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Tanya Perez

Take off to University Airport’s open house

Each year, UC Davis’ University Airport — yes, UCD has an airport! — opens its hangars so the public can see interesting airplanes, talk to pilots and get a peek at aeronautical research. This year’s open house also features remote-control aircraft, antique cars and flight simulators.

The Friends of the University Airport and UCD Transportation and Parking Services are hosting the 13th annual open house between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. Admission is free. Food and soft drinks will be available.

Are we there yet? The dog misses her college boy, too

Our household is “down a man” since our older son left for college in mid-August. I’m still forming my thoughts and advice — such as it is — for a future column. But today’s story is all about our dog’s perception of losing one of her pack. Pauley, as is the case with almost any […]

Inspirations for collection: warrior goddesses, elfin magic, ‘Hunger Games,’ Lady Gaga

Kombucha fashion designer Sacha Laurin is giving much of the credit for her Paris Fashion Week line to Sacramento designer Diana “Didi” Zermeno, whom she became aware of after Zermeno won a fashion challenge on “Good Day Sacramento.” Their partnership started in October 2014, when Laurin had Zermeno come to her house to discuss “what I […]

It takes a village to get to Paris Fashion Week

Squeezed into suitcases and duffel bags are 40 garments that will be traveling on Monday from Davis to Paris for that city’s famous Fashion Week. Accompanying those designs is Davis resident Sacha Laurin, creator of Kombucha Couture.

Laurin’s love of fermenting, which started with cheesemaking, has led her to create a sustainable fabric that is grown from green tea and symbiotic colonies of yeast and bacteria, or SCOBYs. The resulting fabric can mimic leather, canvas, silk or other substances, depending on how its grown and manipulated.

(For a more detailed account of how kombucha is grown into fabric, read The Enterprise’s 2013 story at www.davisenterprise.com/?p=327598.)

UCD grad drafts initiative to cap UC administrators’ pay

Inspired by a bill earlier this year to cap University of California administrators’ pay, Davis resident James Kreidler is working on his own initiative. “It’s not a final solution (and) it will not dramatically alter the budget of the UC,” Kreidler admitted. He recognizes that his plans are more symbolic. But in an effort to help […]

UCD, Mars Inc. partnership is a ‘win-win’

Harold Schmitz, chief science officer for Mars Inc. and a visiting professor in UC Davis’ Graduate School of Management believes that his company’s partnership with the university is done the right way. When asked how he might alleviate concerns by people who see a conflict for university research to be conducted with private industry, Schmitz […]

We’re No. 1! UCD ranks high in many categories

It’s easy to forget that the school in our own back yard is a major player in the world of education. From regional to world rankings, UC Davis can claim bragging rights about many of its colleges, departments and programs. For starters, the highly influential U.S. News & World Report declared UCD’s School of Veterinary […]

Discover some hidden treasures on the UCD campus

Even people who’ve lived right beside UC Davis for decades don’t know all the cool places on campus. There are many hidden treasures that — because of their awesomeness — we aim to make a little less hidden. So in no particular order, here are some spots at UCD that are likely to make you […]

Welcome 2015: 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 […]

Chancellor: Building the future by putting students first

Kicking off another academic year, her seventh at UC Davis, Chancellor Linda Katehi painted a broad picture of UC Davis as the university of the 21st century at the campus’ Fall Convocation on Tuesday. With the theme of “building our future,” UCD administrators and guest speakers spoke of innovation, improved student experience, the importance of research, […]

Yard sale offers a tough lesson

At a recent yard sale in Davis, someone got the deal of a lifetime. Sarah Walker’s family unknowingly sold two paintings — a gift to her grandfather — for about $20 each. The paintings were by Native American artist Percy Two Gun Plainswoman, a Canadian Blackfoot Indian. Although Walker said the two paintings “aren’t worth […]

WELCOME snapshot: DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company is the longest-running, year-round, non-professional musical theater company in California. Its mission is “to produce quality, affordable, family-oriented theatrical musicals open to all people.” DMTC provides training for amateur theatrical performers, directors, choreographers, musicians and technicians. The nonprofit theater is an all-volunteer organization from the board of directors on down. […]

September 10, 2015 | Posted in Welcome to Davis | Leave a reply

Bodega Marine Lab: UCD is poised to lead in aquaculture

* Editor’s note: This story is the second in a two-part series about UC Davis’ Bodega Marine Laboratory. Last Sunday’s article looked at the history of the facility, how it is being used and by whom. Today, the focus is on the lab’s function as a leader in aquaculture, agriculture of aquatic species. BODEGA BAY […]

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