Scan-and-notify system is a big success

It was six weeks ago that ”Scan and Notify” came to Birch Lane Elementary School. Interested students were given rubber bracelets with barcode tags that they would scan each morning as they arrived at the school’s bike racks. The information was recorded in a laptop computer and an instant text, email or phone message was sent […]

RootStock hosts olive oil tasting

Eight local producers of extra virgin olive oil will conduct an olive oil tasting and education session from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at RootStock Specialty Gifts and Tasting Room, 22 Main St. in Winters. Producers from Bear Flag Farm, Copper Hill, Frate Sole, Hillstone Olive Oil, Quinta do Sol, Route 3, Taber […]

Learn more about fruit tree pruning

The public is invited to a fruit tree summer pruning workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. Participants will learn about the benefits of pruning fruit trees during the growing season and how to control the size of trees. Yolo County UC Cooperative Extension Master […]

Farm families’ descendants reunite to celebrate church’s 140th anniversary

When the little wood frame church fell still again, 85-year-old Eileen Hyde and her 6-year-old grandson made their way between the pews. “One hundred and forty years, can you believe this church is that old?” asked Eileen wearing a pastel print blouse and using a cane to move along behind Christian, who had a half-eaten […]

Free workshops offered at Central Park Gardens

Harvesting mushrooms in the comfort of your own kitchen is quite doable. Master Gardener Bill Reinert will present a free workshop on “How to Grow Mushrooms at Home” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Central Park Gardens in Davis. Mediterranean gardens are well-suited to the Central Valley climate. Master Gardener Jan […]

Seniors enjoy a special Senior Ball

Residents of Atria Covell Gardens tripped the light fantastic Thursday evening at their annual Senior Ball, hosted by UC Davis students who are members of Pi Beta Phi sorority and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. The spring event gives the two generations a chance to connect and enjoy each other’s company. Atria Covell Gardens is a […]

Deebo’s reunion planned Saturday

Local residents are invited to step into the past at a Deebo’s reunion Saturday at John and Jan Wright’s home, 19151 County Road 95A in Woodland. The party starts promptly at 3:08 p.m. In the mid-1960s, Deebo’s restaurant was at the corner of Second and G streets, where Shuz now stands, recalls Jeanne DeFazio, daughter […]

Choc-a-lot! San Francisco’s International Chocolate Salon serves up sweet treats

By Christy Corp-Minamiji It is possible — though just barely — to eat too much chocolate. However, there are worse martyrdoms. Pearly salt fog, lapping waves, the chatter of seagulls, the smell of chocolate, the silky glide of that chocolate across the tongue — these are the sensations of the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon. Though the […]

Adams-Martino wedding

Jennifer Martino and Dylan Adams, both of Seattle, were married on April 8, 2011. The wedding ceremony was part of the Moisture Festival at Hale’s Palladium in Seattle, which surprised all friends and family in attendance. The bride is the daughter of Evelyn and Tony Martino, both of Gansevoort, N.Y. She graduated from Saratoga Springs […]

It’s not your garden-variety tea party

Davis Central Park Gardens and Ciocolat have paired up again to host the second annual Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden on Sunday, May 8. Residents are invited to honor a favorite mother in their lives by treating her to a four-course high tea served among the flowers. Garden volunteers have added special personal touches […]

Tickets available for BeerFest at Sudwerk

Citizens Who Care, in partnership with Sudwerk Brewery in Davis, will host the seventh annual Davis BeerFest from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. The Davis BeerFest 2011 will feature tastings of more than 100 microbrews from more than 30 breweries. The admission price includes live music, grilled sausage sandwiches, Sudwerk […]

Cooking class schedule available at Co-op

Seats are still available for May cooking classes at the Davis Food Co-op. The spring class schedule is available at the store at 620 G St. or by calling Julie Cross at (530) 758-2667 ext. 139. It can also be viewed online at The Co-op offers a wide range of classes for children and […]

4-H about more than just livestock

When Claire Phillips was a child growing up in Arbuckle, 4-H opened the door to crafts and activities she might never have done otherwise, from learning how to work with leather — making a belt and a wallet — to raising livestock, and plenty of other arts and crafts along the way. Now that her […]

Co-op wine tasting benefits Acme Theatre Co.

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a wine-tasting of “Buyer’s Best New Wines” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 6. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit Acme Theatre Company,  a nonprofit community theater group for young artists of high school age. Its mission is to present […]