Evan Boylan

The personal touch is key for Oriental rug store owner

A good rug really ties a room together. Fortunately for his customers, Mansour Yaghoubian understands this very well. Since he first opened Mansour’s Oriental Rug Gallery in 1979, Yaghoubian has developed a well-deserved reputation for excellence, not just in his hometown of Sacramento but across Northern California. “I only sell handmade rugs,” he said proudly […]

March 23, 2014 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Start your engines: Davis aeronautics enthusiast recognized with Hall of Fame award

Most people involved in model aeronautics would know of longtime Davisite Doug Galbreath — who recently accepted the 2013 Academy of Model Aeronautics Hall of Fame award — even though he’s not flying anymore. “I’m really (more) widely known as an engine guy,” he says. Galbreath — longtime owner of The Printer on Cowell Boulevard […]

March 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Talk addresses growing challenges to downtown

Davis has always been thought of as a small town, both by its residents and by those in surrounding communities. But have big-city problems begun to encroach on the town? And if so, what can be done to counter these emerging challenges? The discussion of the impact public drunkenness in downtown Davis was the focus […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Father, daughter build ‘Little Free Library’

An old-fashioned and nearly full-sized British telephone booth full of books might seem out of place in most playgrounds. But the kids who attend Davis Parent Nursery School wouldn’t think so, at least not since last month, when Davis’ most recent “Little Free Library” was donated to the school’s Danbury Street site in South Davis.

Mariah Hess, assistant director of the three-day program at DPNS, first considered building her students a Little Free Library during walks with her 3½-year-old daughter.

“There’s one in South Davis that Sydney and I always go to,” she said. “We always go to the park, stop by the Little Free Library, grab a book to read, and next time we come we’ll put a new book in there.”

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