Canning demonstration set at Davis Ace

Local residents can learn quick and easy canning recipes that make the perfect homemade gifts from Ann Evans, co-author of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook.” Evans will present a free seminar at 2 p.m. Sunday at Davis Ace Housewares, 240 G St. All are welcome.

Crafters plan spoof of Internet meme at fair

The monthly Square Tomatoes Craft Fair is moving to Central Park starting Sunday, featuring an expanded group of vendors, food booths and live music. A special treat this month will be “Square Tomatoes Style,” a spoof of the Internet meme “Gangnam Style,” scheduled for 1 p.m. and featuring vendors and volunteers as dancers. Sally Parker’s Davis-centric […]

Businesses asked to sponsor holiday flag display

The Kiwanis Club of Davis is signing up business sponsors for 2013 for its holiday flag display. The club has been putting up American flags in downtown Davis on holidays since 1983, when Red Francisco, a founding member of the club, started the tradition. “The club wishes to continue performing this valued community service for […]

Some county departments closed for holiday week

Budget cuts have forced the closure of some Yolo County offices next week, county officials announce. The following departments will be closed Monday through Friday: * Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (Wednesday through Friday only); * Assessor (Wednesday through Friday only); * Elections; * Health Divisions: Environmental Health, California Children Services Medical Therapy Units, immunizations clinics; […]

I-House hosts hurricane relief fundraiser

International House, Davis, will host a fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. I-House is being assisted by Sunset Rotary of Davis and the interfaith community Celebration of Abraham. “Bring a dish to share for the potluck, and bring your checkbook,” said Elisabeth Sherwin, I-House executive director. “Checks in […]

DHS graduate aids in Hurricane Sandy rescue

Nobody thought it was going to be like this.

“The sentiment was very much (that Hurricane) Irene wasn’t that bad, so Sandy won’t be either,” said Jacob Vanderbilt, a June graduate of Davis High School who’s now a freshman in college in New Jersey. “But it was bad.”

Vanderbilt rode out Hurricane Sandy with his friends in his dorm at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, watching a movie on a laptop.

“One of the kids across the hall even got to see the whole city light up and (then) lose power,” Vanderbilt said.

Deadline extended to Nov. 26 for poster contest

The deadline has been extended for the annual Street Smarts traffic safety poster contest. Young artists are invited to show off their Street Smarts by creating original artwork illustrating the importance of proper helmet use, safe bicycle riding, crossing the street safely, and safe driving — including awareness about distracted driving and the dangers of talking […]

Holiday shoppers can fill their baskets at Farmers Market

Stock up on everything you need for your Thanksgiving table at the Davis Farmers Market pre-Thanksgiving market from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in Davis. More than 60 farmers, bakers and crafters will fill the market with organic produce, farm-fresh fall fruits and vegetables, local eggs and honey, […]

Bus service beefed up for holiday period

WOODLAND — Yolobus is preparing to bring thousands of Sacramento and Yolo County residents to and from the Sacramento International Airport during the Thanksgiving holiday week. In addition to the regularly scheduled Yolobus 42 routes, Unitrans (Davis) is offering supplemental trips between UC Davis and the airport on Wednesday. Unitrans will run this service every […]

Final free flu clinic is Saturday in Woodland

Flu shots will be free for the final time this season as the Yolo County Health Department hosts a mass vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Douglass Middle School, 52 Granada Drive in Woodland. Flu vaccine is available for a $10 administrative fee as part of the regularly scheduled immunization clinic from […]

Co-op accepts donations for Thanksgiving turkeys

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., is once again seeking donations from shoppers in November to help purchase turkeys for the Yolo County Food Bank’s 300 Thanksgiving food baskets. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 22 and may be made at the registers or by check. Checks should be made payable to “Davis Food […]

Council: March vote on water project will be binding

Davis residents will have the final word on the surface water project. On Tuesday, the City Council packaged up ballot language to ship off to Yolo County to prepare a March 5 vote on the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project. After considering an advisory measure last meeting that would not have tied the council to […]

Bob Dunning: Is loyal Aggie Dan Hawkins coming back?

As the current Aggie football season winds to a close this Saturday with one final game against the dreaded Hornets of Sacramento State, it won’t be long before UC Davis introduces its new head coach to take the place of Bob Biggs, who is retiring Saturday after 20 years at the helm, the longest tenure […]

Gas leaks sicken two in Davis

Two people were hospitalized over the weekend due to apparent gas leaks, according to the Davis Fire Department. A resident of the 1300 block of Duke Drive was taken to Sutter Davis Hospital shortly before 7 p.m. Friday after a malfunctioning heater caused the person to become ill from carbon monoxide, Fire Department spokeswoman Evelyn […]