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DHS student set designer brings ‘Into the Woods’ to life

Every once in a while, a student comes along capable of pulling off what few students before her have even attempted. Such is the case with Eden Tomich, a senior at Davis High School, and the creative and driving spirit behind the elaborate set audiences will see when the curtains rise on “Into the Woods” […]

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

Rec Report: Cheers for the city’s Junior Basketball Program

By John Brennan As a parent and a basketball fan, I can honestly say that the city of Davis’s Junior Basketball Program is one of the best kids’ programs in town. January will mark my third year coaching girls basketball in this program and I am looking forward to another hoops season with my daughter […]

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

What’s happening

Ongoing * Girls ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their community or school are eligible to apply for the Violet Richardson Award, an annual $1,000 grant given by Soroptimist International of Davis. The award, named after the founder of Soroptimist International, is not a scholarship. It’s intended to reward and encourage volunteerism. Recipients are those who […]

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

Davis students lead Great California Drone Debate

Davis High School’s speech and debate team is leading an effort to collect public opinion on the use of drones in California. The students are heading up the NASA-funded Great California Drone Debate, through which students from a handful of California high schools will host an online debate, with opinions and data collected being sent […]

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

Fall gardening in Davis

It’s October, and in Davis that means we have a whole new crop of residents. Thousands of students arrive from all over the world in September, settle in to their dorms or off-campus housing, and gradually find their way out into the community for goods and services. So garden professionals and retailers get a new […]

October 23, 2014 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

What’s happening

* Girls ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their community or school are eligible to apply for the Violet Richardson Award, an annual $1,000 grant given by Soroptimist International of Davis. The award, named after the founder of Soroptimist International, is not a scholarship. It’s intended to reward and encourage volunteerism. Recipients are those who show […]

October 30, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: Going the honors route

An increasingly common question I am fielding these days is whether a student should apply to an honors college or an honors program. Just what is an honors college or honors program, you ask? Well, it is not just graduating with honors or making it on the dean’s list. In a nutshell, honors colleges/programs function […]

October 30, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Chávez kids are movin’

Have you ever Hula-Hhooped for 30 minutes straight? How about jumped rope for a half-hour? Lots of César Chávez Elementary School students did during the school’s recent “Move-a-thon.” They Hula-Hooped, jumped rope, danced and ran, and raised $10,000 in the process for the school’s multiple active-play and exercise programs. Organized by parent volunteers Raychel Kubby […]

October 30, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Foster parent heads to First 5

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has appointed Jennifer Rexroad, a Woodland resident and foster parent, as the new District 3 community representative to the First 5 Yolo Children and Families Commission. Rexroad replaces Suzanne Anderson, who served on the commission for more than 10 years. “Jenn brings her impressive background as a foster parent and classroom teacher to the commission,” said […]

October 23, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Girl Scouts join effort to keep kids healthy

Enterovirus D68. Pertussis. Influenza. Serious outbreaks with serious consequences have kept all three diseases in the news over the past year, with children suffering the brunt of cases, particularly when it comes to enterovirus and whooping cough. But the good news, amid the scary headlines, is that parents and their children have the power to […]

October 23, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Hand sanitizer versus soap and water

So what’s better: hand sanitizer or good old soap and water when it comes to killing germs on our hands? According to health experts, they’re both good, but washing hands thoroughly with soap and water might be the best option. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says washing hands with soap and water is […]

October 23, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Ongoing Girls ages 14 to 17 who volunteer in their community or school are eligible to apply for the Violet Richardson Award, an annual $1,000 grant given by Soroptimist International of Davis. The award, named after the founder of Soroptimist International, is not a scholarship. It’s intended to reward and encourage volunteerism. Recipients are those who show […]

October 23, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Gregg-Goodman wedding

Kaitlin Lindsay Gregg and Avi DeLano Goodman, both of Providence, R.I., were married on June 7, 2014, in Mount Rose, Nevada, at the Winters Creek Lodge. The bride is the daughter of Bill Gregg and Carolee Britton Gregg, both of Davis. She received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from UC Davis, and works […]

October 16, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Future teachers get real-world experience in Davis classrooms

Amanda Zimmerman’s kindergarten classroom at Montgomery Elementary School was a busy place on Friday morning. There were students charting the life cycle of pumpkins, while others wrote their scientific observations of a decaying gourd, and still others read books about pumpkins or worked on writing their capital letters. Four activity stations in all kept students busy […]

October 16, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,
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