Illuminating Davis, by the (census) numbers

We all know Davis is a bit different. But some of the numbers may surprise you.

The U.S. Census Bureau has been issuing updates for well over a year now, slicing and dicing the data gathered in the 2010 census. And several researchers have added to the community portrait as they have taken the census data and interpreted it.

The Davis “census county division” includes some contiguous neighborhoods like El Macero that are technically outside city limits, as well as on-campus housing at UC Davis.

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Yolo County Republicans pull Parish endorsements

Clint Parish said Saturday he’s forging ahead with his bid to become a Yolo Superior Court judge, despite the loss of two more major endorsements Friday. “I made an error in politicking, but I still feel I’m the best candidate,” said Parish, who is attempting to unseat incumbent Judge Dan Maguire. “I’ll keep talking to […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

It’s all about love Sunday night at gallery performance

“A Small Evening About Love” will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Love in all its grandeur and messiness is the theme of the night. Artists, most of them local, will address the subject through dance, poetry or prose. The seed of the idea […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Davis High, Holmes orchestras, cellist Cho receive Downbeat awards

The Davis High School Symphony Orchestra, the Holmes Junior High Advanced Orchestra, and cellist Eunghee Cho, a senior at Davis High School, were recognized this month with awards from Downbeat Magazine. The awards were announced in the magazine’s June issue, currently on newstands. Cho was selected as a winner in the High School Classical Soloist […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Crew team members hold carwash

Members of the River City Rowing Club will wash cars for donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Nugget Market in the Oak Tree Plaza, 1414 E. Covell Blvd.

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hospice patients, families build relationships with volunteers

In 2010, Judy Ortiz was diagnosed with a potentially cancerous brain tumor. Ortiz required four months of treatment to improve her health prior to surgery. She had four months to worry, contemplate her mortality and prioritize her end-of-life goals. “You find out what’s important in life at a time like that,” Ortiz said. “For me […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

See ‘Avatar’ under the stars at UC Davis

The Arboretum Ambassadors and UC Davis Entertainment Council present Movie Night in the Arboretum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on the lawn at Lake Spafford, next to Mrak Hall. Bring a blanket and enjoy the Academy Award-winning movie “Avatar” under the stars. There is no charge for the movie; parking is available for $7 in Visitor […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Forums spell out details of education ballot measures

Saving California Communities and the Associated Students of UC Davis are sponsoring forums on two proposed initiatives that voters may be asked to approve in November. Each of these ballot measures seeks to raise revenue for California’s public education system. At 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sandy Escobedo of the Advancement Project will present information on “Our […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Library gift will boost history, geography, biography collections

The Yolo County Library has received a $40,000 donation from Frederick J. Simoons in memory of his wife, Elizabeth Stadler Simoons, a former Yolo County Library branch manager and assistant county librarian. The donation will be used to enhance the history, geography and related biography collections at the Stephens Branch Library in Davis. Elizabeth Simoons […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Tour tickets are sold out, but c’mon and cluck!

The bad news, first. Tickets for the Tour de Cluck: A Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl are sold out. The good news: There are plenty of other fun activities for the entire community and out-of-town guests to enjoy on Saturday,the date of the event. Stay tuned for details that will be forthcoming this week. In the […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Don’t miss ‘Jazz-N-Pops’

Davis High School Jazz Choir members — from left, Bryce Vaewsorn, Elizabeth Kubey, Hailey Wright and Ben Alpers — invite local residents to “Jazz-N-Pops,” the final DHS choral concert of the year, featuring the Jazz and Concert Choirs. Performance time is Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Talk examines Polish, Iraqi Jewish immigration experiences

Aziza Khazzoom, an Israeli sociologist serving as the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor for the 2012 academic year at UC Davis, will speak about similarities and differences in the Polish and Iraqi Jewish immigration experience to Israel at 7 p.m. Thursday. Her talk is titled “Whither ethnic difference? The Kibbutz in the Immigration […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Someday You': Growing through caregiving

By Robert Clark Young Before 2008, when I was 47 years old, I led the self-involved life of the writer, most of my decisions turning on what I thought would benefit my career, almost to the exclusion of everything and everyone else. I published books and stories and articles, I had a girlfriend who helped […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Students win Yolo Youth Service Awards

Brenna Mockler of Da Vinci High School and Alina Lusebrink of Davis High School were two of four local students to win Yolo Youth Service Awards from the Yolo Community Foundation for their work, respectively, with migrant education and Acme Theatre Company. “This is one of our most important programs — to reward the contribution […]

May 24, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,