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Field to fork: El Macero’s chef offers spring tastes

Sometimes it just seems right to talk about the chef before talking about the food. And so we shall. It’s an account of an individual who worked her way up from the bottom, becoming a master in her field. Fresh out of high school in Woodland in 1992, the young Rachael Levine had to plead […]

April 23, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Willett running club invites community to ‘run with the owls’

When the bell rings at Willett Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays and children in grades 1-3 are released for the day, they don’t all head to the bike racks or pickup zone. At least 60 to 70 of those kids head to the field behind the school and start running. And they run and […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Saturday Birch Lane Elementary School will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a party at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and will include appetizers, a dessert buffet and silent and live auctions. Tickets will be $10 and may be purchased at http://blepta.ejoinme.org/atickets or at […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: What is the right number of APs to take?

About February every year I field the same basic question from a variety of families and students. No, not which team will win March Madness, but actually something even more mysterious … how many Advanced Placement courses should I take? Since this question requires some careful self-assessment, the answer is different for different students. What […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

10 recreation lakes that can survive a drought

By Tom Stienstra On a trip through California’s Gold Country last month, we drove over the dam at Lake Tulloch near Sonora, and like most, had a provocative response: Look at all that water! Tulloch, as are a few recreation lakes across Northern California, is kept full or close to it year-round, even when other […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Travel | Tagged ,

Keep children safe when traveling

Parents traveling overseas with children should know health risks and how to avoid them. An estimated 1.9 million American children travel internationally each year, and the number is increasing. In general, children face most of the same health risks as their parents, but the consequences can be more serious. Some conditions can be difficult to […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Travel | Tagged ,

Even with no flowers, Anza-Borrego’s desert inspires

By Michele Bigley A common theme in literature is the hero who goes on a search and returns with the gifts of the unexpected. It was March – typically the optimal time for wildflower shows in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park — and California faced one of the direst droughts in recent history. Yet I was […]

April 22, 2014 | Posted in Travel | Tagged ,

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 ,
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