Celebrate the tomato at Aug. 10 Woodland festival

The sixth annual Woodland Tomato Festival will celebrate this ubiquitous local fruit, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Woodland. To accommodate its growing popularity, the festival moves to Main Street, with activities centered at Heritage Plaza at Second and Main. Attendees will enjoy tomato and salsa tastings, an expanded children’s activity area, […]

August 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tickets still available for Davis Village Feast

Picture this: a meal of fresh heirloom tomatoes, roasted vegetables and grilled lamb, served family-style to dozens of your closest friends under the sycamore trees in Davis’ Central Park. That’s the Village Feast, which returns for its ninth year at noon Saturday, Aug 24, to benefit local farm to school programs. Tickets are $75 per person in […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Citywide festival celebrates all things beer

A weeklong celebration of Davis’ beer culture, highlighting and promoting the community’s thriving craft beer culture begins Monday and continues through Sunday, Aug. 25. The inaugural Davis Beer Week, organized by de Vere’s Irish Pub and Sudwerk Brewery, will take place at various venues in and around downtown Davis. This seven-day citywide festival aims to […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ag plastic can be recycled instead of dumped

Yolo County growers now have an environmentally and economically sustainable way to recycle plastic agricultural waste, thanks to a partnership between Yolo County and Encore Farming Solutions. “As landfill fees are expensive at $45 per ton, we have partnered with Encore Farming Solutions to help our local growers avoid this cost,” said John Bencomo, director […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Make sure immunizations are up to date

It still feels like summer, but the start of the 2013-14 school year is just weeks away. On the first day of school, not only will children need a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast to ensure success, they also will need to be fully immunized. California state law requires that all children attending […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Snippets of energy news

Back in the old days, when you went to the movies, theaters often would show a double feature, and these two movies would be preceded by a cartoon and a newsreel. The double feature is long gone, as is the cartoon, and the newsreel has been replaced with about 20 minutes of previews of coming […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Locals gear up for Farmers Market Week

USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack has proclaimed Aug. 4-10 to be National Farmers Market Week throughout the country. The Davis Farmers Market will help locals celebrate in two ways: by hosting First 5 California’s Hands-On Health Express at the market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and by encouraging market fans and shoppers to […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Travel showcase planned at Woodland Senior Center

Are you interested in traveling? Do you want to travel in style and not have to worry about finding the best deals for airfare and hotels while visiting your must-see locations? All are welcome to attend a travel showcase at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

There’s no fowl play here

A dozen turkeys look like they’re lined up to enter the UC Davis Police Department, only to discover a sign reading “restricted access.” The turkeys headed across the street to the police station after searching for bugs on the lawn of Briggs Hall, home of the UCD department of entomology and nematology. Then they were off […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

High-tech gadgets add extra protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad every morning: Motion sensors on the wall and a monitor under the mattress one day might automatically alert you to early signs of trouble well before an elderly loved one gets sick or suffers a fall. Research is growing […]

August 02, 2013 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Facebook passes IPO price for 1st time since IPO

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s stock price has passed its $38 IPO price for the first time since its rocky initial public offering more than a year ago. Shares of Facebook Inc. are up 1.2 percent to $38.08 in morning trading Wednesday. The world’s biggest online social network has been on a roll since reporting […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

WikiLeaks case turns to sentencing

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Acquitted of the most serious charge against him, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning still faces up to 136 years in prison for leaking government secrets to the website WikiLeaks, and his fate rests with a judge who will begin hearing arguments Wednesday in the sentencing phase of the soldier’s court-martial. The […]

July 31, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

MoveOn gathers for Richmond protest Saturday

Yolo MoveOn invites local residents who are concerned about climate change to join more than 400 organizations in one of the largest climate justice protests in recent history on Saturday, as part of a national movement called Summer Heat. The march is a family-friendly event to say “no way” to tar sands and tracked crude […]

August 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Dementia series offered in Woodland

The Woodland Senior Center and Yolo Hospice are offering “Accepting the Challenge,” a four-part, in-depth series on dementia, designed to teach caregivers how to provide the best care for people with the disease. Sessions on “What is Dementia?” “Skill Building,” “Ways of Helping” and “Dealing with Problem Behaviors” are planned beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,