What’s happening

Tuesday, Feb. 24 Families of elementary students are all welcome to attend a Math Night at Montgomery Elementary School from 6 to 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at 1441 Danbury St. Students and families will participate in activities focused on understanding math and making it meaningful in their everyday lives. The event is free of […]

February 19, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Toasting a big birthday with small bubbles

My mother turns 90 in a few days. I’d like to attribute her longevity to a near-lifelong habit of drinking wine, but for many years that wine was the cheapest and nastiest of sparklers (a bottle opened every night at 5 p.m sharp, while my father was still with us), so I suspect she’s alive […]

February 19, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis students receive first-hand accounts from World War II survivors

The anniversaries come and go, putting more years and fewer living survivors between today’s students and the history of World War II. Soon enough, that history will be told only through books and videos, with none of those who lived through the war present to share their stories in person. But some Davis students were fortunate this […]

February 19, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Soup’s on for savings

I was delighted to discover that Gabriella Hamilton’s new cookbook, “Prune,” has a chapter, tucked in among those on brunch, desserts and cocktails, titled “Garbage.” From both a fiscal and an environmental perspective, restaurants can’t afford to throw away useful food, so it makes perfect sense for a restaurant-based cookbook to address uses for fish skeletons […]

February 18, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: UC Davis author honored for British-studies book

Fran Dolan, a professor of English at UC Davis, received the 2014 John Ben Snow Prize for her book “True Relations: Reading, Literature and Evidence in Seventeenth-Century England.” The prize is given by the North American Conference on British Studies for the best book by a North American scholar in any field of British studies dealing with […]

February 17, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Friday, Feb. 13 Give the kids a break and take the night off at the city of Davis Parents Night Out from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Civic Center Gym, 23 Russell Blvd. Children ages 6 to 13 will be placed in age-appropriate groups for gymnastics fun and games. The cost is $10 in advance, […]

February 12, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Emerson students embrace Empower Yolo training

When a collection of local leaders representing the city, school district, Police Department and community gathered in school district offices last fall to discuss sexual assault prevention, the general consensus was that Davis teens needed to be better educated before they graduated from high school. They needed to learn the facts about what constitutes sexual […]

February 12, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Rethinking vegetables — Eastern Mediterranean by way of London

Rarely have I put as many page markers in a cookbook as I have in “Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi,” the latest book from chef-author Yotam Ottolenghi. Pink stickies bristle from the top of my well-thumbed book, each signifying a dish I want to make. My fascination with this book rests on […]

February 11, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Second-grade farm visits planned this spring

It’s time for Davis’ second-grade teachers to sign up for spring farm visits, provided by Davis Farm to School, a program of Yolo Farm to Fork, with sponsorship from Whole Foods Market Davis. The children get to meet farmers, participate in farm activities, taste a farm-fresh snack, and have fun outdoors. “Farm visits are an […]

February 12, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Enter art for congressional contest

Rep. John Garamendi is accepting submissions for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Artwork may be submitted to any district office, including the Davis office at 412 G St., by 5 p.m. Friday, April 24. All high school students living in California’s 3rd Congressional District — which includes all or portions of Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, […]

February 12, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Finding happy wines for your valentines

What I miss most about my newly lapsed New Yorker subscription: Roz Chast’s cartoons. As Feb. 14 approaches, I remember with a chuckle her “parental valentines,” especially the one that features an older couple, each holding a heart: “Our hearts belong to you, darling,” and, underneath: “Don’t break them by backpacking around Somalia.” Chast always […]

February 05, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Feb. 7-8 The Davis High School Jazz Choir’s annual cabaret dinners take place on Saturday and Sunday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Both evenings feature dinner, a performance and auction at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students and may be purchased online at http://www.charityauctionorganizer.com/auction/cabaret2015. Tuesday, Feb. 10 […]

February 05, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Davis athletes get advice on being healthy

Davis High School athletes and parents gathered in the school’s north gym last week to listen to a presentation by John Underwood, a former NCAA All-American, World Masters Champion and international-level distance runner . Underwood started the “Life of an Athlete — Human Performance Project” in 1999 to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol, drugs, lack of […]

February 05, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

DHS seniors receive frank talk on sexual assaults

Before a captive audience of Davis High School seniors — pretty much all of them, in fact — teacher Eric Morgan opened an assembly in the Brunelle Performance Hall on Monday with a story: that of Steubenville, Ohio, scene of a gang rape in August 2012. Two high school football players ultimately would be convicted of raping […]

February 05, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,