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Bob Dunning: Let’s see; early 1700s plus 300, carry the one …

Needing to get out of town as the end of the world nears, we had the delightful occasion recently of staying in the charming town of Brookings on the coast of southern Oregon. We were actually in the adjacent port of Brookings Harbor, at a place called the Beachfront Inn, where the roar of the […]

Bob Dunning: We know Sochor by one name: ‘Coach’

When Jim Sochor, at age 31, was named head football coach at UC Davis in 1970, few in our community could have imagined what a wild and wonderful ride he was about to take us on. Sure, those of us who grew up in Davis and lived and breathed Cal Aggie football remember him as […]

Dunning: Stanford should be able to stop Notre Dame

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over NOTRE DAME … the Cardinal has way too much defense for an Irish team that is struggling on offense. Plus, with Hogan and McCaffrey shining on offense, Stanford will roll. Trust me on this. CAL over ARIZONA STATE … the up-and-down Bears finish the regular season on […]

Bob Dunning: Native son a great choice for police chief

SMART DECISION … trust me, the city of Davis one day will look back on the naming of Darren Pytel as chief of police and realize it was one of the smartest hires it ever made … Darren, a native son of this great town, has devoted his entire adult life to Davis, working his […]

Bob Dunning: New to Davis? Pay no attention to our pests

The other day I was thanking the city of Davis for kindly and forthrightly making people aware of the many natural hazards of living in this urban utopia. This was done through the taxpayer-supported official city of Davis website, which could serve as an early-warning system for those strangers considering a move to our fair […]

Bob Dunning: Rats! Is there no stopping them?

Given the red-hot real estate market in town, homeowners looking to cash out and move on to greener pastures had better hope that potential out-of-town buyers don’t turn to the “Pests in the Home and Garden” section of the city of Davis website. I mean, I never knew there were so many living, breathing creatures […]

Bob Dunning: To some Davis folks, trees aren’t so sacred

TREE DAVIS … while I applaud the efforts of folks in this town, both elected and otherwise, to provide us with beautiful trees, there are some downsides … like the sticky, gooey hackberries I mentioned the other day in this space … and now that we have our annual complaints about yard workers using gas-fired […]

Dunning: Cal gets an angry Stanford in Big Game

This week’s picks are as follows: STANFORD over CAL … with all the emphasis on getting into the national championship playoff, this one must feel like a consolation prize for the deflated Cardinal, which seemed to have a clear path to the final four before tripping against Oregon. Probably a good time for a heated […]

Bob Dunning: Basement battle offers last shot at hope

As we approach perhaps the least anticipated showdown in Causeway Classic history, the woefully dismal records of the combatants (a combined 3-17) just might make this game one of the most interesting in the long series that began with a 14-0 UC Davis win over Sacramento State in 1954. It can be argued that the […]

Bob Dunning: It’s the newer Hornets who feel the sting

PUNISHING THE WRONG GUYS … just in time for the Causeway Classic, the NCAA has placed Sacramento State’s football team on a one-year probation for violations that took place under a previous head coach … as is always the case in these things, the current players are being punished for past transgressions they had nothing […]

Bob Dunning: Don’t want to know who wins? Look away now

Last year at this time, I began my Big Game column by saying “Stop me if you’ve heard this before.” The Big Game, for those unlucky souls who have never experienced the joys of college football, is the late-season showdown between Stanford and Cal, matching the finest private university in the country against the finest […]

Bob Dunning: Let us sleep on these suggestions

SLEEP SOLUTION … Harvard sleep expert Dr. Charles Czeisler, in his recent Davis address, was no doubt right about our kids not getting enough sleep, but implementing some of his recommendations might be impractical given how extracurricular activities are currently arranged … perhaps we should go to a three-day instruction schedule, with longer days in […]

Dunning: Could Trojans still win the Pac-12 title?

This week’s picks are as follows: BAYLOR over OKLAHOMA … two red-hot teams out to impress the college football playoff committee, which has yet to show the Big 12 any respect. USC over COLORADO … the Trojans are still eyeing that Pac-12 title. UTAH over ARIZONA … my how the Utes wish they could have […]

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