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Returning youth sports to the youths

Are you too invested in your child’s youth sports accomplishments? John O’Sullivan has a few simple questions to help you decide: * Do you share credit for your child’s successes, saying things like, “We won” instead of “She won”? * Do you try to solve your child’s sports-related problems for him, perhaps by calling the […]

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

Name Droppers: George earns Stewardship Award

Melvin R. George of Davis received the W.R. Chapline Stewardship Award at the Society for Range Management’s 67th annual meeting held Feb. 8-13 in Orlando, Fla. This award gives special recognition to members of the society for exceptional accomplishments and contributions in the application of the art and science of range management to specific to […]

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

Name Droppers: Collins chairs CAFF board

Rich Collins, a Davis area farmer, is the new chairman of the board of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers. Founded in 1978, CAFF has been recognized nationally and internationally for its pioneering biological agriculture, farm-to-school, buy fresh/buy local, public policy and technical assistance programs. The organization’s mission is to advocate for California family farmers and sustainable […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged

Yamada honors new Woodland centenarian

Virginia Rothline of Woodland is the newest member of the Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s Century Circle, after she turned 100 years old on Feb. 27. “Our centenarians have first-hand knowledge and experience in the changing landscape of the Golden State and many have helped to shape the California we know today,” Yamada said in a news […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

UC Davis student crowned Miss Sacramento County 2014

On Feb. 22, Ashley Ott became the fourth UC Davis student in four years to be crowned Miss Sacramento County, proving that it takes not only beauty but brains to win a beauty pageant. With a legacy of UCD alums behind her, Ott will be graduating this June with honors, earning a bachelor’s degree in […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

From the ground up: Celebrate Dr. Seuss with ‘Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook’

In honor of the late Dr. Seuss’ birthday, which was Sunday, we’d like to spread some fun and whimsy into the kitchen. In 2006, Georgeanne wrote the “Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook” which features healthy, fun and wacky recipes inspired by the beloved American writer and cartoonist Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. The book has […]

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

What’s happening for youths

Friday * 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, supervision […]

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

Rec Report: Fun spring break activities ahead

By Anne Marquez Spring break is on the horizon and it’s time to get your Coppertone 45 and your best pair of flip-flops and take a road trip to So Cal! Whoa, wait. I’m not 20 anymore. Let me try it again. Spring break is on the horizon and you have to work but don’t […]

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

Girl Scout brings kids into the kitchen

Ashlyn Barbieri loves to cook. She’s been at it since the age of 9, has taken classes at the Davis Food Co-op and one summer a couple of years back, set and accomplished the goal of making 50 different recipes for her family. Now, the 16-year-old Davis High School junior is sharing her passion with […]

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


Maureece Jacqueline Levin and Aaron Brown Rabiroff, both of Eugene, Ore., are engaged to be married. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barbara and Harris Levin of Davis. She is a 1999 Davis High graduate. She attended Whitman College where she received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a minor in Japanese. She went on […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged

Field to Fork: When local is 5,974 miles away

What form of twisted reasoning can I employ to permit the topic to be balsamic vinegar? Customarily, “local” in the food sphere means up to an hour or two on the road for a pickup truck heading to the Davis Farmers Market. Or, it means within 100 miles, as supermarkets sometimes say. Or, grown in […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

College corner: More flavors than just chocolate and vanilla

Over and over again I hear how discouraged people are by the competitive and costly aspects of getting into, and paying for, college. While this is certainly a valid concern, I like to point out that these issues are usually the case with a select subset of colleges that are very popular and well-known (whether […]

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

What’s happening for youths

Through Friday Attention high school juniors: The Rotary Club is sponsoring Camp Venture, a training and motivational summer camp for juniors interested in pursuing a career in business, particularly as entrepreneurs. The camp will be held at CSU Maritime Academy in June. At the camp, students will meet with experienced business people and meet other […]

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

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 ,
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