The West Sacramento resident was a self-described workaholic with a successful career in media and communications. She had served as director of communications for Cal-EPA under former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger before taking a senior position with Cater Communications, and by her mid-30s was doing pretty much everything she wanted to be doing as a single career woman.
“She was so mean to them,” Northcutt recalled. “That’s when I knew I would care for (unwanted) children some day.”
When strolling down the deck of the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, it’s common to find an abundance of fresh green produce, stuffed into bins and boxes, on display and ready for sale.
That verdant trail, however, can be followed beyond the confines of the market pavilion and on into the downtown, where any “green” leftover in wallets and purses — after the week’s supply of avocados or strawberries has been had — is often spent.
A 2008 Davis Downtown economic study showed that the average marketgoer spent an additional $21 in the Core Area after purchasing whatever he picked up at the market that day …
In the closest girls Sac-Joaquin Section Division I track and field championship on record, St. Francis’ heart-stopping victory over Davis High in the ever-so-close 4×400-meter relay gave the Troubadours a 77-76 decision over Vacaville on Friday night at Elk Grove Community Stadium.
The Blue Devils, competitive all night, finished third with 69.5 points.
The spectacular final event saw DHS’ Ellie Eaton run the anchor leg of her life — closing a large last-lap gap, but losing literally by an eye lash. St. Francis went 3:53.65 to Davis’ 3:53.66.
Eaton’s charge made nervous wrecks of the three schools’ faithful.
A shivering Davis City Councilwoman Rochelle Swanson awaits her fate as Max Spatz, 10, throws a strike at the dunk tank target Thursday at Celebrate Davis!, a family festival sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce that celebrates living, working, shopping, playing and learning in Davis.
Thousands of people flocked to Community Park to enjoy more than 100 vendor and food booths, a family fun zone, raffle prizes, live music and, of course, an aerial fireworks display.
The noisy buzzing of the small planes’ motors are an annoyance to no one now, as the field is settled where only cows can hear the daily soaring of the club’s both amateur and professional aviators.
That’s good news, considering that not long ago the 40-year-old organization had contemplated disbanding if a suitable site for its activities could not be found.
John Eaton, president of the club and a main contributor to development of the new location, said he’s looking forward to returning to the group’s main objective: bringing the community together to have fun.
It’s hard out there for a leftist utopian science fiction writer, but Kim Stanley Robinson hasn’t given up on humankind.
Stanley was in the right place on a hot Saturday afternoon as thousands on UC Davis’ Quad basked in the celebratory atmosphere of the 44th-annual Whole Earth Festival. They bobbed their heads to jangling music, watched dancing, drummed, chowed down vegetarian food and wandered craft stalls hunting for Mother’s Day gifts.
As the Supreme Court weighs a case that could decide the future of affirmative action in college admissions, California offers one glimpse of a future without it.
California was one of the first states to abolish affirmative action, after voters approved Proposition 209 in 1996. Across the University of California system, Latinos fell to 12 percent of newly enrolled state residents in the mid-1990s from more than 15 percent, and blacks declined to 3 percent from 4 percent. At the most competitive campuses, at Berkeley and Los Angeles, the decline was much steeper.
Longtime Davis resident Herbert Bauer — who came to Yolo County as its first public health officer, then went on to become widely regarded as “the conscience of the community” — died Tuesday at age 103.
Bauer was born in Austria. But as a young man of Jewish heritage, he left in haste as Austria was annexed by Germany in 1938. When Nazi troops came to the front door, Bauer slipped out a window in the back, eventually making his way to London. There he met his future wife Hanna, also from Austria. Together they started a private agency that helped people who were in danger in Europe find jobs as housekeepers or kitchen help in England; Bauer later estimated some 200 people were saved.
In what can only be seen as an abuse of local governmental power, Mayor Joe Krovoza unilaterally announced last week that it is mandatory in Davis for residents to participate in May is Bike Month activities.
While the mayor is obviously kidding about that sort of despotic display, Krovoza — who for the second year running was named co-chair of the six-county regional event that encourages residents to bike everywhere they can and then log their miles — is very serious about promoting the month and the various benefits of bicycling.
Residents will have plenty of opportunities this month to improve on …