Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Be on the lookout for tagged Monarch butterflies

The next time you see a Monarch butterfly heading your way in California — or settled in at an overwintering site in coastal California or in central Mexico — check to see if it’s tagged. It may have flown hundreds of miles from the Pacific Northwest, and Washington State University entomologist David James is eager to know where you […]

Neighborhood fun

Sunday’s ninth annual Davis Neighbors’ Night Out on Sunday, Oct. 12, was a get-to-know-you event to build a sense of connection and safety among residents. Neighborhoods around the city, 142 of them, threw parties between noon and 7 p.m., with visits from city officials, police, firefighters and various UC Davis representatives to brighten up the festivities. 14neighbors1W […]

Circle of Bees aims to make beekeeping easy for Davis

Something’s abuzz in Davis back yards. Christian Coulon, a Davis resident, works as a Web-page designer for UC Davis by day, but spends the rest of his time building beehives for his group Circle of Bees. A self-described “science dork kid,” Coulon has been fascinated by bees since he was young. In 2009, Coulon fell […]

Swim coaches do a great job

Re: Mark Braly’s column “Masters Coach Gets Deserved Award” I’d like to correct a misunderstanding in Mark Braly’s Oct. 7 column, in which he wrote that I “complained that coach Stu had thrown (me) out of 7:15 p.m. DAM practice …” Actually, Stu just told me there was no lane available that evening. I usually do […]

Davis kids keep getting better

I work for the Davis public schools, mostly at Davis High, as a substitute teacher, yard supervisor and detention supervisor. So I am both a substitute teacher and I work in discipline. I see your children at their worst, and at their worst they are still incredibly good. The parents of Davis are doing a […]

Register, and then vote!

The People’s Climate March on Sept. 21 in New York City, intended to impress world leaders meeting at the United Nations of the need for immediate action on global warming, drew as many as an estimated 400,000 people from around the country and as far away as East Timor. The attendees of the march deserve […]

Great progress on public health

On Tuesday evening there was a wonderful ceremony held in the Davis Community Chambers: Chancellor Linda Katehi and her staff at UC Davis were honored for their exceptional work in implementing a University of California policy making this campus a tobacco- and smoke-free community. It was appropriate that the town that once had the strictest smoking ordinances […]

Thank you, Yolo Hospice

Yolo Hospice provides patient, loving care, which elevates the dignity of human life and each individual. I applaud them for their efforts and see Yolo Hospice as a vital service for the community. The well-trained professionals of this organization are important to those afflicted by suffering and loss. Death and loss are a part of […]

Get going on fixing the deck

Since my last published letter, pertaining to fixing the deck at Central Park, home to the Davis Farmers Market, several people have offered suggestions, and have urged me to goose the powers that be, by writing another letter. These friendly roustabouts have assured me that they can fix the deck in half a day. They […]

Remembering Don Ranstrom

A remembrance for the late Don Ranstrom will be held at International House, Davis, 10 College Park, on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. and all those who knew Don are invited to attend. As the Lutheran campus minister, Don was a member of the original committee in 1978 that laid plans for […]

Hot meals, delivered to your door

Dorothy Kallison, a Meals on Wheels driver, checks a thermometer to ensure food safety during a delivery in January. The report “Hunger in America 2014,” released this summer, found that of the 44,400 Yolo County residents who received assistance from the Yolo Food Bank and its partner providers, nearly 40 percent are over the age of […]

And another academic year begins …

The issue: Students add a lot of  life to our community They’re back! UC Davis students have been trickling back into town for the past few weeks, moving in to their apartments, getting settled and preparing for another academic year. But the big onslaught comes this weekend, when the freshmen arrive with their parents for residence […]