Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kids take the reins of international project

By Kevin Whiteford Chapters Change Children is a project created to send surplus California school textbooks to schools in the Lower Nyakach region of Kenya. The project was inspired by local elementary school students who worked with our club last year to raise money to send reading glasses to the elderly in the same region. The students had […]

Visitors’ Guide: Davis Shakespeare Festival

The Davis Shakespeare Festival, now in its fifth year, is a local theater event for the community to enjoy. Two shows will be featured this summer: “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Rob Salas, features the face-off between Shakespeare’s most fiery couple: Benedick and Beatrice. Inspired by California wine country in the 1940s, this “Much […]

Do Picnic Day like a pro

From the first hiss of pancake batter poured onto the alumni pancake feed griddle until silence returns to Lake Spafford after the Battle of the Bands, more than 200 activities will fill Saturday’s Picnic Day. The 100th edition of UC Davis’ free open house will sprawl across the largest campus in the UC system. Meaning, […]

Readers’ choice 2014: Best coffee

1. Peet’s Coffee and Tea 231 E St., Davis; 530-747-2064 * 1411 W. Covell Blvd., Davis; 530-750-8085 2. Starbucks 3. Common Grounds Honorable mention: Dutch Bros. Coffee, Mishka’s Coffee

Try a transmedia scultpure tour

Sorry, Mayor Bloomberg, but New York City isn’t the first city in the world to feature a transmedia walking tour through its busy streets. That honor belongs to Davis. In February, John Natsoulas, in collaboration with Monto H. Kumagai, a software developer, and Finley Fryer, a UC Davis graduate and local artist, unveiled the beginnings […]