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What’s happening for youths

Friday Join Davis High School’s celebration of Homecoming with a parade through downtown Davis. The parade, featuring a marching band, clubs, sports teams, and school district officials, kicks off at 1:15 p.m. at Central Park. The parade travels south on C Street, east on Second Street, north on F Street and west on Fourth Street […]

Girl Scout’s project fueled by her love of books

One of Colleen Perry’s favorite things to see at CommuniCare Health Centers in Davis is families in the waiting room, children sitting on their parents’ laps, reading books together. Perry, director of clinic operations at the center, said the staff keeps a small cart full of children’s books in the waiting room for just that […]

Girl Scout’s creativity makes a difference for people and the planet

When clients of the Yolo County Children’s Alliance arrived for the Yolo County Food Bank’s weekly food distribution in West Sacramento one recent morning, they discovered they were in for a special treat: In addition to the fresh produce they’d be receiving, each client also would get to pick out a set of beautiful cloth […]

Seniors can get smoke alarm batteries changed

Fire officials recommend that everyone replace their smoke alarm batteries twice a year, in October and April when clocks are switched from daylight-saving to standard time and back. Members of the Rotary Club of Davis will provide this service for senior citizens on Saturday, Nov. 9. Seniors may sign up by calling the Senior Center at […]

From the ground up: Let’s talk charcuterie

If you want to talk charcuterie and all things meat and butchering, speak with Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller, owners of Fatted Calf Charcuterie in Napa and San Francisco. We’ve both taken butchering classes from Boetticher, most recently a lamb butchering class in which we, along with 10 other eager would-be butchers, broke down a […]

What’s happening for youths

Saturday * Davis Parent Nursery School hosts its annual Children’s Bazaar from 8 a.m. to noon at 426 W. Eighth St. Shop for new and gently used children’s items, including clothing, toys, books, furniture and more. Donations for the bazaar are welcome and can be dropped off at the same location between 4:30 and 7:30 […]

Davis girls take lead in helping girls around the world

It may not have been a full passing of the torch, but Friday’s meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis provided a glimpse of what’s ahead: The next generation assuming responsibility for the sort of community event their parents have long organized here. As their mothers looked on, made suggestions and applauded their forward […]

Davis teen has a heart for Rwanda

The Rwandan village of Mayaga is better place to be a kid because Lyla Godfryd is in the world. Two decades ago, the village became home to many widows and a large group of children orphaned by the genocide of 1994 that killed as many as 1 million men, women and children in the African nation. […]

Bruce and Mary Alice Carswell celebrate 50 years

Bruce and Mary Alice Carswell of Davis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 14, 2013. The couple enjoyed a celebration planned by two of their daughters at The Buckhorn in Winters. Attending were their family and friends visiting from the Bay Area and Nevada. The Carswells were married in Sacramento in 1963 and moved around […]

Field to fork: From bracero to granddad of the market

A great many people walk on by, but there are those who stop. It’s a small stall, as vendor space goes at the Davis Farmers Market. It’s fundamental, easily passed, as it doesn’t sport the eye-catching retail design displayed by some of the other vendors. Small baskets, boxes, piles. Whatever’s fresh that week is on […]

What’s happening

Tuesday, Sept. 24 * Learn all about Grad Night and how to be a part of this signature end-of-school event on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Grad Night is a safe and sober all-night celebratory event for graduating seniors from Davis, Da Vinci and King high schools […]

Teens discover technology and food is a recipe for fun

By Kari Peterson Never underestimate the fun a group of enthusiastic girls can have when combining art, culture and technology. Indeed, that is precisely the message Parto Aram wishes to impart to her students — girls between the ages of 10 and 16. Aram is the director of ISIS Education, a Davis-based nonprofit she founded […]

College Corner: What you need to know about college admission deadlines

Timing is everything, as the saying goes. And, that is even more true in the world of college admissions. There are only so many things within a student’s control — grades, test scores, involvement in activities, to name a few. Many critical factors are out of a student’s control — how many applicants there are […]

Twelve for $40: Chopped, on a budget

We’re big fans of the Food Channel show “Chopped,” in which four chefs are given random ingredients and must use them, along with pantry items, to make a dish in a limited amount of time. The show usually features professional chefs, but a recent episode had chefs from soup kitchens and poverty programs. They turned […]

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