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Holmes Green Team making a difference

Holmes Junior High School is a greener place, thanks to some ninth-graders who have taken it upon themselves to make the campus more eco-friendly. “We’re trying to change the recycling program here,” said Hailey Shapiro, one of the students leading the effort. “Because people have been throwing away a lot of stuff.” She and her fellow […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Kids in the News

Davis High student wins nationwide video contest A yearlong celebration of crystallography, commemorating X-ray crystallography’s 100th anniversary, ended with a Davis High student winning the top prize in a nationwide video contest. DHS junior Colin Unger’s video submission “was far and above the rest,” Christine Beavers of the American Crystallographic Association said in awarding Unger […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Rec Report: Summer camps offer fun for everyone

By Celeste Torres There isn’t a better place for kids to spend their summer than city of Davis camps. Our summer programs get campers outside at playgrounds and exploring the ins and outs of Davis with exciting games and dynamic activities as they lifelong friendships and memories. Summer registration is now open. L is for […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Thursday, April 9 Transferring from a community college to a four-year university will be the topic of a parent education night at Davis High School. Don Palm, dean of Sacramento City College’s Davis Center, and Darlene Hunter, UC Davis undergraduate admissions officer, will be the featured speakers. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the […]

April 09, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Down in the Mission District …

One of the things we enjoy doing together is scouting out new areas for food. Although we are both familiar with San Francisco’s Mission District, we wanted to explore in depth some of the Latino markets and see what we could find in the way of authentic condiments, meats, cheeses, and fruits and vegetables for […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Choppin’ broccoli: Get your vegetables

You know you should eat more vegetables. You want to eat more vegetables. Sometimes you even have the vegetables, but don’t eat them. Well, how about a little help from your friends? The Davis Food Co-op hopes to apply the co-op ideal that “we’re stronger together” to the vegetable problem by using a group project […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Davis woman learns by doing

Hannah Stombler-Levine of Davis attended the Learn by Doing University in San Luis Obispo. A 2011 Davis High graduate, Stombler-Levine was one of 19 Cal Poly students with honors who was recognized for their accomplishments by state lawmakers at the state Capitol in Sacramento. Stombler-Levine is a graphic communication major in the College of Liberal […]

April 05, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Making the change: some answers about low-water landscapes.

In our fourth year of this epic drought, I spend a lot of time these days talking about replacing lawns with drought-tolerant plants, and  find two recurring concerns that seem to be holding some gardeners back from getting started. First is the belief that the entire sprinkler system needs to be replaced, at considerable expense. […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

Up a lazy river with me — and my wine glass

As a sixth-grader preparing for confirmation, I had trouble memorizing the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, but I learned the seven deadly sins in minutes — and have never forgotten them. I attribute this both to the racier nature of the latter (“lust” being rather more memorable than “piety”) and to Sister Mary Ascension’s mnemonic […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Thursday, April 2 Families of elementary students are all welcome to attend a Math Night at Montgomery Elementary School from 6 to 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at 1441 Danbury St. Students and families will participate in activities focused on understanding math and making it meaningful in their everyday lives. The event is free of […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Showcase and auction benefit speech and debate team

The Davis High speech and debate team is in the midst of its most successful season ever, preparing to send 13 members to the state tournament in Southern California next month. Last year the team sent eight members; the year before, three. But to get there this year, students need the community’s help. That’s why […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Davis High students host plant sale

The Davis Future Farmers of America and the Davis High Agriculture Department will hold their annual plant sale on Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The sale will take place in the Davis High School greenhouse on Oak Avenue. Plants include everything from zinnias to tomatoes and range […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

College Corner: College open houses are worth attending

Upcoming open houses These schools are popular with Davis students: * April 4: UC San Diego * April 10 or 17: Willamette University * April 11: Chico State, Sonoma State, University of Arizona, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, University of San Diego * April 16-18: Cal Poly * April 18: UC Berkeley As Atticus Finch of “To Kill a Mockingbird” […]

April 02, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Spring is a busy time for honey and hives

Forty thousand pounds of honey sounds like a lot, but Doneice Woody of Winters tells me it’s actually “tiny,” compared to other producers. OK, if you say so. But when I visited the family farm and saw the stainless-steel equipment in the USDA-inspected production room, and the centrifuge, tanks, boxes of jars and other necessities, […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,
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