Seed-saving workshop planned Thursday

The Davis Permaculture Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Conference Room at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. This is a free group for people interested in organic gardening, sustainable living and giving surplus back to community. For this month’s gathering, Mélanie Lataste of the Davis Seed Savers Alliance will lead a […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board takes up lean agenda on Thursday

The Davis school board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. All items on the agenda are either to be discussed in closed session, or presented on the consent calendar. There are no items listed on the main presentation/discussion/action session. The closed-session list includes a handful […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fulbright students will speak Thursday

Twenty-nine Fulbright students from 22 countries — as diverse as Azerbaijan, Benin, Panama and Colombia — are in Davis for a three-week, intensive program to brush up on their English skills and learn about U.S. academic culture. The students will present an overview of their research topics at an upcoming Global Forum at the International […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Historians seek a delay in posting dissertations

By Noam Cohen First came years of being a foot messenger in New York City and working in data entry. Then, frustrated with his life, and feeling the responsibility of providing for a child, Michael D. Hattem entered the Borough of Manhattan Community College — the only college that would admit him, he says, as […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Man rescued after fall

A man suffered injuries to his legs — possibly fracturing them — after falling from the Yolo Causeway east of Davis on Sunday morning. California Highway Patrol Officer Cindy Leal said the man, believed to be in his early 30s but whose identity was not released Monday, was crossing the bridge on foot when he […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Storyteller visits I-House on Aug. 18

International House, Davis, invites children ages 4 to 9, accompanied by a parent, to its monthly International Storytelling Program. The featured storyteller from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, will be Joyce Ormond of the Sacramento Storytellers Guild. I-House is at 10 College Park. Parking is free on the weekends. The program is free […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Talk focuses on surviving breast cancer

Dr. Lisa Guirguis will speak on “Surviving Breast Cancer Well” at a free educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, in Davis. Guirguis, a surgical oncologist with the Sutter Cancer Center, will discuss how to travel the road to breast cancer survivorship, during and after completion of treatment. There will be a time for […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Injured biker’s condition improves

A Davis man who was injured when his bike struck a metal gate near the city’s wastewater treatment plant was listed in fair condition Monday at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Plant workers found 56-year-old Thomas Burton at about 6 a.m. Saturday near the facility off County Road 28H northeast of Davis. According […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Gala will open county fair

The Yolo County Fair will present its seventh annual Opening Night Gala, showcasing the county’s bountiful agricultural projects and produce, on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Visitors from near and far converge on the fairgrounds in Woodland to enjoy first peeks at the 2013 educational booths and exhibits, as well as the fair itself. At the gala, […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Ring of Fire lit up family vacation

Notes from the recently completed Pacific Northwest Volcano Tour: GIVE ME MAPS TO MATCH MY MOUNTAINS … thanks to the good folks at Triple-A, we now have the best maps in the world as we attempt to track down as many volcanoes as possible in a one-week period without actually coming into contact with orange-hot […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Farmer pays it forward with free flowers

If you go What: Mark Mezger’s zinnia farm When: Sunrise to sunset during bloom season, from mid-June through September Where: 12410 County Road 99W, north of Yolo The deal: The flowers are free; clippers, vases and buckets of water are left out for visitors to use. But anyone who cuts flowers for themselves must deliver […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A dream realized: Farmers grow crops for food bank

With nearly half of Yolo County’s land reserved for agriculture, you’d think hunger would be far-removed issue. The truth, as unfortunate as it may be, is that it isn’t.

Nearly 18 percent of Yolo County’s residents are determined to be “food insecure,” according to data compiled by Feeding America’s recent Map The Meal Gap survey, which means they do not always know where they will find their next meal.

“That’s a frightening number for a county like ours … “

3-D sandbox exhibit brings watersheds to life at Lake Tahoe

Sandboxes have come a long way. A new interactive, augmented-reality exhibit brings watersheds to life at UC Davis’ Tahoe Science Center in Incline Village, Nev. Participants run their hands through real sand, forming mountains, lakes and rivers, while a 3-D camera and digital projector allow users to create virtual topography in real time, make it “rain” and watch where […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Mulan (No. 116801), a 7-month-old spayed female domestic short-haired cat. Also hoping for a good home is Scarlet (No. 117357), a 5-year-old spayed female Australian shepherd who would do best […]

July 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,