Bunco night benefits Yolo Hospice

A bunco fundraiser is planned at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, in Woodland, with proceeds benefiting Yolo Hospice patient services. Games begin at 7 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 315 Walnut St. A raffle, prizes, snacks and a no-host bar are planned. Tickets are $20 for those who pre-register or $25 at the […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ceremony remembers Aggies who didn’t come back from war

George Harold Aabel, Walter Duncan Abel, George Edward Allen … Military veterans who attend UC Davis will read 135 names aloud this week in an early Memorial Day observance — remembering the Aggies who did not make it back from war, from World War I through the Iraq War. The ceremony, open to the public, […]

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

Yolo Hospice: Medicare covers hospice benefits

By Cynthia Wolff Our health needs sometimes make us feel like we have no choices. Much of that feeling is related to costs. Every time we go to the doctor, there is a co-pay. Every time we have to refill a prescription, there is a co-pay. Some prescription co-pays are so high it feels like […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Movies in the Park return this fall

Mark your calendars for the return of Movies in the Park, a free event for local families. The series will begin with “The Lion King” on Saturday, Sept. 7, followed by “The Avengers” on Sept. 14 and “How to Train Your Dragon” on Sept. 21. The series will wrap up with “Monsters Inc.” on Oct. […]

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

Pick up a bike light, bell, license at picnic

In celebration of National Bike Month, Davis bicyclists are invited to join their fellow pedalers at Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park. A variety of local bike organizations, nonprofits and businesses have been invited to exhibit their information, products and services. California bicycle licenses will be available […]

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

County hosts special memorial service

Yolo County’s annual memorial service, which pays respect to individuals served this year by the Public Guardian/Administrator’s Office, will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Knights Landing Cemetery, 101501 County Road 102. The Public Guardian/Administrator’s Office manages the estates and/or affairs of persons who cannot care for themselves due to serious physical illness, mental […]

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

Join a nature treasure hunt at reserve

Have you ever wondered how plants and animals adapt to their environment? Local residents are invited to visit the Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve west of Davis on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon to scavenge the trail in search of the most adapted and interesting native species. Two other UC Davis student-led education research programs […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn how to harness technology for ag

The 2013 Russell Ranch field day theme is “Harnessing Technology for Agriculture.” Interested local residents are invited to learn about technological innovations in agriculture that can change the way farmers addresses irrigation and nutrient management. The field day runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Russell Ranch sustainable agriculture facility at UC Davis. […]

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

Widner gives water talk Tuesday

Patrick Widner, executive director of International Water and Health Alliances, will give a free presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The presentation will focus on the agency’s work in Africa and Central America to reduce water-borne diseases such as typhus, cholera, […]

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

Davis continues to lure families with school-age kids, despite cost differential

Laurie San Martin and Sam Nichols both teach in the music department at UC Davis. They’re in the midst of selling their Woodland home and buying a home in Davis, for all of the usual reasons. “Nine years ago, we wanted to buy in Davis, but were priced out,” Nichols said.”It was cheaper to buy […]

May 19, 2013 | Posted in Our Sunday Best | Tagged ,

Home prices on the rise again — but there aren’t many houses on the market

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, the question on the minds of local real estate mavens was, “Has the market finally stabilized, after several years of declining home prices during the recession?” And the answer was “Apparently, yes.” The average home price in Davis for the first quarter of 2012 was […]

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

Garden walls can come alive with ‘living pictures’

By Sarah Wolfe Looking for a fresh way to liven up your garden walls? Think plants, not paintings. Living pictures — cuttings of assorted succulents woven together in everything from picture frames to pallet boxes — have caught on among garden designers and landscapers this spring as an easy, modern way to add color and […]

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

Consider these effective and cheap home-security solutions

By Deborah Abrams Kaplan bankrate.com You spend time and money to create a nice home. How can you protect it from intruders without it costing a fortune? It’s easier than you think. Chris Hsiung, a lieutenant with the Mountain View Police Department, says that the best home security involves multiple deterrents to dissuade opportunists and […]

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

New blooms, veggies and more are debuting for 2013

By Dean Fosdick Whoever believes there’s nothing new under the sun hasn’t seen the plants being introduced for the 2013 gardening season. Think multi-colored blooms, high-yield vegetables bred for containers and ornamental edibles packing still more nutrition as breeders try to anticipate consumer demand. Grafted tomatoes appear to be the hottest new trend in home […]

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