Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thank you, Davis pet community

Our 8-year-old cat, Oliver, is home after being missing for almost four months. My family cannot thank enough all the people who helped look for Oliver, including members of the Facebook Pets Lost and Found Davis group and countless friends and neighbors. A big thank-you to the house of college students who took great care […]

The Davis I knew is gone …

I lived in Davis for 30 years. Seven years ago, I moved to Vacaville. Since moving to Vacaville, I have taught a class at a downtown Davis business once a month. I try to get to the class location by 6 p.m. for set-up. Several times I have found it extremely challenging to find parking. […]

Will Disclose Act be an antidote to dismal vote turnouts?

Politicians have come up with myriad alleged reasons for the dismal vote turnouts seen across California in this spring’s municipal elections — not even reaching 10 percent of eligible voters in the state’s biggest city, Los Angeles. Bad timing, some suggest. Too many elections, others say. Another excuse: not enough news coverage. But these rationalizations ignore […]

The big problem with the new SAT

By Richard C. Atkinson and Saul Geiser At first glance, the College Board’s revised SAT seems a radical departure from the test’s original focus on students’ general ability or aptitude. Set to debut a year from now, in the spring of 2016, the exam will require students to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of subjects they study […]

Davis Youth Flute Choir tunes up for China tour

Making music Who: Davis Youth Flute Choir in concert to raise funds for its upcoming trip to China When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9 Where: Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $10 general, $5 students, available at the Arts Center; tickets at the door will be $15 and $8 Info: 530-756-4100 or As […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Cinderella (No. 133931), a 4-month-old female Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso mix. She’s up for adoption with her brother Charming (No. 133934). Also hoping for a good home is Larry (No. 133877), a 3-month-old […]

Emma Sallie Wing Hale

b. July 14, 1916 Emma Sallie Wing Hale was born July 14, 1916, in Manilla, Philippines, one of 11 children born to Raymond Cooley Wing and Teresa de la Cruz. In 1936, Emma married Raymond Oliver Hale and lived in the mountain city of Baquio, Philippines. By 1941, Ray and Emma had three children and […]

Speakers cancel for health reasons

Taner Akçam, a professor of history at Clark University and an expert in Armenian genocide studies, has canceled his lecture planned for Wednesday afternoon at the Odd Fellows Hall, due to health reasons. Organizers at UC Davis said they hope to reschedule Akçam’s visit for the next academic year. Health — this time of a […]

Robert Simpson Loomis

Oct. 11, 1928 — March 27, 2015 Robert Simpson Loomis died peacefully at home in Davis on March 27, 2015. He was 86. Bob was born Oct. 11, 1928, in Ames, Iowa, the second son of Walter Earl and Helen Loomis. He graduated from high school early to attend Iowa State University. While at ISU, […]

Recruit blacks for police jobs

The way to prevent violence on the streets of cities large and small is to train African-American men and women in large numbers in the police departments of cities large and small throughout the country. Then put these officers who are trained in human race relationships on the streets of the cities. Police departments large […]

Davis Municipal Fiber will give people a choice

Robert Nickerson of Omsoft Technologies, a board member of Davis Community Network, will be the keynote speaker at the Progressive Business Exchange meeting on Wednesday, May 6. The lunch meeting runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park. Nickerson will speak about the proposed Davis Municipal Fiber project, which will […]

Faulkner featured at Poetry Night on Thursday

Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month, will be the guest at Thursday’s Poetry Night Reading Series event at the John Natsoulas Gallery. He will speak at 8 p.m. at the gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. A short question-and-answer period will follow. Faulkner, an accomplished writer, also is co-founder of the journal 100 […]

Sunset Rotary hosts Thursday-afternoon bingo

Come one, come all! The Sunset Rotary Club of Davis invites local residents to play bingo on Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Bring a friend and receive a free bingo card. Bingo cards cost $2.50 each, and players may play as many cards as they choose.

Winters agri-tour visits Four Winds Nursery

The Winters Chamber of Commerce will hold its second agri-tour of the year on Wednesday, May 6, at Four Winds Nursery, on Sackett Lane in rural Winters. Four Winds is a third-generation family farm. Floyd Dillion created the first commercial dwarf citrus in 1946 and founded Four Winds Nursery. Four Winds has three growing locations: […]