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What’s happening, Sept. 18

Saturday Bring a picnic blanket and join fellow Davis families for “The Lego Movie,” a free family movie beginning at dusk under the trees in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Cotton candy will be available for sale. Movies are shown on a large inflatable screen thanks to the Davis Sunset Rotary Club. Friday, Sept. […]

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

Students get into the act with Shakespeare

Helen Spangler had a question for her seventh-grade English students at Emerson Junior High School. “How many of you have seen a Shakespeare play?” More than a dozen hands went up. “Now, how many of you understood what was going on?” Slowly, two hands crept up. “Why is that?” Spangler asked. The answer: “It’s hard […]

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

Eagle Scout project makes life easier for Yolo Basin volunteers

There was a bit of a problem at the Yolo Basin Foundation. When volunteers exited through a back door, they had to navigate a dirt-covered downward slope, which wasn’t always a problem, but when it was wet from rain, it was slippery. “Someone actually broke a bone from slipping,” said Davis teen Nick Grabert. So […]

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

Street-smart tips for safe cycling

Before using your bicycle, make sure it is ready to ride. You should always inspect your bike to make sure all parts are secure and working properly. Remember to: * Wear a properly fitted helmet. Protect your brain, save your life. * Adjust your bicycle to fit. Stand over your bicycle. There should be 1 to […]

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

Name Droppers: UC Davis announces eight new fellows

UC Davis has eight new fellows in nutrition, psychology, chemistry, geoscience and food science associations: * Barbara Schneeman, professor emerita in the department of nutrition — American Society for Nutrition. “Fellow” is the society’s highest honor, recognizing significant discoveries and distinguished careers. * Andy Yonelinas, professor in the department of psychology, and associate director of the Center for Mind and Brain — Society of Experimental Psychologists, […]

September 17, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Bamforth leads international brewing institute

Charlie Bamforth of UC Davis has been elected as the 63rd president of the international Institute of Brewing and Distilling. Bamforth is the university’s Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science. Bamforth, who was born in Lancashire in the north of England, has worked for more than 36 years in academic and corporate roles in the brewing sectors of the United Kingdom […]

September 17, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Just desserts? A sweet treat is worth the effort

While I cook a lot, dessert isn’t really my thing. On the rare occasion that I have a sweet after dinner at my house, it’s almost always ice cream. (The front-runner at this moment: Latest Scoop Salt Caramel.) I’m much more likely to devote time to making bread, stock or infused vinegar than a dessert, […]

September 17, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Bill Walton: A century of life, love and music

Friends and family gather in the brightly painted home on K Street in Davis, the sound of chatter filling the room. They have come from near and far for this festivity, something that few of them have ever experienced. An older gentleman dressed in a crisp yellow button-up and blue jeans is seated in a […]

September 12, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Dealing with drought issues in the garden

There are a lot of landscapes in transition in Davis: brown lawns will hopefully be changed over to low-water plants soon. Many gardeners have reduced water use considerably, which is great. But there have been some adverse side effects. Problems with vegetable gardens? “What happened to my tomatoes this year?” There’s been highly variable feedback […]

September 11, 2014 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Saturday, Sept. 13 Bring a picnic blanket and join fellow Davis families for “Frozen,” a free family movie beginning at dusk under the trees in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Cotton candy will be available for sale. Movies are shown on a large inflatable screen thanks to the Davis Sunset Rotary Club. Saturday, Sept. 20 Bring […]

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

Street Smarts: Wear that helmet

There is a simple saying: “Use your head, wear a helmet.” A helmet is the single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes. But to be effective, a helmet needs to fit your child properly and your child needs to know how to put it on correctly. Consider […]

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

Rec Report: Time for some gymnastics fun

Tumble, flip, jump and run … get ready for some gymnastics fun! On Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center, 23 Russell Blvd., and gyms across the country will be celebrating National Gymnastics Day. This is a time to raise awareness about the fantastic sport of […]

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

Future subscriber: Adelaide Pifer Smith

Charles and Rebecca Smith of Davis announce the birth of their daughter, Adelaide Pifer Smith, on Aug. 15, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Her maternal grandparents are Mark and Joanne Anderson of Davis and her paternal grandparents are John and Patricia Smith of Novi, Mich.

September 11, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,
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