What’s on your plate? Expert panel will discuss food issues

By Stacie Frerichs The Cool Davis Foundation invites community members to hear a panel of food experts discuss “What’s On Your Plate? Practical Ways to Eat Healthy, Spend Less and Reduce Your Foodprint” on Sunday, Oct. 16. Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza will moderate a panel at the Cool Davis Festival that includes Spring Warren, Dani […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Wine-tasting Oct. 14 benefits Willett PTA

The Davis Food Co-op, at 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of wines with an environmental spin from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit the Willett Elementary School PTA. The PTA’s mission is to build a community at Willett between teachers, […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

NAMI announces tallest sunflower winner

Davis resident Pat Reynolds is the winner of the NAMI-Yolo Tallest Sunflower in Yolo Contest  for 2011. Reynolds entered his mammoth 18-foot-tall sunflower at the last minute, beating out the 16-foot, 4-inch, sunflower grown by Ranse Reynolds of Woodland. Both growers, who aren’t related, have won in past years. Ranse Reynolds has won three times […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

Museum hosts plant sale Saturday

Plants galore will be offered for sale by the Gibson Gardeners from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Yolo County Historical Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. This fall event will coincide with an antiques and collectibles sale in the new museum barn and will precede the musical “Tunes for Trees” fundraiser, also to […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Bobbing for bottles, berries and brambles

I have four Bobs in my Davis wine life. Sometimes I toss out their names in this column, so I thought I should introduce them — and their wines — a bit more officially and systematically. Four Bobs can be confusing, even to me. Bob Simas arrived on my scene a little over a year […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Day of the Dead: a celebration of life

AnnEvansC In Mexico, as in many countries around the world, family members and friends share a meal and offering in remembrance of departed loved ones Nov. 1 and 2. Known in Mexico as Day of the Dead, or “Dia de los Muertos,” this is a happy occasion. This year, the public is invited to celebrate […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

How green ($) is your yard?

What: Cool Davis Festival When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., Davis Info: www.cooldavis.org By Gus Yates With water rates going up, you might be wondering how much your garden is costing you. Don’t worry; there are more alternatives to green than just brown. Experts on […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Food Co-op hosts BBQ to benefit Speck

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a barbecue benefit to assist Cathy Speck and her wife Linda Duval as they continue living with an expensive fatal illness, ALS. The gathering will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Co-op’s patio. Speck, who has worked at the […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Searching for a job? Make sure you polish your image online

By Marie Stempinksi It’s no secret that posting a profile on LinkedIn can give you credibility and boost your job chances. And Facebook and Twitter can be great job-search tools. In fact, research shows that company reps are out there on the Internet looking for you. A July 15, 2010, article by Susan Gunelis in […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Volunteer work helps boost your resume strength

By Ann Belser You’re looking for a job? So are 22.6 million other people who are unemployed or working part-time because full-time work is not available. But, in the time you haven’t been working, you have been volunteering to keep yourself busy and to give back to your community. Good news: That unpaid work could […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

For job interview, bring notes — and manners

By Marvin Walberg Dear Mr. Walberg: Is it acceptable to bring copies of a letter of recommendation from a job that required relevant skills to the prospective job? And, is it acceptable to refer to notes on my smart phone during an interview, or to take notes on my smart phone during the interview? — […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Under-30 entrepreneurs mark new generation

By Laura Oleniacz Sleeping on a futon and living off about $1,000 per month was how Ryan Allis said he and a co-founder started the email marketing business iContact without startup capital, while still in college. Allis, whose company now employs about 300 people in offices in Morrisville, was part of a three-person panel of […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Lousy job market isn’t slowing down job-hoppers

By Steve Twedt You would think that with the national unemployment rate above 9 percent that those who are employed would hang onto their jobs for dear life. You would be wrong. Despite the lousy job market, the number of U.S. workers voluntarily leaving their jobs is at the highest level in nearly three years, […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Weatherford-Gardner wedding

Victoria Leigh Weatherford and Jordan Ross Gardner, both of San Francisco, were married on Oct. 1, 2011, at  Healdsburg Country Gardens in Healdsburg. The bride is the daughter of Alan Weatherford of Arroyo Grande and Elizabeth Dayton Bowler of Davis. She is a 2002 graduate of Davis High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA […]

October 06, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,