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Girl Scouts invite all girls to Father-Daughter Dance

Join the Davis Girl Scouts for a magical evening at the “Once Upon a Time Father-Daughter Dance” on Saturday, May 30, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. Each girl must have an adult chaperone — a dad, grandfather, uncle or other adult. All qualify as long as they are truly a King […]

May 21, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Tuesday, May 26 Tickets go on sale today for the city of Davis annual sixth-grade party. For more than 15 years, graduating sixth-graders have enjoyed this special event that features everything from music and dancing to food, laser tag, a bounce house, foosball, video games, lawn games, board games and more. The dance takes place […]

May 21, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name droppers: UCD med student earns fellowship for new Americans

Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, a student at the UC Davis School of Medicine, is among the 2015 recipients of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, the premier graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants. Ogbu-Nwobodo is among 30 Fellows for 2015, chosen for “their potential to make significant contributions to U.S. society, […]

May 19, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Be water-safe this summer

By Rose Cholewinski “Just a moment, sweetie!” How many times has your child asked for your attention and you’ve said, “just a sec” while you finish up another small task? As a local swim school owner, longtime swim coach and a parent, I assure you that when it comes to pools and water, you don’t […]

May 19, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Feeling sporty? Summer camps abound locally

UCD boys soccer camp The Aggie men’s soccer program will present it Boys Youth Soccer Academy June 15-18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Aggie Soccer Field. Open to boys ages 4 to 13, camp registration is $125. Age-appropriate player development and tactical and technical training will be focuses for UCD coach Dwayne Shaffer, his staff […]

May 19, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

BMX stuntmasters thrill students

The StuntMasters brought their “Showtime” BMX assembly to five Davis schools last week, combining messages about safe riding, proper helmet and safety equipment use and basic bicycle maintenance with some exciting stunts. Part of the city’s May is Bike Month activities, the assembly was offered to all 11 local schools by the city of Davis […]

May 21, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Wineaux: The perils, pitfalls, pleasures and perks of analysis

My students often complained that analyzing a book ruined it for them. I feigned sympathy but since such analysis was both passion and profession, I attempted to convince them otherwise. Analysis of a book—savoring it, asking it questions, looking at its components, putting it in a context (or two) talking about it — makes me appreciate it […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Survey finds people text and drive despite knowing the dangers

By Barbara Ortutay Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Most people do it anyway. In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists who own cell phones and text regularly said they were aware of the dangers, yet three-quarters of them admitted to texting while driving, despite laws against it in some states. […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Features

10 tips for safe cycling

Whether you ride a bicycle for exercise, to commute to work or school, or just to have some outdoor fun, the benefits can be great. Cycling is a low-impact sport that can help strengthen muscles and bones, control weight, improve cardiovascular health and even boost your mood and mental health. But along with the many […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Keep your summer travel budget-friendly

Americans collectively neglect 430 million vacation days annually, according to the 2014 Oxford Economics analysis. Whatever your reasons for sacrificing vacation, don’t let it be finances. “An enjoyable vacation is possible on even the smallest budget — and summer is the perfect time to travel,” says Tom Seddon, chief marketing officer of Extended Stay America. Seddon encourages […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Thursday, May 14 * Celebrate Davis! — a festival sponsored by the Davis Chamber of Commerce that showcases why it’s so great to live, work, play and shop in this community — runs from 4:30 to 9:15 p.m. in Community Park. Local businesses and organizations will host displays and booths; food and drinks will be available for […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Pedestrians: Stay alert, stay safe

Did you know 73 percent of bicycle-related crashes in Davis last year occurred at intersections? And pedestrians — traveling by foot, wheelchair, stroller or similar means — are most at risk? More reasons why staying alert means staying alive: * Pedestrians who are texting are nearly four times more likely than undistracted pedestrians to display unsafe crossing behaviors. […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Kids in the News: Pioneer fifth-grader wins poster contest

Pioneer Elementary School fifth-grader Yunjin Natalia Lee is the grand-prize winner of this year’s Water Awareness Student Art Contest. Sponsored every year by the Water Resources Association of Yolo County and the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, the contest invites students in grades K-6 throughout the county to submit a poster raising […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

TALK program aims to build a community of ASL-fluent children

There is usually nothing silent about TALK classes. Walk into the Davis Arts Center most weekday mornings and the sounds of children will be emanating from nearly every room — children singing, children playing games and, most of all, children talking. After all, the purpose behind the Teach Another Language to Kids program is to get […]

May 14, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,
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