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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Don’t let water for your body take a back seat during drought

By Karin Anderson Lack of water seems to be a hot topic around these parts. For individuals, lack of water — or dehydration — affects our moods, energy levels and overall physical well-being. Since our bodies lose fluids continuously, we need to replace them, allowing our bodies to function properly. Things these bodily fluids assist […]

Youth soccer roundup: All-Davis final sees Dilemma top Shock in Concord

In retrospect, Davis’ Dilemma and Shock could have settled it in their own back yard … But the two local AYSO U14 girls Select squads traveled 55 miles to last weekend’s Concord Cup, where they met in the championship contest. After both dominated their brackets throughout, it was Dilemma taking a 2-1 victory and the crown. […]

Teachers deserve this new money

It should be simple to understand the Davis school district’s budget and how much of it should go to teachers’ salaries. Teachers’ salaries make up about 80 percent of the district’s budget. So when the district gets new, unrestricted money from the state, teachers’ salaries should get 80 percent of it. When the district uses […]

Can’t the water be shared?

We are in a drought situation here in California, right? Yet we have man-made lakes here in Davis full of water — Stonegate Lake and Lake Alhambra. There is water, water to share. When I was a medical volunteer when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit, displacing thousands from their homes in Louisiana, we were all grateful and thankful to […]

Is UC anti-Semitism linked to more foreign students?

There is no doubt that dependence on the higher tuition paid by out-of-state and foreign students has become established policy at the University of California. Now, some believe this may be leading to the unintended consequence of an upsurge of anti-Semitism on campuses like Davis, Berkeley, UCLA and Riverside. The university says no. “I don’t […]

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 […]

Aggie Marshall doubles for third time, Lambdin shines again

RIVERSIDE — If Big West Conference followers didn’t know that Ashley Marshal is one of its best sprinters of all time, they found out Saturday at the Big West Championships. The UC Davis senior won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes for the third straight year — but the three-time league-winning Aggies were dethroned by CSUN, 212-168. […]

Sports briefs: Clark Field to celebrate 85 years

 The public is invited to an 85th birthday for celebration for Clark Field at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 30. The historic ballpark, at 70 Beamer St. in Woodland, was named for Charles A. Clark, a devoted baseball fan of humble beginnings. According to event organizers, “Clark was a leader of grace and dignity who built his […]

DYSA roundup: Bracket play fronts season-ending tourney

As competitive games reigned throughout Davis Youth Softball Association bracket play this week, the Barry Garrison Memorial Tournament has been seeded. The year-end playoffs will get under way Friday at Playfields Park. Named in honor of the late DYSA volunteer who was known for his tireless work and special brand of umpiring, the three-day tourney’s […]

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