Emily Mibach

Water wiggles: Babies, toddlers get used to a dip

A popular class at SwimAmerica Davis teaches parents and their infants and toddlers how to be safer and comfortable in the water.

“Learning how to be safe in the pool and making sure she’s safe and comfortable is really important, especially since my in-laws have a big pool,” said Lily Nagatani, whose daughter is in the infants and toddlers class.

Owner Rose Cholewinski and marketing director Kristin Borowsky have been introducing infants and toddlers to the water since 1993. Before moving in 2008 to their location at 2121 Second St., SwimAmerica rented space at the Davis Athletic Club.

Summer House celebrates 40 years of family

Summer House is pretty much like any other house in Davis — neighbors may hear some enthusiastic karaoke or glimpse copies of various masterpieces on the walls. Ask any of the 12 residents and you get nearly the same response, “It’s a great place to live.” Mary Harris has lived at Summer House for 30 […]

July 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Winters author constantly has something in the works

Since returning to Winters in December, Tamsen Schultz has been very busy. Not only has she released a book, “A Tainted Mind,” she’s also editing another, “These Sorrows We See,” set for release Oct. 15. Starting with “A Tainted Mind,” which hit bookstores in May, Schultz’s work will be part of a series. But here’s […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Blue Max Kart Club

Since 1976, kids of all ages have gotten revved up about motor sports through Blue Max Kart Club. This family-oriented organization meets at 24998 Pole Line Road, just north of Covell Boulevard, where youths and adults enjoy driving small, open, four-wheeled karts around the half-mile-long outdoor track with 11 turns, multiple apexes and two straightaways. Karting is […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Made in Yolo | Tagged ,

Art Center mural projects are gaining ‘Momentum’

The Davis Art Center is providing several creative ways for community members to experience art this summer. For the second year in a row, the Art Center is organizing two community-participation murals. One, “Off the Grid,” is at the Art Center itself, 1919 F St., and the other, “Bike Fun,” will be painted on the […]

July 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Cook-Off benefits homeless programs

Save the date for the Davis Cook-Off, a benefit for Davis Community Meals, which will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. downtown. Proceeds will support Davis Community Meals’ programs that serve the homeless and hungry in Davis. Guest chefs from Seasons Restaurant and Tucos Wine Bar […]

June 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Couple turn book sales into a way to help the world

Downtown Davis’ beloved used bookstore, Logos Books, is not your typical book seller. Unless a typical store donates $35,000 to Save the Children and Doctors Without Borders. Susan and Peter Linz opened Logos Books, 513 Second St., in February 2010, specializing in used and out-of-print books. But they’re not in business to make money; instead, they […]

June 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local artists’ worlds collide to create cycletar

With bikes and guitars constantly on his mind, it wasn’t surprising when Harrison Phipps, creator and luthier at Fretted Strings, decided to make a bike guitar, or as he coined it, a “cycletar.” Phipps had been talking about working on other projects with pediatrician and metal art hobbyist Steve Nowicki when this project came up. […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Time to celebrate as 2013’s grads take center stage

Yes, it was hot — 102 degrees. But Mother Nature’s toasty gift didn’t burn up their enthusiasm as 570 members of the Davis High School Class of 2013 celebrated their commencement Friday night at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium.

But by the time Sugal Sutter, senior class president, was done welcoming the audience, everyone was in the shade.

“In 20 minutes, the heat, wind and crowds, none of it will matter. It just becomes all about them,” Vice Principal Stacy Desideri said of the graduates.

Tashima teaches tai chi this summer

Starting Sunday, June 9, the Davis Shambhala Meditation Center will offer an early-morning tai chi class taught in Yang style short form. The class will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the center, 133 D St., Suite H, downtown. Developed more than 1,000 years ago, tai chi is a part of the Chinese system of health […]

May 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis High School honors its seniors

Scholarships worth more than $1 million were presented to Davis High School’s graduating seniors Tuesday evening as their parents, teachers and peers celebrated their achievements at the annual Senior Awards Night ceremony. More than 200 members of the Class of 2013 were honored. “It is a time to celebrate excellence — excellence in service, athletics, […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davisites honor those who fought for America

A little rain didn’t deter the crowd who turned out Monday morning for the annual Memorial Day ceremony organized by the Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949.

The ceremony took place at the Davis Cemetery on Pole Line Road where, earlier that morning, Boy Scouts from around the area had placed 565 American flags on the graves of veterans.

The prelude, featuring the Davis Brass Ensemble, started at 9:30 a.m. and the posting of the colors and the singing of the national anthem signaled the start of the ceremony at 10 a.m. Hundreds of seats were filled, and some attendees even had to stand in the light rain that occurred on and off throughout the ceremony, but no one really seemed to mind. Everyone was there to pay tribute to veterans who lost their lives during one of America’s conflicts.

A sobering reminder of drunken driving’s toll

One Davis High School student was killed and another critically injured in a traffic crash Wednesday morning on Oak Avenue, across the street from campus.

The culprit? Drunken driving. Senior J.C. Roeckl-Navazio’s drunken driving, to be exact. He was arrested at the scene and charged with vehicular manslaughter.

The accident killed senior Monica LeFlore and left Paul Mohr, another senior, in critical condition.

Thankfully, it wasn’t real.

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