Walk with Warren through redbud collection

All are welcome join Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for a noontime exploration of the Arboretum’s Warren G. Roberts Redbud Collection on Wednesday, March 12. The group will meet at the Arboretum Headquarters (the Valley Oak Cottage on La Rue Road) and walk from noon to […]

March 04, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Storytime focuses on expedition to Africa

Families can take a safari to Africa on Sunday with a free, outdoor read­ing program at the UC Davis Arboretum. Visitors will explore the stories and nature of Africa in the Acacia Grove. All ages are welcome. The group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Arboretum Headquarters; activities will move to 146 […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Saturday’s program is all things acacia

Visitors to the UC Davis Arboretum at 2 p.m. Saturday will enjoy an early-spring display of yellow blossoms on a guided tour of the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove. The grove features more than 50 different acacias from around the world. The free tour meets at the Putah Creek Lodge. Parking is free and available […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

CommuniCare, Lunden celebrate 35 years

By John Bonner CommuniCare Health Centers’ Lorraine Lunden has been working with patients and knowing she is making a difference in their lives for more than three decades. She is CommuniCare’s longest-tenured employee and, in December, marked her 35th anniversary — the only staff member to reach this milestone. The CommuniCare Health Centers faculty recognizes […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Breast cancer support group hears about lymphedema

Amy Flinn will discuss “Lymphedema: Risk Reduction and Treatment” at the Breast Cancer Open Door educational program at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10. Flinn, of Motion Recovery Physical Therapy in Sacramento, will talk about ways to reduce risk of lymphedema and methods of treating lymphedema. The program, sponsored by the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund, will take place at […]

March 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Judges lead Beronio’s campaign team

The Janene Beronio for Judge 2014 Committee has announced its leadership team. Judge Steve Mock is the campaign chairman and Judges Dave Rosenberg and Dan Maguire will serve as senior advisers. Mock, the longest-serving judge on the Yolo Superior Court, has announced his retirement; his is the open seat that has attracted four candidates, including […]

February 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Sprouts and Roots’ is theme of Waldorf School’s benefit dinner

The Davis Waldorf School, a not-for-profit school for children from preschool to eighth grade, will hold its annual benefit dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, with a farm-to-fork theme called “Sprouts & Roots.” This sustainable event will celebrate the bounty of California’s Central Valley in the setting of Woodland’s Heidrick Ag History […]

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

California gas tax drops

CULVER CITY (AP) — The state Board of Equalization voted Tuesday to reduce a gasoline tax by 3.5 cents per gallon — but that doesn’t mean consumers will see a dip at the pump. The board approved lowering the excise tax rate on non-diesel fuel from 39.5 cents to 36 cents for the fiscal year […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis apartment community leads the way in waste diversion

An apartment complex on Olive Drive has taken the lead in waste diversion, one banana peel at a time. The Arbors Apartments, 1280 Olive Drive, is the first apartment community in Yolo County to participate in a municipal food scrap collection program. Last fall, several Arbors residents contacted property manager Karen Mattis and expressed their […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Insomnia, weight gain, failing memory: Could your design choices be to blame?

“Insomnia, Weight Gain and Failing Memory” is Deborah Burnett’s topic when she speaks from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday as part of the University Farm Circle Speakers Series. The program will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road in West Davis. Admission is $10. Burnett asks listeners to face the cold, hard […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hattie Weber Museum gets piggy, too

The Hattie Weber Museum will join the Davis Farmers Market’s Pig Day celebration on Saturday by showing off dozens of pigs in all colors, shapes, sizes and materials (except flesh) from the collection of senior docent Roberta Stevenson, along with an exhibit featuring the history and breeds of pigs in North America. Visitors to the […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Public Defender’s Office raises money for local homeless shelter

Fourth & Hope, Woodland’s only cold-weather shelter for the homeless, is the beneficiary of a recently concluded clothing drive organized by the Yolo County Public Defender’s Office. Everything collected was sold by the pound to California Clothing Recyclers and 100 percent of the proceeds went directly to the shelter, whose mission is to change lives […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Take a Davis history tour on Saturday

Local historian Gerri Adler will lead a walking tour of historical downtown Davis at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Adler grew up in Davis and has personal stories (ask her about the Brinley fish pond) as well as a wealth of information on the downtown area’s past. The tour starts and ends at the Hattie […]

March 25, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: Mother Falcon, mariachi and elections, oh my!

Last month, I wrote about the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court’s ruling on net neutrality, placing it in context of a landscape in which media consolidation has diminished relevant content for consumers while driving up prices. Soon after, news of Comcast’s bid to buy out Time-Warner surfaced, and this week, Netflix paid Comcast an undisclosed sum […]

February 27, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,