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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 […]

What’s happening for youths

Saturday The Davis High School Symphony Orchestra presents “Peter and the Wolf,” featuring exclusively designed puppets by Art Grueneberger and live musical accompaniment. The show is from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets are $5 at the door. Saturday and Sunday Youths ages 11 to 15 can […]

Father-Daughter Dance returns for sixth year

The annual Father-Daughter Dance to raise funds to fight leukemia/lymphoma returns to the El Macero Country Club on Friday, March 15. The event, from 6 to 10 p.m., features dinner, dessert and dancing, with a professional photographer available to take pictures of fathers and daughters. The dance has always been held in memory of Judi […]

Out of the mouths of babes: Patwin students perform in Oral Language Fair

Students at Patwin Elementary School shared their dreams for the world during the school’s first Oral Language Fair this month. They spoke of a world without racism, violence, loneliness and pollution; they called on their peers and the adults in their lives to do more to make the world a better place; and they did […]

Golden Heart Awards honor local teens

For two decades, the city of Davis’ Golden Heart Awards have served two purposes: ensuring that some good can come from even the most awful of tragedies, and reminding the community that for every teenager who ends up in the news for the wrong reason, there are countless more youths quietly doing good — even […]

Name droppers: Romani earns slice of astronomical prize

Stanford physics Professor Roger W. Romani, who grew up in Davis, will share the 2013 Rossi Prize with Alice Harding of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The prize is being awarded by the American Astronomical Society for establishing a theoretical framework for understanding gamma-ray pulsars. Gamma-ray pulsars are unusual cosmic objects: They are the remnants […]

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 […]

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