Davis Art Center calls for volunteers

Are you interested in having fun and gaining experience while contributing to the community? The Davis Art Center is seeking volunteers for a variety of diverse projects, large and small. Volunteers can help with fundraisers, such as the upcoming Tour de Cluck; assist in an art class with young children; pitch in with office tasks; […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Kermit is a large 18-month to 2-year-old fluffy long-haired neutered male Rottweiler. He’s a very happy, friendly boy who loves to play ball. Indy, a spayed female short-haired collie/shepherd mix, is a sweet cuddler who loves to be around people of all ages. She’s full of personality and will fit in easily with a new […]

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

Aggie Grant financial aid plan to help middle-income students

To help middle-class California students and families cover the rising cost of a college degree, UC Davis has announced the launch of a new financial aid program. The Aggie Grant Plan will award about $3,000 annually to eligible students whose annual family incomes are between $80,000 and $120,000. The grants will cover about 25 percent […]

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

UCD offers admission to 22,000 freshmen

UC Davis has offered admission to about 22,000 students for fall 2013, a group that promises to be the most academically competitive freshman class in the institution’s history.

Of these, about 5,100 are expected to enroll in the fall.

The campus had 55,895 freshman applications from which to make its offers this year.

The admissions decisions reflect UCD’s long-range plan to add 5,000 new undergraduates …

Celebrity fashion show will raise funds to prevent child abuse

Tickets are still available for the fourth annual Yolo County Celebrity Fashion Show, at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the West Sacramento City Hall Galleria. The popular event to raise money for the Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Child Abuse Prevention Council features fashions from local clothiers modeled by community and business leaders. Davis […]

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

Exhibits let visitors go buggy on Picnic Day

What’s a picnic without bugs? The UC Davis department of entomology is planning lots of Picnic Day activities, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Briggs Hall and the Bohart Museum of Entomology, 1124 Academic Surge. The Bohart Museum, home to nearly 8 million insect specimens, will feature wasp nests in its new display […]

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

DCN offers web video class

Davis Community Network is offering a free class, “Video on your Website,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Davis school district computer training lab, 526 B St. Want to put your video on YouTube or your own website? This class will cover the steps and some of the options. Need to […]

April 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Feedback sought on Yolo County courts

The Vanguard Court Watch Council of Yolo County is inviting community members to express their concerns about the judicial system, providing testimony and give personal accounts of contemporary cases in the Yolo County court system, at a public meeting Sunday, April 28. The meeting will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Celebration Center […]

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

Frantic search ongoing after deadly Texas blast

WEST, Texas (AP) — Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction. Waco Police […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Image leads to hunt for Boston bombing suspect

By Denise Lavoie and Rodrique Ngowi BOSTON — The painstaking work to identify a bombing suspect from reams of Boston Marathon footage yielded a possible breakthrough as investigators focused on a man seen dropping off a bag, and then walking away from the site of the second of two deadly explosions. The discovery of the […]

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

Bob Dunning: Expect fireworks at board meeting tonight

RECONFIGURE THIS … while many of the stakeholders in the fate of our public schools have stepped forward in recent days to say we’re putting the cart before the horse, tonight the Davis school board will nevertheless hold a “workshop discussion” dealing with the concept of changing the high school to a 9-12 model from […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Police seek missing Davis man

The Davis Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a 25-year-old man who hasn’t been heard from since Saturday. Daniel Brian Thompson was last seen by his roommate on Friday at their home in the 800 block of K Street, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. He texted a friend the following day, but failed […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Madison’s new cookbook teaches ‘Vegetable Literacy’

You’re browsing the supermarket’s produce aisle, and you see a bunch of radishes with leaves gone wild. You move on. Not so fast, says Deborah Madison, a world-renowned chef and author of a new cookbook, “Vegetable Literacy.” Not only does she outline potential uses for the radish leaves, but she explains that the leaves are […]

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

Police establish tip line for clues in South Davis homicides

As the investigation into a double homicide in South Davis entered its fourth day Wednesday, Davis police announced the creation of a tip line exclusively for information they hope could lead to a break in the case. That number — 530-747-5439 — leads callers to a voicemail system where they can leave any clues they […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,