By Tracie Cone YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Perhaps no river crossing in Yosemite Valley has been more photographed than the historic Stoneman Bridge: a single, arching span faced with rough-hewn granite that provides a dramatic foreground to Half Dome, the park’s most iconic natural marvel. Yet the 205-foot bridge is slated for possible removal […]
It’s been described as a cross between rugby, dodgeball and tag, with thousands of players around the world competing on hundreds of college teams.
All the traditional American athletic powerhouses are represented in the World Cup rankings: Texas, Miami, Michigan, Kansas, Purdue.
Teams battle it out in regional competitions, with the best of the best heading to the annual World Cup tournament every year. And this weekend, the very best players from those teams are in Great Britain, representing Team USA in an all-star international competition.
Their sport? Quidditch.
Yes, the generation that grew up on Harry Potter …
In response to two incidents where alcohol had been distributed to minors during fraternity functions, UC Davis has suspended the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for five years. SAE had about 50 active members at the time of suspension. The fraternity occupied the house at 521 Russell Blvd. in the Oeste Manor neighborhood. According to UCD […]
The Davis High Class of 1976 will host an all-’70s class reunion at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. “This is going to be not your normal class reunion,” a news release said. “The theme of the reunion is tie-dye and yes, you must wear […]
Elsa Young, 16, a longtime Davis resident and a junior at Da Vinci High School, is competing in the North American Irish Dance Championships in Chicago this weekend. She qualified by winning the requisite two separate first-place overall finishes in the preliminary champion category in Northern California events over the past year, and has earned […]
By Lisa Justice As the summer sun begins to beat down on Davis, many of us are turning to the shade or sun block to protect our skin. Here’s what you’ll need: SPF 15 sun block, SPF 30 sun block, SPF 45 sun block or higher, three zipper-lock bags, some UV beads and a sunny […]
Question: When should I direct seed kale and collard greens for fall and spring? It seems too hot to do it now. What about transplants? Answer: Kale is a cool-season vegetable that can be used raw as salad greens, as a garnish, as an ornamental in the flower bed, or cooked. Kale is vitamin- and […]
In response to last month’s hanging of a noose from a Davis High School football goal post — and other past acts of hate in the Davis community — the city’s Human Relations Commission, in partnership with Davis Media Access, is working to create a video collage focused on promoting tolerance. Titled “Speak Out for […]
Davis Parent Nursery School has openings in its pre-kindergarten session for the 2012-13 school year. The class is aimed at older preschoolers and younger kindergarten-eligible children. Teacher Kathy Douglas, director of the pre-K program, uses transitional kindergarten curriculum developed specifically for the year prior to kindergarten, weaving both phonics and numeracy into DPNS’ play-centered approach. […]
Davis City Councilman-elect Lucas Frerichs invites his supporters to the swearing-in of the new City Council at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. A public reception outside the chambers will follow, then the council will begin its regular business meeting. Those who still have Frerichs campaign lawn signs […]
A 6-year-old Woodland girl was hospitalized Wednesday after being burned by a sparkler-type firework, according to police. Sgt. Steve Sexton said the girl had been playing with the sparkler in the 800 block of Harvard Bend when her clothing caught fire. She was taken by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento with […]
Interstate 80 was shut down in both directions in Dixon early Thursday while hostage negotiators coaxed a suicidal parolee off a freeway overcrossing, police said. According to Dixon police Sgt. Brad Harms, police were called out shortly after 3 a.m. to the Pitt School Road crossing over westbound I-80, where they discovered a man who […]
The Davis Odd Fellows will host a blood drive at their lodge for BloodSource on Sunday, July 15, between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Odd Fellows Hall is at 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Blood donors will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win four tickets to a Sacramento River […]
The third annual Zumbathon for a Cure is planned Saturday, Aug. 4, to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. All are invited to attend. A $10 donation is suggested with RSVP to [email protected], or a $15 donation is suggested at […]