Pelosi: Destiny, necessity call for leadership of UCD grads

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday urged King Hall graduates to “strengthen our democracy” in the courts, through public service and in the day-to-day practice of law. “That is what is needed now: the service and leadership of UC Davis law students prepared to lead our communities, our state and our country forward,” she […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sculpture honors DeCamp’s impact on DHS art education

Davis High School art students said thank you to longtime art teacher Jerry DeCamp in their own special way last week — with a sculpture. Their creation was installed outside the art classrooms Thursday morning, then the students surprised DeCamp at an impromptu ceremony. The sculpture features a stack of ceramic books, each hand-built and […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Award honors ag leadership, integrity

Craig McNamara, a Winters organic farmer and president of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, will be the featured speaker at an awards ceremony Wednesday at UC Davis. McNamara also is the founder and president of the Center for Land-Based Learning. The award — the Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Local authors to speak at writing conference

Six local authors will take part in a three-day creative writing conference at the University of the Pacific’s main campus in Stockton June 14-16. There is an optional weeklong class/workshop follow-up for writers from 6 to 9:30 p.m. June 17-20. The interactive workshops and presentations will cover all aspects and genres of creative writing, from […]

May 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bunco night benefits Yolo Hospice

A bunco fundraiser is planned at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, in Woodland, with proceeds benefiting Yolo Hospice patient services. Games begin at 7 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 315 Walnut St. A raffle, prizes, snacks and a no-host bar are planned. Tickets are $20 for those who pre-register or $25 at the […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ceremony remembers Aggies who didn’t come back from war

George Harold Aabel, Walter Duncan Abel, George Edward Allen … Military veterans who attend UC Davis will read 135 names aloud this week in an early Memorial Day observance — remembering the Aggies who did not make it back from war, from World War I through the Iraq War. The ceremony, open to the public, […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Hospice: Medicare covers hospice benefits

By Cynthia Wolff Our health needs sometimes make us feel like we have no choices. Much of that feeling is related to costs. Every time we go to the doctor, there is a co-pay. Every time we have to refill a prescription, there is a co-pay. Some prescription co-pays are so high it feels like […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Movies in the Park return this fall

Mark your calendars for the return of Movies in the Park, a free event for local families. The series will begin with “The Lion King” on Saturday, Sept. 7, followed by “The Avengers” on Sept. 14 and “How to Train Your Dragon” on Sept. 21. The series will wrap up with “Monsters Inc.” on Oct. […]

June 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pick up a bike light, bell, license at picnic

In celebration of National Bike Month, Davis bicyclists are invited to join their fellow pedalers at Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park. A variety of local bike organizations, nonprofits and businesses have been invited to exhibit their information, products and services. California bicycle licenses will be available […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

County hosts special memorial service

Yolo County’s annual memorial service, which pays respect to individuals served this year by the Public Guardian/Administrator’s Office, will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Knights Landing Cemetery, 101501 County Road 102. The Public Guardian/Administrator’s Office manages the estates and/or affairs of persons who cannot care for themselves due to serious physical illness, mental […]

May 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Join a nature treasure hunt at reserve

Have you ever wondered how plants and animals adapt to their environment? Local residents are invited to visit the Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve west of Davis on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon to scavenge the trail in search of the most adapted and interesting native species. Two other UC Davis student-led education research programs […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn how to harness technology for ag

The 2013 Russell Ranch field day theme is “Harnessing Technology for Agriculture.” Interested local residents are invited to learn about technological innovations in agriculture that can change the way farmers addresses irrigation and nutrient management. The field day runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Russell Ranch sustainable agriculture facility at UC Davis. […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Widner gives water talk Tuesday

Patrick Widner, executive director of International Water and Health Alliances, will give a free presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The presentation will focus on the agency’s work in Africa and Central America to reduce water-borne diseases such as typhus, cholera, […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis continues to lure families with school-age kids, despite cost differential

Laurie San Martin and Sam Nichols both teach in the music department at UC Davis. They’re in the midst of selling their Woodland home and buying a home in Davis, for all of the usual reasons. “Nine years ago, we wanted to buy in Davis, but were priced out,” Nichols said.”It was cheaper to buy […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,