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Here’s your guide to turkey day with dietary restrictions

Thanksgiving is the biggest cooking challenge of the year for most home cooks. It’s a tricky meal, with lots of dishes we don’t usually make, timing issues and space problems. It’s a rare year in most houses when something doesn’t go wrong: the cat gets to the turkey, the oven breaks, Auntie Em’s plane is […]

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday 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. Schultz will […]

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

Emerson and Da Vinci stack up

Students at Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools — including Abbey Fisk, far left, Patrick Yeung, left, and Autumn Marcheschi, right — participated in an attempt to set a world sport stacking record last week. It was the eighth annual Stack Up, with thousands of participants around the world taking part in what Guinness […]

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

Quiz Bowl team has all the answers

Davis High School’s Quiz Bowl team came out of the gates quickly. In this, the first full year as a club team — and just a month and a half into the season — the Blue Devils already have qualified for nationals in Chicago in May. The team qualified thanks to a second-place finish at […]

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

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 ,
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