Robotics team poised for another successful season

It’s time for the return of the most successful team at Davis High School. Not swimming, not tennis, not track and field — robotics. The DHS robotics team, known as Team 1678: Citrus Circuits, is in the middle of the build season, which is exactly what it sounds like — preparation and construction of the […]

January 15, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Thursday, Jan. 15 Parents and community members are invited to a Local Control Accountability Plan forum from 6 to 8 p.m. at King High School, 635 B St. Participants will receive an update on the implementation of LCAP and will have an opportunity to provide feedback to school district staff. Jan. 23-24 Davis Idol 2015 […]

January 15, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Bitter stokes the appetite

Bitter is an underappreciated yet important part of the flavor spectrum — and the topic of a new book. We love the taste of bitter — from horseradish to winter greens such as radicchio and escarole to coffee and IPA beer. Bitters, high-proof alcohol infused with botanicals and other aromatic ingredients, have been around for centuries, and are […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Trio elected to academy of inventors

Kyriacos Athanasiou, Bruce Hammock and Saif Islam, all of UC Davis, were elected as 2014 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The academy announced its 2014 class Tuesday, bringing the total number of fellows to 414. All are academic inventors who have “demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Anniversary: Barbara and Jan Carter

Barbara and Jan “JB” Carter will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 19, 2014. They have both retired. JB Carter was an entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Lodi Equipment. UC Davis graduate, Barbara Carter (née Shearer) was a homemaker, executive secretary and community volunteer. Barbara and JB are bicoastal residents of Davis […]

December 18, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Something growing in the mailbox

Rainy days are seed catalog weather! I just realized how old that makes me. One of those shared family traditions that our children will not experience, with the rise of the Internet, is the winter pleasure of seed catalogues. My father was a dedicated customer of the W. Atlee Burpee Company, and December marked the arrival […]

December 18, 2014 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

College Corner: How does applying for financial aid work?

I hesitate to bring this up because it may be an unwelcome reminder but it is the season again … not the holiday season, the financial aid season. For students applying to college (or in college), the new year is the time to fill out most financial aid forms. So, let’s do a quick review […]

December 18, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

New emergency response system improves school communication

“Your student is safe.” Those four words purposefully placed at the beginning of the Davis Joint Unified School District’s emergency message serve as a quick reassurance to parents and guardians that they shouldn’t panic: Their children are unharmed. But the emergency message system the district employs for safety drills and actual emergencies has recently undergone […]

December 18, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Ongoing Art created by youths at the Progress Ranch group home for boys is on display at the Pence Gallery through Jan. 4. The artwork was created with the assistance of artist Sue Ann Foster, a mixed-media expert at Sacramento State who has been working with Progress Ranch students for the past two months thanks to a grant […]

December 18, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Some vegetables just can’t be beet

My friend Michele would like to eat more vegetables. She does not, however, want to spend a lot of time cooking after work. I sympathize — as easy as it should be to steam some broccoli or cook a few green beans, it always feels like a great lot of extra work for something that, frankly, […]

December 17, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Name droppers: UCD equine surgeon earns national honor

Sue Stover of UC Davis received the 2014 Founders’ Award for Career Achievement from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in recognition of an outstanding career in orthopedic research spanning equine and small animal surgical research, basic bone biology, musculoskeletal diseases and human orthopedics. The first woman selected for this award, Stover serves as director of […]

December 11, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Saturday, Dec. 13 * The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge will host Breakfast with Santa in downtown Davis. Three seatings are planned, at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., but the breakfast is sold out. Santa and his elves will be on hand to spend time with each child, and pose for photos. Parents are reminded to bring their cameras. Friday, Dec. […]

December 11, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

The magic and legacy of the ‘Davis Children’s Nutcracker’

The magic brings them back, year after year. First they came as 6-year-olds, most performing on the big stage for the first time in their lives. Dancing snowflakes, or tiny bears, sweets or insects. They gathered in the various rooms of the Veterans’ Memorial Center several times a week from Thanksgiving to mid-December, learning their […]

December 11, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Schools foundation launches 10th annual campaign

Since it was formed by community members 10 years ago, the Davis Schools Foundation has raised nearly $4 million for the Davis Joint Unified School District, funding everything from classroom teachers and instructional aides to vice principals, counselors, sixth-grade outdoor education and library staff and materials. The fundraising began in 2004 with the first “Dollar-a-Day” campaign, […]

December 11, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,