Chávez kids are movin’

Have you ever Hula-Hhooped for 30 minutes straight? How about jumped rope for a half-hour? Lots of César Chávez Elementary School students did during the school’s recent “Move-a-thon.” They Hula-Hooped, jumped rope, danced and ran, and raised $10,000 in the process for the school’s multiple active-play and exercise programs. Organized by parent volunteers Raychel Kubby […]

Name Droppers: Foster parent heads to First 5

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has appointed Jennifer Rexroad, a Woodland resident and foster parent, as the new District 3 community representative to the First 5 Yolo Children and Families Commission. Rexroad replaces Suzanne Anderson, who served on the commission for more than 10 years. “Jenn brings her impressive background as a foster parent and classroom teacher to the commission,” said […]

Girl Scouts join effort to keep kids healthy

Enterovirus D68. Pertussis. Influenza. Serious outbreaks with serious consequences have kept all three diseases in the news over the past year, with children suffering the brunt of cases, particularly when it comes to enterovirus and whooping cough. But the good news, amid the scary headlines, is that parents and their children have the power to […]

Hand sanitizer versus soap and water

So what’s better: hand sanitizer or good old soap and water when it comes to killing germs on our hands? According to health experts, they’re both good, but washing hands thoroughly with soap and water might be the best option. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says washing hands with soap and water is […]

What’s happening

Ongoing Girls ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their community or school are eligible to apply for the Violet Richardson Award, an annual $1,000 grant given by Soroptimist International of Davis. The award, named after the founder of Soroptimist International, is not a scholarship. It’s intended to reward and encourage volunteerism. Recipients are those who show […]

Gregg-Goodman wedding

Kaitlin Lindsay Gregg and Avi DeLano Goodman, both of Providence, R.I., were married on June 7, 2014, in Mount Rose, Nevada, at the Winters Creek Lodge. The bride is the daughter of Bill Gregg and Carolee Britton Gregg, both of Davis. She received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from UC Davis, and works […]

Future teachers get real-world experience in Davis classrooms

Amanda Zimmerman’s kindergarten classroom at Montgomery Elementary School was a busy place on Friday morning. There were students charting the life cycle of pumpkins, while others wrote their scientific observations of a decaying gourd, and still others read books about pumpkins or worked on writing their capital letters. Four activity stations in all kept students busy […]

What’s happening

Friday, Oct. 17 * Yolo Friends of Scouting will present an evening of family, food and fun from 5 to 9:30 p.m. in Davis’ Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Admission is free. The event will highlight what Boy Scouting provides to the community. Activities include carnival games, music, food vendors, a Scout showcase, corporate and youth […]

Name Droppers: Bisson, Cahill earn UC Davis faculty honors

Faculty associations at UC Davis have honored two of their own: Linda Bisson, recipient of the Charles P. Nash Prize, and Thomas Cahill, recipient of the Distinguished Emeritus Award. The Davis Division of the Academic Senate, the Academic Federation, the Davis Faculty Association and the Nash family have been presenting the Nash Prize since 2008, the year after Charlie Nash’s death. […]

Plan ahead for freezer-friendly meals in a jiffy

November is the busiest month of the year for grocery stores, and hence for grocery store employees. In my world, that makes stocking the freezer an essential October activity. Every weekend I cook large batches of one or two things, which I package up neatly to pop into my not-nearly-large-enough freezer. To combat the small […]

Vet School invites families to National Make a Difference Day

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will host a pet adoption event on National Make a Difference Day, Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Russell Field. The multi-species adopt-a-thon will feature free veterinary exams and consults, adoptions, vaccinations, microchipping and fun-filled family activities and demonstrations. “We’re expecting dogs, cats, rabbits, […]

DHS student honored for scientific contributions

Davis High School senior Alex Chen was one of three California students named as finalists for the Outstanding Young Scientist Award this year. Chen was selected for the honor by the California Association of Professional Scientists for his project, “Analyzing and Graphically Representing Neuronal Spikes in Real-Time,” which created a computer program to pick up […]

Eagle Scout rank tops long and accomplished Scouting career

Funny thing about earning that pinnacle of scouting, the Eagle Scout award: It can be kind of bittersweet. For someone like Kevin Krupa, a Davis High School junior who has been a Scout since the first grade, there is both the extraordinary sense of accomplishment, and the realization that an era ending. “It felt like a lot […]

Next Gen: What’s Happening

 Thursday, Oct. 2 * Explore how to help children impacted by early trauma and loss, including those placed in foster care, achieve successful relationships with parents, peers and educators while improving self-confidence and personal character during a series of parenting classes offered by the Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program. “Incredible Kids,” […]