Out-hustled, UCD men fall to Santa Barbara, 72-66

“You tell me we’re going to shoot 43 (percent) from the floor and make 11 threes against the match-up zone, I’m thinking we’re walking out of here happy.” Those were the words of UC Davis men’s basketball coach Jim Les after his Aggies fell behind 12-3 early, led only once in the game and ultimately […]

DHS home finale signals end of an era for former Wildcats

When the Davis High boys take on Grant today it marks the last home game for the 12 Blue Devil seniors. Senior Night also marks the end of an era that stretches back to elementary school. Every one of those 12 seniors played for the Davis Wildcats AAU basketball team. Some have played together since third grade, while others joined […]

Aggie women ready to move in Big West openers?

In posting a 3-2 nonleague record thus far, the UC Davis women’s tennis team has just one more hurdle before it opens Big West Conference action on Valentine’s Day — and what a hurdle it is. The Aggies will visit No. 21 UCLA Saturday (10 a.m.) before heading to No. 60 UC Santa Barbara for a […]

SpringBridal: Bridal Show and Event Faire to be held Feb. 20 in Woodland

Woodland Community Services Department and Firehouse Entertainment & Event Rentals are hosting a Bridal Show & Event Faire on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. Locals are invited to meet experts who can make any wedding or special event perfect. Featured vendors at […]

Careless Aggies drop second conference game

Sometimes it just isn’t your night. The effort’s there, the hustle, the preparation… But even Michael Jordan had a bad night or two. On Thursday, the UC Davis women’s basketball team’s 75-62 loss to Long Beach State fit the definition of a “bad night.” “I thought we started off the game pretty confidently,” said Aggie head […]

Let’s make Davis once again a football town

It’s time to get serious again about football in this town. Five seasons have come and gone since UC Davis has posted a winning record. The Blue Devils haven’t been above .500 for longer than that. From the seats I sit in, waaaay up here, I see some nifty things going on at the high school. I […]

DHS boys’ road to playoffs just got more rocky

On the road to the playoffs, the Davis High boys basketball team just hit another pothole. An 85-78 loss to Monterey Trail on Wednesday night knocked the Blue Devils down to 1-6 in league, three games out of fourth place, the Delta League position it will need to qualify for the postseason. Currently sitting in that coveted […]

Graham’s career-high 21 paces Aggies past UC Riverside

Caution: Watching Aggie men’s Big West basketball may be hazardous to those with weak hearts. Seven days after UC Davis came from 11 points down against CSUN to win on a last-second 3-pointer by Siler Schneider, the locals again Thursday overcame an improbable trey by Secean Johnson with 3:44 left to beat visiting UC Riverside, 58-55. […]

Gauchos use long ball to defeat Aggies, 66-59

SANTA BARBARA —  The UC Davis women’s basketball team went to The Thunderdome on Thursday night and they brought the muscle — but it was the Gauchos earning the victory, 66-59. The Aggies out-rebounded the UC Santa Barbara, 40-33, for the game, as the host improved to 7-12, 4-1 in Big West Conference play. The locals are […]

Anderson was a giant among Aggies

I tried to get to know more about Jack Anderson in recent years. We had a couple of breakfasts at Cindy’s, one of his favorite hangouts. Anderson didn’t need to look at the menu either time we ate at the comfortable, ’60s-style South Davis restaurant. He was comfortable in Cindy’s — and he knew what he wanted. […]

Devil alums race toward Olympics; First stop: the mud

Mud, rain and creeks: These were the obstacles that Davis High alums Kaitlin Gregg Goodman and Chelsea Reilly Sodaro faced in their latest race. In the United States, we call this a Tough Mudder, or something of the like. In Scotland, they call it “cross country.” Running for the U.S. national team on a 6K […]

ValentinesGifts: New book captures pop culture moments that scream love

By Leanne Italie NEW YORK — Fashion and style have forever been in bed with film, television and music, especially the moments that scream love. We all have our top pop memories of romance, lust, marriage, heartbreak from those worlds and more, including the beauty industry and the world of advertising. In a new book, […]