Corner of Third and G streets on path to demolition

Learn more Who: Davis Planning Commission When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Community Chambers, 23 Russell Blvd. Everything seems ready to go for the wrecking ball. The plan is to demolish a one-story building on the southwest corner of Third and G streets downtown and build a two-story split between businesses and offices. The plan meets […]

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

Even flamingos need annual checkups

Kate Gustavsen, a staff veterinarian from the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, examines a flamingo’s eyes last week at the Sacramento Zoo. UCD veterinarians, residents and staff joined zoo vets and staff, all under the guidance of Ray Wack, the zoo’s head veterinarian and the hospital’s chief of the zoological medicine, for the annual […]

March 04, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Jackson (No. 044525), an 8-year-old neutered male Labrador retriever mix who needs training and would do best with an experienced dog owner with no young children. Also hoping for a good home […]

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Woodland Christian School hosts information meeting Thursday

Woodland Christian School will host an informational meeting for prospective students and their parents at 6 p.m. Thursday at the campus, 1787 Matmor Road in Woodland. Pizza will be provided. WCS, established in 1974, offers an educational opportunity for children from preschool through 12th grade. Students come to WCS for many reasons, a news release […]

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Birding trip to Yuba County rescheduled for Sunday

The Yolo Audubon Society has rescheduled its bird-watching trip to Yuba County’s rice-growing area with its large populations of wintering waterfowl, shorebirds and ibis. The free field trip will take place Sunday and also will include a tour of grasslands and foothills to look for raptors and other open-country species. If time and weather permit, […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cancer treatment expert will speak March 10

Patricia R. Wheeler, author of the recently published book, “Cancer: How to Make Survival Worth Living — Coping With Long-Term Effects of Cancer Treatment,” will be the guest speaker at the March 10 meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group. Wheeler, a Woodland Community College adjunct professor of philosophy who wrote her book in […]

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For these teens, necessity is the mother of creativity

It was the Saturday of Presidents Day weekend in February and Gwyn Bruch was facing a tough decision.

The longtime Davis High School drama teacher had scheduled a full day of rehearsals for the Monday holiday, when students from Davis and Da Vinci high schools would be preparing for the annual spring play scheduled to open in less than a month at the Brunelle Performance Hall.

Auditions had already been held, roles long since cast, and students were busy memorizing their lines, preparing the set, even selling tickets.

Year-round edibles presentation set by Shor

The Davis Permaculture Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Conference Room at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. All are welcome to hear a presentation about year-around harvesting from edible landscaping. Don Shor, owner of Redwood Barn Nursery, will share his knowledge about sustainable growing practices for growing perennial and annual […]

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Sierra Club leaders will meet March 13

The Management Committee of the local Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the home of Pam Nieberg, 3010 Loyola Drive in Davis. The agenda will include discussions of oil rail car traffic through Davis and updates on the status of the proposed wind turbine at the […]

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Women’s History Month luncheon starts at 11 a.m.

The starting time for the Yolo County Women’s History Month Luncheon — scheduled for Thursday at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland — will be 11 a.m., not 11:30 a.m., as was publicized. The Women’s History Month committee apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. The luncheon is sold […]

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Duo’s ‘positive vibes’ music featured at Sunday service

The musical talents of Narayan and Janet will be featured at Sunday’s noon service at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. “Music for peace, goodwill and the celebration of life” is how the couple describe their sound. Their “positive vibes” music lifts and transforms energy in concert venues and private gatherings […]

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Cahill talks about air quality at emeriti series

The nation and the world have made enormous strides in improving air quality in the 20th century. However, new research is arising that challenges the conventional wisdom and throws into question current air quality regulations for the 21st century. UC Davis professor emeritus Tom Cahill will present examples from as close as your kitchen and […]

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Purim Carnival celebrates freedom with fun

Congregation Bet Haverim presents its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 16, at the synagogue, and the public is invited to join in the fun. Bet Haverim is at 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The carnival will be open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Approximately two dozen games and activities for children of all […]

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Workshop targets ideas for Richards underpass improvements

Potential improvements to the Richards Boulevard underpass from Olive Drive to First Street are the subject of a public meeting planned for Saturday, March 15, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. The meeting will run from 1 to 3 p.m. The city of Davis is partnering with three local business […]

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