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Michael Christopher McDermott and Kathryn Frederick, both of Denver, Colo., were married on Aug. 24, 2013, in Santa Barbara. The groom is the son of Christopher and Janet McDermott, both of Davis. He is a 2002 graduate of Davis High School and received a business degree from  Sacramento State University. He currently works as a regional […]

Name Droppers: UCD graduates appointed to bench

Gov. Jerry Brown has announced the appointments of two UC Davis graduates to judgeships in Merced and San Diego. Paul C. Lo, 45, of Merced, has been a solo practitioner since 2003. He held multiple positions at Allen Polgar Proietti and Fagalde LLP from 1994 to 2003, including associate, partner and managing partner. Lo earned a juris […]

From the Ground Up: What’s new in specialty foods

Are you interested in new flavors of jams? Mustards? Popcorn? Lemonades? You could taste them all — and much more, from caviar to barbecue sauce — at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show, held Jan. 19-21 at the Moscone Center, which featured more than 1,350 producers of all sorts of specialty foods, including several from Yolo […]

What’s happening for youths

Today The Davis Joint Unified School District is hosting a “Parent Engagement Night” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the North Davis Elementary School multi-purpose room, 555 E. 14th St. The program will include breakout sessions on inclusive communities, project-based learning, engaging Latino families and more. Child care and translation services will be provided. RSVP to […]

Rec Report: Scholarships available for rec programs

By Maria Lucchesi Need financial assistance to sign up for city of Davis classes and programs? You may be eligible for a scholarship through the city’s fee subsidy/scholarship program. The city of Davis allocates funds each year to help offset the cost of city recreation programs for low-income households. Those who qualify receive 50 percent […]

Putting the Books in storybook apps

When Josh and Jennie Book formed Mighty Yeti Studios, they brought two of their greatest strengths to the table: his animation skills and her writing. They also brought their combined experience as parents to Baker, now 6, and Emerson, 4. They’d seen how their children were not only drawn to play on the iPad, but […]

From field to fork: A food path that leaves me smiling

Imagine, for a moment, that you met the love of your life in the first grade. I did. Of the three cute girls in their brown Catholic-school jumpers — Janet, Barbara and Diane — the latter was my favorite. We married eventually and didn’t care much about our home cooking for a great many years. […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * The city’s annual Teen Job Skills Workshop takes place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Learn how to apply, interview and get a job with the city of Davis Community Services Department or another employer. For more information, call 530-757-5626. * Learn how to deal […]

Volunteers needed for Harper’s broccoli harvest

The Harper Harvest Project, an innovative school garden-to-cafeteria program, will bring together Davis community volunteers to harvest 2,400 broccoli plants in February. For the first time in the Davis school district’s history, fresh produce will be sold to the district’s lunch program from Harper Junior High School’s on-campus school farm. This project is a collaborative […]

Pence Gallery seeks teens interested in public art

The Pence Gallery announces Teens Take Charge, a free, teen-driven program designed to explore, create and celebrate community through public art. Over the course of four months, participants will learn about the diversity within public art and how it contributes to a community, while developing strong skills in leadership, public speaking and collaborative event planning. At the […]

Name droppers: Blue & White chooses officers

The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation announces its new slate of officers for 2014: Karen Mattis, a 1985 graduate, president; Logan Kittle, vice president; Cathe Richardson, a 1975 graduate, treasurer; and Kerrie Shultze, a 1998 graduate, secretary. Board members are Melissa Martinez, David Walters, Nicole Arnold, Will Arnold, Jeffrey Stromberg, Dennis Foster and Christine Berry. The Blue & White Foundation looks forward to […]

What’s happening for youths

Saturday, Jan. 25 The Davis Baseball Academy will conduct player assessments/tryouts for its U13/14 squad on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Davis High School varsity field. Players who are 13 years old as of April 30, 2014 — or younger — are eligible for the tryout, which will determine the […]

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