Cooking classes focus on breakfast, Mediterranean dishes

The city of Davis will serve up two classes to keep participants eating right. The cost for each class is $20, plus a $15 materials fee payable at the time of registration. Both classes runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The “Breakfast and Brunch” class on Tuesday, […]

Older Adult Community Fair on Aug. 28

The Mary L. Stephens Branch of the Yolo County Library welcomes older adults to the first Older Adult Community Fair on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the library, 315 East 14th St., Davis. Community, creativity, lifelong learning, financial security, health, caring for an elderly family member, productive […]

Future subscribers: Henry David Madsen

Andrew Gregory Madsen and Megan Elizabeth Madsen, both of Berkeley, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Henry David Madsen. He was born on July 21, 2011, in Berkeley. He weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces. His mother is a teacher. His father, a 2001 graduate of Davis High School, 2005 graduate of New York […]

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Future subscribers: Peyton Beau Pedroia

Brett and Heather Pedroia are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Peyton Beau Pedroia, born a Boston Red Sox fan on Aug. 7, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. He joins his sisters, Nyah, 10, and Ava, 5. His grandparents are Guy and Debbie Pedroia and Jeff […]

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Meares-Schrabeck engagement

Lisa Meares of Sausalito and  Randy Schrabeck of Carmel Valley are engaged to be married on Sept. 4, 2011, in Monterey. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ann and Claude Meares of Davis. She graduated from Davis High School in 1982 and earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis and is employed as the managing director […]

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Olson-Sluis wedding

Elizabeth Ann Olson and Daniel Craig Sluis, both of Chico, were married on May 7, 2011, in Chico. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Kathy Olson of Chico. She is a behavior tutor and has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from California State University, Chico. The groom is the son of Bill and […]

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Memories inspire new look at old recipes

My job at the Davis Food Co-op is best described as “food, kids and parties.” I organize the cooking classes at our Teaching Kitchen, arrange for visits to schools and community centers, plan events at our store and in the community and generally feed everyone I see. It’s a fine job, and one I’m very […]

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Couple make a difference half a world away

Ever since he was born, Venyei Angshing had been chosen to do great things for his home village of Yongam in Nagaland, India. It was prophesied by a local church leader that Angshing would be “different” and one day give back to his village. As a young child, Venyei did not know he would later […]

Free class open to all local foodies

Chef Judi will help local residents master their culinary adventures at a free workshop demonstrating how to effectively use kitchen gadgets and read recipes. The class runs from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, in the Davis Ace Hardware Housewares Building at Third and G streets in downtown Davis. For more information, call (530) […]

Redbud tree, tomato hornworms prompt questions

Question: I’ve been growing an Eastern redbud in a large pot on our somewhat-shady deck. It is nearly six feet tall, and now it is dropping all its leaves, but has no pests. We water it regularly so the soil is usually slightly moist. What’s wrong? How can we fix the situation? Answer: The Eastern […]

Spend a Day in the Country for Yolo Land Trust

The Yolo Land Trust’s signature fundraiser — A Day in the Country — will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Park Winters, the 1865 Victorian house on the historic George Washington Scott Ranch, at 27850 County Road 26, just north of Winters. The event highlights the diverse and bountiful farmland […]

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Woodland festival celebrates ‘Year of the Tomato’

Take a bite What: Fourth annual Woodland Tomato Festival, featuring a restaurant salsa competition, Top Tomato Chef contest, public tomato tasting, live entertainment, children’s activities and a farmers market When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Freeman Park, Sixth and Main streets in downtown Woodland WOODLAND — On a recent sunny summer morning, a […]

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Enjoy music, pizza, wine at Happy Thursday

Visitors to Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday event this week will enjoy tuns by the Muke Justis Band and a slice from the Caffé Italia pizza oven while they sip discounted wine by the glass. Rominger West is at 4602 Second St. in Davis. Happy Thursday runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Justis, a singer/songwriter […]

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In search of yummy low-alcohol wines

Sylvie, almost 4, a Berkeley resident, likes to pretend she has broken a limb. I’m the doctor. Treatment consists of a round of imaginary herbs, some faux acupuncture and a bandage (or two or three). As soon as she recovers (this usually takes about 30 seconds), she becomes the doctor, and I feign a dislocated […]

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