Congratulations, Stan!

Stan Wells, left, is joined by Will Ily and a half-dozen other friends at coffee Saturday morning, Aug. 13, at Nugget Market in the Oak Tree Plaza. Wells, who has practiced estate planning and tax law for the past 44 years in Davis, is retiring. His friends chose Nugget for his retirement celebration because he […]

What’s happening for youths

Tuesday, September 6 Interested in the elementary music program? Students and their parents should attend parent meetings next week. Those interested in the band program should attend on either Tuesday, Sept. 6, or Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Those interested in the strings program should attend […]

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Yolo Crisis Nursery wish list

Community service is par for the course for many Davis kids, whether it’s part of a Boy Scout or Girl Scout project, a requirement for honor society, part of the bat mitvah experience or simply a desire to make a difference. One of the favorite beneficiaries of youth largesse in Davis is the Yolo Crisis […]

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Davis High student celebrates quinceañera with a pageant

Picture a traditional quinceañera celebration: A newly 15-year-old girl marking a transition to adulthood — a “coming out,” if you will — dressed in a beautiful gown, surrounded by family. By that measure, Ale Ruiz-Jimenez’s 15th birthday fit the mold. But with a decided twist: Rather than having a big party, Ruiz-Jimenez decided to participate in a […]

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Harper student wins state Fight the Bite poster contest

Devayani Varma has the whole poster-making thing locked down. The Harper Junior High seventh-grader learned over the summer that she won first place in California for her “Fight the Bite” poster in a national contest sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control. The contest encourages people to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses by using DEET. […]

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Top 5 kids: Grab-and-go breakfasts

Help your kids start the school day off right with one of these grab-and-go breakfasts: 1. Egg rolled in tortilla — scramble and cook one egg in a small non-stick pan. Do not stir; it should look like a disk. When cooked, slide onto a warmed whole-wheat tortilla. Add a dollop of salsa, and fold […]

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Learn about drought-tolerant plants at Storer Garden tour

Local residents can learn how to create an abundant garden while conserving water on a free guided tour of the Storer Garden on Saturday, Sept. 3. The Storer Garden is the UC Davis Arboretum’s demonstration garden of drought-tolerant flowering shrubs and perennials, with an emphasis on sustainable, low-maintenance gardening. The tour will meet at 10 […]

Get expert advice at Arboretum Plant Faire and Sale

Anyone who grows plants in their yard, garden or home will want to attend the biggest and best plant sale in the Central Valley, on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the UC Davis Arboretum. This year’s Plant Faire and Sale is a celebration of the Arboretum’s 75th anniversary, and will feature hundreds of varieties of great […]

Vegans meet monthly at Davis Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op hosts a free monthly meeting for vegans at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in its Teaching Kitchen, 537 G St. in downtown Davis. A vegan diet is free of animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs and other animal products. Co-op Club Vegan will offer guests a chance to […]

Co-op wine tasting benefits FARM Davis

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., will host a wine tasting of “Notable Locals” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. The tasting will feature wines from Senders, Spoto and Bob Marr. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit FARM Davis. FARM Davis reclaims public space to build community, provides services […]

Bones for Life class offered

Hoping to improve your posture and alignment?  The Bones for Life: Fundamentals class beginning can help. Students also experience a greater sense of security and strength while stimulating bone density with controlled weight-bearing challenges, a city of Davis news release said. The class meets from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Davis Senior […]

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City offers cooking class for kids

Parents are invited to introduce their children to the city of Davis’ Kids in the Kitchen class. Not only will they love to taste something new, but they’ll also feel a great sense of creativity and accomplishment when they make something they’re proud of, a city spokeswoman says. The class meet Thursdays, Sept. 29 through […]

Wineaux: Expense is in the eye of the shopper

I haven’t ranted for weeks (aside from the occasional snarky comment that you’ve come to expect) in spite of worse and worse political news, but the heartbreaking unemployment numbers have put me over the edge. Here goes. Remarks I keep hearing: “You go to the Davis Farmers Market? It’ so expensive.” “Oh, I don’t have […]

Name droppers: Landon is new CA Alliance for Arts chief

Joe Landon has been named the California Alliance for Arts education’s new executive director, effective Aug. 1. The current policy director for the alliance, he will replace Laurie Schell, who has served as executive director for the past ten years. Schell, who has led the alliance for the past 10 years, said she was leaving to pursue […]

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