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Author advises parents to land that helicopter

Julie Lythcott-Haims, an author and former dean of freshmen at Stanford University, will speak Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Davis about her new book, “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success.” Her talk, sponsored by Davis Parent University, begins at 7 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance […]

‘Hidden Treasure': Capturing the restoration of Putah Creek

Davis photographer Rob Stone was first struck by the transformation taking place in Putah Creek while biking out to Winters with his good friend Steve Ekstrom last year. Thanks to a successful lawsuit 15 years earlier and the tireless work of the Putah Creek Council and many volunteers, a creek bed once ravaged by gravel mining, […]

Ice Breakers features music, munchies

Ice Breakers, a new senior group for those experiencing changes in their life, will gather on Friday, Dec. 4, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Drive in Davis. There will be pop, jazz and Latin music from 2 to 3 p.m., featuring the vocal talents of Full Circle. Then, Atria will host a “Munch and […]

$3 million campaign announced to improve Woodland Healthcare surgical services

Community leaders and philanthropists came together Thursday, Nov. 19, to celebrate the public announcement of the largest capital campaign in Woodland Healthcare’s history. The Woodland Healthcare Foundation’s $3 million Advanced Imaging and Surgical Services Campaign will result in state-of-the-art imaging technology and enhanced facilities for the health-care group’s surgical services, which serve patients from throughout the […]

Firefighters, families give to others

Davis firefighters and their families help assemble food baskets Wednesday for Davis Professional Firefighters Local 3494’s annual Thanksgiving basket program, which provided holiday meals for 550 Yolo County families in need. At right is Firefighter Adam Price. Funding for the program, now in its 29th year, was covered by community members who donated $7,000 during […]

UC Davis football icon Jim Sochor dies at 77

Jim Sochor, the man who raised the UC Davis football program to national prominence and record-setting stature, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Sochor was 77.

Named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999 after guiding the Aggies to 18 consecutive Division II league championships, Sochor finished his career with a 156-41-5 record.

Sochor died Tuesday. UCD Athletics Communications Director Mike Robles publicly broke the news and issued a short statement late Wednesday evening:

“Jim Sochor, who lifted the UC Davis the football program to unparalleled …

Need a new best friend?

Ilsa is a 3-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler, who’s a mellow girl with a gentle nature. She gets along well with children and loves to play with other dogs that are her size. Cuddles is a 2- to 3-year-old spayed female Lhasa Apso/poodle cross. She’s super-affectionate and friendly, and wiggles all over when she sees someone […]

Bob Dunning: We know Sochor by one name: ‘Coach’

When Jim Sochor, at age 31, was named head football coach at UC Davis in 1970, few in our community could have imagined what a wild and wonderful ride he was about to take us on. Sure, those of us who grew up in Davis and lived and breathed Cal Aggie football remember him as […]

‘Let Him In’ is the theme for 14th annual Crèche Festival

Viola Fong never paid much attention to Christmas decorations until about eight years ago, when she was helping some friends put up their decorations and realized that literally every item was about Santa Claus. “There wasn’t a single thing about the Savior or a Nativity,” Fong recalled recently. “I came away from that feeling somewhat […]

Revisit Declaration of Human Rights at Davis event

On Dec. 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations. The Davis chapter of the United Nations Association invites the public to a celebration of the 67th anniversary of this milestone on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at International House Davis, 10 College Park. […]

Tuleyome releases a series of nature-based books

A series of four nature-based books has been published by Tuleyome, the nonprofit conservation organization based in Woodland that spearheaded the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument campaign. Tuleyome’s campaign to protect more than 330,000 acres of federal public land between Berryessa Peak and the Snow Mountain Wilderness came to a successful completion on July 10, when […]

Pancake breakfast helps feed the hungry in Woodland

The Woodland Masonic Lodge No. 81 will host a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Dec. 6, as a benefit for the Woodland Food Closet. The event will be at 228 Palm Ave. in Woodland. The Woodland Food Closet has provided emergency food resources to hungry local residents since 1968. Each week, volunteers distribute […]

Wintering waterfowl abundant for city wetlands tour

The city of Davis and Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the city of Davis wetlands on Saturday, Dec. 5, for a free guided tour from 3 to 5 p.m. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month all year-round. Wintering waterfowl are abundant and late-fall migrants continue to arrive […]

County needs a few good advisers

  Local residents are being recruited to fill vacancies on more than two dozen Yolo County advisory bodies. For more information on the specific vacancies and to submit an application, visit www.yolocounty.org (go to Residents > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your Yolo County supervisor. Vacancies exist on: Agency […]

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