A proposal to increase flooding in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, with seemingly harmless intentions of promoting fish habitat, has drawn opposition for its discovered implications for the local economy. The opposition is based on foresight afforded by UC Davis researchers, and a recent study, “Agricultural and Economic Impacts of Yolo Bypass Fish Habitat Proposals.” […]
After months of the two structures standing surrounded by scaffolding and sheeting, work will begin at last on Monday to remove and replace exterior tiles on Gallagher Hall and the UC Davis Conference Center. The much-ballyhooed, LEED platinum-certified buildings — which opened in October 2009 and February 2010, respectively — were wrapped up last fall […]
The Davis school board heard a plea for smaller class sizes from elementary school parents during public comment at Thursday night’s meeting. Trustees also gave staff a green light to proceed with plans for a new shade structure over the new outdoor dining area that will be created when the aging Davis High School multipurpose […]
With American universities growing increasingly concerned about the challenges of attracting qualified students into engineering majors, professor William Ristenpart believes he may have an answer: Coffee. Ristenpart, who holds the Joe and Essie Smith Endowed Chair of Chemical Engineering at UC Davis, leads a research team that investigates the physical, chemical and biological phenomena of […]
Davis Media Access offers a free orientation to its programs and services each month. This month’s general orientation will take place Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the media center, 1623 Fifth St. in Davis. Staff will provide information about equipment, services, policies and volunteer opportunities. The orientation is the first step towards becoming […]
By Alicia A. Caldwell WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents to verify that every international student who arrives in the United States has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The new procedure is the government’s first security change directly related to the […]
By Catherine Rampell Is college worth it? Given the growing price tag and the frequent anecdotes about jobless graduates stuck in their parents’ basements, many have started to question the value of a college degree. But the evidence suggests college graduates have suffered through the recession and lackluster recovery with remarkable resilience. The unemployment rate […]
Author and doctor Joe Joy will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss his new book, “The Year of My Returning Home.” “The Year of My Returning Home” begins in San Francisco where the author has just completed a year of fellowship at the University […]
All are invited to Grace Valley Christian Academy’s community open house at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 27173 County Road 98 in West Davis. The evening will include a special program with information about the school, an all-student performance, classroom tours and light refreshments. Grace Valley Christian Academy is in its 15th year of educating kindergarten […]
It’s hard to tell if the Great GATE Debate is over or just beginning. After Thursday night’s school board meeting, all we know for sure is that at least in name only, the GATE program is no more. Given that labeling one group of kids as “gifted and talented” and the rest of the kids, […]
Guests mingle on the Steve Larsen Bicycle Plaza at Davis High School following a dedication ceremony Friday afternoon as the “Spirit Rider” arch soars overhead. The plaza is between the Ron & Mary Brown Stadium entry gates and the Community Gym on Oak Avenue. Lydia Delis-Schlosser of Davis, a friend of Steve Larsen’s who got […]
City of Davis officials announced Friday that Caltrans is working along the city bike path north of and parallel to Interstate 80, approximately 500 feet west of the Mace Boulevard overpass to about 500 feet east of the overpass. By this week, Caltrans plans to make the path more accessible. Until then, the path is […]
Check it out What: 44th annual Whole Earth Festival hosts an average of 55,000 attendees and artists ranging from musicians and dancers to carpenters and painters. Vendors, food and entertainment abound. When: Friday, 1 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: UC Davis Quad Info: […]
Many health-conscious people have indulged in kombucha tea, a fermented drink with reported benefits to digestion, the immune system and liver function, among others.
But how many people are wearing kombucha?
“I can only find one other person in the whole world making kombucha jewelry,” said creative wonder Sacha Laurin, a local cheesemaker who has turned her love of all things fermented into wearable art.
Laurin, a native of Australia, began her journey into this new venture about four months ago. Having made her own kombucha for years — with yeast and beneficial bacteria — she started thinking about the “mother culture” that forms when the tea is brewing.