35 years of fighting for auto safety

With more than 35 years of consumer-rights activism under her belt, there’s no end in sight for Rosemary Shahan as she plunges into yet another campaign for consumer safety in the auto industry. A Davis resident of 20 years, Shahan fights for consumer rights from her home office in Davis. While her most notable career highlights […]

June 19, 2015 | Posted in News Feature | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: UCD prof elected VP of national group

Peter Yellowlees, professor in the UC Davis department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was elected vice president of the American Telemedicine Association, which promotes the use of advanced remote telecommunications for health-care and consultation. Yellowlees is an internationally respected leader in the use of long-distance telecommunications for health-care delivery, particularly for psychiatric care, but also […]

June 18, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Delights from the deep freeze

Regular readers of this column have probably figured out by now that it’s pretty much a glorified food journal — whatever I’m cooking and eating is what you’ll read about the following week. Since I am now the proud owner of a teeny-tiny chest freezer, it stands to reason that this is a column about things […]

June 18, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Brewers should lead by example in sobriety

Last week I said goodbye to the 40 students in my Master Brewers Program, 2015 edition, and the 23rd offering of the program. I shall miss this class more than most because they have been particularly rewarding to teach and to learn from; in short they have been a pleasure to be with. Now, the students […]

June 18, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Librarians challenge kids to read a book a week during summer

By Nora Brazil School librarians use many different tactics to help every student find the “right” book. One way to grab a reader is to help him or her find an author or authors they really like or love. This hook can be a springboard to many other books and authors and can have a […]

June 11, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Thursday, June 11 * The city of Davis hosts the annual sixth-grade party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The event features everything from music and dancing to food, laser tag, a bounce house, foosball, video games, lawn games, board games and more. Tickets are $10 and may be […]

June 11, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Davisite tapped for summer research post

Davis resident Tal Medovoy, a member of the Class of 2017 at Occidental College in Los Angeles, is one of approximately 100 students at the college who have been selected to live and work on campus this summer pursuing independent research projects. Medovoy is working with professor Andrea Hopmeyer in the psychology department, conducting research […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged

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 […]

June 12, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 04, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 04, 2015 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 04, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 05, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 05, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 05, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,