Thursday, December 25, 2014

Sonata evolves into more sophisticated car

The Associated Press The Hyundai Sonata sedan, poised to set a new U.S. sales record this year, feels like a more premium car for 2015 and adds interior room, improved ride, more standard equipment and new, luxury-car features. Standard features on every Sonata now include light-emitting diode daytime running lights that were first popularized by […]

A-Z: Downtown Davis is the place to celebrate

Downtown Davis is the place to be over the next week as the Davis Farmers Market celebrates its Fall Festival, the Central Park Gardens host an annual sale and information event, and Davis Downtown invites revelers of all ages to the downtown Treat Trail (trick-or-treating fun) and a Dia de los Muertos celebration on the E […]

Chrysler’s mid-size sedan gets a makeover

The Associated Press Chrysler’s redesigned and re-engineered 2015 200 mid-size sedan is so stylish it looks pricier than it is. The sleek 200 also has a strong, 295-horsepower V-6, comfortable ride, surprisingly good handling and a lengthy list of available features. In fact, the 2015 200 can be fitted with light-emitting diode running lamps, like […]

Technology makes a great car better

Ford’s newest plug-in hybrid is the Fusion Energi. The regular Fusion is a terrific sedan and now, with the Energi system, it is also very efficient. Ford promises great range and terrific economy, and the EPA numbers are there to back it up. But there’s never a free lunch so we had to find out […]

Aggie linebackers — thanks to depth and health — ready to create havoc

Linebackers Steven Pitts and Ryan Dimino played in every game during UC Davis’ 5-7 season in 2013. Pitts was the team’s second-leading tackler with 74 and Dimino knocked 53 opposing ball-carriers off their feet. Good numbers for two healthy guys. But healthy these guys weren’t. On occasion, according to linebackers/special teams coach Jeff Copp, Pitts […]

The speed, quickness is back, says Aggie men’s soccer coach Shaffer

Before Aggie Nation goes crazy celebrating that the UC Davis men’s soccer team returns its top five point-makers from a year ago, note that those able young men accounted for only 17 goals on a squad that had just 20 net-benders during a 9-9-3 campaign. Veteran UCD coach Dwayne Shaffer’s squad was one goal here, one goal there […]

New faces hope to push forward UCD women’s soccer

Lots to get used to if you’re a UC Davis women’s soccer fan … Former Pepperdine associate head coach Twila Kaufman has taken over the program. Nine freshmen dot the locals’ roster. And if Saturday’s scrimmage against Sonoma State is an indicator, there might be a passel of goals scored. The Aggies tallied four times and looked sharp […]