Lauren Keene

Winning is a ‘buzz’ for Aggie women

Assumptions are tricky things. Some people may assume that UC Davis women’s basketball head coach Jen Gross is an offense-minded leader, especially since she brought in an up-tempo offense when she was hired as an assistant in 2004. But Gross, who dominated the hardwood in UCD’s Recreation Hall from 1993 to 1997 as the lead […]

December 08, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

How do poets see Davis? Buy the book and count the ways

Check it out Who: Allegra Silberstein and contributing poets What: Reading their work published in “Entering,” the Davis Poetry Book Project When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. How much: Admission is free, books cost $15 What started as a dream is becoming a reality for Davis Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein. […]

December 08, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Home, sweet (bigger) home: Dream becomes reality

In Chani Oppenheim’s office is a display board that simultaneously brings tears to her eyes and a smile to her face.

On the left side of the board is a small, yellow bungalow with the word “today” under it. The 80-year-old house on A Street had been the site of Hillel meetings for several decades.

On the right side of the board is an artist’s rendering of a Craftsman-style house with the word “tomorrow” under it. Construction on Hillel’s new, bigger home is set to finish in April; a grand reopening is planned for May.

December 07, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Spotlight shines on local heroes

Scanning the 400 faces in UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall, it wasn’t obvious which of the 25 belonged to the heroes being honored by the Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross. There were all shapes, sizes, genders and ethnic groups represented. They blended into the massive throng at the Heroes Luncheon on Friday, but […]

December 04, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DHS girls get defensive in win

After a slow and sloppy start, the Davis High girls basketball team put the pressure on Natomas — literally — to claw out a 53-46 victory in its season-opener at The Cage on Wednesday. The teams exchanged turnovers and missed shots in the first quarter as the Blue Devils struggled to find a rhythm in […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Former DHS stars honored before girls beat Natomas

Ten players and two coaches from a pair of Davis High girls basketball section championship teams were honored Wednesday night at The Cage before the official tip-off of the Blue Devils’ 2011-12 season. From 1975 to 1977, these “Devilettes” captured back-to-back Sac-Joaquin Section titles — the first two times the CIF offered banners for girls […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

A tough 24 hours that even Jack Bauer could appreciate

In a campaign that featured the traditional ups and downs, the UC Davis men’s water polo team experienced its biggest roller-coaster ride in the final 24 hours of its season. On. Nov. 19, the Aggies knocked off top-seeded Loyola Marymount in the semifinal round of the Western Water Polo Association Championship in San Diego. Less […]

December 01, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Bridges, DeUlloa earn top community awards

Pay tribute What: The honorees will be publicly recognized at the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s installation dinner When: Friday, Jan. 20 Where: ARC Ballroom, UC Davis Tickets: Cost is $80 until Dec. 29; $90 thereafter; call (530) 756-5160 Perhaps the only thing as abundant as bicycles in the city of Davis is volunteers. The community […]

November 29, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

More to preseason than wins and more wins for UCD women

A nonconference schedule can be compared to a dress rehearsal. It’s a chance to run through things, work out the kinks and get mentally prepared for the “real deal” — in this case, Big West play, out of which the conference tourney winner gets a spot in the NCAA Tournament. “We’ve built a nonconference schedule […]

November 27, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

Chamber, Skibbins part ways

A “different direction regarding the management of the Chamber” resulted in a split between Executive Director Christi Skibbins and the Davis Chamber of Commerce, the business advocacy organization announced Friday. The Chamber’s board of directors appointed Kemble Pope as interim executive director on Wednesday. Pope — whose Centaur Group specializes in public and government relations, […]

November 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Causeway Classic win would taste good

There is no chance for either the UC Davis or the Sacramento State football teams to post winning records this season. However, there is a chance for one of them to end the year with a win and go into the off-season with the pleasant taste of victory rather than the bitterness of defeat as […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

New ideas heard at final UCD athletics town hall meeting

The tone of Wednesday’s fourth and final town hall meeting at UCD — which, like the others, was designed to provide input on the hiring of the school’s athletic director — was different from the previous meetings. But the sentiment was nothing new to members of the advisory committee put together by Chancellor Linda Katehi. […]

UCD men’s basketball features big names, big D

Is the NBA lockout bringing you down? Do you long to see names like Hawkins, Corbin and Les on the hardwood? Well, then the UC Davis men’s basketball team has just what you need. The Aggies’ 16-man roster features three sons of NBA players. Freshman Tyrell Corbin, a 6-foot guard, is the son of Tyrone […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

UCD hopes to build on successful 2010-11 women’s hoops campaign

Even with 10 players returning from a squad that advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, the UC Davis women’s basketball team is not resting on its laurels. Under first-year head coach Jennifer Gross, the Aggies are hungry for more success. “The cool thing is when I met with each […]

November 08, 2011 | Posted in Aggies | Tagged ,

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