Fencing: Check out your options

By Tawny Maya McCray Creators.com There are many reasons to put fences up in your yard. They allow you to enjoy your outdoor areas and often are used to provide a sense of privacy or security or to enclose pets and small children. And although there are a number of options, styles and materials to […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A new spin on ceiling fans: Bigger style and smaller energy bills

By Eric Christensen Creators.com Installing a ceiling fan is an easy, inexpensive project that just about any homeowner can tackle. Ceiling fans are a great way to add personal style to a room. And by making your home more energy-efficient, this small investment of time and money can create year-round savings on your power bill. […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Here’s how to add an extra room over a garage

By Pat Logan Creators.com Dear Pat: I need some additional living space for my family and for an apartment in which my parents will live someday. I was thinking of adding a room above my two-car garage. Is this a feasible project, and how should I design it? — Jen D. Dear Jen: It certainly […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Meet Parrella at Cloud Forest Café

City Council candidate Daniel Parrella will discuss the proposed sales tax increase on the June 3 ballot at a gathering Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Cloud Forest Café, 222 D St. Suite 10. Members of the public are welcome to come and discuss other issues as well. Parrella may be reached at 530-219-5998 […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCs dip in world reputation ranking

UC Davis dropped out of the top 50 and most of its sister campuses also nosed downward in Times Higher Education’s annual world reputation rankings. UCD fell into the 51-60 band from 48th, continuing a four-year slide. UCD stood 44th in 2012 and 38th in 2011, the first year the magazine’s rankings were published. Also in […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Davis announces campaign leaders, fundraiser

Davis City Council candidate Robb Davis has announced his campaign leadership team: Richard Livingston is the campaign chair and Mont Hubbard is the treasurer. All are welcome at Davis’ fundraiser, which will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Valente Room of the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The event, […]

March 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Microbes to battle in space

By Sam Wood PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Forget about the Olympics in Sochi and the puffy peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. There’s a sporting event soon to get underway where the players will face off in a venue out of this world. The athletes are microbes, microscopic organisms the likes of bacteria and fungi. They’ll be […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Water, water, everywhere: Features add a focal point to any lawn or garden

By Chelle Cordero Creators.com Add an intriguing focal point to your lawn, garden, entryway or even a wall in your home with one of the many varieties of water features. Water features can be freestanding birdbaths, fountains, hanging wall fountains, cascading falls, koi ponds or even pools. Ideally, your water addition will have running water […]

March 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davisites will car-pool to anti-fracking event in Sacramento

Yolo MoveOn invites all to attend the Don’t Frack California rally in Sacramento on Saturday, March 15, from noon to 2:30 p.m. on the lawn of the state Capitol. Fracking — hydraulic fracturing — requires the use of vast amounts of water mixed with toxic chemicals to break up shale and release oil. This process […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Volunteers get ready to dig in along Yolo slough

Putah Creek Council and Yolo Resource Conservation District are seeking community volunteers to help plant several hundred native shrubs and groundcovers to help prevent erosion, improve water quality and provide wildlife habitat along Cottonwood Slough, a natural waterway near Madison in central Yolo County. Two volunteer shifts are planned on Saturday, March 15, from 9:30 […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Retirees to hear update on when not to burn

Tom Hall, public information officer for the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, will explain what the district does, how it does it and why it issues “don’t light tonight” alerts at Tuesday’s meeting of Golden Harvest Chapter 2139 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. The group will meet at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Take a dip in a cultural melting pot at DHS

Check it out What: Davis High School World Language Fair When: Noon-3:30 p.m. Saturday Where: South Gym and Quad, Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Admission: Free Once a year, the Davis High School campus opens its doors and transforms into a melting pot of diverse cultures with the annual World Language Fair. Held […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Environmental group backs Krovoza

The California League of Conservation Voters has announced it will endorse Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza in the 4th District Assembly race. “It’s easy to find candidates who give lip service to environmental causes, but it is much harder to find those — like Joe — who have taken strong actions that make a real difference,” […]

March 06, 2014 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Woodland man pleads guilty in federal child-porn case

A Woodland man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges Tuesday, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Kyle Michael Hall, 24, also could be fined as much as $250,000 for the conviction, which was triggered by his arrest for trying to kidnap a woman in a […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,