It’s commencement season at UC Davis

As graduation approaches, thousands of family members and friends will descend on Davis for UC Davis commencement ceremonies. Following is the graduation schedule: * Saturday, June 1: School of Medicine at 10 a.m. at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts; * Wednesday, June 12: School of Education at 4 p.m. at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts; * Thursday, […]

Livestrong Challenge returns to downtown Davis

The celebration of what made the bicycle — and the sport of road cycling — special on the American landscape continues when the Livestrong Challenge returns to Davis, its third consecutive year here. Central Park will host the June 22-23 Challenge Village, from which a series of graded cycle tours will leave that Sunday. More […]

Downtown adding ice cream, winery, wings and grilled cheese

It’s time for another summary of recent downtown business changes. All of these items have appeared in previous Comings & Goings columns. ———— As part of its ground-floor renovations, Hallmark Inn, at First and F streets, has a new lobby — and two new tenants for its retail spaces. The beautiful new lobby, with an […]

Community-based care wins unanimous support

Legislation that would make the Community Based Adult Services Program permanent in California was approved unanimously Monday on the Assembly floor. AB 518, co-authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, who chairs the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, and Bob Blumenfield, D-San Fernando Valley, who chairs the Assembly Budget Committee, has now moved to […]

Get ready to celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth, an annual observance to remember when Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas on June 19, 1865, will be celebrated in Davis on Saturday, June 22. It is sometimes referred to as the second Fourth of July because it was a major step toward full equality for all Americans. Yolo County’s free, family-friendly Juneteenth […]

Rosenberg elected to No. 3 Odd Fellows job statewide

Longtime Davis Odd Fellow Dave Rosenberg has been elected grand warden of the Grand Lodge of California, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The election was held May 17 during Grand Lodge Sessions in Sacramento, attended by representatives from more than 120 Odd Fellows lodges from throughout California. Four candidates vied for the office and Rosenberg […]

At the Co-op, no idea is too wacky

The board of directors of the Davis Food Co-op invites members of the Co-op to participate in the electronic “Week of Wacky Ideas” on Facebook through Sunday. “We want to hear from you,” writes director Zoë Plakais. “What have you always wanted for the Co-op? No idea is too big or wacky, so be creative […]

Davis Art Center: Yes! Bikes, chickens and art go together

This Saturday is the fourth annual Tour de Cluck, a celebration of backyard chickens and bicycles. If you had asked me five years ago — even two years ago — if I thought I’d be involved with the Tour de Cluck, I would have laughed. I am not a chicken girl. I am only reluctantly […]

Tensions up after Syria fires on Israeli jeep

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military chief has issued a stern warning to Syrian leader Bashar Assad after an Israeli military jeep came under fire from Syrian forces early Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz told a conference on Tuesday that Israel will not allow the Golan Heights “to become a comfortable sphere for Assad to operate […]

Death toll reduced amid tornado chaos

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Emergency crews combed the sticks and rubble remains of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday morning, less than a day after a massive tornado slammed through the community, flattening homes and demolishing an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected to […]

Workers start two-day strike at UC hospitals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of California medical center workers began a two-day strike Tuesday that could involve thousands of employees and prompted postponement of some surgeries. The union representing some 13,000 hospital pharmacists, nursing assistants, operating room scrubs and other health care workers began the walkout at 4 a.m. Tuesday at medical facilities in […]

Testimony continues in Davis hate-crime case

WOODLAND — Anti-gay slurs often are used to challenge a person’s masculinity, and do not necessarily demonstrate bias against homosexuals, a linguistics expert testified Monday in Yolo Superior Court. William Eggington, chair of the linguistics department at Brigham Young University, was called as a defense witness for Clayton Daniel Garzon, the 20-year-old Davis resident accused […]

Bob Dunning: It’s an honor to crow about

FOWL PLAY … because I have friends in high places, I have been invited to be an honorary “Cluckster” in the “Courage to Cluck” exhibition that kicks off Davis’ world-famous Tour de Cluck on Saturday … according to the invitation “Most ‘Courage to Cluck’ performers will simply get up to the microphone and cluck like […]