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Learning to garden in the between time

March is one of those in-between months in the garden. What can I plant in the vegetable garden right now? It really is getting late to plant any more cool-season vegetables. But it’s also too early to plant summer vegetables out in the garden. You can buy starts of tomatoes, peppers and their ilk, but […]

Carr weds Morgan-Carr

Jeremiah Edward Carr and Sarah Ashley Morgan-Carr were married on Dec. 18, 2012, at the Putah Creek Lodge in Davis. The bride and groom were wed by Michael Rogers. The maid of honor was Sara Nelson of Davis, and the best man was Michael Healy of Davis. Morgan-CarrW Sarah Ashley Morgan and Jeremiah Edward Carr were married Dec. […]

Future subscriber: Ezekiel Jameson Blair-Stellmach

Julia Blair and James Stellmach of Davis are pleased to announce the birth of their child, Ezekiel Jameson Blair-Stellmach, born on Dec. 20, 2012, in Davis. Ezekiel weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces at birth. Brady’s father is an engineer and his mother is an attorney.

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * All 4-H members are welcome to attend at 4-H meeting beginning at 6 p.m. in the Holmes Junior High School multipurpose room, 1220 Drexel Drive. Thursday * The sophomore class at Da Vinci Charter Academy invites the community to the annual World War I Museum Night & Open House from 6 to 8:30 […]

Kids in the news: DHS headed to state academic decathlon

Davis High School will once again represent Yolo County in the state Academic Decathlon in Sacramento on March 15-17. The DHS team was the highest-scoring team from Yolo County in a regional competition last month, placing sixth overall in a competition that featured teams from Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties as well. This year’s DHS […]

Step right up and kiss the goat

The Davis High School Future Farmers of America held a “Kiss the Goat” competition last month with the winning teacher awarded the prize of, yes, kissing a goat. That honor fell to math teacher Jennifer Denton, left, who did indeed kiss a goat during lunch, where she was joined by FFA adviser Ellie Michel, right. […]

Holmes students spellbound by stories of Holocaust survivor

You wouldn’t normally expect to hear a pin drop in a multipurpose room full of hundreds of fidgety eighth-graders nearing the end of a long school day on a warm, sunny afternoon. But at Holmes Junior High School on Thursday, you likely would have. For nearly two hours, in fact, all Holmes eighth-graders sat spellbound […]

Adults get 11 percent of calories from fast food

By Mike Stobbe On an average day, U.S. adults get roughly 11 percent of their calories from fast food, a government study shows. That’s down slightly from the 13 percent reported the last time the government tried to pin down how much of the American diet is coming from fast food. Eating fast food too […]

Are we there yet? OMG! MSG is no LOL matter

I’m a little embarrassed to bring up today’s topic because I know it might sound new-agey or like some attention-getting device. What with all the allergies these days that didn’t seem to exist when I was a kid — soy, nuts, gluten, smoke, environmental (cleaning products, perfumes, etc.) — I know today’s topic might seem […]

What’s happening for youths

Today and Thursday Da Vinci Charter Academy will hold parent information nights tonight and Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Da Vinci campus, 1400 E. Eighth St. Da Vinci will be accepting applications for students for the 2013-14 school year for grades 10 through 12. Applications are available at www.davincicharteracademy.net. Wednesday Community members […]

College Corner: Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime

No, it’s not really summertime yet, but it is time to start making plans for summer. Why? Because how you — and here I am targeting high schoolers, but in particular rising seniors — spend your time over the summer provides meaningful information to colleges about your skills, interests and level of commitment. And, deadlines […]

From Legos to horses, city offers fun options for spring break

Need something to do for spring break? The city of Davis has several opportunities to check out: * Lego Pre-Engineering: Have your child become a play-well engineer, building cities, bridges, motorized cars and planes. With access to more than 100,000 Legos, students will be able to build what they have only dreamed of with the support of […]

Future subscriber: Brady Edward Baker

Nicole Canessa Boosembark-Baker and Michael Edward Baker are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Brady Edward Baker, born on Nov. 2, 2012, at the Sutter Davis Hospital Birthing Center. Brady weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces at birth. Brady’s father is a system administrator at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and his mother […]

Twelve for $40: May your oven runneth over

It may feel like spring (or, by the time you read this, it may not!) but the available produce still says “winter.” No worries! We’ll take advantage of good prices on basics like chicken, beets and squash to while away these last few weeks of the winter growing season with delicious savory dishes. When you […]

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