Future subscribers: Ariana Winonamay Smith

Jennie Lynn Wylie-Smith and Kevin Andrew Smith of Warsaw, Mo., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ariana Winonamay Smith. She was born on Feb. 11, 2011, at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia, Mo. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her mother, a former resident of Davis, is a stay-at-home […]

Future subscribers: Lorelei Abigail Erickson

Jessica and Kyle Erickson of Arizona are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lorelei Abigail Erickson. She was born on Jan. 29, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Her mother, a 1999 graduate of Davis High School, is a photographer. Her father is a student doctor attending medical school. […]

Future subscribers: Julia Katelyn Ayala

Lauren Dickerson Ayala and Brian Richard Ayala of Roseville are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Katelyn Ayala. She was born on May 2, 2011, in Davis. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Her mother is a veterinarian. Her father is a firefighter.

Affordable fashion — thrift store puts on show at Rancho Yolo

The Right and Relevant “Traveling Fashion Show Troupe” entertained Rancho Yolo residents and friends during a Saturday morning brunch on May 21. The show featured a wide range of affordable clothing available at the R&R thrift store, 1640 Eighth St., Davis. The shop’s profits benefit mental health agencies in Yolo County. Moderator Gracie Goodpaster, longtime […]

Point of Brew: Americans get 410 mpg; wow!

When odd sets of data come my way, I make something of a fetish of juggling the numbers. This mostly boils down to dividing one number into another, which is an ample stretch for my mathematical competence. Simple division, however, can be a useful check on whether the data are nonsense or plausible. I suppose […]

From field to fork: Try local pork, cherries, for spring dinner

The USDA has reduced the recommended minimum “safe temperature” for cooked pork from 160 degrees to 145 degrees. Big deal? In a way. It authorizes a shift to more tender, juicier pork chops and loins. We already think of lamb and beef as meat that can safely be pink as a matter of choice. Now […]

Name droppers: Three area students receive scholarships for being blood donors

Ashmita Baral of Davis High school, Jeremy Kaizer of Dixon High School and Kayla Brunner of Pioneer High School in Woodland received $500 scholarships from BloodSource. BloodSource, not-for-profit since 1948, will award a total of 95 scholarships to graduating seniors. Students who participated on their high school blood drive committees submitted an essay detailing the reasons for […]

Theater group will benefit from wine-tasting

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of wines from Simas Family Winery and Berryessa Gap on Friday. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit Acme Theatre Company. Acme is a nonprofit independent, self-sustaining community theater group for young artists of high school age. Its mission […]

Kids in the News: Da Vinci senior awarded Rotary Student of the Month

Colette Roblee, a senior at Da Vinci Charter Academy, was honored recently by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis as one of May’s Students of the Month. Her counselor, Carol Curinga, wrote the following nomination: “Colette has raised five assistance dogs and has dedicated her young life to help provide these dogs to help enable others. […]

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 […]