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Kim Orendor

UCD men’s hoops finds its stride

From the first day of practice, the UC Davis men’s basketball team knew the 2011-12 season was going to be an uphill battle. The Aggies had a roster full of young talent with 10 underclassmen and a first-year head coach, Jim Les, who brought with him a new system. Les, a former Sacramento Kings guard, […]

February 23, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Occupy focuses on Saturday ‘tent-ins’

By definition, a movement is something that moves or changes. Things that stay the same are usually inert or dead. The Occupy Davis movement is alive and well after a few changes. Occupiers maintained an original 24/7 presence in Central Park from mid-October until the first week in December when they pulled up their tents […]

Magnum opus: Canaan dog wins third title at Westminster

Most athletes will tell you, winning the first championship is tough but defending it is tougher — let alone fending off the competition in back-to-back years. But that’s just what Grand Champion Pleasant Hill Magnum of Samara HC, aka Magnum, did as he won his third consecutive best of breed title at The Westminster Kennel […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Raising a glass to better health

No matter how you say it, around the world, glasses of wine are often raised and clinked with the hopes of long life and good health.

Davis residents Craig and Karen Senders are taking it a step further and using the proceeds from their hand-crafted Senders Wines to bring hope-filled and healthy lives to people around the world.

Craig Senders, M.D., a professor of pediatric otolaryngology at UC Davis, and Karen have been making their own wine since 2005. Dr. Senders was traveling abroad long before they bottled their first Pinot Noir, to perform surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates.

While he and all the other doctors on his team pay their own way, the wine sales offset costs of …

February 17, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Local congregation makes a change in affiliation

From its founding, the Baptist denomination has stressed autonomy among its churches and demonstrated this, in part, by lack of a uniting creed. Churches would be united in ideas, coming together to help with missions and social projects, but would be free to run their own affairs as they interpreted them according to scriptures. The […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD baseball team ready for a change

While the UC Davis baseball team is proud to wear the Yale blue and gold, they’re a little tired of seeing it. “We’ve been playing against ourselves and our guys are tired of that,” said UCD head coach Matt Vaughn. “We’re ready to play someone in another uniform.” The Aggies will get their wish as […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD testing waters for another title

The little things can make a big difference when it comes to the final outcome of a sporting event. A slight breeze pushes a ball just out of reach; a small divot causes a shot to go wide; a shallower depth hinders swimming times. The UC Davis women’s swim team is headed to the Mountain […]

February 14, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD looks for clues in loss to Long Beach State

It was a battle of the elite and the up-and-comers as the Long Beach State men’s basketball team strode into The Pavilion on Saturday and handed UC Davis an 89-69 Big West Conference loss. The 49ers (19-6 overall) are ranked fifth in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll, have won their last 20 league contests dating back to […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD women ace test from UCR

There are moments in every season where a team gets tested. The UC Davis women’s basketball squad’s midterm was Saturday against UC Riverside. The Aggies, coming off of a tough loss to UC Irvine on Thursday, stepped up and passed the exam with flying colors, topping the Highlanders, 67-46, in Big West Conference action at […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD softball looks to unwrap winning season

Making up a college softball schedule is a little like going to a white elephant gift exchange — you know you’re getting something, but not sure you really want it. UC Davis softball coach Karen Yoder inked deals for the Aggies to play in four tournaments before Big West play begins without knowing the teams […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Stephens showcases talent on and off the court

Education is the primary goal for any university, and UC Davis is famous for putting the student in student-athlete. A few Aggies turn pro in their various sports, but many of them go on to do amazing things in fields from agriculture science to veterinary medicine and from enology to artistry. UCD junior basketball player […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Biggs pleased with 2012 recruitment class

UC Davis head football coach Bob Biggs wore a Cheshire grin as he sat in his office on National Signing Day. It was a very good Wednesday for the former Aggie quarterback who, in the fall, finished his 19th season at the helm. “It’s the culmination of a lot of ground work,” said Biggs, after […]

February 02, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

The UCD women’s Fantastic Four

It’s the basis for legends, or at least a really good sports movie. A team’s top two players are sidelined by injuries just before a big game, leaving a depleted roster of underclassmen to somehow save the day. That was the situation the UC Davis women’s basketball team found itself in during the 2008-09 season. […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Movie highlights the plight of local farmers

Have you ever wondered as you meandered through the produce section of the grocery store or sauntered around the Davis Farmers Market, “What does it take for this to get here?”

It’s a question that’s easy to overlook, especially in California where there appears to be an overabundance of crops. According to Californiagrown.org, the Golden State produces 99 percent of all garlic grown in the United States and is the leading grower of peaches, plums, strawberries and nectarines in the country. Additionally, California supplies more than 1 million fresh-cut roses to the nation each year.

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,
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