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UC unveils easier route to transfer from community colleges

Calling it a “significant day,” University of California President Janet Napolitano unveiled UC’s new Transfer Pathways program on Tuesday at the Sacramento City College Davis Center. UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi echoed the sentiment, saying it’s a “great day for us today.” She pointed to evidence of UCD’s commitment to transfer students, saying it was the […]

July 08, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD becomes even more selective

Fewer than four in 10 freshman applicants to UC Davis this year were accepted for admission, University of California officials reported Thursday. The 38.2 percent of applicants admitted represent a decrease from the 40.6 percent who were admitted in 2014. Compared to 2014 numbers, UCD admitted almost 11.2 percent fewer California freshmen, while increasing offers to […]

July 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD’s new process: ‘A perfect use of recycled water’

Continued drought conditions in California have prompted many clever minds to think about how best to use one of our most precious resources: water. Thanks to some ingenuity and $20,000, UC Davis has just begun using clean wastewater to cool its buildings. UCD, with its own campus wastewater plant, has a steady supply of recycled […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Celebrate America’s birthday, Davis-style

Is it possible to do every single thing on the calendar for Davis’ Fourth of July celebration?

The highly ambitious among us might be able to accomplish the whole slate of activities, but most of us will have to choose among them.

The day kicks off at 7 a.m. with pancakes at the Davis Little League Fields — Yes! At the fields! — followed by lots of youth baseball. Soon after, at 7:30 a.m., the Davis Bike Club’s annual criterium gets rolling in downtown Davis, followed by a kiddie parade — a Kiwanis tradition dating back to the 1930s — and a kids’ fun (bicycle) ride put on by DBC.

Davis couple featured in Clinton campaign video

Ellen Pontac and Shelly Bailes have become nationally known for continued fight for marriage equality. So much so that when someone from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign Googled “gay marriage, our names kept popping up all over the place,” Bailes said. “I have to speak to these women!” the campaign representative told them. This is how […]

June 30, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis reacts to gay marriage ruling

“I could tell you a story,” Shelly Bailes said Friday, a few hours after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage throughout the nation.

“Years and years ago — in 1984 — when the Davis civil rights issue was on the ballot, we went around knocking on doors to get people to vote ‘no’ on (Measure) D,” Bailes said.

“Three young women came to the door,” she explained, and when Bailes asked that they vote against the measure, one woman said …

Are we there yet? Got old baseball gear? Let’s send it to France!

My friend Laurent and his family are coming from France in July. You remember Laurent, right? (Insert harp music indicating traveling back in time.) In the spring of 2011, Monsieur Carpentier and a group of 30-plus of his teenaged students arrived in Davis to experience a baseball-themed cultural exchange. It was an enriching experience for […]

June 28, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Frozen chocolate bananas have a lot of A – PEEL

Indulging in a frozen chocolate banana gives you the feeling that you’re at a seaside resort or a fun amusement park. And it’s one of the only foods-on-a-stick that is pretty healthful. But you might not know they’re a cinch to make with only a few ingredients. It’s true! With only minutes of effort, you […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Stargazing in the summer skies

Star light, star bright, when will you be shooting through the night? According to Jacob Lambeck of the UC Davis Astronomy Club, there will be plenty of chances to see meteor showers and other celestial phenomena this summer above the skies of Davis. The first is on Tuesday, June 30, where, Lambeck says, “Venus and […]

June 30, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fat-shamed writer proves that ‘Kindness Wins’

Writing a story for the Huffington Post in June 2014, called “12 Secrets Happily Married Women Know,” was meant to be a light-hearted, positive essay about Galit Breen’s experience with marriage. And the photos she posted with the story showed a beaming bride and groom. The photos, however, incited some nasty comments like, “One thing […]

June 16, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

True Blue & White: Foundation’s successes are many

First things first: When you think of the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation, “football stadium” should not be the only thing that comes to mind. “It’s a huge misconception that we are only about the stadium, and No. 2, only about sports,” said foundation president Karen Mattis. “Our true mission is that we […]

June 14, 2015 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? The list of things I will not miss

As of this writing, my baby is about to graduate high school. He will leave for UC Berkeley on Aug. 22, about which we are proud, excited, giddy … and very relieved by its proximity to Davis. However, if I don’t focus on things that I will not miss about my soon-to-depart older son, I […]

June 14, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Do we have any volunteers? Grad Night needs you

Way back on June 16, 1985, Davis High School graduating seniors attended the very first Grad Night party. On Friday, June 12, all graduating seniors in Davis can celebrate at the 31st annual extravaganza. The main purpose for the annual party — which is supported by alumni, school and city community members and local businesses […]

June 05, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

And the award goes to … 200+ DHS seniors

On Tuesday evening, the Davis High School community gathered to “celebrate excellence.” Principal Will Brown offered his congratulations to DHS graduating seniors in front of a crowd of peers, parents and faculty. Brown noted that “over $1 million in scholarships” were awarded to this accomplished class, and more than 200 seniors were recognized before the […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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