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What do you think? What is your dream vacation spot?

Victor Muller student, Davis: “London.” Alex Beernink student, Davis: “Hawaii.” Amir Sadrieh student, Mill Valley: “Spain.” Meredith Wooderson stay-at-home mom, Davis: “New Zealand.” Adam Sanguinetti small business owner, Davis: “Australia.” Hannah Gustin student, Davis: “Jamaica.” Asked in downtown Davis Compiled and photographed by Anna Sturla  

July 28, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

What do you think? What is your reaction to the Zimmerman verdict?

David Reifer retired, Davis: “There’s way too much hostility out there.” Ashley Mac counselor, Sacramento: “I’m starting to lose trust in the judicial system, just because the kid was unarmed and (Zimmerman) made the choice to follow him. And there are a lot of kids of color who are getting gunned down in self-defense, even […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 736 B St.     $428,000 1512 Olympic Dr.     551,500 1909 Imperial Ave.     626,000 624 Waxwing Pl.     650,000 2805 Del Mar Pl.     718,000 28 Parkside Dr.     950,000 Davis (95618) 3024 Albany Ave.     $301,000 3627 Cubre Ter.     302,000 3100 Albany Cir.     335,000 2499 Halsey Cir.     369,000 […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

What do you think? What advice would you give to incoming UC President Janet Napolitano?

Chris Swanson recent graduate, Davis: “Remember that her responsibility is to the students, first and foremost. That’s the point.” Elise Carroll student, Davis: “I’d probably rethink their expansion — their 10-year plan to increase enrollment — because registration, for example, already is seeming overcrowded.” Rabia Jamil student, Davis: “I would definitely want to see a […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1115 Halifax Ave.     $301,000 507 K St.     549,000 1807 Glenn Pl.     955,000 Davis (95618) 1820 Palm Pl.     $425,000 4406 El Macero Dr.     562,000 813 Mesquite Dr.     570,000 27490 Oakside Dr.     675,000 27474 Oakside Dr.     710,000 5328 Rogers St.     727,000 West Sacramento 3416     Greenmeadow […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

What do you think? What does Independence Day mean to you?

Debbie Parrella manager, Winters: “It’s kind of what America stands for, really. I think we’ve achieved independence far and beyond what other countries have, and that gives us a sense of pride.” Hannah Walcott receptionist, Fairfield: “I think camaraderie. I think appreciation of our freedom.” Emily Olavarri massage therapist, Davis: “On the one hand, it’s […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

What do you think? What advice would you give to graduates?

Kaitlyn Ashley assistant manager of Woodstock’s, Sacramento: “Relax, ’cause you’re going from high school to college. It’s nice to actually relax, ’cause you’re done with school. You’re free.” Shelby Victoria waitress, Davis: “Be patient. Go to school.” Johnathen Duran property manager, Davis: “Think about it.” Carolynn Aikawa Realtor, Davis: “Work hard for those four years.” […]

June 09, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Great fanfare for Da Vinci grads’ farewell

Da Vinci graduates went out with typical flair on Thursday night, bedecked in personalized caps, celebrating both their achievements and individualism one last time as Da Vincians. After a playful introduction by students Chloe Weinstock and Graham Blanco, where they made the entire auditorium at Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus play a giant […]

June 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1561 Drake Dr.     $262,000 2763 Eel Pl.     335,000 1720 Haussler Dr.     340,000 110 Huerta Pl.     400,000 3472 Oyster Bay Ave.     612,500 2312 Lassen Pl.     759,000 2620 Corona Dr.     785,000 Davis (95618) 1308 Nutmeg Ln.     $310,000 2714 Javier Pl.     368,000 1708 Albion Pl.     402,000 […]

June 09, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

King High grads celebrate milestone

The stage was set, as families waited nervously to finally see their graduates, and grandparents fanned themselves with programs to chase away the heat, listening to the opening music of the King High band.

Except the King High band is a rock band, and the 37 members of the King High Class of 2013 walked down the aisles to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” played on electric guitar.

The King High ceremony, which took place Wednesday evening at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, was highly personal, evocative of the school’s atmosphere.

Village Harvest: Reaping the suburban bounty

Yolo County farm fields bloom perennially with a diverse range of crops, part of California’s reputation as a provider for the world. However, the fruit grown in many of Davis’ own back yards often goes to waste.

The Davis branch of Village Harvest marked its fourth anniversary in May. The organization now boasts a contact list of 600 volunteers, more than 500 of whom have harvested at least once. However, the large-scale nature of the Davis Village Harvest is a far cry from its beginnings.

Retired couple Greg Gibbs and his wife Pam volunteered extensively for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 …

What do you think? What would help ease parking congestion in downtown Davis?

Jennifer Wanket student, Davis: “More parking structures. Instead of building out, we go up.” Chris Swanson retail, Davis: “I think a parking structure would be really interesting.” Lindsey Davis waitress, Davis: “I think making the business owners have to move their cars.” Thomas Miller sales manager, Davis: “Biking. Everyone.” Robert Galam cashier manager, Sacramento: “Parking […]

June 02, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

What do you think? What summer blockbuster are you looking forward to seeing?

Suzanne Kimmel real estate, Davis: ” ‘Iron Man 3.’ “ Chris Strelioff researcher, Oakland: ” ‘Star Trek.’ “ Karolina Vasquez student, Davis: ” ‘Star Trek.’ “ Anne Leady student, Davis: ” ‘The Great Gatsby.’ “ Kevin Elmore student, Davis: ” ‘The Great Gatsby.’ “ Dana Marsh student, Davis: ” ‘The Great Gatsby.’ “ Asked in […]

May 26, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

What do you think? What book would you like to read but haven’t gotten around to yet?

Julie Bonnar sales, Davis: “The Bible. I’m working on it.” David Bonnar environmental toxicologist, Davis: ” ‘Dune,’ by Frank Herbert. It’s a sci-fi novel.” Kathy Wang student, Davis: ” ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’ “ Greg Cotta sports director at KDVS, Davis: ” ‘Catch-22.’ “ Melinda Ozel FACS coder, Davis: ” ‘On the Road.’ “ […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

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