Revved up: Hyundai engineers head to UCD

UC Davis and Hyundai Motor Corp. on Tuesday turned the ignition on the first-ever corporate-funded center on campus.

The world’s fourth-largest automaker will send eight of its engineers at a time to learn and carry out research, much like graduate students, support student research and give students a chance to rub elbows with professionals.

The company has made a three-year commitment to the project, dubbed the Hyundai Center of Excellence in Vehicle Dynamic Systems and Control.

Hyundai will spend $940,000 on the center in its first year, including the renovation of office space and a conference room.

On ‘Davisville,’ two stories of growing up in Davis

In June 2009, as they graduated from Davis High School, Lauren De Terra and Megan Buchanan discussed growing up in Davis on the Davis radio program “Davisville.” Four years later, after living in Sacramento and San Francisco, respectively, and with college done or nearly done, the longtime friends discuss how they view Davis now. “Davisville,” […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘From Age-ing to Sage-ing’ group meets

The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, will host its ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging movement, seeking to mine the wisdom of long lives […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sign up Wednesday as a city volunteer

Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend a few hours a week? Would you like to make a difference in your community? If so, you should stop by the city of Davis’ booth at Picnic in the Park on Wednesday, between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. in Central Park to sign up as part […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

VFW recognizes stars in their fields

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 Community Recognition Night is planned for Saturday, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The event recognizes an outstanding police officer, firefighter, dispatcher and teacher, as well as winners of the VFW’s student/youth essay contest. All […]

June 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sign up by Friday for small business summit

Friday is the deadline to sign up for the second annual Yolo County Small Business Resource Summit, “Building Blocks for Better Business.” The event runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. Registration and networking begin at 8:30 a.m. The event is presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Small Business Development […]

June 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Family Service Agency moves to downtown Davis

Yolo Family Service Agency, which has offered counseling and mental health services to the local community for the past 54 years, has moved to a new office, at 719 Second St., Suite 18, in downtown Davis. Trish Stanionis, executive director of the nonprofit agency, says, “Downtown Davis is a great location for our clients to […]

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

Woodland man sought for attempted homicide

Police are still searching for a Woodland man who allegedly stabbed his mother and his stepfather Monday night at a home at 1443 Edwards Circle. An extensive house-to-house search locked down the neighborhood but did not turn up the suspect, police said. Both victims suffered life-threatening stab wounds, police said. Salvador Fierro Jr., 30, a […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Budget compromise reflects governor’s priorities

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appears to have held the line on fiscal restraint as a compromise budget plan with fellow Democrats in the Legislature is emerging. At the same time, he succeeded in getting his most important initiative — overhauling the state’s school funding formula to target low-income students and English learners. Senate […]

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

Bob Dunning: Bauer’s family gives Davis a big hug

A THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY … Tim Bauer, one of the late Herbert Bauer’s two sons, sends an “Open Letter to the Davis Community” about his father, who passed away last month at the age of 103 … writes Tim: “Herbert spent about 60 years residing in Davis and I remember from childhood how […]

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

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Dolly (No. 115901), a 4-month-old spayed female short-haired chihuahua. Also hoping for a good home are Mitzy (No. 116027) a 2-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired brown and white tabby cat and […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

FamiliesFirst probe triggers more sex-assault allegations

Davis police said Monday they’ve opened as many as a half-dozen sexual assault cases stemming from its investigation of the EMQ FamiliesFirst group home on Fifth Street. So far, there have been three arrests — those of 13- and 14-year-old boys accused of forcibly raping an 11-year-old girl at Playfields Park on May 31, as […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

City staff urge council to rethink plans for open space on periphery

The city appears to be having second thoughts about its plan to preserve 390 acres of farmland on the periphery east of Davis, potentially setting the stage for controversy at Tuesday’s City Council meeting between local proponents of slow growth and peripheral development. The city bought the land in question — which sits east of […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Hurdle this challenge

Jonathan Defty, Kyle Clancy and Evan Provost run a hurdles race at the 2011 Race to End Hunger, an early-summer fundraiser sponsored by the Freedom From Hunger Club at Davis High School. The event takes place Saturday, June 22, at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium along Oak Avenue at DHS. It features a 5K run […]

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