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Just desserts? A sweet treat is worth the effort

While I cook a lot, dessert isn’t really my thing. On the rare occasion that I have a sweet after dinner at my house, it’s almost always ice cream. (The front-runner at this moment: Latest Scoop Salt Caramel.) I’m much more likely to devote time to making bread, stock or infused vinegar than a dessert, […]

Bill Walton: A century of life, love and music

Friends and family gather in the brightly painted home on K Street in Davis, the sound of chatter filling the room. They have come from near and far for this festivity, something that few of them have ever experienced. An older gentleman dressed in a crisp yellow button-up and blue jeans is seated in a […]

Dealing with drought issues in the garden

There are a lot of landscapes in transition in Davis: brown lawns will hopefully be changed over to low-water plants soon. Many gardeners have reduced water use considerably, which is great. But there have been some adverse side effects. Problems with vegetable gardens? “What happened to my tomatoes this year?” There’s been highly variable feedback […]

What’s happening

Saturday, Sept. 13 Bring a picnic blanket and join fellow Davis families for “Frozen,” a free family movie beginning at dusk under the trees in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Cotton candy will be available for sale. Movies are shown on a large inflatable screen thanks to the Davis Sunset Rotary Club. Saturday, Sept. 20 Bring […]

Street Smarts: Wear that helmet

There is a simple saying: “Use your head, wear a helmet.” A helmet is the single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes. But to be effective, a helmet needs to fit your child properly and your child needs to know how to put it on correctly. Consider […]

Rec Report: Time for some gymnastics fun

Tumble, flip, jump and run … get ready for some gymnastics fun! On Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center, 23 Russell Blvd., and gyms across the country will be celebrating National Gymnastics Day. This is a time to raise awareness about the fantastic sport of […]

Future subscriber: Adelaide Pifer Smith

Charles and Rebecca Smith of Davis announce the birth of their daughter, Adelaide Pifer Smith, on Aug. 15, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Her maternal grandparents are Mark and Joanne Anderson of Davis and her paternal grandparents are John and Patricia Smith of Novi, Mich.

‘French Roots’: more than a cookbook

By Ann M. Evans and Georgeanne Brennan Jean-Pierre and Denise Lurton Moullé are French … but they are also American. Their first cookbook, “French Roots: Two Cooks, Two Countries,” tells the story of their life together; two adventuresome young people meeting by chance on the sidewalk on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley in 1977, just a few […]

Woodland hosts 3-on-3 basketball tournament

Youths are encouraged to play in a free basketball tournament beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. In collaboration with the YGRIP (Youth Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program) and the Woodland Police Department, the city of Woodland is hosting the second annual […]

Youth Leadership Davis seeks teen participants

High school students are being recruited to apply for Youth Leadership Davis (previously Youth Leadership Institute of Davis), a yearlong program that equips them to be community leaders through hands-on experience, skill-building and education. As trained interns at Davis’ Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter, the high school students learn about the root causes of homelessness. They […]

What’s happening for youths

Saturday, Sept. 6 Bring a picnic blanket and join fellow Davis families for “Despicable Me 2,” a free family movie beginning at dusk under the trees in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Cotton candy will be available for sale. Movies are shown on a large inflatable screen thanks to the Davis Sunset Rotary Club. Saturday, Sept. […]

Traffic safety tips

Walking to school: * Choose the best route to school and walk it together. * Walk with a group, parent or buddy. Avoid walking alone. * Obey all traffic signals, signs and street markings such as crosswalks and traffic lights. * Look in all directions when crossing. Practice always looking left, right, left and forward […]

Suggested routes aim to get kids walking and biking to school

One of the main reasons parents offer for driving their children to school is fear of the traffic and safety hazards their children would face were they to walk or bike on a regular basis. Last spring, the city of Davis undertook a comprehensive effort to locate and begin eliminating those barriers by conducting walk-and-bike […]

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