Friday, August 29, 2014

Youth roundup: Judges like what they see from Davis Diamonds

Davis Diamonds Veronica Gagon and Sarah Bennetts posted dominating all-around victories at the recent 2014 Judges’ Cup — the season-opening meet for Junior Olympic Levels 2-5 which featured 800 Northern California gymnasts competing in Rancho Cordova — while teammates Charlotte Stevens, Haylee Aquino, Vivian Lee and Brenna Peterson each earned an event victory in their respective age and levels. […]

It takes a ton of help to create a fun environment

By Kari Halozan With apologies to “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”: If you give a boy a football, he’s going to want to play with his friends. In Davis, playing football with friends could lead to joining the Davis Junior Blue Devils. If he joins DJBD — and you are his parents — summer may […]

UCD women’s soccer shut out by San Diego State

Despite numerous scoring opportunities, the UC Davis women’s soccer team fell to No. 24 San Diego State 2-0 in a nonconference match Sunday. The Aztecs were led by Angela Mitchell, who netted both goals. Mitchell scored the eventual game-winner 30 minutes into the match. Less than a minute later, Aggie Kayla Collins nearly knotted the […]

Davis Junior Blue Devils have challenging opening week

SACRAMENTO — Saturday across the Causeway didn’t go exactly as planned for four of five local Davis Junior Blue Devil football teams, but they placed some blocks on which to build in their weekend games with Sac High’s little Dragons. Under 11s grind out victory Ben Busano scored on a 65-yard pass from Luke Carrell on the […]

Not ready to move on yet

Dear Annie: A few years before my father passed away, he and I had a disagreement about the way he treated others in the family. After talking it over with my sister and brother, it was agreed that I would be the best one to stand up to him. I did this on a couple […]

If freshman year ends on a high note, what about Year 2?

Several things changed this year about a young man named Corbin Gomez. Among the most dramatic are his email style and his hair. I first met and interviewed Corbin when he was a high school senior. I interviewed him again after his first year at UC Davis and wrote about his freshman experience. Recently, I […]

Fishing isn’t merely about catching fish, it’s about catching memories

“Did you really go fishing?” someone asked me recently, barely hiding her incredulity. Yes, I really did. I guess fishing just seems incongruous for a (presumably) stereotypical left-leaning liberal feminist who (allegedly) spends her time absorbing every word on the Huffington Post and snickering about Sarah Palin’s latest gaffe over a glass of white wine. […]

Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world’s most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who’ve already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity. The World Health Organization officials said the combination strategy already is starting […]

California regulators approve PG&E rate hike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer’s monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall and then even more in 2015 and again in 2016. The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously in favor of the […]

UCD finds young migrant workers are easily exploited

By Alex Russell Young migrants who come illegally to the United States to support families in their home countries face exploitation, poverty and marginalization, partly because they are not protected by law and lack parental guidance, according to a new policy brief released by the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis. “They come to the […]

Sunrise Rotary’s Oktoberfest benefits community projects

Tickets are on sale now for the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 4. The popular annual event — which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. under the Davis Farmers Market Pavilion in Central Park — features an evening of fun with polka music and dancing, traditional German food and a no-host beer […]

Name Droppers: Nursing school dean honored for healthy aging research

Heather M. Young, founding dean for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was named the 2014 recipient of the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award by the Gerontological Society of America. The honor is given to a member of the society in recognition of outstanding and sustained contribution to gerontological nursing research. In […]

Pac-12 preview: Oregon has a Heisman hopeful at QB

LOS ANGELES — Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is honored to be considered a strong candidate for the Heisman Trophy, and he would love to lead the Ducks to a national championship this fall. As a Pac-12 quarterback, Mariota realizes his immediate goals must be a bit smaller. “We’re just trying to win the North first,” […]

Mets win pitchers’ duel

By Howie Rumberg NEW YORK — Jake Peavy took little solace in knowing he had a perfect game going into the seventh inning — especially after the night ended with another loss. Peavy was outpitched by Jacob deGrom in a tantalizing hitless duel that carried into the seventh inning Saturday before the New York Mets […]