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 […]
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — A gunman who authorities say had past psychiatric problems took four people hostage Wednesday in a bank in the southern French city of Toulouse, claiming he was acting for religious reasons. The incident plunged this city in fear for the second time in recent months. Tensions have been high in Toulouse […]
A SICKENING IMAGE … although Davis has no more racists and no fewer racists today than it had yesterday, that stunningly ugly noose swinging from the goal post at the high school football field sickened all of us who had hoped such images were symbols of the past … all we know for sure is […]
Yolo County officials are hoping the third time’s the charm as they prepare to ask voters to replace the elected office of auditor-controller/treasurer-tax collector with an appointed director of finance instead. Back in 1986 and again in 1998, Yolo County voters defeated such proposals at the polls, but county supervisors appear likely to try again in […]
The Davis City Council likely will place a binding measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, asking voters to determine the fate of a proposed surface water project. That is, if the council follows the recommendation of the city’s Water Advisory Committee, which voted 6-4 Thursday to pursue a binding measure instead of an advisory measure […]
A UC Davis Fire Department crew got a rare opportunity Monday night to welcome a new life into the world. Fire Chief Nathan Trauernicht said the crew — Capt. Paul Fullerton, Engineer Gina Updegraff and Firefighter Braden Burrhus — was summoned shortly before 8 p.m. to the Solano Park student housing complex on campus. There, […]
Members of the public are invited to join docents from Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, July 7, for a guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands to look for the waterside residents of summer. Water in the Davis wetlands provides wildlife habitat year-round. Open water provides summer refuge for waterfowl such as gadwalls, mallards […]
Davis residents, from left, Linda Birse, Jim Leonard and Diana Strategos were prepared with signs as they and others with the newly formed Yolo Council of moveon.org planned to deliver petitions and hold a demonstration Wednesday at the Woodland district office of Rep. Mike Thompson. The petitions, bearing more than 1,200 signatures from residents of the […]
A free arts and crafts festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the E Street Plaza in the 200 block of E Street in downtown Davis. “Come and enjoy the thriving DIY culture and original handmade pieces,” a news release said. For more information, visit the downtown Davis arts and entertainment […]
The artists who painted “Same Sun” — also known as Davis’ east area water tank — hope it tells passersby that Davis is about more than cows and bicycles.
Last week, Sofia Lacin, 27, and Hennessy Christophel, 26, spoke passionately about their work and the upcoming Summer Soltice SUNday tours they will be giving.
Part of their passion for the water tank is related to the fact that it is their first-ever public art project. In fact, Lacin and Christophel recently have been researching public art’s impact on a city or town.
“The positive changes are not instantaneous,” Lacin said. But they are undeniably positive in terms of culture and image.
Homestay families are being sought in Davis for 20 high school students from Sangju City, South Korea, who will visit Northern California next month. The students will arrive July 20 to participate in an English and culture program offered through UC Davis Extension. Homestay families are needed for the first three nights of the students’ […]
By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson Provider. Protector. Nurturer. Role model. When it comes to good fathers, these are some of the terms we think about. On Sunday, we commemorated Father’s Day. What adjectives entered your mind as you honored someone special? More importantly, what example can we all set as we look after one […]
UC Davis has received a 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Award, which recognized the Study Abroad Office’s innovative use of social media for its “Aggies Abroad Network.” GoAbroad.com is an alternative travel website directory based in Colorado. The site lists opportunities for a variety of meaningful travel opportunities, including study abroad, volunteer abroad, intern abroad and teach abroad. The awards […]
Peregrine School is offering two intensive filmmaking workshops this summer for children ages 9 to 14, and there are still a few spots left. The workshops will include lessons in visual literacy, screenwriting, cinematography and editing. Each student will write an original screenplay of their own, while collaborating to produce the screenplay of their choice into a five- to […]