Real estate market continues to heat up, statewide and locally

Several indicators point toward an increasingly busy real estate market, both at the statewide level, and locally in Yolo County. This week, the California Department of Finance issued its monthly finance bulletin, reflecting an analysis of transactions during the month of May. Among the conclusions: * “Residential real estate markets (statewide) were characterized by rising […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

More evidence of West Nile virus has been detected in Yolo and Sacramento counties as 26 mosquito samples tested positive Wednesday, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District announced.  “We are continuing our surveillance and control efforts,” said David Brown, district manager. “To date, we’ve seen a favorable response to the work we performed, and […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Men’s Talk, Drum Circle set for Aug. 6

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 600 A St. (note the new address), near City Hall. All men 18 years and older are welcome to attend these free monthly events. “Many men seek ways to know their deeper selves, and many […]

July 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lots of fun left in city summer camps

There are only five weeks left for city of Davis summer camps. City leaders offer five reasons why summer camp in beneficial for kids: * They grow more independent — camp is the perfect place for kids to practice making decisions for themselves without teachers and parents guiding every move; * They have free time for unstructured play […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Menu announced for ninth annual Village Feast

Guests at the ninth annual Village Feast — which begins at noon Saturday, Aug. 24, in Davis’ Central Park — will dine on grilled lamb, heirloom tomatoes, fingerling potatoes and a fruit tart, with all proceeds benefiting farm-to-school programs. Tickets are $75 per person in advance, and are available at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sailor details disastrous journey in new book

Meet the authors Who: Max J. Young presenting his new book, “Reckoning at Sea: Eye to Eye With a Gray Whale,” written with Davis authors Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 26 Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Collisions between large whales and recreational boats are exceptionally rare. That’s […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Make your own all-nature tie dye at home

There’s a rainbow of color available in the produce aisle, and with a few simple steps you can preserve this rainbow and tie-dye a shirt, headband or cotton towel. Spinach and kale can make a verdant green while strawberries, blueberries and blackberries can make pink, blue and purple. Spices such as turmeric and paprika can […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Plight of female migrants highlighted in documentary

A documentary titled “Rape in the Fields” will be screened from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in Room D at the UC Davis Student Community Center. Following the screening there will be a discussion with Andres Cediel, producer of the documentary for PBS’ “Frontline,” and the Spanish-language version, “Violación de un Sueño,” for Univision. The […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Kombucha jewelry maker showcased at The Wardrobe

“Where Nature Meets Bling” is the title of a special event Saturday at The Wardrobe in downtown Davis, featuring Sacha Laurin, local “biocouture” designer. The event will run from noon to 3 p.m. at the store, 206 E St. Laurin will introduce her latest summer collection of kombucha jewelry. As well as being a renowned […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cool Davis needs outreach, support volunteers

Cool Davis is looking for volunteers to help reach out to community members as they engage in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. The Community Engagement Team contacts new households by tabling at the Farmers Market and other locations and events. Needed are team coordinators to make and keep the tabling schedules as well as recruit […]

August 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer House celebrates 40 years

On July 28, Summer House will celebrate its 40th anniversary of providing service to developmentally disabled adults in Yolo County. A celebratory party is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hotel Woodland, 436 Main St. in downtown Woodland. “All are welcome to join us in saluting the great individuals who have been part of […]

July 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fast for a day, then enjoy iftar

The Muslim Student Association and Islamic Center of Davis invite the community to its annual Fast For A Day event on Tuesday, July 30. During the fasting month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset every day. Those who are sick, pregnant, nursing or traveling are excused from fasting and make up those missed […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Party at the Farm’ raises funds for Democratic candidates

The West Yolo Democratic Club will present “Party at the Farm” from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday July 28, at Russ and Kathy Lester’s Dixon Ridge Farms, 5430 Putah Creek Road, between Winters and Davis. This fundraiser for Democratic candidates includes a full-catered dinner by El Pueblo of Winters, drinks, speakers, music, an auction of […]

July 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

See migrating shorebirds on docent-led tour of city wetlands

The city of Davis and Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the Davis wetlands on Saturday, Aug. 3, for a free guided tour from 9 to 11 a.m. The wetlands act as haven year-round to many resident and migrating bird species. This time of year, young ducks and juvenile birds abound, […]

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,