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Name Droppers: Former Aggie named ASU provost

Honeybee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr., emeritus professor and former chair of the UC Davis department of entomology, has been promoted from vice provost and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University to the university provost. His appointment began Dec. 5. Page, who studies the evolution of complex social behavior in […]

December 20, 2013 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: UCD prof honored as engineering fellow

Professor Durham Ken Giles of UC Davis is among 13 new fellows of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. The induction ceremony took place in July during the society’s annual international meeting in Kansas City, Mo. He earned the honor for his “insightful research, teaching and outreach related to engineering design and development for agricultural […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,


Ryan D. Hodges and Dorothy J. Cockroft, both of Foster City, were married on Nov. 9, 2013, at Central Peninsula Church in Foster City. The groom is the son of David and Shellie Hodges, both of Davis. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, and is now a student ministry intern at Central […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Albertson-Robinson wedding

Nicole Boerger Albertson and Nicholas Savile Robinson, both of Palo Alto, were married on July 20, 2013, in Santa Rosa. The bride is the daughter of Timothy Albertson and Marybeth Boerger, both of Davis. She got her bachelor’s and juris doctorate from UCLA and UCLA School of Law. She is now an attorney at DLA […]

December 19, 2013 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Last-minute food gifts are easy and delicious

It’s one week before Christmas, and there’s a decent chance that sometime in the next seven days you’re going to need one more present than you counted on. You could brave the stores to pick up something, or you could step into the kitchen and manufacture one of these very quick and easy gifts. You […]

December 18, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Tuesday, Jan. 21 * Students attending secondary schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District get a day off thanks to a teacher work day. Ongoing * Tickets for the 2014 Davis Grad Night Celebration are now available for purchase online through the Davis Grad Night website at http://groups.dcn.org/davisgradnight/tickets. Scholarship tickets are also available through school […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College corner: What the new year has to offer for college financial aid

One of the most stress-inducing aspects of college these days is the price tag. Since I do not want to add any additional anxiety to the holiday season, this column will focus on the positive — several new financial aid options that may actually help ease the pain. Why not ring in the new tear […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Grow & Give brings students and seniors into the farm-to-fork movement

The kitchen at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle was bustling last Tuesday, packed to capacity with fifth-graders who were busily preparing lunch for residents, using the fruits and vegetables they’d planted in September and harvested earlier that day. There would be vegetable soup on the menu, with dumplings no less, kale chips and persimmon cookies. And once […]

December 17, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Food rituals may enhance enjoyment of food

By Bill Ward Is an Oreo cookie better when pulled apart? The answer might be yes, but not because a separated cookie has more flavor. Those who prefer the lift-and-lick method might not know it, but they’re performing a ritual. Same with people who peel an apple from left to right, fold a piece of […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Friday * Today is the deadline to submit a nomination for the city of Davis Golden Heart Awards. The awards are bestowed annually on junior high and high school students for outstanding community service or for overcoming personal challenges. Nominations are due in the Community Services Department, 600 A St., Suite C, by 5 p.m. […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Young robotics enthusiasts in a league of their own

The Citrus Circuits robotics team should be getting a regular influx of new talent in the coming years, not that it necessarily needs it. The team of Davis ninth- through 12th-graders has been dominant in FIRST Robotics competitions in recent years, winning regional championships and even making it to the Final Four of last year’s […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Mother-daughter community service is hallmark of National Charity League

By 11:30 a.m. on a recent Saturday, a line of people is snaking around the interior of the meeting room at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Davis. Some of them look like they’ve seen better days, that perhaps they slept outside last night. Others look like the mother or father, grandma or grandpa […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

From the Ground Up: Winter holiday gift-giving

As the days grow shorter and colder, our thoughts turn to cracking open a new book and reading it by the fire, to family coming home and to holiday gift-giving. There are so many books, old and new favorites, to choose from for those on your list who love food. Here we pair a few […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,


James Michael Schwab and Alma Cecilia Perez, both of Sacramento, were married on Nov. 16, 2013, in San Jose. The groom is the son of Margaret Schwab of Davis. He is a 1997 graduate of Davis High School and attended UC Davis. He works as a legislative consultant for state Sen. Alex Padilla. The bride is […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,
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