Can you give them a home?

Douglas is a happy, playful, neutered male 1- to 2-year-old German shepherd/Rottweiler mix whose tail never stops wagging. He loves kids and plays well with female dogs. Salsa is a 1-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler who loves to play with everything and everybody and is full of wags and kisses. Both Douglas and Salsa would […]

Cookbook authors offer holiday entertaining tips

Georgeanne Brennan and Ann Evans, authors of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook,” will be at the The Avid Reader at 1 p.m. Saturday to discuss the cookbook, the market and to provide tips for holiday entertaining. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” invites readers to shop […]

Extreme weather key to Maya collapse, scientists say

Decades of extreme weather crippled, and ultimately decimated, first the political culture and later the human population of the ancient Maya, according to a new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers that includes two UC Davis scientists. The collapse of the Maya is one of the world’s most enduring mysteries. Now, for the first […]

Program at UCD examines gender, refugee issues in Iran

“Heartbeats of Iran” — a program featuring a documentary about the lives of Iranian refugee journalists in Turkey, a talk by a UC Davis alumna and a panel of four experts on Iran — will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at UC Davis. Presented by the UCD Middle East/South Asia Studies Program, […]

Local grower thrives on both new and old ideas

DAVIS— For Paul Barger, a walnut and almond grower in Davis, practices that are centuries-old and the latest farming technologies are of equal importance when it comes to managing pests, water and nutrients for his produce. Hedgerows, used in Europe more than 5,000 years ago, are filling a necessary role in controlling weeds and attracting […]

Holiday craft fair benefits FamiliesFirst

A holiday craft fair benefiting EMQ FamiliesFirst takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2100 Fifth St. Items for sale include handcrafted jewelry and apparel, jams, jellies and other edible goodies, art and accessories, home decor and more. Door prizes will be awarded every half-hour. The event is presented by Soroptimist International of […]

It’s a winner: UCD challenge boosts efficient cooling

A UC Davis challenge to build more energy-efficient air conditioning has spurred a major global manufacturer to build a rooftop air conditioner that is 40 percent more energy-efficient than conventional units. Trane, a provider of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems, is the second manufacturer to achieve Western Cooling Challenge certification. The challenge, established in 2008 […]

Senior investments talk planned at Computer Club meeting

The Woodland Senior Center Computer Club’s final meeting of 2012 will start at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. Nancy J. Garton of Sacramento will speak about investments that are or may not be appropriate for senior citizens. The meeting is open to the adult public; light refreshments […]

Sierra Club calendars, cards to be sold at market

Sierra Club representatives are selling calendars and holiday greeting cards at the Davis Farmers Market every Saturday morning, weather permitting. This is the Sierra Club Yolano Group’s major fundraiser. Those who are not market shoppers may call Ida Bryan at 530-758-1807 to request home delivery anywhere in Yolo County, or calendars may be picked up at […]

Books, singing, flowers on Senior Center agenda

The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will host several activities this month: * Have you read a book you think is worth sharing? Come to the Open Book Review at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Everyone is invited to bring a book and share, or bring a list of books they’re read recently and talk a little […]

Take this course, and be the best baby-sitter on the block

The city of Davis will offer a first-aid training for baby-sitters the weekend of Dec. 1-2. The purpose of this American Red Cross course is to provide youths ages 11 to 15 with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. In […]

Auction, music, refreshments highlight Gibson House Christmas Gala

The Gibson House will host its annual Christmas Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at historic Beamer Place, 712 Main St. in downtown Woodland. Built in 1892 by R.H. Beamer, the building was renovated in the early 1980s and houses offices and shops. The Gala will feature an auction of decorated trees, […]

Explorit: A leafy rainbow thanks to chemistry

By Lisa Justice One of the most beautiful transformations of the fall season is the changing colors of the leaves on deciduous trees. But how does that happen? And why? And how do trees survive the winter without their green leaves? Unlike evergreen trees whose foliage stays green continuously throughout the year, deciduous trees experience […]

Sixth annual Santa Saturday at the Gibson House Museum Dec. 1

The Gibson House Museum welcomes young and old from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, to join the holiday family fun at the Gibson Museum grounds, 512 Gibson Road, Woodland. Santa will arrive on a vintage fire truck at 11 a.m. to visit and take photos until 2 p.m. Visitors may have lunch, […]