Boonchouy leaving as Da Vinci principal

Rody Boonchouy — who was one of the founding teachers when the program now known as Da Vinci Charter Academy was launched in 2003, and came back to serve as Da Vinci’s principal for the past two years — is leaving to take a job with the Buck Institute for Education, based in northern Marin […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Daffodil (No. 115610), a 1-year-old spayed female tricolor Chihuahua short-hair mix. Also hoping for a good home is Othello (No. 115414), a 7-year-old neutered male black and white domestic short-haired […]

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UCD rejects union’s call to rename Gallagher Hall

Allegiant Air flight attendants are calling for the renaming of Gallagher Hall over a contract dispute with its namesake, but UC Davis is having none of it. Maurice Gallagher, the majority owner, president and CEO of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co., the parent company of Allegiant Air, and his wife, Marcia, funded much of the […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Memoir writers will be at Davis bookstore

Award-winning memoir writers Linda Joy Myers and Judith Newton will read from and discuss their recently published memoirs, “Don’t Call Me Mother” and “Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Moderated by Sacramento Book Talk columnist Trina Drotar, the event will focus on […]

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Celebrate Davis with food, fun, fireworks

Fun, food and fireworks are planned at the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual Celebrate Davis! festival on Thursday. “Pack up the family and come out for a celebration of everything that makes Davis a great place to live,” a news release said. The fun runs from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Community Park and […]

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Help needed for projects to remember Riggins, Gonsalves

Local residents who wish to remember John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves in a tangible way have two ways to help out this week: * Friends and family members of the Davis 18-year-olds who were kidnapped and killed in December 1980 will be at the city of Davis booth at the Celebrate Davis! festival. The event […]

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Off to Afghanistan

Estela Gatto, a Davis post office employee and a military mom, receives boxes packed with supplies from Yolo Military Families that are bound for deployed service members in Afghanistan. The packages are due to arrive Saturday, which is Armed Forces Day, and include toiletries, food items, games and books along with cards of support. Armed […]

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Acclaimed novelist will read her work

Novelist Lynn Freed will be featured at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., as part of the Poetry Night Reading Series. Freed is a South African writer and novelist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Ploughshares, Vogue, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly, Tin House and […]

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Public university presidents prospering, study finds

In the 2011-12 fiscal year, the nation’s highest paid public university president was Graham B. Spanier, the president of Pennsylvania State University, who was forced out in November 2011 over his handling of a child sex abuse scandal involving a football coach. According to the annual compensation report by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Spanier […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed to help farmer create wildlife habitat

The Putah Creek Council and Audubon Working Waterways program seek volunteers Saturday morning to help plant herbaceous, grass-like native plants along Union School Slough as part of a larger restoration project to help improve wildlife habitat and water quality on three acres of farm land. The project will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday […]

May 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Mothers in Nature’ set Saturday at preserve

Learn about baby animals and how animal mothers care for their young at a free program, “Mothers in Nature,” on Saturday at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve east of Woodland. Children will have the opportunity to build a bird’s nest as well as enjoy other activities. Participants will take a walk around the grounds and […]

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Davis Waldorf offers kindergarten open house

The Davis Waldorf School will host a kindergarten and pre-K open house Saturday at its campus, 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. Registration starts at 8:45 a.m. and the program will run from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Parents and children are invited to spend the morning in the kindergarten classroom and enjoy creative play, […]

May 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Films showcase world languages at DHS

The Davis High School world language department will host a film festival Friday, screening films set in countries representing the five languages that are offered to students at Davis High. Refreshments will be available starting at 6:30 p.m., and the films begin at 7 p.m. in P building classrooms on campus, 315 W. 14th St. […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wounded Warrior Project benefits from Saturday’s fundraiser

A Play Day for Wounded Warriors will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Armed Forces Day, to benefit the nationally recognized Wounded Warrior Project. The event is being hosted by the County Fair Mall in Woodland. The Wounded Warrior Project’s mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors and its vision is to […]

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