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At the Pond: Thanks, activists

Happy autumn. Last Monday was the fall equinox. The sun crossed the equator and our days are now getting shorter than our nights. Changes — always a part of our lives. Thank you to all who helped with the annual California Coastal Cleanup last weekend at many locations: 28 people cleaned the North Ponds led by […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Davis after South America

* Editor’s note: This column was written before news of the arson and destruction at the Julie Partansky Pond overlook.  Jean Jackman sends condolences to all friends of the North Davis Ponds. I’ve been far away on our big Pacific pond — off on a South American adventure. Imagine standing next to two almost-3-foot-tall birds […]

April 27, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged

Arcadia Biosciences’ gluten research earns $2 million grant

A local company’s research that may improve the lives of millions of people around the world is being supported by a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders. The research involves finding a natural reduction of gluten within cereal grain crops. Arcadia Biosciences Inc., one of the players in […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: The braces are off!

He was nearly two feet shorter and weighed just enough to be blown down the street by a light north wind when we first ducked into 635 Anderson Road. Now, towering above me, my son, Chase, is about to be liberated from the orthodontist. A modern-day rite of passage, the braces are finally off. And […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Longtime UCLA chief to speak about UC’s past, future

Charles Young , UCLA’s chancellor for almost three decades, will speak about “The University of California: Past, Present and Future” on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre. Young’s talk will kick off this school year’s Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series. A graduate of UC Riverside and UCLA, Young served as a member of […]

September 29, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Raider truck draws a crowd

Alex Belmonte shows off some of the detail in his truck’s tailgate. “We welcome everybody to come and join us in the tailgating and partake of our food, anything we have to share. (The truck) just draws more friends,” Alex says.

September 29, 2013 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Annual Tea kicks off University Farm Circle’s centennial year

The centennial year for University Farm Circle begins with the Annual Tea from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center on the UC Davis campus. Members and prospective members are invited to attend. Reservations are not needed and there is no fee. Sheila Beyer and Linda Ziskind, co-presidents, will greet […]

September 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grand Cherokee aims for comfort

Jeep’s Grand Cherokee has always been just a little different than your typical SUV. The Grand Cherokee was always a little rougher and a little more rugged. Now, the Grand Cherokee is trying to become as luxurious and comfortable as the best from the competition without losing any of its rugged go anywhere nature. For […]

June 14, 2013 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Award honors ag leadership, integrity

Craig McNamara, a Winters organic farmer and president of the California State Board of Food and Agriculture, will be the featured speaker at an awards ceremony Wednesday at UC Davis. McNamara also is the founder and president of the Center for Land-Based Learning. The award — the Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy a little Cruise-In

The Davis Cruise-In, a classic car show, returns to The Marketplace shopping center at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The center is at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in West Davis. The April Cruise-In featured classic cars such as Steve Garcia’s ’56 Mercury Montclair and Joe Denson’s ’56 Chevy Apache 3500 pickup truck. Bring your classic car, truck, […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Genealogists discuss how to access military records

The Davis Genealogy Club invites community members to attend a panel discussion on “Using the National Archives and Records Administration to Retrieve Military Records” with researchers Martha Teeter, Sue Torguson and additional club members. The free program takes place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Military records […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Whole Earth Festival takes place Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12

Check it out What: 44th annual Whole Earth Festival hosts an average of 55,000 attendees and artists ranging from musicians and dancers to carpenters and painters. Vendors, food and entertainment abound. When: Friday, 1 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: UC Davis Quad Info: […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged

Approve high-quality water

Clean, good quality water to drink is important to Davis. Just as important is good quality water to send downstream to the delta. The Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency will provide clean drinking water for the next decades and make sure our wastewater discharge meets the requirements set by law. Yes, the cost of water will […]

March 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,
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