Are we there yet?: Observations from the dog park

I’ve been a dog park attendee for 20-plus years, but it’s only in the past few months have I formed some bitter opinions. Keep in mind that the following is about my particular experiences at the dog park; this is not a news article. When my husband and I lived in Richmond, Va., with our […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Fruit tree sale aids library

The Winters Friends of the Library annual fruit tree sale begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 1 — regardless of weather — and continues in the parking lot on Railroad Avenue between Baker and Edwards streets until the last tree is sold. Featured this year are bare-root fruit and nut trees and potted dwarf citrus […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Campus icons

Two icons of the UC Davis campus — a water tower and cows — are captured in this photo as the sun sets on a recent Friday evening. The Dairy Barn is used extensively for teaching, research and outreach, and includes a milking herd of 100 cows that are milked twice a day. Milk from […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Teaching prize winner is a gardener who sows wisdom

In her garden, UC Davis anthropologist Suad Joseph has propagated more than 140 different varieties of fruit trees, assorted grapes, herbs and other vegetables — many grown from her own seeds and cuttings that she has collected. She shares the bounty, and her well-known cooking, with friends, colleagues and her students.

In her classroom, she propagates students in much the same way as her white Kadota figs and summer savory — urging her students to flourish by reading voluminous texts, coaxing them to look at each situation through a different lens, and teaching them what it means to be “human,” her students say.

“There was nothing else for me but teaching; that is all I ever wanted to do,” Joseph said …

Trustees will review school district’s proposed strategic plan

The Davis school board will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for a workshop session to review the district’s proposed strategic plan — a “wet ink” document that was completed Friday and Saturday in a two-day meeting of the 26-member Strategic Planning Committee. The planning process began last fall, and committee members an […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis students ‘Chalk for Change’

An award-winning student organization that provides emergency support to UC Davis students will mark the growing trend of students giving to fellow students on International Student Engagement and Philanthropy Day on Thursday, Feb. 27. We Are Aggie Pride, which has provided more than $27,000 to help about 30 students stay in school, is organizing activities […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Young kids in the spotlight on Saturday

Saturday is all about young children as two longtime parent-participation nursery schools hold open houses. First up is Davis Community Church Nursery School’s open house from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The school is across the street from the Farmers Market, on D Street between Fourth and Fifth streets. Families attending the Pig Day festivities at […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Carnival raises money for Philippines

Square Tomatoes rolls into Central Park on Sunday with jazz for dancing, more than 30 food and craft vendors, and a children’s carnival, which will raise funds for Angels of Hope to combat poverty in the Philippines. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The carnival includes ring toss, spin and win, craft tables and […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hindi/Urdu speakers will gather at I-House

A Hindi/Urdu conversation meeting is planned from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the lounge at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Intermediate and advanced speakers are invited to bring a food or cultural item to share, but it is not required. The purpose of this event is to provide a meeting […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis High hosts open house on Thursday

Davis High School will present its “Blue Spirit” open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the campus, 315 W. 14th St. Parents, students and community members are invited to tour the campus, visit classrooms and see students’ work showcased. If it rains, activities scheduled for the campus quad will move indoors to South […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community will band together to create an ‘Art Garage’

On Saturday, Davis residents will begin transforming the parking garage at First and F streets in downtown Davis into a revitalized “Art Garage.” This community arts project, designed to commemorate more 60 years of art in Davis, is designed to turn the dimly lit building into a celebration of Davis’ rich cultural heritage. The mural […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bohart Museum open house showcases ‘Garden Heroes’

They don’t wear Superman or Superwoman costumes, but superheroes they are. Garden heroes, that is. “Garden Heroes” is the theme of the Bohart Museum of Entomology’s open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2. The event, free and open to the public, will be held in 1124 of the Academic Surge building on Crocker […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pig out at Yolo Food Bank’s thank-you breakfast

Once again, the Yolo Food Bank will host its annual Pig Day Breakfast to thank the community for its generous support throughout the year. The thank-you breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Thanks to the support of food donors like the Davis Food Co-op […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center: New classes and camps for summer, plus a new website

By Erie Vitiello The welcome rain headed our way this week proves it’s still winter, but at the Art Center we’re all about summer, as we put together our summer arts programs of classes, workshops and mini-camps. This is our sixth season of the popular mini-camps, classes that are generally one or two weeks long […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,