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Jeff Hudson

Davis duo #FeeltheBern in Iowa

Two 20-something guys from Davis flew to Iowa to volunteer with the Bernie Sanders for President campaign, where they enjoyed a hectic week that likely will linger in their memory for the rest of their lives. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the Democratic caucus, but the vote for delegates was deemed “historically close,” […]

Roberson could start Glendale job as soon as April

Several developments indicate that Davis school district superintendent Winfred Roberson is indeed headed for a new job as superintendent of the Glendale school district in Los Angeles County. Roberson was offered the job on a provisional basis by the Glendale school board last week, and the Glendale News-Press reported on Wednesday that Roberson could start […]

Downtown retailers get creative as they face change

Change is in the air in downtown Davis, but longtime retailers want to reassure local customers: They’re still open for business.

The pending sale of several downtown Davis buildings by the Brinley family — which has owned the properties for decades, as far back as the 1920s in the case of one building — is causing some nervousness and anxiety. Many of the downtown’s most prominent stores are in the Brinley buildings, and the owners are assessing what they may need to do to stay profitable.

“If music be the food of love,” try these Valentine’s Day weekend concerts

— “If music be the food of love, play on.” (Shakespeare, “Twelfth Night”) Looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with a concert? There are multiple possibilities, including pianist Lara Downes, doing a program titled “Love, Madly”; a concert by the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra; a program focusing on works for flute, cello and piano by […]

Conductor celebrates 30th year with Philharmonia Baroque with all-Handel concert

Details What: Conductor Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra When: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, with an onstage conversationwith Mondavi Center executive director Don Roth beginning at 7 p.m. Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $37-$79 general, with discounts for students, online at MondaviArts.org or 530-754-2787 Conductor Nicholas McGegan and the […]

Perfect equation: DHS senior aces AP exam

Davis High senior Matthew Cheung has posted a lofty achievement — acing the AP Calculus AB exam with a perfect score, one of only 12 students around the world to do so. A total of 302,531 students around the globe took the test.

Davis High Principal Will Brown said “Only 12 people in the world have done this; that’s really significant. Matthew’s tremendous accomplishment is a reflection of his hard work as well as of his teachers, family, friends and community. This happens when everyone is pulling together.”

Cheung took the AP test last May. AP tests are scored on a 5-point scale, where a 5 is equivalent to …

Trustees to discuss later start, eliminating independent-study PE

The Davis school board will hear another update on progress toward a later school-day start for junior high and high school students, as well as an update on STEA²M (science, technology, engineering, agriculture, arts and mathematics) and a report on physical education programs when it meets Thursday night. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. […]

Students celebrate Korematsu Day with songs

Students at Fred T. Korematsu Elementary School in Davis celebrated the birthday of their school’s namesake with an assembly Friday that honored Korematsu’s long, and sometimes lonely, legal effort to challenge the federal government’s World War II order that relocated more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans in Western states to internment camps. Korematsu’s effort ultimately was victorious, and he was recognized […]

Roberson likely headed to Glendale schools

Winfred Roberson, who has served as superintendent of the Davis school district since 2010, has been offered a job as superintendent of the Glendale Unified School District in Los Angeles County. The Glendale school district educates 26,000 students at 33 schools, as compared to roughly 8,000 students at 16 schools in Davis. On Tuesday, the Glendale […]

Baldini to conduct Camellia Symphony in concert featuring bold new vocal concerto

Check it out What: Sacramento’s Camellia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Baldini When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 (with a pre-concert talk by Baldini at 6:45 p.m.) Where: Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center, 3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento Tickets: $30 general, $28 seniors, $15 students, $8 children under 12; www.camelliasymphony.org or 800-838-3006   Maestro Christian Baldini will conduct […]

Bad boy of Baroque: Organ virtuoso returns to Mondavi Center

Check it out Who: Organist Cameron Carpenter When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $27-$51 general, with discounts for students; MondaviArts.org or 530-754-2787 Organist and musical revolutionary Cameron Carpenter is coming back to the Mondavi Center on Wednesday, Feb. 10, and this time, he’s bringing his […]

Brownell describes effort to integrate state, federal education goals

Nancy Brownell — who served as the Davis school district’s curriculum director in 2004 and now is a senior fellow with the state Board of Education, working on issues relating to local control and accountability — spoke to an audience of educators on Friday at the Yolo County Office of Education, offering an insider’s perspective on the […]

Book project author will speak Feb. 3 at Mondavi Center

Journalist and author Matt Taibbi — whose book “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap” is this year’s Campus Community Book Project at UC Davis — will speak at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Mondavi Center. “The Divide,” published in 2014, a became a best-seller. The book examines the […]

The New Home Company wins awards for The Cannery

The Cannery — a long-planned 547-home project in Davis — was honored as Master Planned Community of the Year at a national home building industry trade show in Las Vegas on Jan. 19. The award was received by The New Home Company, which planned The Cannery, and is building many of the homes. The awards were part […]

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