Sunday, February 1, 2015

Stories come alive at the library

Lizzie Davis, 3, gets into the story in a big way at a recent preschool storytime at the Stephens Branch Library. Looking on with a smile is grandma Kathy Davis. Children are well-served by a variety of library programs for many age groups, from the storytimes to a tween group called The Spot to a […]

See wigeons, curlews and meadowlarks at city wetlands

Migrant and resident waterfowl promise to be the stars of the show when docents lead a guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands, from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. The tour is jointly sponsored by the city and the Yolo Basin Foundation. The tour docents will provide a brief summary of the […]

What’s happening

Thursday, Jan. 29 Human performance expert John Underwood will speak to parents and athletes at 6:30 p.m. in the Davis High School north gym. Underwood’s “Life of an Athlete” program underscores four topics as they pertain to athletics and performance: chemical abuse, recovery, sleep and character. The event is co-sponsored by Davis High School Athletics and the […]

College Corner: Have wanderlust? Go overseas for college

Many of you probably have read about the growing number of international students attaining degrees from U.S. colleges. What you may not be aware of is that there is a similar, albeit smaller, trend flowing in the opposite direction. Increasingly when I work with students to develop their college lists, we have some international schools […]

District learns from bomb threat incident

When a caller threatened North Davis Elementary School with a bomb on Thursday, Jan. 15, school and district response was immediate. “We had students evacuated within 20 minutes of the call coming in,” said Laura Juanitas, director of student support services, told the school board a week after the event. “The safety officer and the school […]

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time!

Chances are you’ve seen them walking the neighborhood or, if you’re lucky, they’ve come knocking on your door: Girl Scouts. Selling cookies. It’s that time of year again — a time for Thin Mints and Carmel Delites, Shortbread and Lemonades. Nine varieties in all are for sale this year — including one-gluten free and four vegan choices. […]

Family isn’t keen on relationship

Dear Annie: I am a female resident physician. In medical school, I fell in love with “Jay,” a classmate. We have been together for four years. Jay is currently a resident physician in another state. Two years ago, I brought Jay home to meet my father and stepmother. Some of Jay’s favorite topics of discussion are […]

Are we there yet? If there’s no S-O-N in team, I’m not watching

Remember last summer’s World Cup fever? Most members of planet Earth were infected with it, as soccer fans materialized out of nowhere, many having never before exhibited even a tiny interest in sports. Now, all of a sudden they were throwing out terms like “headers,” “PKs” and “slide tackles.” As obnoxious as this seemed at […]

It’s time for some ‘Better Days’ for ALS patients

That Cathy Speck is a scamp. Aren’t sure if you know her? Then you don’t know her. Once you’ve met her, you’ll never forget her — she’s a one-woman circus on a walker, with all the bells and whistles. Seriously. There are bells and whistles. Also horns and stuffed animals. Carousels are more subtle. Which is […]

Caring for the aging mouth

The perception of aging of the whole body has changed dramatically in all aspects of health, function and aesthetics, including those of the mouth. Tooth loss is no longer considered inevitable. Even when tooth loss happens, age does not limit modern science from offering replacement options that mimic natural teeth. As our bodies age, they become […]

Locals prepare for March for Real Climate Leadership

Davis residents who plan to join the March for Real Climate Leadership on Saturday, Feb. 7, in Oakland will gather a week earlier to make posters. The poster-making party will run from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. All are welcome, […]

‘Lights Up’ on the Jazz Choir

Members of the Davis High School Jazz Choir prepare for their annual Cabaret fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8, at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Serving diner Emma Stenz are Benjamin Balatbat and Shannon Mo, and performing in the background are Aditya Tuladhar and Sarah Allen-Sutter. “Lights Up” will be presented at […]

Molecular Matrix Inc. starts up

Charles Lee, Molecular Matrix Inc. founder and CEO, looks in a microscrope as he talks with Jenny Leedy, a biochemistry major, and Scarlett Kin, a neurobiology, physiology and behavior major, in December at UC Davis. Gregory Urquiaga, UC Davis/Courtesy photo