Tanya Perez

Frozen chocolate bananas have a lot of A – PEEL

Indulging in a frozen chocolate banana gives you the feeling that you’re at a seaside resort or a fun amusement park. And it’s one of the only foods-on-a-stick that is pretty healthful. But you might not know they’re a cinch to make with only a few ingredients. It’s true! With only minutes of effort, you […]

July 01, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Stargazing in the summer skies

Star light, star bright, when will you be shooting through the night? According to Jacob Lambeck of the UC Davis Astronomy Club, there will be plenty of chances to see meteor showers and other celestial phenomena this summer above the skies of Davis. The first is on Tuesday, June 30, where, Lambeck says, “Venus and […]

June 30, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fat-shamed writer proves that ‘Kindness Wins’

Writing a story for the Huffington Post in June 2014, called “12 Secrets Happily Married Women Know,” was meant to be a light-hearted, positive essay about Galit Breen’s experience with marriage. And the photos she posted with the story showed a beaming bride and groom. The photos, however, incited some nasty comments like, “One thing […]

June 16, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

True Blue & White: Foundation’s successes are many

First things first: When you think of the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation, “football stadium” should not be the only thing that comes to mind. “It’s a huge misconception that we are only about the stadium, and No. 2, only about sports,” said foundation president Karen Mattis. “Our true mission is that we […]

June 14, 2015 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? The list of things I will not miss

As of this writing, my baby is about to graduate high school. He will leave for UC Berkeley on Aug. 22, about which we are proud, excited, giddy … and very relieved by its proximity to Davis. However, if I don’t focus on things that I will not miss about my soon-to-depart older son, I […]

June 14, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Do we have any volunteers? Grad Night needs you

Way back on June 16, 1985, Davis High School graduating seniors attended the very first Grad Night party. On Friday, June 12, all graduating seniors in Davis can celebrate at the 31st annual extravaganza. The main purpose for the annual party — which is supported by alumni, school and city community members and local businesses […]

June 05, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

And the award goes to … 200+ DHS seniors

On Tuesday evening, the Davis High School community gathered to “celebrate excellence.” Principal Will Brown offered his congratulations to DHS graduating seniors in front of a crowd of peers, parents and faculty. Brown noted that “over $1 million in scholarships” were awarded to this accomplished class, and more than 200 seniors were recognized before the […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Looks like Lilly Pulitzer is a fashion-don’t

Last week on CBS This Morning, I saw a story about the colorful offices of fashion brand Lilly Pulitzer. I had very little knowledge of the brand — I get the feeling it’s more for the “summering in the Hamptons” set — but I had recently been enamored of a TV commercial announcing Lilly Pulitzer’s […]

May 31, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Applegate on 30th year teaching: ‘I love nutrition!’

Would you believe that Liz Applegate has taught 60,000 students about nutrition at UC Davis? “I’ve taught more students than any other professor at any UC!” she said in her characteristically enthusiastic way. Applegate has a joint appointment in the nutrition department and athletics — she’s the director of sports nutrition — and has taught […]

May 29, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Politicians, victims, researchers work to prevent gun violence

A prominent panel of speakers assembled on Wednesday night to discuss what can be done about gun violence. Yolo County and Sacramento Valley Chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence hosted the community forum at UC Davis. The speakers were a who’s who of area political power, including state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis; […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Book menders hit 100K volumes repaired in 30 years

Group urges library patrons not to DIY On Tuesday, a group of volunteer book menders repaired its 100,000th volume at the Stephens Branch Library in Davis. “Mother Goose Picture Book” was the momentous book brought back to life. Sitting in on the group of five session on Tuesday was instructional and inspirational. The menders — […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD Vet Med grads: ‘The best of the best’

When the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine class of 2015 started the program four years ago, it was ranked No. 2 in the country. By the time those students graduated, it had become No. 1 in the world.

Thus, many of the speakers at UCD’s vet school commencement at a packed Mondavi Center on Thursday evening rightfully heaped praise on the 64th graduating class, complimenting their intellectual capacity as well as their humanity.

Monkey at UCD Primate Center suffers broken leg

The animal rights group Stop Animal Exploitation Now, a self-appointed monitor of U.S. research facilities, issued a news release on Wednesday complaining that UC Davis’ California National Primate Research Center caused “major injuries” to a macaque monkey and violated federal law. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent by SAEN, the organization said that […]

May 21, 2015 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? Prom paparazzi have a perfect place to converge

About a month ago, I found out about a newish tradition in Davis: Prom photos at the Arboretum. When I first heard about it from my son’s girlfriend, I thought she might be confused. How could this supposed annual event happen if I’ve never heard of it? But if there were a way to see […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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