What’s happening for youths

Today The Golden Valley 4H club will hold its first meeting of the school year at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive. For more information, contact Claire Phillips at [email protected] Families of boys in grades 1-4 are invited to learn more about Cub Scouts at an information meeting from […]

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Rec Report: Fall schedule offers something for everyone

By Carrie Dyer I am conflicted about summer ending and the school year starting. On the one hand, I miss waking the kids up, having them throw on their swim suits, shorts and flip flops and sending them off to various summer camps and activities for the day. On the other hand, trying to keep […]

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ARC business center informs public of passport changes

The UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center’s business center plans extended hours Saturday as part of “Passport Day in the USA,” a U.S. State Department outreach effort to inform the public about travel document changes and accept passport applications. The center, on the lobby level of the ARC, will be open from 10 a.m. to […]

Amigos volunteers get as much as they give

Facts about Amigos de las Americas 1. Years in operation: 46 2. Volunteers fielded: 24,383 3. Vaccinations given: 7,917,580 4. Trees planted: 288,958 5. Countries served: 8 (Panama, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, Dominican Republic). Source: Amigos de las Americas, http://www.amigoslink.org Nicole Desideri’s first trip out of the country wasn’t a family trip […]

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Gardeners will hear from an expert

“Incorporating Sustainable Practices Into Your Fall/Winter Gardening” is the topic of a talk by a University of California Master Gardener at 9 a.m. Saturday at Grace Garden in Davis. “Come learn about fall and winter gardening and easy changes you can make that have a solid impact on the garden and the environment,” a news […]

From the ground up: Fall fruit chutneys

Making homemade chutney, like other lost kitchen arts is experiencing a revival. Chutneys are essentially fruit pickles, that often include vegetables and spices as well, and they are used as a condiment. A staple in India, there chutneys are typically cooked long and slow. The fruit cooks down to a dark, dense, mass. In English […]

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Garden Doctor: How can I save my persimmons?

Question: My Fuyu persimmon has a decent crop of fruit on it, but they are dropping prematurely. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? Persimmons are good shade trees and your Fuyu persimmon is a good choice for our Sacramento Valley. Persimmons prefer full sun and tolerate many soil types but require good […]

Deadline nears for ‘Davis Children’s Nutcracker’ applications

Calling all prospective dancing cats, tumbling clowns, mischievous mice and sparkling snowflakes — it’s time to apply for the 35th annual “Davis Children’s Nutcracker.” All children ages 6 through 12 are invited to apply to participate in this lively and enchanting Davis holiday tradition. Applicants must be 6 years old by Nov. 28. The city […]

Future subscribers: Grant ‘Parker’ Waring

Laurel DeLapp Waring and Grant Waring of Benicia are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Grant “Parker” Waring. He was born on May 1, 2011, at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. His mother is an advance practice nurse currently staying home. His father is a […]

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Food Co-op hosts Eat Local Fair on Sept. 23

The Davis Food Co-op,  620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a parking lot party to celebrate local food providers — those within 100 miles of Davis — from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Guests will enjoy samples and get to meet the people who produce their food, including Rancho Llano Seco, […]

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Name droppers: Rosenberg appointed to new judicial group

Yolo Superior Court Presiding Judge David Rosenberg was appointed by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to a new working group to develop rules of parliamentary procedure for Judicial Council meetings. Justice Harry Hull will chair the working group which reports to the Judicial Council’s Rules and Projects Committee. Parliamentary procedure refers to the set of rules and ethics that govern […]

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Future subscribers: Margaret Grace Loscutoff

Vasiliy and Melissa Loscutoff of Davis are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Margaret Grace Loscutoff. She was born on Aug. 23, 2011, at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Her father is a pharmacist. Her mother is a homemaker. Her grandparents are Scott and Nancy Agee of […]

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Patterson-Wecker wedding

Karen Patterson and Eric Wecker, both of Davis, were married on Aug. 6, 2011, at North Lake Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. The couple met at Davis High School 14 years ago and started dating again 18 months ago. The bride is the daughter of Betty K. Patterson of Davis and the late Hugh A. […]

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Wineaux: Earth, grapes and guests get fair play in Fair Play

You’ve probably seen Brian Fitzpatrick (of the big white beard) and his fermented products at the Davis Farmers Market. For years I’d admired the display of his wines, but until recently I hadn’t actually tasted any. Now I have — and I’m happy to report that they’re delicious. I’m also happy to report that they’re […]