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Montgomery students enjoy hands-on science

Montgomery Elementary School students enjoyed the school’s first-ever science fair last month — an event that featured hands-on activities for students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The fair exposed students to a wide range of opportunities both in the field of science and in their own daily lives, teaching them about everything from the microbes […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Rec Report: Splashing into summer

By Hollay Shayegi As a lifeguard, there’s a certain “calm before the storm feeling” walking onto the pool deck before opening up for recreational swim for the day. No laughing children, no splashes from the mushroom at Arroyo Pool or the Splash Pad at Manor Pool. The water is quiet. A lifeguard buddy walks in […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Mother’s Day dessert that’s easy, flaky, delicious

By Alison Ladman The secret to this simple Mother’s Day dessert is frozen puff pastry. It is easy to work with and bakes up into a deliciously flaky pastry. You’ll find puff pastry in the grocer’s freezer section, usually near the frozen fruit and pie shells. Be sure to thaw it completely before trying to […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Through Friday Birch Lane Elementary School students are selling plants and vegetables grown by students in the school garden. Lots of heirloom tomatoes and Baker Creek heirloom plants will be available, with all funds benefiting the school’s garden program. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 […]

April 29, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Once again, May is all about bicycles

It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say that every month is bike month in Davis.

This is Davis after all.

But there is most certainly something about May, especially if you’re a kid.

From the annual Loopalooza, which introduces families to the Davis bike loop with activity stations and prizes, to Bike to School parades and contests, there is much fun to be had during May is Bike Month activities.

And new this year: kids who regularly bike to school may emerge from class to find …

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 ,
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