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 […]
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 […]
As I was just starting to write this column about solar power for our house, I swear I had to answer my cell phone(!) about converting to solar. At least it wasn’t another solar purveyor knocking on our door, asking if we had considered switching to solar … at which point we walk out to […]
In January I did something liberating: I quit my book club. It felt momentous, because I’d been in this club for 10 years; before that, I was in a book club in Pullman, Wash., for nearly four years. But more than the time investment, obviously, there was the people investment. I truly loved my fellow […]
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 …
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 […]
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.”
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 […]
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 […]
* 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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]