Bob Dunning: Biggs caps off a legendary career

It’s only fitting that the final game of Bob Biggs’ nearly 40-year career as an Aggie athlete and coach comes against longtime rival Sacramento State, a team Biggs has been battling every year since before he was old enough to vote. Yes, when Biggs first strapped on an Aggie helmet at the beginning of his […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Janet Boulware earns Brinley Award

Roberto Patino was 8 years old when Janet Boulware met him. A call had gone out at Pioneer Elementary School for volunteers to work with struggling readers, and Boulware, whose own two sons were enrolled at Pioneer at the time, had signed on to help. Roberto knew very little English and Boulware no Spanish, and […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Prop. 30 OK doesn’t stop student protests

By Henry K. Lee and Nanette Asimov Public university students in the Bay Area staged protests Thursday against possible tuition hikes, saying the passage of Proposition 30 provided only a temporary reprieve from cuts to higher education. At UC Berkeley, about 200 students and faculty members braved a steady rain at noon on Sproul Plaza […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rick Gonzales named Citizen of the Year

Rick Gonzales Jr., who has raised more than $250,000 for scholarships for Latino high school students in Yolo County, has been selected as the winner of the C.A. Covell Trophy, the Davis Citizen of the Year. “Our annual Concilio dinner in the fall” — which raises much of the money that funds the scholarships — […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Site-clearing begins for UC Davis recital hall

The UC Davis music department celebrated the site-clearing for a long-awaited new 375-seat concert hall on Thursday, with an outdoor concert that celebrated the demolition of two old, outdated buildings to make way for the new venue.

Donors and longtime local music lovers Grace and Grant Noda and Barbara Jackson donned hard hats and led a demolition countdown, while drums rolled. The Nodas donated $1 million toward the project in 2008, and recently gave an additional $500,000. Jackson, for whom Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center is named, also made a “significant gift” toward the recital hall, in the words of Dean Jessie Ann Owens.

As the countdown ended, a lever was pushed down on a red box labeled “TNT,” triggering a 40-foot-high jet of colorful confetti, while a bass drum sounded thunderous beats. The festivities marked …

Can you give them a home?

Hobo is a gentle yet playful neutered male 8-year-old border collie mix whose tail never stops wagging. He loves kids, plays well with other dogs and would make a perfect family pet. Lucy (pictured) and Mina are 12-week-old female Rottweiler mix puppies. Both love to play with everything and everybody and are full of puppy […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Last call for Peterson lawn signs

Volunteers for Nancy Peterson’s successful campaign for the Davis Board of Education ask for the public’s help identifying any remaining campaign signs. Folks who still have a sign are encouraged to provide the address to Heidy Kellison at [email protected] or 530-386-2647.

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hardaker photo collection on display at Hattie Weber Museum

An extensive collection of photographs of the UC Davis campus and city of Davis is on exhibit now at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St., in the northeast corner of Central Park. The photos belonged to the late Warren Hardaker and were donated to the museum by his wife, Nancy. Included in the exhibit […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bohart Museum open house spotlights insect societies

“Insect Societies,” featuring honey bees, ants and termites, will set the theme for the Bohart Museum of Entomology’s open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The event, which is free and open to the public, is in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge building on Crocker Avenue, formerly California Drive, on the UC Davis […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Bicycles!: Get a free bike light at market Saturday

By Steve Tracy Even in years like this one where the weather stays warm, here in Davis we get undeniable signs that winter is approaching. For me, the most obvious is all the kids in costume who descend in the afternoon of Halloween Day to loot candy from our generous downtown merchants. Something less positive […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Financial aid workshop set at Davis High

Davis High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend the high school’s annual Financial Aid Workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The purpose of the workshop is to help students and parents understand the college financial aid process, learn about the […]

November 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Donate canned food, help pick it up

Local residents are asked to put canned food donations for STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee, outside next to their mailboxes on Saturday morning for pickup by local Realtors, postal employees and community volunteers. The annual food drive, co-sponsored by the Yolo County Board of Realtors and U.S. Post Office employees, is a major provider for […]

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Together We Can

Veronica Meza, left, Liliana Rivera and Paloma Baltazar of the Cal Aggie Student Alumni Association are among the volunteers collecting nonperishable food through Wednesday for Together We Can. SAA board members started Together We Can this fall to provide food to UC Davis students who may be skipping meals for financial reasons. Donations go to […]

November 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Harvard expert will speak on butterflies

Brightly colored Heliconius butterflies, known for their mimicry, are involved in triggering the evolution of new species, says James Mallet, a distinguished lecturer at Harvard University, who will speak Wednesday at UC Davis. Mallet will discuss “Hybridization, Mimicry and the Origin of Species in Heliconius Butterflies” from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in Room 1022 of […]

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