There’s nothing like a summertime read late into the night, on the beach, by the lake or prior to an afternoon nap. This is lazy time. Travel time for the imagination to the tables and cultures of a favorite country. I like to peek into the peculiarities of French rural culture with its distinctive characters, […]
In response to a complaint about buying wine futures, “The Haggler,” a weekly consumer advocate column in The New York Times, began, “The Haggler dislikes wine and finds all the trappings of wine connoisseurship — ordering, sipping, opining, ordering some more, opining some more — very tiresome.” Being a Haggler fan, I was saddened to […]
It’s summer again, a time when wistful hearts ponder the possibilities, yearning for a vacation from the ordinary. With two young boys clamoring for adventure, my husband and I surveyed our options. Where should we go? What destination could grab our excitement without draining our time, energy and wallet? Then we remembered last year and […]
The 34th annual Northern California Book Awards selected “Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight,” the latest collection from local poet Julia B. Levine, as the winner of this year’s competition in the poetry category. Published by Louisiana State University Press to inaugurate the Barataria Poetry Series, this is Levine’s fourth full-length collection. Past winners of this […]
The Collins Farm on the western outskirts of Davis is not like other farms.
On their 195 acres just north of the Kidwell Road exchange at Interstate 80, Rich and Shelly Collins have rented or made other arrangements with a number of growers.
A young brewer grows hops for his Ruhstaller label. A UC Davis expert tends the fruit orchards. A global corporate leader in asparagus seed occupies some other acreage. And two other farmers grow fresh produce and run the Collins farm stand right off the exchange itself, which is open only on weekends to tap into the heavy traffic on I-80.
With more than 35 years of consumer-rights activism under her belt, there’s no end in sight for Rosemary Shahan as she plunges into yet another campaign for consumer safety in the auto industry. A Davis resident of 20 years, Shahan fights for consumer rights from her home office in Davis. While her most notable career highlights […]
Peter Yellowlees, professor in the UC Davis department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was elected vice president of the American Telemedicine Association, which promotes the use of advanced remote telecommunications for health-care and consultation. Yellowlees is an internationally respected leader in the use of long-distance telecommunications for health-care delivery, particularly for psychiatric care, but also […]
Regular readers of this column have probably figured out by now that it’s pretty much a glorified food journal — whatever I’m cooking and eating is what you’ll read about the following week. Since I am now the proud owner of a teeny-tiny chest freezer, it stands to reason that this is a column about things […]
Last week I said goodbye to the 40 students in my Master Brewers Program, 2015 edition, and the 23rd offering of the program. I shall miss this class more than most because they have been particularly rewarding to teach and to learn from; in short they have been a pleasure to be with. Now, the students […]
By Nora Brazil School librarians use many different tactics to help every student find the “right” book. One way to grab a reader is to help him or her find an author or authors they really like or love. This hook can be a springboard to many other books and authors and can have a […]
Thursday, June 11 * The city of Davis hosts the annual sixth-grade party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The event features everything from music and dancing to food, laser tag, a bounce house, foosball, video games, lawn games, board games and more. Tickets are $10 and may be […]
Davis resident Tal Medovoy, a member of the Class of 2017 at Occidental College in Los Angeles, is one of approximately 100 students at the college who have been selected to live and work on campus this summer pursuing independent research projects. Medovoy is working with professor Andrea Hopmeyer in the psychology department, conducting research […]
To celebrate a Very Special Event, I took a deep breath, put aside my extreme reluctance to fly, and boarded a plane all the way — 1 hour, 15 minutes — to San Diego. San Diego the beautiful, San Diego surrounded by the sea, San Diego of the almost-always-70 degrees, San Diego of the towering […]
Mark Huising of UC Davis is a recipient of The Hartwell Foundation 2014 Individual Biomedical Research Award to support his early-stage research toward a cure for juvenile diabetes. Huising, who works in the department of neurobiology, physiology and behavior at UC Davis, also holds an appointment in the department of physiology and membrane biology at […]