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‘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 ,


Michael Christopher McDermott and Kathryn Frederick, both of Denver, Colo., were married on Aug. 24, 2013, in Santa Barbara. The groom is the son of Christopher and Janet McDermott, both of Davis. He is a 2002 graduate of Davis High School and received a business degree from  Sacramento State University. He currently works as a regional […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: UCD graduates appointed to bench

Gov. Jerry Brown has announced the appointments of two UC Davis graduates to judgeships in Merced and San Diego. Paul C. Lo, 45, of Merced, has been a solo practitioner since 2003. He held multiple positions at Allen Polgar Proietti and Fagalde LLP from 1994 to 2003, including associate, partner and managing partner. Lo earned a juris […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

From the Ground Up: What’s new in specialty foods

Are you interested in new flavors of jams? Mustards? Popcorn? Lemonades? You could taste them all — and much more, from caviar to barbecue sauce — at the San Francisco Fancy Food Show, held Jan. 19-21 at the Moscone Center, which featured more than 1,350 producers of all sorts of specialty foods, including several from Yolo […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Today The Davis Joint Unified School District is hosting a “Parent Engagement Night” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the North Davis Elementary School multi-purpose room, 555 E. 14th St. The program will include breakout sessions on inclusive communities, project-based learning, engaging Latino families and more. Child care and translation services will be provided. RSVP to […]

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

Rec Report: Scholarships available for rec programs

By Maria Lucchesi Need financial assistance to sign up for city of Davis classes and programs? You may be eligible for a scholarship through the city’s fee subsidy/scholarship program. The city of Davis allocates funds each year to help offset the cost of city recreation programs for low-income households. Those who qualify receive 50 percent […]

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

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 ,
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