Wineaux: Looking for good food and wine in paradise

To celebrate a Very Special Event, I took a deep breath, put aside my extreme reluctance to fly, and boarded a plane all the way — 1 hour, 15 minutes — to San Diego. San Diego the beautiful, San Diego surrounded by the sea, San Diego of the almost-always-70 degrees, San Diego of the towering […]

Name Droppers: UCD researcher wins award

Mark Huising of UC Davis is a recipient of The Hartwell Foundation 2014 Individual Biomedical Research Award to support his early-stage research toward a cure for juvenile diabetes. Huising, who works in the department of neurobiology, physiology and behavior at UC Davis, also holds an appointment in the department of physiology and membrane biology at […]

Watering questions for the dry times

One of my favorite recent exchanges: How are you watering? “Oh, I water it pretty good.” OK, perhaps I need to be more specific. What are you watering with? How long do you let it run? How often do you do that? “I’m running my drip system for 10 to 15 minutes every day.” Early […]

Beer and Cider Fest highlights generosity and the value of things

Last Saturday afternoon, the Davis Beer and Cider Festival went off without a hitch, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the board of directors of the host charity Citizens Who Care. Thanks also to the labor of dozens of willing volunteers, who did much of the work during the day, CWC will receive every […]

Girl Scouts honored for Gold Award achievements

Seven Davis girls were among the 47 Girl Scouts honored over the weekend by the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California for earning their Gold Awards. Ashlyn Barbieri, Emma Finklang, Kate Gieschen, Emily Nazario, Emily Rogers, Carolina Sturla and Emelia Unger were recognized during a ceremony in Sacramento on Sunday. The Gold Award is bestowed […]

Davis piano students recognized for accomplishments

The National Guild of Piano Teachers awarded certificates to 136 Davis piano students ranging in age from 5 to 20 during a live audition at Music Stream Center. The Piano Guild, a nonprofit organization founded in 1929 by Irl Allison, is a division of the American College of Musicians. The primary function of the Piano […]

Holmes, St. James students shine in Holocaust essay contest

Holocaust survivor Bernard Marks returned to Holmes Junior High School and St. James School last week to recognize students who participated in the international essay contest Marks sponsors every year. This year, Holmes students produced two winning entries: those by Hannah Lee and Sithmi Jayasundara.
 Gretchen Richter was chosen as a runner-up and six other students […]

What‘s happening

Friday, June 5 * Youths ages 1-17 are invited to Friday Night Live!, an hour of tumbling and gymnastics at the Civic Center Gym, 23 Russell Blvd, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Whether they want to work on gymnastics skills or just jump on the trampoline, children will be supervised and coached by gymnastics and […]

Name Droppers: DHS grad earns commission from Annapolis

Brian M. De La Mora, a 2011 graduate of Davis High School, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., on May 22 with a bachelor of science degree in oceanography and a commission as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. During his four years as a Naval Academy midshipman, De La Mora was […]

Wedding: Munn-McLain

Jessica Adele Munn and Brian Timm McLain of Washington, D.C., were married on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in an intimate ceremony at Muir Woods National Monument with their families in attendance. The bride is the daughter of John Reed Munn Jr. and Shelley Munn of Davis. The groom is the son of Steven and Patricia McLain […]

Portland — a culinary utopia

The City of Portland was named “Best Food Town” and called a culinary utopia by Sunset Magazine in its June issue. I flew up to Portland recently, on the hunt for good food. The question I came away with was, what makes a city so creative and entrepreneurial at every level of the food scene? […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

May God protect your camel: Silk Road Festival this Sunday

The Silk Road was the fateful trade route linking China to Europe, where “Western barbarians” met “heathen idolaters.” Traveling these routes were missionaries and murders, prophets and profiteers, inventors and invaders, as well as adventurers of all kinds including characters from folklore. The Silk Road is as personal as your DNA. Before silk, Neanderthals wandering along […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Set the stage for your 2015 graduation party

From elementary school to grad school, every graduation is a milestone typically celebrated with a big party. Sweet treats are a key part of celebrations, and by adding personalized details, you can truly make your grad feel like one-of-a-kind. Make the cake your centerpiece. A sheet cake is easy to make and serve, holds up […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged

Name Droppers: Brown appoints UCD law school grad to the bench

Ross C. Moody, a graduate of the UC Davis School of Law, was appointed to a judgeship in the San Francisco Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown. Moody, 50, of San Francisco, has served as a deputy attorney general in the Civil Division of the Government Law Section at the California Attorney General’s Office since […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,