Back to nature: Canoes head down Putah Creek

A new guided canoe program debuts Saturday, March 30, at Lake Solano Park west of Winters. Volunteers Cathi Christo and Barbara Cooper will lead the tour from 8:45 a.m. to noon.

Visitors are invited to discover the wonders of Putah Creek on this adventure, which offers an opportunity to relax, explore, learn and enjoy the arrival of spring.

“Nature reveals something new and magical with every bend in the river,” Cooper said in a news release.

Community Passover Seder welcomes all

Local residents are invited to Congregation Bet Haverim’s Community Potluck Seder on Tuesday, March 26, at the temple’s Social Hall, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the seder begins at 6 p.m. Guests are asked to bring their favorite Passover main dish or side dish to the seder, enough to […]

DDT exposure in womb tied to hypertension

By Stephanie M. Lee Women who were exposed in the womb to a pesticide that pervaded the United States until it was banned four decades ago were found in a new study to have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure before age 50. The pesticide, known as DDT, was widely used for insect […]

UC student fee covers past required refunds

By Nanette Asimov It used to be that if you wanted to get something for nothing — something really, really good — all you had to do was enroll in the University of California. Now, if any UC student doubts that the days of something for nothing are long gone, a plan for the UC […]

New trees beautify Davis City Hall

Twenty-five Tree Davis volunteers planted 10 donated trees Saturday at Davis City Hall, at one of many events taking place in celebration of California Arbor Week (March 7-14), a statewide initiative led by California ReLeaf. City Hall is at 23 Russell Blvd. Tree Davis is a member of California ReLeaf’s network of nonprofit and community […]

Immigration work benefits from fundraising dinner

The Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network will host its annual dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Presbyterian Church, 1324 Columbia Drive (corner of West Gibson and County Road 98) in Woodland. Tickets are $30, and should be available at the door. In addition to a special guest speaker, who will address the topic of immigration, […]

PG&E rebates add up to big bucks for UCD

On Thursday, UC Davis Facilities Management will receive a check for $1,039,314.40 from PG&E, confirming that saving energy really can save money on a big scale. The payout is part of a project completed last year that is now saving the campus more than 4 million kWh and 80k therms per year, which equates to […]

Picnic Day snapshots sought for collage

What does Picnic Day mean to you? UC Davis students, faculty and staff are invited to share their photos that answer this question as part of a campuswide Snapshot Photo Experience Campaign in honor of the 99th annual celebration, which takes place Saturday, April 20. Photo submissions will be taken through Friday. Single, high-quality JPEG […]

GOP budget takes aim at Obamacare, Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled their latest budget outline on Tuesday, sticking to their plans to try to repeal the Affordable Care Act, cut domestic programs ranging from Medicaid to college grants and require future Medicare patients to bear more of the program’s cost. The point is to prove it’s possible to balance the […]

Bob Dunning: From City Council to Sistine Chapel

WATTS UP, DOC? … nearly three years ago, a UC Davis law student named Daniel Watts tossed his hat in the ring for a seat on the Davis City Council … undaunted by his last-place finish, Watts is now back with another campaign … yes, the other day he announced his candidacy for pope … […]

Prop. 218 protest forms available at market

Citizens for Clean, Reliable, Affordable Water will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Proposition 218 protest forms. The market takes place in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. “Even though Measure I passed, we still have the right to protest the huge rate increases that are […]

Energy retrofit helps residents, community

Student volunteers installed energy-efficient light bulbs, added weatherstripping to doorways, filled wall cracks, changed a hot water heater blanket and plugged in new power strips at the Sigma Nu fraternity house on Sunday. The work was part of “Greening the Greeks,” an ongoing joint program by the Energy Service Corps of the California Public Interest […]

Police: Assault may have been hate crime

A weekend assault that left a Davis man hospitalized is being investigated as a hate crime, Davis police said Monday. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the victim, who is in his 30s, may have been targeted over his sexual orientation while attending a house party in the 300 block of I Street early Sunday morning. Police […]

Car v. train crash leads to DUI arrest

An Elk Grove man lost not only his freedom Sunday morning following a drunken driving arrest, but also his car when it totaled by a freight train. California Highway Patrol officers say Roberto Mercado, 42, was under the influence of alcohol when his Chevy Tahoe drifted off the roadway and struck a wooden barrier at […]

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