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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, […]

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 […]

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