Kim Orendor

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 ,

UCD women’s tennis hopes to net upsets

The UC Davis women’s tennis team finished last season ranked 60th in the Campbell/ITA College rankings. After splitting their opening matches of 2012 last week, the Aggies have moved up two spots to No. 58. Moreover, they are poised to make some major leaps this weekend as they participate in ITA’s Kickoff Weekend in Knoxville, […]

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

The Avid Reader begins another chapter

Downtown Davis has seen its fair share of businesses come and go.

It’s an easy, and sometimes painful, way to find out how long someone has lived in the area. Do you remember Carousel Stationery? The Naturalist? And most recently, Alphabet Moon?

Avid Reader owner Alzada Knickerbocker plans to celebrate what these stores meant to the downtown as she expands her business into the Alphabet Moon space in the next couple of months.

“I’m sad about the closing of stores downtown and in that same space,” she said. “Out of that and with my own increase in business because of Borders closing, we want to increase the book inventory.

January 27, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Action heats up for UCD men’s, women’s hoops

Vacation time is over for the UC Davis men’s and women’s basketball teams. Coming off of a one-game week break from competition, both Aggie squads are back up to full speed and will each face two stalwart Big West Conference opponents this week. The UCD men (1-17, 0-6)) play host to UC Santa Barbara on […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged

UCD women’s water polo jumps into the deep end

There are several schools of thought of how to enter a swimming pool. 1. Dive into the deep end to quickly acclimate to the temperature; 2. Take it literally one step at a time and slowly get used to it; or 3. Cannonball into the deep end, giving you and all those on the deck […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Local volunteers head out of Davis into Africa

Check it out What: One-man play, “Manchild in the Wasteland” When: 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday Where: International House, 10 College Park, Davis Tickets: $20 priority seating, $15 general admission, $10 students; proceeds benefit orphans in Tanzania Packing for an international trip is daunting. Packing for a trip to remote sections of Tanzania and […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Davis Flea Market aims to build community feeling

Check it out What: Davis Flea Market When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday Where: E Street Plaza, 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis Cost: Free to look, prices vary by vendor The phrase “flea market” conjures up different images to different people. Some may think of hunting for treasures amid triflings; others may think of […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Aggie men working to clean up their act

The UC Davis men’s basketball team is in the middle of a rebuilding year, and like any other reconstruction project, sometimes things get a bit messy. “These first couple days of practice what we’re trying to do is really focus on us and cleaning up the defensive end of the floor,” UCD men’s head coach […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD women use ‘day off’ for extra practice

It’s been a pretty good new year so far for the UC Davis women’s basketball team. The Aggies have won three of their past four games to improve to 11-6 overall and 3-2 in the Big West Conference. After dispatching Long Beach State, 78-62, on Saturday, the squad is settling in for its lone contest […]

January 19, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Changing the world with hot sauce

Trying to change the world — even a little bit — is not easy, but most would agree it’s worth the try. It’s like the Chinese proverb states: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Davis resident Matt Blake is taking that first step to try to bring a little more […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Film follows bid to bridge cultures using King’s ideas

Being able to communicate is the key to understanding among people.

Few things are as frustrating as not comprehending someone — be it a child’s gibberish or a foreigner’s accent — except maybe not being understood yourself.

Attempting to explore humanity in a second language is an even more daunting task. This is the driving idea in the documentary film “Bringing King to China,” which will be screened Tuesday at UC Davis in 194 Chemistry Building.

The film follows American Caitrin McKiernan’s attempt to stage a production of “Passages of Martin Luther King” in the National Theater Company in Beijing …

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

UCD men are trey magnifique

It happens in a matter of seconds. Aggie guard Josh Ritchart sets a pick. One Mississippi. He rolls outside. Two Mississippi. The 6-foot-9 sophomore catches the pass. Three Missi … He releases. … ssippi. Swish. Ring up another 3-pointer for the UC Davis men’s basketball team. “In our offense, we keep the floor really spread,” said […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Aggies hope returning home will be the edge they need

After a strong start to the season, the UC Davis women’s basketball team knew it couldn’t rest on its record. Instead, the Aggies focused on three areas of improvement: defense, rebounding and shooting. By getting better in each area, UCD was certain it could challenge in the Big West Conference. But while the Aggies are […]

January 10, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Recruitment of next UCD AD inches forward

If things had gone according to plan, the UC Davis athletics department would be ordering business cards for the new athletic director right now. But plans can change. In October, the Recruitment Advisory Committee for the Director of Athletics formed by UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi began holding town-hall meetings to get input on the direction […]

January 08, 2012 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

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