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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 ,

Levin-Rabiroff

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 ,

12 for $40: As prices go up, home cooks get more frugal

If you’ve been in California for more than 10 minutes you know our primary topic of conversation is the drought. The acute water shortage is going to make it a rough summer in a number of ways, and your grocery shopping will definitely be one of them. At the very least, we can expect to […]

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

What’s happening for youths

Friday Kids between the ages of one 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, […]

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

Local Girl Scout puts finishing touches on new children’s room

For years to come, the children’s room in the new Center for Families will bear the fingerprints of Grace Richey. Literally. One of the furniture pieces Richey brought to the center as she furnished the children’s room was a shelving unit her class made for the Montgomery Elementary School auction back when she was in […]

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

‘Words Take Wing’ brings celebrated children’s authors to Davis

Davis students were among more than 1,000 on hand last week when the UC Davis School of Education celebrated the 10th anniversary of “Words Take Wing” with an appearance by renowned children’s author Andrea Pinkney and her husband, author and illustrator Brian Pinkney. The students — among them classes from Patwin and Montgomery elementary schools […]

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

Name Droppers: Forbes re-elected to lead redistricting panel

Stan Forbes of Esparto, a former member of the Davis Council and Davis Board of Education, has been re-elected as chairman of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission. Forbes was one of 14 commission members selected from 36,000 applicants in 2010 who were responsible for drawing the California’s Assembly, state Senate, congressional and Board of Equalization districts. […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Friday Give the kids a break and take the night off, thanks to Davis Parents Night Out. Drop off children ages 6 to 13 at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center for three hours of fun. Children will be in age-appropriate groups for gymnastics fun and games. No gymnastics experience is required. The […]

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

Korematsu celebrated at namesake school

When the orders came for Japanese Americans along the West Coast to report for incarceration in internment camps in 1942, 23-year-old Fred Korematsu refused. He went into hiding in Oakland, but eventually was found, arrested and convicted of defying the government’s order. His case was ultimately appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court […]

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

What’s in a name? Sharing Patwin traditions

What’s in a name? For students at Patwin Elementary School in Davis, there is a rich history of tradition in their school’s name, and last month fourth-graders got a taste of just how rich and special that history is. Visited by Diana Almandariz, a Patwin native educator, the students learned about life as members of […]

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