By Teresa F. Lindeman Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Tis the season of advice, at least for college graduates. President Barack Obama recently advised the Class of 2013 at Ohio State University to enjoy while they can the days of being able to sleep in and have breakfast at 11:30 a.m. — on a Tuesday. But if they […]
By Achim Nowak I love the TV show “The Voice.” Like many folks who are devoted to this program, I especially like the opening blind-audition rounds. If you have never seen “The Voice,” this is the portion of the show where singers audition for a panel of four judges who have their backs turned to […]
By Marvin Walberg Even candidates who are able to make a strong sales pitch in job interviews can find themselves easily tripped up by the unexpected: Hardball questions. The trick to fielding those questions is to realize that they’re asked primarily to gauge how fast you can think and how well you perform under pressure. […]
Frank Cerabino The Palm Beach Post It’s high school graduation season, a fresh opportunity to offer an (earnest / snide) address for the occasion. Dear high school graduates: As your commencement speaker today, I intend to make my remarks as (inspiring / brief) as possible, knowing full well that my words here today will (resonate […]
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — After lengthy and wrenching debate, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have voted to open their ranks to openly gay boys for the first time, but heated reactions from the left and right made clear that the BSA’s controversies are far from over. The Scouts’ longstanding ban on gay […]
Names matter. And for a while, at least, on Thursday evening, “the MU” became the Memorial Union again.
More than 100 people listened as young veterans read aloud the names of UC Davis students and alumni who died while serving their country. A trumpeter sounded taps in their honor.
World War II combat veteran Francis Resta said in his keynote address that the upcoming Memorial Day holiday resonates with few Americans — “It’s just somebody else’s memories.”
EARTHQUAKE ALERT … although 99.9 percent of Davisites claim to have felt last night’s Susanville-centered earthquake, in actuality only those Davisites who happened to be in Susanville felt it … And while there was much giggling all around and a few “where were you when the earthquake struck?” conversations, it wasn’t funny in East Davis, […]
Amid more than two hours of impassioned public comment and in front of a lively, yet divided room, those in the community opposed to fluoridation made their case to the Water Advisory Committee Thursday as to why the city should not add the compound to Davis’ drinking water. The effort to fight fluoridation in Davis […]
The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency is closer to securing a large piece of state funding that agency officials have been counting on to help pay for a key component of the surface water project. A Senate budget subcommittee approved $10 million Tuesday to be dedicated to the water project’s $42 million intake facility. The Assembly Budget […]
Yolo County’s “Avoid the 8″ DUI task force will deploy extra patrols countywide and conduct two sobriety checkpoints in an effort to crack down on impaired drivers during the Memorial Day weekend. Sobriety and driver’s-license checkpoints are planned for Friday night near the intersection of Grant and Main streets in Winters, and on Saturday night […]
Dandy, a 2- to 3-year-old neutered male Dandie Dinmont terrier, is one of dozens of adoptable dogs of all ages and breeds who can be seen at a Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue adoption event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply, 1390 E. Main St. in Woodland. Dandy has a heart of […]
For the second time this month, Woodland police are investigating an assault on a homeless man behind a vacant business. Sgt. Steve Sexton said officers were dispatched shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday to the former State Theater building on Main Street to investigate reports of “subjects fighting with knives and baseball bats.” A 57-year-old man […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dismissing a veto threat from President Barack Obama, lawmakers in the Republican-led House approved legislation that links student loan rates to the ups and downs of the financial markets. The Republican-backed bill would allow students to dodge a scheduled rate hike for students with new subsidized Stafford loans next month, but rates […]
Ah, summer. Time to enjoy Popsicles, sunny days, picnics, pool time and summer camp, of course. Every year around this time I think about my summer memories and how thankful I am to my parents for signing me up. Summer camp led me to my career today in recreation and program coordinating. I still love […]