Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Devil LB trio is living up to huge expectations

During preseason football workouts, Davis High defensive coordinator Ty Brown said he would take his group of linebackers — Wally Perez, Brendan MacDonald and Eli Castro — over any group in the entire state. That was quite a statement. But halfway through the season, Perez, MacDonald and Castro — known as The Cartel by Blue […]

National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists named

Fourteen Davis Senior High School seniors have been selected as semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are Kevin Anderson, Thasos Athens, Tianyu Chu, Amanda Glazer, Amy Jiang, Murtaza Khan, Vivian Kuperberg, Margaret Lawson, Robert Li, Brandon Lin, James Millstone, Han-ah Sumner, Yimin Yang and Jasmine Zhou. In addition, DHS senior Tia Jackson […]

Eek! What to do when there’s a mouse in the house

By Carole Feldman Eek! Maybe you hear a rustling in your dog’s food dish. Or spot droppings in the cabinet under the sink. Or come face to face with a mouse itself. Besides the yuck factor, mice in the home pose a health risk, said Stuart Nichol of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

Teacher gets surprise gift of classroom supplies

Second-grade teacher Amy Teaford at Montgomery Elementary School got a surprise on Tuesday — an unexpected gift of about $1,000 worth of classroom supplies, brought to her classroom by Darrell Hewitt, store manager at Office Max in South Davis. “This is like Christmas,” said Teaford, as she unpacked a box containing paper, scissors and paper […]

Babbitt to address endangered species event

Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt will speak Friday at a UC Davis School of Law event marking the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. The daylong event at King Hall, which begins at 8 a.m., is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. The conference seeks to bring together government […]

Per Capita Davis: ‘The fierce urgency of now’

Martin Luther King, speaking about the Vietnam War and inequities associated with it, said: “We are faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late.” The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

Earthbench builder will speak Thursday

A presentation about natural building and zero waste by Brennan Blazer Bird is planned at the next meeting of the Davis Permaculture Guild, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Conference Room at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. Bird will discuss his experience in building Earthbenches with bottle bricks and cob. He has built Earthbenches […]

Creative writing faculty will read their work

Local residents can hear award-winning fiction writers and poets from the UC Davis Creative Writing Program read from their work on Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the Wyatt Deck in the UCD Arboretum. Participants will include Joshua Clover, Lucy Corin, Pam Houston, Yiyun Li, Joe Wenderoth and Alan Williamson. The free event is co-sponsored by […]

City unveils sign to commemorate landmark building

Before being demolished in 2000, the 1920s-era Terminal Hotel Building at the northeast corner of Second and G Streets was one of downtown Davis’ finest pieces of local history. Now, a dozen years after its demolition, Davisites can get a feel for what this corner of downtown once looked like, as several local historians have […]

Giants/A’s roundup: S.F. loses a close one in L.A.

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants manager Bruce Bochy described his team’s offense as being “cold right now.” He might have been talking about the entire season for the defending World Series champs. San Francisco struggled at the plate for the fifth straight game Tuesday night, a problem that has plagued Bochy’s ballclub all year. “We couldn’t […]

Yolo County community garden dedicated

Yolo County dedicated a new community garden in Woodland on Monday, featuring a plot for children as well as a demonstration garden and an orchard. Located next to the Herbert Bauer Health and Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Building on Cottonwood Street, the garden “will be a special place in our community where children and […]

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 Homer (No. 111798), a 1-year-old neutered male brown and white Anatol shepherd mix. Also hoping for a good home is Rosetti (No. 118594), a 5-month-old spayed female calico domestic short-hair cat. […]

Stenson takes 4-shot lead, Watney moves up

ATLANTA — Henrik Stenson was so flawless that he built a nine-shot lead at the turn Saturday in the Tour Championship. Four bogeys in the rain on the back nine at East Lake put him right back where he started the day and injected some hope for Dustin Johnson and a few other players. Stenson […]

UC Davis students moo-ve in

Hannah Lynch of Sacramento figures out how to climb up to her top bunk as her new UC Davis roommates — Kyrie Aragon, left, of Bakersfield and Azuzena Barrios of Los Angeles — offer suggestions. The young women are sharing a room in Campbell Hall in the Tercero residence hall complex. About 4,800 new students […]