Wilson-Owens wedding

Jennifer Wilson and Michael Owens, both of St. Louis, Mo., were married on May 7, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento. The bride is the daughter of Barbara and Douglas Wilson of Davis. She has a bachelor’s degree and is the global supply chain project manager of Monsanto. The groom is the son of […]

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Wineaux: Nuns making heavenly wine

Sister Agnes Marie started me, at age 6, on my reading and writing life. Sisters Perpetua, Mary Ascension, Agneda, St. Ida, Mary Virginia and Gertrude Joseph taught me much of what I know about being an assertive, cranky woman in a male-dominated world. While I rant about the poisonous state of the Catholic Church, I […]

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Future subscribers: Katelyn Susan Matos

Pablo and Megan Matos of St. Augustine, Fla., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Katelyn Susan Matos, born June 14, 2011, in Jacksonville, Fla. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Her father is a sales representative for Nutraceutical Corp. and her mother is a hospital sales manager for Allergan Inc. Both parents […]

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Future subscribers: Carter Jeffrey Barry and Brooke Fredericka Barry

Jeffrey and Adelie Barry of Woodland are pleased to announce the birth of their twins, Carter Jeffrey Barry and Brooke Fredericka Barry. They were born on June 9, 2011, in Sacramento. Carter weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces. Brooke weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces. The babies’ father is a chief deputy clerk/recorder with Yolo County. Their […]

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Three Arboretum tours offered in July

The UC Davis Arboretum offers a trio of tours in July. Gardeners thinking about adding to their home landscapes can visit the new demonstration plantings at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery during a special tour at 10 a.m. Saturday. The tour will focus on the best plants for Davis’ climate, including the Arboretum All-Stars […]

12 for $40: Good preparation saves time

It’s a truism that if you want to get something done, you should ask a busy person to do it. Many cooks are very busy people, yet they manage to get dinner done without breaking a sweat. One secret to their success: good food preparation. Half the work in cooking is the prep: finding tools, […]

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Tour Asian garden and help those in need

Davis resident Huei Young is making her one-of-a-kind Asian garden available again this year for tours to benefit a local charity. Proceeds from the tours will be donated to two local health care professionals — David Kira, M.D., and William Wagner, O.D. — who provide free eye exams and eyeglasses for local children and senior […]

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Davis family heads out on the road again

The rock group Steppenwolf would have loved these folks. “Get your motor runnin’…” The motorcycles are fine-tuned. Supplies are being packed. “Head out on the highway …” The maps have been traced. A trip to Chicago begins Thursday. “Looking for adventure, in whatever comes our way.” Welcome to the Borden family: Sandy and husband Terry […]

Perennials keep garden blooming through the seasons

Question: What are the benefits of growing perennials? Answer: Webster defines perennial as “… having a life cycle of more than two years, …plants that produce flowers and seed from the same root structure year after year.” The UC Davis Arboretum All-Star list says, “Perennials are long-lived, soft-stemmed plants that don’t form woody stems.” These […]

Curves welcomes SilverSneakers, Silver & Fit members for free

Curves of Davis is rolling out the red carpet to members of the award-winning Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, a national exercise program designed for older adults. SilverSneakers members are now eligible to join Curves of Davis at no cost. Ladies with HealthNet’s Silver & Fit insurance coverage also are eligible to join for free. Check […]

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Future subscribers: Ariana Winonamay Smith

Jennie Lynn Wylie-Smith and Kevin Andrew Smith of Warsaw, Mo., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ariana Winonamay Smith. She was born on Feb. 11, 2011, at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia, Mo. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her mother, a former resident of Davis, is a stay-at-home […]

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Future subscribers: Lorelei Abigail Erickson

Jessica and Kyle Erickson of Arizona are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lorelei Abigail Erickson. She was born on Jan. 29, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Her mother, a 1999 graduate of Davis High School, is a photographer. Her father is a student doctor attending medical school. […]

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Future subscribers: Julia Katelyn Ayala

Lauren Dickerson Ayala and Brian Richard Ayala of Roseville are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Julia Katelyn Ayala. She was born on May 2, 2011, in Davis. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Her mother is a veterinarian. Her father is a firefighter.

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Affordable fashion — thrift store puts on show at Rancho Yolo

The Right and Relevant “Traveling Fashion Show Troupe” entertained Rancho Yolo residents and friends during a Saturday morning brunch on May 21. The show featured a wide range of affordable clothing available at the R&R thrift store, 1640 Eighth St., Davis. The shop’s profits benefit mental health agencies in Yolo County. Moderator Gracie Goodpaster, longtime […]