Plenty of bargains for generous donors

My daughter Benedicta teaches at the small, always-struggling Mendocino Waldorf School. She works long days and most weekends, spending inordinate amounts of time preparing class, going to seminars (at her expense), attending faculty and board meetings, meeting with parents and helping any student who needs her. On a recent Saturday (after arriving home at 8 […]

Davisite’s novel examines Kent State killings

Bridging the gaps between fact and fiction, mixing both real and imagined events, author Jerry Fishman of Davis allows readers to re-examine what took place on the morning of May 4, 1970, at Kent State University in his newly published novel, “How Nixon Taught America to do the Kent State Mambo.” On May 4, 1970, […]

Name droppers: Doctors make a difference

Darryl Hunter, M.D., of Davis, and Hernando Garzon, M.D., also of Davis, have been honored with a prestigious national recognition by Kaiser Permanente for their dedication to community service. Dr. Hunter, a radiation oncologist in Roseville, and Dr. Garzon, an emergency room physician in Sacramento, are among 11 recipients of the 2010 David Lawrence Community […]

From field to fork: So it’s raining? Eat lettuce

I was just reviewing my past columns in search of a seasonal mainstream vegetable or fruit I’ve somehow overlooked to this point — something that might be in season now. Hmm. Nothing stood out. I also looked out the window, and it is raining yet again. I could write about buying local water, because it’s […]

Bike rodeos coming to four Davis schools

Davis elementary school students and their parents are invited to attend one of four upcoming bike rodeos where volunteers will provide bike safety inspections, provide minor repairs, check helmets and more. The first rodeo will take place at Birch Lane Elementary School on Wednesday, March 30, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Both students and their […]

Glacier Circle Community is a quilt of many colors

It’s been nine years since a group of seniors met on a Thursday afternoon to discuss the possibility of creating a co-housing community where they could live and help each other out as they grew into old age. That dream became a reality, and on Sunday, Glacier Circle Community celebrated its fifth anniversary as the […]

Undresser owner prepares to close to make way for courthouse

WOODLAND — In some ways, David Hayes considers closing his longtime business a blessing. “I need to scale down,” says the owner of The Undresser, who has stripped, refinished, designed, repaired and sold furniture out of his 1021 Lincoln Ave. shop for the past 38 years. Soon, Hayes’ building — a former dairy that dates […]

Overcoming family conflict while caring for aging parents

You may not have much in common with your siblings now that you’re grown. But there’s still one thing you share: your mom and dad. A new local program — the 50-50 RuleSM — offers strategies for overcoming sibling differences to help families provide the best care possible for elderly parents. “Any family that has […]

How does your garden grow?

Learn more What: Yolo County Master Gardeners’ spring plant sale and gardening workshops When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 2 Where: Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road, Woodland Admission: Free Info: (530) 666-8143 or Spring is just around the corner, and now is the time for gardeners to be preparing the soil, […]

Tour spring native plant garden Sunday

California is home to more than 5,000 species of plants native to the state. Many of these native plants respond to Davis’ cool, wet winters by bursting into spectacular bloom in the early spring. Standouts in the spring native plant garden will be the focus of a tour at 2 p.m. Sunday at the UC […]

Name droppers: Puntillo to be honored by Sacramento State

Longtime Davis resident Ted Puntillo is among five alumni and a former dean who will be honored next month with California State University, Sacramento Distinguished Services Awards. Puntillo, a 1972 graduate, is deputy secretary of veterans affairs for the state of California. A former Davis City Councilman, he also was Davis’ longtime postmaster and worked […]

Twelve for $40: Grocery prices are going up

Sadly, we can expect to see grocery prices rise in the near future. Whenever the cost of fuel goes up, grocery prices follow. Add to that the effects of February’s serious freeze in Mexico (the worst since 1957) that wiped out not only current crops but seedlings, and we have the potential for quick and […]

Future subscribers: Charles Conor Edmonds

Brendan and Erinn Edmonds are proud to announce the birth of their son, Charles Conor Edmonds, on Sept. 19, 2010, in Chicago. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 20 inches at birth. His father grew up in Davis and works for Atlantic Pacific Capital; his mother is a school psychologist in the Chicago […]

Scouts travel the world on Thinking Day

Earlier this month, more than 230 local Girl Scouts traveled to Costa Rica, Egypt, Ireland, Australia and other locations, all without leaving the confines of Davis. They were participating in the annual Girl Scout event known as “World Thinking Day,” in which they participate in activities, games and projects with global themes, teaching each other […]