Top 5 kids on fall sports injuries

Tips for protecting kids during fall sports: 1. Have old sprains checked by a doctor before the season starts up. A medical check-up can reveal whether your child’s previously injured ankle might be vulnerable to sprains. 2. Buy the right shoes for the sport. Different sports require different gear. Players shouldn’t mix baseball cleats with […]

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Methodist youth group leaves its mark

Davis teens may have left their mark on residents of South Central Los Angeles this summer, but their week of community service left them changed as well. The teens, all members of the Davis United Methodist Church youth group, spent a week in the low-income area of Los Angeles, helping residents with a variety of […]

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12 for $40: A week of vegan meals

One of the joys of working for a locally owned business is the ability to meet the needs of our community very quickly. At the Davis Food Co-op, we don’t have to wait for approval from some distant head office, or coordinate our efforts with a national campaign — someone here in Davis asks for […]

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Music brings comfort to children who need it most

Whether it’s distracting the youngest patients from their pain with silly songs, engaging a bored teen stuck in isolation with piano lessons, or singing softly with a family at the bedside of a dying child, longtime Davis resident Kathy Lorenzato uses her passion for music to bring some measure of comfort to children who need it the most.

She has met, entertained and befriended more children than she can count. She is a constant, a familiar face to children with chronic diseases like sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis who repeatedly find themselves hospitalized.

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Medeiros-Elliott wedding

Sarah Elizabeth Medeiros and Simon John Elliott were married on June 25, 2011, at the Monte Verde Inn in Foresthill. The bride is the daughter of Manuel and Patricia Medeiros of Davis. She is a graduate of Davis High School and Stanford University, where she played field hockey and majored in psychology. Sarah graduated from […]

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Leung-Lo engagement

Lena Lo and Timothy Leung are engaged to be married in the summer of 2012. The bride-elect is the daughter and Paul and Susan Lo of Brooklyn. A graduate of Brooklyn Tech High School, she received her bachelor’s degree in Chinese studies from Wellesley College and master’s degree in early childhood education from Hunter College. […]

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Senior Center classes focus on preventing falls

Falling takes a heavy toll on older adults. In fact, one of every three people age 65 and up falls each year in the U.S., according to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the last week of September, the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will host the following presentations to help […]

Senior Center hosts jewelry, craft sales

The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will host two opportunities to shop for a loved one or yourself. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, the Senior Center will present its annual Jewelry Sale fundraiser. Come check out a wonderful selection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more, organizers said. On Thursday, Nov. […]

Wine, beer tasting planned Friday

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of beer from Rubicon and wine from Revolution from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit FARM Davis. FARM Davis reclaims public space to build community, provides services for underserved and transient populations and […]

Point of Brew: A pot of ale, and who was Shakespeare?

As a young man in the 1950s, I used to enjoy beers from Flowers Brewery in Stratford-upon-Avon. The brewery owned a lot of delightful old pubs in the villages and small towns found down the leafy lanes of Warwickshire that we used to cruise on Sunday evenings. I was fond of these beers partly because […]

Go ‘Back to the Future’ at Westlake Plaza party

Do you like classic cars, live music and barbecued tri-tip? Westlake Market and Westlake Plaza will present all three at a “Back to the Future” barbecue and fundraiser Saturday for the Davis Schools Foundation. The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at Westlake Plaza, 1260 Lake Blvd. in West Davis. Admission is free; […]

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St. James contingent participates in World Youth Day

You can help What: Rummage sale with lots of bargains for new or returning college students, to help pay for local youths’ recent trip to Madrid for World Youth Day When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday Where: St. James Catholic Church, 14th and B streets Imagine 2 million mostly young people packed into a hot airfield […]

Tour Arboretum Teaching Nursery on Saturday

Local gardeners will have an opportunity to learn about successful plants for Central Valley gardens and plan for the fall planting season during a free public tour Saturday of the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. The tour will feature uncommon garden plants from California and other parts of the world chosen for their ability to […]

Voice of the Wood celebrates 20th anniversary with three performances

Details What: Voice of the Wood story, music and mask performances When: 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $6 each, available in advance at The Artery, 207 G St., and at the door Info:, (530) 753-8435 The three founding members of Voice of the […]