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‘Tomorrowland': An unsatisfying ride

‘Tomorrowland’ Three stars Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Thomas Robinson and Pierce Gagnon Rating: PG, for violence, dramatic intensity and sci-fi action   Clumsy plotting sabotages this futuristic adventure By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Nobody likes a lecture. Disney’s “Tomorrowland” displays enough gee-whiz creativity and high-tech gloss for […]

UCD Med Center rated among high performers

New U.S. News & World Report hospital ratings for five common procedures and conditions show that UC Davis Medical Center is a “high performer” for heart bypass surgery, hip replacements, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and meets expected standards of care for knee replacements. The Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings were created […]

Dance party featuring Katdelic and MC Radioactive

Mr. Hat presents a funk and hip-hop dance party featuring Katdelic and MC Radioactive at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis. Katdelic stole the community’s hearts with their Davis debut on Valentine’s Day, and now they are joining forces with beatbox master/postitive rapper MC Radio Active […]

MIND Institute lecture focuses on anxiety, depression

Ned H. Kalin, Hedberg Professor and chair of the department of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin, will discuss neurodevelopmental risk factors leading to anxiety and depression, during the June UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series address. The lecture will be on Wednesday, June 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the auditorium of […]

Tuleyome Tales: How are a snake and a mushroom alike?

By Christina Mann Here is a riddle for you: How are a snake and a mushroom alike? Answer: Both can be very intriguing, but if you pick the wrong one, it could be deadly! However, that doesn’t mean you need to run screaming at the merest sight of any serpent! I want to help you […]

Tuleyome hosts Snow Mountain camping trip

Nature lovers are invited to join Tuleyome on Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10, for a camping trip to Snow Mountain. Participants will car-camp on May 9 at Letts Lake Campground and hike the 9 miles roundtrip and 2,200-foot elevation gain to the top of Snow Mountain on May 10. Snow Mountain, rising high above the surrounding landscape, is […]

Poker proceeds help youths

Once again, our local business and community members showed their willingness to support area youths. This year’s Texas Hold ’Em Night put on by Soroptimist International of Davis, in partnership with the Rebekah Lodge, raised more than $7,000 that will be used to support foster youth programs. Our wonderful sponsors this year included our event […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Invest in water of the future

Last week, after presenting a UC Davis OLLI four-hour seminar on our water system and its problems, one thought about our long-lasting drought becomes very clear. We in California are blessed with two fascinating resources: unlimited sunshine and miles of ocean shoreline. While the debates and actions on better water conservation and efficient use go […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Water, water everywhere?

When I moved to Davis in 1965, conditions in many different respects were just not the same as they are now. The population of California was 20 million people, about half of what it is now, and Davis, with 14,000 residents, had one-fifth of the number of people now living here. Water was plentiful. Homes in […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Mayor’s Corner: A spirit of renewal permeates Davis

By Dan Wolk In honor of our poet laureate and Shakespeare aficionado Dr. Andy Jones, I thought I would begin this column with a quote from the Bard of Avon: “April, dressed in all his trim, hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” And between open houses at our schools, Easter egg hunts and […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

More work to do for a safe Picnic Day

The issue: We can’t go back to the bad old days While 2015’s Picnic Day was a far cry from the rowdy drunken scene downtown Davis used to be, there are signs that we may be losing ground on the progress made in the past few years. DAVIS POLICE reported an increase in service calls, with 502 during […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Hummingbird health: Appreciating the little things

Manfred Kusch’s garden is loud, in an idyllic sort of way. Birds tweet and flit, bees buzz, and the air hums with the wings of one of America’s most beloved creatures: the hummingbird. For the past six years, Kusch, a retired UC Davis lecturer emeritus of French and comparative literature, has been opening his garden […]

April 24, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Court ruling could limit drought-fighting tools

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a ruling that Gov. Jerry Brown says puts a “straitjacket” on local governments trying to fight the severe statewide drought, an appeals court has found that an Orange County city’s tiered water rates are unconstitutional. The ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeal on Monday against the city of […]

April 21, 2015 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,
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