Schilling supports Davis High ag mechanics program

Schilling Robotics, a manufacturing company that originated in Davis, has close ties to Davis High School.

The company’s founder, Tyler Schilling, is a DHS graduate himself, and a number of Schilling employees also discovered their passion for welding in the DHS metal shop back in the 1970s.

Now the company — which makes robotic equipment for use in the deep ocean — is seizing the opportunity to give back to Davis High.

Chris Ade, an employee at Schilling Robotics, has a son, Eric, who’s enrolled this year …

Students capture the meaning of California in state seals

What does California mean to you? That was question Birch Lane Elementary School teacher Joshua Crowell put to his fourth-graders this year as they embarked on an effort to design a new state seal. “How can we as artists create a new state seal that shows all the physical and cultural characteristics of California?” he […]

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 […]

Sweet potato pie, chicken and waffles: food for the soul

Sweet potato pie is the only item on the dessert menu of Brown Sugar Kitchen that is served every day. Executive chef and owner Tanya Holland says you’d be surprised how many people have it for breakfast. We’re fans of Holland, her restaurant and her new cookbook with Jan Newberry, “Brown Sugar Kitchen — New Style, […]

Catriona McPherson to hold book launch party on Nov. 20

Scottish-born novelist and Davis-area resident Catriona McPherson will hold a book launch party at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in Davis. The party will celebrate the release of her new novel, “A Deadly Measure of Brimstone,” the latest in her popular series involving sleuth Dandy Gilver, which was […]

Name Droppers: UC Davis student honored for horticulture work

Kelsey Barale of UC Davis was honored last month in Des Moines, Iowa, by a U.S. government advisory board in a meeting connected to the World Food Prize activities. The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development selected Barale for its “Student Award for Scientific Excellence” for her work with the Horticulture Innovation Lab at UCD. Barale […]

Hackett-Peck wedding

Laura Hackett and Cameron Peck exchanged wedding vows Oct. 11, 2014, at Mt. Woodson Castle in San Diego. The bride is a Davis High School graduate and the daughter of Jim and Cathy Hackett of Davis. She earned bachelor’s degrees in kinesiology and nursing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Mt. St. Mary’s and […]

Name Droppers: Entomology prof set for national honor

Diane Ullman, a professor of entomology at UC Davis, is the 2014 recipient of the Entomological Society of America’s distinguished achievement award in teaching. She will receive the award at the society’s 62nd annual meeting, to take place Nov. 16-19 in Portland, Ore. Ullman is known for innovative, multidisciplinary teaching strategies that connect science and art programs that […]

DHS student set designer brings ‘Into the Woods’ to life

Every once in a while, a student comes along capable of pulling off what few students before her have even attempted. Such is the case with Eden Tomich, a senior at Davis High School, and the creative and driving spirit behind the elaborate set audiences will see when the curtains rise on “Into the Woods” […]

Rec Report: Cheers for the city’s Junior Basketball Program

By John Brennan As a parent and a basketball fan, I can honestly say that the city of Davis’s Junior Basketball Program is one of the best kids’ programs in town. January will mark my third year coaching girls basketball in this program and I am looking forward to another hoops season with my daughter […]

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 […]

Davis students lead Great California Drone Debate

Davis High School’s speech and debate team is leading an effort to collect public opinion on the use of drones in California. The students are heading up the NASA-funded Great California Drone Debate, through which students from a handful of California high schools will host an online debate, with opinions and data collected being sent […]

Fall gardening in Davis

It’s October, and in Davis that means we have a whole new crop of residents. Thousands of students arrive from all over the world in September, settle in to their dorms or off-campus housing, and gradually find their way out into the community for goods and services. So garden professionals and retailers get a new […]

What’s happening

* 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 show […]