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12 for $40: Planning and prep save the day

My first real job was in a very small restaurant, where I was officially the dishwasher, but also the only kitchen staff other than the cook. She very kindly taught me to do food prep (which almost certainly made more work for her than it saved) and how to work to restaurant-kitchen standards. That early […]

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

What’s happening for youths

Friday * Davis Parent University continues its lecture series with an appearance by best-selling author John O’Sullivan, who will talk about youth sports and raising high-achieving athletes in a positive atmosphere. The lecture is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. Davis Parent University lectures are free and […]

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

Citrus Circuits rules at robotics competition

Citrus Circuits is on a roll. The team of Davis junior high and high school students dominated the competition at the Sacramento Regional FIRST Robotics competition over the weekend, winning the final match 226-87 before a hometown crowd at the UC Davis ARC Pavilion. This is the third time in four years that Citrus Circuits […]

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

College corner: California community college CliffsNotes

For many students, heading to college after high school has become a rite of passage. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports that about 20 million students enrolled in American colleges and universities this past fall. Yet the path to a four-year school is not the right fit for every student. Financial concerns, family requirements […]

March 18, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | 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 11, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

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 ,
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