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UCD students help kick-start kids’ science projects

The school science project… It’s usually the first big project elementary school children take on and everything from picking a topic to following through with experiments and conclusions can be daunting, not just for the students themselves but for their parents as well, who are often expected to shepherd their children through. This year, a […]

February 25, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

12 for $40: As prices go up, home cooks get more frugal

If you’ve been in California for more than 10 minutes you know our primary topic of conversation is the drought. The acute water shortage is going to make it a rough summer in a number of ways, and your grocery shopping will definitely be one of them. At the very least, we can expect to […]

February 19, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Friday Kids between the ages of one 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, […]

February 18, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Local Girl Scout puts finishing touches on new children’s room

For years to come, the children’s room in the new Center for Families will bear the fingerprints of Grace Richey. Literally. One of the furniture pieces Richey brought to the center as she furnished the children’s room was a shelving unit her class made for the Montgomery Elementary School auction back when she was in […]

February 18, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

‘Words Take Wing’ brings celebrated children’s authors to Davis

Davis students were among more than 1,000 on hand last week when the UC Davis School of Education celebrated the 10th anniversary of “Words Take Wing” with an appearance by renowned children’s author Andrea Pinkney and her husband, author and illustrator Brian Pinkney. The students — among them classes from Patwin and Montgomery elementary schools […]

February 18, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Forbes re-elected to lead redistricting panel

Stan Forbes of Esparto, a former member of the Davis Council and Davis Board of Education, has been re-elected as chairman of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. Forbes was one of 14 commission members selected from 36,000 applicants in 2010 who were responsible for drawing the California’s Assembly, state Senate, congressional and Board of Equalization districts. […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Friday Give the kids a break and take the night off, thanks to Davis Parents Night Out. Drop off children ages 6 to 13 at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center for three hours of fun. Children will be in age-appropriate groups for gymnastics fun and games. No gymnastics experience is required. The […]

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

Korematsu celebrated at namesake school

When the orders came for Japanese Americans along the West Coast to report for incarceration in internment camps in 1942, 23-year-old Fred Korematsu refused. He went into hiding in Oakland, but eventually was found, arrested and convicted of defying the government’s order. His case was ultimately appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court […]

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

What’s in a name? Sharing Patwin traditions

What’s in a name? For students at Patwin Elementary School in Davis, there is a rich history of tradition in their school’s name, and last month fourth-graders got a taste of just how rich and special that history is. Visited by Diana Almandariz, a Patwin native educator, the students learned about life as members of […]

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


Michael Christopher McDermott and Kathryn Frederick, both of Denver, Colo., were married on Aug. 24, 2013, in Santa Barbara. The groom is the son of Christopher and Janet McDermott, both of Davis. He is a 2002 graduate of Davis High School and received a business degree from  Sacramento State University. He currently works as a regional […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: UCD graduates appointed to bench

Gov. Jerry Brown has announced the appointments of two UC Davis graduates to judgeships in Merced and San Diego. Paul C. Lo, 45, of Merced, has been a solo practitioner since 2003. He held multiple positions at Allen Polgar Proietti and Fagalde LLP from 1994 to 2003, including associate, partner and managing partner. Lo earned a juris […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

From the Ground Up: What’s new in specialty foods

Are you interested in new flavors of jams? Mustards? Popcorn? Lemonades? You could taste them all — and much more, from caviar to barbecue sauce — at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show, held Jan. 19-21 at the Moscone Center, which featured more than 1,350 producers of all sorts of specialty foods, including several from Yolo […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Today The Davis Joint Unified School District is hosting a “Parent Engagement Night” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the North Davis Elementary School multi-purpose room, 555 E. 14th St. The program will include breakout sessions on inclusive communities, project-based learning, engaging Latino families and more. Child care and translation services will be provided. RSVP to […]

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

Rec Report: Scholarships available for rec programs

By Maria Lucchesi Need financial assistance to sign up for city of Davis classes and programs? You may be eligible for a scholarship through the city’s fee subsidy/scholarship program. The city of Davis allocates funds each year to help offset the cost of city recreation programs for low-income households. Those who qualify receive 50 percent […]

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