Writer and painter on radio program

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. Creative entrepreneur Lisa Sonora Beam is a writer and painter who has spent 20 years using her work to help people tap into the healing […]

Report: State exceeding fuel standard, for now

Since California’s low-carbon fuel standard went into effect in 2011, low-carbon transportation fuels have displaced roughly 2.14 billion gallons of gasoline and 77 million gasoline gallon equivalents of diesel, according to a new UC Davis report. This prevented the emission of about 2.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equal to removing half a […]

Lecture examines the future of food

Pamela Ronald, co-author of the book “Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food,” will discuss how to feed the word’s growing population without further destroying the environment in a free presentation Friday evening in downtown Davis. Sponsored by the UC Davis Genome Center and SAY-IT, her talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. […]

Steve Larsen Plaza will be dedicated Friday

The Steve Larsen Bicycle Plaza at Davis High School will be dedicated at noon Friday. The plaza is between the Ron & Mary Brown Stadium entry gates and the main high school gym on Oak Avenue. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. The first phase of the plaza was completed in 2011 […]

Davis Parent University series available online

This year’s popular Davis Parent University lectures are available for viewing on the Davis Media Access website. The presentation by best-selling author Madeline Levine as well as the parent education program on drugs and alcohol can be viewed for free at http://dctv.davismedia.org/dpu. The lectures series was presented by the Communitywide K-12 Parent Education Collaborative, which […]

Yolo County Fair catalogs available

Yolo County Fair exhibitors’ catalogs and entry forms are available online at www.yolocountyfair.net. Partial sections and multiple entry forms are available. Hard copies are at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis; the Clarksburg, Esparto, Knights Landing, West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland and Yolo libraries; the Dunnigan and Zamora post offices; Guinda General Store; […]

Teen robbed at knifepoint in Woodland

A 17-year-old boy reported being robbed at knifepoint Tuesday night in Woodland, police said. Sgt. Victoria Danzel said the teen was walking in the 700 block of Beamer Street at about 10 p.m. when he was approached from behind by two male suspects, one of whom brandished a pocket knife and demanded the victim’s property. […]

400-plus bikes up for bids at UCD auction

The public is invited to attend the biannual UC Davis Bicycle Auction on Saturday. More than 400 bicycles will be available for sale to the highest bidder. The bicycles may be viewed from 8 to 9 a.m., with bidding getting underway at 9 a.m. and lasting until all items are sold. The auction takes place […]

Retirees to hear from genealogist

Lisa Henderson, president of the Davis Genealogy Club, will speak at a meeting Thursday, May 9, of the Yolo County chapter of the Retired Public Employees’ Association. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Cracciolo’s Banquet Hall, 1320 E. Main St. in Woodland. Reservations are due by Friday. The cost is $5 for members […]

Smartphones help patients carry medical records

Hospitals and clinics are replacing paper files with sophisticated electronic health records. And although some systems can’t share information with each other, which could be a serious problem in an emergency, smartphones are starting to bridge that electronic gap. That capability is already available to Medicare patients and veterans. The Medicare Blue Button and a […]

May is Older Americans’ Month

In 1963 when Older Americans Month was established, 17 million Americans were older than 65. Today, that number is nearly 40 million and growing fast. Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig recognizes that older adults are vulnerable and attractive targets for all types of scams, including foreign lotteries, “Grandma It’s Me” scams, phone calls, identity […]

72 as the new 30

By Betsy Hart Well, just in time. I’m learning that “72 is the new 30,” according to research published by German scientists in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S. I say “just in time” because I’m facing a big birthday in April myself. The researchers found that human longevity […]

A ‘professional listener’ shares the forgotten art

By Waveney Ann Moore A monk taught the art of listening during a recent visit. Brother Curtis Almquist of the Society of St. John the Evangelist came at the invitation of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. Lucas Fleming, a lawyer, attests that Almquist practices what he preaches. “I have been amazed over the years (and […]

See radio-control planes this weekend

The public is invited to attend the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ annual 49er Regional Scale Masters Qualifier, a competition among radio-controlled plane enthusiast.s Scale airplanes of the full-size aircraft from World Wars I and II and contemporary times are displayed and flown. They are judged on how close they fly to the full-size aircraft. Static judging […]