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What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * Peregrine Elementary School will present “Learning for Life,” a panel presentation on project-based learning, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Peregrine students and teachers will present examples of project-based learning and will introduce members of Team Blend, Da Vinci High School […]

Kids in the News: HUB wins national newspaper award

The Davis High School newspaper, The HUB, has been awarded a newspaper Pacemaker in the broadsheet (9-12 pages) category. Bestowed by the National Scholastic Press Association, the Pacemaker is the top honor for high school newspapers in the country. Editors Daniel Tutt, Emily Gao, Boyoung Kim and Kelly Goss, as well as DHS journalism adviser […]

Inquire within: Workshop will prepare teens for summer employment

There’s frost on the ground and a chill in the air, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to start thinking about summer. In fact, Davis teens interested in landing a summer job best start thinking ahead, and the city of Davis is here to help. The city hires more than 100 new employees ages […]

McGee weds Heller

Sara McGee and Zach Heller were married on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Presidio Golf Course and Clubhouse in San Francisco. The wedding took place outside on a sunny day overlooking San Francisco and was attended by 100 guests. The wedding party, family and some out-of-town guests stayed at the Inn at the Presidio. […]

From field to fork: Winery appointments — is it for you?

Anyone with enthusiasm for wine eventually ends up at wine tastings, and over time that will include a trip to Napa Valley. Or a dozen. Diane and I first went to Napa in the days when tastings were free and it wasn’t so commercialized. My mother, my mother-in-law, my wife’s sister and brother and their […]

Foster parent licensing classes coming up

Local residents who are interested in becoming Yolo County licensed foster parents are invited to attend a free introductory class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the West Sacramento Child Welfare Office, 500A Jefferson Blvd., Suite 100. The workshop — held in Community Room A — is the first in a series […]

A permanent family is an important gift

Learn more What: Introduction to foster adoption process When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 Where: Child Welfare Office, 500A Jefferson Blvd., in West Sacramento. Info: 530-574-1964 or www.yolofoster.com By Cherie Schroeder National Adoption Month is an opportunity to bring the topic of adoption to the forefront and a chance to learn more about the kids […]

What’s happening for youths

Saturday * College-bound teens can take an SAT/ACT combo practice test from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. A follow-up class will be on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Participants can register for this two-part program to experience a practice test under test-like conditions, then come back for […]

New intro to ag class for junior high students

Ongoing efforts to enhance garden-based learning in Davis get a boost this winter with a new city class offering for junior high school students: an after-school “introduction to agriculture” class. The class will meet Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. Weekly lessons will be tied to […]

Street Smarts artists honored

Aspiring artists showed off their Street Smarts in the sixth annual city of Davis Street Smarts Poster Contest. Elementary school students were asked to create original artwork illustrating the importance of proper helmet use, safe bicycle riding, crossing the street safely and safe driving. The winning artists were acknowledged in a ceremony hosted by Mayor […]

BMX-ellent! Harper seventh-grader is reigning bike champ

Sumiko Yuki began coveting her little brother’s BMX racing trophies when she was about 6 years old. “He was competing locally,” Sumiko explained, “and I just really wanted one of his trophies. I said, ‘Can I have just one?’ ” Three-year-old Ryan’s response: “Earn your own.” So Sumiko started racing, too. That was about six […]

Fruit trees: quick answers to common questions

Fruit tree season is right around the corner! Dormant trees arrive in garden centers and hardware stores in January. We tend to get certain questions over and over each season. Usually, gardeners want to know: How easy is it to grow? What do I have to do? Do I need two types? When will they produce? […]

UCD professor elected to Brazilian Academy of Sciences

Chemical ecologist Walter Leal, a professor of entomology at UC Davis, has been elected to the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. Leal, a native of Brazil, will be honored at a ceremony on May 7 in Rio de Janeiro. Leal has been active in forging a relationship between UCD and the Brazil government’s Scientific Mobility Program, […]

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