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Berkeley pushes for cancer warning stickers on cell phones

By Carolyn Jones Berkeley, undaunted by abandoned efforts in San Francisco, is attempting to become the first city in the nation to require retailers to put stickers on cell phone packaging warning people that the devices may emit cancer-causing radiation. City officials say they have learned from San Francisco’s similar attempt in 2010, which ended […]

July 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | 1 Reply

Creative Women’s Circle will meet

The Creative Women’s Circle will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. “If you have anything you want to share with the group, bring it; or, if you just want to meet us, just bring yourself,” a news release said. For […]

A fine-able offense?

Eighi Hiastake, of the San Francisco Department of Public Works, washes a city sidewalk with a mixture of water and detergent on Tuesday in San Francisco. In one of the most drastic responses yet to California’s drought, state regulators will consider fines of up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, […]

California water use rises amid crippling drought

By Don Thompson SACRAMENTO (AP) — Californians increased water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday. The State Water Resources Control Board released the updated results from a water-use survey that said overall […]

Drought impact study: California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever seen

A new report from UC Davis shows that California agriculture is weathering its worst drought in decades due to groundwater reserves, but the nation’s produce basket may come up dry in the future if it continues to treat those reserves like an unlimited savings account. The UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences study, released today […]

Network will help CSA programs stabilize

Food arrives in paper, cloth and plastic bags, delivered by bright green Amazon trucks or local pizza joints, carried home from supermarkets, delis and drug stores.

With thousands of brightly packaged choices and pyramids of clean produce, it’s easy to forget that food starts on the farm — even in an agriculture-heavy county like Yolo.

“People may have become used to having things home-delivered and getting whatever they want, and that’s not what a CSA is really about,” said Judith Redmond, co-owner of Full Belly Farms.

For upwards of 40 years, Community Supported …

New alumni regent-designate comes from UC Davis

UC Davis’ Cal Aggie Alumni Association has elected Rod Davis to serve as the alumni regent on the University of California Board of Regents. Davis, who received his bachelor’s degree from UCD in 1971, will serve as the regent-designate through June 30, 2015, and as the full voting alumni regent the following year. In this […]

Fibro Friends to meet Saturday

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. There will be a salad luncheon, with members asked to bring a salad to serve five to six people. The plates, silverware and drinks will be furnished. After the luncheon, a roundtable […]

Calling all actors for local class

Actors and wanna-be actors of all levels of ability and experience are invited to attend instructor Roberta Stuart’s Actor’s Workout 101 demonstration class. The free class will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The class will have an emphasis on solid character development but also will explore […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery: A life saved says ‘thank you’

On the final weekend of our One Child-One Day campaign to save the Yolo Crisis Nursery, retailer Mother & Baby Source hosted an informational table, giving a percentage of the day’s proceeds to our efforts. A whopping $1,200 was raised, but there was one contribution that surpassed even this generous amount. It was one of […]

Cal-Fresh benefits eligibility expanded

New guidelines have been implemented, making more local residents eligible for Cal-Fresh benefits, the Center for Families in Davis announces. The CalFresh program can add to a family’s food budget to help put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many […]

Yolo County CASA seeks volunteer child advocates

Yolo County CASA trains, screens and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. After successfully completing a 30-hour training and rigorous background screening, volunteers are appointed by the juvenile dependency court judge to advocate for a child in the foster care system. CASAs volunteers spend a few hours a […]

Are we there yet? Don’t be a dingbat when choosing a font

Something that I’m supremely interested in that I’m pretty sure is actually boring beyond words is fonts. I love the variety and how it’s possible to find just the right one to convey a message. For example, a lariat-style font makes a fun headline if you’re doing a story on a calf-roping competition. As I’ve […]

Bessier to be featured at poetry event Thursday

Davis poet laureate Eve West Bessier will be featured at the Poetry Night Reading Series, at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Bessier, a writer, musician and visual artist, was chosen as Davis’ second poet laureate in 2012. In 2000, she received the Kathryn Hohlwein Award and first […]

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