Two decades and some change, or more precisely, 22 years. That’s how long Maryclaire Robinson was at the helm of the UC Davis women’s soccer program, before announcing Nov. 26 that she would step down. One can imagine — given the longevity of her role as a mentor, and the sport’s camaraderie — it’s a […]
The 2012 edition of Davis High’s wrestling squad featured a group of young guns who had to make up for an experience deficit with pure ambition and desire. But with nearly all of that set of Blue Devils returning for this season, they’re undeniably locked and loaded. The local matmen are stocked with the ammo […]
An absence of smell. Nothing but the persistent wind to hear. Not much wildlife to speak of. Only a freezing achromatic landscape, and its disorienting whites and grays.
Davis resident Tim Townsend had to learn to cope with these inhospitable and sense-depriving environs in his quest to scale North America’s highest mountain peak, Mount McKinley — aka Denali — in Alaska.
Sometimes, Townsend would be among the bold adventurers hoping to summit the alpine for weeks on end. He’d make progress upwards by tromping through thick layers of snow, then have to wait out a blizzard before retreating.
Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day reserved for making a visit to the storefronts of small merchants, in Davis and elsewhere. It’s referred to as Small Business Saturday. In its fourth year, the Saturday after Thanksgiving is designated as an opportunity for independent retailers nationwide to publicize deals and draw in […]
By going unbeaten in league play, the UC Davis men had already made it evident that the Western Water Polo Association tournament title would be theirs to lose. Hence, No. 4 Loyola Marymount had an uphill battle against the top-seeded Aggies in Saturday’s first semifinal. And atop that acclivity, UCD found a 9-7 win at […]
A solution for cleaning solar panels — developed by a Davis-based engineering team, Greenbotics — is now under the umbrella of one of the country’s leading solar panel providers. Greenbotics was acquired by SunPower on Nov. 4, two years after it was founded by three engineers: Marc Grossman, Cedric Jeanty and Kyle Cobb. Together, they […]
In spite of the preseason doubters, the UC Davis men’s water polo team is well-positioned for the program’s first league championship tournament victory in 16 years. The Aggies, a team selected to finish fourth in a Western Water Polo Association preseason coaches’ poll, host the tourney at Schaal Aquatics Center from Friday through Sunday. As […]
Mori Seiki, now known as DMG Mori, opened its doors to students, as well as political and business leaders, on Friday for a tour of its large Davis factory and its ramped-up production. The Community Day at DMG Mori offered locals a peek into its 200,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, which utilizes advanced machinery for the creation […]
Davis High coach Tracy Stapleton knew that nothing but the best from his boys water polo team would suffice in the Sac-Joaquin Section championship game against rival Jesuit. And so the Blue Devils gave it their earnest best, and triumphed over the Marauders, 13-9, to win their second straight section title at Roseville Aquatics Center […]
Quinque, cinco, cinq, fünf, wu … However you say it, five is a number that the Davis High girls water polo team wanted to own Saturday. And the Blue Devils claimed it — their fifth consecutive Sac-Joaquin Section title — with a dominating 11-3 win over St. Francis at Roseville Aquatics Center. This digit also […]
From the life of a successful lawyer at a respected law firm to that of a shoe peddler. This is not the premise of a work of fiction, it’s been the path of Davis-born Michael Paratore. This is also not a twist on a rags-to-riches story; it’s the tale of a man embracing a lifelong […]
There’s an event underway in Davis this weekend that could become the start of the next big agricultural innovation — to the benefit of farmers far and wide. Referred to as Farm Hack, the event will take place at Glide Ranch, 35366 Russell Blvd., on Friday and Saturday. It’s intended to provide a venue for […]