From the ground up: New nonprofit Davis Roots to nurture start-ups

As UC Davis works to spin out more start-up companies and the city of Davis mulls how best to keep them here, a new nonprofit organization aims to help both succeed. Davis Roots, a business accelerator, is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Anthony Costello, former chairman of the city’s Business and Economic Development Commission, and […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

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 ,

Council to consider disposition of affordable housing in Davis

Learn more What: Davis City Council meeting When: approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Community Chambers, City Call, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: On City Government Channel 16 on cable television or via streaming video at Only two weeks after approving dissolution of the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association, the City Council now must decide […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Making choices in art and in life

Albert Camus wrote “Life is a sum of all your choices.” After seeing the opening night of “dis/connect” and “Light Phases,” the two MFA dance thesis choreographies, I have to agree.

Every choice we make affects our experience of life — from the obvious, such as choosing whether or not to interact with others, down to the more subtle choices of what attracts our attention at any given moment. That, of course, is what makes each of us unique, whether we’re an artist or audience member, allowing each a singular perspective on life, and certainly, on our opinions of art.

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis High boys miss D-I basketball playoffs

Despite a thoroughly entertaining style that drew statewide media attention, the Davis High boys basketball team did not make the Sac-Joaquin Section 16-team Division I postseason. Announced by the CIF office this afternoon, the tournament will feature but one Delta Valley Conference school — No. 3-seeded Franklin (19-5, 9-1). Section officials, in their first rankings […]

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Some college baseball players might stay in school

By Janie McCauley BERKELEY — Last year, California catcher Chadd Krist turned down close to $50,000 to return for his senior season in college rather than sign with the Chicago White Sox as a 13th-round draft pick. Cal closer Matt Flemer did the same thing, walking away from $50,000 after Kansas City selected him in […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Credit union will open downtown office on March 12

The Yolo Federal Credit Union has announced that its new downtown Davis branch at 501 G St. is nearly complete and will open for business at 10 a.m. Monday, March 12. “This new LEED-designed branch will be a beautiful addition to an already wonderful downtown,” stated Clyde Brooker, president/CEO of the credit union. Brooker said […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Pope hired as Davis Chamber executive director

The Davis Chamber of Commerce announces that after a two-month search and selection process, Kemble K. Pope has been tapped to lead the Chamber as executive director. Pope has been a Davis resident for 10 years and has been active in the Davis Chamber since 2007. He has filled the executive director’s position on an […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Paws for Thought: Animal shows aren’t just for dogs

Most people know about dog shows but what about cat shows? Well, Jazzy Cats Cat Club, a local chapter of The International Cat Association, puts on shows in Sacramento. These shows include pedigreed and household pet competitions. Household cats are judged on their condition, beauty and show presence. To promote cat adoptions, Jazzy Cats Cat […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Special double-headers planned for ‘Damn Yankees’

During the run of the musical “Damn Yankees” at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, audiences not only will have the opportunity to see a musical that hit a home run on Broadway, but they can have their choice of a “double-header” of activities on two special nights. On opening night Friday, audience members are invited to […]

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

Autumn Sky, Willett Trio at winery

Rominger West Winery’s Friday Night Live celebration Friday evening will feature music by Autumn Sky. Born and raised in Sacramento, this 22-year-old musician performs pop, folk and indie tunes on multiple instruments. She has won awards for her performance and songwriting skills. The fun runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the winery, 4602 Second St. […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yellow Jacket Motel: a Venn diagram of rock ‘n’ roll

If you’re looking for some hard-rockin’ local music that deviates from the skinny jean, angular haircut, hipster set, check into the Yellow Jacket Motel. What started as a cover band has morphed into one of the best local rock bands to hit the scene since Middle Class Rut. Check them out at 9 p.m. Saturday […]

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

NBA roundup: Spurs clip Los Angeles for 10th straight win

LOS ANGELES — Gary Neal went from butterfingers to brilliant in a span of 3.8 seconds, hitting a tying 3-pointer late in regulation and a go-ahead 3 in overtime. Neal and Tony Parker helped the San Antonio Spurs hold off the Los Angeles Clippers 103-100 on Saturday in a matchup of the West’s second and […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Golf roundup: Miyazato holds slim lead in LPGA Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand — Ai Miyazato shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Yani Tseng after the third round of the LPGA Thailand. Miyazato, the Japanese player who won the 2010 tournament, birdied five of the first six holes on the back nine. She had a 14-under 202 total on […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,