5th Annual Davis Tour de Cluck on May 24

April 14th, 2014

The Tour de Cluck is a fantastic Davis community affair featuring fun fowl-fashioned elements. The 2014 Tour de Cluck benefits the programs of Davis Farm to School and Yolo Farm to Fork. Davis Farm to School supports farm fresh produce in school lunches, school gardens, farm visits, recycling and more here in Davis. Yolo Farm to Fork extends this support to communities throughout Yolo County.

Several community-wide events are associated with Tour de Cluck. During the month of May, restaurants around town will be participating in the Fowl Food Frolic, where they will feature a signature Tour de Cluck dish. If you order one of these dishes, the participating restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds to Tour de Cluck. Chicken Skool events will also be featured during the Tour de Cluck month. There will be a variety of free educational talks and activities open to everyone who wants to learn about chicken-keeping topics that can be educational or just plain fun.

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Bring the whole family down to Central Park in Davis where there will be a morning of fun kickoff events before the bicycle chicken coop crawl. Check out the Fowl Food Fair at the Davis Farmers Market, the Kickoff celebration at the U.S. Bicycle Hall of Fame, and the exhibits of our community members at the Community Crowers on the Green. Find out if you will have the Courage to Cluck! Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board will be giving away an e-Moto ecco 1.5 electric bicycle this year, so make sure to get a raffle ticket. Davis ACE generously donated a Ware Premium Chick-N-Barn as well. Raffle Tickets will be sold at the Davis Farmers Market along with tickets for the event.

Following the kick-off festivities, cyclists will start the Tour de Cluck, the signature bike tour of local chicken coops, sometimes called the “Coop Crawl.” You’ll have an egg-cellent time visiting neighborhood coops around Davis and learning about the chicken-coop-keeping ways.

Image Source: The Davis Enterprise

You can still sign up to be a sponsor of Tour de Cluck until May 15th. All sponsors are invited to attend a catered Fantastic Fowl Food Finale at the finish of the Tour. This year’s Finale will be held at the Hallmark Inn.

Plan ahead to get tickets for this year’s crawl, as this popular Davis event usually sells out. There is something to delight everyone at this chicken-centric event so bring the whole family out to enjoy a day of fun on Saturday, May 24th from 9 am to 5 pm.
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Summer Fun in the Sacramento Area

April 7th, 2014

April is a busy month for Davis with the 100th Annual Picnic, Eggstravaganza and parade, picnic in the parks and much more! Davis has had its share of showers, spring has officially sprung and, before we know it, summer will be upon us, bringing warm weather and a long summer break for the kids.

Life in Yolo County is amazing year-round but in our warm summer months there is even more entertainment available around the Sacramento area. The state fair comes to town, farmers market is jamming with live music and fresh local fruit and Downtown Davis always has a day of fun for the whole family. And if all of those exciting activities don’t fill your plate, here are a few more to keep the kids busy all summer long:

Rocknasium is a premier indoor climbing facility in Davis with endless climbing possibilities, providing a welcoming environment for all ages, abilities and motivations.  They offer classes, personal training, team building and a full range of kids programs including summer camp.

Image Source: Rocknasium.com

Funderland Park is a great small-scale amusement park that offers a roller coaster, a steam train, and other kiddie rides. Ideally for ages 2 to 12, kids can ride a roller coaster, trains, tea cups, a carousel or a log flume. The parks sits on 2 acres of land and has been giving thrills to kids for more than 50 years. There is a snack bar that sells everything from hot dogs to churros to coffee.

Fairytale Town is a 2.5-acre, whimsical children’s dream come true.  With 25 colorful children’s play areas, children can actually live out their favorite bedtime stories and nursery rhymes. This is a great place for toddlers and preschoolers to come and explore the pint-sized play areas, like the Jack and Jill Hill or the block of Swiss cheese. Older kids will enjoy The Children’s Theater and The Mother Goose Stage.

Raging Waters is a family water park located in the heart of the city, featuring more than 25 exhilarating water attractions, breath-taking slides, crystal clear pools and fun-filled activities for children and adults of all ages. This is the perfect destination to cool off on those warm summer days with aquatic fun this season.

Image Source: Raging Waters Sacramento Facebook

The Sacramento Zoo is home to over 140 native, exotic and endangered species and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo is located right across the street from Fairytale Town and a short walking distance to Funderland Park. There are hands-on activities, a playground, and several gardens.

The California Museum is described as “the one stop shop for all things Californian”. This museum houses the California Hall of Fame showcasing Californians who have made on impact on the world through their leadership, talent, ideas and works. Through interactive and innovative experiences, the Museum inspires men, women and children to pursue the California dream and make a mark on history.

For more ideal ways to spend a summer day close to home in the Sacramento area this season, visit our Kid’s Corner Pinterest Board with everything from neighborhood movie nights and treat wagon ideas to DIY kid friendly moss terrariums and garden plots. Craft, bike, stay cool, plan ahead and enjoy!

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Brand New Luxury Homes
Now Selling In Davis, California

Located in Mace Ranch, Verona offers NEW beautiful single-family detached homes and charming attached duet residences ranging from approx. 750-1,800 s.f. with up to 4 bedrooms. This is an amazing real estate opportunity you will not want to miss!

Verona Sales Center
3622 Santo Terrace, Davis, CA 95618 CALL 530-757-7726
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Centennial Celebration in Davis on April 12th

March 31st, 2014

Imsge Source: Picnic Day Facebook

This year marks 100 years for the Davis Picnic Day and the theme is “100: A Timeless Aggie Tradition.” The 100th Annual Picnic Day will take place on Saturday, April 12th, 2014. The parade marshals are Sandy Holman and Hal & Carol Sconyers. This family friendly event is free, fun and family-friendly.

There is something for everyone to enjoy with over 200 events throughout the campus including exhibits, shows, competitions, demonstrations, entertainment, animal and athletic events, Student Organization Faire, Multicultural Children’s Faire, Parade, Doxie Derby Race, Chemistry Magic Show, The Battle of the Marching Bands and much more. As UC Davis’ annual open house event, Picnic Day has been prominently featured in the press and now in its 100th year, this traditional event has been voted “Best Davis Event” by the California Aggie for the past four years.

What is the Doxie Derby you ask? The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Doxie Derby is a 30+ year tradition that is hosted by the second year veterinary students. In this event, dozens of adorable dachshunds race after a simulated rabbit to earn the title of top dog, while thousands of attendees cheer for their favorite pup! The event features jumbotrons, ready with instant replays. Few can pass up watching the Doxie Derby.

Image Source: UC Davis Doxie Derby Facebook

Is the UC Davis Picnic Day just an average picnic? No way, Picnic Day has something for everyone and is a guaranteed day of fun! Here is a list of FAQ’s to answer some of the basics. If you would like more information or to get involved with Picnic Day whether it’s to volunteer, fund raise, sponsor, donate, etc., please visit the website here.

Image Source: picnicday.ucdavis.edu

Picnic Day is an wonderful event and we are so very fortunate to have such an amazing local resource as part of our Verona community.  The Board of Directors welcome everyone to come and celebrate this significant milestone of the centennial Picnic Day and UC Davis!  Mark your calendars, save the date and make plans to attend this all-day premier event with education and fun for all ages while supporting our community.
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Brand New Luxury Homes
Now Selling In Davis, California

Located in Mace Ranch, Verona offers NEW beautiful single-family detached homes and charming attached duet residences ranging from approx. 750-1,800 s.f. with up to 4 bedrooms. This is an amazing real estate opportunity you will not want to miss!
Verona Sales Center
3622 Santo Terrace, Davis, CA 95618 CALL 530-757-7726
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Last Chance to Live at Verona

March 18th, 2014

We are now selling our final Parkside home in Phase 10 at Verona.  Homesite 86 is Elevation B and the popular Barolo Plan, our newly introduced single story with approximately 2,013 sq. ft. and available at $619,990.

This fantastic open floorplan includes high ceilings, two generous bedrooms plus a den, and backyard landscaping ready for summer time barbecue’s and al fresco dining and entertaining. This  sought-after single story plan will sell quickly, don’t miss out on the opportunity to own an amazing home in the desirable Mace Ranch community.

 

The Parkside area will include a beautifully designed common area featuring an additional community garden, sitting area and gate access to Davis walking/bike trail.

Visit our Pinterest board to start planning your garden to table meals and for design and decor trends. Did we mention? Since you can roll right from your front door, we’ve created a Bike with Us board just to get your wheels turning.

Homesite 86 at Verona

If you are looking for the perfect new family home, look no further than Verona.  Visit the Sales Center today and get your keys in time to spend summer in your new home and enjoy Downtown Davis and everything this thriving community has to offer before the next school year begins!

Please note our Verona Sales Office Spring Hours:
Monday: 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Our Sales Office is closed Wednesday and Thursday
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 5pm

If you already own at Verona, this is your chance to pick your new neighbors – refer family and friends for the last opportunity to join you and call Verona home.
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Brand New Luxury Homes
Now Selling In Davis, California

Located in Mace Ranch, Verona offers NEW beautiful single-family detached homes and charming attached duet residences ranging from approx. 750-1,800 s.f. with up to 4 bedrooms. This is an amazing real estate opportunity you will not want to miss!
Verona Sales Center
3622 Santo Terrace, Davis, CA 95618 CALL 530-757-7726
veronacommunity.com
Be sure to “Like” Verona on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter for the latest developments on our new community, special promotions, construction updates, featured homes, events and our greater community of Davis.

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Verona March Newsletter

March 16th, 2014

The Verona March Newsletter has sprung in time for spring and full of fun activities in Davis including a Springtime Eggstravaganza, Tour de Cluck and the ever popular Picnic in the Park every Wednesday starting March 19th and running through October. Break out those picnic baskets and enjoy local music, shop the market, chow down on crazy-good food-to-go from the International Food Faire, plus entertain the kids with bounce houses, Rocknasium‘s rock-climbing wall, face-painting, the bicycle-powered carousel and more.

While getting your groove on at Picnic in the Park, shop for fresh local foods and create your own spring masterpieces in the kitchen with these easy ideas: Farmers’ Market Stir-Fry Wrap, Fruit Pizza and Asparagus and Citrus Salad.

Please note our Verona Sales Office Spring Hours:
Monday: 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Our Sales Office is closed Wednesday and Thursday
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 5pm
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Brand New Luxury Homes
Now Selling In Davis, California

Located in Mace Ranch, Verona offers NEW beautiful single-family detached homes and charming attached duet residences ranging from approx. 750-1,800 s.f. with up to 4 bedrooms. This is an amazing real estate opportunity you will not want to miss!
Verona Sales Center
3622 Santo Terrace, Davis, CA 95618 CALL 530-757-7726
veronacommunity.com
Be sure to “Like” Verona on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter for the latest developments on our new community, special promotions, construction updates, featured homes, events and our greater community of Davis.

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Easy Spring Entertaining

March 8th, 2014

Spring usually marks the beginning of al fresco entertaining, holiday celebrations, easy picnics, and family meals. March also brings an array of green mania including everything from fresh growing green grass to seasonal green brews. Here are a few springtime recipes that are perfect for entertaining this season and will also add a touch of green to your Verona table.

Sweet Pea Crostini: Mashed-up peas with mint make an easy and tasty crostini topping. Sprinkle with a bit of diced prosciutto and you have the perfect spring appetizer.

Image Source: www.foodnetwork.com

Perfect Spinach Salad: The bacon dressing is a tasty topping to this crunchy salad that’s easy and sure to please all with crispy bacon, tossed with hard boiled eggs, browned mushrooms and fresh spinach.

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Spring Mini Round Pizzas: A spring medley of fresh ingredients like ramps or scallions, ricotta and lemon zest and sea salt. Top the pizzas with basil, fresh grated parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil.  A fresh taste of spring perfect for any entertaining event.

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Even if you don’t have parties planned in the near future, these recipes are also perfect for the Davis atmosphere of biking in the fresh air. Simply pack them up in a bento box, and they make for a fresh new picnic snack for a weekend enjoying the many outdoor destinations Davis has to offer.
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Brand New Luxury Homes
Now Selling In Davis, California

Located in Mace Ranch, Verona offers NEW beautiful single-family detached homes and charming attached duet residences ranging from approx. 750-1,800 s.f. with up to 4 bedrooms. This is an amazing real estate opportunity you will not want to miss!
Verona Sales Center
3622 Santo Terrace, Davis, CA 95618 CALL 530-757-7726
veronacommunity.com
Be sure to “Like” Verona on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter for the latest developments on our new community, special promotions, construction updates, featured homes, events and our greater community of Davis.

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March Madness in Davis

February 28th, 2014

March is full of excitement in Davis with spring flowers and showers on the way. Watch for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Art Abouts, fresh foods at the farmers markets and more. Take a peek at a few fun events coming up this month and enjoy the madness that March brings to Davis.

Farmers Market: Farm-fresh, feel-good food fills the market every Saturday from 8-1pm. Open year round, rain or shine, the market offer an array of fruits & vegetables, including certified organic produce, plus meats, chicken, fish & seafood, wine, local eggs & honey, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants & gifts. Everything sold in the market is either grown by or made by the seller.

Sam Adams & Sudwerk tap takeover: March 7 at The Davis Graduate. For over 21 years, the Sudwerk Brewery has been crafting award winning German Style Lagers.

Image Source: Sudwerk facebook

SnapShot Sisters: March 8 at Mother and Baby Source in Downtown Davis. St. Patrick’s Day Mini-Photo Sessions with super fun shots of the kiddos in little hats and leprechaun beards!  Sign up online here to reserve your spot. Also look for the Mother’s Day Ceramic Event on March 23 and 24. Grab your spot here for this event featuring the super-talented local ceramic artist Jenny Anderson.

St. Baldrick’s Day: March 8 from 2:30-5:00pm at De Vere’s Irish Pub. Go bald for a good cause. Every year, this one-day event brings together teams of people willing to shave their heads bald as a sign of solidarity with children who are fighting cancer. All participants raise money in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, then congregate at De Vere’s Irish Pub to shave their heads. Visit here to sign up or donate.

Image Source: de Vere's facebook

2nd Friday Art About: March 14 from 5-11pm.  Downtown Davis and the Davis Food Co-op presents an evening of open galleries, art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis and beyond. Explore downtown with this self-guided artwalk, which is open to the public, and includes complimentary refreshments, opportunities to converse with featured artists, as well as live music and art demos.

2014 Krustaceans for Kids Crab Feed presented by the Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery on March 14th from 6-10pm at The City of Davis Veterans Memorial Theatre. Your ticket purchase helps to provide food and essentials for children who are receiving care at the Nursery.

The UC Davis Arboretum spring plant sale fundraiser: Saturday, March 15 from 9-1pm. Grab water wise plants for your Verona home during the spring sale. Members only sale is. Not a member? Join at the door, all members receive 10% off their purchases and new members will also receive an additional $10 off.

Image Source:The UC Davis Arboretum

Armadillo Music & KDVS Vinyl & CD Fair: March 30 from 10-5:30pm. Armadillo Music is hosting a vinyl and music fair. This event is free to the public, so set aside your Sunday for some epic perusing of vinyl, CD’s, cassettes and much more.  If you want to get a head start, you can purchase an “Early Bird” admission.

For more March events going on you can check out The Davis Dirt calendar here, always a great source for happenings in Davis close to your Verona home.
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Brand New Luxury Homes
Now Selling In Davis, California

Located in Mace Ranch, Verona offers NEW beautiful single-family detached homes and charming attached duet residences ranging from approx. 750-1,800 s.f. with up to 4 bedrooms. This is an amazing real estate opportunity you will not want to miss!
Verona Sales Center
3622 Santo Terrace, Davis, CA 95618 CALL 530-757-7726
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Welcome to the Downtown Davis Co-op

February 24th, 2014

Whether you are new to the Davis area or have settled into your Verona home awhile, the Davis Co-op is a must-do for you.  The co-op is a full-service grocery store in Downtown Davis specializing in natural, organic and locally produced foods. The store is open to the public seven days a week, from 7am to 10pm where everyone can shop, anyone can join, and non-members pay 5% over shelf prices.

You’ll find everything from fresh produce, a well-stocked meat department, full-service deli with custom sandwiches to a in-house bakery with cookies, muffins and scones baked fresh daily. But wait, we can’t forget the expansive bulk department with everything you need to stock your pantry and tons of tasty snacks.  We found the co-op newsletter packed with helpful information, recipes and specials – you can check out a sample here:

Image source: Davis Co-op

Image source: Davis Co-op

In addition to the groceries, the co-op offers a full spectrum of items to serve and celebrate the entire community including wine-by-the glass at the first three Fridays of the month for a themed wine tasting ($1 per taste, with proceeds going to a different nonprofit or charity each quarter).  You can visit the co-op calendar for a full listing of events, but here is just a peek at the events coming up in March:

Image source: Davis Co-op

With a 4.5 star rating on Yelp, there are plenty of Davis neighbors that adore the co-op! Stop by, see for yourself what the co-op is all about and just maybe you’ll become a super volunteer.
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Brand New Luxury Homes
Now Selling In Davis, California

Located in Mace Ranch, Verona offers NEW beautiful single-family detached homes and charming attached duet residences ranging from approx. 750-1,800 s.f. with up to 4 bedrooms. This is an amazing real estate opportunity you will not want to miss!
Verona Sales Center
3622 Santo Terrace, Davis, CA 95618 CALL 530-757-7726
veronacommunity.com
Be sure to “Like” Verona on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter for the latest developments on our new community, special promotions, construction updates, featured homes, events and our greater community of Davis.

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Davis Has a Love Affair with Bicycles

February 17th, 2014

All cities have something unique about themselves. Davis has a great vibe, lively, walkable, full of amazing art galleries, interesting restaurants and retail shops.  Home to a legendary Davis Farmers Market and the Robert Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, it’s an extraordinary place to live.

But our uniqueness comes from our love affair with bicycles and how we have incorporated them into the overall fabric of the community. Davis is the most bicycle-friendly small city in America, with more than 100 miles of paved bike paths, lanes and trails through neighborhood greenbelts and out into the scenic countryside. People here like to brag that we have more bikes than cars with a good percent of residents commuting by bike.  Some recommended rides include the Davis Bike Loop and the Bike Tour of Historic Davis.  Other routes can be found on the Davis Bike Club website.

Image Source: DavisBicycles.org

It makes sense in one of the country’s greatest bicycling communities to have a pedal-driven taxi service to get you around town, that’s Davis Pedicab.  Every rider is trained and holds a City of Davis license to operate the pedicabs, which somewhat resemble rickshaws and can carry one to three people.

Davis also hosts the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame that recognizes American competitive cyclists and contributors to the sport of cycling for their significant achievements and preserves the history in order to educate people about the past and encourage them to participate in the future of the sport, cycling development and fitness.

Image Source: www.bicycling.com

The City of Davis has installed hundreds of bicycle racks for public use downtown.  You may also have noticed that The Varsity Bike Docks from Park-A-Bike are appearing around town adding much needed bicycle parking. Downtown Davis has gathered a great list of bike shops, rentals, clubs, services, safety and maps here for your convenience.

This two wheel lifestyle of getting where you’re going with something less of a carbon footprint is so ingrained in our culture that the city symbol is a bicycle and ‘Most bicycle friendly town in the world’ is our motto.  Grab your helmet, hop on your bike and start your own Tour de Davis directly from Verona’s nearby Mace Ranch Park.
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Brand New Luxury Homes
Now Selling In Davis, California

Located in Mace Ranch, Verona offers NEW beautiful single-family detached homes and charming attached duet residences ranging from approx. 750-1,800 s.f. with up to 4 bedrooms. This is an amazing real estate opportunity you will not want to miss!
Verona Sales Center
3622 Santo Terrace, Davis, CA 95618 CALL 530-757-7726
veronacommunity.com
Be sure to “Like” Verona on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter for the latest developments on our new community, special promotions, construction updates, featured homes, events and our greater community of Davis.

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Valentine’s Day is Almost Here

February 5th, 2014

Valentine’s Day is almost here and the love bug is on its way.  Whether you are looking for a romantic recipe for dinner for two or a cute crafty homemade valentine for your kid’s classroom party, we have you covered this year with ideas gathered and pinned in one easy place, our Valentines Pinterest board.

Valentines & Parties…
Give your kids the opportunity to be creative this year with crafty little hearts and lollipop flowers or Swedish fish gummy goodie bags.  From good old-fashioned heart-shaped potato print stamps to edible heart bracelets, you’ll find an easy craft that fits your needs for Valentine’s Day.

Everyone loves Heart Shaped Eats…
Enjoy these creative ways to show your loved one how much you care and make their day a little more special with heart shaped toast and eggs breakfast, heart carved krispies or cookies in a lunchbox or just a sweet whipped cream addition to after school hot cocoa treat.

Romantic Recipes for Dinner for Two…
You don’t need to worry about reservations weeks in advance or pay a pretty penny for a night out to impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day, just plan out the perfect private and romantic evening at your Verona home. You can set the mood with a beautiful table setting, fresh flowers or lit candles. We’ve pinned the perfect romantic dinner recipes including the classic filet mignon with caraway-cilantro compound butter, roasted mustard salmon, roast duck breasts with pomegranate, and more.

While dinner is cooking you can start your night with a raspberry chocolate kiss cocktail or a black cherry bourbon soda and finish your evening with some chocolate cheesecake truffles or one of the many sweet treat ideas pinned.

For all of the above mentioned ideas and recipes and lots more, visit our Regis Homes Valentine’s Day Board on Pinterest. Happy Valentine’s Day from the team at Verona.

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Brand New Luxury Homes
Now Selling In Davis, California

Located in Mace Ranch, Verona offers NEW beautiful single-family detached homes and charming attached duet residences ranging from approx. 750-1,800 s.f. with up to 4 bedrooms. This is an amazing real estate opportunity you will not want to miss!
Verona Sales Center
3622 Santo Terrace, Davis, CA 95618 CALL 530-757-7726
veronacommunity.com
Be sure to “Like” Verona on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter for the latest developments on our new community, special promotions, construction updates, featured homes, events and our greater community of Davis.

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