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Author! Author!

Sarah Chinn, a fourth-grader at Patwin Elementary School, smiles after getting her book signed by author Rose Cooper. Cooper visited Patwin’s Book Fair Family Night last week to read from her book, “Gossip from the Girls’ Room.” The book was featured in the Scholastic Book Fair; Cooper explained how she illustrated it and answered questions […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Rec Report: The tradition of the ‘Davis Children’s Nutcracker’ continues

By Kristina McClellin As the holiday season ramps up into full swing, the city of Davis staff, volunteers and cast members are making their final adjustments in preparation for the 37th annual production of the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker.” The holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without the local production of the classic tale of […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Author and educator Mike Riera kicks off Davis Parent University series

Details What: Davis Parent University lecture series featuring author and educator Mike Riera When: Friday at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seats are first-come, first-served) Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Mike Riera brings much to the topic of parenting. With a Ph.D. in psychology, a […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name droppers: UCD prof earns Harvard alumni award

Professor Marc Schenker of UC Davis received an alumni award of merit in November from the Harvard School of Public Health, where, in 1980, he received a master’s of public health (epidemiology and occupational health). Schenker, a physician, joined the UC Davis faculty in 1983. He is affiliated with the department of public health sciences (serving as […]

December 01, 2013 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Don Shor: Why don’t more people plant oak trees here?

I love oak trees. They are stately, enormous trees, very well behaved with deep roots and excellent branch structure. Long-lived: Oaks are wonderful trees to plant for posterity, to honor someone, to provide a grand canopy across a large lawn or public area. The answer is: Leaves that don’t drop, and leaves that do. So […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

From Field to Fork: Pasta Dave presses for excellence

Dave Brochier makes pasta with all the love and craftsmanship you’d hope for … and then some. He can regale you for hours about the nuances of pasta. Take chitarra, which he tells me was first made in Abruzzo, Italy, in the 14th century. It’s properly known as spaghetti alla chitarra, the latter being the […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Campaign seeks to recruit top students to become teachers

By Motoko Rich If you can’t do, teach. The three best things about teaching? June, July and August. With so much teacher bashing, who in the world would want to teach? Seeking to combat such sentiments, the Department of Education — in partnership with the Advertising Council, Microsoft, State Farm Insurance, Teach for America, the […]

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

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 ,
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