Garden Doctor: Why won’t my bunny grass thrive?

Upcoming events * UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale, Sept. 29-Oct. 14; visit for more information * Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, featuring Halloween-themed entertainment, a pumpkin patch, a scarecrow contest, plant sales and exhibits. * Heidrick Ag History Center Pumpkin Smash and Bash, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27; visit […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Body ID’d as that of missing UCD student

Human remains discovered Friday near an East Sacramento park are that of a UC Davis student missing since June, Sacramento police and coroner’s officials have confirmed. Linnea Noel Lomax, 19, was last seen on the afternoon of June 26, walking away from an outpatient mental-health clinic on Howe Avenue in East Sacramento. “We have just […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Now we can book a date with an e-book

Curled up with a good e-book lately? Many of your neighbors have, although they still prefer the real thing by a large margin.

At the Stephens Branch Library in Davis, about 2,000 e-books and audio stories are checked out each month. That seems like a lot of books, but it’s only about 1 percent of the total number of titles that pass through the library’s check-out system each month, said librarian Crista Cannariato.

Many readers don’t know e-books are an option. A Pew Research Center report released in June said 62 percent of those 16 and older don’t know if their libraries offer e-books.

Class offers support for victims of domestic violence

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County will offer an eight-week class for adult women who have experienced domestic violence as a child or adult. The class will meet from 6 to 7:20 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 19. Pre-registration is required; call the SADVC therapy line at 530-665-5332. “The group will explore […]

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Clean up Yolo’s waterways on Saturday

Volunteers in Yolo County will join environmentalists across the state in the 28th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, the largest volunteer trash cleanup in the world. Work parties are planned from 9 a.m. to noon at several sites in Yolo County. This statewide event will take place at more than 800 locations around […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yes on Prop. 37 lawn signs available

Supporters of Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically engineered food, may pick up lawn signs at the Davis Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For more information about the measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, visit

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Gibson Writers Group will meet Monday

The Gibson House Writers, a monthly group for writers of fiction and nonfiction, welcomes new members. The next meeting is from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Gibson House museum, 512 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Writers will read their work and receive feedback. The group is sponsored by the Yolo County Historical Museum. […]

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Habit Burger supports suicide crisis services

The Habit Burger Grill in downtown Davis will support suicide prevention services by donating 20 percent of purchases made Monday to Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County. The restaurant is in the Davis Commons shopping center at First and E streets. Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the World Health […]

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Nugget scrip program aids suicide prevention services

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County has enrolled in Nugget Market and Food4Less’ scrip program. Those interested in participating should request a scrip card for either store or both, then visit the Nugget website (following instructions on the card) and register their card. Thereafter, simply show the cashier the scrip card at checkout […]

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Co-op, FARM sponsor Weed & Wine (not that kind of weed)

In partnership with the Davis Food Co-op, the K Street FARM will host Davis’ first “weed dating” evening — Weed & Wine — an alternative form of speed dating followed by wine-tasting for singles. The Weed & Wine takes place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the K Street FARM. Female participants will receive […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Cool Davis Festival sponsorships still available

There is still time to sponsor the Cool Davis Festival, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, alongside the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The festival is designed to engage the community in smart, money-saving, “cool” solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Levels of […]

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Saylor meets constituents at Peet’s

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor will hold “office hours” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday at Peet’s Coffee and Tea, 231 E St. in downtown Davis. He will be available to hear community concerns and field questions about county issues and operations. Saylor may be reached on Yolo County business at [email protected] or 530-757-5557.

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Second Street Food Rodeo planned Sept. 21

Some of the best street food vendors from the Sacramento region will gather for the second Street Food Rodeo from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Sixth and G streets in downtown Davis. “At the last rodeo, we ran out of food so fast before the party even started,” a news release said. […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Mental health first-aid class planned

The next Yolo County mental health first-aid training is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 19-20, at the Yolo County Health and Mental Health Building, 137 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The 12-hour course is designed to teach members of the public how to help someone who is developing a mental […]

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