Seniors enjoy a special Senior Ball

Residents of Atria Covell Gardens tripped the light fantastic Thursday evening at their annual Senior Ball, hosted by UC Davis students who are members of Pi Beta Phi sorority and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The spring event gives the two generations a chance to connect and enjoy each other’s company. Atria Covell Gardens is a […]

Deebo’s reunion planned Saturday

Local residents are invited to step into the past at a Deebo’s reunion Saturday at John and Jan Wright’s home, 19151 County Road 95A in Woodland. The party starts promptly at 3:08 p.m. In the mid-1960s, Deebo’s restaurant was at the corner of Second and G streets, where Shuz now stands, recalls Jeanne DeFazio, daughter […]

Choc-a-lot! San Francisco’s International Chocolate Salon serves up sweet treats

By Christy Corp-Minamiji It is possible — though just barely — to eat too much chocolate. However, there are worse martyrdoms. Pearly salt fog, lapping waves, the chatter of seagulls, the smell of chocolate, the silky glide of that chocolate across the tongue — these are the sensations of the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon. Though the […]

Adams-Martino wedding

Jennifer Martino and Dylan Adams, both of Seattle, were married on April 8, 2011. The wedding ceremony was part of the Moisture Festival at Hale’s Palladium in Seattle, which surprised all friends and family in attendance. The bride is the daughter of Evelyn and Tony Martino, both of Gansevoort, N.Y. She graduated from Saratoga Springs […]

It’s not your garden-variety tea party

Davis Central Park Gardens and Ciocolat have paired up again to host the second annual Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden on Sunday, May 8. Residents are invited to honor a favorite mother in their lives by treating her to a four-course high tea served among the flowers. Garden volunteers have added special personal touches […]

Tickets available for BeerFest at Sudwerk

Citizens Who Care, in partnership with Sudwerk Brewery in Davis, will host the seventh annual Davis BeerFest from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. The Davis BeerFest 2011 will feature tastings of more than 100 microbrews from more than 30 breweries. The admission price includes live music, grilled sausage sandwiches, Sudwerk […]

Cooking class schedule available at Co-op

Seats are still available for May cooking classes at the Davis Food Co-op. The spring class schedule is available at the store at 620 G St. or by calling Julie Cross at (530) 758-2667 ext. 139. It can also be viewed online at The Co-op offers a wide range of classes for children and […]

4-H about more than just livestock

When Claire Phillips was a child growing up in Arbuckle, 4-H opened the door to crafts and activities she might never have done otherwise, from learning how to work with leather — making a belt and a wallet — to raising livestock, and plenty of other arts and crafts along the way. Now that her […]

Co-op wine tasting benefits Acme Theatre Co.

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a wine-tasting of “Buyer’s Best New Wines” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 6. 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 […]

We’re lucky in lavender

What’s that purple flower?!? You’d be surprised how often I get that question. In winter, it’s rosemary or lilac vine (Hardenbergia). In spring, California lilac (Ceanothus) blooming in the Arboretum draws admiring visitors and bees. Thanks to the City of Davis, some of our roadsides have low-growing shrubs with vivid purple flowers right now: Spanish […]

Point of Brew: Lessons for Picnic Day from Joseph Schlitz

Many years ago, I was a technical consultant for the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. They were, at the time, among the biggest brewing companies in the world, but they were facing stiff competition in a changing beer climate in which low-calorie beers were making in-roads. Schlitz was late to that game. I was such an […]

Engagement: Elmen-Gruys-Ackerman

Kjerstin Elmen-Gruys of Los Angeles and Michael Ackermann of Palo Alto are engaged to be married Oct. 1, 2011, at Thomas Fogerty Winery and Vineyard in Woodside. The bride-elect is the daughter of Julie Elmen and Ken Gruys of St. Louis, formerly of Davis. She graduated from Princeton University in 2004. She is currently a Ph.D. […]

Talking to kids about money

Top 5 kids: Job-hunting tips for teens 1. Network: Tell your friends and family you’re looking for a job — they may know people who are looking for help. 2. Fill out an application: If you want to work at a restaurant or store, stop by during a quiet time and ask to speak to […]

SADVC unveils spacious new headquarters next week

Can you help? The following is a list of items and services the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center needs for its new administrative headquarters: Washer/dryer Drywall materials and installation Paint, painters Glass window repair Construction services Wall shoe racks Women’s clothing and shoes (especially business attire) Children’s clothing Diapers/baby wipes Linens/bedding Car seats WOODLAND […]