Veteran educator Pam Mari retires after 30 years in Davis schools

One aspect of working for three decades in the same school district is that eventually, you end up working alongside some of your former students after they become adults. It’s happened several times for Pam Mari. School board trustee Gina Daleiden was a student in Mari’s English class at Davis High school as a teenager. […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Book sale benefits Yolo County SPCA

Do you love to read books? Do you not love to read books but like to have a fancy book collection? Either way, you’re invited to visit the Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store’s annual book sale on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 920 Third St. in downtown Davis. Shoppers will […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Flag retirement ceremony set Saturday

“Give us your torn, tattered, worn and faded American flags,” says Yolo County veterans service officer Billy Wagster, “and we will ensure that the proper pomp and ceremony is performed to honor the retirement of these grand symbols of our heritage.” The Yolo County Veterans Coalition will host an American flag retirement ceremony at 9 […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: Summer’s starry starry nights

By Vinita Domier Warm summer nights make for ideal stargazing opportunities for backyard astronomers of all ages. Many celestial wonders can be enjoyed by the unaided eye in both dark and semi-dark environments. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, comprising billions of stars, is clearly visible overhead as a ribbon of milky white light spanning the […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Bastille Day Feast benefits Winters school lunch program

Bastille Day menu Appetizers Figs, summer fruit grilled with artisan cheese and copper pot jam Goat cheese roulade with basil, sundried tomatoes and rose peppercorns Assorted patés with grilled crostini Walnuts, sea salt, rosemary and olive oil Summer fruit fresca First Course Platters of fresh burrata cheese, with heirloom tomatoes, Extra virgin olive oil and […]

June 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Meet farmers, enjoy samples at Nugget Market

Nugget Market at the Oak Tree Plaza, 1414 E. Covell Blvd., will host a special “Local Love Fair” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Local food producers, farmers and vendors will be at the store, sharing information and offering product samples throughout the store. Nugget Markets, a locally owned and operated […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sign up by June 30 for discounted solar power

  The deadline is fast approaching to sign up for the Energy Benefits Yolo program, which offers those who live or work in the county a group-purchase discount for installing solar power and energy-efficiency measures in their homes. Interested homeowners use the program to pool their buying power and thereby secure significant discounts on solar […]

June 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Historical Society celebrates 50 years

The Yolo County Historical Society marks its 50th year from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Yolo County Historical Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Charter members and the public are cordially invited to attend. Special tours of the museum collections and the current exhibit featuring century-old womens’ organizations will precede a brief program […]

June 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Feel the beat all weekend at Davis Music Festival

That’s the ticket What: Davis Music Festival, featuring 65 bands; proceeds benefit the Davis School Arts Foundation When: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Where: 13 venues around downtown Davis Tickets: $25 in advance at Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; $30 at the door Info: For a complete schedule and map, visit Sixty-five bands. Thirteen venues. Nineteen […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Battle against cancer fought on two wheels

More than 800 bicyclists will fill the streets of Davis and the rural roads of Yolo and Solano counties this weekend as they ride up to 100 miles to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation. On Saturday and Sunday, the Livestrong Challenge activities will be focused on downtown’s Central Park. The riders will leave early […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Juneteenth celebration Saturday is designed for everyone

Local residents are invited to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at Davis’ Juneteenth festivities from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Admission is free. Juneteenth, which is short for June 19th, is a remembrance of that particular date in 1865. On that day, 2,000 […]

June 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Adult day health care supporters will meet

Friends of Adult Day Health Care will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 8, at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The public is welcome. The Friends are an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting adult day health care. The Friends helped create the Yolo Adult […]

June 30, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Stocks extend slide after Fed comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks and bonds extended their slide after the Federal Reserve said it could start scaling back its economic stimulus program later this year. Comments from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in a press conference prompted stock and bond markets to slump Wednesday, and the wave of selling continued in global markets Thursday. […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Homes evacuated as wildfire flares near Denver

EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) — Dozens of homes were evacuated near Denver as a wind-driven wildfire flared, one of many in the western states where hot and windy conditions were making it easy for the wild land blazes to start and spread. The fire in the foothills about 30 miles southwest of Denver forced evacuations Wednesday […]

June 20, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,