Village Harvest: Two years and 66,000 pounds of fruit later

It’s a little like the legend of Robin Hood: taking from the rich to give to the poor. Only instead of gold and jewels, it’s fresh-picked oranges, grapefruit, apricots and peaches, plucked ripe from trees in Davis back yards and donated to families in need. Oh, and there’s no stealing involved — those with more […]

61 years later, buried ‘treasure’ is unearthed

Sixty-one years ago, Robert Vyvlecka and his brother, Frank, buried a time capsule in the front yard of their home at 1500 Olive Drive in Jourdanton, Texas. They drilled a 6-inch hole 15 feet deep in the ground, then lowered a small Mason jar via a phone wire to the bottom. A white metal pot was […]

Looking toward our future downtown

By Carol Bourne Four couples, including myself and my husband, Dick, are planning to build a four-unit senior project in downtown Davis at the corner of Fourth and D streets. Our decision to do this stems from the lack of adequate senior-friendly homes here in Davis. When we discovered Davis 33 years ago we were […]

Seniors can learn about health care directives

The Davis Senior Center will host a presentation for seniors at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday titled “Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives — Are They the Right Tools For You?” An attorney from Legal Services of Northern California will talk about planning for incapacity. The talk will include an explanation of the power of […]

New cookbook will celebrate Farmers Market, eating locally

By Shelly G. Keller When “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” is published next March, it will celebrate one of California’s earliest and most renowned markets and the food produced by the state’s small farms. Written by Georgeanne Brennan of Winters, an award-winning cookbook author, and Ann Evans of Davis, a food activist and former Davis […]

Wineaux: Rominger West’s new wine gives us all a lift

To a bicyclist, riding with a tailwind means speed, ease and exhiliration. Metaphorically, we all crave a tailwind and get it where we can — in friends and family, in work we love, in our oaks and redwoods, in good food and wine, in music and art. So when the name “Tailwind” emerged in their […]

Support Acme at Co-op wine-tasting

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a wine-tasting of Zinfandels from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 13. 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 plays of […]

From the ground up: making sausage at home

I’ve begun making my own pancetta. The trouble is, once you make pancetta, you want to make more. Each time you make more, you have six pounds of pork belly trimmings. From this, I started making pork sausage, from which I wanted to make more sausage, which led me to Merguez and boudins blanc. That’s […]

Farmers Market expands to Sutter Davis Hospital

As farmers markets continue to rise in popularity, Yolo County will add another on Thursday, June 2, with the opening of Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market at 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. The Davis Farmers Market began partnering with Sutter Davis Hospital in 2010 to promote healthy eating under the slogan, “Good health begins […]

Author debuts her vampire novel, with a twist

Meet the author Who: Davis author Virna DePaul When and where: Meet-and-greet at Borders Books & Music, 500 First St., at 4 p.m. Friday; open house book launch party at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday Info: The “Twilight” series, “True Blood,” “The Vampire Diaries” … vampires […]

Name droppers: Dr. Bringhurst joins Woodland Healthcare Board

Woodland Healthcare family practice physician Dr. John Bringhurst has joined Woodland Healthcare’s Community Board. Bringhurst has been a family practice physician with Woodland Clinic Medical Group for the past 14 years. He was raised in Davis, and now lives with his family in Woodland. He has been strongly involved with the Hispanic community in Yolo […]

UCD participates in research on macular degeneration

UC Davis ophthalmologists are among the group of national researchers reporting results from the first year of a two-year clinical trial that showed Avastin, a drug approved to treat some cancers that is commonly used off-label to treat age-related macular degeneration, is as effective as the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug Lucentis for treating AMD. […]

Enjoy a ‘Moonlight Cabaret’ at Senior Center

Senior Citizens of Davis and the Davis Dance Club will present their inaugural event together, a “Moonlight Cabaret,” from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for a night of dancing and entertainment. Refreshments, appetizers and door prizes will be provided by […]

Seniors celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Senior Citizens of Davis will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. This year’s celebration will feature the music of Mariachi Mi Tierra from Sacramento and a lunch catered by Atria Covell Gardens. Luncheon tickets are available through Friday, May 6, for […]