Friday, April 18, 2014

Ford turns its Focus to domestic market

The Ford Focus has been one of the best small cars in the world. The previous-generation Focus was disappointing because it was not as good as its European brother. Now, Ford has brought over the real Focus to our shores once again. But while the Focus is available in Europe with a host of engine choices, […]

Downtown post office set to reopen

The downtown Davis post office, 424 Third St., is scheduled to reopen Monday after being closed for more than two months for remodeling following a fire. While the office has been closed and no services have been available at the counter, people who have post office boxes there have been able to pick up their […]

Giants beat L.A. in 12

SAN FRANCISCO — In a game that started Tuesday ended early Wednesday, Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, after Brandon Belt’s tying double in the ninth. Hunter Pence had four hits for the Giants, who have […]

Baseball roundup: River Cats get by Grizzlies at Raley

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats came back from an early three-run deficit on Tuesday to win their fifth consecutive game, beating Fresno, 7-4, at Raley Field. Starter Sean Murphy (2-1) allowed just two earned runs to earn the victory for the Cats (8-5). The Grizzlies plated three runs in the first two innings, […]

National award goes to animal biology major

A UC Davis junior whose passion is the tree of life has won the nation’s premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Andrew Magee of San Jose is the 21st UCD student to be named a Goldwater Scholar. James Lucas of Cupertino, a third-year student transitioning […]

Nominations sought for charity paint giveaway

April 25 is the deadline for nominations for Brooks Painting’s eighth annual Charity Paint Giveaway. The Davis company will donate up to $10,000 in time and painting services to a local person, family or charitable organization selected by online votes. Past recipients are Davis Little League, the Sharp family, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence […]

Goldschmidt gets it done against Lincecum, Giants again

SAN FRANCISCO — Paul Goldschmidt realizes his good fortunes against Tim Lincecum could turn at any moment, so he’s the last one who will be caught celebrating a remarkable streak of home runs against the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner. Goldschmidt did it again Wednesday night, showing he has some freak in him, too. […]

River Cats roll Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Sacramento outfielder Jake Goebbert reached base four times on Wednesday to help the River Cats defeat Las Vegas, 7-4, at Cashman Field. Goebbert finished 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, two runs and an RBI. The Cats set the tone early, as Shane Peterson led off the contest with a double […]

A’s get by Twins in extra innings

MINNEAPOLIS — Jim Johnson struggled again, but the Oakland Athletics picked up their new closer with a strong finish. Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning, and the A’s bounced back from another blown save by Johnson to beat the Minnesota Twins, 7-4, on Wednesday. “When someone doesn’t come through the next […]

Newest Jetta keeps a good thing going

The Jetta remains Volkswagen’s best-selling car, three years after the sixth-generation model was introduced to the U.S. marketl. For 2014, the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine in the SE and SEL trim lines has been replaced by a new 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder engine, carrying the EA888 Gen 3 designation. We were excited to drive the […]

Durants sits in the fourth while Oklahoma City wins in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — With Kevin Durant on the bench to start the fourth quarter, his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates put together a run that helped end one of the most impressive scoring streaks in NBA history. And Durant says nobody is happier it’s over than he is. Caron Butler made all six of his 3-point attempts […]

Las Vegas busts River Cats

LAS VEGAS — Sacramento infielder Alden Carrithers battled Las Vegas reliever Jeff Walters in a 15-pitch marathon at-bat with two outs in the ninth on Tuesday night, but home plate umpire Ryan Goodman ultimately called Carrithers out on strikes and sent the River Cats to their second straight loss, 7-6, at Cashman Field. Down 3-0, […]

Huskies fly to another NCAA championship

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women’s college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion. The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title. Auriemma broke a tie with Pat Summitt and Tennessee for most all-time, doing it […]

Hudson has a huge home debut in Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Hudson walked to the dugout after an impressive eight-inning performance in his Giants home debut and hardly realized 42,000 people were celebrating him with a roaring ovation. “Honestly, I thought they were cheering for the mid-inning song,” Hudson said. Nope. Michael Morse hit a two-run single to back Hudson as each […]