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Visitors’ Guide: Davis swimming pools

Bust out the sunscreen and floppy hat when the city pools are in full swing for the summer. Both Arroyo and Manor pools are expected to be open for recreational swimming through Labor Day weekend. Both pools have lap swimming, diving, water slides and play areas. Cool off with “Family Fun Nights” — on Mondays […]

Visitors’ Guide: Rafting

Cache Creek is part of the Wild and Scenic California water system. It is one of the major rivers in Yolo County, flowing southeast from Clear Lake through BLM land and then along Highway 16. The wilderness area has both the second largest population of bald eagles and tule elk in California. For most recreational […]

Visitors’ guide: What’s so great about Yolo County? Plenty!

Yolo County is tucked away between Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, but it is a world apart. A variety of experiences — pedaling along bike paths lined with lush greenery, strolling through parks, shopping in historic districts, and enjoying art walks, cultural events, and adventure sports, to name a few — the vibrant cities of […]

Fast and easy, three-sentence suppers

If you’re the Person In Charge of Dinner, you know that recipes aren’t really all that helpful at 10 till 6 on a weeknight. At that point, most of us are just looking for a viable alternative to scrambled eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches or the dreaded cold cereal. Thus, this handy list of super-quick un-recipes. […]

What’s happening for youths

Thursday * All sixth-graders are invited to the city of Davis’s annual Sixth-Grade Graduation Party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Community Services Department, 600 A St., Suite C. This event sells out every year. The evening includes […]

Students extend the hand of friendship

North Davis Elementary School students have extended the hand of friendship all the way to Africa, and thanks to a Davis High student and her mom, that friendship is now evident on the wrists of hundreds of children in Ethiopia. Lauren Cordano, who graduates from Davis High School this week, traveled to Ethiopia with her […]

College Corner: Use summer to get organized for application season

Making a list and checking it twice… No, it is not the winter holiday gift-giving season yet. It is a summer holiday that requires a different type of list — a to-do list. From a college admissions standpoint, the summer break is the ideal time to endure a little short-term pain for some long-term gain […]

What’s happening for youths

Friday Kids between the ages of 1 and 12 are invited to Friday Night Live from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center.  For a $5 fee, children can work on gymnastics skills, jump on the trampoline and more. Gymnastics and dance staff will be available for coaching questions, supervision and […]

Pioneer student grabs top prize in water awareness contest

Pioneer Elementary School fourth-grader Ellie Bukowski was the grand prize winner in this year’s student art contest sponsored by the Water Resources Association of Yolo County. Ellie received a $100 cash prize from the Blue Wing Gallery in Woodland and her classroom at Pioneer, taught by Catherine West, received a $125 cash prize. Ellie and […]

Rec Report: Summertime!

By Anne Marquez It’s that time of year again — the time for pomp and circumstance. But it’s also a reminder that summer is almost here — in less than two weeks, in fact. So before you freak out, breathe in … breathe out. And dial the city of Davis Community Services office STAT! That’s […]

Aichwalder 40th anniversary

Aletha and Erich Aichwalder of Davis will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on June 1. The Aichwalders were married at the Veterans’ Memorial Center on June 1, 1974, where they pledged their love in front of friends and family. Erich and Aletha have three children; Erica Aichwalder Barclift, Derric Aichwalder and Alexis Aichwalder, all of […]

Name Droppers: UC Davis anthropologist honored by National Academy

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, professor emerita at UC Davis and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, has been selected to receive the academy’s 2014 Award for Scientific Reviewing. Given this year in the category of human-biosocial interactions, the award recognizes Hrdy, an anthropologist, for “rendering a significant service to science and influencing the course of […]

Future subscriber: Abner Noah Harris

Tyler Vance Harris and Elizabeth Ann Hilliard are pleased to announce the birth of their son Abner Noah Harris on March 21, 2014, in Davis. He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces. Abner’s mother, a UC Davis graduate, is a registered nurse at Sutter Davis Women’s Health Clinic. His dad works for Raging Wire in Sacramento. […]

Future subscriber: Meara Francena Green

Benjamin and Laura Green of Woodland are pleased to announce the birth of their child, Meara Francena Green, born on April 11, 2014, in Davis. Meara weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Meara’s parents are both 2001 graduates of UC Davis. Her mother is a landscape architect with Cunningham Engineering in Davis. Maternal grandparents are Joe and Valerie […]

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