Da Vinci puts new focus on internships

At Davis High School, internships are part and parcel of many Regional Occupational Programs. From students in Robbie Thayer’s auto tech class interning in Davis auto shops to those in Ann Moriarty’s ROP biotechnology class working in university and private industry laboratories, on-the-job experience is a regular part of ROP programs. But over at Da Vinci High School, the […]

Local auto shops open their doors to high school interns

On a recent sunny Friday afternoon, Hanlees Chevrolet technician Dan Terry was talking Davis High auto tech student Derrick Coronado through the installation of a bed liner on a pickup truck. It’s a job that likely would have gone quite a bit quicker had Terry just installed it himself, but then Coronado, a senior at […]

UCD graduate, partner win $150,000 investment on ‘Shark Tank’

Jason Lucash got a shark bite. The UC Davis graduate and his business partner, Mike Szymczak, walked off the “Shark Tank” reality show with a $150,000 investment in OrigAudio, their portable audio device company. “We’re pretty excited,” Lucash, 27, said in a phone interview Saturday. He said the company’s website, www.origaudio.com, crashed several times due […]

Village Feast tickets go on sale next month

August is still several months away, but organizers of the seventh annual Village Feast can’t contain their excitement as they firm up plans for the popular event. Tickets will go on sale June 15 for Davis’ favorite feast, at which friends and neighbors and spend the afternoon sipping Yolo County wines and enjoying a Provencal-inspired […]

Wet winter, spring affect bearded irises

Learn more What: Free garden workshops offered by Yolo County Master Gardeners When: Saturday, June 4; 9:30 a.m., “Attracting Beneficial Insects to the Garden”; 11 a.m., “Lavender Distillation” Where: Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets, downtown Davis By Diana Morris, Merle Clarke, Gail Oliver and Willa Pettygrove Q: I have a couple bearded irises […]

Village Harvest: Two years and 66,000 pounds of fruit later

It’s a little like the legend of Robin Hood: taking from the rich to give to the poor. Only instead of gold and jewels, it’s fresh-picked oranges, grapefruit, apricots and peaches, plucked ripe from trees in Davis back yards and donated to families in need. Oh, and there’s no stealing involved — those with more […]

61 years later, buried ‘treasure’ is unearthed

Sixty-one years ago, Robert Vyvlecka and his brother, Frank, buried a time capsule in the front yard of their home at 1500 Olive Drive in Jourdanton, Texas. They drilled a 6-inch hole 15 feet deep in the ground, then lowered a small Mason jar via a phone wire to the bottom. A white metal pot was […]

Looking toward our future downtown

By Carol Bourne Four couples, including myself and my husband, Dick, are planning to build a four-unit senior project in downtown Davis at the corner of Fourth and D streets. Our decision to do this stems from the lack of adequate senior-friendly homes here in Davis. When we discovered Davis 33 years ago we were […]

Seniors can learn about health care directives

The Davis Senior Center will host a presentation for seniors at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday titled “Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives — Are They the Right Tools For You?” An attorney from Legal Services of Northern California will talk about planning for incapacity. The talk will include an explanation of the power of […]

New cookbook will celebrate Farmers Market, eating locally

By Shelly G. Keller When “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” is published next March, it will celebrate one of California’s earliest and most renowned markets and the food produced by the state’s small farms. Written by Georgeanne Brennan of Winters, an award-winning cookbook author, and Ann Evans of Davis, a food activist and former Davis […]

Wineaux: Rominger West’s new wine gives us all a lift

To a bicyclist, riding with a tailwind means speed, ease and exhiliration. Metaphorically, we all crave a tailwind and get it where we can — in friends and family, in work we love, in our oaks and redwoods, in good food and wine, in music and art. So when the name “Tailwind” emerged in their […]

Support Acme at Co-op wine-tasting

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a wine-tasting of Zinfandels from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 13. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit Acme Theatre Company, a nonprofit community theater group for young artists of high school age. Its mission is to present plays of […]

From the ground up: making sausage at home

I’ve begun making my own pancetta. The trouble is, once you make pancetta, you want to make more. Each time you make more, you have six pounds of pork belly trimmings. From this, I started making pork sausage, from which I wanted to make more sausage, which led me to Merguez and boudins blanc. That’s […]

Farmers Market expands to Sutter Davis Hospital

As farmers markets continue to rise in popularity, Yolo County will add another on Thursday, June 2, with the opening of Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market at 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. The Davis Farmers Market began partnering with Sutter Davis Hospital in 2010 to promote healthy eating under the slogan, “Good health begins […]