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What’s happening

Friday, May 8 * Youths ages 1-17 are invited to Friday Night Live!, an hour of tumbling and gymnastics at the Civic Center Gym, 23 Russell Blvd, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Whether they want to work on gymnastics skills or just jump on the trampoline, children will be supervised and coached by gymnastics and […]

May 07, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

DHS journalism students auctioning variety of services

Davis High School’s award-winning newspaper, The HUB, is fundraising to purchase new equipment by auctioning off the skills of its journalism students to community members. Services include professional-grade video, photography, graphic design, music, writing and advertising that businesses and individuals can purchase at excellent prices with all proceeds going to support The HUB. This is […]

May 07, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Apply for school parcel tax exemptions

The filing date for the Davis Joint Unified School District’s senior citizen tax exemption for the Measure C parcel tax, the Measure E parcel tax and the Community Facilities District No. 1 (CFD No. 1) tax begins May 15 and will run through June 15 for the 2015-16 tax year. To be eligible for the […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Nesbitt speaks at Senior Health and Fitness Day

Telemedicine and home health technologies are bound to play a vital role in the evolving health-care landscape. Davis senior citizens can learn more about what’s in their future when Dr. Thomas S. Nesbitt, founder of the UC Davis Telemedicine Program, speaks at the Davis Senior Center’s annual Senior Health and Fitness Day event on Wednesday, May […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

College Corner: How are AP credits counted in college?

Fun facts about 2014 AP exams * There are 38 different AP exams * Overall average score of 2.89 * 4.176 million exams were taken * 2.34 million students took AP exams * 6 percent increase over previous year in number of exams * English Language & Composition AP exam is taken the most Source: […]

April 30, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Thursday, April 30 High school juniors and their parents to attend Davis High School’s annual College Night for Juniors event in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The program begins at 7 p.m. and concludes at 8:25 p.m. The counseling staff and community presenters will address topics including California State University, University […]

April 30, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Philosophical (gastronomical, enological) fragments

On Easter eve, I overheard 8-year-old grandkid Rowyn say to our daughter Benedicta, “Mom, it’s really hard to believe in the Easter bunny. But I do. I do!” I was amused, charmed and moved by his declaration. And it got me thinking that although I no longer engage in the herculean task of believing in the […]

April 30, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Da Vinci students honored for watershed proposal

Three Da Vinci Charter Academy students placed in the top 10 of the Caring for Our Watersheds proposal writing contest. Allison Farrar, Gracie Berry and Peter Carlip took ninth place for their proposal, “Removal of Invasive Plant Species.” The students received a $350 prize. The contest — a joint program of Agrium and the Center for […]

April 30, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Don Shor: Blooming despite the drought, for all of us to enjoy

What’s the most beautiful street in Davis? Right now it would be Eighth Street. I urge you to take a walk, bike or slow drive along Eighth from L Street and enjoy the beautiful garden — really three gardens — all grown together in the front yards there. This is one gardener undeterred by drought, […]

April 30, 2015 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

Don’t miss the tastes of spring

On a recent trip to Los Angeles, it threw me when I encountered the word “curated” applied to food and drink. Previously, curators functioned only in cultural institutions. They are content specialists who put on cultural exhibitions, experts with extraordinary knowledge of dinosaurs or Pop Art. At Ray’s, a restaurant in the Los Angeles County […]

April 29, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Will the drought hit your kitchen?

According to the latest USDA forecast “California Drought 2014-15: Food Prices and Consumers”, food prices aren’t expected to increase more than usual, that is a 2-3 percent increase over last year. (They note, however, that the 2005 drought resulted in a 4-percent increase, and they do update forecasts regularly.) Even a 2-percent increase can seem like a lot […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: It’s time to educate the throngs of ‘craft’ brewers

Last week, my copilot and I drove north to Portland to attend the Craft Brewers Conference. Along the way we saw a delightful production of the musical “Guys and Dolls” at the Bowman Theater in Ashland, were awed by Crater Lake in its magnificent winter livery of blue sky and white snow, called in on […]

April 23, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Future subscribers: Jacob Goodhew Wollrich

Dan and Katie Wollrich of Columbus, Ohio, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jacob Goodhew Wollrich. He was born on April 16, 2015, in at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces. His mother is a digital advertising manager. His father is a Navy Reserve officer and a Ph.D. candidate at Ohio State, a UC Davis […]

April 23, 2015 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Ride of Silence remembers traffic victims

All are welcome to join Davis’ Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 20, to honor and to remember all those who have been injured or killed while riding on the public roadways, and to remind motorists of the vulnerability of those with whom they share the roads. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. in […]

May 17, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,
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