Garamendi joining stalled farm bill talks

Rep. John Garamendi is wading into the mess that is the 2012 farm bill. Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, has resigned his seat on the House Natural Resources Committee and was expected on Wednesday to join the House Agriculture Committee in order to play a role in ongoing negotiations over the farm bill. “I didn’t enter Congress […]

Berryessa Gap Vineyards opens remodeled tasting room

Berryessa Gap Vineyards, a boutique winery in downtown Winters, has recently completed an expansion and remodel of its tasting room at 15 Main St. and will showcase it at an open house from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Wine specials will be available all day, and the evening will be especially festive as Winters […]

Tickets on sale for Chamber dinner

Tickets are still available for the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s 108th annual Installation Gala on Friday, Jan. 18, at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall. The evening begins with no-host cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. and dancing to live music at 9 p.m. The theme is “Modern-Day USO.” The […]

Lladró figurines will be auctioned to support St. James

Not sure what to give that special person for the upcoming holidays? Consider a gift of timeless hand-crafted porcelain Lladró figurines from Spain. The gift not only will bring joy but also will support the St. James Catholic Church Memorial Center Fund.  The collectible Lladró figurines have been donated by Mike and Sandy Huitt from […]

Celebrate the season at free Crèche & Music Festival

Nativity scenes from around the world will be showcased at the 11th annual Community Crèche and Music Festival this weekend in Woodland. The free event runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the meeting house of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the corner of Gum and Pioneer avenues […]

UFC’s Holiday Home Tour features gift boutique

Tickets are still available for the University Farm Circle Holiday Home Tour, which also will include a holiday boutique at International House, Davis, featuring a variety of vendors. The tour, which features seven Davis homes decked out for the holidays, will run from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Tickets are $20 for […]

Yolo Military Families will gather

Local residents who have a loved one in the military are invited to gather with Yolo Military Families at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Black Bear Diner, Second and B streets in downtown Davis. For more information about the organization, email

Are we there yet: It’s funny how? Funny like a clown?

You often hear older folks complaining about trying to watch a movie in a theater among a crowd of other people who don’t always hold the same values when sharing space. The talking! The texting! The candy wrapper-crinkling! I wholeheartedly agree that these things are very annoying. But I think as a veteran of many […]

Davis Waldorf School offers tour Dec. 6

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. The campus is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. The walking tour will last about 90 minutes and visit several classrooms, observing lessons from preschool through eighth grade. The visit will conclude at 10 a.m. after a question-and-answer session and […]

See wintering waterfowl on city wetlands tour

Members of the public are invited to join docents from Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday for a free, guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands. Wintering waterfowl are abundant and late-fall migrants continue to arrive with the recent storms. One of the last ducks to leave its northern breeding grounds in late fall is […]

Cyprus’ top honor goes to UCD biomedical engineer

UC Davis Distinguished Professor Kyriacos Athanasiou on Tuesday received the Nemitsas Prize — the highest honor that a Cypriot scientist can receive — at the presidential palace in Nicosia. “It is always wonderful for someone to receive recognition for his or her work in the form of awards, honors or prizes,” said Athanasiou, who holds […]

White House: Obama to meet Romney on Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election. Obama promised in his victory speech on Nov. 6 to engage with Romney and consider his ideas. The meeting comes as Obama and congressional Republicans negotiate a way […]