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Wineaux: Do people really drink wine in the tub?

I took a (long, hot) tour of The Cannery, and all I got was this lousy T-shirt — and a baseball cap, a pen, sunglasses, a bike light, bottled water, cookies, a Popsicle, lemonade and grapes. I’m sure I must have missed something. Aside from the Popsicle (local Fat Face — good choice, folks) and […]

September 03, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Sept. 1-30 The third annual “Best of Davis” photo contest takes place during the month of September. Participants enter in one of three age categories: 6-11; 12-17; and 18 and up. Visit http://www.cityofdavis.org for contest rules and how to enter. Thursday, Sept. 3 High school students interested in applying to one of the service academies — […]

September 03, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Street Smarts program reminds families to be safe out there

Students in the Davis Joint Unified School District hit the bike lanes, bike paths and sidewalks last week as they returned to school. And whether they’re arriving on foot, bike, skateboard or in the car, the city’s Street Smarts program reminds parents to follow basic safety guidelines to make sure children arrive at school — […]

September 03, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: Seniors, it’s time to get those applications in order

I hope you all enjoyed your summer and are ready to get back to school. For many seniors, this means college applications! If you haven’t already done so, go online and set up your UC and Common Application accounts to start filling out applications. There are also several public out-of-state universities that are not on […]

September 03, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

At my table: Checking out Southern California’s food heritage

Santa Monica, the progressive Southern California beachfront city of 93,000 in western Los Angeles County, has one of the great California farmers markets, where chefs shop alongside 9,000 other weekly shoppers. The Los Angeles region in general — with its 3.8 million people, museums, public markets and entrepreneurial culture in food — is an urban […]

September 02, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Children’s programs planned at library in September

The following children’s programs will be held during September at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis: * A Lego Block Party at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5; * A family movie at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12; * A stuffed-animal sleepover at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Stuffed animals are invited to […]

September 03, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name droppers: UCD award-winner heading off to Argentina

Nicholas Dias, a recent graduate of UC Davis, is the recipient of a 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internship. The internship period will begin this month and continue through December. Dias graduated last year from UCD and majored in psychology and communication. His studies employ science to examine how different communication mediums inform citizens of […]

August 30, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Baria-Cavalero wedding

Anne Camille Baria was married Saturday, Aug. 1, to Anthony John Cavalero. Josh McDermitt, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the event, officiated at the private estate of the bride’s family friends at Lake Tahoe. The 29-year-old bride is a writer and actress in Los Angeles. She is the creator […]

August 30, 2015 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Name droppers: DHS grad earns Fulbright teaching grant

Sarah Owens, a 2011 graduate of Davis High School and a 2015 graduate of Scripps College, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Mexico for an English teaching assistantship. She will be teaching at the Technological University of Tula-Tepeji in Tula de Allende north of Mexico City. Owens is the daughter of Patsy […]

August 27, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Scottish university honors Bamforth

Charles Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at UC Davis, recently received an honorary doctor of science degree from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. The degree recognizes Bamforth’s contributions to brewing science throughout his career. Within the UC Davis department of food science and technology, Bamforth leads the oldest and most acclaimed brewing […]

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

Jams and olive oil, with a personal touch

It’s fig season. This means Dianne Madison is spending hours at an old range, stirring the fresh figs, with a bit of sugar as a preservative, to make jam. There’s a touch of lemon and orange juice so the jam keeps its color, and filtered water to adjust consistency. Around and around the ladle goes […]

August 26, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Name droppers: UCD law prof earns enviromental honor

Restore Hetch Hetchy has presented its Stephen Mather Visionary Award to UC Davis law professor Richard Frank, recognizing his 40-year career practicing and teaching environmental law. The award is named after the first director of the National Park Service. Frank is a professor of environmental practice and the director of the UCD School of Law’s […]

August 23, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Finding Europe in Napa — and Davis

My sister Lisa and spouse spent their anniversary week in Napa, the site of their wedding last year. They invited us to join them for part of their celebration, a casual dinner filled with delicious home-made seasonal food (Lisa’s a terrific cook) — including a huge plate of grilled shishito peppers — and flowing wine, including the serious treat […]

August 20, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Back-to-school lunches to ease the disappointment

It’s time for kids to head back to school and parents to a more regular routine. While some of us are always super-glad for fall, others are deeply saddened by the end of summer vacation. That sadness reaches a peak at lunchtime, when, instead of lobster rolls, ice cream and beer of some sort, we […]

August 19, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,
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