New Davis cop cards now available

The seventh edition of Davis Police Department trading cards are now available. Forty-one officers, including Chief Landy Black, participated in the new edition, the first to be released since 2003. The purpose of the cards is to encourage youths to interact with the officers who serve their community. “It’s a good icebreaker,” said Sgt. Frank […]

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Wine-tasting benefits FARM Davis

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of pinot noir wines from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste, and proceeds will benefit FARM Davis. FARM Davis reclaims public space to build community, provides services for underserved and transient populations and rehabilitates toxic land. […]

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Honey bee researcher joins UCD Department of Entomology

Honey bee researcher and apiculturist Brian R. Johnson, a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley, has joined the faculty of the UC Davis Department of Entomology. He is based at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road and at 396 Briggs Hall. As a UC President’s Postdoctoral […]

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New Methodist pastor has family roots in community

The Rev. Kelly Love, the new pastor at Davis United Methodist Church, moved to town in mid-July. But her memories of Davis go back to childhood. “All four of my grandparents worked at UC Davis, at one time or another,” Love recalled. “My dad’s father was a professor at UC Davis, Merton Love. He taught […]

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Field to Fork: Easy tomato pasta dishes

Platters of sliced red tomatoes and cucumbers are regulars at our summer table. However, there comes a point each week when I need a break from raw (Diane doesn’t, but she goes along.) We make one of the following pasta dishes. They’re easy to prepare. It’s no mystery why Davisites don’t cook more hot pasta dishes in the summer. […]

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Flying high: Davis paraglider shares X-Alps experience

By Margaret Burns Thirty pilot/athletes from 22 countries started out in the X-Alps race on July 17 and only 18 finished 14 days later. They had attempted to paraglide and hike the 900 miles from Salzburg, Austria, to Monaco with a 25-pound backpack and an assistant driving a van with the rest of their gear. […]

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New cookbook by Brennan and Evans available for free online

A free copy of the new cookbook by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann Evans — featuring recipes that were developed in the Davis school district’s kitchens in cooperation with Rafaelita Curva and the district’s nutrition staff — is available on the Center for EcoLiteracy’s website. “Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools” is a 153-page, illustrated […]

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver finds a nutrition hero in Davis

Rafaelita “RC” Curva has the sort of reputation that draws people from all over California and even around the country, seeking her advice and expertise on how to improve their school lunch programs. As director of the Davis school district’s student nutrition services for the past decade, Curva has played an integral role in the creation of tasty school lunches […]

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Kids, learn to cook at summer camp

Kids can learn how to make yummy, healthy meals and snacks like pea salad, fresh bread, homemade ravioli and strawberry sandwiches in a newly added extra session of Creative Kids Cooking Camp at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The camp is for children ages 7-12 and takes place from 9 to 11:45 a.m. […]

Try this tasty albondigas recipe

Here is a sample recipe — scaled for a family to try at home — from the recently published “Cooking with California Food in K-12 Schools” by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans. Albondigas Serves 6–8 This is a classic version of the popular Mexican soup. The meatballs provide protein, while rice adds whole grains to […]

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Where is this?

Nearly a dozen Davis Enterprise readers correctly identified the subject and location of this mystery photo — the eye of a dolphin in the “Tidal Play” sculpture outside Manor Pool in Slide Hill Park, commissioned by Davis Enterprise columnist Marion Franck and her family in honor of her mother, Rosina Nan Franck. Judy Drexler and […]

Point of brew: Raw milk, raw beer — different things!

In 1989, Jack McAuliffe, truly the first craft brewer of the modern era with his New Albion Brewing Company in Sonoma, gave me a copy of “Studies on Fermentation” by Faulkner and Robb. The book is dated 1879. What makes the book interesting is that it is the first translation into English of Louis Pasteur’s […]

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Flower power

UC Davis art student Rebecca Portney’s garden art show has the theme “From Landfill to Landscape.” She created giant rust-hued flowers that dot the landscape east of Mrak Hall using trash and scrap steel from the campus landfill. The flowers will be on view through Aug. 19. They are part of the UCD Arboretum’s GATEways […]

‘Garden goddesses’ share their knowledge at Winters talk

Spring Warren transformed her yard in a typical Davis neighborhood into her own micro-farm. Kami McBride learned to grow and harvest her own plants and herbs to keep her family healthy. What do they have in common? Both were dissatisfied with how things are and embarked on a path to find another option. And, both […]