Study gauges value of technology in schools

By Motoko Rich With school districts rushing to buy computers, tablets, digital white boards and other technology, a new report questions whether the investment is worth it. In a review of student survey data conducted in conjunction with the federal exams known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the nonprofit Center for American Progress […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cabrillo Club hosts scholarship picnic

On Sunday, July 14, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will honor the high school scholarship recipients at its annual Family/Scholarship Picnic in the Holt Cross Room at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors open at 11 a.m. There will be a linguica sandwich lunch with sides and beverages […]

June 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Victim in Costco parking lot is likely a suicide

A man who suffered a fatal gunshot wound in his vehicle Thursday at a Woodland shopping center appears to be a case of suicide, according to Woodland police. Sacramento County coroner’s officials identified the man Friday morning as Xingguo Shao, a 49-year-old Woodland resident. Sgt. Steve Guthrie said officers were dispatched at about 1:40 p.m. […]

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

Bob Dunning: Davis’ electoral oomph will be divided

DIVIDING THE BABY IN HALF … while many folks seem to think that Dan Wolk and Joe Krovoza will finish 1-2 (or maybe 2-1) in next spring’s primary election for the 4th Assembly seat in the California Legislature, I suspect that’s just wishful thinking among local residents who tend to think the sun rises and […]

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

Court denies appeal in UC growth case

By Bob Egelko Environmentalists have won a round in the state Supreme Court in their challenge to a planned expansion of the campus at UC Santa Cruz. The University of California and the city of Santa Cruz had appealed a lower-court ruling requiring the city to conduct a new environmental study and consider alternative plans […]

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

Woman robbed at gunpoint in North Davis

Davis police are seeking a man who robbed at woman at gunpoint Thursday afternoon. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the suspect approached the victim at about 3 p.m. in the 700 block of Alvarado Avenue, pulling out a handgun and threatening to shoot her if she did not hand over her purse. The woman complied, and […]

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

State aims to shut troubled Davis group home

At least five children from the FamiliesFirst group home in Davis were raped and two others assaulted in less than a month this spring, according to allegations from the state Department of Social Services. The agency moved Thursday to revoke EMQ FamiliesFirst Inc.’s license to run its Davis facility following the arrests of three boys […]

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

Davis Music Festival is back for third year

The Davis Music Festival returns for its third year, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, and ending in the late afternoon on Sunday, June 23. The festival fundraiser will showcase 65 acts in 13 different venues and is expected to attract 2,000 concertgoers to downtown Davis, where they will hear music spanning genres from […]

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

Village Homes to tap ground water for irrigation

While water rates balloon in the coming years so Davis can pay for its share of a surface water project, Village Homeowners Association board members have decided to take matters into their own hands and drill a non-city-operated well to cut down on community irrigation costs.

While the well won’t serve individual residences and their respective indoor and outdoor watering needs, it will help temper association dues, as homeowners are already shelling out an average of $60,000 per year, combined, to water internal parks, vineyards …

Tuition breaks proposed

If approved as expected, the Middle-Class Scholarship Program for students at UC and CSU campuses would begin with partial funding in 2014-15. Here is a look at three levels of tuition discounts in 2017-18, when the program would be fully implemented. * Income up to $100,000: 40% discount * Income of $125,000: 25% discount * […]

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

At home in the United States

Negin Sobhani, left, and her sister Sadaf fled their native Iran with their parents because of persecution for their Baha’i Faith. Negin is a graduate of UC Davis and is enrolled in medical school. Sadaf is majoring in engineering at Stanford. Courtesy photo

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

Old I-80 truck scales are soon to be replaced

Truck scales Purposes of CHP weigh stations include: * Weighing trucks to ensure they are not overloaded * Inspecting trucks to ensure they are in safe driving condition * Ensuring that drivers are not fatigued and are in good condition to drive * Watching for signs of terrorist intent * Ensuring that hazardous materials are hauled safely FAIRFIELD — […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Coalition presents awards on Sunday

The Davis Action Coalition is sponsoring the seventh annual Malcolm X Remembered program from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The program will include a documentary and the bestowing of Malcolm X Tenet awards to Dino Clark and Leanne Friedman and, […]

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