Garden pests, rain effects

We get questions. In the flower garden: Something is eating the flowers of my geraniums and petunias! Geranium budworm is a caterpillar, the larva of a moth, which eats flower buds, petals and leaves of common geraniums, petunias, callibrachoas and related plants. It is hard to spot because it turns the color of what it […]

Life begins at State Fair Livestock Nursery

Check it out What: California State Fair When: Noon-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday; fireworks presented nightly at 10 p.m. Where: Cal Expo, Exposition Boulevard, Sacramento Tickets: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 youths 5-12, free for kids 4 and under; parking is $10 Since its inception, the California State Fair has provided an opportunity […]

Man heads back to prison after 11th DUI conviction

WOODLAND — A Sacramento man who marked his 11th drunken-driving arrest after crashing his motorcycle in Yolo County last month is back in prison after pleading no contest to DUI and other charges. Jay Wayne Porterfield Jr., 46, admitted to a felony charge of driving under the influence within 10 years of three or more […]

Weekend collisions injure two bicyclists

California Highway Patrol officers responded to two crashes over the weekend in which bicyclists were injured and hospitalized. William Pfister, 53, of Woodland, suffered a broken leg and other injuries shortly before noon Friday when he rode his bike into the path of a big rig on County Road 29 east of County Road 101, […]

From field to fork: Turn a hungry eye to rib eye

What goes with great tomatoes, corn and other local vegetables on summer’s best days? I’ve devoted two past columns to buying local tomatoes, and two to corn. So I thought I’d focus this time on a protein to accompany this wonderful produce at a summer barbecue. I could write about ribs, burgers or tri-tip, but let’s splurge and consider […]

Nurses, AARP host health care discussion

Area residents are invited to attend a free town hall meeting Thursday, Aug. 4 — “Partner with Nurses for a Healthy California” — to discuss methods to improve health care in California. The two-hour discussion, sponsored by the Future for Nursing Campaign for Action, AARP and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC […]

DMTC’s young performers present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

The time-tested musical “Fiddler on the Roof” will be staged this month by the Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theater. The company is made up of local youths ages 7 to 17. In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit […]

Rominger West marks Last Saturday

Rominger West Winery celebrates the end of another great month with live music from Marty Cohen & the Sidekicks, tasty appetizers and a variety of wines by the glass at its Last Saturday event on Saturday. The fun runs from noon to 5 p.m. at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Marty Cohen & the Sidekicks […]

Chicken & Dumpling at Happy Thursday

Chicken & Dumpling will perform at Rominger West Winery’s weekly happy hour, Happy Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests are invited to snack on complimentary appetizers, sip discounted wine by the glass and enjoy the tunes of this Davis acoustic-blues duo. Chicken & Dumpling features Charles “Chicken” Oriel […]

Crash leads to felony DUI arrest

A 28-year-old Davis man faces felony drunken driving and hit-and-run charges for allegedly rear-ending another car on a Woodland highway Sunday afternoon, then fleeing the scene after his vehicle crashed into a ditch, according to the California Highway Patrol. Anthony Ene reportedly was driving more than 85 mph in the slow lane of southbound Highway […]

Senior Center offers a variety of fitness programs

There is a little bit of everything to help people of all skill levels stay fit in August at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The Zumba dance class is taught by Rika Matsuda on Fridays from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. The cost is $17. Dynabands uses resistance bands to increase flexibility and strengthen […]

Breast cancer support group meets Aug. 8

“Surgical Research in Breast Cancer: Finding Inspiration in Frustration” is the topic to be discussed by Dr. Steve R. Martinez, a surgical oncologist at the UC Davis Cancer Center, when the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization meets on Aug. 8. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. Martinez […]

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of July 25: Today: Yolo County Local Agency Formation Commission, 9 a.m., Board of Supervisors’ chambers, County Administration Building, 625 Court St., Woodland. Davis Natural Resources Commission, 6:30 p.m., Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Davis Business and Economic […]

Outage hits AT&T Internet, phone service

An AT&T work crew accidentally cut through fiber-optic bundles and copper cables at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, severing both Internet and telephone service to hundreds of Davis residences and businesses, an AT&T spokesman reported. The work crew was using an auger on the south side of Sweet Briar Drive, near G Street, when it hit […]