Speck’s supporters take to the skies to fight ALS

“People do many things to raise awareness for important issues, like running, walking or biking many miles to find a cure for a devastating disease,” says Jenna Jae Templeton, a UC Davis graduate. “To raise awareness and funds to cure ALS, we’ll be jumping out of airplanes.” Determined to raise $15,000 toward finding a cure […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

NBA playoff roundup: Lakers outlast Nuggets 96-87 in thrilling Game 7

LOS ANGELES — Pau Gasol had 23 points, 17 rebounds and six assists, Metta World Peace scored 15 points in his return from a seven-game suspension, and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Denver Nuggets for a thrilling 96-87 victory in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their first-round series. Steve Blake scored a […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Have your photo taken with statue of ‘The Kiss’

A life-size version of the famous Seward Johnson 25-foot-tall statue of “The Kiss,” the iconic photo of a sailor and nurse celebrating the official end of World War II with a passionate embrace in Times Square, will stop at Atria Covell Gardens at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The statue is bound for Washington, D.C., to be […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Prizes awarded for faculty teaching, research and service

The UC Davis Academic Senate and Academic Federation have announced their 2012 teaching and research prize recipients. Each year, the senate presents Distinguished Teaching Awards and Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Awards. The federation honors its members for Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research. Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award: Undergraduate * Frances Dolan, professor, department […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary welcomes new volunteers

The Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary is a dedicated group of men and women of all ages who provide a variety of volunteer services for the Sutter Davis Hospital, including: * Operating the information desk and the gift shop; * Assisting patients and their families in various departments; * Conducting fundraising and social activities related to the hospital; * Providing […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sale of artwork at hospital benefits scholarships

The work of 20 local artists is on exhibit in the main hallways of Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. Featured through the end of May are pastel portraits by Joanne Jensen. Funds raised by the sale of the work supports scholarships for young people entering the medical field. For more information, […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Poet, critic, essayist Dana Gioia performs Thursday

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes renowned poet, critic and essayist Dana Gioia for a special reading at noon Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery at 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet, essayist, translator and critic. He received […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See model planes race a pylon course Saturday

Community members are invited to attend the Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers’ first radio-controlled electric airplane pylon race on Saturday. Visitors will see high-speed models race around a three-pylon course at speeds over 100 mph. Racers are coming from throughout California as well as Oregon, Arizona and Utah. Racing will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DMTC hosts auditions for ‘Joseph’

Auditions for the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice hit, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” will take place Sunday and Monday, May 20-21, at the Davis Musical Theatre Company, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. Callbacks are Tuesday, May 22. With direction by Steve Isaacson and choreography by Jacob Montoya, “Joseph” retells the bibical story from the […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Support offered to family, friends of the mentally ill

The NAMI-Yolo Family Support Group is for friends and caregivers of those suffering from severe mental illness. It meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and offers a caring and confidential environment in which to share coping strategies and insights when faced with the challenges of mental illness in a family member. A trained […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dementia support group meets

A dementia support group meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at St. John’s Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave. in Woodland. The group meets in the Village Conference Room. The meeting is open to anyone who has a loved one (family or friend) with any form of […]

May 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Special memorial service honors those who died alone

Yolo County’s annual memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the Knights Landing Cemetery, 101501 County Road 102 in Knights Landing. The county memorial service is held to pay respects to the individuals served this year by the Yolo County Public Guardian-Public Administrator’s Office. The office manages the estates and/or affairs […]

May 18, 2012 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

Sunny, hot and happening at Whole Earth

The 43rd annual Whole Earth Festival continues Sunday with drumming and tie-dye, crafts and vegetarian-friendly goodness that locals and visitors have come to expect.

The event features dozens of musical acts and speakers, about 160 crafts booths, 40 education booths and 17 vegetarian-friendly food booths.

For all the fun on the UC Davis Quad there also will be, as ever, a political undercurrent to the free, three-day event expected to attract about 30,000 people.

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Fairs + Festivals | Tagged ,

Cain uses arm, bat to lead Giants over D-backs 5-2

By Bob Baum PHOENIX — Matt Cain gave up three hits in six innings and singled in a pair of runs to help the San Francisco Giants end a nine-game losing streak against Arizona with a 5-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Cain (2-2) allowed a run, struck out eight, walked two and […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,