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 ,

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 […]

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

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 […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

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 […]

June 04, 2015 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

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 ,

From field to fork: Cherries, not tomatoes, are ideal

A friend from Winters called an hour ago to ask if I wanted to come over for dinner, joining three others. Diane is out of town. “Sure,” I said. About 10 minutes later it occurred to me that I should bring something. A bottle of wine didn’t seem appropriate, since they have their own vineyard. So […]

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

Awards and more bestowed on DHS biotech students

Thirteen Davis High School students were honored on Friday at an awards ceremony at UC Davis for their participation in the 2015 Teen Biotech Challenge. The challenge, a yearly event sponsored by the UCD Biotechnology Program and various biotech companies, invites interested students to choose and research a biotechnology topic and design a related website […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: What’s the deal with wait lists?

Enrollment rate of colleges popular with Davis students Stanford: 78.9 percent Brown: 59.9 percent Claremont McKenna: 52.1 percent UC Berkeley: 37 percent Oberlin: 34.5 percent Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: 32 percent UC Davis: 23 percent Willamette: 11.6 percent Chances are some of you are high school seniors or you know high school seniors who […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Friday, May 29 * 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 […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name droppers: UC Davis law prof wins teaching award

David Horton, a professor of law at UC Davis, recently received his school’s 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award, presented at the school’s Celebrating King Hall event. Horton specializes in trusts, wills and alternative dispute resolution. He joined the law school faculty in 2012. The law school’s Rich Frank has been named a California Lawyer Attorney of the […]

May 26, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,