Midwest heat wave prompts early school dismissals

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An unusual, late-summer heat wave has enveloped much of the Midwest, putting schools and sports events on hold. Schools in Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, the Dakotas and Illinois let out early on Monday as temperatures crept toward the mid-90s — beyond in some places. After-school sports practices and evening games were canceled […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Crews report progress against Yosemite fire

TUOLUMNE CITY (AP) — Crews were finally gaining ground by late Monday on a massive wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park as officials also expressed optimism that no water or power disruptions would come from the blaze burning along the shores of the main reservoir that supplies San Francisco. While the fire continued to grow […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Family looks back before looking ahead

SCHOOL DAYS, SCHOOL DAYS … in a town that centers around “higher education,” it’s easy sometimes to lose sight of where it all begins … thus, it was heartening to trip across a few short paragraphs written by none other than the Red-Headed Girl of My Dreams as the first day of school approaches … […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

UFC Newcomers Welcome Party set

University Farm Circle invites new and prospective members to a Newcomers Welcome Party on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 39306 Spyglass Place in Davis. This informal gathering will help women meet new friends and learn more about both the UFC programs and activities that are held throughout the year and the […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Thanks to Bob Bowen, there’s no place like Davis

Join the fun What: Davis High School Hall of Fame induction When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, awards at 7 p.m. Where: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $65 each, tables of 10 for a $1,000 sponsorship Info: www.dhsblueandwhite.org * Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories profiling the 2013 inductees to the […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

New volunteer writing program begins at Montgomery Elementary

A new writing program for first- through third grades debuts in mid-September at Montgomery Elementary School in South Davis. Called Writing Buddies, the program pairs adult volunteers one on one with schoolkids to write stories. Each week for six weeks, both volunteers and schoolchildren write a story on topics such as favorite people, places and […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Senate: Firms should add women directors

The State Senate on Monday passed a resolution urging companies to add women to their boards of directors — an attempt, its author says, at speeding the slow progress detailed annually in UC Davis reports. What is believed to be the first such resolution in any state passed on a bipartisan vote of 30-6. It […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Local leader steps into far-reaching role

The Rev. Kristin Stoneking, a local figure who has spent years promoting religious unity, is moving from one nearly 100-year-old organization to another.

After 14 years of working as director and campus administrator for the Cal Aggie Christian Association, Stoneking, 44, is taking the reins at the New York-based Fellowship of Reconciliation.

And at the onset of her new role at the nation’s oldest and largest multi-faith peace and justice organization is an illustrious invitation; to speak during the March on Washington commemoration on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday.

Man perishes after Davis skydiving accident

Andrew Cofer, a 23-year-old Lodi man, died in a Davis skydiving accident this weekend when his harness became detached during decent. The Yolo County Sheriff’s Deputies initially responded to the report of a skydiving accident at the Skydance Skydiving facility in the Yolo County Airport at 6 p.m. Saturday. When police arrived, Cofer was found […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mobile home park still looking for special water rates

Residents at the Rancho Yolo mobile home community in East Davis haven’t given up their fight for more affordable water rates just yet. When the City Council reconvenes Tuesday after its summer recess, council members will have to consider a request by the mobile home park to revise the rates it was assigned as part […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

It’s back to school on Wednesday for local kids

Students will start classes Wednesday in the Davis school district — and it appears that there might (perhaps) be a small uptick in the school district’s enrollment. “We had about 130 families come to the District Office over the summer and fill out  ‘intent to enroll’ forms,” said Associate Superintendent Clark Bryant, meaning those families […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them Gigette (No. 117344), a 2-month-old spayed female gray and white domestic short-haired kitten. Also hoping for a good home is Elmo (No. 118259), a 1-year-old neutered male tan terrier. Fees are […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hiring locally, thinking globally: DHS, UCD grad to help lead World Food Center

The stars aligned for UC Davis and its first hire for the World Food Center. Josette Lewis, who started as the associate director on Aug. 1, grew up in Davis (her father worked as associate librarian in the UCD School of Law) and attended school here: graduating from Davis High School in 1984 and then […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Author offers guide to stem cells

Paul Knoepfler, a UC Davis professor of cell biology and human anatomy, will give a free talk about his new book, “Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide,” at noon on Oct. 10 inside The Stores Lounge at the Memorial Union. Koepfler’s book aims “to give readers the information needed to distinguish between the ubiquitous hype and […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,