Cemetery buzzing thanks to local Eagle Scout

The peaceful oasis known as the Davis Cemetery likely will become even more of a beautiful habitat for native wildlife thanks to the efforts of a local Eagle Scout. Ryan Bruch, 17, earned his Eagle Scout ranking earlier this year by building a dozen decorative boxes intended to attract native, non-aggressive bee species to the […]

Name Droppers: UCD Med School gets new public-health chief

Brad Pollock, a leading researcher on the incidence and control of childhood and adolescent cancer, has become chair of the department of public health sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Pollock directs a team of 35 investigators who conduct population-based studies aimed at preventing disease and shaping health policy. Faculty members have advanced […]

Holiday concert benefits Davis schools

This month features the return of the annual “Home for the Holidays” benefit concert, featuring nationally recognized local musicians giving back to the schools where they first honed their skills. The concert takes place on Monday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Performers in the 11th annual concert […]

From the ground up: More to cranberries than sauce and bread

By Georgeanne Brennan Cranberry sauce, made from fresh cranberries, is a staple of my holiday table. The recipe is right on the package: 1 pound fresh cranberries, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water — and then I add a little lemon juice and a lemon zest. Twenty minutes later, the sauce is ready to be spooned […]

Salute to non-steamed broccoli

Our son and his wife recently introduced their 6-month-old child to solid food. Sloan had been nursing exclusively. Their pediatrician encouraged this. The notion, we were told, is that a child introduced to a variety of solid foods very early on will be a less picky eater. That can’t be the whole reason, but I’m […]

After the feast, the leftovers!

I love Thanksgiving! I love the weather, and the food, and the good spirits of everyone cooking and eating together. I even love working at the crazy-busy-exciting Davis Food Co-op during Thanksgiving, wrangling 600 or so delicious Diestel turkeys out the door with all the fixings of your dreams. But my favorite part? The very […]

Name Droppers: Governor taps UC Davis grad for bench

Dylan M. Sullivan, a graduate of UC Davis, has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to an interim judgeship in the El Dorado County Superior Court. Sullivan, 48, of Rescue, has served as a commissioner at the El Dorado County Superior Court since 2011. She served in several positions at the California Department of Corrections and […]

Backyard apples? It can be done

“I just tasted the best apple I’ve ever had! Can I grow it here?” As a child I considered apples to be pretty worthless. Growing up in Southern California with a mom who bought cello-pack bags of little tasteless, mealy Red Delicious apples to pack in our lunches, I never saw why anybody would eat […]

What’s happening

Ongoing * Girls ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their community or school are eligible to apply for the Violet Richardson Award, an annual $1,000 grant given by Soroptimist International of Davis. The award, named after the founder of Soroptimist International, is not a scholarship. It’s intended to reward and encourage volunteerism. Recipients are those who […]

Robotics team takes second in Madera competition

Citrus Circuits, the Davis high school robotics team, led the second-place alliance at an offseason robotics competition held in Madera over the weekend. The team also won the award for best innovative design of its robot. During qualification matches at the “Madtown Throwdown,” Citrus Circuits was ranked in first place, winning 12 matches and losing just one. […]

DHS teacher puts his facial hair on the line in annual fundraiser

It’s November, and everyone at Davis High School knows what that means: Teacher Kevin Williams is growing out his beard and raising money for the school’s Race and Social Justice Program at the same time. Over the past four years, Williams has raised more than $3,500 for classroom supplies, a video library and even a […]

Name Droppers: Nursing student wins scholarship

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing graduate student Sarah Brown Blake is among the 16 nurses who are the first recipients of the Future of Nursing Scholars program awards. This new multi-funder scholarship program, spearheaded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is aimed at increasing the number of doctorally prepared nurses. Brown Blake’s scholarship is funded by […]

Name Droppers: Miille’s photos earn accolades

Jake Miille of Davis, a student at Cal State Chico, was one of six journalists honored by Sacramento State’s Center for California Studies in October, during the Envisioning California Conference titled “Moving On: Transforming Transportation in California.” Miillie was selected for the top award on the topic of Bakken crude oil transportation in California. His photo series […]