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Meet the authors: Patwin students learn from writers in their midst

When a couple of authors met with fifth-graders in the Patwin Elementary School library last week, they didn’t need to travel all that far — one of them, in fact, works in the library; the other toils just steps away in the principal’s office. And together, library technician Meera Klein and Principal Nikki Smith were […]

Kids in the news: Congratulations to 36 honor band members

Thirty-six exceptional musicians from Davis junior high concert bands were selected as part of the North Bay Honor Band this year. The students, who attend Harper, Holmes, Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools, are: Miseok Shim, flute; Jack Williams, flute; Jana Sun, flute; Timothy Kim, clarinet; Jeffrey Keller, clarinet; Jessica Yang, alto clarinet; Luke Mangney, […]

Summer bounty starts now

Trucks are rolling, and bare root fruit trees are coming to garden centers all over California. This is the season with greatest selection and best value. If you’ve thought of adding some fruit trees to your garden or landscape, January and February are great months to look for them. Which plants come bare root? Fruit: […]

Back on our feet in the real world

Whew! The whole town let out a collective sigh of relief last Monday: the crazy rush of holidays, parties, traveling and gifting was over, school was back in session and things were back to normal. A minute or so later the realization set in: we’re in for the long slog of daily life combined with […]

Citrus Circuits gears up for new season of competition

The Citrus Circuits robotics team is entering build mode for the 2014 FIRST Robotics competition. The team — composed of students from Davis and Da Vinci high schools, as well as Harper, Holmes, Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools — will spend the next few weeks building a robot capable of passing and shooting […]

Rec Report: Help us get our thumbs up!

By Anne Marquez You made it! Congratulations! You either suffered or survived the annual holiday season with its ridiculous amounts of sales, get-togethers, friends and family from near and far. And the baked goods (stop with the toffee already!) Anyway, I digress. Grandma Lottie’s rocky road will do that to you. But you know it’s […]

Meetings will focus on safe routes to school

Parents and community members are encouraged to review draft recommendations for the city of Davis Safe Routes to School Walk and Bike Audit Project at a series of upcoming public meetings. The draft is the result of audits done at 11 Davis elementary and junior high schools last year aimed at finding ways to improve […]

What’s happening for kids

Now through Jan. 15 Registration for Davis Little League is open online and runs through Jan. 15. Current registration costs vary — depending on the division in which a child plays — ranging from $130 for T-ball to $310 for Junior League. A new Challenger Division for special-needs players has been added. Kids ages 4 to […]

From the ground up: Look for the lamb

Yolo, Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties have long been known for their lamb. Most any time you make a drive heading west through Winters, over the hills on Highway 128 and on through the Wine Country, you’ll see grazing sheep and lambs as part of the landscape. What is more recent is the appearance of […]

Learning the lessons of war from those who fought

Sitting comfortably in a cozy living room in a house in Northeast Davis, the five Da Vinci High School students interviewing World War II veteran Francis Resta in November could hardly have been further removed from where he was, and what he was doing, at their age. While the students’ immediate concerns were about the […]

What’s happening for youths

Now through Jan. 15 Registration for Davis Little League is open online and runs through Jan. 15. Current registration costs vary — depending on the division in which a child plays — ranging from $130 for T-ball to $310 for junior league. A new Challenger Division for special-needs players has been added. Kids ages 4 […]

Name Droppers: UCD eye specialist hailed as up-and-coming professional

UC Davis eye specialist Khizer Khaderi, is combining expertise in neuro-opthalmology with technological know-how to develop new tools to improve vision and patient care, from athletes in training to individuals with traumatic brain injury. His work and vision for establishing a sports vision center for student athletes and the community has earned him a spot on […]

Name Droppers: Former Aggie named ASU provost

Honeybee geneticist Robert E. Page Jr., emeritus professor and former chair of the UC Davis department of entomology, has been promoted from vice provost and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University to the university provost. His appointment began Dec. 5. Page, who studies the evolution of complex social behavior in […]

Name Droppers: UCD prof honored as engineering fellow

Professor Durham Ken Giles of UC Davis is among 13 new fellows of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. The induction ceremony took place in July during the society’s annual international meeting in Kansas City, Mo. He earned the honor for his “insightful research, teaching and outreach related to engineering design and development for agricultural […]

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