrollment projections, and from the academic-year calendar to facilities needs. Davis Demographics will present a newly updated set of enrollment projections, the latest in a long line of reports dating back […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

For the record

A mandala is scheduled to be painted at the intersection of Fourth and K streets in April. A story Tuesday reported an incorrect date.

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Alarcón, Writers of the New Sun featured at Poetry Night

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes Francisco X. Alarcón and the Escritores del Nuevo Sol/Writers of the New Sun at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. In addition to Alarcón, the participants in the Writers of the New Sun include JoAnn Anglin, Paul Aponte, Fausto Avedaño, Nancy […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate the Year of the Horse on KDRT show

“Through the Looking Glass,” with host Dr. Gitane, a psychotherapist and life coach, will air at 4 p.m. Thursday on KDRT, 957. FM. It will feature a touching “real life” story inviting a novel approach to celebrating the Chinese Year of the Horse in 2014. All past shows are archived at http://kdrt.org/lookingglass.

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City seeks taxes, on ‘Davisville’

The city of Davis, facing a $5 million yearly deficit and a backlog of deferred road repairs, has asked voters to boost the city sales tax by a half-cent per dollar starting this fall. Citywide votes on water rates and possibly a new city parcel tax are also in the works this year. On the […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCD biochemist earns Sloan Fellowship for ‘designer enzymes’

Justin Siegel — a biochemist at UC Davis who uses computers to develop new “designer enzymes” with properties not found in nature — has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship to support his work. The fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is valued at about $50,000 over two years. Siegel — who is […]

February 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Revamped computer science classes attracting more girls

By Kristen V. Brown Peering out from behind the cool glow of iPads and MacBook Pros, some students sit with rapt attention. A few appear lost in daydreams, or perhaps just lost. At least two cruise Facebook. It is a predictable college scene, but this Berkeley computer science class is at the vanguard of a […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,