Sunday, April 19, 2015

Former DHS star Drexel returns to create havoc for Aggies

Same ol’ Kylie Drexel. Two shots, two goals. Her team won handily. Afterward, her fans were everywhere. The problem? Drexel, a sophomore lacrosse standout at USC, had just come “home” to Davis and helped her squad beat UC Davis, 15-5, on Friday. Drexel — the 2013 Davis High Female Athlete of the Year — didn’t […]

Younger DYSA roundup: Panthers, Devils tie is indicative of this week’s tight competition

Kaylie Adams hit drove in two runs and Emma Nervo’s base knock delivered the tying tally as the Pink Panthers tied the Blue Devils, 4-4, in recent Davis Youth Softball Association 8U competition. Panthers’ hurler Ella Ackerman supported the offense with strong pitching and defense at shortstop, while Savana Anderson was solid in her pitching debut and catcher Helena […]

Fujimoto receives Ag Sustainability Leadership Award

By Aubrey White Isao Fujimoto, lecturer emeritus of community development and Asian American studies at UC Davis, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award for his commitment to California agriculture, rural communities, and social change. The prestigious award, given each year by the Agricultural Sustainability […]

Davis plans for next steps with electric vehicles

You can help Electric vehicle owners are invited to participate in the EV planning grant by completing a survey at visit For questions, email [email protected] By Shelby Kelley Today there are approximately 400 electric vehicles in Davis, but the city has an ambitious goal of 2,500 in the community by 2020. At the state level, Gov. Jerry […]

UCD roundup: Aggie softballers split twin bill with Mustangs

Following Cal Poly’s 2-0 victory in the first game of Saturday’s Big West Conference doubleheader at La Rue Field, UC Davis hit two home runs — an inside-the-park HR by Brianna Warner and a traditional shot from Ashley Lotoszynski — and scored twice in the first, second and fifth innings to end the afternoon with […]

San Jose gets a victory in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta — Bryan Lerg scored in his NHL debut and the San Jose Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers, 3-1, on Thursday night in a game between two teams out of the playoff picture. Patrick Marleau and Matt Nieto also scored and Antti Niemi made 26 saves to help the Sharks snap a two-game losing […]

Sola solidifies UCD women’s soccer recruiting class

Just a handful of weeks after leading Archbishop Mitty High School to its third Central Coast Section title in the past four seasons, Kristina Sola announced her intention to join the UC Davis women’s soccer, and arrive on campus next year. Sola joins Allie Carmickle, Crystal Crump, Riley Marshal, Hailey Rittershofer, Alexis Smith and Ari Zamora […]

Playing out the string: Jazz beat Kings

SALT LAKE CITY — Derrick Favors scored 18 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots to lead the Utah Jazz to a 103-91 victory over the Sacramento Kings. The Jazz have won five of six with four games remaining, while Sacramento fell to 1-6 in its past seven contests with both teams already eliminated […]

UCD roundup: Hornets score late to edge Aggie softballers

Things looked promising when the UC Davis softball team jumped out to a three-run lead in the top of the first inning at Sacramento State’s Shea Stadium. But the Hornets had the last laugh in this Causeway Classic matchup, walking off with a 5-4 win after scoring in the bottom of the seventh. Victorious in […]

No ride to the hospital

Dear Annie: My husband has the emotional IQ of a 10-year-old. I recently spent six hours in the emergency room for some tests to rule out a potentially life-threatening problem. I asked my husband to please drive me to the ER because the doctors did not advise that I drive myself home afterward. His response […]

Are we there yet? When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I ask ‘WWSD?’

My friend Sacha Laurin is one of the most inspirational people I know. Whenever I think there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done, I imagine how she accomplishes all that’s on her ever-growing to-do list … and, well, it honestly makes me tired and I get into bed. But “WWSD?” is […]

Butterflies, birds ‘moved on’ — otters and beaver are next

Recently, I wrote about otters living in the stretch of Putah Creek bordering the south side of Winters; in particular, one little pocket of undisturbed natural habitat that’s scheduled for imminent destruction. It seems that the Winters City Council has given one individual carte blanche to do whatever he likes along Putah Creek, as part […]