Kiteboarders welcome spring weather

UC Davis student Alex Koutzoukis takes advantage of perfect kiteboarding weather last week in a rain-filled pond between Interstate 80 and Chiles Road near the Yolo Fruit Stand. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

Parrella inducted into Floriculture Hall of Fame

Michael Parrella, professor and chair of the UC Davis department of entomology, was inducted into the California Floriculture Hall of Fame on Feb. 25 in San 
Diego. The award, sponsored by the Kee Kitayama 
Research Foundation, was presented at the 
Society of American Florists’ Pests and Production Management Conference. Parrella, who holds a joint appointment […]

Students do their part to aid Japan

Whether it was something as small as selling hot chocolate or collecting shoes, or something as big as planning a benefit concert, kids in Davis last week were finding ways to help those devastated by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Take the Davis High School Key Club — it’s always willing to contribute to […]

Kids in the news: DHS students excel in science and engineering fair

For the third year in a row, a Davis High School student has taken first place in the Sacramento Regional Science and Engineering Fair. DHS junior Clara Fannjiang was awarded the fair’s grand prize for her project, “The Effects of Sample Distribution on Radio Interferometry by Compressed Sensing,” which studied a new approach for transmitting […]

Poem in Your Pocket Day is coming

What’s in your pocket? Some coins or keys or gum or even a wadded-up tissue? How about a poem? No? Well be sure to have one on Thursday, April 14, because that’s national Poem in your Pocket Day, a day to pull out a favorite poem to share with family and friends. All of April, […]

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 […]