Name droppers: Puntillo to be honored by Sacramento State

Longtime Davis resident Ted Puntillo is among five alumni and a former dean who will be honored next month with California State University, Sacramento Distinguished Services Awards. Puntillo, a 1972 graduate, is deputy secretary of veterans affairs for the state of California. A former Davis City Councilman, he also was Davis’ longtime postmaster and worked […]

Twelve for $40: Grocery prices are going up

Sadly, we can expect to see grocery prices rise in the near future. Whenever the cost of fuel goes up, grocery prices follow. Add to that the effects of February’s serious freeze in Mexico (the worst since 1957) that wiped out not only current crops but seedlings, and we have the potential for quick and […]

Future subscribers: Charles Conor Edmonds

Brendan and Erinn Edmonds are proud to announce the birth of their son, Charles Conor Edmonds, on Sept. 19, 2010, in Chicago. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 20 inches at birth. His father grew up in Davis and works for Atlantic Pacific Capital; his mother is a school psychologist in the Chicago […]

Scouts travel the world on Thinking Day

Earlier this month, more than 230 local Girl Scouts traveled to Costa Rica, Egypt, Ireland, Australia and other locations, all without leaving the confines of Davis. They were participating in the annual Girl Scout event known as “World Thinking Day,” in which they participate in activities, games and projects with global themes, teaching each other […]

Davis teens: Everything you need to know

Binge drinking, sexting, bullying, huffing — these are the stuff of parents’ nightmares. You hear the horror stories on the news, receive the warnings at parent education programs and maybe even get the dirt from your own kids. But have you ever wondered what’s really going on with Davis teens? What it is you should […]

Spring plant sale is April 2

Seedlings of 35 varieties of  heirloom and hybrid tomatos that grow well in Yolo County and have scored high in flavor at the Woodland Tomato Festival public tastings will be for sale on Saturday, April 2, in Woodland. Other summer vegetable seedlings as well as ornamental landscape plants and house plants also will be available. […]

Off the Beaten Path: It’s a wheely good idea

Davis residents may not be kicking their electric blenders to the curb any time soon, but they may give it some thought after seeing what some students at Da Vinci High School have created as a way to take smoothie-making off the grid: a bicycle-powered blender. After all, if making a delicious fruit smoothie following […]

Katehi among 11 foreign-born scholars leading U.S. universities

By Lisa W. Foderaro When Molly Easo Smith delivered her inaugural address as president of Manhattanville College last spring, she opened with an unusual line: “Welcome, namaste, vannakkam, namaskaaram, bienvenidos and welcome.” Three of the greetings were in languages from her native India: Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam. They reflected the striking journey Smith had made […]

Palm Gardens offers healthy eating tips for seniors

The American Dietetic Association encourages everyone, including seniors, to include a colorful variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy on their plates every day. While this may sound easy, for many seniors taking the time to prepare fresh healthy foods instead of popping something in the microwave, often just for themselves, is […]

Hong Kong Disney is a successful transplant

HONG KONG — There is something magical about a Disney theme park. It has the power not only to transport visitors back to their childhood, but also to a better childhood than memory serves. There is also something comforting in knowing that the Disneyland in Anaheim and the Magic Kingdom in Orlando are cut from […]

Andersen-Ilharreguy wedding

Kristen Andersen and Richard Ilharreguy, both of Sacramento, were married on Sept. 5, 2010, at the Resort at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe. The bride and groom met while interning in Sacramento at the District Attorney’s Office. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Beverley Greene of Davis and the late Brian Andersen. She […]

So, was Shakespeare a fraud?

In Scott Evans’ new novel, “First Folio,” priceless handwritten manuscripts reveal that the most famous writer in the world — William Shakespeare — was a fraud, and that the true author of Shakespeare’s iconic plays actually was Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford. The book is fiction, and the Bard hasn’t really been officially […]

Future subscribers: Hailey Anna Rose Kulich

Brian Eric Kulich and Judith Chendo Kulich of San Francisco are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Anna Rose Kulich. She was born on Oct. 29, 2010, at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. She is their first child. Her […]

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Students will host the annual World Language Fair at Davis High School from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the South Gym. At this popular free event, there will be opportunities to learn to write characters in Chinese with students from classes in that language, fold origami with students from Japanese classes, play a game […]