75 favorite plants showcased at special Arboretum Plant Faire and Sale

Check it out What: UC Davis Arboretum’s 75th anniversary Plant Faire and Sale When: Saturday, Sept. 24; member sale 9 to 11 a.m., public sale 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis Anyone who grows plants in their yard, garden or home will want to attend the biggest and […]

Farmers Market changes what and how customers cook

Shopping tips * Walk through the market to get a sense of what’s available. * Start small and engage your senses — look, smell, taste. * Buy what you can’t resist. * Recognize that you’re doing this because it’s fun. * Editor’s note: This three-part series profiles locals who are dedicated Davis Farmers Market shoppers […]

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Point of brew: My hopes for Aggie Lager

I have high hopes for Aggie Lager. The name of this beer is the result of a licensing agreement between the brewers at the Sudwerk Privatbrauerei Hubsch, Davis’ only micro-brewery, and UC Davis. The recently announced cooperation will allow Sudwerk to use the logo of the university in its promotion of the beer, presumably on […]

Wine, olive oil and music at RootStock

RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters, has a busy Labor Day weekend planned. It will join local wineries, tasting rooms, wine shops and restaurants in celebrating International Tempranillo Day on Thursday. The business will host Chris Rose and Jeff and Penny Uppington, Winters residents and home winemakers, who make Tempranillo from locally grown grapes. In addition, Route […]

Putah Creek Council seeks volunteers at plant nursery

By Libby Earthman Putah Creek Council, in cooperation with Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee and dozens of local volunteers, grows native plants in a South Davis nursery. Once they are large enough, they will be planted by volunteers along the banks of Putah Creek in the upcoming rainy season as part of several habitat enhancement […]

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Deputy county chief hired by state

Pat Leary, 53, of Davis, has been appointed chief deputy director of the state Department of Social Services by Gov. Jerry Brown. Leary has been assistant county administrator for Yolo County since 2006. She was a legislative representative at the California State Association of Counties from 1998 to 2005 and a principal consultant at the Senate […]

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Congratulations, Stan!

Stan Wells, left, is joined by Will Ily and a half-dozen other friends at coffee Saturday morning, Aug. 13, at Nugget Market in the Oak Tree Plaza. Wells, who has practiced estate planning and tax law for the past 44 years in Davis, is retiring. His friends chose Nugget for his retirement celebration because he […]

What’s happening for youths

Tuesday, September 6 Interested in the elementary music program? Students and their parents should attend parent meetings next week. Those interested in the band program should attend on either Tuesday, Sept. 6, or Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Those interested in the strings program should attend […]

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Yolo Crisis Nursery wish list

Community service is par for the course for many Davis kids, whether it’s part of a Boy Scout or Girl Scout project, a requirement for honor society, part of the bat mitvah experience or simply a desire to make a difference. One of the favorite beneficiaries of youth largesse in Davis is the Yolo Crisis […]

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Davis High student celebrates quinceañera with a pageant

Picture a traditional quinceañera celebration: A newly 15-year-old girl marking a transition to adulthood — a “coming out,” if you will — dressed in a beautiful gown, surrounded by family. By that measure, Ale Ruiz-Jimenez’s 15th birthday fit the mold. But with a decided twist: Rather than having a big party, Ruiz-Jimenez decided to participate in a […]

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Harper student wins state Fight the Bite poster contest

Devayani Varma has the whole poster-making thing locked down. The Harper Junior High seventh-grader learned over the summer that she won first place in California for her “Fight the Bite” poster in a national contest sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control. The contest encourages people to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses by using DEET. […]

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Top 5 kids: Grab-and-go breakfasts

Help your kids start the school day off right with one of these grab-and-go breakfasts: 1. Egg rolled in tortilla — scramble and cook one egg in a small non-stick pan. Do not stir; it should look like a disk. When cooked, slide onto a warmed whole-wheat tortilla. Add a dollop of salsa, and fold […]

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Learn about drought-tolerant plants at Storer Garden tour

Local residents can learn how to create an abundant garden while conserving water on a free guided tour of the Storer Garden on Saturday, Sept. 3. The Storer Garden is the UC Davis Arboretum’s demonstration garden of drought-tolerant flowering shrubs and perennials, with an emphasis on sustainable, low-maintenance gardening. The tour will meet at 10 […]

Get expert advice at Arboretum Plant Faire and Sale

Anyone who grows plants in their yard, garden or home will want to attend the biggest and best plant sale in the Central Valley, on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the UC Davis Arboretum. This year’s Plant Faire and Sale is a celebration of the Arboretum’s 75th anniversary, and will feature hundreds of varieties of great […]