E-waste disposal will benefit global nonprofit

Tzu Chi Collegiate Association will host a free electronic waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Save Mart at Anderson Road and Hanover Drive. “Get rid of your old TV or broken monitor and make moving a lot easier,” a news release said. “You won’t even have […]

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

Tour Waldorf School on Wednesday

The Davis Waldorf School will offer one last tour before school starts, at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the campus at 3100 Sycamore Lane. Visitors will hear a general overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum and have an opportunity to peek into several classrooms. The tour, for adults only, will last about an hour and […]

August 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Barefoot on the Pitch raises money for Legacy Soccer

Leave your shoes at home or check them at the gate. It’s time for the annual Davis Legacy Soccer Barefoot on the Pitch adults-only fundraiser featuring live music, gourmet food trucks, cold beer, premium local wines, raffles, door prizes, games and a first-class silent auction. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. […]

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

Frerichs reflects on his first year in office

Davis City Councilman Lucas Frerichs will be the keynote speaker at the Davis Progressive Business Exchange’s lunch meeting at noon Wednesday, Aug. 21. The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Lamppost Pizza caters the luncheons. Frerichs will offer an overview of what it is like […]

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

Blessing of pets slated Sunday

A companion animal blessing will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Center for Spiritual Living, which meets at 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. This is the first of what is intended to be an annual ceremony conducted by Karen Vanderford, a licensed practitioner of Religious Science. The blessing will precede the regular Sunday service, […]

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

Community input sought on health issues

Healthy Yolo will host its second Community Open House event from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Yolo County Fair in Woodland. The Community Open House events include a walkthrough “tour” of the health status in Yolo County. Community members can then prioritize health issues important to them, express their views on their quality […]

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

Trio joins Sheriff Department

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto welcomed three new employees to the Sheriff’s Department in a July 29 badge-pinning ceremony. Deputies Dirk Leonard and Russell Olsen will be assigned to the Sheriff’s Department’s detention division, while crime-scene investigator Lauren Hartfield will be joining the agency’s CSI team. “I am proud to welcome these new members to […]

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

Fair box

What: Yolo County Fair When: 9 a.m. to midnight, through Sunday Where: Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave., Woodland Cost: Admission is free; parking is $5 Yolo Idol: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday on the West Stage Destruction Derby: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday ($20 admission) Kids’ Drawing: Register between 3 and 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Drawing begins […]

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

Nephew preserves his uncle’s passion for the past

By Lynn Underwood Scripps Howard News Service Peter Murlowski’s Uncle Isidore was eccentric. In 1959, he asked his brother, Henry Murlowski (Peter’s father), to build him a reproduction of a 1761 saltbox Colonial in New Brighton, Minn., nestled among the ramblers and split-levels. Over the years, Isidore, an antiques dealer, put a unique, Euro-style stamp […]

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Completely sustainable local company seeks to sustain the city’s beauty

Pedal Powered Landscaping, a sustainable local business founded by Evan Ware, is embarking on a crusade to beautify the city of Davis. Ware said his company aims to spruce up sites around the community, including high traffic areas, abandoned parking lots, local public gardens and other unmaintained public landscaping eyesores. He noted that his company […]

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

Summer decorating: Bring natural beauty to your home

By Mary Carol Garrity To embrace the blissful, mellow season of summer, I sweep through my home, gathering up winter’s rich, intricate layers and replacing them with light and breezy accents that let my rooms breathe. Giving your home a summer makeover can be as simple as weaving in a few key pieces of seasonal […]

June 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Use navy to anchor your home decor

By Mary Carol Garrity Scripps Howard News Service For as long as I can remember, I’ve been head over heels in love with the color blue. Cobalt? Be still my beating heart. Robin’s egg? Divine. Turquoise? Makes me swoon. But when it comes to navy, I have a personal weakness that borders on obsession. Navy […]

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Make your own chair-back covers

By Shari Hiller and Matt Fox Scripps Howard News Service Sometimes dining chairs don’t seem very welcoming or comfortable. In fact, wood-back chairs often aren’t very comfy and can cause a lovely dinner to be cut short. Well, never fear, a solution is here: chair-back covers. We wish we’d padded ours a bit, but that […]

August 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Here’s how to ‘grow’ a beautiful patio in the backyard

By Maureen Gilmer Scripps Howard News Service It’s easy to create a drop-dead-gorgeous outdoor area for summer gatherings. Whether you have a new landscape or are just sprucing up your old patio, deck or terrace, consider these dos and don’ts from the pros as to what and where to plant. * Don’t oversize plants. Designers […]

June 20, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,