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Honor, respect and value each of us

This past week, an article came out in the California Aggie newspaper (which has since been removed from its website) about an individual stating that he was consistently harassed about his racial identity as a black man at the UC Davis Office of Research. He described how fellow staff constantly heckled him on a regular basis for […]

Go from brown to green as the seasons change

We’re getting lots of questions about what to do with the yard now that summer is over. Lawns are brown, nearly dead. Some folks piled mulch over large areas to smother grass and weeds. Others have dead or dying plants to remove, and want to figure out what to do before the rains arrive. From […]

Dude, maintain: Time for a break downtown

The issue: Deadly stabbing shows the need to get a handle on midnight bar scene The latest “it could never happen here” incident happened here in the wee hours of Sept. 19, when Peter Gonzales, visiting Davis for his sister’s wedding, was fatally stabbed during an altercation at KetMoRee downtown. AS MORE night spots join the once-quiet […]

Nutrition expert addresses ‘What Are We to Eat?’

Marlia Braun will present “Nutrition: What Are We to Eat?” as the Kangas Lecture for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The event honors the late Pat Kangas, co-founder of Senior Learning Unlimited, which was the predecessor of UC Davis’ OLLI. Braun will deliver her lecture at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Davis Senior […]

UFC will honor scholarship recipients at Fall Tea

Eight scholarships will be awarded to UC Davis undergraduate and graduate students at the University Farm Circle’s annual Fall Tea on Thursday, Oct. 8. The event will run from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Buehler Alumni Center on campus. This year, the themes are scholarship, friendship and enrichment. The scholarship recipients will be introduced […]

Obama promotes online search tool with college-specific data

By Jennifer C. Kerr WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday debuted a redesigned online tool with college-specific information about student costs, loans and potential earning power, scaling back a planned ratings system that critics derided as too subjective and unworkable. The College Scorecard — at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov — provides a snapshot of what former […]

Worried about her friend

Dear Annie: What are the signs of emotional abuse? I think my friend, “Charlotte,” is in a relationship with a man who is emotionally abusive.   When Charlotte and “Paul” started dating, he made lots of promises that he has not kept. He said he’d teach her how to drive, but he hasn’t. Her mom […]

Phase III of Putah Creek Nature Park will go to regional public hearing

Several folks have emailed me recently, commenting that all the fuss over the “wild patch” along Putah Creek must have turned out fine because I’ve been quiet about it. Sadly, I replied to them all, that’s not the case. The situation is in limbo. (I realize it’s early in the column to sidetrack, but I […]

September 06, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Dental implants, the dream teeth

By now, you most likely have seen dental implant ads on television or on billboards as you drive on the highway. You even may have seen ads promoting same-day dental implants, which is possible under specific circumstances. By replacing missing teeth with implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy […]

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Are we there yet? Why Instant Gratification Monkey and Panic Monster rule my world

Procrastinators often think they are “best under pressure” or need deadlines to do their best work. In fact, to quote myself from a column I never got around to finishing (irony alert), “I wouldn’t say ‘enjoy’ is the right word to describe my feeling of always working against deadlines … it’s more that I couldn’t […]

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The truth about Coca-Cola is coming out

By Harold Goldstein You may have heard recently about Coca-Cola’s foray into the halls of scientific research. America’s once-loved — but increasingly maligned — corporation has taken a page out of Big Tobacco’s playbook by funding researchers to publish medical studies friendly to their bottom line. With independent doctors, nutrition scientists and public health experts around the […]

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Tuleyome Tales: The chubby, cheery birds of Berryessa Snow Mountain

The stocky, brightly colored Western bluebirds (Sialia mexicana) are among my favorite birds in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region. A kind of thrush, these birds usually can be found in in riparian areas and oak forests, but also are seen in mixed forests (they like Ponderosa pines) and even urban parks that provide them with […]

August 30, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Susan Estrich: Can Hillary really lose the nomination?

President Bernie? No. For Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with surprise hit of the summer season Donald Trump, some people are really beginning to ask: could it happen? Could Bernie Sanders win Iowa? He could. Mike Huckabee, who had launched his campaign on a weight-loss platform (I was a fan), won Iowa, and everyone spent the […]

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