Thursday, January 29, 2015

Work continues to modernize Davis Healthcare Center

Then: The Davis Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing facility at 715 Pole Line Road, was the scene of a mass evacuation on the night of May 22, 2014, after a power surge damaged the antiquated electrical system in the 1960s-era building. A total of 101 residents were transferred to other facilities in the region, assisted […]

Holman continues to educate and inspire

“Never give up hope. You can make a difference. Go make a difference.” That’s what Sandy Holman, founder and director of the Culture CO-OP (Caring, Optimistic, Open-minded People), tells the 25 UC Davis student interns she takes under her wing each year, as well as the young people she talks to at school assemblies. It’s […]

County program focuses on collecting child support from probationers

A program aimed at increasing child support payments by individuals on probation in Yolo County is paying off, county supervisors were told this week. The collaboration between the Probation Department and the Department of Child Support Services is at the halfway mark of a yearlong project and on track to collect the $75,000 in child […]

UCD’s violence prevention office carries on as CARE

The UC Davis Campus Violence Prevention Program will get a new name and a new administrative home at the end of this month, as the UC Office of the President implements a comprehensive, systemwide approach to addressing sexual violence. The changes stem from recommendations of the President’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual […]

‘Huck’ and ‘Tom’ float old Arboretum dock to removal

By Cody Kitaura The UC Davis Arboretum waterway may not have much in common with the Mississippi River, but don’t tell that to two staff members who got to play Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer earlier this month, poling their way down the UCD channel. They rode atop an old wooden boat dock after it […]

Bike advocates pack community meeting on B Street

The idea was to have B Street residents, motorists and bicycle advocates get together and talk about how to share B Street. A recent re-striping pushed the issue to the forefront last year when it left little wiggle room between parked cars and the bike lane, as well as yard waste piles and landscapers’ trucks. The reality […]

Police ID suspect in South Davis hit-and-run crash

Davis police have obtained an arrest warrant for the driver who allegedly struck a motorcyclist head-on last month on Chiles Road, then fled the scene as the injured man pleaded for help. Now, they just have to find him. Brian Douglas Cassidy, 58, has managed to elude officers who have tried to serve the $105,000 […]

Supervisors endorse apprenticeship program for public works projects

WOODLAND — Contractors bidding on major county public works projects will be required to participate in joint labor-management apprenticeship programs under a plan approved by county supervisors on Tuesday. The move means businesses bidding on public works projects valued at more than $750,000 will have to partner with labor unions in developing training programs aimed […]

Shrem Art Museum is a work of art itself

Steel girders are being hoisted in place at the future home of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis.

The $30 million project, which broke ground in March 2014, will feature an indoor/outdoor combination of spaces for creating and displaying art.

There will be 29,000 square feet of interior space under the roof, but the building will have a 50,000-square-foot “grand canopy” that will extend well beyond the exterior walls, a sort of curved veil that will simultaneously filter light above a big plaza area at the museum’s entrance, and also catch the eye of passing travelers on Interstate 80.

Visiting composer looks forward to busy week of concerts, discussions

Wagner featured What: UC Davis Empyrean Ensemble and soprano Nikki Einfeld performing guest composer Melinda Wagner’s “Four Settings for Soprano and Ensemble” and “Noggin” When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 Where: Vanderhoef Studio, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis Tickets: $20 general, $8 students/children What: UC Davis Symphony Orchestra performing Melinda Wagner’s Concerto […]

Is a deal a deal? Hattie Weber folks say no to restroom plan

The ongoing saga of the effort to remodel the north Central Park restrooms next to the Hattie Weber Museum and turn them into museum storage is taking a new turn. Historical preservationists have lost patience with a city plan to demolish an addition to the restrooms and want to change the deal they struck with […]