Friday, April 17, 2015

Watch youth horse events on April 18

Panache Pony Club, part of the U.S. Pony Club, is hosting a rally on Saturday, April 18, at Willow Creek Horse Park, 23355 County Road 100A in Woodland. Sixty riders will be competing on 16 teams doing dressage and show-jumping courses. The event is free to watch and open to the public. Attendees will see teams from […]

Celebrate Mexican culture at I-House

Mexican culture will be showcased on Friday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at International House, Davis, in another in a series of international Culture Nights. The night will feature Mexican artwork, entertainment, crafts and snacks. Guests will enjoy dances by Folklorico Latino de Woodland and live music by Mariachi Cielito Lindo of the […]

Atari lovers invited to go back in time

“Atari Party,” a hands-on exhibit of Atari home computer and video game systems, returns to Davis on Saturday, May 2. Guests will enjoy hundreds of games, spanning four decades of video gaming history, and have the chance to win a variety of prizes. The event is free and open to the public, from noon to 5 p.m. at the […]

Kudos to Central Park Gardens donors and volunteers

Before the year closes, we would like to thank a number of people publicly for their help in renovating the Waterwise Garden in Central Park Gardens, on B Street between Third and Fourth streets in Davis. In particular, we would like to thank Kim Crum, executive director, Heather Barnes, past president, and members of the […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Have you ever seen the rain?

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the rain! Yes we know, as state officials and meteorologists have been quick to remind us, this doesn’t mean the drought is over, but it’s a start. At the very least, we don’t have to run […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Defeating Ebola involves medicine, and prayers

By David Dionisi In August and September, people throughout West Africa wondered if they would be left to fight Ebola alone. In September, the Franciscan Works school in Liberia, for which I am a volunteer, lost one of its students to Ebola. Johnson Moore was a nice young man. When he died, the Franciscan Works […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Heartbroken over treatment of teacher

I feel dismayed reading the recent articles about John O’Brien, a science teacher at Harper Junior High and, formerly, at Holmes Junior High. Our son was his student at both of these schools. Mr. O’Brien, better known as OB, is accused of “improperly touching a 16-year-old boy over his clothing.” Aside from the person accusing him, […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Students barking up the wrong tree

The issue: Anger in Davis and San Francisco, but the problem is in Sacramento As the regents of the University of California considered, and then approved, a plan to increase tuition by 5 percent a year for five years, student protests hit not only the regents’ meetings themselves, but UC Davis and other campuses in the […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Google, tell me. Is my son a genius?

By Seth Stephens-Davidowitz More than a decade into the 21st century, we would like to think that American parents have similar standards and similar dreams for their sons and daughters. But my study of anonymous, aggregate data from Google searches suggests that contemporary American parents are far more likely to want their boys smart and […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Trial ordered in husband’s shooting death

WOODLAND — When the 911 dispatcher asked her why she shot her husband, Susan Hoskins answered without hesitation. “Because he’s an a—–e and he kept calling me a whore,” Hoskins replied matter-of-factly as a dying Bryan Hoskins Sr., 60, moaned loudly in the background. She informed the dispatcher her wounded husband was leaning over the […]

November 09, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

She listens, gives of her time

A little over three years ago my family and I moved into a home near Barbara Archer and her family. It is always hard transitioning into a new community, but Barbara truly made it easier for us. Any time she was asked, Barbara was always there for me with answers to my questions about schools […]

November 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Sunder thunder on the board

Unlike others who have written in to praise Madhavi Sunder, I have not known her for years. In fact, I met her only at the beginning of the current campaign season, when she appeared at my door with two children to introduce herself to him me in her campaign to become a member of the […]

November 02, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,