Chancellor pledges support for faculty work-life balance initiative

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi has joined the heads of nine other universities and colleges as a founding partner of a national initiative to promote work-life balance for faculty as a way to enhance academic excellence. “Fostering workplace flexibility allows a university to improve faculty satisfaction and recruit and retain a more diverse and inclusive […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Da Vinci Students of the Month both excelled as interns

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently honored two Da Vinci High School students as Students of the Month for May. They are: * Mariah Farris, nominated by internship coordinator Susan Kirby, who wrote, “Mariah has spent the 2012-13 school year working at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. This facility is a UCD […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davisite honored as one of The One Hundred

Davis resident Ann Murray Paige was honored this month at a star-studded gala reception in Boston for being an advocate and inspiration to breast cancer survivors. The Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center’s annual celebration, The One Hundred, honors 100 people or organizations for their contributions in the fight against cancer. This year’s reception was hosted by […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

At the Pond: A getaway to the Big Pond

Do you want a one-day, magical, lush green, shaded hike that all ages enjoy and includes a stop at the ocean? I can recommend one. I have done it dozens of times with babies, non-hikers, toddlers, seniors and teenagers. Our family, including grandchildren, revisits this trip repeatedly. It’s good at all times of the year […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sutter market continues on Thursdays

Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market brings farm-fresh food to West Davis from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 29. The market — at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place — is filled with farm-fresh produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. The market accepts […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Supervisors to consider Laura’s Law pilot project

Yolo County supervisors on Tuesday will consider creating a pilot project that would allow for court-ordered involuntary outpatient treatment for certain individuals with serious mental illnesses. The yearlong pilot project would implement Laura’s Law, a measure passed by the state in 2003 in the wake of a killing spree by a Nevada County man with […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Improving real estate market boosts tax rolls

An improving real estate market and a thriving agricultural economy have helped push Yolo County’s assessment roll over $20 billion for the first time since 2008, Yolo County Assessor Joel Butler has announced. New construction and changes of ownership also helped increase the roll to $20,475,478,048 of taxable value, a 4.16 precent increase over the […]

June 27, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Hear Davis’ innovation officer speak Wednesday

Davis Downtown invites local businesses and community members to a brown-bag luncheon Wednesday to meet Rob White, the city’s new chief innovation officer. White’s role is to be an advocate for economic development in Davis and to foster a business environment that supports local business interests and growth of innovation/technology companies. This lunchtime forum will […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Appellate court ruling backs parole for Woodland killer

A state appellate court decision has paved the way for a Woodland man who killed his girlfriend’s toddler son in 1983 to be released from prison. Christopher Michael Fowler, 51, has served 29 years for the death of 22-month-old Aaron Miller, who knocked the boy off a bed, shook him and threw him to the […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Sizzling Sidewalk Sales planned this summer

Local shoppers, get ready: Downtown Davis’ Sidewalk Sales will be back soon. The annual summer outdoor sales will take place Friday through Sunday, June 12-14, throughout downtown Davis. Well into the third decade of providing sizzling deals on a wide variety of merchandise, the Sidewalk Sales bring folks from near and far to find their […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Enjoy a picnic in the park every week

The Davis Farmers Market throws a party for the community every Wednesday evening throughout the summer in Davis’ Central Park. Picnic in the Park features live music, children’s activities and a food fair, so there’s something for every member of the family. The market is open 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Summer season is in […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Getting away from it all — in Davis

“Now this is the life,” I thought as I settled into a lounge chair under a swaying palm tree and closed my eyes for a little snooze, the sound of joyful laughter coming from my husband Ian and our two sons, David, 5, and Ben, 3½, as they played in the pool nearby. We were […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Comings & Goings: More breakfast, lunch, dessert and wine for downtown

It’s time for another update on recent downtown business changes. All of these items have appeared in previous Comings & Goings columns. ———— Beach Hut Deli announced that it’s closing its store downtown and building a new one off Second Street, across from Target. June 1 was its last day. “We are proud to have […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Online classes fuel a campus debate

By Tamar Lewin The announcement in May that Coursera, which offers free college classes online, had signed agreements with state universities enrolling more than a million students made it plain that such courses, virtually unheard-of two years ago, are now part of the higher education mainstream. But along the way, a rancorous debate has emerged […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,