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UCD researchers reduce water needs for grape-growing, winemaking

At a time when agriculturists are looking for ways to cut back on water usage, researchers at the UC Davis viticulture and enology department are paving the way for sustainable techniques in winemaking and grape-growing. To make a gallon of wine, it takes 4 to 6 gallons of water under current production techniques. Researchers such as […]

Workplace getting toxic

Dear Annie: I work in an office with 35 women, and it seems as though someone is always hating someone else. Right now, I am the target of two women. One of these women used to be my friend, and I have no idea why she isn’t any longer. I once asked her about it, […]

And now, for some answers

My last column ended with a conversation I had with an elderly teacher and my puzzlement about what she said. This drew responses from readers that I want to pass on. My topic was jobs I’d never want, like ice cream truck driver and toll collector. I ended with an example that embarrasses me because […]

Sometimes the deepest wounds are the ones you can’t see

On Memorial Day, we (hopefully) pause to honor those who’ve served our country, in particular, those whose lives were cut short in a visible way. Like returning home in a body bag. Or not at all. Thankfully, most returned home in relatively better shape, scarred or missing limbs, and we honor them, too. But what […]

Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What’s the best colon check? Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict. Now a doctors’ group aims to ease some confusion — and encourage more discussion of testing’s pros and cons — […]

Well, it’s epi-something

I enjoyed Jeffrey Day’s article “New Guide Puts ‘Public’ in Art at UCD.” But I think he meant to say, “The very term ‘egghead’ is an epithet (not epitaph) often aimed at university professors and others who are highly educated.” Mark Twain said, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is […]

No worries when all is good

“Disabling parents,” “parents are the primary source of student pressure” and “excess parental access to Student Loop”! Wow, a group of high school students took a class to figure out that they don’t want their parents to know what they are doing! Solution: 1) Go to class, 2) Do your homework, 3) Respect your teachers […]

Possible growth is worrisome

Last week I learned something in a Dave Ryan article that really disturbed me. He stated that the number of jobs associated with the proposed tech parks would be 18,000. It’s shocking that I didn’t learn that number until so far into the process. But there may have been a reason I had not learned […]

Cheers and Jeers: Some good news at the school district

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the Davis school district, which agreed with the Davis Teachers Association on raises through 2017. The teachers will get one-time payments this year and next, and 2-percent raises in the next two years. This town prides itself on […]

Teach your children to love nature

By Mark Rollins Debra DeAngelo asked a pointed and cardinal question in her column of March 22: “How do we protect our one and only planet when we’re raising a generation that seems not merely unappreciative of Earth, but unaware of it?” One science writer said that “Biology is the greatest mystery story ever written.” If […]

Swimming in Bengal will give a free concert

Swimming in Bengal will give a free performance at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First St., Davis, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 23. The band plays songs that are free-form, Middle Eastern-inspired and completely improvised with slow, droning builds. Band members are Jed Brewer on gourd guitar; Tony Passarell, who […]

Calling all beer and cider enthusiasts!

The Davis Beer and Cider Festival is just around the corner and I want to encourage you to attend. This is an important fundraiser for Citizens Who Care, a Yolo County charity that receives every penny of income from sponsors and ticket sales. Here are the details: The event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. […]

UC Davis grad featured in ‘God’s Ear’

The critically acclaimed play “God’s Ear,” by Jenny Schwartz, will be on stage through May 30 at California Stage in Sacramento. The production is directed by Shawn B O’Neal, with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It features Kellie Yvonne Raines, a UC Davis alumna; Ed Gyles Jr., a KOLT Run Creations associate artist; Aerin Morneau; Stephanie […]

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