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College Corner: What’s the deal with wait lists?

Enrollment rate of colleges popular with Davis students Stanford: 78.9 percent Brown: 59.9 percent Claremont McKenna: 52.1 percent UC Berkeley: 37 percent Oberlin: 34.5 percent Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: 32 percent UC Davis: 23 percent Willamette: 11.6 percent Chances are some of you are high school seniors or you know high school seniors who […]

May 28, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

What’s happening

Friday, May 29 * 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 28, 2015 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Name droppers: UC Davis law prof wins teaching award

David Horton, a professor of law at UC Davis, recently received his school’s 2015 Distinguished Teaching Award, presented at the school’s Celebrating King Hall event. Horton specializes in trusts, wills and alternative dispute resolution. He joined the law school faculty in 2012. The law school’s Rich Frank has been named a California Lawyer Attorney of the […]

May 26, 2015 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Not by bread alone

Left to myself, I’d probably eat a sandwich for every meal. Part of that is my inordinate fondness for good bread, and part, frankly, is that I cook for a living, leaving me slightly less ambitious in the cooking department after work. The majority, however, is that sandwiches done right are the perfect package: grainy […]

May 22, 2015 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Davis father-daughter duo spreading soccer love

In an effort to bring the joy of soccer to international communities in need, a local group headed by 16-year-­old Sophia De Runtz and her father, Aaron De Runtz, recently launched a campaign through One World Play Project. One World Play Project produces the One World Futbol an ultra­durable, nearly indestructible soccer ball, which never […]

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

Gan Haverim preschool celebrates 10 years, welcomes new families

It was 10 years ago that Gan Haverim first opened its doors to local children. The preschool, located on the Congregation Bet Haverim campus at 1715 Anderson Road, serves children between the ages of 2 years, 10 months, and 5 years old, and is open to children of all faiths and backgrounds. Gan Haverim was founded by […]

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

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
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