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Putting the Books in storybook apps

When Josh and Jennie Book formed Mighty Yeti Studios, they brought two of their greatest strengths to the table: his animation skills and her writing. They also brought their combined experience as parents to Baker, now 6, and Emerson, 4. They’d seen how their children were not only drawn to play on the iPad, but […]

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

From field to fork: A food path that leaves me smiling

Imagine, for a moment, that you met the love of your life in the first grade. I did. Of the three cute girls in their brown Catholic-school jumpers — Janet, Barbara and Diane — the latter was my favorite. We married eventually and didn’t care much about our home cooking for a great many years. […]

January 29, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * The city’s annual Teen Job Skills Workshop takes place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Learn how to apply, interview and get a job with the city of Davis Community Services Department or another employer. For more information, call 530-757-5626. * Learn how to deal […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Volunteers needed for Harper’s broccoli harvest

The Harper Harvest Project, an innovative school garden-to-cafeteria program, will bring together Davis community volunteers to harvest 2,400 broccoli plants in February. For the first time in the Davis school district’s history, fresh produce will be sold to the district’s lunch program from Harper Junior High School’s on-campus school farm. This project is a collaborative […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery seeks teens interested in public art

The Pence Gallery announces Teens Take Charge, a free, teen-driven program designed to explore, create and celebrate community through public art. Over the course of four months, participants will learn about the diversity within public art and how it contributes to a community, while developing strong skills in leadership, public speaking and collaborative event planning. At the […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: Applied early but didn’t get accepted? Here’s what you do

The new year is underway; a chance for fresh horizons and new endeavors. For high school seniors who applied early to colleges, now might be a time to rejoice … or to regroup. With about 450 colleges and universities offering some sort of early admission plan, a sizable and growing number of students are taking […]

January 28, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Blue & White chooses officers

The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation announces its new slate of officers for 2014: Karen Mattis, a 1985 graduate, president; Logan Kittle, vice president; Cathe Richardson, a 1975 graduate, treasurer; and Kerrie Shultze, a 1998 graduate, secretary. Board members are Melissa Martinez, David Walters, Nicole Arnold, Will Arnold, Jeffrey Stromberg, Dennis Foster and Christine Berry. The Blue & White Foundation looks forward to […]

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

What’s happening for youths

Saturday, Jan. 25 The Davis Baseball Academy will conduct player assessments/tryouts for its U13/14 squad on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Davis High School varsity field. Players who are 13 years old as of April 30, 2014 — or younger — are eligible for the tryout, which will determine the […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Da Vinci Junior High’s monumental works

Da Vinci Junior High students participated in the school’s annual monument project, which focuses on notable accomplishments throughout history. 0121 davinci2W 0121 davinci1W

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Meet the authors: Patwin students learn from writers in their midst

When a couple of authors met with fifth-graders in the Patwin Elementary School library last week, they didn’t need to travel all that far — one of them, in fact, works in the library; the other toils just steps away in the principal’s office. And together, library technician Meera Klein and Principal Nikki Smith were […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Kids in the news: Congratulations to 36 honor band members

Thirty-six exceptional musicians from Davis junior high concert bands were selected as part of the North Bay Honor Band this year. The students, who attend Harper, Holmes, Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools, are: Miseok Shim, flute; Jack Williams, flute; Jana Sun, flute; Timothy Kim, clarinet; Jeffrey Keller, clarinet; Jessica Yang, alto clarinet; Luke Mangney, […]

January 21, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Summer bounty starts now

Trucks are rolling, and bare root fruit trees are coming to garden centers all over California. This is the season with greatest selection and best value. If you’ve thought of adding some fruit trees to your garden or landscape, January and February are great months to look for them. Which plants come bare root? Fruit: […]

January 16, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Back on our feet in the real world

Whew! The whole town let out a collective sigh of relief last Monday: the crazy rush of holidays, parties, traveling and gifting was over, school was back in session and things were back to normal. A minute or so later the realization set in: we’re in for the long slog of daily life combined with […]

January 15, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Citrus Circuits gears up for new season of competition

The Citrus Circuits robotics team is entering build mode for the 2014 FIRST Robotics competition. The team — composed of students from Davis and Da Vinci high schools, as well as Harper, Holmes, Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools — will spend the next few weeks building a robot capable of passing and shooting […]

January 14, 2014 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,
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