Arnolds celebrate 70 years of marriage

Seventy years can stretch a lifetime. For Bill and Nanele Arnold, 70 years spans the length of their marriage. The Arnolds celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22 at Symposium Restaurant with 35 family members. “It was great. It’s always nice to have family around,” Bill said of the celebration. Bill Arnold was 18 and […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Bubbling your way toward the holidays

I first tried Prosecco in the early 1970s. It didn’t taste much different from the cheap Champagne (yes, it was actually called Champagne in those days before the French took back their territory) coming from California wineries. And there was good reason for the similarity: Like these budget sparklers, Prosecco is made by the Charmat […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Kupperman receives research reward

Nathan Kuppermann, professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics and chair of the UC Davis department of emergency medicine, has been recognized by the American College of Emergency Physicians’ 2011 Outstanding Contribution in Research Award. Kuppermann received the award at the organization’s Scientific Assembly, the largest annual gathering of emergency physicians in the country, which took place […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

4-H clubs benefits from ‘Local for the Holidays’

“Local for the Holidays,” which features a sampling of food and wine for seasonal celebrations, will be hosted by the Davis Food Co-op and Slow Food Yolo on Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. under the Davis Farmers Market pavilion. Featured are samples of holiday […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

From the ground up: Winter squash in Hungry Hollow

Slightly north of Esparto in western Yolo County, Jim and Debra Durst, co-owners of Durst Organic Growers, grow acres and acres of winter squash. “I started growing mixed winter squash in 1998. I was pretty much the only one is those days,” Jim Durst said. “I had a dozen or so varieties — cheese pumpkin, […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Prostate cancer support group meets Nov. 14

Physical therapist Risa MacDonald will discuss “Biofeedback to Help Restore Continence in Men, Post-Prostatectomy” at the Nov. 14 meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group. MacDonald, who has a doctoral degree in physical therapy, is co-owner of East Sacramento Physical Therapy. She has expertise in treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, including incontinence, a common […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ace of Bakes contest is sweet success

Room 27 at Birch Lane Elementary School smelled an awful lot like a bakery one day last month. That’s because the room was filled with baked goods handmade by Birch Lane students for their second annual Ace of Bakes contest. Like last year’s inaugural version, the contest doubled as a fundraiser for Birch Lane’s Student […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College questions and — thankfully! — answers

Top 5 Kids Factors colleges may consider when choosing students: 1. Athletics 2. Legacy status (parent attended that college) 3. Development (parents are significant donors) 4. Race, gender and ethnicity 5. Geographic and socio-economic diversity Source: Sally Springer, co-author of “Admission Matters” For many high school students these days, the college admissions process is fraught […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

State seeks funds for healthy food in new Farm Bill

By Stacy Finz A patchwork of food, farming, conservation and environmental groups fear that lawmakers could act on the 2012 Farm Bill as early as this week with no input from California — the largest agricultural state in the nation. Leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture committees are proposing $23 billion in cuts — the 2008 Farm […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Tour showcases plants that adapt to seasonal change

Californians have the pleasure of enjoying their gardens year-round. Visitors to the UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday will learn how to create a garden with beauty and interest in all seasons. The free public tour begins at 2 p.m. at the Gazebo on Garrod Drive on the UCD campus. The tour leader will point out […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Phister-Komosa engagement

Ann Komosa and Joseph “Joey” Richard Phister are engaged to be married on May 26, 2012, at Saint Vincent De Paul Church in Chicago. The reception will be held downtown. The bride-elect is the daughter of Barbara and the late Stanley Komosa of Barrington Hills, Ill. She is a 2001 graduate of Rolling Meadows High […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Dahls celebrate 50th anniversary

Sheldon T. Dahl and Susan Boyack Dahl of Davis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 13, 2011. The couple met at Brigham Young University. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 27, 1961. Sheldon is a retired educator and Susan is a retired […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Nominations open for Golden Heart Awards

Nomination forms for the 2012 Golden Heart Awards are now available at The Golden Heart Awards recognize outstanding youths in grades seven through 12 in the Davis community in two categories. The service award recognizes someone who has given outstanding service to their community, peers or school. The personal challenge award recognizes an individual who […]

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