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Robert and Katherine Elliott anniversary

Robert and Katherine (Harriman) Elliott of Davis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 19, 2013. The couple had a celebration at Stonegate Country Club in Davis on April 13 with their children and friends and family. The party was held the week before the anniversary so Bob and Kathie could attend the opening night of […]

From field to fork: What a small organic grower copes with

The year is 1999, and the date is April 27. Jim Eldon, whose life happens daily at Fiddlers’ Green Farm, remembers it well. That date and what happened came to mind several days ago as we stood amid flats of squash and cucumber seedlings. Back then he had 15,000 tomato seedlings ready for planting. He […]

What’s happening for youths

Thursday, May 16 * Come support children’s nutrition, expand access to quality school meals, and enhance the healthfulness of the school food environment at the Davis Joint Unified School District’s nutrition advisory committee meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. For more information, contact Student Nutrition Services […]

Un voyage très magnifique

Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir, directed by Karen Gardias, has just returned from a music education and performance trip to Boston, Quebec and Montreal. The choir’s premiere concert was in the Cap-Sante Church in Quebec. ATC performed as part of a concert series that is in its 17th season at the church. 0507ATC2W One […]

Summer track, cross country programs taking sign ups now

It’s not too late to register for the Davis Community Track and Field Club summer program. The club will meet Mondays through Thursdays from June 10 to July 25, but participants can choose from five different session options. Costs are dependent upon which options a participant chooses; scholarships are available for youths who want to […]

DHS debate and speech team end year on a high note

Davis High School enjoyed a banner year in the speech and debate realm, with three students — including a couple of rookies — advancing to the state championships, and one still headed to a national tournament later this month. Along the way they demonstrated a knack for persuasive argument, comedic timing and verbal skills in […]

Rec Report: May is National Water Safety Month

By Kristina McClellin As the weather warms up, swimming pools are preparing to open and crowds are gearing up to head to beaches, lakes and rivers. National Water Safety Month is the perfect time to review pool safety with your family and ensure that you’re prepared to spend fun, safe days by the water. While […]

Korematsu kids headed to Nature Bowl finals

By Maggie McManis If you were to walk into Sarita Cooper’s science classroom at Korematsu Elementary School on a Thursday after school between January and May, you would find the excitement of learning circulating in the air. And with good reason. The students here — members of Korematsu’s Nature Bowl teams — love their science. […]

Loopalooza, audits highlight Bike Month

A small group of adults gather with Jennifer Donlon Wyant in front of Birch Lane Elementary School. It’s early still — 7:45 a.m. — and students have not yet begun to arrive at school on this April morning. There are Birch Lane parents here, members of Davis Bicycles!, representatives from the city of Davis as […]

Davis Art Center awards scholarships to local art students

Four local high school students have received scholarship awards from the Davis Art Center’s Wooliever Scholarship Fund for 2013. The scholarships were presented at a reception at the Davis Art Center on April 12 honoring all high school seniors whose work was chosen for display in the annual Gerald Wooliever Senior Juried Show. Jurors Debbie […]

Hot dog toppings that hit it outta the park

By Janet K. Keeler At its essence, a hot dog is just a mild sausage in a bun. Nothing terribly complicated about that, until geographic preferences are considered, some so strong that they might bring dissenters to blows. A Jersey dog is deep-fried and piled with fried potatoes. In Cincinnati, they like them dripping with […]

Hate cleaning the grill? Follow these tips, or hire a pro

By Amy Lorentzen Nick Escalante enjoys grilling his family’s meals a couple of times a week year-round, but doesn’t like cleaning the greasy mess that comes with it. So he uses a professional grill cleaner. “I really am not a fan of cooking food for my family on a grill that has leftover food from […]

Dewey and Evelyn Raski anniversary

Dewey and Evelyn (Calmett) Raski of Davis celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on April 20. Evelyn is a retired homemaker and Dewey is a retired professor of nematology at UC Davis. Their children are Carole Juergenson of Oakdale, Paul Raski of Dixon, Maya Bodine of Davis and the late Bill Raski. They have 12 grandchildren and […]

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