Ciara Brown loves Davis. She treasures the education she receives at Davis High School, and she feels safe in her community.
But tears came to her eyes Wednesday night when Brown, vice president of her school’s Black Student Union, spoke of the noose found slung over a goal post at the high school football stadium last Friday.
“I can forgive people for what they believe in, but I hope people will see that this kind of thing hurts others,” said Brown, 15. “When people go out and do hateful things like that, it really hurts me.”
Another Davis City Council closed session regarding negotiations with the city’s seven bargaining groups came and went Tuesday without any reportable action made. That means no contracts have been agreed upon yet between the city and any of its labor unions. As contract talks take place only behind closed doors, it isn’t often that the public […]
There’s help UC Davis’ Guardian Scholars Program offers a campus orientation, academic advising, personal and life skills training and support, assistance with financial and housing matters, career counseling and post-graduation preparation, mentoring, personal counseling, a referral network for other campus and off-campus services, social support and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit http://advisingservices.ucdavis.edu/studentservices/guardianscholars By Amabelle […]
Get inspired! All artists ages 16 and older are invited to submit one work of art in any media — such as painting, drawing, sculpture or photography — for the Pence Gallery’s annual celebration of talent. The Community Hang-Up is a non-juried exhibition at the Pence, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The artworks, which are […]
Members of the Davis Shambhala Meditation Center will participate in Sunday’s summer solstice celebration at the east area water tank. The group will gather at the Shambhala Center, 133 D St., Suite H, after regular Sunday morning meditation, from 9 to 10 a.m. They’ll leave about 10:30 a.m. for the water tank, at Mace Boulevard and […]
Today’s column is filled with lots of little things culled from the news and various other sources. GUESS WHO SAID THAT: See if you can identify the author of the following quote (answer at bottom). “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have […]
Check it out What: Summer Soaring Challenge When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: Grasslands Park, corner of Mace Boulevard and Tremont Road, three miles south of Davis Admission: Free Members of a local radio-control glider club are gearing up for the Summer Soaring Challenge this weekend, and are inviting the community to watch […]
It’s time for nominations for Brooks Painting’s sixth annual Charity Paint Giveaway. The Davis company will donate up to $10,000 in time and painting services to a local person, family or charitable organization selected by online votes. Past recipients are Davis Little League, the Sharp family, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo […]
Artwork by Stuart Gold, a UC Davis graduate and former Davis resident, is being featured this month and next in the Main & Granucci Galleries at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, 314 W. Main St. A retrospective of Gold’s “TV Series” paintings, drawings and prints from 1979 to 2012 opened Monday and […]
It’s time to start thinking of cool San Francisco in the fall. Those who enjoy San Francisco, classical music, shopping and good food can subscribe to a series of Thursday matinee performances by the San Francisco Symphony with no need to worry about traffic and parking. Chartered buses leave at 9 a.m. from Elmwood Drive […]
You can help What: Davis Schools Foundation party, to help raise $500,000 to support local schools When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday Where: Home of former California Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin, 4228 Dogwood Place, Davis RSVP: By Friday, to firstname.lastname@example.org All are welcome at a fundraiser Monday evening to boost the Davis Schools Foundation’s campaign to raise $500,000 by […]
Two measures by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, won the approval Monday of key committees in the Assembly. The Assembly Natural Resources Committee voted 6-3 to approve Wolk’s Senate Bill 1219 to continue the state’s plastic bag recycling program, set to end this year. “SB 1219 ensures that customers will continue to have the option […]
John McNerney, wildlife resource specialist for the city of Davis, will discuss oak trees as wildlife habitat at Thursday’s CreekSpeak community lecture, sponsored by the Putah Creek Council. His talk begins at 7 p.m. at the Winters Library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Attendees will learn how oaks, the dominant canopy tree in our area, […]
Volunteers are still needed to help with this weekend’s Livestrong Challenge ride, which will attract as many as 2,000 cyclists to Davis. “We particularly need workers/hosts for the post-event party, which will be in Central Park” on Sunday, volunteer coordinator Jan Bridge says. Volunteers on the 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. shift will set up […]