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 ,

Citrus in your garden and in the news

While our relatives are digging out from one snowstorm after another, California gardeners are enjoying mandarins and oranges. The main harvest of citrus is winter, but there are dozens of types available to spread out the harvest. With the first varieties harvested in November, and some such as Gold Nugget mandarins and Valencia oranges holding […]

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Gardening | 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 […]

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Da Vinci students bring on the Roaring ’20s

Flappers, bootlegging, jazz music and a stock market crash. Has Davis returned to the 1920s? Just for a night. On Friday, Da Vinci Charter Academy held its annual “Party Like It’s 1929!” project, the culmination of months of work for the junior class. Students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the art and culture […]

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: Is there such a thing as BOGO?

Buy one get one free for college? Yes, there is a way to “buy,” or pay tuition, at one college and get another college, or colleges, for free. Consortium colleges allow students to attend one college while taking classes and participating in activities at other colleges. It is often a way to get the best […]

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Eastham takes top spot in photo contest

Jack Eastham’s photo, “Look What I Found,” took the top prize in the 6-11 age group for this year’s city of Davis Photo Contest. The contest encouraged entries showcasing what is unique and special about Davis and 41 entries were submitted in three age categories. The photos were judged on the basis of visual appeal, […]

February 26, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Transportation scholars get a boost

Women’s Transportation Seminar Sacramento, an organization dedicated to furthering the careers of women in the transportation industry, presented two UC Davis students with scholarships at the annual WTS-Sacramento Awards and Scholarship dinner on Jan. 22. Transportation technology and policy graduate student Kalai Ramea and undergraduate Melody Lin each received scholarships that will help advance their […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Spear something local and fresh

In your view, fresh taste matters most for which fruits and vegetables? In other words, when does “fresh-picked” or “picked ripe” really translate into a far superior taste, enough so that you’re willing to pay a premium? Most Davisites would surely put corn and tomatoes on that list. We can’t wait for them to come […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

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 ,