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Tanya Perez

KDVS DJ posts photo of lynching

On the heels of well-publicized racially offensive incidents at UC Davis — including a photo in May circulating on social media of women’s lacrosse team members dressed as stereotypical Chicanos; swastikas being painted on a Jewish fraternity in January; and the May 2014 “Cinco de Drinko” party that was canceled when protestors complained — a […]

UCD Extension: ‘Just what you need’

Did you know that about 62,000 students take courses via UC Davis Extension each year? And it’s not just those popular classes in brewing and winemaking.

Instead, people turn to Extension to improve their skills in a current job, prepare for a promotion or to change careers, said John O’Neill, director of marketing.

Since 1960, he said, “People (have) come to us as working professionals,” who after five to 10 years in a career are asking themselves, “What’s next?” …

Be an Aggie Tradition-keeper

Sneaking out of their dorms in the middle of the night way back in 1912 to welcome UC Davis alumni for Homecoming weekend launched the tradition of Pajamarino. Today, that tradition lives on as students and community members — joined by the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh and Spirit Squad — gather at the Davis Amtrak […]

Two months in Davis: French intern learns from Slow Food Yolo

Contrary to popular belief, “slow food” is not a big movement in France. Which is why Amandine Ranc is interning with Slow Food Yolo.

Her masters degree program in agronomy in France required a two-month internship abroad; and six weeks into it, Ranc is thrilled with the program.

Dorothy Peterson of Slow Food Yolo has helped Ranc structure her internship based on her interests; it has included working on farms, at festivals, in the Davis Farmers Market, for the Yolo County Office of Agriculture and for Slow Food Yolo. She’s made videos for farmers who are partnered with farm-to-school …

Big Day of Giving pays off big for Yolo County

With a goal of raising $5 million for area nonprofit organizations, the Sacramento region surpassed that during its second annual Big Day of Giving. The final tally came to $5.6 million in just 24 hours of donations. A report from the Sacramento Region Community Foundation showed that the city of Davis has much to be […]

August 04, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Success story: STEAC program helps job seekers suit up

Michelle never imagined she’d be homeless, living in her car with her three children.

But after 16 years in North Carolina, she returned to her home state of California last year. “Part of the reason I moved back to California,” said Michelle, who asked that her last name not be used, “was I was coming from a domestic violence situation.”

Michelle, 32, knew that in California, “If you need help, you sign up for food stamps. If you have kids, they give you money per month. There are programs that help you survive if you don’t have a job.”

Are we there yet? Davis culture shock, in a good way

The Carpentier family, our friends from France, flew home Monday night after a fun-filled two-week stay with us. We all had a wonderful time together, and they would say it’s the best vacation they’ve ever had. Much of why they enjoyed themselves is that they were in awe of Davis … the bike trails, the […]

July 26, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

UCD professor’s ‘#HowIQuitSpin’ is compelling story told compellingly

Without giving too much away, the hashtag “HowIQuitSpin” on Twitter is a must-read tale of trying to get fired from a pretty good job, life in Paris, music reviews, terrorism and corporate “scare tactics” … all with edge-of-your-seat plot twists. The story, by UC Davis English professor Joshua Clover, is told in a burst of […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UCD mountain lion photo

UCD mountain lion.jpg: Humans directly caused more than half the known deaths of mountain lions in Southern California, a 13-year study by UC Davis confirms. UC Davis photo

July 19, 2015 | Posted in Media Post

Are we there yet? Regrets? I’ve had a few … actually just one

* Editor’s note: Tanya is taking the day off. This column originally ran in July 2005 and has been edited for length. A while ago I heard a guy on the news talking about having no regrets over a situation that, by most standards, should have caused some regret. I can’t remember exactly what it […]

July 12, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Girl power: Tech Trek STEM campers learn at UCD

“Is ‘CSI: Miami’ realistic?” asked one Tech Trek camper. The panel of UC Davis students laughed, saying that in some ways, yes, but that the timeline of solving crimes on the television show is way too fast. Such was the vibe during Thursday’s session of “Crime Fighters of the Future,” one of the interactive workshops […]

July 12, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC unveils easier route to transfer from community colleges

Calling it a “significant day,” University of California President Janet Napolitano unveiled UC’s new Transfer Pathways program on Tuesday at the Sacramento City College Davis Center. UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi echoed the sentiment, saying it’s a “great day for us today.” She pointed to evidence of UCD’s commitment to transfer students, saying it was the […]

July 08, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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