Home improvement: The advantages of oak

By Rosemary Sadez Friedmann What is so special about oak wood? Plenty. First, oak is a hardwood. It is very durable, and because of its hardness and durability, it is — and has always been — a very popular wood for home furnishings. Oak is thick, and has a deep grain, and when it is […]

Home improvement: Organize your garage

By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore Is your garage currently a dumping ground for tools, sports equipment, outdoor toys, seasonal decorations and maybe even a little extra food and drink? Heck, is there even room for your car anymore? Believe me, I get it. Until recently, I was only able to fit one car in […]

Friday is deadline for sunflower contest

Did you plant sunflowers this year? NAMI-Yolo, a local education, advocacy and support organization working to improve the lives of people with psychiatric disorders, is looking for the tallest sunflower in Yolo County. To enter: * Take a photograph of you, your family or friend beside your sunflower; * Measure and record its height in […]

Slam poetry artists will perform at International Festival

Four award-winning young poets from the UC Davis Sacramento Area Youth Speaks program will perform their fast-moving spoken words at the International Festival on Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Spoken-word artists who will perform beginning at 4 p.m. include Mannie Rizvi, a UC Davis student and president of the […]

‘Taste of Ghana’ event to benefit school

The nonprofit Otwetiri Project will host its third annual “A Taste of Ghana” dinner and silent auction Saturday, Oct. 22, to raise money to help furnish a school in a rural village in that country. The event will run from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The Davis-based nonprofit […]

From field to fork: Comparing local foods of Davis, Cape Cod

Are the local foods in Davis preferable to those of Cape Cod, Massachusetts? I’d draw a line down a sheet of paper. On the Davis side, I’d immediately list tomatoes, stone fruits and figs. On the Cape’s side I’d write steamer clams, lobsters and local fish that aren’t frozen. This comparison arises because each summer […]

How will you be remembered?

When you die, who will tell your story? In your absence, will your friends and family be able to tell the story of your life the way it was meant to be told? Unfortunately, that is a question you will never know the answer to. But what if you could take an active role in […]

What’s happening for youths

Today The Yolo County Library and city of Davis Child Care Services Office welcome children, families, child care providers and the community to the grand opening of the Davis Toy Library at 7 p.m. in the children’s section of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The toy library will have developmentally appropriate toys for […]

Macaroni Kid comes to Davis

A free weekly e-newsletter and website that highlights fun things for kids and families to do has come to Yolo County. Woodland-Davis Macaroni Kid covers everything from classes and shows to cooking projects, arts and crafts and more. Woodland resident Kali Slusser serves as editor. “As a mom in Woodland and a previous resident of Davis, I know […]

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Making the streets safer for students

Safety tips If you do drive your child to school, follow these drop-off and pickup safety tips: 1. Don’t make your kids cross the street in a dangerous way just because it’s more convenient for you. 2. Drop children off on the school side of the street. 3. Never double-park and do not let your […]

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Enjoy an Evening on the Green at Plainfield Station

Soroptimist International of Woodland will host an Evening on the Green at Plainfield Station, County Roads 98 and 29, at 6 p.m. Saturday. Guests will enjoy barbecued tri-tip or chicken, beans, potato salad and a beverage while being entertained with classic rock and oldies by the band, Mr. Chitlin, on the shady outdoor back patio […]

Around the world with your local paper

Oh the places you’ve been! Italy, Indonesia, Alaska, the Jersey Shore, national parks, historical sites and even a “tropical Davisville staycation!” were among this year’s Enterprise on Vacation destinations.

And remember, it’s not too soon to start planning for next year’s contest. Pack up a paper when you go to San Francisco or Singapore, and be creative!

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Indian feast Oct. 15 to benefit CA House

Community members are invited to the CA House’s annual Indian dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Oct. 15, to benefit the student programs and activities of CA House and its multifaith living community. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St., and will feature an Indian […]

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Fall-prevention workshop set Oct. 19

The most effective way to reduce the risk of falling is to engage in a consistent exercise program. Anyone who is afraid of falling or concerned about a loved one who may fall is invited to the FallProof balance and mobility workshop planned at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Chapel at St. John’s […]