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Urologist to address cancer group

Sacramento urologist Kevin Anderson, whose own life-threatening illness required him to undergo a heart transplant, gained new insights about which he wrote in his book “The Middle of Infinity — A Doctor’s Journey Through Illness.” Anderson, who specializes in brachytherapy (radioactive seed implants) to treat prostate cancer, will speak at the July 13 meeting of […]

John Joseph Pon

March 2, 1953 —— June 26, 2015 John Joseph Pon (“J”), 62, ended his four-month battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, June 26, 2015. He passed away at home in Davis, surrounded by his family. John was born March 2, 1953, in San Jose, to Julia and Joseph Pon. John grew up in Saratoga, where […]

Buddhist Lama will teach meditation

Yogi Acharya Lama Gursam will come to The Lofts, 105 E St., Suite 3G, in downtown Davis, to give teachings in Tibetan Buddhism and meditation beginning Thursday, July 9. He will focus on Lojong (mind training) on weekday evenings 7 to 9 p.m., and daylong Mahamudra meditation retreats on the weekends. On the first evening, he will offer […]

Aquadarts announce $100,000 scholarship fund

The Davis Aquadarts have announced a new gift, the Brady family scholarship fund, which provides $100,000 for swimming scholarships for young athletes. A total of $25,000 will be available each year for the next four years, a news release said. If successful, the program would continue via donations from Paul Brady and possibly other donors, a […]

Level I trauma experience prepares surgeons for battle

Soldiers injured during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have the highest survival rates in history, thanks to the availability of surgeons skilled in combat care. But combat-ready surgical skills are hard to sustain off the battlefield. “A lot of knowledge builds up in the military medical enterprise during times of war,” said Joseph Galante, […]

Rec Report: Acting and music aplenty at Veterans’ Memorial Theater

By Ajay Raj For the past 12 months, the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble has been planning the production of “Twelfth Night,” and for at least the past 12 days, the crew has been laboring to create the directors’ vision on the Veterans’ Memorial Theater stage. “Twelfth Night” is a staple in summer Shakespeare festivals. The shenanigans of “Twelfth Night” […]

How rope and jam can help screen monkeys for disease

By Justin Cox A noninvasive technique involving strawberry jam and a piece of rope is helping surveillance for diseases that might jump from monkeys to humans, according to a study from UC Davis. The UCD One Health Institute’s PREDICT Project has been performing global disease surveillance for more than five years, but the logistics of screening […]

City has wisely spent Measure O monies

By Marc Hoshovsky Last Sunday’s column about Davis’ open-space tax (“Let’s Take a Look at Davis’ Open-Space Tax”) was useful to remind residents about open-space issues in Davis and our unique, voter-approved funding to conserve local open space. Your readers may appreciate the following information about the city’s open-space activities, progress and plans, which clarifies some […]

A premature death for our open-space protection tax?

By Jean Jackman, Elizabeth Lasensky, Pam Nieberg, Lynne Nittler and Alan Pryor Fellow Davis residents, In November 2000, more than 70 percent of Davis residents voted for Measure O, the open-space protection tax, to tax themselves for 30 years to permanently protect and enhance open space around their community. The Measure O promise was that these tax […]

For love of Davis, and Earth

By Susana Rainier Everet We are living in a time where we are at peak oil, peak water and peak resource depletion; peak temperatures; peak species extinction; and peak pollution of land, water, atmosphere and ocean. And all of this is happening right before our eyes. Nothing less than a transformational change in the way […]

Davis could be carbon-neutral by 2035; community energy choice is key

By Mark Braly By aggressively pursuing renewable energy — mainly solar and wind — and reducing energy use through energy-efficiency improvements to existing buildings, Davis could eliminate its direct carbon footprint by 2035. This is 15 years earlier than the carbon neutrality goal established by the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. This is one of the […]

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