Future subscribers: Isaac Samson Modrow and Dominic Guy Modrow

Jonathan and Sarah Modrow of Sacramento are pleased to announce the birth of their sons, Isaac Samson Modrow and Dominic Guy Modrow.  They were born on Feb. 25, 2011, at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento.  Isaac weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and Dominic weighed 6 pounds. Their father is a co-owner of the Golden Bear […]

Recipes in honor of Earth Day

Fast food is decidedly not healthy food — even the semi-healthy entrees on your average fast food menu have more salt and less nutrition than is good. And, while a 49 cent taco may seem like a bargain, the hidden costs in poor health, obesity and environmental damage make it anything but a good deal. […]

From field to fork: Four vegetables for spring tables

Passover’s just behind us and Easter’s about to come. It’s the week that creates rising interest in fresh tastes for the spring. Carrots and beets draw interest because of the traditional meals linked to the religious holidays. Spring onions are a treat for onion lovers — here today, gone tomorrow, with their pronounced flavor. Fresh […]

Davis High journalism students shine

How good is the HUB? Well, if national awards are the measure, then Davis High School’s newspaper is among the best. In the 2010 “Best of the High School Press” awards, bestowed by the National Scholastic Press Association, the HUB was the only school paper in the country recognized more than once, and one of […]

Davis Loopalooza is back, and better than ever

It’s back: Davis Bicycles! Loopalooza takes place on Sunday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and organizers say this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. Like last year’s inaugural event, this year’s Loopalooza is a fun bike ride for children and their families along the 12-mile Davis bike loop. Not […]

Upcoming bike activities

Loopalooza isn’t the only upcoming bike-related event for kids. Bike rodeos are also on the calendar for the next few weeks, including one on Wednesday at Pioneer Elementary School, 5215 Hamel St., from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Rodeos will feature safety checks of both bicycles and helmets, as well as a skills course and other […]

Bar near campus chill on Picnic Day

The epicenter of Picnic Day debauchery is humming along at lunch just like any other Saturday. The Davis Graduate boasted about 75 mostly young people between noon and 12:30 p.m. Their behavior was mild and low-key 1 1/2 hours after the bar and restaurant opened at 10:30 a.m. It was a stark contrast to years […]

Our Sunday best: Enjoy the Pence Gallery Garden Tour

Need a reason to bask in the glorious spring weather? Looking for gardening tips and inspiration? Or how about an early Mother’s Day gift idea? Well then, mark your calendar for the Pence Gallery’s 20th Annual Garden Tour on Sunday, May 1, and you might even earn some good karma. Proceeds from the Garden Tour support the […]

Fun for kids of all ages at Jelly Belly factory

It is hard for Jenny Gruenemay to say what it is that draws her again and again to the Jelly Belly factory tours — watching the colorful candy making process through the eyes of her children or the magical place it sparks inside her that returns her to the joy of childhood. “It’s fun for […]

Name droppers: Martha West receives high honors from alma mater

Martha West, an alumna of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, has been inducted into the law school’s Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the highest honor the school can bestow upon an alumnus. West is a distinguished legal scholar and professor and tireless advocate for women in many walks of life. Her interest in […]

Name droppers: Todd Sasano receives Excellence in Education award

Woodland Community College’s Disabled Students Programs and Services department and its program director, Todd Sasano, were recognized on Monday, March 7, at the Excellence in Education Awards. The event, sponsored by the Yolo County School Board Association honored programs and educators throughout Yolo County for excellence in the field of education. Since his recent hire […]

From the ground up: A quick spring trip to France

On a recent trip to France and an intense week of research on the French school lunch, we were once again reminded of how special France, French food, and the French sensibility for beauty and practicality are, from macaroons to free bicycles. Eggs seemed to be in the air this spring. From macaroons to fabulous […]

What’s happening for youths

Thursday It’s national Poem in your Pocket Day, and poetry activities get underway at the Davis branch library at 1 p.m. and continue until 6 p.m. in the Blanchard Room, 315 E 14th St. Elementary-age students are invited to recite a poem (either one they’ve written or an old favorite) from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., […]