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|Cary Arnold - Publisher/Editor|
Davis Life Magazine is a wonderful and perhaps divinely-inspired addition to the Davis media scene. In the style of other "City" magazines, Davis Life Magazine has been designed as an online magazine (e-zine) to highlight restaurants, organizations, businesses, people, and local happenings in and about Davis. (Funny — isn't that what the Davis Wiki does? Oh, wait — the Wiki documents, not highlights).
You can sign-up for a free online subscription to Davis Life Magazine so that you're notified when new stories are posted. You can select all of the categories, or only the ones that interest you.
They just launched their new format on May 1, 2010. They feature daily content written by over 20 bloggers with photos and features about Davis and the surrounding region.
You can click on the "archive" footer on the lower, left-hand side of any page of the magazine, except for the cover, to reach the archive section. Once there, you can open up any of the past issues.
The September, 2007 issue covered the Yolo County Fair, SkyDance Skydiving, Crepeville restaurant review and feature stories, the Random Phone Book Interview, Puparazzi (dogs and their owners around town), Erin Panelli, baby signs instructor, Barnyard Theatre (in the historic Schmeiser Barn), Art Gruenenberger, owner of Puppet Art Theater, Mike Reis, UCD Food Animal Supervisor at home with his goats, UCD alum and local artist, Andre Janitzky, home remodel on Reed Drive in Central Davis and a Davis playgroup of moms and kids.
The December, 2007 issue included articles about Jason Fisk, Wild Turkeys, Bike Pirates and Zombies (Critical Mass), reviews and articles about Cafe Mediterranee and Super Suppers, as well as more Public Art, Photos, and of course funny man G.J. Caulkins!
The January 2008 issue (now on line) included stories about the Varsity Theatre, Zen Toro Bistro and Sushi Bar, a local bridge group, holistic healer Denise Dempsey, Court Appointed Special Advocates, UC Davis Project Compost, jewelry artist Sara D., Davis Musical Theatre Company, public art around Davis, Laura Cole-Rowe's column about local events and another great story by funnyman Gordon Caulkins.
The February 2008 (now on line) with stories about Robert Warren's collection on his late father, Earl Warren, The Bo Tree Yoga, Peter Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, The Yogurt Shack, Busy Bee Dogs, MU Games Area, The Candy House, photo perspective of public art in Davis, Kabul restaurant, the Blue Moon Writer's Guild, home design, puparazzi, Davis events and another wonderful story by G.J. Caulkins.
The March 2008 issue included wonderful stories and photos on Davis author John Lescroart, 81-year Davis resident Betty Lewis, a Cub Scouts Pack, Toile Farms ponies, Davis High Madrigals, Rocknasium, Explorit Science Center, Redwood Barn Nursery, more public art, Ciocolat restaurant feature and review, events column, another funny tale by G.J. Caulkins and more Puparazzi.
The April 2008 issue covered Nina and Tom Family Fashion, Home Design in Wildhorse, Blue Devil rugby coach Mike Purcell, UC Davis' Women's Basketball Team, UC Davis' Spirit Squad, SickSpits Poetry Collective, Fred the Cat, a boy named Joseph, Adrienne Weiss on being home-schooled, Symposium restaurant and review, Three Palms Nursery, Public Art Chapter 6, Events Column, Puparazzi and Suburban Scrawl by G.J. Caulkins. There is also added a sound slide feature for the first time with the rugby story.
The May 2008 issue included stories about DaVinci High, Recycling Center, Dos Coyotes review, Bobby Coyote, Acme Theater Company, Urban Body tattoo parlor, Mark Diel, Yolo Crisis Nursery, Public Art photo perspective, Tequila Joe's Tasting Aficianados, Puparazzi, UC Davis Nature Outings Program, UC Davis Animal Blood Bank and columns by Laura Cole-Rowe, G.J. Caulkins and UC Davis student, Jenny Pedersen.
The June 2008 issue included stories on Davisites and Channel 13 news anchors, Sam Shane and Pallas Hupe', photos and information on the Pence Gallery Garden Tour in Lake Alhambra Estates as well as the Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour that benefits the Red Cross, Fuzio Universal Pasta restaurant review, a Davis group that calls themselves Foodies on the Fly, Puparazzi, the UC Davis greenhouses and Garry Pearson, UC Davis student summer hairstyles by David Martin and Tenaya Freitas, library storytime as told by 9-yr-old Adrienne Weiss, Aquadarts, Watermelon Music, Newsbeat, Pastor Exter Hardy from the Poleline Baptist Church, wonderful columns and Chapter 8 of the photo perspective of public art in Davis. For all of you dog lovers, be sure to read G.J. Caulkins column this month.
The July 2008 issue, marking the one-year anniversary of the magazine, includes articles about the Davis Little League, chick-lit author Eileen Rendahl, UC Davis men's rowing, the UC Davis arboretum, Davis Paintballing, Sudwerk restaurant, review and brewery, Dr. Ron Cotterel and the Sutter Center for Integrative Health, Pacific Star Gardens, Canine Heritage, Puparazzi and their usual wonderful columns.
The August 2008 issue includes stories on Davis's new mayor, Ruth Asmundson, Capay Fruits & Vegetables and their Farm Fresh to You program, home design, recipes with gorgeous photos from their new food contributor, Cathy P. from noblepig.com, the Nugget Bakery, Strelitzia Florist, Janet Berry and the Dollar a Day campaign, the UC Davis Large Animal clinic, hometown girl Christi Raycraft who was named by the Aggie as UC Davis' female athlete of the year, a restaurant feature and review on Hunan Restaurant and Bar, Jack Plasterer who is trying to bring arena football to the area, Puparazzi and more columns on suburban life in Davis, student life and Davis events for August.
The September 2008 issue featured articles about Davis Enterprise columnist Bob Dunning, the boy Joseph who was featured this spring finds a home in Davis with Pastor Exter Hardy, a tour of the three golf courses in Davis, how the Wallace family of Davis used Au Pair Care to find a Colombian au pair, the Southern Pacific Depot celebrates 140 of passenger service in Davis, SwimAmerica's new pool, Robert Faber and why he's walked 8000 miles, Natural Food Works, a dinner review at Farmer's Kitchen Cafe, UC Davis Bargain Barn, KDVS radio station, Cathy P's recipe for a low country feast/shrimp boil, and wonderful columns by G.J. Caulkins, Laura Cole-Rowe and Jenny Pedersen, not to mention Puparazzi.
The October 2008 issue offered stories about The Radio Flyer car, The bats of Davis, Loran Wyman and her Snug Bug Bags, a hamburger review of 8 restaurants in Davis including Habit Burger, Bernardos, Burgers and Brew, Ali Baba, Redrum, Bistro 33, Seasons and The Graduate, Marty Morse of Morse Remodeling and five of his kitchen remodels, the Running for Women group, Celebrate UC Davis, the UC Davis Wine Club's release of the Centennial wine, the Davis Bike Loop, El Macero Pharmacy, Davis Diamonds Gymnastics, Cathy P's Recipes and some great columns.
An upcoming issue apparently features Armstrong and Getty, who (jokingly) wondered on air if the DLM photographers in studio might be from Neo-Nazi Weekly or NAMBLA Quarterly. They were relieved when they found out they were from Davis Life Magazine, which they then called "a fine, fine publication".
The November 2008 issue featured Jack Armstrong from the popular radio show, Armstrong and Getty on KSTE, restaurant feature and review on Aioli Bodega Española, the historic Stevenson Bridge, the UC Davis Aggie football team, Davis Double Deckers women's alumni rugby team, Faces of Tomorrow, John Natsoulas and his gallery, Tree Davis and their free shade tree program, some of Davis' local heroes that saved lives and were honored at the Red Cross heroes luncheon, making sushi at Kim's Asian Mart, the Farm to School program going on at some of our public schools, a holiday recipe from Cathy P of www.noblepig.com and columns by Gordon Caulkins, Alexandra Popken and Laura Cole-Rowe, not to mention Davis dogs in the Puparazzi section.
The December 2008 issue has stories about the new Crepe House Uni and Sagat, the owner, local sports author Mark Kreidler, the making of Hillstone Olive Oil, Bistro 33's Poetry Night, Sherry Puntillo's snowman collection (over 600!), bike rickshaws, Habitat for Humanity of Yolo County, the Davis Art Center and their holiday sale, the owners of Caffe' Italia, a restaurant review on Caffe' Italia, The California Raptor Center, The House on campus which offers free counseling to students, great holiday recipes including cranberry martinis and cocktail meatballs, puparazzi, events and columns by G.J. Caulkins and Alexandra Popken.
Just introduced is the first phase of a "new and improved interactive" version of the magazine. Besides the wonderful monthly features, you can now blog about each story, ask questions and interact with the writers, photographers and subject, Vote! on a fun competition each month and search for past stories by names or subjects. It's a great way to access their library besides reading our archived issues. This month, the Vote! features Valentine's drinks by five local restaurant and bartenders from Bistro 33, Uncle Vito's, Cafe' Bernardo, Seasons and Sophia's. Go online to vote for your favorite now. The drinks will be available in the participating restaurants for the month of February. Other features include: Davis love stories told in the words of Davis couples, Davis Aquatic Masters, Konditorei and their wonderful desserts, Davis resident and producer/subject of The Breast Cancer Diaries, The Love Lab on campus, love and intimacy research with Dr. Phillip Shaver, the Davis Food Co-op teaching kitchen, wonderful columns and recipes, and more.
The May 2009 issue features the Lucky Dog Ranch where the owners raise cattle to serve in their Sacramento restaurants, Lucca and Roxy; bicycle officer Pete Faeth; Ellen Pontac and Shelly Bailes long journey; Project Linus, offering warmth to the community through donated blankets; Cal Aggie Flying Farmers, inexpensive flying lessons at the UC Davis airport; UC Davis soccer player Quincy Amirkwa goes pro; UC Davis fashion design; Kathmandu Kitchen feature and restaurant review; CB Crew softball team, who have been playing together for over 20 years; Cathy P's recipes, columns, Puparazzi and more.
The June 2009 issue features Davis Senior High alumni from the 60s who still call Davis home, summer programs for kids, UCD Equestrian Center, UC Davis Ultimate Frisbee, dancer Linda Bair, violin teacher Agnes Perroud, Taqueria Guadalajara feature and review, The Pepper Peddler, Yolo County Red Cross Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour and the Pence Gallery Garden tour as well as columns, recipes and Puparazzi.
The July 09 issue features our new real estate and property management sections, a one-stop shop for finding a home for sale or rent in Davis. In July we're also featuring and reviewing Mikuni, and have wonderful stories and photos on 88-yr-old newlyweds Bob and Margaret Stevens who met and fell in love at Atria Covell Gardens, the Yolo Basin Foundation, The Fitness Garage, Tanya McKay — one of the victims of the Woodland dentist, part one in a tour of UC Davis, the Bohart Museum of Entomology, The Davis Cricket Club, a home remodel of a Craftsman bungalow on F Street as well as our Puparazzi and columns.
The August 09 issue is now live and include great stories about Whymcycles, bank robberies in Davis, the new baby/parent group at Mother and Baby Source, ArtFarm with The Art and Ag Project, Community Gardens, UC Davis brewmaster Charles Bamforth, a campus tour, the owners of Zia's Delicatessen and a review of Zia's, a College Park home design feature plus recipes, dogs around Davis, columns and our new real estate and property managment and rentals section.
Our September 09 issue offers the following features: A guide to the Happy Hours in Davis, our wonderful trees, the Relay for Life fundraiser, a guide dog puppy and her 14-year-old trainer through the Davis group, Eyes For Others, the UC Davis Meat Lab, UC Davis campus tour, part 3, a story and restaurant review on Plainfield Station, a homebrewing group The Merry Growlers, an incredible modern home, The Well House, on Bermuda Ave., another great recipe by Cathy P from NoblePig.com and columns from our talented columnists, G.J. Caulkins and Jenny Chaussee. Don't forget to visit our new real estate and rental sections.
Our October 09 issue features stories on: Davis Game Nights at area restaurants including Uncle Vito's, Woodstocks Pizza, Sophia's and Bistro 33, Davis Cemetery, Yolo Fruit Stand, the Davis Music Scene, UC Davis Fire Department, a UC Davis Student guide to Davis, KetMoRee, food review for KetMoRee, Photo Club of Davis, home design, recipes, Puparazzi and columns.
Our January 2010 issue features some of our favorite past stories on subjects such as, Michael Franti of Spearhead, Skydance SkyDiving, Betty Lewis who has lived her entire life in Davis, bee farmer Mike McDonald, UC Davis Men's Rowing Team, the UC Davis Love Lab, a hamburger review including Redrum Burger, Burgers and Brew, The Graduate, Ali Baba, Seasons and Cafe Bernardo. Other stories include a recipe for Chocolate Lover's Cake by Cathy P, columns by G.J. Caulkin, Mark Ling and Jenny Chaussee, Puparazzi and a modern home design piece on a house on Redbud Lane in South Davis.
Our Feb 2010 issue features a chocolate tour including visits to Ciocolat, Crepeville, Candy House, Mocha Joe's and Seasons; a story about the Olive Oil Center at UC Davis, Yoursphere.com, a social networking site for kids created by a Davis mom and her kids; Operation DeGeneres, Running for Women, blue-winning coconut-banana cream pie recipe by Michele Reynolds, Food-ography photos and recipe for Butternut Squash Soup, a home design feature on a brand-new, custom home build in Lake Alhambra Estates, the folk duo Misner and Smith, Pence Gallery, and columns by G.J. Caulkins, Mark Ling and Jenny Chaussee.
The March 2010 issue features the Stone Beer Festival at The Grad, Davis-raised Barton Bryan and his one-man play about his time in the Peace Corps, the foster bunny program through the Yolo County SPCA, a food review and feature about Agave Restaurant and Tequila Bar, Ink Monkey Graphics, Osher Lifelong Living Institute, STA Travel, a beautiful home transformation, a recipe for Carrot Bread, Davis Aquatic Masters, Puparazzi and must-read columns by G.J. Caulkins, Mark Ling and Jenny Chaussee.
Don't miss our April 2010 issue of DLM, our last monthly edition. Starting May 1st we'll be changing formats and will feature daily content about Davis with wonderful photography and great photos. In our April issue we have stories about Jaymes' Fat Face gourmet popsicle and "sammich" shop, Rodness Martial Arts Center, Rockband University, UC Davis's Aggie Pack, The ARC, [Uncle Vito's Slice of N.Y."] (a feature and a review), puparazzi, a recipe, a home design feature and several columns.
2007-08-08 21:46:20 What happened to the Davis Fire section for this month? —PatrickFish
2008-01-03 16:51:05 This magazine is amazing. The pictures are beautiful! —sarahd
2008-05-02 13:58:56 Will the website be getting an RSS feed? —ElleWeber
2008-08-02 07:24:08 We will have Phase II of the magazine completed in November with lots of changes to make the site more interactive for the community including message boards, blogs for each section, a place for the community to upload their event photos, a living section for the community to celebrate engagments, weddings, birthdays, etc., and much more. RSS feeds are in our plans as well. Stay tuned! —CaryArnold
2008-12-01 16:14:40 Still working on Phase II... stay tuned!! —CaryArnold
2010-11-12 23:29:47 DLM posts huge numbers of links on the Wiki, most of which are now defunct. I just got done removing more than 40 such links—the dead ones, with only about 20 working links still existing. Unfortunately, this is just the latest of several such efforts; another 120 or so dead links were already removed in the past 4 months. —TomGarberson
2011-02-18 08:28:46 I really miss Suburban Scrawl! I think it was the best part of DLM, hands down. :( —AmLin
2011-10-01 15:17:07 I would like to apply to be the interviewer for the dog page you used to have that interviewed Davis dog owners about their dogs. —ElizabethBarthel
2012-09-11 22:39:49 Website seems to be down to a handful of active blogs, with most of the other content not being updated any more. —DonShor