Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers, applicants for future projects

Habitat for Humanity’s Yolo County chapter is looking for volunteers for its fundraising efforts and upcoming revitalization project in the Bryte and Broderick communities of West Sacramento. The group also seeks applications from low-income homeowners in those communities who need help with repairs. Habitat is gearing up for this next project after completing homes last […]

How we learn science

By Anna Grace “Let’s try this one Dad,” I heard the girl say as she attached the tiny Christmas light to the battery.  Her face beamed as the light lit up. “What do you think would happen if we added another one?” the father asked the girl. “Hey, they both glow, but not as brightly,” […]

Investment strategies explored at meeting

The Sacramento/El Macero Investor’s Business Daily Meetup will hold its first meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the El Macero Country Club, 44571 Clubhouse Drive. Admission is free. “Come learn about the IBD approach to investing in the stock market,” a spokesman said. The group will explore sound investment strategies and […]

Chamber hosts ‘touchdown’ golf tournament

Golfers are invited to save the date — Friday, Sept. 16 — for the annual Davis Chamber of Commerce golf tournament. The event will take place on a Friday this year instead of Monday, and the price has been reduced by $30, to $120 per player. The tournament, to be played at Wildhorse Golf Course, […]

Kids can create ‘dog-gone’ sidewalk art

Inspired by the colorful canine art of Roy de Forest, children are invited to paint temporary chalk murals from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday outside the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. The cost is $5 for Pence members or $6 for the general public. Kids and their parents can check out art […]

Sign up for fall softball leagues

The city of Davis is taking registration for its fall adult softball leagues. Sign-ups are first-come, first-served, and will close Friday, Aug. 26, or earlier if the leagues fill. League play begins Tuesday, Sept. 6. Fees for the seven-game season are $397 for men’s teams, and $366 for women’s or coed teams. Each new team […]

Study: Healthy eating means spending more at store

SEATTLE (AP) — A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published Thursday that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier. An update of what used to be known as a food pyramid in 2010 had called […]

Decision on cell phone antennas to be continued

Crown Castle must evaluate site alternatives to more than a dozen of its 25 proposed locations for cell phone poles and report on the results in one month, the Davis Planning Commission decided at its meeting Wednesday night. For each site that the telecommunications company concludes has no suitable alternative, it must provide an explanation and […]

Sign up now for city’s fall recreation programs

The fall city of Davis recreation schedule is available now, and registration will begin Tuesday. Local residents can view or download the schedule at http://cityofdavis.org/cs/download/pdfs/recsched-2011-fall.pdf. Hard copies are available for pickup at the Community Services Department in Suite 5 at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Additionally, recreation schedules will be distributed the first week of […]

Brewers double up on Cards

MILWAUKEE — Casey McGehee homered three times and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5 on Wednesday and add to their NL Central lead. McGehee hit go-ahead, two-run homers in both the first and third innings and added a seventh-inning solo shot to give Milwaukee its eighth win in nine games […]

Former Raider-turned-actor Bubba Smith dies

LOS ANGELES — Former NFL defensive star Bubba Smith, who found a successful second career as an actor, died Wednesday in Los Angeles at age 66. Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter said Smith was found dead at his Baldwin Hills home. Winter said he didn’t know the circumstances or cause of death. Police […]

Vogelsong helps Giants top D-backs, end skid at 5

By Janie McCauley SAN FRANCISCO — Orlando Cabrera had become a bit concerned as San Francisco’s skid hit five games while its offense sputtered. Then, Cabrera started clicking with his new club and, suddenly, so did the rest of the Giants. And Ryan Vogelsong? He was his typical reliable self on the mound when it […]

Athletics get swept in Seattle

SEATTLE — The Oakland A’s were feeling good coming to Seattle this weekend, believing the team was turning around. It’s still turning. The Athletics dropped a 7-4 decision Wednesday, and were swept by their AL West rival for the first time since late in the 2009 season. “As a team, we better be upset about […]