Wedding: Morris-Kryski

Jane Kryski and Michael Anthony Morris of Sacramento were married on May 17, 2014 by Pastor Michael Steiner at the Peppermill Hotel in Reno, Nevada. A reception followed there. The bride, daughter of Jane and Dr. Charles Kryski of Yuba City, received her BA in International Relations and French from UC Davis while a member of […]

Future subscriber: Abner Noah Harris

Tyler Vance Harris and Elizabeth Ann Hilliard are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Abner Noah Harris, on March 21, 2014, in Davis. He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces. Abner’s mother, a UC Davis graduate, is a registered nurse at Sutter Davis Women’s Health Clinic. His dad works for Raging Wire in Sacramento. […]

Future subscriber: Cormac William O’Connell

Daniel O’Connell and Vanessa Richter, both of Davis, are pleased to announce the birth of their child, Cormac William O’Connell, born on Nov. 30, 2013, in Walnut Creek. Cormac weighed 8 pounds. Cormac’s mother is a product manager at Kaiser Permanente, and his father is a nurse at Orchard Hospital. Paternal grandparents are Daig and […]

Future subscriber: Walker Ryoto Hughes

Shayne and Cyndi Hughes, both of Davis, are pleased to announce the birth of their child, Walker Ryoto Hughes, born on July 9, 2014, in Woodland. Walker weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Walker’s maternal grandmother is Grace Sonner of Davis and his paternal grandmother is Ginger Hughes of Brownsville. He is welcomed home by big […]

Camping with MacGyver and Julia Child

I come from a family of campers. My Grandma Cross was the queen of the camping hack, those odd applications of ordinary items that make everything easier. My very favorite Grandma-hack was for the benefit of the 20-pound cat Bugs. Bugs really liked camping, but the wilds of Lake Isabella aren’t safe for even a […]

Name droppers: Lea Rosenberg takes reins of Odd Fellows

Lea Rosenberg of Davis was unanimously elected noble grand (president) of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge. Rosenberg has been a member of the Davis Odd Fellows for 10 years and holds all degrees of Odd Fellowship. She recently served as vice grand (vice president) of the lodge and also is active in the community. The Davis […]

A taste of tradition: chorizo from Spanish grandfather’s recipe

Walk into Lorenzo’s Town and Country Market in Winters and head to the meat counter in the rear of the store. Next to thick, rib-eye steaks, slab bacon and 2-inch-deep pork chops, you’ll find a wide row of coiled reddish sausages – Spanish-style, housemade chorizo. The real deal, made from John Lorenzo’s family recipe, handed […]

Personal shopper: I dropped till I shopped — at Paulina’s

My decline was rapid. A sudden crisis at a cherished local nonprofit left me reeling. Responding with laser-like focus, I abruptly pruned all my regular supports like family, exercise and even basic personal care in favor of doing whatever I could to change the current course of events. Predictable dinners, quality sleep and occasional deep […]

Brain Boosters aids those with early memory loss

The signs of early memory loss can be subtle: forgetting to take a medication, missing an appointment or struggling to manage finances. But often the individual suffering those losses can still manage his daily life quite well — driving, working and doing many of the things he’s always done, whether it’s making a meal, finishing a crossword puzzle or grocery shopping.

“Many people with early memory loss live independently still, but they’re noticing some changes,” says Cindi Unger, memory care director at Carlton Plaza, 2726 Fifth St. in Davis.

And with that awareness — that cognitive changes are happening — can come anxiety, depression, a loss of self-confidence and withdrawal.

Name droppers: Master Gardeners get a pat on the back

Yolo County Master Gardeners were honored recently by the Yuba College board of trustees for their 10 years of assistance with the Woodland Community College Horticultural Program. Board member Gary Sandy presented a resolution of thanks to Judy McClure, coordinator of the county’s Master Gardener program. They were thanked for their assistance in providing numerous workshops […]

Name droppers: UC Davis law grads appointed to judgeships

Two UC Davis graduates were appointed Wednesday to Superior Court judgeships by Gov. Jerry Brown. * Kathleen A. Meehan was tapped for a judgeship in the Fresno County Superior Court. Meehan, 61, of Fresno, earned her juris doctor degree from the UCD School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College. She has served as a […]

Potluck ideas that will make you the hit of the party

Summer means entertaining, and entertaining often means potlucks. I love them — I’ve had some really delicious and inspiring food at potlucks. You do run the risk, however, of attending the sad, hungry potluck: three kinds of chips, two liters of off-brand soda and an assortment of packaged dips. When I mentioned that I was writing […]

Name Droppers: UC Davis honored for work-life balance

The Alliance for Work-Life Progress has presented a seal of distinction to UC Davis, for the second year in a row, honoring the university for its fostering of work-life balance. The seal came with additional honors: top ratings in the categories of health and wellness, and medium-sized companies. Work-life programs on the Davis campus are […]

Visitors’ Guide: Farm tours

Yolo County is agriculture land, and there are many ways to get out and experience it. As Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor explained, “Yolo County plays a unique role in our region. When we talk about a ‘farm to fork’ effort in the Sacramento region, more often than not, the farm is in Yolo County. […]