Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rotary offers so many opportunities

By Greg Phister This past year for me truly has been a very fulfilling one. It has been an honor to serve our community and the Rotary Club of Davis as president for 2013-14. Rotary has been a part of my life for many years, going back to when I was a teenager and was […]

A retrospective on 100 Picnic Days

This Saturday, one of UC Davis’ longest-running traditions marks its centuple event. Will you be there? Pack your picnic basket — or come without sandwiches. That quintessential UCD celebration, Picnic Day, reaches a historic milestone on Saturday — its 100th. But packing your own lunch is still optional, just like it was for the previous […]

Ask the Expert: Fleet Feet Davis

Training with Fleet Feet Fleet Feet Sports in Davis is a locally-owned and operated running and fitness specialty store that features footwear, apparel, and accessories for running, walking, yoga, and other fitness activities. As one of a national franchise with 122 locations across the country, Fleet Feet is one of the oldest, having opened in […]

Blue Man Group: hard to describe, easy to enjoy

Check it out What: Blue Man Group Where: Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento When: 8 p.m Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $21-$88 general Info: Visit “I loved it. Brave, adventuresome, amusing, challenging and those drummers rock! The woofers and subwoofers they used blew my hair backwards!” was […]

Jazz phenom Jonathan Batiste visits Mondavi for five nights

Born into a musical family in Louisiana, and educated at the Juilliard School in New York (earning a master’s degree), Jonathan Batiste is still a few years short of 30, but has been performing since age 8. He’s recorded albums with veteran New Orleans musicians, as well as an album of live material recorded on […]

Scientists infuse stem cells into stroke victims brains

By Mark Roth Doctors have known for years that when people suffer a stroke, their brains furiously try to repair themselves, but the improvement often plateaus after several weeks or months. Now, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Stanford University hope they can enhance recovery by infusing millions of stem cells directly […]

Welcome roundabouts

If you’re new to town, you might be surprised by one of the European traffic circles, known as roundabouts. The city of Davis actually has five of these roundabouts, with more expected to be installed in the future. Benefits of roundabouts There must be some good reasons for all these roundabouts, right? Indeed. * Less […]

Season to feature Stoppard classic, hip-hop dance, and more

The upcoming season from the UC Davis theater and dance department features playwright Tom Stoppard’s modern classic “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” — an extremely witty play containing some of the funniest and finest back-and-forth dialog in contemporary theater. Other shows include a classic early 20th Century Spanish drama by Lorca, a new piece examining […]

Volunteers restore historic Woodland Train Depot

The historic Woodland Train Depot is 100 years old this year. Built in 1911 by the Southern Pacific Railroad, it was the third of four train depots that were built in Woodland. It is the only original one still remaining and is located at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street. This landmark building has […]