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Genealogy Club gets military lesson

The Davis Genealogy Club invites the public to attend the free presentation, “Military Research for Genealogists Including Displays of Medals and Insignias” by Mike Smith, on Tuesday, May 19 at 1 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. A club member, family history researcher and military historian, Smith will share the steps he took to discover […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

SHED, a modern grange in Healdsburg

Like a previous generation of restaurants started as gathering places around a new paradigm for food and agriculture — Chez Panisse in Berkeley, White Dog Café in Philadelphia and Restaurant Nora in Washington, D.C., come to mind — SHED is a modern grange. Like The California Grange, it supports and advocates for healthy communities, family farms and local economies. […]

May 07, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

A century of life, love and happiness

More than 100 Trautt family members gathered in the Hotel Woodland’s ballroom  Saturday to celebrate Davis resident Edward Trautt’s 100th birthday. After accepting well wishes from his family, Trautt received a special century presentation from Ron Turner, field representative for Assemblyman Bill Dodd, D-Napa. The evening featured dinner, a champagne toast, cake and karaoke. Trautt […]

May 07, 2015 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Young journalists have Birch Lane covered

Move over, Davis Enterprise; there’s a new publication in town. The Eagle Enterprise, produced and published by Birch Lane Elementary School students (and named after the school mascot and the local daily), is chock full of student-produced news and information. Want to know more about school secretary Staci Gonzales? It’s in there. Turns out she’s […]

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

Rec Report: May is Water Safety Month

By Hollay Shayegi-Saraf It’s not too early to make sure your family is water-safe before heading out to your local pools, waterways or beaches. Join the city of Davis aquatics staff at Manor and Arroyo pools and learn how to stay safe near the water. Did you know that, according to a study by Pediatric […]

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

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 ,
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