BERKELEY (AP) — Power was restored to most of UC Berkeley on Tuesday as officials confirmed that the theft of copper cables from a substation caused a campus-wide outage that preceded an explosion and evacuation. The blast occurred Monday night in an underground utility vault outside a building that houses the chancellor’s office. It came […]
Second-grade teacher Amy Teaford at Montgomery Elementary School got a surprise on Tuesday — an unexpected gift of about $1,000 worth of classroom supplies, brought to her classroom by Darrell Hewitt, store manager at Office Max in South Davis. “This is like Christmas,” said Teaford, as she unpacked a box containing paper, scissors and paper […]
The Davis School Arts Foundation has begun accepting grant applications for the 2013-14 school year. DSAF is a local nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that has been dedicated to keeping the arts in Davis public schools for more than 30 years. Through donations, the foundation has provided grants to support visual and performing arts, music and chorus […]
The Davis Schools Foundation has launched its annual fund drive, with proceeds targeted for three core areas — technology, counseling and instructional classroom aides. DSF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to funding equitable programs in Davis’ public schools. The focus on those three areas is designed to help prepare the district to implement the new […]
“The Davis Song” By Heidi Bekebrede 16 miles from Sacramento, heading west on 80. You will find an oasis where avenues are shady. Laid out on a grid of alphabets and ordinal numbers, You’ll find merchants selling pizza, cars, groceries and lumber. Folks go ped’ling to and fro, to work, to shop, to classes. Others […]
Last year, more than 100 of them walked. There were football players and band members, academic standouts and run-of-the-mill Davis kids, all hailing from Davis High School, Da Vinci Charter Academy and Harper Junior High. They gathered at Raley Field in West Sacramento and they walked as part of Team Alex in the annual Walk Now for […]
On a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the City Council rejected the idea of adding fluoride to drinking water in Davis, as council members said they’d prefer to tackle preventative dental health care in town with a more efficient and cost-effective program than fluoridation. Mayor Joe Krovoza, Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson and Councilmen Brett Lee and Lucas Frerichs […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of veterans barricaded outside the closed World War II Memorial because of the government shutdown were escorted past the barriers Tuesday by members of Congress so they could see the monument. More than 125 veterans from Mississippi and Iowa arrived for a previously scheduled visit to the memorial Tuesday morning to […]
The University of California should “substantially decentralize,” longtime UCLA Chancellor Chuck Young said Tuesday. “People still talk about it as if it’s one university,” said Young, who opened this year’s Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series in the Vanderhoef Theatre. “The University of California is a configuration of nine very excellent universities and a fledgling university […]
A shy 5-year-old boy stands outside his house clutching his mother’s leg. He knows something is wrong.
“Don’t forget to go to church this afternoon,” she prods him, holding back tears. Then she bids farewell to his sister and aunt and walks off, never to return again.
“Where is my mother?” the boy wails. Left in the care of relatives, his life goes into a downward spiral. Finally, after years of waiting, the boy — now a teenager — sets out to find her. Alone.
The boy is Enrique, a youngster from Honduras. Heartbroken by his mother’s absence, at age 15, he embarks on the treacherous journey north.
The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, will host a four-part parenting workshop series for children age 1-3 and their parents. The series runs from 10:15-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, from Oct. 16 to Nov. 6. These workshops will provide preschoolers and their caregivers opportunity to play together with developmentally appropriate toys, learn […]
While chain restaurants have added healthier entrees, their menus’ overall calorie and sodium counts haven’t budged. “Across the restaurant industry, we see a pattern of one step forward, one step back,” said Helen Wu, policy and research analyst at the Institute for Population Health Improvement at UC Davis Health System. “Restaurants make changes to their […]
Marco Curatola, professor and director of the Andean Studies Program at Catholic University in Lima, Peru, will speak on “An Aural Religion” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at UC Davis. His talk — which will cover the ancient and traditional Andean system of beliefs, collective representations and ritual practices — will be […]
The University of California announced this week that it will save $1 billion over the next decade after restructuring its debt through a series of bond sales. Through the sale of taxable and tax-exempt bonds, UC restructured $2.39 billion in debt. The sales began Sept. 23 in New York and were expected to end Wednesday. UC […]