Take a cue from natives on California plants

All are welcome to enjoy a family-friendly tour Saturday morning of the Native American Contemplative Garden at the UC Davis Arboretum and discover traditional uses for a variety of California plants. The group will meet at 11 a.m. at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center on the UCD campus. Free parking is available in the […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Batman is an 18-month to 2-year-old neutered male Basenji with perhaps a little something else thrown in. He’s just a little guy but he has a huge, friendly personality. Hopper is a 2-year-old neutered male purebred Rottweiler, who loves people, knows some obedience commands and is full of energy. He would do best in a […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Play fort installed at Davis boys’ home

Boys at Progress Ranch, a group home in Davis, are enjoying a play fort in their back yard, thanks to Davis Sunrise Rotary, the UC Davis chapter of Carpenters for Christ and other donors. The UCD volunteers traveled to Rocklin in mid-October to disassemble the play fort donated by the Jeffery Paylor family, formerly of […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Gratitude is the attitude for Gibson House Writers

Members of the Gibson House Writers group are invited to bring responses to the prompt “Gratitude for the Past and Present” when they meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23, at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Sponsored by the Gibson House and Yolo County Historical Museum, the group welcomes new members and visitors. The […]

November 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davisite named California’s labor secretary

David Lanier of Davis has been appointed secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency by Gov. Jerry Brown. Lanier replaces Marty Morgenstern, who has served as secretary since 2011. While Morgenstern is retiring, he will continue to serve the governor as a senior adviser without compensation. “Marty is a man steeped in the […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Libraries celebrate Native American Heritage Month

The Yolo County Library is recognizing Native American Heritage Month in November with an exhibit from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation on display at several branch libraries. Related film screenings are planned throughout the month. Films planned at the Stephens Branch Library in Davis, 315 E. 14th St., include “Thunderheart” (1992, rated R) at 1 […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fundraiser will help build a school in rural Ethiopia

On Saturday, the Davis community is invited to attend an Evening in Ethiopia, hosted by Bottles for Poverty, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and features a night of Ethiopian culture and entertainment. Admission is free to all, and dinner will be provided by the Queen […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Journalist speaks on the Middle East

UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies presents a public lecture by Roger Cohen, a columnist for the New York Times, on Monday, Nov. 25, in Ballroom B of the UCD Conference Center. A reception begins at 6 p.m., with the lecture, “Bitter Spring: The Middle East after its Revolution,” at 7 p.m. Cohen joined The New York […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Woodland school sets holiday boutique

Holy Rosary School in Woodland will hold its 11th annual Holiday Crafts and Gifts Boutique on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23. The Friday evening’s DeVine Pre-Show is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Wine enthusiasts and shoppers over the age of 21 will enjoy an […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: November fun, from Brownies to bonsai

Mark your calendars because November is going to be a busy month at Explorit Science Center. From a beginning bonsai workshop to a Brownie badge day and more, there will be something for everyone this month. Explorit’s first special event of November is a collaboration with Da Vinci High School science students for an evening […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Dine at Dos Coyotes to benefit DHS FFA

Who wants to cook dinner when you can eat at Dos Coyotes? On Tuesday between 5 and 9 p.m., the Davis High School Future Farmers of America Boosters will have a fundraiser at both the Dos Coyotes restaurants in Davis, at The Marketplace in North Davis and the Oakshade Town Center in South Davis. A […]

November 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Twitter stock opens up 73 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter’s stock debut up 73 above its IPO price, valuing Twitter at more than $31 billion. Twitter’s trading debut is the most highly anticipated since Facebook’s last year. Twitter will trade under the ticker symbol “TWTR.” Twitter priced the initial public offering of stock at $26 per share, valuing the company […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Company restocking lifts economic growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.8 percent annual rate from July through September, a surprising acceleration ahead of the 16-day partial government shutdown. But much of the strength came from a buildup in company stockpiling. Home construction also rose, and state and local governments spent at their fastest pace in four […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job. The FDA planned to announce Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to […]

November 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,