Local graduate builds impressive résumé

Shuo Zhai loves music, and architecture. This year, he’s getting a chance to pursue both professionally. Zhai, who grew up in Davis and attended local schools, performed as a pianist on April 20-21 with the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento. He also recently completed a master’s degree in architecture at Yale, studying during his final […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Bicycles!: Causeway commute has several interesting features

By Chris Higgins “You’re not riding to work in this wind are you?” asks my wife, Jane. “Need you ask?” I reply. Yes, I’m riding because it’s my routine, and I look forward to it regardless of the weather. The “ride” is my commute by bicycle between Davis and my job in downtown Sacramento. Deep […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Music teacher Jeff DuPertuis goes out on a high note

Music teacher Jeff Dupertuis — who’s taught band in elementary and junior high schools around the Davis district for 20 years — will set down his conductor’s baton as he retires at the end of the academic year. DuPertuis grew up in Merced, performing in school bands, and then attended Fresno State, where he studied […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice to hold Pedro Party fundraiser

On Saturday, May 18, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host its first All Sports for Cancer Spring Pedro Party at 11 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. and the tournament will start at 12:15 p.m. Top-player prizes will be […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD to help Take Back the Night

UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Programis hosting Take Back the Night from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in the East Quad. The event is one of hundreds of annual rallies that take place around the globe to bring attention to the issue of sexual violence. Take Back the Night will feature popular […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD host bike auction on May 4

The public is invited to attend the biannual UC Davis Bicycle Auction on Saturday, May 4. More than 400 bicycles will be available for sale to the highest bidder. The bicycles may be viewed from 8 to 9 a.m. with bidding getting underway at 9 a.m. and lasting until all items are sold. The auction […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Compassion Corner Earthbench building work party set

The community is invited to join in the Compassion Corner Earthbench building work party on Sunday, April 28, at Third and C streets in downtown Davis. The work party runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. The Earthbench, approved by the Davis City Council last month, will […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis largely represented on Green Leadership Awards credits

“Ladies and gentlemen” … is probably not the red-carpet style introduction those honored by the Business Journal’s annual Green Leadership Awards are accustomed to hearing. At least that’s an assumption for the selected honorees — chosen by a panel of independent judges — given that they mostly hail from the modesty of small bio-tech laboratories or the offices […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Presidents converge to salute one of their own

DALLAS (AP) — All the living American presidents past and present are gathering in Dallas, a rare reunion to salute one of their own at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Profound ideological differences and a bitter history of blaming each other for the nation’s woes will give way — if just […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis police host drug ‘take back’ event

On Saturday, the Davis Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Davis police station, 2600 Fifth St., between 10 […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Suspects sought in campus robbery

Two men were robbed of their wallets and cell phones early Sunday on the UC Davis campus, according to a crime alert bulletin issued this week. According to the bulletin, the two victims were walking on California Avenue south of Russell Boulevard at about 12:45 a.m. when they were approached by two suspects, one of […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Morning tour of wetlands planned for May 4

The public is invited to a free, guided tour of the city of Davis Wetlands — a 400-acre wetland and grassland waste water treatment complex — from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4. A team of trained docents from the Yolo Basin Foundation will lead the tour. At this time of the year, wetlands […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Local professor earns global grant

Frederic A. Troy II, UC Davis professor and chair emeritus of biochemistry and molecular medicine, has received a globally competitive research grant from the Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience to better understand structural changes associated with metastasis of adult cancer cells and stem cells. Troy’s study, titled “Functional Analyses of Polysialic Acid DP on Human Cancer […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pelosi to address King Hall’s class of 2013

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, will deliver the commencement address for UC Davis School of Law on May 17 at the Mondavi Center. “I am delighted that Leader Pelosi has agreed to give the commencement address,” said Dean Kevin Johnson in a news release on Wednesday. “Our graduates will benefit […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,