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Hohlwein’s ‘As Above, So Below’ shows at Natsoulas

Laura Hohlwein exhibits a new series inspired by erotica and classical mythology and other new works in “As Above, So Below: Reflections on Immanence” at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. The show opens Wednesday, May 20, and continues through June 27. The show will include a series […]

May 22, 2015 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Just Us in Davis: Fixing the leaking college ‘pipeline’

By Jonathan London Last week was an exciting one in my home, as my daughter finalized her acceptance at the college of her choice. Mixed together with the celebration, the amazement of being old enough to have graduating senior and the sadness at her leaving home, is an appreciation of the privileged position we enjoy. I […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Anaheim, where The Force is with you

You could smell The Force at the Anaheim Convention Center. Oh, there were other aromas emanating from the crowd at Star Wars Celebration, but the palpable sense of anticipation managed to overwhelm the senses. From the lucky few who camped overnight to score tickets to be in the room with JJ Abrams, to the less […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Picnic Day favorites: dogs, bikes science

Henry the poodle leaps over a stack of barrels toward his owner, Pat Gradziel of Davis, during the Performance Dogs in Action show outside The Pavilion; chemical engineering freshman Alex Chen watches as the liquid nitrogen he just poured into Jacklyn Tran’s bowl freezes mango juice into a sorbet; entomology student Laurie Casebier helps Grayson […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Moving this summer? Plan now

The big move — it should be in all-caps and announced with a deep, authoritative voice. THE BIG MOVE. And it’s coming to your family soon. It might be from one house to another across town, or it might involve crossing many state lines. No matter the distance, amount of belongings or number of people, […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Seminar will cover business challenges

“Big Challenges for Growing Businesses” is the top of a seminar set for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Davis Chamber of Commerce, 604 Third St., Davis. Led by Erika Virdi, financial representative for The Principal Financial Group, the seminar will cover business succession planning; recruiting and retaining key employees; and […]

February 01, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Wi-Fi in our schools could result in health impacts

By Chuck Rairdan I can certainly be counted among those who support the application of technology to improve learning conditions in our schools. With the rapid advance of new technologies and other innovations, however, there also can be unintended consequences or, in this case, health effects that are not always recognized or understood at the onset […]

February 01, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Japanese fondue dips into Davis scene

There’s a “coming soon” sign for Shabu Extreme at the former Judy’s Grinders spot at 213 E St. Shabu shabu (translated “swish swish”) is a Japanese fondue dish, with thinly sliced meat, seafood and vegetables. Customers cook the items in boiling broth at their table. I hope that swishing sound isn’t a revolving door. The location […]

February 01, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Life goes on in Rutilio Grande, despite country’s gang violence

By Cynthia Kellogg On Jan. 2, the day after I returned from El Salvador on a visit to the Davis sister city of Rutilio Grande, I read these headlines in the New York Times: “Homicides soar 57 percent in El Salvador.” The accompanying article reported that the country saw an average of 13 killings a day in […]

February 01, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Novozymes, Cargill continue bio-acrylic acid partnership as BASF exits

Chemical company BASF has decided to exit the current collaboration with Novozymes and Cargill to develop a bio-based process for producing 3-hydroxypropionic (3-HP) — used in the industrial production of various chemicals — and acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. Novozymes’ bio-acrylic research is done at its Davis facility, 1445 Drew Ave. in South Davis. Germany-based […]

February 01, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Fish store underwater? We can help

One of Davis’ independent gems, Rivers to Reef, is asking the community for support. James Krause, sole owner of Davis’ only full-service aquarium, doesn’t want to give up his store without a fight. “We hope to raise at least $5,000 by January to just keep the store open.” It’s at 333 F St., next to Swanson’s […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

UCD Med Center named a top hospital

UC Davis Medical Center ranks among The Leapfrog Group’s list of Top Hospitals for 2014, an elite distinction that recognizes the Med Center for meeting tough national standards for safety and quality. UCD is one of 94 hospitals nationwide and one of 20 urban hospitals in California to receive the Top Hospital designation in 2014. It […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

UCD grad makes Hot 100 list

UC Davis graduate Michael Chan, vice president of ComplianceEase, has received one of the mortgage industry’s highest honors. Chan has been named as one of Mortgage Professional America Magazine’s Hot 100 for 2015. This list, compiled annually, honors 100 people who have made waves in the mortgage industry over the past year. ComplianceEase provides business solutions […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Toast to 2015 at Davis New Year’s Eve party

Ring in 2015 in traditional style with bubbly champagne, sparkling conversation and great music at the Odd Fellows’ New Year’s Eve Party with Mumbo Gumbo. The party will run from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, to the wee hours of the morning Jan. 1 at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The music will […]

November 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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