From Paris with love

“Every country possesses, it seems, the sort of cuisine it deserves,” wrote Waverly Root in his 1958 tome “The Food of France,” “which is to say the sort of cuisine it is appreciative enough to want.” The French, and those to travel to its shores to eat with them, want good food. Food eaten in […]

Da Vinci showcase extols virtues of internship program

Da Vinci Charter Academy hosted an internship showcase called “Learn to Apply, Apply to Learn” last Thursday. The event was organized by Da Vinci Internship Specialist Susan Kirby, who invited local business leaders to educate parents and students about internships during several workshops held around the Da Vinci campus. The keynote speakers at the event were Kemble Pope, […]

What’s happening

* Registration is open for the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Rehearsals begin Jan. 19 and the show runs through Feb. 29. Participation is open to youths ages 8-15. Rehearsals will be held at Peregrine School, 2650 Lillard Drive, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. […]

Kids in the News: O’Keeffe and Browning shine

Davis High School senior Fiona O’Keeffe landed a spot in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” feature last month for her victory in the 5K Stanford Invitational. Her time of 16:32.10 was the top time in the nation this season. A weekly feature, “Faces in the Crowd” introduces some of the top athletes in the […]

High school students encouraged to join Poetry Out Loud

Since 2013, YoloArts has shepherded Poetry Out Loud in Yolo County. The free high school program is designed to encourage youths to learn about great poetry through the memorization and recitation of poems. The program helps high school students master public-speaking skills, build self-confidence, learn literary heritage and compete for monetary prizes. The lesson plans […]

Healthy Halloween treats at the Hattie

Ghosts, goblins, princesses, action heroes and others are invited to visit the Hattie Weber Museum on Saturday, Oct. 31, for healthy fruit treats. Tricks are optional. For adults, new exhibits feature old Davis retail promotion materials, 19th-century christening dresses and 20th-century hats, including John Brady’s Davis Community Band cap, from the museum’s collection. The museum […]

October 29, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: Advice on making a major decision

In response to the nearly constant refrain I hear from both my senior and junior high school students — what major should I choose? — I often answer their questions with more questions … What do you like? What are you good at? That’s usually the best way to start thinking about a good major. […]

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What’s happening

Saturday, Oct. 31 * Peregrine School invites the community to “Creature Feature,” a Halloween celebration and art spectacular featuring live music, food, drinks and hands-on activities for children of all ages. Highlights include a costume parade led by members of the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh, an insect petting zoo and maggot painting. The event runs from […]

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Citrus Circuits hosts competition, and wins

The Citrus Circuits robotics team didn’t just host the Capital City Classic tournament at Davis High School over the weekend, the team also continued its winning ways. Following up on an unbeaten season that culminated in the world championship last spring, the team came out on top Sunday alongside two alliance partners after two days […]

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Yolo Bites

October 28, 2015 | Posted in Features

Name droppers: Yolo GOP picks new officers

The Yolo County Republican Central Committee has chosen its new officers. Allison Olson, who advocates for Republican policies at the state Capitol, will serve as chair. A UC Davis graduate, she has lived in Yolo County for a decade and is believed to be the youngest chair in the state. Alzada Knickerbocker, longtime Davis resident and […]

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Organic apples part ways with antibiotics

The big news for organic local apple growers this year is doing without. When I tell you what they’re doing without, you’ll be surprised. Until this year, they were able to use an antibiotic to treat fire blight in apple orchards and still be labeled “organic.” But tetracycline and streptomycin were ruled out last year […]

October 28, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Orange is the new rosé — if you can find it

No one has ever accused me of being flamboyant. Alas. I feel boring and lazy at this time of year when folks are gleefully costuming themselves and their children. Warty witches, medieval queens, antennaed aliens, tango dancers. So much effort. (My own costume acme occurred at 18 when I attended a party as a Dead […]

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