Young journalists have Birch Lane covered

Move over, Davis Enterprise; there’s a new publication in town. The Eagle Enterprise, produced and published by Birch Lane Elementary School students (and named after the school mascot and the local daily), is chock full of student-produced news and information. Want to know more about school secretary Staci Gonzales? It’s in there. Turns out she’s […]

Rec Report: May is Water Safety Month

By Hollay Shayegi-Saraf It’s not too early to make sure your family is water-safe before heading out to your local pools, waterways or beaches. Join the city of Davis aquatics staff at Manor and Arroyo pools and learn how to stay safe near the water. Did you know that, according to a study by Pediatric […]

What’s happening

Friday, May 8 * Youths ages 1-17 are invited to Friday Night Live!, an hour of tumbling and gymnastics at the Civic Center Gym, 23 Russell Blvd, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Whether they want to work on gymnastics skills or just jump on the trampoline, children will be supervised and coached by gymnastics and […]

Davis Travelaires plan a fall trip to Branson

Registration is now open for a six-day tour to Branson, Mo., “America’s Entertainment Capital,” featuring performances by Shoji Tabucchi, Charley Pride and comedian Yakov Smirnoff. Scheduled Oct. 7-12 by the nonprofit Davis Travelaires, the tour begins in Kansas City, Mo., where participants will take a guided tour of the city and get a taste of Kansas City’s […]

DHS journalism students auctioning variety of services

Davis High School’s award-winning newspaper, The HUB, is fundraising to purchase new equipment by auctioning off the skills of its journalism students to community members. Services include professional-grade video, photography, graphic design, music, writing and advertising that businesses and individuals can purchase at excellent prices with all proceeds going to support The HUB. This is […]

Apply for school parcel tax exemptions

The filing date for the Davis Joint Unified School District’s senior citizen tax exemption for the Measure C parcel tax, the Measure E parcel tax and the Community Facilities District No. 1 (CFD No. 1) tax begins May 15 and will run through June 15 for the 2015-16 tax year. To be eligible for the […]

Nesbitt speaks at Senior Health and Fitness Day

Telemedicine and home health technologies are bound to play a vital role in the evolving health-care landscape. Davis senior citizens can learn more about what’s in their future when Dr. Thomas S. Nesbitt, founder of the UC Davis Telemedicine Program, speaks at the Davis Senior Center’s annual Senior Health and Fitness Day event on Wednesday, May […]

College Corner: How are AP credits counted in college?

Fun facts about 2014 AP exams * There are 38 different AP exams * Overall average score of 2.89 * 4.176 million exams were taken * 2.34 million students took AP exams * 6 percent increase over previous year in number of exams * English Language & Composition AP exam is taken the most Source: […]

What’s happening

Thursday, April 30 High school juniors and their parents to attend Davis High School’s annual College Night for Juniors event in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The program begins at 7 p.m. and concludes at 8:25 p.m. The counseling staff and community presenters will address topics including California State University, University […]

Philosophical (gastronomical, enological) fragments

On Easter eve, I overheard 8-year-old grandkid Rowyn say to our daughter Benedicta, “Mom, it’s really hard to believe in the Easter bunny. But I do. I do!” I was amused, charmed and moved by his declaration. And it got me thinking that although I no longer engage in the herculean task of believing in the […]

Da Vinci students honored for watershed proposal

Three Da Vinci Charter Academy students placed in the top 10 of the Caring for Our Watersheds proposal writing contest. Allison Farrar, Gracie Berry and Peter Carlip took ninth place for their proposal, “Removal of Invasive Plant Species.” The students received a $350 prize. The contest — a joint program of Agrium and the Center for […]

Don Shor: Blooming despite the drought, for all of us to enjoy

What’s the most beautiful street in Davis? Right now it would be Eighth Street. I urge you to take a walk, bike or slow drive along Eighth from L Street and enjoy the beautiful garden — really three gardens — all grown together in the front yards there. This is one gardener undeterred by drought, […]

Don’t miss the tastes of spring

On a recent trip to Los Angeles, it threw me when I encountered the word “curated” applied to food and drink. Previously, curators functioned only in cultural institutions. They are content specialists who put on cultural exhibitions, experts with extraordinary knowledge of dinosaurs or Pop Art. At Ray’s, a restaurant in the Los Angeles County […]

Will the drought hit your kitchen?

According to the latest USDA forecast “California Drought 2014-15: Food Prices and Consumers”, food prices aren’t expected to increase more than usual, that is a 2-3 percent increase over last year. (They note, however, that the 2005 drought resulted in a 4-percent increase, and they do update forecasts regularly.) Even a 2-percent increase can seem like a lot […]