DHS graduates sing in renowned college Christmas Festival

Sarah Melcher and Sterling Melcher of Davis, both Davis High School graduates, will participate this year in the 100th presentation of the St. Olaf College Christmas Festival, one of the nation’s longest-running and most iconic celebrations of Christmas. Both will appear in four performances Dec. 1–4. The students will perform in the Chapel Choir. More than 12,000 people […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Kids in the news: Gabriel Bick wins chess competition

Gabriel Bick, 12, competed in the Western States Chess Open Oct. 21-23 in Reno, and captured first place in the under 1800 rating section. Bick, an eighth-grader at the Davis Waldorf School, has been competing in chess tournaments for just over one year. This was his second consecutive tournament win. ———— Two Davis students have […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Future subscriber: Oscar Ambrose Scavullo

Kelly Taggart Scavullo and Andrew Elden Scavullo of San Francisco are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Oscar Ambrose Scavullo. He was born at 11:02 a.m. Jan. 10, 2011, delivered by Dr. Carla Fracchia at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and measured 20 1/2 inches long. His […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday The Stephens Davis Branch Library will host a presentation on cyberbullying from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 315 E. 14th St. Representatives from the UC Davis Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic will focus on the social and legal consequences of cyberbullying, sexting and sextortion. The program, which is free of charge, is geared towards […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Jewish teens eligible for social action awards

Do you know a Jewish teen who is changing his or her local community or the world? Nominate that teen for a Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award, and her or she could be awarded $36,000. Now in its sixth year, the Tikkun Olam Awards — which means “repair the world” — are given annually to […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Harvesting hope: Special students do their part to restore a special memorial

It’s been nearly three decades since a racially motivated stabbing on the Davis High School campus left one student dead and a community in shock. The murder of Thong Hy Huynh, who was stabbed to death near the science quad at the high school on May 4, 1983, led to much soul-searching throughout the city. […]

November 15, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

This holiday, give the gift of a great breakfast

By Alison Ladman Breakfast cereal as a holiday gift? It may sound unusual, but it tastes wonderful. Granola is a practical, beautiful and delicious gift. It’s also easy and inexpensive to prepare. It can be packaged attractively yet simply in glass canning jars or cellophane bags tied with ribbons. And granola is easy to tailor […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Haven’t booked a holiday flight yet? Smart move

By Samantha Bomkamp Haven’t booked your holiday flight yet? Smart move. The cheapest fares for Thanksgiving and Christmas aren’t going to the travelers who booked months in advance. Experts say they’ll go to those who can take advantage of some last-minute deals. In previous years, the rule was nearly always the same: Travelers who booked […]

November 16, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Garden Doctor weighs in on tomato hornworms, whiteflies, cover crops

Coming soon “Fruit Tree Pruning Questions and Answers: We’ll Show You How It’s Done,” 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan. 7, Grace Garden, Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road, “Care and Pruning of Roses,” 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan. 21, Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets Question: A while ago, the Garden Doctor gave an answer about […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Explore container plants for winter color

Planting in containers is a great way to create a garden in a small space and enliven a deck or patio or create a lush oasis while conserving water. Learn about container gardening for winter color during a free public tour at the UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday, Nov. 19. The tour leader will discuss […]

November 13, 2011 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Pairing beers with food

Many years ago, my dear traveling companion and I went to the Benbow Inn in Garberville for Thanksgiving. It was just one of those get-out-of-town opportunities when all members of our family had other fish to fry and other places to be at Thanksgiving and we were not particularly wanted at home or any other […]

November 10, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Sandy appointed executive director for teacher credentialing

Mary Vixie Sandy of Woodland has been appointed as the new executive director of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Sandy is an education professional with more than 20 years experience working in California’s education policy community. Her term began on Nov. 1. Since 2007, Sandy has served as the executive director of the Cooperative Research and […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

Applebee’s serves free meals Friday to veterans

For the third consecutive year nationwide, Applebee’s expects to serve more than 1 million free “thank you” meals to veterans and active-duty military personnel on Friday, Veterans Day. In Davis, Applebee’s is at 1753 Research Park Drive in South Davis. Hours Friday are 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, call (530) 747-0414 or […]

November 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,