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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 […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

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 […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

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 […]

May 16, 2013 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

The music man, Joe Craven

Montgomery Elementary kindergarten through second-graders were treated to a hands-on music assembly last week with performer Joe Craven. Described as a “musical madman with anything that has strings attached or not,” Craven regularly had the kids laughing, clapping and engaged during his performance. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Ongoing * Recovery Happens Counseling Services is offering a professionally facilitated parent support group in Davis. The group, for parents of teens and young adults with substance abuse issues, meets on Fridays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at 204 F St., Suite E. Space is limited and reservations are required. The cost is $35 per person […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Making a difference, one step at a time

There’s not much anyone can do about their genetic inheritance — the genes you get are the ones you’ve got. But if those genes carry with them a heightened risk of cancer, well, you can do something about that. Raychel Kubby Adler is proof positive. Born with the BRAC2 gene which greatly increases the odds […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Earth Day conservation tips for home and while traveling

Earth Day is a good time to start your spring cleaning. Make sure you’re properly maintaining home appliances and keeping them clean, which keeps them running at peak efficiency. This saves electricity, which conserves resources and reduces global warming. * Remove lint and dust from your refrigerator coil and freezer. Clean up lint around your […]

April 21, 2013 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

For Earth Day, the enduring message of a nature writer

By Vick Mickunas Earth Day is Monday. Mother Earth has endured a lot over the millennia. The adverse impact that our civilization is having upon the planet in the form of accelerating climate change is becoming more clear with each passing year. Ancient glaciers are receding. The ice caps diminish. Ocean levels are rising along […]

April 21, 2013 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Here’s how to prevent vitamin loss when cooking vegetables

Food Network Kitchens Q: How can I prevent vitamin loss when cooking vegetables? A: There’s no doubt vegetables have lots of good nutrition to offer, but how you purchase, store and prepare them can dramatically affect their value. Here’s what you need to know when cooking your favorite veggies. The less time it takes for […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Twelve for $40: Super-easy and fast meals

Spring is in the air, the whole town is jumpin’ and everyone seems to have three different places to be every night. With all that, who has time to cook? We do, if we play our cards right. Here’s a week of super-easy dinner menus, all of them on the table in 30 minutes or […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Ongoing Recovery Happens Counseling Services is offering a professionally facilitated parent support group in Davis. The group, for parents of teens and young adults with substance abuse issues, meets on Fridays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at 204 F St., Suite E. Space is limited and reservations are required. The cost is $35 per person and […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Walk and bike audits underway at Davis schools

The Safe Routes to School walk and bike audits are underway in the city of Davis, with many more audits to come. The city and school district invite community participation in the audits, which involve meeting at the designated school site and branching out on bikes or on foot to determine the safest routes children […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Kids in the News: Six in the running for Presidential Scholars

Six Davis High School students have been named Presidential Scholar candidates. Benjamin Baek, Andrew Block, Kenneth Chow, Sanchita Raychaudhuri, Don-Wook Shin and Daniel Zhu are among approximately 2,600 students selected from a pool of more than 3 million nationwide based on their SAT and ACT scores. Once selected as Presidential Scholar candidates, the students undergo […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,
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