Evans offers introduction to canning

Ann Evans, co-author of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook,” will introduce folks to the joys of canning at a presentation Sunday, Sept. 16, at Davis Ace. Attendees will learn to preserve fruits and vegetables for yearlong enjoyment. Evans will discuss dill pickles, plum jam and homemade ketchup, using recipes from her book, plus other favorites, […]

Labyrinth walk celebrates World Day of Prayer

The Unity Center of Davis will open a labyrinth to all who wish to join in celebrating the World Day of Prayer. The labyrinth will be set up  from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Club Room of the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. “The labyrinth is a metaphor […]

Air crews make dent in massive wildfire

MINERAL (AP) — Air tankers and helicopters flew repeatedly into a deep rim rock canyon to douse the spearhead of a massive wildfire in Northern California and stop it from driving into a nearby mountain community and Lassen Volcanic National Park. “This is the critical spot we have on the fire now,” CalFire Division Chief […]

Business groups seek to partner with city on improvements

For the first time, the city was able to wrangle together a joint 2×2 meeting between the City Council, Davis Downtown, the Davis Chamber of Commerce and the Yolo County Visitors Bureau to talk business as a group on Thursday. Two representatives from each entity pulled up chairs in the board room on the second […]

Gunman kills 1, wounds 8 at Empire State Building

NEW YORK (AP) — A recently fired store worker shot a former colleague to death and then randomly started shooting others near the Empire State Building before he was shot by police officers, law enforcement officials said. Eight other people were hit by gunfire when the shooting started at about 9 a.m. on the Fifth […]

Coyote ugly? Workshop will give us plenty to gnaw on

THE CITY THAT CARES … yes, it does provide comedic fodder for those who live in other towns, but I must say I’m happy the city of Davis has decided to sponsor a coyote workshop next Wednesday … While I’ve heard from dozens and dozens of folks who call the farm or the ranch home, […]

Mom is the only one protecting her

Dear Annie: Our 21-year-old daughter has had weight issues for years. “Barbara” weighs 80 pounds more than she should. I cannot remember a time when Barbara’s weight wasn’t a big deal to my husband. His mother also puts in her two cents with regular comments to Barbara concerning her diet. So do other family members. […]

Esparto family hurt in rural crash

An Esparto family survived a crash that left their truck overturned in a water-filled irrigation ditch Wednesday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol reported. Officers said the Ford truck and a Toyota sport-utility vehicle collided at about 1:50 p.m. at County Roads 89 and 27 between Winters and Madison. The impact caused the Ford to careen […]

Plea deal made in 2009 crash that killed Woodland girl

A Woodland man whose impaired driving resulted in a pre-Thanksgiving Day crash that killed a 10-year-old girl in 2009 has made a plea agreement that’s expected to result in a 10-year prison sentence. Arnoldo Barraza Sr., 28, pleaded no contest last week to a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and with gross negligence, […]

Community mosaic

“Off The Grid,” nearly complete, is one of three projects in the Davis Art Center’s summer Discovery Art program. For this installation, the center acquired a 
“secret” photo that was blown up and then broken down into 132 sections. Each of those sections was put into a kit — which included a photo section and […]

Calif. environmental reforms quashed for the year

By Hannah Dreier SACRAMENTO — Legislative leaders said Thursday they have dropped plans to overhaul California’s environmental regulations in a way that would have made it easier for developers and local governments to build new projects. California’s business community made a highly visible push this month to loosen the state’s landmark law, known as the […]

True-blue Blue Devil Hicks to enter Davis High Hall of Fame

In the early 1980s, the Tri-City Cowboys — a forerunner of the Davis Junior Blue Devil youth football program — had a runner who came to the fore. This fellow could move. He’d make would-be tacklers miss, but if you insisted, he’d take you with him. Didn’t matter how you wanted to play it, he […]

Name droppers: Feldman, Pedersen honored by veterinary foundation

Edward Feldman, doctor of veterinary medicine and an alumnus of UC Davis, has received the 2012 Achievement Award in Canine Research from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and American Kennel Club Career. The award, presented at the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual convention, recognizes a candidate’s long-term contribution to the field of canine research. Following […]

Men’s Talk, Drum Circle planned

The Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle will gather from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at EMQ-FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St. (next door to the main U.S. post office). All men 18 years and older are welcome; there is no charge for these events. “We know the benefit, as men, from talking aloud, […]