Rec Report: Teens have lots to do

By Christine Foster Someone asks, “You know what the city of Davis needs?” And before I even get to say, “A bike lane on Fifth Street,” I hear, “More things for teens to do!” I know many of you are still sad about the closure of the teen center at Third & B, but trust […]

Sashes for Success honor Bridge program tutors

The role of tutors in the Davis Bridge Educational Foundation program is two-fold: These UC Davis students not only help elementary and junior high school students with their homework after school, they also serve as role models — reminders that going to college is possible for even the most disadvantaged children in Davis. Tutors — […]

What’s happening for youths

Thursday, June 9 All graduating sixth-graders are invited to the city’s annual Sixth-Grade Graduation Party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. There will be carnival and arcade games, a live DJ, laser tag and more. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at the Community Services Department, […]

‘Dreaming in English’ author recalls Korean childhood

Meet the author Who: Jeannie Johng-Nishikawa of Davis, presenting “Dreaming in English” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Info: (530) 758-4040 “Dreaming in English” is a memoir almost entirely written in the hours between midnight and 6 a.m., jotted down on a notepad at the kitchen table. A […]

‘Prolific’ Davis police dog calls it a career

So long, Atto. The Davis Police Department K-9 retired last month due to back injury complications, culminating a career that spanned six years and numerous achievements. “He certainly did everything as hard as he could,” said Atto’s handler, Davis Police Officer Justin Raymond. “But those things that made him a really good partner were also […]

Senior Emergency Kits offered for free

A local senior care company is providing a free kit to help adult children prepare for emergencies involving their aging parents. Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network has revealed that many grown children don’t know all they should about their older adults’ medical histories. That’s why the agency has worked with Humana Points […]

AP courses can boost GPA, but too many can overload a student

Go deeper Davis High School offers 24 Advanced Placement courses, including: Studio Art AP (seniors with teacher approval) Art History AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Biology AP Chemistry AP English Literature and Composition AP Micro/Macro Economics AP French 5 & 6 AP German 5 & 6 AP Human Geography AP Japanese 5 Language […]

AARP offers driver safety refresher course

An AARP Driver Safety Renewal Class will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Senior Center, 646 A St. Seniors must have taken the two-day class within the past three years to take the renewal class. A two-day class will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday, July 20 and […]

Summer luncheon kicks off with live music

Senior Citizens of Davis will offer a lunch and entertainment at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The Mike Justis Band, a local band, will perform summer tunes and Atria Covell Gardens will cater a cold buffet with Caesar salad; a variety of wraps with deli meats; chips; and fruit salad with […]

Program explores Gold Rush days

Davis author Ruth Chambers will present a program about California’s Gold Rush days at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Once the famous Granny Muffin of Davis Community Television, Chambers  now works with the Living History Program at the Sacramento History Museum. She has a Gold Rush puppet show, which covers […]

Senior Center parking lot sale set June 18

Do you need to clean out those closets and garages? Or do you just like shopping for bargains? Then, check out the Davis Senior Center’s Summer Parking Lot Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18. Space rentals are on sale at the front desk of the Senior Center, 646 A St. The cost […]

Dr. McCloud’s 14 hints for healthy aging

Physician Michael K. McCloud recalls the incident fondly. On one typical Saturday evening about two years ago, he received a telephone call. A woman who recently had moved to a retirement community began experiencing painful symptoms of a urinary infection. Because she recently relocated, she had no local physician in the area yet. A friend […]

Wheelchair transfers: Safety and mobility in senior care

Caregiving requires transferring an elder safely from a wheelchair to a commode, to a bed, to a shower bench, to a car, and then back again. The key to transfers is the pivot. If your elder has equal strength in both legs, both must be used for pivoting. If the elder is weak on one […]

Wineaux: Don’t miss the Winkler Dinner — great food, great wine

Every year, the student group DEVO (Davis Enology and Viticulture Organization) puts on a fundraising gala, the Winkler Dinner. It used to take place under the famous Winkler vine that at one time covered 3,600 square feet and produced 150 pounds of fruit a year. Named for the late Professor of Viticulture Albert J. Winkler, […]