Who has the best salsa in town? Find out at festival

The fifth annual Woodland Tomato Festival is planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Freeman Park on Main Street in downtown Woodland. This free festival features family fun for all ages, including live musical performances, free tomato tastings, a “Best Salsa in Town” restaurant competition and a Top Tomato Chef contest. […]

UCD breast cancer researchers receive IDEA grants

Three multidisciplinary teams of UC Davis researchers have been awarded IDEA grants from the California Breast Cancer Research Program. The three were among 11 in California to receive $150,000 IDEA research grants this year. The program funds innovative research through the tobacco tax, the voluntary tax-check-off on personal income tax forms and individual contributions. The […]

‘Wings of Victory’ event showcases radio-control planes

The public is invited to attend the Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers’ annual “Wings of Victory” World War II scale radio-control aircraft meet next weekend. The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 22. There will be scale models of WWII war birds, […]

Monsanto Fund sponsors Wildlife Area field trips

Every school year, children look forward to taking field trips. This year, the Yolo Basin Foundation will be able to provide 10 or more field trips to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, thanks to Monsanto in Davis, which nominated the organization for a $20,000 grant. The nonprofit foundation promotes the appreciation and stewardship of wetlands […]

Waste cleanup went well, city reports

About 85 percent of the waste generated in Community Park on the Fourth of July was diverted from the landfill and was recycled or composted, city Conservation Coordinator Jennifer Gilbert reports. Only 400 pounds of trash was produced, much less than the 2,080 pounds that was landfilled after last year’s Independence Day celebration, she says. […]

Students can win cash for creative videos

Youths interested in moviemaking can turn their knowledge of phones, combined with their video-making skills, into some extra cash. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and honorable mentions in two grade categories — fourth through eighth and ninth through 12th. Prizes range from $250 cash to having an entry shown on local and regional cable […]

All flutes all the time at summer concert

Check it out What: Davis Youth Flute Choir Summer Music Concert When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $8 general, $5 students, available at the Art Center, (530) 756-4100; $10 at the door The Davis Youth Flute Choir will perform its 29th annual Summer Music Concert, featuring both […]

Yarber appointed interim chief probation officer

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors this week appointed Marlon Yarber as interim chief probation officer, replacing the departing Marjorie Rist, who announced last month she would step down to pursue education and consulting opportunities. Yarber has served as Yolo County’s assistant chief probation officer since June 2011. He will take on his new duties […]

More homes facing foreclosure risk in June

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Banks are increasingly placing homes with unpaid mortgages on a countdown that could deliver a swell of new foreclosed properties onto the market by early next year, potentially weighing further on home values. June provided the latest evidence of this trend, as the number of U.S. homes entering the foreclosure process […]

Freeh: Penn St. disregarded children’s safety

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials “concealed critical facts” about Jerry Sandusky’s child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal. The 267-page report released Thursday is the result of an eight-month inquiry by former FBI director Louis […]

On this trip, every meal’s an adventure

As the Red-Headed Girl of My Dreams, the Above-Pictured Columnist and our four young children set a course due north from our East Davis home, we all swore an oath: no movies in the van and no McDonald’s. Not that there’s anything wrong with either of those choices. It’s just that if we want to eat […]

Shakespeare’s Globe troupe returning to Mondavi with ‘Hamlet’

A touring production of the tragedy “Hamlet” by the London-based Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre will visit the Mondavi Center for three performances in November. Presented as a “Just Added” event to 2012-13 10th anniversary Mondavi Center season, “Hamlet” will be presented Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1-2, at 8 p.m. There also will be a school matinee […]

Explorit spins a spectacular spider web

By Sarah Thomas “Is that a real spider?” These words were heard over and over last weekend at Explorit Science Center’s Spider Spectacular. It was a weekend all about the itsy bitsy spiders, and the not so itsy bitsy tarantulas. Twenty different live species were on display, many on loan from the Bohart Museum of […]

Surveyor talks about historic issues in Davis

The Davis Progressive Business Exchange will host lunchtime speakers Eddie Moravec and Andrew Newman at noon Wednesday at International House, 10 College Park. Moravec, a surveyor, will talk about historical land surveying issues in the city of Davis. Newman, a CPA, will discuss his latest projects for the benefit of the children of Davis. The […]