Growing up: UC Davis through the years

1938 Undergraduate: 1,006 Graduate: 72 Campus renamed the College of Agriculture at Davis, and is organized into four major programs: animal production, pant production, dairy industry and home economics. 1939 Undergraduate: 1,107 Graduate: 75 Female students increase to 168. 1940 Undergraduate: 1054 Graduate: 67 1941 Undergraduate: 873 Graduate: 64 Legislature authorizes the establishment of a […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Sacramento poets featured at Logos Books

Logos Books presents the fourth year of the Quinton Duval Poetry Series, and invites local residents to attend the next reading on Thursday, which features Sacramento poets Al Garcia and Heather Hutcheson. Poetry readings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and are followed by the opportunity to mingle with the poets, purchase chap books and enjoy […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tree Davis to monitor bicycles to help young trees thrive

Tree Davis is looking out for young trees in Davis in a whole new way. To monitor more than 1,000 trees recently planted by Tree Davis volunteers, the local nonprofit organization will use Davis’ bicycle infrastructure to check the health of individual young trees. Using a bicycle means monitoring trees without the extra carbon footprint […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Shambhala meditation class offered

The Davis Shambhala Meditation Center is offering a meditation class at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at 133 D St., Suite H, in downtown Davis. The view known as the Shambhala Principle will be discussed at the class. Acharya Richard John, an early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, teaches Shambhala Buddhist full-time. A $25 donation […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rotarians honor student role models

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently honored seven Davis and Da Vinci high school students as Students of the Month for October. They are: * Justin Gee, nominated by physical education teacher Julie Crawford, who wrote, “Justin is always enthusiastic about physical education. He comes to class each day prepared and ready to work hard. Justin […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Financial adviser plans Thanksgiving open house

Carolyn Stiver, a local financial adviser for Edward Jones, invites the community to attend a Thanksgiving open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, in Davis. “We are happy to be part of the Davis community and would like to express our appreciation for the confidence and support we […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Adult Wisdom Circle gathers Thursday

Elders are welcome to join the ongoing Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The free discussion group meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging movement, seeking […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Free screenings help guard against diabetes

In honor of American Diabetes Month, Woodland Healthcare will offer free diabetes health education materials and free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. The screening will take place just outside the pharmacy at the Woodland Medical Office Building, 632 W. Gibson Road. Diabetes is a serious disease. If it isn’t […]

November 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Garden doctor: Tomato plants are infested with galls

Coming soon * Dormant Pruning and Pest Control, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road * Compost Tour, 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 7, Davis Community Garden, 1825 Fifth St.; * Wreath-Making Workshop, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road Question: Taking out my […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Meet the Brenners

Here’s another story, one about a farm boy who marries, settles in Davis and becomes a winemaker because he was a mechanic. Harry Brenner, 91, and Minnie Brenner, 87, Davis residents for more than 60 years, exemplify the city’s post-World War II growth. The Army drafts Harry Brenner, a Kansas State University freshman, but he […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Yolo at war: War’s end ignited explosive growth

John Jungerman saw the terrible end to a terrible war before it happened.

In the early-morning hours of July 16, 1945, the future UC Davis professor and a few buddies drove to a restricted area in the New Mexico desert.
They sneaked in, climbed a 50-foot cinder cone, unrolled sleeping bags and waited.

What they saw next was code-named “Trinity:” the first detonation of a nuclear device. It erupted with the power of 20 kilotons of TNT, searing light and a monstrous sound heard 100 miles away.

Saylor holds office hours Tuesday

Yolo County District 2 Supervisor Don Saylor will hold “office hours” from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, 1411 W. Covell Blvd. in Davis. He’ll be available to hear community concerns and answer questions about county issues and operations. Saylor may be reached on Yolo County business at […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Food Bank to distribute 1,500 free Thanksgiving meals

Yolo County households in need of food assistance for the holidays may receive one turkey, an assortment of fresh produce and a variety of nonperishable goods as part of the Thanksgiving Meal Distribution. The Thanksgiving meal is one of two holiday food distributions hosted annually by Yolo Food Bank. With generous support from Yocha Dehe […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Class of ’64 plans 50th reunion

The Davis High School Class of 1964 plans its 50th reunion for July 19-20 in downtown Davis. Organizers are still tracking down classmates for the celebration. To join the party, contact Mary Kroeger at [email protected] or 530-753-5184.

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