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Anna Sturla

Village Harvest: Reaping the suburban bounty

* Editor’s note: This story originally published in May, 2013. Yolo County farm fields bloom perennially with a diverse range of crops, part of California’s reputation as a provider for the world. However, the fruit grown in many of Davis’ own back yards often goes to waste. The Davis branch of Village Harvest marked its […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Puppy love: Litter will be trained as service dogs

Karen Nathanson, her son Josh Milenbach and her fiancé recently celebrated the arrival of nine healthy puppies.

All puppies are greeted with joy, but this litter born in mid-August is special. The puppies are the family’s third litter for the nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence, which trains companion and service dogs for people with disabilities such as autism or deafness.

Nathanson and a fellow volunteer for CCI served as midwives for the births, which were spread over five hours.

What do you think? What TV show or event are you most looking forward to in the coming year?

Ted Kizor graduate, Calistoga: ” ‘Breaking Bad.’ “ Steve Tsai graduate, Davis: ” ‘Two and a Half Men.’ “ Ember Vanvraken bar manager, Davis: ” ‘Game of Thrones.’ “ Sarah Benjaram aspiring geologist, Davis: “I like ‘Parks and Rec’ and ‘It’s Always Sunny (in Philadelphia).’ “ Laura Santare nanny, Davis: “Definitely ‘Girls.’ “ Garrett Taylor […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 2128 Bueno Dr. 18     $295,000 107 Huerta Pl.     336,000 2731 Feather Pl.     425,000 765 N. Campus Way     500,000 1213 Drexel Dr.     511,000 3109 Breton Ave.     511,500 902 Pine Ln.     585,000 753 Oeste Dr.     599,000 3222 Oyster Bay Ave.     610,000 1502 Pinnacles Pl.     615,000 […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis Roots keeps Davis people working — in Davis

There’s a big problem in Davis, according to local entrepreneur Anthony Costello. “There’s a lot of trouble with companies leaving Davis,” he added. “They’ll start at the university, and leave,” often to the Bay Area and its attractive array of investors and vibrant start-up culture. But all is not lost. Along with Andrew Hargadon, Costello […]

September 01, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 2128 Bueno Dr. 18     $170,000 2731 Feather Pl.     204,000 902 Pine Ln.     336,000 1502 Pinnacles Pl.     386,000 765 N. Campus Way     511,000 1213 Drexel Dr.     645,000 107 Huerta Pl.     912,000 Davis (95618) 3414 Lillard Dr.     $280,000 1818 Moore Blvd. 218    295,000 […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

What do you think? Who was your favorite teacher and why?

Shanmei Kuang student, Davis: “Miss Marfia, now Marfia-Rosa. I had her for sophomore English and senior English. She taught me how to organize my writing, she challenged me to think about issues beyond my immediate circumstances; she made me think beyond myself and how to put it into words.” Whitney Welker student, Davis: “Dr. Shafraff. […]

August 25, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

What do you think? Whom would you like to thank and why?

Alex Leach communication coach, Davis: “My mom. I just had a phone call with her. I’m starting my own business, and she’s just been so supportive of me and my dream.” Andrew Bostian student; Ashland; Ore.: “My friend Andrew. I worked with him this summer, and he’s a good guy. I look up to him, […]

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 2206 Amar Ct.     $349,500 119 Huerta Pl.     351,000 402 E. 14th St.     400,000 2820 Tiber Ave.     440,000 1843 White Sands Ln.     576,000 218 Guaymas Pl.     592,000 747 Elmwood Dr.     629,000 717 Oak Ave.     635,000 715 Malaga Ave.     829,000 Davis (95618) 2337 Roualt St.  […]

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

What do you think? What is your ideal solution to downtown parking congestion?

Alex Delgado student, Davis: “Cost-effective just to cut (space) time down, which I’m sure they’re gonna prioritize over everything else.” William Stanger law student, Davis: “I like structured parking near the Whole Foods.” Anjali Bansal law student, Davis: “Actually, a parking garage isn’t a bad idea. But no meters!” Mary Aulman designer, Woodland: “Well, I […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

What do you think? What advice would you give to your younger self?

John Franklin unemployed, Davis: “Don’t blame everybody else for your problems. Take responsibility for your life.” Teresa Sealock pipe fitter, Sacramento: “Slow down.” Wendy Dixon housewife, Davis: “Study and read more. Love school.” Julian Schiller house care provider, Davis: “Try to understand what karma means.” Lisa Perdichizzi user experience architect, Davis: “Don’t listen to adults. […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 909 Alvarado Ave. 18     $165,000 2147 Bella Casa St.     255,000 3010 Woods Cir.     327,500 720 Barcelona Ave.     370,000 524 Anderson Rd.     383,000 229 E. 8th St.     444,000 507 Alvarado Ave.     455,000 934 K St.     521,000 656 Diego Pl.     590,000 2312 Anza Ave.     610,000 […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Percy and Rita Krich celebrate 70 years

Percy and Rita (Shane) Krich of Davis celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 23, 2013. Percy Krich married “the girl next door,” Rita Shane, when their families lived next to each other in Los Angeles. Percy’s family had come from Canada, and Rita’s from New York. They married during World War II, when Percy served as […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Besser-Barrett engagement

James Besser of Davis and Elly Barrett of Austin, Texas, are engaged to be married. Besser and Barrett met while attending UC Berkeley, both members of Athletes in Action, a Christian club on campus. Besser was the prop on the championship Cal rugby team and Barrett was the setter for the championship Cal volleyball team. […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,
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