Free class open to all local foodies

Chef Judi will help local residents master their culinary adventures at a free workshop demonstrating how to effectively use kitchen gadgets and read recipes. The class runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, in the Davis Ace Hardware Housewares Building at Third and G streets in downtown Davis. For more information, call (530) […]

Redbud tree, tomato hornworms prompt questions

Question: I’ve been growing an Eastern redbud in a large pot on our somewhat-shady deck. It is nearly six feet tall, and now it is dropping all its leaves, but has no pests. We water it regularly so the soil is usually slightly moist. What’s wrong? How can we fix the situation? Answer: The Eastern […]

Spend a Day in the Country for Yolo Land Trust

The Yolo Land Trust’s signature fundraiser — A Day in the Country — will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Park Winters, the 1865 Victorian house on the historic George Washington Scott Ranch, at 27850 County Road 26, just north of Winters. The event highlights the diverse and bountiful farmland […]

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Woodland festival celebrates ‘Year of the Tomato’

Take a bite What: Fourth annual Woodland Tomato Festival, featuring a restaurant salsa competition, Top Tomato Chef contest, public tomato tasting, live entertainment, children’s activities and a farmers market When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Freeman Park, Sixth and Main streets in downtown Woodland WOODLAND — On a recent sunny summer morning, a […]

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Enjoy music, pizza, wine at Happy Thursday

Visitors to Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday event this week will enjoy tuns by the Muke Justis Band and a slice from the Caffé Italia pizza oven while they sip discounted wine by the glass. Rominger West is at 4602 Second St. in Davis. Happy Thursday runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Justis, a singer/songwriter […]

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In search of yummy low-alcohol wines

Sylvie, almost 4, a Berkeley resident, likes to pretend she has broken a limb. I’m the doctor. Treatment consists of a round of imaginary herbs, some faux acupuncture and a bandage (or two or three). As soon as she recovers (this usually takes about 30 seconds), she becomes the doctor, and I feign a dislocated […]

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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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