ID mushrooms with new field guide

Professors R. Michael Davis and Robert Sommer will be at The Avid Reader in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, to discuss their new “Field Guide to Mushrooms of Western North America.” The bookstore is at 617 Second St. California and the Western states are rich in abundant and diverse species of mushrooms. […]

Tour Native American Garden, explore culture at Arboretum

UC Davis Arboretum docents and students will lead a free public tour of the Native American Contemplative GATEways Garden from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The group will meet in front of the Alumni & Visitors Center on campus. On Sunday, Nov. 4, the Arboretum Ambassadors will host a Family Nature Program, “Storytime […]

Pair of poets will read their work on the Wyatt Deck

Indigo Moor and Judy Halebsky will be featured at “Poetry in the Garden” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday on the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. Moor is a multi-genre, award-winning writer who teaches creative writing workshops and is also a musician and photographer. Halebsky, also an award-winning poet, spent five years in […]

The blues help Yolo Adult Day Health Center stay out of the red

Check it out What: 11th annual Blues Harvest, featuring the Kyle Rowland Band, Hardwater and the Flatland String Band, plus hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, silent auction When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 Where: Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland Tickets: $45, available at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., Davis; Watermelon Music, 527 Main […]

See diving ducks at guided tour of city wetlands

Members of the public are invited to join docents from Yolo Basin Foundation on Saturday, Nov. 3, for a free, guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands. Visitors will learn about the wetlands and its role as habitat for seasonal and resident diving ducks. Buffleheads, common goldeneyes and ruddy ducks are some of the […]

NRA grants fund Yolo Sportsmen’s new equipment

The Yolo Sportsmen’s Association in Yolo County recently received two state grants from the National Rifle Association Foundation, totaling more than $12,000. The club, which is open to the public, received $3,000 to purchase 20 new target rifles for the Junior Rifle Team, and more than $9,000 to purchase a new replacement trap machine for […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged | 1 Reply

Explorit: Get your passport to discovery

By Carmen Anita DeLeon It’s 5 o’clock on a Friday, and I have just over 48 hours to make the most of some well-deserved time off. I could do the usual weekend rounds of the Davis Farmers Market, leisurely bike ride and gatherings with friends over tea. Tired of routine, I decide on something more […]

Men welcome at talk, drum circle

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk & Drum Circle will meet one week later than usual, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The delay is due to Election Day. All men 18 years and older are welcome to the gathering at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., next door to the post office. Admission […]

Planning Commission asks council to take aim at Target pad changes

When a developer says he can attract 10 new retail stores to Davis, especially when new retail has been hard to come by lately, it would seem the city would do everything it could to help. But if that same developer said that to bring those businesses in, the city would need to take action […]

Weekly jobless aid applications fall to 369K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment aid fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 369,000, a level consistent with modest hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday that unemployment benefit applications dropped by 23,000, from a revised 392,000 the previous week. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose to 368,000. The figures appear […]

Big jump in young adults leaving home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their lives on hold for years, young adults are now making big moves in the fledgling economic recovery, leaving college towns or parents’ homes and heading out of state at the highest rate since the height of the housing boom. New census data released Thursday offer a detailed look at U.S. migration […]

Mail-in ballots need just one 45-cent postage stamp

Yolo County Clerk-Recorder Freddie Oakley issued a reminder Wednesday to Yolo County’s mail-ballot voters that the ballots require only one 45-cent postage stamp. “This can be confusing to voters,” Oakley said, “because the postage requirement varies from county to county depending on the size of the ballot. We moved heaven and earth to fit our […]

Bob Dunning: Don’t try to sneak snacks into game

PIGSKIN PICNIC … I realize our hard-working City Council spent most of the week dealing with water, wood smoke and labor relations, but the real issue this weekend is how to smuggle food for the kids into the UC Davis-Portland State football game at Aggie Stadium … this Big Sky showdown is billed as “Parent […]

‘No burn’ days made mandatory in Davis

The Davis City Council unanimously approved a mandatory wood-burning ordinance Tuesday that will prohibit residents from lighting fires this winter on days with especially low air quality. Residents who burn on “curtailment” days and receive complaints from neighbors could be fined by the city up to $100 for the first offense, though the council stipulated […]