Birch Lane plans 50th anniversary celebration

Birch Lane Elementary is preparing to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary with an event on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the school’s multipurpose room, 1600 Birch Lane. Current and former students, as well as teachers and staff who have worked at the school, are invited to RSVP by Oct. 31 to […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

AIM testing dates set for grades 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9

Parents who are interested in testing their students for the AIM program (Alternative Instructional Model, formerly known as GATE) can sign up for the following dates: * Third-graders: Testing will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the Davis school district offices at 526 B St. Only third-graders who were absent during universal testing […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

For student engineers, a new tech launch pad

UC Davis on Friday launched the Engineering Student Startup Center, a space in which students can lay the groundwork for their own technology ventures. The 543-square-foot Startup Center is in Academic Surge 2060. Its resources include a 3-D printer for generating physical models, a 3-D scanner for digitizing physical models and a computer-controlled tool for milling and […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Special education information night set

Parents of special education students are invited to an informational session and discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the East Conference Room at the Davis school district offices, 526 B St. Patrick McGrew, director of special education, and Jennifer Galas, program specialist, will give a presentation regarding the transition process for special education […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Girl Scouts host rummage sale Oct. 19

Davis Girl Scouts invite the public to their first rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Davis school district parking lot at Fifth and B streets, across from Central Park. More than 25 vendors will be selling Halloween costumes and decor, jewelry, estate and vintage items, jewelry-making and craft […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Author presents ‘A Course in Miracles’

Jon Mundy, Ph.D., internationally recognized author and lecturer in “A Course in Miracles,” will give two different lectures Sunday, Oct. 27, hosted by Unity Center of Davis. Mundy is a lecturer, author and executive director of All Faiths Seminary International in New York City. He taught university courses from 1967 to 2009, specializing in mysticism. […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Victim in fatal crash ID’d

The victim of a fatal crash Thursday morning north of Winters has been identified as Jose Luis Fierros, a 25-year-old Winters resident, Yolo County coroner’s officials said Friday. Fierros was a passenger in a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria whose driver, Winters resident Francisco Quezada, 24, drifted off County Road 89, overcorrected, then struck an elevated […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Garden Doctor: How to identify, prevent black widow spiders

Coming soon * At Woodland Community College: 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 16, dormant pruning and pest control; 9-10:30 a.m. Dec. 14, wreath-making workshop * At Grace Garden at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road: 9-10 a.m. Nov. 9, tool care and sharpening * Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26, seventh […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

CA House hosts annual Indian Dinner fundraiser

Davis residents are invited to the CA House’s annual Indian Dinner and Silent Auction, which benefits the student programs of CA House and its Multifaith Living Community. CA House is a nonprofit, inclusive, progressive campus ministry supported, in part, by the United Methodist Church of Davis and Davis Community Church. The Multifaith Living Community is […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fill Empty Bowls with soup and funds

Fourth & Hope, Woodland’s shelter for the homeless, will hold its annual Empty Bowls events Wednesday and Thursday to raise awareness and funds for the fight against hunger in Yolo County. All of the proceeds will go to Fourth & Hope to support its mission to care for the hungry and homeless. An evening VIP […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Kerry in Afghanistan for urgent security talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Afghanistan Friday for urgent talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai as an end of October deadline looms for completing a security deal that would allow American troops to remain in Afghanistan after the end of the NATO-led military mission next year. Kerry’s unannounced […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: If we’re going to pay for it, do it right

PAYING FOR OTHERS … in voting with the council majority to decline adding fluoride to our water supply, Councilman Brett Lee had an interesting observation … “I would hope that we would at least make an effort to set up a situation where people could voluntarily and quite easily donate money to preventative dental care […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Brown signs bill for pricier community college classes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A bill that will allow a handful of California’s community colleges to offer additional courses at inflated prices during short summer and winter sessions earned Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on Thursday despite strong opposition from student leaders and the chancellor of the state’s 2-year college system. AB955, sponsored by Assemblyman Das […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Global chemical watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from World War I to the battlefields of Syria. The reaction in Syria to the Nobel decision was notably polarized. A senior Syrian rebel called […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,