Another blast of arctic air follows latest snow

WASHINGTON (AP) — The seemingly endless winter dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and many areas Tuesday morning saw something even more unusual in March: a blast of arctic air that sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke […]

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Putin: Russia has right to use force in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — Accusing the West of encouraging an “unconstitutional coup” in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow reserves the right to use its military to protect Russians there but voiced hope it won’t need to do so. The Russian leader’s first comments on Ukraine since its fugitive president fled to Russia came as […]

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‘Grapes of Wrath’ director on KDRT

Miles Anderson, who’s directing “The Grapes of Wrath” at UC Davis on March 6-16, talks about the story, play, cast, crew, music and more on the current edition of “Davisville.” Anderson’s credits as an actor, in a career that dates to the 1970s, include the Royal Shakespeare Company, London’s West End and San Diego’s Old […]

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Bob Dunning: And more on ‘As the Volleyball Turns’

PERSPECTIVE, PERSPECTIVE, PERSPECTIVE … as difficult as this volleyball mess may be for the principals involved and for those who decided to waste precious taxpayer dollars on an ill-advised “investigation,” it’s not exactly the end of the world … in fact, if this is the biggest problem our high-achieving town is facing, we very simply […]

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Check it out

What: “Graffitied Walls,” a production by Davis High School drama students When: 7 p.m. March 13-15 and 2 p.m. March 16 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $14 general, $12 seniors, $10 students; DJUSD employees get a two-for-one deal for general admission tickets. All tickets are available at the door […]

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History comes alive

Kaitlyn Griggs, a member of the UC Davis art history club, paints figures Saturday near a representation of the original Davis Art Center on a 120-foot-wide mural on the second floor of the parking garage at First and F streets in downtown Davis. The mural is designed to commemorate more 60 years of art in […]

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Race to raise money for student scholarships

Runners, walkers, volunteers and others who want to support UC Davis student scholarships are invited to rally for the second annual Stride for Aggie Pride 5K at UC Davis on Sunday, May 18. Participants who sign up before Friday, March 14, will receive a registration discount and be guaranteed availability of a custom-designed, high-performance running […]

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Corner of Third and G streets on path to demolition

Learn more Who: Davis Planning Commission When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Community Chambers, 23 Russell Blvd. Everything seems ready to go for the wrecking ball. The plan is to demolish a one-story building on the southwest corner of Third and G streets downtown and build a two-story split between businesses and offices. The plan meets […]

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Even flamingos need annual checkups

Kate Gustavsen, a staff veterinarian from the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, examines a flamingo’s eyes last week at the Sacramento Zoo. UCD veterinarians, residents and staff joined zoo vets and staff, all under the guidance of Ray Wack, the zoo’s head veterinarian and the hospital’s chief of the zoological medicine, for the annual […]

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Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Jackson (No. 044525), an 8-year-old neutered male Labrador retriever mix who needs training and would do best with an experienced dog owner with no young children. Also hoping for a good home […]

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Woodland Christian School hosts information meeting Thursday

Woodland Christian School will host an informational meeting for prospective students and their parents at 6 p.m. Thursday at the campus, 1787 Matmor Road in Woodland. Pizza will be provided. WCS, established in 1974, offers an educational opportunity for children from preschool through 12th grade. Students come to WCS for many reasons, a news release […]

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Birding trip to Yuba County rescheduled for Sunday

The Yolo Audubon Society has rescheduled its bird-watching trip to Yuba County’s rice-growing area with its large populations of wintering waterfowl, shorebirds and ibis. The free field trip will take place Sunday and also will include a tour of grasslands and foothills to look for raptors and other open-country species. If time and weather permit, […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cancer treatment expert will speak March 10

Patricia R. Wheeler, author of the recently published book, “Cancer: How to Make Survival Worth Living — Coping With Long-Term Effects of Cancer Treatment,” will be the guest speaker at the March 10 meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group. Wheeler, a Woodland Community College adjunct professor of philosophy who wrote her book in […]

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For these teens, necessity is the mother of creativity

It was the Saturday of Presidents Day weekend in February and Gwyn Bruch was facing a tough decision.

The longtime Davis High School drama teacher had scheduled a full day of rehearsals for the Monday holiday, when students from Davis and Da Vinci high schools would be preparing for the annual spring play scheduled to open in less than a month at the Brunelle Performance Hall.

Auditions had already been held, roles long since cast, and students were busy memorizing their lines, preparing the set, even selling tickets.