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Street Smarts: Wear that helmet

There is a simple saying: “Use your head, wear a helmet.” A helmet is the single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes. But to be effective, a helmet needs to fit your child properly and your child needs to know how to put it on correctly. Consider […]

September 11, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Rec Report: Time for some gymnastics fun

Tumble, flip, jump and run … get ready for some gymnastics fun! On Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center, 23 Russell Blvd., and gyms across the country will be celebrating National Gymnastics Day. This is a time to raise awareness about the fantastic sport of […]

September 11, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Future subscriber: Adelaide Pifer Smith

Charles and Rebecca Smith of Davis announce the birth of their daughter, Adelaide Pifer Smith, on Aug. 15, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Her maternal grandparents are Mark and Joanne Anderson of Davis and her paternal grandparents are John and Patricia Smith of Novi, Mich.

September 11, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

‘French Roots’: more than a cookbook

By Ann M. Evans and Georgeanne Brennan Jean-Pierre and Denise Lurton Moullé are French … but they are also American. Their first cookbook, “French Roots: Two Cooks, Two Countries,” tells the story of their life together; two adventuresome young people meeting by chance on the sidewalk on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley in 1977, just a few […]

September 10, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Woodland hosts 3-on-3 basketball tournament

Youths are encouraged to play in a free basketball tournament beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. In collaboration with the YGRIP (Youth Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program) and the Woodland Police Department, the city of Woodland is hosting the second annual […]

September 04, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation

Youth Leadership Davis seeks teen participants

High school students are being recruited to apply for Youth Leadership Davis (previously Youth Leadership Institute of Davis), a yearlong program that equips them to be community leaders through hands-on experience, skill-building and education. As trained interns at Davis’ Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter, the high school students learn about the root causes of homelessness. They […]

September 04, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Saturday, Sept. 6 Bring a picnic blanket and join fellow Davis families for “Despicable Me 2,” a free family movie beginning at dusk under the trees in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Cotton candy will be available for sale. Movies are shown on a large inflatable screen thanks to the Davis Sunset Rotary Club. Saturday, Sept. […]

September 04, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Traffic safety tips

Walking to school: * Choose the best route to school and walk it together. * Walk with a group, parent or buddy. Avoid walking alone. * Obey all traffic signals, signs and street markings such as crosswalks and traffic lights. * Look in all directions when crossing. Practice always looking left, right, left and forward […]

September 04, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Suggested routes aim to get kids walking and biking to school

One of the main reasons parents offer for driving their children to school is fear of the traffic and safety hazards their children would face were they to walk or bike on a regular basis. Last spring, the city of Davis undertook a comprehensive effort to locate and begin eliminating those barriers by conducting walk-and-bike […]

September 04, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: UC researchers publish book on mental disorders

Randi Hagerman, Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research and medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, and Robert Hendren, professor, vice chair and director of child and adolescent psychiatry in the UC San Francisco Department of Psychiatry, are the editors of a new leading-edge book, “Treatment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Targeting Neurobiological Mechanisms,” published by Oxford […]

August 27, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Field to fork: Play catch-up with summer’s produce

Tomatoes, corn, eggplant — this list of summer’s bounty could go on, but we’ll leave it at that, invoking the journalist’s “rule of threes.” (Cite three examples and in our culture, at least, that stand in for everything.) The summer growing season is coming to an end, as days grow shorter, nights get cooler, and […]

August 27, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Local teacher and artist turns 100

Kathy Bitzer received a special gift for her 100th birthday: a photo album with pictures of all the dolls she’s made. Bitzer, who turned 100 on Aug. 6, celebrated her birthday with family and friends at a party thrown by members of the Davis Doll Collectors Club. Bitzer, who made reproductions of antique dolls by hand, […]

August 28, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

100 years’ worth of stories

Bud Meyer just had his first birthday. His first triple-digit birthday, that is. Bud turned 100 on Tuesday, an occasion that he celebrated with family and friends. Bud lives in Davis with his wife, Maude, and a caregiver. Though he sometimes forgets what he said a minute before, Bud still recalls stories from his youth nearly a […]

August 28, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,
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