Veterans plan an Aggie tailgate party Saturday

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the UC Davis Student Veterans will gather for a tailgate party starting at 1 p.m. Saturday outside Aggie Stadium. This is the final home Aggie football game of the season. All VFW post members, student veterans, veterans, current military members and their families are invited […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Texas university’s race admissions policy debated in federal court

By Manny Fernandez AUSTIN, Texas — An affirmative-action program at the University of Texas at Austin that takes applicants’ race into account was unnecessary because the campus had achieved a “critical mass” of minority students, lawyers for the white applicant who sued the university told a federal appeals court here on Wednesday in a case […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Santa Cruz students report party druggings

By Stephanie M. Lee SAN FRANCISCO — Three female students at UC Santa Cruz have told police this month that their drinks were spiked with drugs at parties, and one of them said she was sexually assaulted, university police said. Police are investigating the reports and on Tuesday sent out a campuswide bulletin warning students […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fundraisers benefit typhoon relief

Davis residents have two opportunities this weekend to help survivors of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Davis-Yolo County Filipinos, under the leadership of former Davis Mayor Ruth Asmundson, are organizing a Filipino luncheon buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the St. James Catholic Church Memorial Center, 1275 […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Obamacare numbers add to Dems’ anxiety

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans today to announce a fix to counter the millions of health coverage cancellations going to consumers, as the White House tried to stem Democratic impatience over a program likely to be at the center of next year’s midterm elections for control of Congress. At the same time, the […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Feds unveil S.F. Bay wetlands plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 50-year recovery plan for San Francisco Bay and other coastal wetlands is being released Thursday by federal wildlife officials who say it would be the biggest tidal marsh recovery effort outside of the Florida Everglades. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service said its $1.24 billion plan for the Bay and […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Sutter Davis Hospital wins top presidential honor

Sutter Davis Hospital is one of only three organizations nationwide to receive the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest presidential honor for organizations that demonstrate performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. The award winners were announced Wednesday by U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, who named only Sutter Davis and two […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Why just weigh in? Let us vote

A WEIGHTY ISSUE … “Public weighs in on the Cannery,” said Wednesday’s exceedingly accurate front-page headline in The Davis Enterprise … weigh in they did … as Tom Sakash noted in his opening paragraph: “The public was presented with its final opportunity Tuesday to offer up input on the design of The Cannery, and it […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Trial for Woodland hit-and-run suspect begins

WOODLAND — Both the prosecutor and the defense attorney agreed on one thing Wednesday — that Alisa Horner was intoxicated and acting aggressively that June night in front of the 7-Eleven store on Woodland’s East Main Street. Where they diverge, however, is whether defendant Kristal Ellen Sutton lawfully left the scene after running over Horner […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Council approves new wood smoke policy as nuisance ordinance

Watch out for that smoke. The City Council approved a new version of the local wood-burning ordinance Tuesday that allows any “reasonable person” who’s bothered by a neighbor’s wood smoke to call up the city’s code enforcement detail and file a nuisance complaint. If it’s determined that the offender is, in fact, causing a public […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

For the record

A story published Tuesday reported the incorrect date for the next meeting of The Other Voice poetry group. It will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the library at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Members of the Sacramento Thursday Night Writers will read their work.

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

TAs to join UC service workers’ strike

The union representing University of California teaching assistants, readers and graduate student instructors will strike Wednesday, Nov. 20, alongside the union representing food service, custodial and hospital care workers. United Auto Workers Local 2865, which represents about 13,000 student workers systemwide, announced the sympathy strike Wednesday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Napolitano seeks 2014-15 tuition freeze for UC

University of California President Janet Napolitano proposed a tuition freeze on Wednesday for the 2014-15 school year in her first address to the Board of Regents.

The freeze was among four ideas she presented at the meeting in San Francisco that she said aim to push the system into the future.

She also wants to make UC a zero-net energy consumer by 2025, streamline community college transfers and improve the process so innovations born from university research hit the market more quickly.

County supervisors issue past-due invoice to the state

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife owes Yolo County nearly $1.4 million accrued over the past 13 years, and elected officials have begun sounding off about it. Yolo County supervisors were the latest to take action, issuing a past-due invoice to the department for money owed Yolo County for payment in lieu of taxes […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,