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Another Magnum opus

Local show canine Pleasant Hill Magnum of Samara added another notch to his collar as he finished fourth in the herding group at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Tuesday. Magnum was the first of his breed to place with such high honors in the herding division, according to Dogchannel.com. Magnum is a Canaan […]

Guerrieri-Scheiber engagement

Sharron Elizabeth Guerrieri of Davis and Martin Anton Scheiber of Nicolaus are engaged to be married on Aug. 3, 2013, in Davis. Scheiber and Guerrieri got engaged on a recent trip to Zion National Park after completing a pre-dawn hike to the 6,000-foot-tall peak of Angels Landing. Scheiber proposed after the couple watched the sun rise from […]

Future subscriber: Adler Finlay Kinshella

Poli van Dam and Mike Lewis Kinshella are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Adler Finlay Kinshella, born on Jan. 10, 2013, at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center. Adler weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces at birth. Adler’s father is an operations technician for the ROVI corporation in Playa Vista and his […]

Future subscriber: Ava Lillian Long

Randy and Monica Rani Long of Sacramento are pleased to announce the birth of their child, Ava Lillian Long, born on Feb. 14, 2012, in Roseville. Ava weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches. Ava’s mother, a 1997 graduate of Davis High School, is a program manager at Access El Dorado. Ava’s father is […]

What’s happening for youths

Today The Davis City Council will honor this year’s Golden Heart Award winners and nominees during a ceremony and reception in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd., beginning at 6:30 p.m. The awards honor Davis teens for significant contributions to their community and for overcoming personal challenges. For more information about the […]

Willett students ‘wanted to do more’ — aim to send 4,000 books to Kenya

When sixth-graders at Willett Elementary School learned school children in the Lower Nyakach region of Kenya had little more than outdated newspapers to read in the classroom, they decided to take action. After all, said Annabelle Barrett, “We have a lot of books that aren’t being used. So we decided to send them (to Kenya).” That […]

Goin’ green: Harper garden program expands

Working in conjunction with Davis Farm to School, Harper Junior High School has made several changes to its school garden program. Garden coordinator Carrie Juchau spearheaded the transformation, which has included the addition of a new aquaculture system and water reclamation system, the renovation and expansion of the garden space, and a flourishing broccoli crop […]

Chicken potpie … Talk about comfort food!

By Jennifer Chandler Nothing says comfort food like chicken potpie. Chicken and vegetables in a rich and creamy sauce topped off with a flaky crust makes for a satisfying one-dish meal. If you thought frozen potpies were good, you need to try making a homemade one. It’s surprisingly easy to make a potpie from scratch, […]

From the ground up: Chickpeas – the workhorse of the food world

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are one of the workhorses of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Latin American cooking. They aren’t true beans at all, but still are a member of the legume family. The chickpea origins are thought to go back 7,500 years to the Middle East, spreading to India, perhaps carried by nomads […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday Join the 4-H club for a meeting and potluck dinner on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Holmes Junior High School multipurpose room, 1222 Drexel Drive. Anyone interested in learning more about 4-H is welcome. Tuesday, Feb. 12 The Davis City Council will honor this year’s Golden Heart Award winners and nominees […]

Local artist and author launches new children’s book

Meet the author Who: Heidi Joulios, presenting “Color My Coral” When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Heidi Joulios always wanted to write children’s books. Through her many years as a gallery artist, art teacher and store owner in Davis, the desire to write and illustrate a children’s book […]

TALK program still going strong after 20 years

On a cold winter’s morning last week, when most Davis children were just rolling out of bed or sitting down to breakfast, more than a dozen kids arrived at the Davis Art Center for a little before-school foreign language immersion. Through the use of songs, games, artwork and stories, the children — all in grades […]

Future subscriber: Karoo Fernald Yang

Louie H. and Tabatha Yang are pleased to announce the birth of their child, Karoo Fernald Yang, born on Nov. 14, 2012, at Sutter Davis Hospital Birthing Center. Karoo’s mother is an educational and outreach coordinator at the Bohart Museum of Entomology and the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology at UC Davis. His father is […]

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