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Surgical precision: Frat brothers help kids carve pumpkins

It was hard to tell what was more exciting to the kids attending the ACCESS after-school program at Montgomery Elementary School on the Friday before Halloween: the cookie decorating and pumpkin carving about to get underway or the the UC Davis fraternity brothers there to help out. In any case, the scene was a joyful […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

The write stuff: Volunteers and student buddies share stories and friendship

At first glance, Judy Maki, a retired high school English teacher, and Luke Blewett, a second-grader at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School, wouldn’t seem to have all that much in common. Up until a few months ago, in fact, they’d never even met. But they’ve since learned they share a love for pizza, puppies, cars and […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * Children ages 6 to 8 are invited to spend a “howling” afternoon getting ready for Halloween during the city’s Halloween Haunts program, which takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Guests will enjoy crafts, games, songs, dance and treats and all are encouraged to […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: What are the pros and cons of public universities vs. private colleges?

There are many instances in life where people have to choose between two similar yet distinct options that can play an elemental role in self-development — dog or cat? Giants or A’s? iPhone or Galaxy? One of the more crucial is public university or private college? Unfortunately, there is no magic formula or computer algorithm […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Raising their voices — ATC members become ‘really good friends’

On a warm and sunny afternoon last week, the lilting voices of four young sopranos filled the airy living room of the Perez family home in North Davis. Davis High School senior Julia Gladding was at the piano, while arrayed behind her were fellow senior Natalie Anderson, junior Heather Perez and sophomore Sierra Marié, all […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Bone marrow donor found a calling

For some young adults in their early 20s, life is full of ups and downs as they look for place and purpose in a changing world. In this process, young adults mull over what is the best decision. When it came to joining the national marrow registry, Jason Tzou, a UC Davis graduate, did not hesitate; he […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Tricky treats: Easy, edible ideas for a delicious Halloween

J.M. Hirsch Whipping up a batch of Halloween-inspired treats shouldn’t require a scary amount of time or energy. Because by the time you’ve carved an army of pumpkins, costumed your pint-sized ghouls, purchased bushels of candy, and hung the requisite number of fake spider webs and black cat cutouts, time and patience for cooking up […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * Today at 5 p.m. is the deadline for applications for the city’s teen services grants. Funding is allocated to a variety of programs and services for teens, including mentorship and leadership skills. Organizations must meet funding eligibility criteria and follow funding guidelines. For more information and the application packet, visit http://community-services.cityofdavis.org/teens/teen-services-grant-program or contact […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Davis kids make a difference by trick-or-treating for UNICEF

This Halloween, look out for princesses, witches, vampires and zombies not only trick-or-treating for candy, but also for lifesaving food, clean water, health care and education. You can help them by saving your change and contributing to Davis’ annual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign by depositing that change in trick-or-treaters’ traditional orange boxes. The idea of […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Citrus Circuits keeps rolling — and winning

The Citrus Circuits robotics team isn’t resting on its laurels. Having made it to the final four of last year’s FIRST Robotics world championships, the team has been competing locally during the fall and took first place earlier this month at the CalGames. Competing against 31 other teams, Citrus Circuits placed first and won the […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Davis teen brings ‘Guurl’ power to new magazine

Isabella Ainsworth loves magazines. You name it, she’ll read it: Teen Vogue, Time, People. But what she doesn’t love is the way many popular magazines make girls feel about themselves, the way they can make girls think if they don’t look a certain way, there’s something wrong, or less, about them. “A lot of girls […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

12 for $40: How to work vegetables into your meals

The more we learn about health, food or nutrition, the more we realize that the answer to many problems is simply “eat your vegetables.” Vegetables are high in fiber and an astonishingly wide array of nutrients, very low in calories, inexpensive, easy to grow yourself and extremely versatile in the kitchen. In a logical world, […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Today * Teens and parents are invited to “Get Organized for Success” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Ashley Meyers, a Davis High alumna and professional organizer, will teach teens how to organize their personal spaces and manage their time for optimum success. Participants are asked to […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Thanks to all who walked or biked to school!

Students at several Davis schools who walked or biked to school were greeted by city and school officials and received small prizes when they arrived at school on National Bike or Walk to School Day. 1015bike to school2W 1015 bike to schoolW

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,
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