County says September is Food Literacy Month

September will be declared Food Literacy Month in Yolo County, thanks to action taken last week by the Board of Supervisors. A Food Literacy Fair is planned Sept. 14 at the Woodland Farmers Market. “I’m thrilled to help bring Food Literacy Month to Yolo County,” said Supervisor Jim Provenza of Davis. “It’s hard to believe […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Tasting Fair set Saturday at Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op will host a Healthy Summer Tasting Fair from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the store, 620 G St. Shoppers are invited to meet guests and try samples, including 3 Buddhas Coconut Water, Aura Cacia, The Philosopher’s Almond Butter, V-Dog (outside) and Oregon’s Wild Harvest. The Tasting Fair will feature a […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sahaya garage sale is Saturday

A fundraising garage sale will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 612 C St. in Davis to benefit Sahaya International, a nonprofit headquartered in Davis. Koen Van Rompay, a UC Davis researcher, founded Sahaya more than a decade ago to help impoverished women and AIDS orphans in India. More than 300 Davis […]

August 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis author’s book available for free

Davis author Eileen Rendahl is re-releasing her first novel, “Petals on the Pillow,” for Kindle. The book has been out of print and difficult to find for many years. It will be available as a free download at Amazon.com this Tuesday through Saturday. “Petals on the Pillow” is a contemporary gothic romance about a young […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kids’ murals convey environmental themes

Two murals created by local children at last year’s Cool Davis Festival are on exhibit at Davis City Hall to promote this year’s event, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 12, in Central Park. The murals are themed “Protect Our Bugs” and “Kids Want to Know What is in Our Food,” created with assistance from the […]

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD to host Spanish-language health event

The UC Davis Health System will hold its sixth annual free public Spanish Mini-Medical School for middle-aged and older adults and caregivers from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the UC Davis MIND Institute. The event provides an opportunity for Spanish speakers to learn about health issues in their native language from […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Teen found safe in Idaho; alleged abductor killed

CASCADE, Idaho (AP) — A man suspected of killing a California woman and her young son before fleeing with her 16-year-old daughter was killed in the Idaho wilderness Saturday, and the teen was found safe, authorities said. James Lee DiMaggio, 40, was killed at the north end of Morehead Lake, San Diego County Sheriff William […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Crews searching for missing investigator find body

OAKLAND (AP) — Authorities made a grim discovery after finding a woman’s body near a Northern California park during an extensive search for a missing federal investigator. As crews searched for 50-year-old Sandra Coke, Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said the body has not been identified and was taken by the Alameda County coroner late […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Watch artists at work

Artist John Natsoulas surveys the prep table Saturday as members of his team bring a huge downtown Davis scene to life on the west-facing wall of the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. The mural, funded by a donation from Dave Rosenberg, will encompass four panels depicting a street scene in Davis, with a juxtaposition of […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cannery project enters home stretch

After almost a decade of visioning, public outreach, delay, withdrawal, revival, planning and fine-tuning, The Cannery project and the ConAgra team behind the proposal appear only months away from leaping over their final hurdle in developing the housing project.

If the final design receives the blessing from a majority of the City Council in October, it would allow the food corporation to build its long-pursued neighborhood in North Davis.

In the nine years since the residential neighborhood was first imagined …

Authors’ topics vary from nut bread to climate change

Here’s a look at a selection of new works by UC Davis authors — and one book about one of UCD’s best-known art professors: * “Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen” by Judith Newton (Perfect Paperback, $16.95, 322 pages). Already an accomplished writer of fiction and nonfiction, Newton illustrates in this memoir how […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Three weeks left for Sutter market

Only three weeks remain for the Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market, brings farm-fresh food to West Davis every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 29. The market is held at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place, and features produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. […]

August 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hays Truck Museum is moving to Reno

The Hays Antique Truck Museum is leaving Woodland moving to Reno, says Rich Jenness, president of the board of the Heidrick Ag History Center, where the museum is co-located now, at 1962 Hays Lane. “The Heidrick Ag History Center will be sorry to see them go,” Jenness says, “but it is also an excellent opportunity […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis police warn of local solicitor scam

Davis police are warning the public about a possible scam involving solicitors who claim to help underprivileged kids, but appear to be stealing from their donors instead. According to Lt. Glenn Glasgow, the Police Department received complaints in June and July from two residents who reported being the victims of fraud. Both said they were […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,