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Point of Brew: About the beer and bicycling universe

Today, while driving east on Russell Boulevard I was scared to death by a bicyclist; he appeared to be texting while he wobbled out onto the cross-walk upon which, apparently, he had right of way allied to right of survival. He seemed to have no understanding of the universe in which he rode and specifically […]

March 26, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Robotics team leads alliance to Central Valley Regional win

Watch the action What: FIRST Robotics Competition Sacramento Regional competition, featuring teams from across California as well as from Texas and Alaska When: Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., robot testing and inspection; Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., opening ceremonies and qualifying matches; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., matches, awards and closing ceremonies Where: UC Davis ARC Pavilion Admission: […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

City makes swim safety more accessible with scholarships

By Emma Finklang Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death for children under the age of 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In response to statistics like this, the city of Davis is offering full scholarships for children’s swim lessons for the first time ever this year. The city […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

DHS students receive science honors

Two juniors from Davis High School were honored for their scientific contributions at the 2015 Synopsys Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair held at Folsom High School over the weekend. The event is one of the largest and most prestigious regional science fairs in California. Jimmy Zhou, left, received an award for Outstanding Achievement for Ability and Creativity […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Friday, March 20 The city of Davis and the Stephens Branch Library are teaming up to offer a free teen movie night. Students in grades 7-10 are invited to come see “If I Stay” and “Divergent,” beginning at 5 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the library, 315 E. 14th St. Pizza and snacks will be provided […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Wineaux: The importance of being frank

My father wanted a son. After two daughters by a previous marriage, he moved to California and married my mother, who got pregnant just a few months later. That was me. Well, life was sunny and my mother was young and clearly fertile, and they were Catholics (more or less), so the opportunities for a […]

March 19, 2015 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Engagement: McNaughton/Strelich

Berkeley Elizabeth McNaughton of Davis and Jack Hendrey Strelich of Santa Barbara have set their wedding date for July 5, 2015, at the Rincon Beach Club in Carpenteria, Ca. After proposing to the bride-to-be at the San Marcos Foothill Preserve in Santa Barbara last January, the couple announced their engagement at a party hosted by […]

March 12, 2015 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Name droppers: UCD director hailed for cultural work

Russell Lim, director of diversity education and training for the UC Davis department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, received the 2015 Kun-Po Soo Award from the American Psychiatric Foundation, for his contributions to understanding the importance of addressing culture in mental-health issues. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to understanding Asian […]

March 12, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Friday, March 13 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 dance […]

March 12, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Chávez students enjoy author’s visit

Author and illustrator Yuyi Morales visited César Chávez Elementary School last week. Morales, the award-winning author of “Harvesting Hope: The Story of César Chávez,” spoke to students during two separate assemblies at the school. In addition to hearing about their school’s namesake, Chávez students got a close-up look at some traditional Hispanic pastimes, like the […]

March 12, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Students invited to college and career expo

High school students are invited to learn more about college and career opportunities at a free expo at Folsom High School on Saturday. The event, taking place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature dozens of exhibitors, including the UC Davis STEM Center, American River College, Folsom Lake College, the Bureau of Reclamation, the […]

March 12, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Birch Lane still loves its picture books

It all started with an article in The New York Times in the fall of 2010 that seemed to declare the demise of picture books. The article, “Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children,” reported that publishers had scaled back on the number of picture books they’d released in recent years and bookstores had […]

March 12, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Finland study: Frequent saunas may boost lifespan

CHICAGO (AP) — Frequent sauna baths may help you live longer, a study of Finnish men suggests. It would be welcome news if proven true — in Finland where hot, dry saunas are commonplace, and for any Americans shivering in a snowy Nordic-like winter. Previous research suggested that saunas might improve blood vessel function and […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Wineaux: A local diamond in the rough, revisited

In the last column, I suggested that wine-gift-giving is easy if you find a wine shop close to your recipient, call in an order, and have your friend pick it up. If an out-of-towner wants to give you a wine gift, just give him or her this number: 530-758-9463. It will reach our very own […]

March 06, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,
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