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The Balloon Man

The Balloon Man

Alex Markoff has been making kids smile at the Davis Farmer’s Market for 7 years.  But he doesn’t sell fruit or tamales, hot dogs, pastries or coffee of an kind.  He sells fun. “What color should we make your stem, dear?” Alex is the guy I call “The Balloon Man” because every Saturday he’s like […]

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Tina Rogers never thought she’d spend her life teaching dance. When she was a UC Davis student she thought Economics was her bag.  But somewhere in between Freshman Orientation and what would have been graduation, a vision of her future in business stopped her cold-- “I realized it was going to be board rooms and bored rooms.”

Math, Dance, Life

-+*Tina Rogers never thought she’d spend her life teaching dance. When she was a UC Davis student she thought Economics was her bag. But somewhere in between Freshman Orientation and what would have been graduation, a vision of her future in business stopped her cold– “I realized it was going to be board rooms and […]

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Meeting Steve Inoyue is like shaking hands with sunshine.  So it’s no surprise that when I ask him what inspires him each day his answer comes easily. “I like being able to help people, that’s what drives me to do what I do.”

Self Preserved

-+*Meeting Steve Inoyue is like shaking hands with sunshine. So it’s no surprise that when I ask him what inspires him each day his answer comes easily. “I like being able to help people, that’s what drives me to do what I do.”

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Tony Rodriguez is barely off his bike to start his lunch duty job at North Davis Elementary when the kids settling in for their chocolate milks and p-b-and j’s see him-- and go wild.

Hey Tony

-+*Tony Rodriguez is barely off his bike to start his lunch duty job at North Davis Elementary when the kids settling in for their chocolate milks and p-b-and j’s see him– and go wild.

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The thing about Kristen Muir Heeren is she’s always turning work into fun. “Do you want to help me get some of these green sheets, Ellie?” It’s a typical afternoon at North Davis Elementary School and Heeren, the Physical Education teacher, is making things happen.

Making Fitness Fun

-+*The thing about Kristen Muir Heeren is she’s always turning work into fun. “Do you want to help me get some of these green sheets, Ellie?” It’s a typical afternoon at North Davis Elementary School and Heeren, the Physical Education teacher, is making things happen.

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