Why I’m struggling through stories about endurance

A bestseller when it came out in 2001, “Ice Bound” is the personal memoir of Dr. Jerri Nielsen who served as the physician for a team that wintered at the South Pole in 1999. During the long, frigid winter when the team could not be reached by boat or plane, Nielsen discovered a lump in […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

While we weren’t looking, our government was overthrown

Congress, do you have any idea how much The American People hate you right now? I say “The American People” because you love to throw that phrase around when you’re making outrageous claims about what we want, what we think, and how we feel. You know what The American People want? For you to do […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Different Strokes artists present ‘Light & Shadow’ at Davis Art Center

By Allison Sertic The Davis Art Center will host works by Different Strokes, a group of seven artists who met in painting classes at the Art Center. The group exhibition, “Different Strokes: Light & Shadow,” will be on display in the Tsao Gallery, 1919 F St., from Friday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Nov. 15. An […]

October 04, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Palate Project benefits local nonprofits

Tickets are on sale now for The Palate Project, a culinary celebration benefiting the Center for Land-Based Learning and the Food Bank of Yolo County. The fundraiser — which features great food, wine and beer — is presented by Nugget Markets and hosted by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. Formerly known […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Solar calendar showcases equinox

In the northeast corner of Mace Ranch Park, nestled in between the largest, oldest oak tree and Korematsu Elementary School, is a curious sandy spiral that seems to rise naturally out of the landscape. It is artist Sam Tubiolo’s “Evidence of Life,” a conceptual art installation commissioned by the city of Davis in 2006. “Evidence […]

September 20, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The big mo

Visitors to the Davis Art Center Second Friday ArtAbout reception were able to see the finished results of the summer-long Off the Grid project on momentum. Community members created the various tiles during the summer using a variety of mediums. Guests also saw “Moving Parts,” the mural that has been under transform since artist Mark […]

September 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Home, Sweet, Home

Making a batch of 11 to 13 gingerbread houses is a three-day project for Albert Kutternig. Sweetened with only honey, his recipe also includes candied lemon and orange peels and walnuts. “And I had but one penny in the world,” wrote William Shakespeare, “Thou should’st have it to buy gingerbread.” Albert’s cost a bit more: […]

December 23, 2012 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Sutter scholars honored

Natalie and Claire Farver and Zack Hester, all of Davis, were this year’s scholarship recipients of the Van R. Johnson Sutter Scholars program at Sutter Davis Hospital. The scholarships are a portion of the 155 awards given to students of employees who work at Sutter Health affiliates and who are heading into the 2012-13 academic year. Twenty-two-year-old Claire is in […]

November 23, 2012 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

At the Pond: Warren Roberts, an Arboretum superstar

Did you take in a Walk with Warren this year? That’s Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum. Well, if you didn’t, you are out of luck until September or October. But there are other activities at the Arboretum all summer. Warren, superintendent for 37-plus years, has been leading a monthly walk in […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,