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Name droppers: Nadler takes over as chair of entomology, nematology department

Professor and nematologist Steve Nadler was appointed this week as chair of the UC Davis department of entomology and nematology. He will serve a five-year term, beginning Jan. 1. Nadler joined the UCD faculty in 1996 as an associate professor and associate nematologist, advancing to professor in 2001, teaching undergraduate classes in parasitology and nematology […]

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

Name droppers: Swimming guru earns national recognition

The U.S. Swim School Association recently honored Rose Cholewinski of SwimAmerica Davis, awarding her the association’s Guiding Light Award at the USSSA National Conference. The Guiding Light is an annual award given by the association’s board of directors to someone who made a particularly outstanding contribution to the organization during the previous year. Cholewinski has […]

December 17, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Winter treats to keep you warm inside

Next month, I promise, we’ll return to healthier fare: lots of winter greens, legumes, whole grains. For the moment I’m not quite done with party food, and those delicious bites I eat only during the holidays. Why not? It’s cold and dark and wet (yay!) and that’s a very good time to share something nice […]

December 17, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Small artists communicate big ideas on being safe

Aspiring artists showed off their safety knowledge in the city of Davis Street Smarts Poster Contest — Pollution Solutions. Elementary school students were asked to create original artwork illustrating the importance of proper helmet use, safe bicycle riding, crossing the street safely and safe driving — including awareness about distracted driving and the dangers of talking or […]

December 17, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

All I want for Christmas is Italian food

As a wee child at Saint James School, I remember clearly the magical days when my mom would forget to pack me a lunch and “had” to go to Zia’s. I still remember the awe and whispers of “Zia’s” from my peers as I would saunter through the cafeteria holding my brown bag like the […]

December 16, 2015 | Posted in Local Eats, Treats & Drinks | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Back in the hospital, this time to help others

Chloe Brandow, D.O., is a resident physician in internal medicine at UCSF Fresno. She graduated from Davis High School in 2006, Chico State University in 2010 and Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015. In 2005, during her junior year at DHS, she had a near-fatal ski accident. After spending more than week in ICU […]

December 16, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Kids spruce up tree in Slide Hill Park

There’s a tree of a different sort in Slide Hill Park, standing just steps up a small incline from Tulip Drive. A little spruce, planted by a nearby resident more than 20 years ago. It hasn’t grown very tall during the course of those two decades, perhaps, neighbors say, because it’s not really in the […]

December 17, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: Here’s what new, necessary to know in financial aid

As many students’ college application workload is winding down, parents’ financial aid applications for their college student are just kicking into gear. Let’s go over what is new this year and how to make the most of your scholarship search. Note: In my last few December columns, I have addressed the various types of financial […]

December 17, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

90-year-old cyclists prove you’re never too old to pedal

About three times a week, Lee Hershberger and Al Hale meet near the health-care center at the University Retirement Community in West Davis to go biking. With Hershberger on a blue three-wheeled recumbent bike, and Hale on his red two-wheeled one, they cruise through Davis and the surrounding area, often going to Common Grounds Coffee […]

December 17, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Name droppers: UC picks students for food fellowships

Three University of California students will be working with scientists in the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources to study food security, nutrition education and agricultural research and extension. UC Davis senior Jay Gelvezon, as well as UC Berkeley graduate students Erika Brown and Matthew Shapero, will receive a $4,000 fellowship through the university’s […]

December 13, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Odd Fellows pick new leaders

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, a fixture in Davis since its institution in 1870, has elected officers for 2016. The new officers will assume their positions at an installation and awards dinner on Jan. 9. Jean-Paul Montreuil has been elected noble grand. Although only 36, Montreuil comes to the lodge after a lengthy military career. He […]

December 10, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Ongoing * If you have enough pennies in your life and no real outlet for all those nickels, why not use them to help out some kids? During December, the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., is offering “Round Up at the Registers” for Fairfield Elementary School. Ask your cashier to round up and the Co-op […]

December 10, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Kids in the News: Siblings recognized for science research

Davis siblings Tess and Lila Boutin received the top award from the national Internet Science & Technology Fair earlier this year. The Boutins — along with a fellow student at the Davis School for Independent Study, Ella Argyres, who has since moved out of state — were one of only two elementary school teams to receive […]

December 10, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

When the weather outside is frightful

“You should write a column about frost protection.” Um, I’ve done that. A few times, actually. They’re on our website. “No, but, like, how frost kills plants? And which plants you need to worry about? And when?” OK, maybe it can be a holiday tradition. Like Cal-Stanford. Or poinsettias. The first significant frost of this […]

December 10, 2015 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,
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