Name Droppers: George earns Stewardship Award

Melvin R. George of Davis received the W.R. Chapline Stewardship Award at the Society for Range Management’s 67th annual meeting held Feb. 8-13 in Orlando, Fla. This award gives special recognition to members of the society for exceptional accomplishments and contributions in the application of the art and science of range management to specific to […]

Name Droppers: Collins chairs CAFF board

Rich Collins, a Davis area farmer, is the new chairman of the board of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers. Founded in 1978, CAFF has been recognized nationally and internationally for its pioneering biological agriculture, farm-to-school, buy fresh/buy local, public policy and technical assistance programs. The organization’s mission is to advocate for California family farmers and sustainable […]

Yamada honors new Woodland centenarian

Virginia Rothline of Woodland is the newest member of the Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s Century Circle, after she turned 100 years old on Feb. 27. “Our centenarians have first-hand knowledge and experience in the changing landscape of the Golden State and many have helped to shape the California we know today,” Yamada said in a news […]

UC Davis student crowned Miss Sacramento County 2014

On Feb. 22, Ashley Ott became the fourth UC Davis student in four years to be crowned Miss Sacramento County, proving that it takes not only beauty but brains to win a beauty pageant. With a legacy of UCD alums behind her, Ott will be graduating this June with honors, earning a bachelor’s degree in […]

What’s happening for youths

Friday * Kids between the ages of 1 and 12 are invited to Friday Night Live from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center.  For a $5 fee, children can work on gymnastics skills, jump on the trampoline and more. Gymnastics and dance staff will be available for coaching questions, supervision […]

Rec Report: Fun spring break activities ahead

By Anne Marquez Spring break is on the horizon and it’s time to get your Coppertone 45 and your best pair of flip-flops and take a road trip to So Cal! Whoa, wait. I’m not 20 anymore. Let me try it again. Spring break is on the horizon and you have to work but don’t […]

Girl Scout brings kids into the kitchen

Ashlyn Barbieri loves to cook. She’s been at it since the age of 9, has taken classes at the Davis Food Co-op and one summer a couple of years back, set and accomplished the goal of making 50 different recipes for her family. Now, the 16-year-old Davis High School junior is sharing her passion with […]


Maureece Jacqueline Levin and Aaron Brown Rabiroff, both of Eugene, Ore., are engaged to be married. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barbara and Harris Levin of Davis. She is a 1999 Davis High graduate. She attended Whitman College where she received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a minor in Japanese. She went on […]

Field to Fork: When local is 5,974 miles away

What form of twisted reasoning can I employ to permit the topic to be balsamic vinegar? Customarily, “local” in the food sphere means up to an hour or two on the road for a pickup truck heading to the Davis Farmers Market. Or, it means within 100 miles, as supermarkets sometimes say. Or, grown in […]

College corner: More flavors than just chocolate and vanilla

Over and over again I hear how discouraged people are by the competitive and costly aspects of getting into, and paying for, college. While this is certainly a valid concern, I like to point out that these issues are usually the case with a select subset of colleges that are very popular and well-known (whether […]

What’s happening for youths

Through Friday Attention high school juniors: The Rotary Club is sponsoring Camp Venture, a training and motivational summer camp for juniors interested in pursuing a career in business, particularly as entrepreneurs. The camp will be held at CSU Maritime Academy in June. At the camp, students will meet with experienced business people and meet other […]

UCD students help kick-start kids’ science projects

The school science project… It’s usually the first big project elementary school children take on and everything from picking a topic to following through with experiments and conclusions can be daunting, not just for the students themselves but for their parents as well, who are often expected to shepherd their children through. This year, a […]

12 for $40: As prices go up, home cooks get more frugal

If you’ve been in California for more than 10 minutes you know our primary topic of conversation is the drought. The acute water shortage is going to make it a rough summer in a number of ways, and your grocery shopping will definitely be one of them. At the very least, we can expect to […]