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Some vegetables just can’t be beet

My friend Michele would like to eat more vegetables. She does not, however, want to spend a lot of time cooking after work. I sympathize — as easy as it should be to steam some broccoli or cook a few green beans, it always feels like a great lot of extra work for something that, frankly, […]

December 17, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Name droppers: UCD equine surgeon earns national honor

Sue Stover of UC Davis received the 2014 Founders’ Award for Career Achievement from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in recognition of an outstanding career in orthopedic research spanning equine and small animal surgical research, basic bone biology, musculoskeletal diseases and human orthopedics. The first woman selected for this award, Stover serves as director of […]

December 11, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Saturday, Dec. 13 * The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge will host Breakfast with Santa in downtown Davis. Three seatings are planned, at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., but the breakfast is sold out. Santa and his elves will be on hand to spend time with each child, and pose for photos. Parents are reminded to bring their cameras. Friday, Dec. […]

December 11, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

The magic and legacy of the ‘Davis Children’s Nutcracker’

The magic brings them back, year after year. First they came as 6-year-olds, most performing on the big stage for the first time in their lives. Dancing snowflakes, or tiny bears, sweets or insects. They gathered in the various rooms of the Veterans’ Memorial Center several times a week from Thanksgiving to mid-December, learning their […]

December 11, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Schools foundation launches 10th annual campaign

Since it was formed by community members 10 years ago, the Davis Schools Foundation has raised nearly $4 million for the Davis Joint Unified School District, funding everything from classroom teachers and instructional aides to vice principals, counselors, sixth-grade outdoor education and library staff and materials. The fundraising began in 2004 with the first “Dollar-a-Day” campaign, […]

December 11, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Students present food security research

Three UC Davis doctoral students in the department of agricultural and resource economics received awards for research papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Food Security and Rural Development. The conference was held in October at Nanjing Agricultural University in China. Aleks Schaefer received first prize in the rural finance category for the paper he presented, […]

December 05, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Wednesday, Dec. 10 * Tickets to the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker,” a local holiday tradition, will go on sale to the general public beginning today at the city of Davis Community Services Office, 600 A St., Suite C. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tickets are $15 for all performances, and buyers are limited […]

December 04, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Rec Report: ‘Nutcracker’ tradition continues

By Ajay Raj For several hundred children, autumn in Davis means eagerly anticipating their new roles in the annual production of the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker.” The local rendition of a holiday-time classic, produced by the city of Davis Community Services staff, celebrates its 38th year this December. For the enthusiastic performers, the end of Thanksgiving […]

December 04, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Cemetery buzzing thanks to local Eagle Scout

The peaceful oasis known as the Davis Cemetery likely will become even more of a beautiful habitat for native wildlife thanks to the efforts of a local Eagle Scout. Ryan Bruch, 17, earned his Eagle Scout ranking earlier this year by building a dozen decorative boxes intended to attract native, non-aggressive bee species to the […]

December 04, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: UCD Med School gets new public-health chief

Brad Pollock, a leading researcher on the incidence and control of childhood and adolescent cancer, has become chair of the department of public health sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Pollock directs a team of 35 investigators who conduct population-based studies aimed at preventing disease and shaping health policy. Faculty members have advanced […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Holiday concert benefits Davis schools

This month features the return of the annual “Home for the Holidays” benefit concert, featuring nationally recognized local musicians giving back to the schools where they first honed their skills. The concert takes place on Monday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Performers in the 11th annual concert […]

December 04, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

From the ground up: More to cranberries than sauce and bread

By Georgeanne Brennan Cranberry sauce, made from fresh cranberries, is a staple of my holiday table. The recipe is right on the package: 1 pound fresh cranberries, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water — and then I add a little lemon juice and a lemon zest. Twenty minutes later, the sauce is ready to be spooned […]

December 03, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Salute to non-steamed broccoli

Our son and his wife recently introduced their 6-month-old child to solid food. Sloan had been nursing exclusively. Their pediatrician encouraged this. The notion, we were told, is that a child introduced to a variety of solid foods very early on will be a less picky eater. That can’t be the whole reason, but I’m […]

November 26, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

After the feast, the leftovers!

I love Thanksgiving! I love the weather, and the food, and the good spirits of everyone cooking and eating together. I even love working at the crazy-busy-exciting Davis Food Co-op during Thanksgiving, wrangling 600 or so delicious Diestel turkeys out the door with all the fixings of your dreams. But my favorite part? The very […]

November 19, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,
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