‘Garden goddesses’ share their knowledge at Winters talk

Spring Warren transformed her yard in a typical Davis neighborhood into her own micro-farm. Kami McBride learned to grow and harvest her own plants and herbs to keep her family healthy. What do they have in common? Both were dissatisfied with how things are and embarked on a path to find another option. And, both […]

Old pub receives some Wunderful improvements

In February, the G Street Pub closed its doors. The local bar operated in a building near the corner of Third and G streets downtown that has housed many local businesses over the past few decades. After a change of ownership, however, the future of the aging building was unclear. In April, Chris Armanini, a […]

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Name droppers: Med student earns LGBT recognition

Siddarth Puri, a second-year student at the UC Davis School of Medicine, has been named a Point Foundation Scholar. He was one of 34 students nationwide with exemplary academic records and leadership in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to be awarded a scholarship this year out of nearly 2,000 applicants. The Point Foundation […]

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Plants from Down Under showcased on tour

A guided tour of plants from Down Under for Central Valley gardens is planned Saturday at the UC Davis Arboretum. The tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the east end of the Arboretum at the edge of the parking lot behind Borders Books & Music, 500 First St. California and Western Australia have similar climate […]

Pion receives Alumni Achievement Award from UCD veterinary school

Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM, has received the 2011 Alumni Achievement Award from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Pion, president and co-founder of Veterinary Information Network Inc. and a resident of Davis, received the school’s highest honor for his role in the discovery of taurine insufficiency, which causes feline dilated cardiomyopathy, and for […]

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Loyal customers drive Farmers Market success

Shopping tips Shop early to avoid the crowds. Taste things when sellers offer tastes to determine what you like best. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Farmers are extremely knowledgeable and happy to share their insights. Cook a meal from the farmers market. * Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series that […]

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Name droppers: Rosenberg chairs court committee

Yolo Superior Court Presiding Judge Dave Rosenberg has been appointed chair of the Trial Court Presiding Judge Advisory Committee by Tani Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the California Supreme Court. Rosenberg serves as one of the three vice chairs of the committee. The committee is made up of all 58 California Superior Court presiding judges. Its duties include monitoring and […]

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From the Ground Up: Tomales Bay Oyster Farm

By Ann M. Evans and Georgeanne Brennan We all love to barbecue in the summer. We load up our grills with hamburgers, steaks, corn on the cob, even peaches and plums, enjoying our back yards, neighbors and the Central Valley’s warm summer nights. However, on those Central Valley days when the temperatures hit three digits […]

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Co-op wine-tasting Friday benefits FARM Davis

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a wine tasting of wines from Brassfield Estate Winery from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit FARM Davis. FARM Davis reclaims public space to build community, provides services for underserved and transient populations and rehabilitates […]

‘Love at First Bite’ showcases Davis Farmers Market

Saying thanks What: Film premiere and Watermelon Awards, presented to people and organizations who have championed the Davis Farmers Market When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 Where: Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St., downtown Davis Tickets: $10 on sale Friday at brownpapertickets.com Info: www.DavisFarmersMarket.org By Amanda C. Beck Davis locals, foodies and supporters of farmers markets will have […]

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Learn golf, vegetarian cooking in city classes

The city of Davis Community Services Department is offering two special interest classes for adults beginning next week: * Golf lessons: Beginning and intermediate level golfers ages 18 and older can learn the game from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 2-18, at Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive. The fee is $90, […]

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Try Holly’s Hill for delicious summer Rhone varietals

I’m sure you’ve had the experience of hearing a new word or hearing about a writer or a band or a restaurant and suddenly it comes at you from everywhere. My most recent instance: Mary and John, regulars at Monticello’s Tuesday wine-tastings, had been raving about Holly’s Hill Vineyards outside of Placerville. They liked Holly’s […]

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2011 Yolo fair entries sought from home winemakers

The organizers of the 11th annual Yolo County Fair Amateur Winemaker competition are seeking entries for the event, which runs Aug. 17-21 in Woodland. Entry forms are due to the fair offices, 1125 East St. in Woodland, by Friday, Aug 5. Entry forms can be found on the fair’s website, www.yolocountyfair.com or by calling the […]

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Garden pests, rain effects

We get questions. In the flower garden: Something is eating the flowers of my geraniums and petunias! Geranium budworm is a caterpillar, the larva of a moth, which eats flower buds, petals and leaves of common geraniums, petunias, callibrachoas and related plants. It is hard to spot because it turns the color of what it […]

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