AP courses can boost GPA, but too many can overload a student

Go deeper Davis High School offers 24 Advanced Placement courses, including: Studio Art AP (seniors with teacher approval) Art History AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Biology AP Chemistry AP English Literature and Composition AP Micro/Macro Economics AP French 5 & 6 AP German 5 & 6 AP Human Geography AP Japanese 5 Language […]

Therapist is guest on ‘Heart to Heart’

Elyse Allen, a marriage and family therapist, is the guest on “Heart to Heart” at 4 p.m. Wednesday on KDRT, 95.7 FM. The show will air again at noon Friday. Moving beyond limitations will be part of Allen’s conversation with host Dr. G. An African-American, Allen was born in Japan and traveled across the United […]

Volunteers get blankets ready for kids

Project Linus members will gather from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., to sew labels on blankets handmade by volunteers. The blankets are given to organizations in Yolo County that serve children in need. Quilt packages will be available Wednesday, with fabric cut for a specific pattern. These […]

Season’s last Wildlife Area tour is coming up

Red-winged blackbirds, yellow-headed blackbirds and marsh wrens are just a few of the birds known to nest in the Yolo Basin Wildlife Area east of Davis. These and other birds may be seen during an early morning guided tour of the wetlands on Saturday, June 11. The 8 to 11 a.m. tour, led by Yolo […]

Internet retailer overlooks our genius

DAVIS SLIPS AGAIN … no, we’re not exactly Stockton, rated by Forbes Magazine as the Worst City in America to live in, but our intellectual prowess is once again being questioned in yet another national survey … this time it’s Amazon that’s picking on the Second Most Educated City in America … actually, it’s a […]

Stroll the Arboretum on Wednesday

Local residents are invited to join Arboretum Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts for a lunchtime stroll in the UC Davis Arboretum at noon Wednesday. Enjoy the bounty of blooms in the Storer Garden’s low-water environment, learn about the Arboretum’s plant collections, and get a little exercise. Participants will meet at noon at the Arboretum Gazebo, on […]

Suisun Valley ranch wins Yolo County Fair’s olive oil contest

In memory of one of the Yolo County Fair’s Olive Oil Competition founders, a Best of the Best Award was created this year to honor Patty Bogle-Roncoroni, who was instrumental in developing the competition and served as a member of the Yolo County Fair board. The competition, for California producers only, is ranked as one of […]

UCD embezzlement suspect sentenced to probation, jail time

WOODLAND — A former UC Davis employee who embezzled thousands of dollars while head of the university’s Campus Violence Prevention Program was sentenced Thursday to five years of felony probation. Jennifer Beeman, 53, of Sacramento, made a plea agreement in April that will keep her out of state prison, though Yolo Superior Court Judge Janet […]

AIDS researcher to lead College of Biological Sciences

UC Davis has named as its new dean of the College of Biological Sciences immunologist James E.K. Hildreth, whose team made a key discovery about cholesterol’s role in HIV’s ability to penetrate cells. UCD Chancellor Linda Katehi said in a news release she believes Hildreth will lead the college to a “leadership position both nationally […]

Armed suspects rob Motel 6; school lockdown lifted

A South Davis elementary school shifted into lockdown mode Thursday afternoon as Davis police searched for an armed man who robbed the Motel 6 on Chiles Road. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the two robbers — one of them armed with what appeared to be a large handgun or sawed-off shotgun — entered the motel at […]

Author to visit Davis consignment shops

Haute Again Consignment and French Cuff Consignment Davis are partnering up for a special event on Saturday. Author Jo Anna Philips will sign copies of her newly published book, “The Savvy Shopper’s Guide to Thrift and Consignment Stores — Sacramento Area,” which features both Davis shops. Philips will be at French Cuff, 130 G St., […]

Floral design class selling graduation leis

Davis High School’s floral design class is pre-selling double orchid leis for graduation. Orders are due Tuesday to DHS ag teacher Amy Schulte. The leis will be special-ordered from the San Francisco flower market and can be picked up by students immediately following graduation practice Friday morning. The blue-dyed leis cost $30 each. The floral […]

Self-defense course offered for women

The Davis Police Department is taking sign-ups for a five-week self-defense course for women. RAD — Rape Aggression Defense — teaches awareness and prevention techniques, as well as realistic self-defense tactics. The course is taught by Davis Police Department employees who are nationally certified RAD instructors. The upcoming series will be taught from 6 to […]