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Tanya Perez

Are we there yet? All C’s at Harvard might be just the right mix

Sometimes when I write about a topic, I am very careful how I present it. I try to be mindful of all the angles of an issue, and I give some thought to what an opposing view might be so I can address it either mentally or in the column. For this one, however, stream-of-consciousness […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Whole Earth Festival takes place Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12

Check it out What: 44th annual Whole Earth Festival hosts an average of 55,000 attendees and artists ranging from musicians and dancers to carpenters and painters. Vendors, food and entertainment abound. When: Friday, 1 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: UC Davis Quad Info: […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged

Nature’s bling: An artisan’s ‘fermented life’

Many health-conscious people have indulged in kombucha tea, a fermented drink with reported benefits to digestion, the immune system and liver function, among others.

But how many people are wearing kombucha?

“I can only find one other person in the whole world making kombucha jewelry,” said creative wonder Sacha Laurin, a local cheesemaker who has turned her love of all things fermented into wearable art.

Laurin, a native of Australia, began her journey into this new venture about four months ago. Having made her own kombucha for years — with yeast and beneficial bacteria — she started thinking about the “mother culture” that forms when the tea is brewing.

Time change for Saturday’s ATC concert

Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir is performing in a free concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Davis’ Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road. The choir has just returned from a music education and performance trip to Boston, Quebec and Montreal and is looking forward to sharing their concert repertoire with the community. For more information, contact […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly

Are we there yet? If I were a dog for a day

I imagine this is common for pet-owners, but in my household, we often vocalize what our dog might be thinking. What might not be as common, I’m guessing, is that we’ve become a family of amateur ventriloquists. Going back to our pre-kid days, my husband’s and my first dog, Fennie, was quite a blabbermouth. She […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The music man, Joe Craven

Montgomery Elementary kindergarten through second-graders were treated to a hands-on music assembly last week with performer Joe Craven. Described as a “musical madman with anything that has strings attached or not,” Craven regularly had the kids laughing, clapping and engaged during his performance. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,
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