Seventy-five years ago, on July 22, 1934, America’s most notorious bank robber, John Dillinger, was gunned down outside a movie theater. As people struggle with an economic situation that has a lot in common with the 1930s and with Johnny Depp now portraying Dillinger in Public Enemies, bank robberies are a hot topic again. Working […]
If you shop once at the Yolo Fruit Stand, more than likely you’ll shop there again. Altim Shquti – Tim for short – manager of the Yolo Fruit Stand knows just what it takes to keep customers coming back for more; farm fresh family produce accompanied by a genuine smile. That’s just what you’ll find […]
Winter weather always seems to usher in a craving for classic comfort food – heaping portions of pot roast, prime rib, chicken fried steak, cheeseburgers and chili. One Davis restaurant to satisfy these Yuletide yearnings is none other than Black Bear Diner.
I love making soup. Generally, it only involves throwing various vegetables and/or meat into a pot with some liquid and leaving it alone, while it simmers to combine its flavors. This particular recipe has one more step, involving a blender, but is absolutely worth the extra five minutes. This soup is a staple in my […]
He stood tall, unmistakable among the crowd. At 6-foot-6 (“above sea level”, according to one of his tunes), Michael Franti stands tall among most crowds. His individuality was as much the case growing up as it was amid fans and friends on the night we spoke. He was a conspicuous presence in San Quentin the […]
The Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science (RMI) has been operational on the UC Davis campus for just over year, but the complex isn’t done growing. On Oct. 10, 2008, RMI opened to record crowds of students, faculty, staff and the business community celebrating what is quickly growing UC Davis’ already stellar reputation […]