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What’s New? A World of Good Tastes! A Classroom Cooking Manual

What’s New? A World of Good Tastes! A Classroom Cooking Manual

The California Department of Education has made our book,  A World of Good Tastes! A Classroom Cooking Manual, by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans. This cooking manual, is available free through a link on the CDE e-tool kit for … Continue reading

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Buckhorn Road
California father complains about Islam being taught in school… but is his complaint valid?

Nov 19, 2014

I came across this article in Truth Revolt the other day, and it immediately caught my interest, as it involves one of the very subjects and grade levels I am teaching this year.First, the essence of the article: The parents of a Manhattan Beach, Cali...

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UC Davis Students Rally Against Proposed Tuition Hike

Nov 18, 2014
UC Davis Students Rally Against Proposed Tuition Hike

DAVIS- Several hundred student demonstrators marched through the UC Davis campus and briefly occupied Mrak Hall, the campus administration building today to protest an impending UC Board of Regents vote on raising student tuition. Demonstrators made not of the fact that this is the third anniversary of the infamous pepper spray incident, in which...

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Who doesn’t want to date a farmer…

Who doesn’t want to date a farmer…

Who says speed dating doesn’t work? Dru Rivers (pictured left ) representing Full Belly Farms in Capay Valley, Yolo County, along with 25 or more farmers met with the same number of school food service in Yolo County’s Norwood Hall … Continue reading

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Tuition Increases Spark Protest At UC Davis

Nov 14, 2014
Tuition Increases Spark Protest At UC Davis

A small group of activists led a march around campus to alert students to a UC tuition increase that is being proposed by the UC Board of Regents. Regents say a 5% annual increase in tuition over the next five years will allow them to cover pension costs and hire instructors and increase the...

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Parents Facing Common Core Confusion

Nov 12, 2014
Parents Facing Common Core Confusion

SACRAMENTO- Students across the country face a new and higher standard of learning called Common Core. As tough as it is for students, it’s the parents who are, in many cases, headed back to school. In Sacramento, parents are getting a crash course in Common Core standards. “It`s not what you know, as much...

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Pacific Star Gardens, Yolo County

Nov 6, 2014
Pacific Star Gardens, Yolo County

Meet Robert Ramming, the owner of Pacific Star Gardens, a small farm in Yolo County, at the upcoming  Farms & Schools Marketplace Exchange. November 12th, Wednesday, 2pm-4pm, reception follows. Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. Woodland 95695. He’s been selling fresh … Continue reading

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Capay Organic Wants to Join You for Lunch

Capay Organic Wants to Join You for Lunch

Capay Organic’s Thaddeus Barsotti and other farmers will meet school food service directors representing over 200,000 school students at the November 12 Farms &  Schools Marketplace Exchange in Yolo County’s Woodland, CA. Reserve your place today at this free workshop.  … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Sunday Commentary: State Schools Race Wake Up Call For Democrats

Nov 2, 2014
Sunday Commentary: State Schools Race Wake Up Call For Democrats

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson paid a late visit to Davis on Thursday to rally the troops. Early in the day he received bad news, his race is tied against challenger and fellow Democrat Marshall Tuck. The race is a study of contrasts, as Mr. Torlakson is backed by the teachers, liberal...

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Torlakson Tied in the Polls, Comes to Davis to Inspire the Troops, Warns of Threat to Public Education

Oct 31, 2014

If Tom Torlakson was jolted by the news earlier in the day that he was in a dead heat with challenger Marshall Tuck for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction position that he has held since 2010, he had to be inspired by what he saw in Davis – a dozen or so, mainly...

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