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What’s happening

Sept. 1-30 The third annual “Best of Davis” photo contest takes place during the month of September. Participants enter in one of three age categories: 6-11; 12-17; and 18 and up. Visit http://www.cityofdavis.org for contest rules and how to enter. Thursday, Sept. 3 High school students interested in applying to one of the service academies — […]

Street Smarts program reminds families to be safe out there

Students in the Davis Joint Unified School District hit the bike lanes, bike paths and sidewalks last week as they returned to school. And whether they’re arriving on foot, bike, skateboard or in the car, the city’s Street Smarts program reminds parents to follow basic safety guidelines to make sure children arrive at school — […]

City Council extends comment period on innovation center report

If the Davis City Council approves the Mace Ranch Innovation Center, voters won’t have a say on the project until November 2016. The council on Tuesday night unanimously extended a comment-period deadline for the innovation center’s environmental review to Nov. 12 from Sept. 28, giving an additional 45 days. The move follows several requests at public […]

Adventurous kayaker, 14, makes a splash

There is little doubt that 14-year-old Audrey Adamchak has adventure in her blood.

The personable — and courageous — Audrey already has dabbled in bike racing, gymnastics, rugby, water polo, soccer and swimming.

She says she’s going to stick with recreational biking, “maybe go back to rugby” and, just this week, began testing the water at River City Rowing at Lake Washington.

But the Holmes Junior High ninth-grader’s real passion seems to be white-water kayaking — an activity she’s undertaken with a unique approach and a big appetite.

Lawmakers advance aid-in-dying bill on second try

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California lawmakers approved legislation Tuesday that would allow terminally ill patients to take life-ending medications, after an effort to pass a similar right-to-die bill stalled in the Legislature. The Assembly Public Health and Developmental Services Committee heard from some of the same advocates and opponents before approving the new bill, ABX2-15, on […]

Bob Dunning: New season stirs old Aggie memories

Every now and then, especially around this time of year, those few folks who remember my long-ago days as a sports writer for this newspaper will ask me which was the favorite Aggie game that I covered. A difficult question, indeed, since the first game I covered also was the first game that Jim Sochor […]

Police nab three in alleged automotive fraud ring

Davis police have arrested three Bay Area residents who allegedly schemed to buy pricey car engines with stolen credit card information. Lt. Paul Doroshov said the investigation began last month when a woman purchased a Corvette engine at Hanlees Chevrolet in South Davis with what turned out to be a stolen credit card. The dealership […]

Turns out it wasn’t so much fun

Dear Annie: After 14 years of marriage, my husband, “Ron,” left me for another woman. Here’s how it happened: For several years, friends had dinner with us once a week. One day, they brought along “Fran,” a recently widowed woman they took under their wing. Ron initially told me he found her vulgar, overweight, unattractive […]

Visiting Reno outslugs Sacramento at Raley Field

WEST SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento River Cats hit a pair of home runs on Tuesday, but the two solo shots didn’t generate enough scoring in a 5-2 loss to the Reno Aces at Raley Field. Reno (67-70) also hit two homers, a Cody Ransom two-run shot in the fourth and a three-run dinger by Jamie Romak […]

A consistent DHS defense could be dangerous

It was an up-and-down 2014 season for the Davis High defense. Despite the tumult, the Blue Devils showed a great amount of promise and potential at various times throughout the year, and a large number of younger players made major impacts. Now, in 2015, those players return with a chance to build on that potential […]

Devil volleyball team drops match in Woodland

WOODLAND — Playing in Woodland for the second consecutive night, the Davis High girls volleyball team couldn’t find the same result, falling to the host Wolves in four sets on Tuesday. The 21-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-22 loss came a day after the Blue Devils (1-1) swept Pioneer in a CIF Foundation Match, and is the […]

UCD men’s water polo starts against defending champ UCLA

Quick. Get the yardstick. It won’t take long for the UC Davis men to see how they measure up. The Aggies open their water polo season Saturday with defending national champion UCLA as the locals get a stern, four-game test at the Triton Invitational in La Jolla. After the Bruins and Redlands, UCD splashes into action against Pepperdine and […]

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