Three indicted in mortgage fraud case

Three men, including one from Yolo County, have been indicted in a mortgage fraud case. United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced Thursday that a federal grand jury returned an 11-count indictment charging Sean McClendon, 45, of West Sacramento; Anthony Salcedo, 30, of El Dorado Hills; and Anthony Williams, 44, of Carmichael; in a mortgage […]

A bright idea

Work is nearly complete on the installation of 518 photovoltaic solar panels in an overhead carport-style project at Korematsu Elementary School, at Loyola and Alhambra drives in East Davis. Another 1,260 solar panels are going in at nearby Harper Junior High, in a ground installation. A third project, involving solar panels in a carport-style project, […]

Vegans meet monthly at Davis Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op hosts a free monthly meeting for vegans at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in its Teaching Kitchen, 537 G St. in downtown Davis. A vegan diet is free of animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs and other animal products. Co-op Club Vegan will offer guests a chance to […]

Co-op new parent group expands to newborns

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Davis Food Co-op New Parent Network, a free weekly meeting for new and expecting parents, will offer a newborn group for babies 6 months old and younger. That group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday, followed by the regular group from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Both […]

Co-op wine tasting benefits FARM Davis

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., will host a wine tasting of “Notable Locals” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. The tasting will feature wines from Senders, Spoto and Bob Marr. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit FARM Davis. FARM Davis reclaims public space to build community, provides services […]

Bones for Life class offered

Hoping to improve your posture and alignment?  The Bones for Life: Fundamentals class beginning can help. Students also experience a greater sense of security and strength while stimulating bone density with controlled weight-bearing challenges, a city of Davis news release said. The class meets from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Davis Senior […]

Senior Center seeks donations for jewelry sale

Donate your jewelry, hats, scarves, gloves, belts and purses to the Davis Senior Center’s Jewelry and Accessory Sale, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. All donations are tax-deductible, and all proceeds go to support programs and services at the Senior Center. Donations  are accepted Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 […]

Christian Science church welcomes kids at Sunday school

Area children are invited to attend the Christian Science Sunday school, at Sixth and D streets in Davis, on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. All are invited to attend at any time throughout the year. Children whose sports or other activities conflict with Sunday school are welcome to attend as their activities allow. No […]

Museum to open new exhibit Saturday

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will open a new exhibit, “Davis Industry: Windmills to Robotics, Phase II,” with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday. Wines from Davis wineries will be poured for tasting. The public is invited. The exhibit features about 20 local industries, from high-tech and biotech to individuals producing hand-made items. Innovations […]

Top ag official to cook with locals

California’s highest ranking agriculture official will grill lamb alongside the area’s most talented chefs next month for a local nonprofit’s main fundraiser. California’s Ag Secretary, Karen Ross, will attend Yolo County Land Trust’s “A Day in the Country” as a guest chef from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Park Winters, on the […]

A hearty thanks to all Explorit’s volunteers

Explorit Science Center offers many ways to engage in hands-on science experiences.  None of these experiences would be possible without the support and hard work of our volunteers. Explorit would like to thank the many hands that assisted in assembling and installing and maintaining museum exhibits.  And many thanks to the volunteers who aided in […]

Sedentary jobs make exercise even more important

By Jack Kelly Pittsburgh Post-Gazette You go for long walks virtually every day and wear a pedometer to count the steps you take. Most days, you take the 10,000 steps the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is necessary for an “active” lifestyle. You think you get enough exercise. You’re chained to your […]

N.C. evacuates coastline as hurricane nears

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — Thousands fled an exposed strip of coastal villages and beaches off North Carolina on Thursday as Irene approached, threatening to become the first major hurricane to hit the East Coast in seven years. An evacuation order took effect for an estimated 150,000 tourists in coastal Dare County hours after forecasters issued […]

Parking solution has nothing to do with religion

CHURCH MEETS STATE … when I was a boy growing up on Campus Way in Oeste (rhymes with “toasty”) Manor, I never imagined there would be an Islamic Center anchoring the southerly end of what was then also known as Campus Way … then again, I couldn’t have imagined our friendly few blocks of heaven […]