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12 for $40: Good grains offer nutrition and bang for your buck

When you’re trying to cook on a budget, it’s easy to fill up on starches — they’re inexpensive and satisfying, don’t take much work to cook and keep in the pantry. They are not, however, the best dietary choice. They’re also not quite the bargain they seem, since the nutritional value of refined carbohydrates (think […]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday The community is invited to a free concert by the Davis High School Madrigal Singers and the Advanced Treble Choir performing the repertoire from their recent musical tour in New York City. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The two choirs were […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

This little light of mine

Light. It’s something most children in Davis take for granted. With the flick of a switch, their bedrooms are illuminated, making it possible to do homework, read a book or play after dark. It’s clean, it’s safe and it’s oh-so-easy to come by, thanks to electricity. But for children living off the grid, light is […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Citrus Circuits wraps up regionals, heads to world championships

The Citrus Circuits robotics team traveled to their third regional competition this season, the Silicon Valley Regional, which took place April 3-5 at San Jose State University. Despite tough competition, Team 1678 Citrus Circuits were finalists in an alliance with Team 368 Kika Mana and Team 4171 BayBots, but lost to the alliance of Team […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Tips for dining room interior design

By Joseph Pubillones Creators.com Dining rooms are stellar rooms for drama. Just think of the exquisite scenes set in “Downton Abbey’s” dining rooms. For foodies and aficionados of interior design, dining rooms are often the most important room of the house. Whether you love intimate dinners or enjoy large dinner parties, there are certain considerations. […]

April 11, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Air conditioning checkups: Clean units save money and energy

By Kristen Castillo Creators.com Air conditioning is a relief on a hot, humid day. So you want to ensure your AC unit is working well. The Air Conditioning Contractors of America says the HVAC system — heating, ventilation and air conditioning — is “most likely the single biggest use of energy in your home.” Since […]

April 11, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Consider a circulating hot water pump

By Bill Cavins Are you wasting good, treated water while you wait for your shower to get hot? Do you have to run water in the kitchen to get hot water to the dishwasher? Are you committed to water conservation? Did you know that every home wastes thousands of gallons of water a year waiting […]

April 11, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Proper planning is key to enjoyable home remodeling

After years of biding their time, waiting for the economy, job stability and home values to improve, many homeowners are ready to get their remodeling projects rolling. MAK Design+Build reports that new client contacts have increased significantly over the past few years. Clients often call with a long list of projects they have been putting […]

April 11, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Friday, April 18 Kids between the ages of 1 and 12 are invited to Friday Night Live from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center.  For a $5 fee, children can work on gymnastics skills, jump on the trampoline and more. Gymnastics and dance staff will be available for coaching questions, […]

April 08, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Kids eReading room now available at library

The Yolo County Library has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main digital collection, http://yolocounty.lib.overdrive.com, now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for children. The new Kids eReading Room is available at http://yolocounty.lib.overdrive.com/kids. This appealing and user-friendly site contains a variety […]

April 08, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Elementary students invited to learn ‘Smart Cycling’

Get your bells and your bike baskets ready, because the city of Davis is beginning a new program for third- through sixth-graders called Smart Cycling. The program includes instruction of smart and safe cycling techniques and etiquette. Participants will use their new knowledge to explore Davis via the city’s extensive bike trails and residential streets. […]

April 08, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

DPNS: 65 years and counting!

The Davis Parent Nursery School celebrated its 65th anniversary on Saturday with current and former DPNS students, teachers and their families. DPNS2W DPNS1W

April 08, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Presidential elections … Da Vinci-style

Don Raphael Gorga may have had the look and sound of Don Corleone, but it actually may have been his pledge to reform the country’s criminal justice system and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure that carried the day in presidential elections at Da Vinci Charter Academy last month. Then again, it may have been the “Godfather” […]

April 08, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Davis resident welcomed into Century Circle

Mary Fulton Jenkin of Davis, who celebrated her 100th birthday last Saturday, has been welcomed into the 4th Assembly District’s Century Circle. Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, launched the Century Circle in 2010 to identify centenarians throughout her Assembly district. The program brings attention to the growing number of people 100 years of age and older, […]

April 04, 2014 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,
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