Yolo Federal Credit Union announced Thursday the launching of a photo contest titled “Snap, Enter, Win.” Interested participants are asked to submit a photo of what they think makes Yolo County special. The contest will run through Aug. 31. “Yolo County is full of very interesting landscapes, historical buildings and unique landmarks,” said Christina Blackman, […]
Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market brings farm-fresh food to West Davis from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 29. The market — at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place — is filled with farm-fresh produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. The hospital’s market accepts […]
Platters of heirloom tomatoes like these colorful fruits will be served family-style at the ninth annual Village Feast, which begins at noon Saturday, Aug. 24, in Davis’ Central Park. Tickets are $75 per person in advance, and are available at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St.; online at www.brownpapertickets.org and at the Davis Farmers […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed Thursday a scaled-down version of a massive farm bill, putting off a fight over food stamp spending and giving Republican leaders a victory after a decisive defeat on the larger bill last month. The GOP leaders scrambled to get the bill to the floor and gather enough votes after […]
Rep. John Garamendi failed to collect enough votes for an amendment to the fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Development Bill that would have sunk more money into strengthening the region’s levees. Garamendi’s amendment would have increased Army Corps of Engineers funding for levee projects by $100 million. The House rejected the measure by a vote of 253-170. It approved […]
Aspiring wildlife artists will have a chance to participate in special duck-drawing workshops with Sabreena Britt of the California Waterfowl Association at Explorit Science Center on Saturday, July 20. Britt will host four 30-minute workshops at 1, 1:45, 2:30 and 3:15 p.m. The California Waterfowl Association is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to conserving California’s wetlands […]
The six Edward Jones financial advisers in Davis are supporting the Davis Bridge Educational Foundation and local students by using their branch offices as drop-off locations for a school supplies drive. Local residents and businesses may help by bringing items to the Edward Jones branch offices during regular business hours between July 15 and Aug. […]
Local residents who wish to remember John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves in a tangible way are invited to contribute to a Warm Remembrance Family Play Area to be built in Redwood Park on Anderson Road. Riggins used to play in the park as a young child and Gonsalves worked there as a summer playground leader. […]
One might say Adam Russ traveled a good distance to get back to where he was always supposed to be.
Russ was a writer in his early days — in high school and college — but his education and career trajectory took him in other directions: a master’s degree in economics, several years serving in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, working as an economist in Washington, D.C., and teaching math, first at a middle school in West Baltimore, and later at Esparto High School.
There was much he loved along that journey — particularly his time teaching in hardscrabble West Baltimore — but a move to Davis, and its welcoming …
The UC Davis Health System has been named to Hospitals & Health Networks’ 15th annual “Most Wired” list, based on a survey of how hospitals use information technology. This is the third straight year that UCD has earned the designation. It is one of 14 California facilities or institutions to do so. Others include Kaiser […]
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has named the UC Davis Medical Center a “leader in LGBT health care equality” for the third year running. The HRC, the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization, named a record 464 facilities and institutions to its 2013 list, or 74 percent of those that participated in its report. […]
Art teacher Mary Kaltenbach wanted her young students to get up close and personal with nature. However, rising temperatures made spending time out in a field a bit of a challenge, so she brought nature indoors on Tuesday. Kaltenbach placed sunflowers along with paints and supplies on the tables in the Davis Montessori Country Day […]
The Davis summer flea markets continue on Sundays, July 28 and Aug. 25, at 946 Olive Drive. The flea market features art, performances — Rita Hosking and Animal Spirits – and vintage goods. There also are activities for all ages, including ping pong, a bounce house and a community mural project. To be a vendor […]
A Summer Family Math workshop will run from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Families are welcome to join in building marble pyramids and cube towers. “Drop in for a while and put your algebraic thinking skills to work at centers […]