FFA plant sale slated April 26-27

The Davis High School Future Farmers of America and the school’s ag department will have a plant sale on Friday, April 26, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. The sale will take place in the Davis High School greenhouse, on the Oak Avenue side of the campus […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

School district seeks parent input on DHS principal selection

The Davis Joint Unified School District is in the process of selecting a new principal for Davis High School and seeks community input on desired skills and attributes for the new leader. The district will hold parent/community stakeholders meetings on Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Davis High School library, 315 W. 14th […]

April 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Name droppers: SADVC staffer has a ‘Heart for Children’

Celina Alvarez received the Rotary Club of Davis’ “Have a Heart for Children” award at the club’s recent Big Night fundraiser for its Child Abuse Prevention Program. Alvarez has worked at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center for Yolo County for several years and is responsible for the care and nurturing of the children who […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Get ready for Chávez Bike Swap

César Chávez Elementary School is putting a new twist on a popular annual event as it debuts a Bike Swap from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the school, 1221 Anderson Road. Organizers are modeling the Bike Swap on the successful Davis High School Ski Swap, at which gently used ski/snow equipment […]

April 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mindfulness from meditation linked to lower stress hormone

Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at UC Davis. The ability to focus mental resources on immediate experience is an aspect of mindfulness, which can be improved by meditation training. “This is the first […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

County update: Yolo County is fifth in health rankings

By Dr. Constance Caldwell We are beaming at the Health Department upon hearing that Yolo County is up from 12th place in 2010 to fifth in 2013 in the County Health Rankings, a nationwide ranking compiled by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. We have a lot to be proud of […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? I dreamed a dream with happy endings

Recently, Anne Hathaway was a guest on “The Daily Show” to promote her movie, “Les Miserables.” My older son was about to fast-forward past this interview when I told him to wait, because I wanted to hear a little bit about the movie. When there’s a movie out that I know I will not, under […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

City Council rejects regional wastewater treatment project with Woodland

The City Council voted 3-1 Tuesday to dismiss any possibility of partnering with Woodland on a regional wastewater treatment project, formalizing Davis’ commitment to the local plan that will bring the city into compliance with state regulatory requirements by 2017. Mayor Joe Krovoza dissented on the vote; Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wolk was out of […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Rotary work days benefit Knights Landing Community Center

The Knights Landing Family Resource Center has a new look, both inside and out, thanks to the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club. More than 30 Davis Rotarians helped transform the center over the past two weekends. The building is home to organizations offering assistance to Knights Landing residents. The Yolo Family Resource Center organization uses the […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Golden Gate Bridge to go to digital toll system

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Drivers approaching the majestic Golden Gate Bridge will experience something new for the first time in 76 years: no human toll collectors. The toll takers were removed in favor of cheaper and faster electronic transponders, and a camera system photographs every license plate that comes through, mailing an invoice to each […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: You can’t lead a toad to tunnels …

Weird things seem to come in bunches, don’t they? I have no idea why this is, but I’ve noticed it often enough that I don’t question it any more. Today’s weird thing that happens in bunches concerns toads, something most Davisites are extra-familiar with. My oldest son, Ted, who grew up in Davis and has […]

March 27, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Soroptimists honor role model, single mom

Ann Murray Paige of Davis was recently presented the Ruby Award by members of Soroptimist International of Greater Davis. The Ruby Award honors women who, through their professional or personal efforts, are making extraordinary difference in the lives of women or girls. Honorees are women who have worked to improve the lives of other women or girls. Their work […]

March 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Empowering youths through media

Years ago, my job here was to recruit, train and manage studio production interns. I spent many nights with interns ranging from 16 to ageless, but most fell in the older teen-to-college student range. I loved that time in life because I got to experience daily the phenomenal energy and creativity of youth. I’m doing […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Prof discusses Obama’s hip-hop style, swagger

There is little doubt that President Barack Obama has brought a new style — a panache, if you will — to the White House and the U.S. presidency. But what are the sources of this new style and approach in his handling of everything from international relations to his cabinet choices, and from his cool […]

March 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,