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College Corner: What GPA does a student need to get into college?

“Is my GPA good enough?” is a common refrain in my line of work. I wish it were easier to answer this question conclusively, but it depends. College selectivity, intended major, rigor of high school course load — for example, did the student move up to higher levels such as calculus and AP physics — […]

November 19, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday, Nov. 20 Does the expense of college have you worried? Come to a presentation sponsored by the Davis High School PTA and learn more about paying for college. The event, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Holmes Junior High School multi-purpose room, 1220 Drexel Dr., will feature Beatrice Schultz, founder of Westface College Planning. […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

And the awards go to …

The Davis High School Academic Center bestowed “Student of the Month” honors on 10 deserving students last week for their willingness to improve their English proficiency and grades. Every month, students will be nominated by UC Davis tutors in the academic center for their effort, attendance, assignments, organization and grades. In addition to a certificate […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Dia de los Muertos celebration

Students at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School celebrated Dia de los Muertos last week at an event sponsored by the Davis Bridge Foundation. Students made flowers, sugar skulls, calavera masks and more. 1112 muertos2W 1112 muertos1W

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Changing the world, one jersey at a time

A spare bedroom in the Vernau family’s house is no longer exactly spare. Every bit of it, in fact, from the closet space to the drawers, is full. Shelf space is piled high and even the bed isn’t safe — that, too, has become a holding area. Everywhere in this room there’s soccer stuff: jerseys, shorts, […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

From the ground up: Spaghetti Hill and artichokes

“You see, in the old days, everyone called this Spaghetti Hill because all the Italian fisherman lived here — they needed to be close to their boats and the wharf was right there,” Mary Guerra said, waving in the direction of the harbor. “It was good for their wives too. They could walk to the […]

November 06, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday Students interested in 4-H, the largest youth development organization in the country, are invited to the Norwood club’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Holmes Junior High School multipurpose room, 1220 Drexel Drive. 4-H is for youths between the ages of 5 and 19. Thursday “Born for Love — Attachment Parenting” is a […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Nominate a teen for Tikkun Olam Award

The Helen Diller Family Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, which recognize up to 10 Jewish teens with $36,000 each for exceptional leadership and visionary actions that are helping to repair the world. Bay Area philanthropist Helen Diller created the awards in 2007 to support California’s Jewish teens who […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Surgical precision: Frat brothers help kids carve pumpkins

It was hard to tell what was more exciting to the kids attending the ACCESS after-school program at Montgomery Elementary School on the Friday before Halloween: the cookie decorating and pumpkin carving about to get underway or the the UC Davis fraternity brothers there to help out. In any case, the scene was a joyful […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

The write stuff: Volunteers and student buddies share stories and friendship

At first glance, Judy Maki, a retired high school English teacher, and Luke Blewett, a second-grader at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School, wouldn’t seem to have all that much in common. Up until a few months ago, in fact, they’d never even met. But they’ve since learned they share a love for pizza, puppies, cars and […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * Children ages 6 to 8 are invited to spend a “howling” afternoon getting ready for Halloween during the city’s Halloween Haunts program, which takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Guests will enjoy crafts, games, songs, dance and treats and all are encouraged to […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: What are the pros and cons of public universities vs. private colleges?

There are many instances in life where people have to choose between two similar yet distinct options that can play an elemental role in self-development — dog or cat? Giants or A’s? iPhone or Galaxy? One of the more crucial is public university or private college? Unfortunately, there is no magic formula or computer algorithm […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Raising their voices — ATC members become ‘really good friends’

On a warm and sunny afternoon last week, the lilting voices of four young sopranos filled the airy living room of the Perez family home in North Davis. Davis High School senior Julia Gladding was at the piano, while arrayed behind her were fellow senior Natalie Anderson, junior Heather Perez and sophomore Sierra Marié, all […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Bone marrow donor found a calling

For some young adults in their early 20s, life is full of ups and downs as they look for place and purpose in a changing world. In this process, young adults mull over what is the best decision. When it came to joining the national marrow registry, Jason Tzou, a UC Davis graduate, did not hesitate; he […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,
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