Name droppers: Carey earns international honor for teaching

Distinguished Professor James R. Carey of the UC Davis department of entomology and nematology is now nationally and internationally recognized for his groundbreaking teaching program that centers on the strategic use of digital technology. Carey, a 35-year member of the UCD faculty, is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Achievement in Teaching Award from the […]

October 22, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Davis ahead of the curve on sexual assault education

When Davis High School’s senior class gathered in the Brunelle Performance Hall for an assembly last year, one of the most important messages they received was about the need for affirmative consent before engaging in sexual activity. The students would be among the first crop of college freshmen for whom SB 967 would be in effect, a […]

October 22, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Children’s book author encourages kids to dream big

David White used to watch the children playing on the jungle gym at St. James School and wonder how they did it. Climb, that is. He wore braces on each of his legs just to help him walk. Born with cerebral palsy in 1990, White faced a lot of challenges during childhood, including executive processing disorder […]

October 22, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Thursday, Oct. 22 * The Davis Police Department, city of Davis and Davis Joint Unified School District will host a parent education event on substance abuse in Davis beginning at 6 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Speakers include Jon Daily of Recovery Happens as well as […]

October 22, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged , ,

Name droppers: Yocha Dehe firefighters win accreditation

The Fire Department of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has again earned accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. The department first earned accreditation in 2010 and is the only Native American fire department to do so. In the five years since its first accreditation, the department has continued to work to improve its training, capabilities […]

October 21, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: ROI is king, and not just in France

Except for the rough patches where it is always scruffy and bare at this time of year owing to residential bugs or insidious fungus, my lawn otherwise looks remarkably green and healthy given the drought conditions we face. Naturally, when the new strategies for charging for water were published, that little patch of lawn was […]

October 21, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Fall: The pumpkin spice of life

Once upon a time, dear readers, there was no such thing as Pumpkin Spice Season. Fall was all apples until you got to Thanksgiving and the brief appearance of pumpkin pie, then it was straight into Christmas with peppermint and eggnog. Once the pumpkin spice latte was invented, it was all over. We now have […]

October 21, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Bee experts wins grant for desert study

Leslie Saul-Gershenz, a postdoctoral scientist in the UC Davis department of entomology and nematology, received a $220,000 research grant from the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The grant will fund a study to characterize the impact that utility-scale solar installations have on desert pollinators such as solitary ground-nesting bees. “Pollinators […]

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

Chávez students get moving for their school

The Chávez Elementary School blacktop was a happening place on Friday afternoon. Kids were running, jump-roping, Hula-Hooping, dancing … even kick-boxing for 30 straight minutes during the school’s second annual Move-A-Thon. In the process, the students raised about $20,000 for everything from the school’s running club to its BRAVO music program. “We had a great day,” […]

October 16, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Kids need community’s help with #Socktober

It’s #Socktober! Not to be lost amid the other worthy issues on which October focuses awareness — from breast cancer to domestic violence — Socktober is about helping the homeless — specifically, by providing them with socks. The nationwide effort is being assisted locally by a Davis neighborhood that works together on community service projects […]

October 16, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Citrus Circuits returns to competition, hosts Women in STEM event

The reigning world-champion Citrus Circuits robotics team from Davis recently completed its first robotics competition of the new school year — the Chezy Champs competition in San Jose. Citrus Circuits reached the semifinals alongside teams from Clovis and Palmdale — two teams that were on the world championship-winning alliance with Citrus Circuits back in April. Chezy Champs is an […]

October 18, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Student substance abuse prompts parent info night

Concern over alcohol and drug violations by students at Davis High School this year has prompted Davis police and the school district to partner up for a parent information night at the high school next week. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. […]

October 16, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Friday, Oct. 16 * The Yolo District Friends of Scouting will host an evening of free family fun from 5 to 9:30 p.m. in Davis’ Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Highlights include the Pinewood Derby and district finals championship, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, a cake walk, Scout displays and a screening of “The LEGO Movie.” * […]

October 16, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Wining and dining with Papa Francisco — or not

Since I live with a Pope and since both of us keep abreast of the sins both mortal and venial of the church we left behind, the recent papal visit provided all manner of entertainment. Not to mention welcome relief at the temporary relegation of Donald and friends to below-the-fold. Especially noteworthy (and those notes […]

October 14, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,