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Rumsey receives Distinguished Service Award

Former Davis resident Elissa Rumsey was honored recently with a prestigious award at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Rumsey received the Distinguished Service Award from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for her work on one of the largest and most complex regulatory projects in the Justice Department’s recent history. Rumsey’s contributions resulted […]

Field to Fork: Cooking ahead for the big night

Our three children will be coming home for Christmas, so as always, we’ll look to do some of the cooking beforehand. We’ll want to spend a lot of time with them and not be cooped up in the kitchen too much. They all enjoy good food. In their eyes, “good food” includes some of the […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * The César Chávez Student Council is sponsoring a used book sale on Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for the public to help raise funds for new lunch tables and other school activities. More than 5,000 gently-used quality books, CDs and DVDs for children and adults will be available at reasonable prices. […]

Kids in the News: Macy Galloway takes first place in photo contest

Macy Galloway, a ninth-grader at Emerson Junior High, is the first-place overall winner of this year’s city of Davis Teen Photo Contest. In the color category, Shannon Segall took first and third places while Eli Weiss took second. In the black-and-white category, Pooja Tripathi won first and third places and Neal Rock took second. The […]

Emerson teacher brings global learning to Davis

Spending two weeks in predominantly Muslim Indonesia during Ramadan is a pretty sure-fire way for a self-described feminist from Davis to escape her comfort zone. Especially when that time includes teaching at Muslim boarding school outside the capital city of Jakarta — even being “dress-coded” one day for a skirt that fell to the knees […]

Future subscriber: Brooke McNaughton

Burt and Wendy McNaughton are pleased to announce the birth of Brooke McNaughton on Nov. 6, 2012, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Her father is general manager of The Daily Republic in Fairfield, one of the McNaughton Newspapers, and her mother is general manager of the […]

Personal Shopper: Heidy’s favorite things

Despite an abundance of worthy stories, I’m disappointed by what prevails in many news sources. Most recently, there’s been no shortage of coverage about two subjects: Black Friday and Twinkies. I’ve nothing against Twinkies — practically grew up on them as a kid — but I have a lot to say about Black Friday. Doing […]

Name Droppers: Woodland resident honored as University Scholar

Kaitryn Ronning of Woodland is among more than 180 students recently honored as University Scholars at Susquehanna University. The annual Scholars Program was held on Nov. 9 in Susquehanna’s Stretansky Concert Hall to recognize and congratulate Susquehanna’s most successful student scholars. To be named a University Scholar, students must have earned a cumulative grade point […]

From the Ground Up: New-fashioned punch in an old-fashioned bowl

Foods, like cooking equipment, have their seasons and cycles of popularity. They come and go, like copper pots, fondue pots and mouse rings and molds. This holiday season, the conviviality of a cut-glass bowl filled with sparkling punch, a ladle and matching cups hooked onto the side of the bowl felt like a good idea […]

December 05, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged | Leave a reply

Name Droppers: Davisite wins climate change fellowship

Sierra Schelegle of Davis, a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology program, has received the 2013 Coastal Policy Fellowship from North Carolina Sea Grant and the N.C. Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center. The program is designed to foster research on coastal policy issues […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * “How to help your kids manage stress and anxiety” is the topic of the first installment in the Davis Parent University lecture series. Developmental and behavioral pediatrician Stephen Nowicki and DJUSD director of student services Pam Mari will be the featured speakers and will be followed by break-out sessions facilitated by school district […]

Street Smarts poster art to be displayed at Art Center

Winners of the annual city of Davis Street Smarts poster contest will be honored in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., and all artwork submitted for the contest will be displayed at the center Dec. 7-15. Mayor Joe Krovoza will be the master of ceremonies. As in […]

Rec Report: ‘The Nutcracker’ brings out the best in us

Details What: “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” tickets go on sale to the public When: 8 a.m. Wednesday Where: City of Davis Community Services Office, 600 A St. How much: $9.50 each, with a maximum of six available for each purchase By Carrie Dyer Every month, a member of the recreation staff is assigned to write the […]

Pedal power! Street Smarts, Davis Bicycles! getting kids on their bikes

Carson Zenner doesn’t need any extra encouragement to ride his bike to school every day. He’s pretty much always ridden his bike to school, he said, and from his home in East Davis to César Chávez Elementary School, it’s quite a ride — 6.4 miles round-trip, in fact. As a centrally located magnet school, Chávez […]

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