Harper students sample tasty, healthy lunches

Many students at Harper Junior High got a tasty treat at lunch Friday, as Staff Sgt. Irene Salas and three other chefs from Travis Air Force Base visited the school to prepare Mongolian barbecue, cooked to order. The military chefs joined Rafaelita Curva and members of the Davis school district’s Student Nutrition Services staff to prepare the special menu. Students […]

Woodland Veterinary Hospital offers free summer classes for kids

Woodland Veterinary Hospital, Pet Hotel & Training Center will once again offer free VSI (Veterinary Science Investigation) classes this summer to local students ages 10 and older. These classes lay a foundation for basic pet care and give a behind-the-scenes look at a full-service veterinary hospital, pet hotel and training center. Classes will include informational presentations, […]

What’s happening for youths

Tuesday, May 31 Davis High School holds its annual Senior Awards Night at 7 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall. The event is for all DHS seniors and their families. Wednesday, June 1 Today is the deadline for entries in the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District’s art competition for students in grades K-12. Students are […]

Local dancers headed to national team competition

Some of Davis’ most talented young dancers are preparing to head off to a national dance team competition this summer, having won a regional contest in order to earn that honor. Not bad for a bunch of dancers who have been together less than a year. Under the guidance of instructor Marlaina Schroeder, the Mirror […]

Co-op wine-tasting benefits Acme Theatre Company

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting featuring wines from Sarafina and Van Ruiten on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit Acme Theatre Company. Acme is a nonprofit independent, self-sustaining community theater group for young artists of high school […]

Free synchronized swim classes offered

AquaStarz synchronized swim team is offering two free sessions for swimmers ages 5-9 who are interested in trying synchronized swimming. Swimmers should be comfortable in deep water and able to swim at least one lap. The free sessions will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, June 13 and 20, at SwimAmerica, 2121 Second […]

Master Gardeners offer free workshops

The Yolo County Master Gardeners will offer two gardening workshops on Saturday, June 25, at the Central Park Gardens at Third and B streets in downtown Davis. These free workshops were rescheduled from June 4. * What is a beneficial insect? 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Why and how should you attract beneficial insects into your garden? Master […]

Point of Brew: the magic of monarchy and Guinness

The House of Windsor has had a splendid year so far. The recent royal wedding of William and Kate and, in a quite different way, the Queen’s recent visit to Ireland shows the remarkable power in the symbolism of a constitutional monarchy that any other form of government can hardly hope to match. The royal […]

Name droppers: Three UCD School of Medicine alumni receive honors

Simon Cohn, Katherine Flores and Steven Edelman, three distinguished alumni of the UC Davis School of Medicine, were honored for their contributions to medicine and service to the university and the community at the 25th Alumni Day Reunion Dinner in Sacramento on May 14. Cohn, who received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, is the associate executive director of […]

From field to fork: pondering produce prices

Two numbers caught my attention this past weekend. Nugget was selling California asparagus for $1.77 per pound. And at the Davis Farmers Market, a grower from Sanger, near Fresno, did indeed have fresh tomatoes (good-looking ones, too) for sale, as they’d promised me the week before. Their cost was $3.75 per pound. If you buy […]

What do May showers bring?

Last May I wrote a column that began, “What’s up with this weather? …. Below-average temperatures every month … by as much as 10-15 degrees. If we complete May without breaking 90 degrees, it will be the first time since 1971. Pleasant as that may be for gardeners, the weekly rain and cool temperatures have played havoc […]

Future subscribers: Milana Grace Monheit

Adam and Kristi Monheit of Austin, Texas, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Milana Grace Monheit. She was born on May 21, 2011, in Austin. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Her father works as a Realtor with Del Webb. Her mother is a homemaker. Her grandparents are Diane and Andy Monheit […]

Future subscribers: Layla Aria Wolk

Jamima and Dan Wolk of Davis are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Aria Wolk. She was born on April 30, 2o11, at Sutter Davis Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Her mother, a former professional triathlete, is a small business owner in town. Her father serves on the Davis City […]