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Name Droppers: UCD grad named state’s chief engineer

Karla Sutliff has been appointed as California’s chief engineer. She is the first woman to be appointed to the position. As chief engineer and deputy, Sutliff is responsible for all engineering aspects of the department’s construction projects statewide from their design through the completion of construction. She will oversee a program of more than 9,000 […]

Serve Super Bowl food with a regional flair

By Amanda Gold With the 49ers heading to New Orleans next Sunday, my guests — not to mention viewers around the Bay Area — will be watching with a little more intensity. It’s a big job for the host. Planted firmly in front of the tube for the better part of four hours, guests will […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday The city of Davis hosts the seventh annual job skills workshop for teens beginning at 4 p.m. in the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The event includes presentations on how to make contacts, prepare for an interview and how to increase chances of employment. Participants also will have the opportunity to experience […]

College corner: Roadmap to a successful college visit

With all the craziness of holiday plans and travel behind us, probably the last thing on everyone’s mind is planning another trip. But, in the world of college admissions, this is actually just the right time to be making more travel plans. The college tour bonanza is spring break of a student’s junior year. Visiting […]

‘Price of Privilege’ author returns to Davis

Psychologist Madeline Levine wasn’t entirely sure what the reaction would be when her book, “The Price of Privilege,” was published more than four years ago. Drawing on her years of experience treating troubled adolescents in Marin County, Levine argued in the book that materialism, the pressure to achieve, perfectionism and disconnection have contributed to epidemic […]

Davisite appointed to California Energy Commission

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Karen Douglas, 39, of Davis, to the California Energy Commission, where she has served in multiple positions since 2008, including lead commissioner for siting issues and the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Douglas was director of the California Climate Initiative for the Environmental Defense Fund from 2005 until 2008. She worked at […]

Graze on these possible food-related trends for 2013

By Kim Ode Minneapolis Star Tribune Trend spotter Marian Salzman reveals five food trends in her new book, “What’s Next? What to Expect in 2013,” with more than 150 predictions in 30 categories. She has her eye on: * Orthorexia nervosa, an eating disorder defined by “severely limiting one’s diet in an attempt at ‘perfect’ […]

Million-dollar Pillsbury Bake-Off quickens pace

By Janet K. Keeler Tampa Bay Times Do you have an original recipe you think is worth a million bucks? If so, it’s time to do some home testing and enter it in the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off. Previous contestants will find that other than the $1 million grand prize, there isn’t much the same about […]

12 for $40: Keeping those food resolutions

It’s mid-January, and the shiny has worn off the New Year’s resolutions. Now that we’ve settled into it, how are you going to keep that resolution to cook more/eat better and save money/waste less food? Planning is the key to keeping all of those resolutions. If you have a plan, you can get a healthy […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * Peregrine Elementary School will present “Learning for Life,” a panel presentation on project-based learning, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Peregrine students and teachers will present examples of project-based learning and will introduce members of Team Blend, Da Vinci High School […]

Kids in the News: HUB wins national newspaper award

The Davis High School newspaper, The HUB, has been awarded a newspaper Pacemaker in the broadsheet (9-12 pages) category. Bestowed by the National Scholastic Press Association, the Pacemaker is the top honor for high school newspapers in the country. Editors Daniel Tutt, Emily Gao, Boyoung Kim and Kelly Goss, as well as DHS journalism adviser […]

Inquire within: Workshop will prepare teens for summer employment

There’s frost on the ground and a chill in the air, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start thinking about summer. In fact, Davis teens interested in landing a summer job best start thinking ahead, and the city of Davis is here to help. The city hires more than 100 new employees ages […]

McGee weds Heller

Sara McGee and Zach Heller were married on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Presidio Golf Course and Clubhouse in San Francisco. The wedding took place outside on a sunny day overlooking San Francisco and was attended by 100 guests. The wedding party, family and some out-of-town guests stayed at the Inn at the Presidio. […]

From field to fork: Winery appointments — is it for you?

Anyone with enthusiasm for wine eventually ends up at wine tastings, and over time that will include a trip to Napa Valley. Or a dozen. Diane and I first went to Napa in the days when tastings were free and it wasn’t so commercialized. My mother, my mother-in-law, my wife’s sister and brother and their […]

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