UC Davis

Not all teachers catch a break during summer

Dan Gayaldo may be the most sharply dressed laundry attendant. He can sometimes be found at Dan & Dwayne?s Laundromat in Rocklin wearing a yellow button-down shirt with a tie and b ...

Region’s youth in crisis, study finds

Is there enough community support for local youth to succeed? A two–year study released today says there needs to be drastic improvements in the Sacramento region, including Pl ...

Tuition hikes price UC out of reach for some locals

The University of California system this week could raise tuition for the second time in less than a year as officials respond to more state budget cuts. And the potential outcome ...

It’s quite the ride to a full-ride

It’s often considered the pinnacle of high school athletic achievement. The equivalent of being a first-round draft pick in the professional world and a definitive payoff for fo ...

Local grads aim for NCAA title

Kasey Riecks and Lauren Juric have made it to the big time, but their roots are right here in the Sierra foothills. Both play for the UC Davis women’s basketball team, which be ...

Administration grows too big

I tend to agree with the direction of Mr. (Wally) Reemelin’s comments (Another View, Journal, Jan. 28.) Since the governor oversees all the counties of California, perhaps two-th ...

Ceramics teacher still fired up about Placer artists

Placer High School ceramics teacher Toby Covich is completely at ease in his classroom on the hill. It’s a creative environment perfect for his high school ceramics students to ...

Whitman turned his stomach

I don’t usually feel compelled to write my opinions to the editor of a newspaper but after watching the Brown/Whitman debate at UC Davis I do feel the compulsion. Meg Whitman li ...

Quitting football was right decision

In response to the opinions from a story on young Greg Denham (“Denham leaving UC Davis,” Journal, June 4): He didn’t have to tell you anything, but he did. He told you the t ...

Quarterback’s choice puzzles

Former Placer High and current UC Davis football star Greg Denham says he’s bailing on his senior season to become a minister (Journal, June 4). As a quarterback, he’s the de ...

Placer senior traveled long way in just two short years

As Chi Soo Song laughs and smiles with his friends in class, it’s unthinkable to fathom that just over two years ago there was no trace of the graduating senior at Placer High Sc ...

Schmeck has seen cycling come full circle

Auburn’s Carter Schmeck has been involved in cycling for the last 25 years, and in that quarter century he has seen a dynamic change in the popularity of the sport. With the wil ...

Lifelong memories reveal special mom

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me …” Psalm 23:4 Our phone rang late in the evening a few months back. I ...

Riecks ready to rock

Kasey Riecks has found her comfort zone at UC Davis. No longer is the Placer High graduate’s focus on familiarizing herself with the intricacies of the Aggie women’s basketbal ...

Covering the Cardinal

UC Davis’ Kasey Riecks, left, guards Stanford’s Jeanette Pohlen during an NCAA women’s basketball game Sunday in Davis. Riecks, a Placer High graduate, scored five points in ...