Future subscriber: Bella Elizabeth Stout

David and Katrina Stout of Davis are pleased to announce the birth of a daughter, Bella Elizabeth Stout. Born on Jan. 17, 2011, at Sutter Davis Hospital, she weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 20 1/4 inches at birth. Her father is a self-employed builder and her mother is a clerk at Nugget Markets. […]

Engagement: Christensen-Jacboson

Janel Christensen of Bellevue, Wash., and Luke Jacobson of Renton, Wash., are engaged to be married Oct. 2, 2011, at Bonney Lake in Washington. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jean and Jerry Christensen of Gig Harbor, Wash. She grew up in Davis, graduated from Davis High School and moved to Washington state six years […]

Dancers bring love of culture to powwow

Before you could see Henrietta McGurk on Saturday, you could hear the tinkling metal of the jingle dress in her garment bag. McGurk joined about 150 dancers at the 39th annual UC Davis Contest Powwow at The Pavilion. Some, like McGurk, dance for a living. Others, like Alorha Baga, who lives and teaches dance on […]

One cancer survivor’s success story

When Pam Mari received a call in June that something suspicious had turned up on her recent mammogram, she was more irritated than anything else. “I’d been called back in before and it was always nothing,” said Mari, director of student services for the Davis school district. “I felt quite inconvenienced actually, and was in […]

Our Sunday Best: Raychel Kubby Adler is a FORCE to be reckoned with

Wednesday was a significant day in Raychel Kubby Adler’s life. It marked not just a birthday — No. 39 — but also the second anniversary of the week she underwent a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy, a surgery that cut her likelihood of developing breast cancer from 87 percent to 2 percent. To celebrate that exceptional improvement in […]

Center hosts driver safety class

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be offered from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 20 and 21, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Class size is limited and advance registration is required. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non‐members. To register, bring a check made out […]

Tickets on sale soon for May 20 dance

Senior Citizens of Davis announces the formation of the new SCD/Davis Dance Club committee, with the merger of the Davis Dance Club group into the SCD fold. The group plans an evening of dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. More details will be posted soon on […]

Poetry, Greek celebration planned at Senior Center

Greek culture and poetry will be celebrated in the next few weeks at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Join Davis’ Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein for interactive poetry from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Participants are invited to bring their own poems and/or their favorite poems to share. […]

Helping seniors communicate: Speech and language therapy at home

Many seniors, especially those who have suffered strokes, require speech and language therapy. If your elder’s insurance won’t pay for a speech therapist, and you can’t afford one, you can still give speech therapy to your parent on your own. The first step in speech therapy is to improve the dexterity of the mouth and […]

Glacier Circle celebrates five years

Glacier Circle in West Davis, the nation’s first senior co-housing community, is celebrating five years of elders living together. Its members say “We’re becoming more like a family every day.” Their history goes back almost 10 years, when several Davis friends set out to explore the possibility of group living somewhere in the city. Their […]

Café to be featured on Food Network

The wait is over. Putah Creek Café, the popular restaurant in downtown Winters, gets its moment in the national spotlight Monday when the Food Network airs an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” filmed last August. Host Guy Fieri will feature chef Fred Reyes and reveal the secrets of some of the café’s stellar menu […]

School plant sales now under way

Spring is right around the corner, and students from three Davis schools want to help you beautify your garden. Birch Lane and Korematsu elementary schools, along with the Davis High School chapter of Future Farmers of America, are holding an online sale of all the plants, veggies, herbs and succulents your garden needs. Six-packs of […]

World War 1 on display

Students at Da Vinci High School welcomed the public to their annual World War I Museum Night earlier this month. Teams of students created exhibits depicting the role of each country during the great war and students acted as docents for guests. Exhibits explored the power of propaganda, the assassination that started it all, and […]

Easy edibles

We get questions. I have never planted a living thing before. I have a patio and I want to plant some edible things. Which fruit trees do you have to spray for bugs? There are lots of new gardeners these days planting fruit trees and vegetables. Many express concern about the amount of time or […]