I haven’t ranted for weeks (aside from the occasional snarky comment that you’ve come to expect) in spite of worse and worse political news, but the heartbreaking unemployment numbers have put me over the edge. Here goes. Remarks I keep hearing: “You go to the Davis Farmers Market? It’ so expensive.” “Oh, I don’t have […]
Joe Landon has been named the California Alliance for Arts education’s new executive director, effective Aug. 1. The current policy director for the alliance, he will replace Laurie Schell, who has served as executive director for the past ten years. Schell, who has led the alliance for the past 10 years, said she was leaving to pursue […]
When sun-loving, locally grown eggplants appear in the markets, you know it’s the heart of summer in the Sacramento Valley. I just bought one and made ratatouille in honor of the moment. I used a simple stovetop recipe that Mark Bittman, The New York Times food writer, posted online recently. His video also gave me an idea for this […]
SACRAMENTO — When Davin Vculek parks his food truck, the clock starts ticking — he’s got 30 minutes to fire the grill and sling as many burgers as he can before authorities might arrive and slap him with a fine. Vculek, 28, is part of a growing band of culinary entrepreneurs who are steering away […]
Professors James R. Carey and Diane E. Ullman of the UC Davis department of entomology are newly elected Fellows of the Entomological Society of America, a prestigious honor awarded annually to no more than 10 outstanding entomologists from the 6,000-member global society. They will be inducted at the ESA’s 59th Annual Meeting, Nov. 13-16, in […]
The first clue that this isn’t a traditional California landscape is the branch of the Japanese maple peeking out behind the front gate. The drain channels filled with smooth pebbles and elegant “rain chains” are the next signs of some non-Western influences. Small plantings on the side as you walk around the house use gravel and interesting foliage plants. […]
“Incendio!” “My potion is fire-resistant.” “Aguamenti!” Students pointed their wands, shouted spells and clutched their jars of potion protectively, getting a small taste of Hogwarts at the Harry Potter Wizard Camp at the Davis Art Center last week. Taught by art teachers and “Professors” Diana Taylor, Jill Bowlus and Margaret Kelly, the popular camp ended […]
John R. has trapped 1,330 feral cats, then released them back to the great outdoors after getting them spayed or neutered.
He started the gig in January 2009 and has been so successful at it, he asked that his last name not be published. He said he learned the hard way that without some anonymity, people will track him down and leave boxes of kittens at his doorstep.
John, a big guy with wire-rim glasses, black sneakers and a fanny pack, is not your average cat lady.
In fact, he and his wife …
Thursday’s Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market — open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place — will host 11 farmers, plus two prepared food vendors. Market shoppers will find fresh, local eggs from Isolde Farms in Esparto; cheeses from Winters Cheese Company; almonds, flavored almonds and almond butter […]
It all started the summer of 2009 with a trip to the Philippines. A mother and daughter were merely hoping to reconnect with their Filipino heritage, but they returned from the islands with much more than they had anticipated. Zita Demaree, a budget and finance assistant at UC Davis, along with her daughter, Alicia, a […]
The city of Davis will serve up two classes to keep participants eating right. The cost for each class is $20, plus a $15 materials fee payable at the time of registration. Both classes runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The “Breakfast and Brunch” class on Tuesday, […]
The Mary L. Stephens Branch of the Yolo County Library welcomes older adults to the first Older Adult Community Fair on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the library, 315 East 14th St., Davis. Community, creativity, lifelong learning, financial security, health, caring for an elderly family member, productive […]
Andrew Gregory Madsen and Megan Elizabeth Madsen, both of Berkeley, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Henry David Madsen. He was born on July 21, 2011, in Berkeley. He weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces. His mother is a teacher. His father, a 2001 graduate of Davis High School, 2005 graduate of New York […]
Brett and Heather Pedroia are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Peyton Beau Pedroia, born a Boston Red Sox fan on Aug. 7, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. He joins his sisters, Nyah, 10, and Ava, 5. His grandparents are Guy and Debbie Pedroia and Jeff […]