Korean language, culture classes will begin in February

By Nora Shimada A newly formed nonprofit organization, Davis Korean Cultural Society, is opening a Korean language and culture school with classes beginning Feb. 7 for pre-kindergartners through 12th-graders. One 15-week-long session will be offered — a Korean language class followed by a Korean culture class — on Friday evenings at the Davis Korean Church, […]

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

Food given to needy individuals

The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Dec. 18, as follows: * At the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; * At the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to noon; and * At the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany Ave., from 5 […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Commission wants input on possible street names

On Monday, the Davis Historical Resources Management Commission will consider a proposal to name some new streets in Davis after individuals and families who have played a significant role in Davis’ history. The commission invites the public to suggest names for inclusion and to discuss the merits of those being considered. The meeting begins at […]

December 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chamber installation dinner tickets on sale

Tickets to the annual Davis Chamber of Commerce Installation Gala are on sale now, offering an opportunity to recognize incoming and outgoing Chamber leaders as well as winners of Davis’ top citizen honors. The event will run from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall and features cocktails, dinner, awards, […]

December 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

1,000-plus Aggies set to graduate

UC Davis will celebrate the graduation of hundreds of undergraduates in a ceremony at the ARC Pavilion at 10 a.m. Saturday. The annual fall commencement will mark the graduation of students from four colleges. About 700 are expected to participate. A total of 1,049 undergraduates have applied to graduate with the following degrees at the […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Career expert on Friday’s radio show

“How She Really Does It,” a radio show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. The new world of work is unpredictable. How do you put together your eclectic background with your values and do work you enjoy? Pamela Slim, who […]

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Davis roads need costly repairs, soon

The City Council soon will be asked to take the plunge and fork over tens of millions of dollars to pay for Davis’ deteriorating roads and bike paths. Due to inaction by previous councils — over the past 10 years the city has spent $12 million total on transportation infrastructure  — and the stark realization […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged

Asiana captain worried about visual landing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was stressed out and “very concerned” about attempting a visual approach because the runway’s automatic warning systems were out of service due to construction, according to an investigative report released Wednesday. Lee Kang […]

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

Ukraine police stand down after protest grows

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police on Wednesday pulled back as protesters claimed victory after an overnight face-off in which authorities removed barricades and tents and scuffled with demonstrators occupying Kiev’s main square. Squadrons of police in helmets and bearing metal shields converged at about 1 a.m. on Independence Square, but thousands of protesters put […]

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

Lawmakers call for drought declaration

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With another dry winter looming, California lawmakers called on Gov. Jerry Brown and President Barack Obama to declare a drought emergency and federal disaster in the state. In a letter sent Monday, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Democratic Rep. Jim Costa urged the governor to take immediate action. A separate letter […]

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

Bob Dunning: There has to be a better way

Thanks to a concerned citizen named Erin who wondered “what in the world is going on?” I headed out to the Veterans’ Memorial Center about 8 p.m. on a frigid Monday evening. It was there I encountered a long line of potential city of Davis firefighters, bundled up as best they could on one of […]

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

Hundreds brave elements for chance at firefighter job

Suffering through frigid temperatures while waiting in long lines at odd hours this time of year is normally reserved for those willing to brave chaotic shopping sprees.

But the men and the handful of women who were lined up outside the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., Tuesday morning weren’t looking for a great deal on a TV. They were looking for a job with the city’s Fire Department.

“I came here for this, so I don’t mind waiting if I’ve got to wait all day,” said Dariuss Rodriguez, a prospective firefighter from Fresno who arrived Tuesday just after 5 a.m.

Novozymes, Monsanto announce new $300 million pact

Two companies that are international powerhouses in the bioagricultural field — both of which have long-standing research-and-development operations in Davis, employing dozens of Ph.D.s — announced a $300 million cooperative agreement Tuesday. Novozymes and Monsanto will enter into “a long-term strategic alliance to transform research and commercialization of sustainable microbial products that will provide a new […]

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

Free parenting workshop on Monday

A free parenting education workshop will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, in the Conference Room at the Yolo County Office Building, 600 A St. in Davis. This workshop looks at the holidays and the mixed feelings that come with this time that is supposed to be happy for everyone. It will […]

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