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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, […]

Some like it hot — especially in the winter

Back in September, I promised to write about Hot Dish when it got cold, which has finally happened. It’s perfect timing, actually, since it’s the perfect dinner solution in these last busy weeks of the year. While every Hot Dish is a casserole — mixed foods baked in a vessel — not every casserole is […]

What’s happening for youths

Friday Today is the deadline for the city of Davis Golden Heart Award nominations. The awards, created to honor Davis student Andrew Mockus, who died in 1992, recognize local teens for outstanding service to their community or for overcoming significant personal challenges. To nominate a teen, download a nomination form at http://www.davisteenscene.org. Nomination forms are due […]

Eagle Scout project provides shady play area for preschoolers

Children at University Covenant Nursery School have a special new play area thanks to Davis High School senior Jack Meyer. Meyer, 17, received his Eagle Scout award on Saturday for building a tree box at the school, providing seating, a play area and, eventually, shade for the children. The school is housed at the church, […]

College Corner: What’s a good recipe for paying for college?

As if getting into college wasn’t complicated and stressful enough, many families and students feel even more bewildered and demoralized when figuring out how to pay for college. In this column, I will provide you with a recipe for how to “make” financial aid. My goal is to give you the information to navigate the […]

Rumsey receives Distinguished Service Award

Former Davis resident Elissa Rumsey was honored recently with a prestigious award at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Rumsey received the Distinguished Service Award from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for her work on one of the largest and most complex regulatory projects in the Justice Department’s recent history. Rumsey’s contributions resulted […]

Field to Fork: Cooking ahead for the big night

Our three children will be coming home for Christmas, so as always, we’ll look to do some of the cooking beforehand. We’ll want to spend a lot of time with them and not be cooped up in the kitchen too much. They all enjoy good food. In their eyes, “good food” includes some of the […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * The César Chávez Student Council is sponsoring a used book sale on Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for the public to help raise funds for new lunch tables and other school activities. More than 5,000 gently-used quality books, CDs and DVDs for children and adults will be available at reasonable prices. […]

Kids in the News: Macy Galloway takes first place in photo contest

Macy Galloway, a ninth-grader at Emerson Junior High, is the first-place overall winner of this year’s city of Davis Teen Photo Contest. In the color category, Shannon Segall took first and third places while Eli Weiss took second. In the black-and-white category, Pooja Tripathi won first and third places and Neal Rock took second. The […]

Emerson teacher brings global learning to Davis

Spending two weeks in predominantly Muslim Indonesia during Ramadan is a pretty sure-fire way for a self-described feminist from Davis to escape her comfort zone. Especially when that time includes teaching at Muslim boarding school outside the capital city of Jakarta — even being “dress-coded” one day for a skirt that fell to the knees […]

Future subscriber: Brooke McNaughton

Burt and Wendy McNaughton are pleased to announce the birth of Brooke McNaughton on Nov. 6, 2012, at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Her father is general manager of The Daily Republic in Fairfield, one of the McNaughton Newspapers, and her mother is general manager of the […]

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