Name droppers: UCD director hailed for cultural work

Russell Lim, director of diversity education and training for the UC Davis department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, received the 2015 Kun-Po Soo Award from the American Psychiatric Foundation, for his contributions to understanding the importance of addressing culture in mental-health issues. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to understanding Asian […]

March 12, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Friday, March 13 Youths ages 1-17 are invited to Friday Night Live!, an hour of tumbling and gymnastics at the Civic Center Gym, 23 Russell Blvd, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Whether they want to work on gymnastics skills or just jump on the trampoline, children will be supervised and coached by gymnastics and dance […]

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

Chávez students enjoy author’s visit

Author and illustrator Yuyi Morales visited César Chávez Elementary School last week. Morales, the award-winning author of “Harvesting Hope: The Story of César Chávez,” spoke to students during two separate assemblies at the school. In addition to hearing about their school’s namesake, Chávez students got a close-up look at some traditional Hispanic pastimes, like the […]

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

Students invited to college and career expo

High school students are invited to learn more about college and career opportunities at a free expo at Folsom High School on Saturday. The event, taking place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature dozens of exhibitors, including the UC Davis STEM Center, American River College, Folsom Lake College, the Bureau of Reclamation, the […]

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

Birch Lane still loves its picture books

It all started with an article in The New York Times in the fall of 2010 that seemed to declare the demise of picture books. The article, “Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children,” reported that publishers had scaled back on the number of picture books they’d released in recent years and bookstores had […]

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

Wineaux: A local diamond in the rough, revisited

In the last column, I suggested that wine-gift-giving is easy if you find a wine shop close to your recipient, call in an order, and have your friend pick it up. If an out-of-towner wants to give you a wine gift, just give him or her this number: 530-758-9463. It will reach our very own […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

DHS sophomore honored for volunteerism

Soroptimist International of Davis honored Davis High School sophomore Kelly Ostrom with its Violet Richardson Award in February. The grant recognizes girls for their volunteer service. Ostrom, 16, is the daughter of Brook and Nancy Ostrom of Davis. She is a lead programmer for Citrus Circuits 1678, a FIRST Robotics Competition team at Davis High. […]

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

Speech and debate team: First, lots of work, then lots of fun

State qualifiers Six members of Davis High’s speech and debate team qualified for the state competition at a meet last weekend. Logan James and Andres De Loera-Brust qualified in parliamentary debate as did Morgan Metler and Kairi Sageshima. Varun Kota qualified in the Congress category and Matt Corey qualified in Lincoln-Douglas debate. It’s a Wednesday afternoon, and […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Rec Report: Looking ahead to spring break

By Anne Marquez It’s spring, right? Well, if the weather is going to be acting like spring, then we’re going to start talking about spring break! That glorious week of reprieve is less than a month away, March 23-27, and the city of Davis Community Services Department has plenty of options. Spring Break Safari, which […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Friday, March 6 Youths ages 1-17 are invited to Friday Night Live!, an hour of tumbling and gymnastics at the Civic Center Gym, 23 Russell Blvd, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Whether they want to work on gymnastics skills or just jump on the trampoline, children will be supervised and coached by gymnastics and dance […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Ringing in the Year of the Sheep with dim sum

By Ann M. Evans Tiny white plates and bamboo steam baskets of food on double-decker stainless steel trollies burst out of the kitchen’s double doors. Cantonese-speaking wait staff in gold-brocade vests push their trollies around the banquet hall filled with 600 people. This is dim sum. Various cultures have the tradition of small plates for […]

March 04, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Dunn graduates from Marine Corps basic training

From the time Blake A. Dunn was in the eighth grade, he knew he wanted to be a Marine, but he had no idea his desire would see him into the Marine Corps. Private First Class Dunn, a 19-year-old native of La Jolla and a Davis High School graduate, has now embarked on a career […]

March 03, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged

Name Droppers: Sperling gets leadership position

Dan Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, was appointed the 2015 chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Executive Committee, which provides independent scientific advice to the nation on transportation issues. The executive committee Sperling will chair for the coming year oversees the board’s programs and activities, engaging more than 7,000 […]

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Davis really is a ‘pasteurized kind of town’

A friend of mine, who is a widely traveled and thoughtful and articulate man of the world, once described Davis to me as a pasteurized kind of town. Over the years I have heard Davis called all sorts of things, a jewel, bicycle-town, the People’s Republic, PC-ville, and so on, but never pasteurized. I think […]

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,