Yamada inducts Bloom, Goddard into ‘Century Circle’

Assembly member Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, chair of the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, honored two local women this week as new members of the “Century Circle,” which she established to recognize centenarians in the 8th District. Based in the tradition of “Keiro No Hi” (pronounced “kay-row no hee”) or “Respect for the Aged Day” […]

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Francis-Athavaria wedding

Dona Jolie Francis and Vaibhav Athavaria, both of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, were married on Nov. 17, 2010, in Agra, India. The bride is the daughter of Calvin Hayes Hirsch and Deborah Christine Francis, both of Davis. She is a 2000 graduate of Davis High School, where she was a member of the varsity track and […]

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What’s happening for youths

Friday Today is the deadline to apply for a spot in the 2011 “Davis Children’s Nutcracker.” Applications are due by 5 p.m. in the Community Services Department, 23 Russell Blvd. The annual holiday show is open to children ages 6 to 12. For more information, call (530) 757-5626. Saturday Willett Elementary School families will host […]

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Look ahead to winter gardens on Saturday

Why should we be thinking about winter vegetables now when our tomatoes have just reached their full, bountiful harvest? On Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Master Gardener Tamar Rein will cover early seed starts, when to plant and strategies for a successful fall and winter garden. The free workshop will take place at the […]

DHS student has her dreams in sight

Since she was a little girl, Fatuma-Ayaan Rinderknecht knew she wanted to be a doctor. She even had a toy medical kit she carried around with her. But thanks to five consecutive years focusing on science in a Johns Hopkins summer program, this Davis High School junior has narrowed her future goals down to something […]

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Davis Toy Library opens next week

The Yolo County Library and city of Davis Child Care Services Office welcome children, families, child care providers and the community to the grand opening next week of the Davis Toy Library. The event will run from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the children’s section of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. […]

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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. […]