Unique Davis mural finds a permanent home

“Off the Grid,” one of the murals created last summer in the Davis Art Center’s Discovery Art program, has found a permanent home at the California Energy Commission’s offices in Sacramento. Designed by Rachel Hartsough and based on a photograph by Kathy Keatley Garvey of the UC Davis entomology department, this collaborative artwork is made […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free shredding services set April 27

Davis residents can clean out their home offices on Saturday, April 27, at a free shredding event, courtesy of Davis Waste Removal, which contracts with the city for all of Davis’ garbage, recycling and green waste removal. DWR is partnering with Absolute Secured Shredding of Sacramento to offer the service to residential customers from 9 […]

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

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Time heals all wounds

By Becky Heard Playtime: Warmer temperatures mean our little ones will spend more of their time outside. “Laura’s Garden” (aptly named for the nursery’s founder) is a welcoming backyard space to dig in the dirt, motor on wheels and even splash in water. Like many well-loved toys, however, ours are weathered and tired. We need […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Try qigong for arthritis on Sunday

Sutter Health will present a workshop, “Qigong for Arthritis,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Research has shown that the gentle movements of Chinese exercise can improve joint health and ease discomfort. Beginning and experienced participants are welcome. Space is limited and the fee is $60. […]

April 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Local backpacker’s diagnosis became inspiration

“When I met my wife, I told her she was one in million, and I was right — unfortunately,” said Davis resident Marc Lancet, husband of Annette De Bow, who has a blood cancer occurring in that proportion of the population. De Bow, 47, was diagnosed with polycythemia in 2008. She discovered she was afflicted […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fibro Friends will try chair yoga

Saturday will be an opportunity for those suffering from fibromyalgia to partake in a class of chair yoga, led by an experienced yoga teacher. The chair yoga program will be presented during the regular meeting of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Grocers back latest bag-ban bill

SACRAMENTO — Business groups are supporting a bill that would ban California grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies from handing out single-use plastic bags. Dozens of California cities have adopted similar laws, but proposals for a statewide ban have previously failed in the Legislature. Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles, said Monday that the latest effort, […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Quake kills at least 46 in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices Tuesday on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region and swaying skyscrapers and buildings as far away as New Delhi. Iran’s Red […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Picnic Day: Student planners target family fun

There will still be cow milking and a parade, but the UC Davis students behind the 99th Picnic Day have added a high-tech wrinkle most of their forerunners surely never imagined. They call it the “Snapshot” challenge, so named for the theme they’ve chosen for Saturday’s campus open house. Here’s how it works: Visit the Picnic […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Family mourns couple slain in South Davis

A longtime Yolo County attorney and his wife were the victims of a brutal double homicide over the weekend in their South Davis home, relatives confirmed Monday.

Police discovered the bodies of Oliver “Chip” Northup Jr., 87 — also well known as the lead singer and guitarist for the local folk band Putah Creek Crawdads — and Claudia Maupin, 76, at about 9:20 p.m. Sunday in their Cowell Boulevard condominium …

Farmers Market Cookbook wins third national book award

“The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” is the winner in the regional cookbooks category of The Beverly Hills Book Awards, announced Monday. This is the third national award for the cookbook, the other two being first place from Writers Digest for nonfiction and the Indie Award for Excellence in the regional cookbook category. “ ‘The Davis […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Pancake (No. 114918), a 10-month-old neutered male domestic short-haired orange-and-white tabby cat. Also hoping for a good home is Bingo (No. 114737), a 10-month-old neutered male black-and-tan terrier mix. Fees […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Laura’s Law to be examined at meeting

Yolo County’s Local Mental Health Board invites the community to attend its meeting Monday, which will include a presentation and discussion related to the possibility of implementing a Laura’s Law-type program in Yolo County. Authored by former Assemblywoman Helen M. Thomson, Laura’s Law, or Assembly Bill 1421, passed in 2002 and allows for court-ordered assisted […]

April 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ready for a heady experience?

Charlie Bamforth will share his vast knowledge of beer at the home of Susanne Rockwell and Brian Sway on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Bamforth is the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at UC Davis. His is also the author of “Beer is Proof God Loves Us” and an engaging speaker. […]

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