Need a new best friend?

Shadow, a happy and super-friendly 3-year-old neutered male border collie/Labrador mix, and Queen, a beautiful 1-year-old spayed female purebred black German shepherd, are two of more than 60 dogs available for adoption at a public event Saturday. The adoption event will run from 7 to 11 a.m. at Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue at 29 Palms […]

Gibson House hosts tours Aug. 4

Docents will provide tours of the historic Gibson House and grounds, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children, with proceeds going to help maintain the museum. The current display features the history of Chinese people in Yolo County. For more information, call […]

Explorit Science Center: Monsanto grant boosts Summer Science Camp

By Carmen DeLeon A big crowd gathered Monday at Explorit Science Center to show their appreciation to Monsanto representatives Marlin Edward and Tim Conner as the men presented Explorit with a $20,000 grant. The grant funded the development and materials needed for this year’s Summer Science Camps. Among those present for the celebration were Summer […]

Three Palms Nursery hosts book sale

Three Palms Nursery will host a horticulture book sale (buy, sell, trade) on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the nursery, 26990 County Road 95A, west of Davis. University of California Master Gardeners will be on hand Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer visitors’ plant questions. “Don’t miss […]

Storyteller to present ‘Planting Seeds of Peace’

“Planting Seeds of Peace” is the title of an interactive performance Sunday, Aug. 19, that will focus on environmental consciousness and how people — especially children — can make a difference. The event starts at 2 p.m. at International House Davis, 10 College Park, and features children’s storytelling veteran Cara Patton, a former teacher at Peregrine […]

Almond Board sustainability program now online

Almond growers can now review best management practices and complete self-assessments online. The Web-based resource sprang from efforts by the Almond Board of California. In 2009, the board invested in a program for documenting the use of best management practices by almond growers in the state. In addition to providing learning and sharing opportunities for growers, […]

New parents’ group meets in Woodland

Join other new parents to share the joys and challenges of the first year of parenting at Woodland Healthcare’s weekly support group. Topics may include role changes and adjustments, caring for baby, transitioning back to work or school, and other relevant concerns. The group is facilitated by a board-certified lactation consultant. The group meets every […]

Yamada bills enhance protections for elders

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis. AB 1823 and AB 1793 enhance protections for residents of veterans facilities and nursing home facilities. “These laws will ensure that veterans receive timely information about the cost of their care and that loved ones in long-term care facilities are included in […]

Men’s Talk, Drum Circle meets Aug. 7

The next Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at EMQ FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., next door to the Davis post office. All men 18 years and older are welcome. There is no charge for these monthly events. “Men have been discovering an opportunity to re-evaluate […]

Iris sale to benefit Winters Community Library

Iris lovers should mark their calendars for Saturday, Aug. 11, when the Winters Friends of the Library will host its third bearded iris sale. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until all irises are sold, at Rotary Park at Railroad and Main streets in downtown Winters. A full range of colors in […]

Education leaders call for school modernization

By Neal J. Riley The California Legislature needs to devise a clear plan for modernizing and replacing the state’s aging schools or it will be harder to persuade voters to approve funding for K-12 construction, the state schools chief said Wednesday. “Education is transforming and our buildings where learning takes place need to transform with […]

Foundation drive raises $330,000 for Davis schools

The Davis Schools Foundation has donated upwards of $330,000 — raised during a recent fund drive — to the Davis school district, which will use the money to cover several critical needs for the school year that begins next month. “The Davis Schools Foundation is grateful for and inspired by the generosity of our community,” […]

Murder charge for politician’s wife

BEIJING (AP) — Prosecutors have charged the wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai and a family aide with the murder of a British businessman, the government said today, pushing ahead a case at the center of a messy political scandal that unsettled China’s leadership ahead of a delicate power transition. The state-run Xinhua News […]

Foreclosure data show California is still struggling

IRVINE (AP) — California is still dominating the foreclosure scene. California cities made up seven of the top 10 metropolitan areas with the highest rates of new foreclosures in the first six months of this year, according to data released today by RealtyTrac, which tracks foreclosure properties. That’s unchanged from the same time last year. […]