It takes a village …

Platters of heirloom tomatoes like these colorful fruits will be served family-style at the ninth annual Village Feast, which begins at noon Saturday, Aug. 24, in Davis’ Central Park. Tickets are $75 per person in advance, and are available at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St.; online at and at the Davis Farmers […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

House OKs farm bill, minus food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed Thursday a scaled-down version of a massive farm bill, putting off a fight over food stamp spending and giving Republican leaders a victory after a decisive defeat on the larger bill last month. The GOP leaders scrambled to get the bill to the floor and gather enough votes after […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Garamendi levee measure voted down

Rep. John Garamendi failed to collect enough votes for an amendment to the fiscal 2014 Energy-Water Development Bill that would have sunk more money into strengthening the region’s levees. Garamendi’s amendment would have increased Army Corps of Engineers funding for levee projects by $100 million. The House rejected the measure by a vote of 253-170. It approved […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in U.S. Congress | Tagged ,

Duck drawing workshop lands at Explorit

Aspiring wildlife artists will have a chance to participate in special duck-drawing workshops with Sabreena Britt of the California Waterfowl Association at Explorit Science Center on Saturday, July 20. Britt will host four 30-minute workshops at 1, 1:45, 2:30 and 3:15 p.m. The California Waterfowl Association is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to conserving California’s wetlands […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Financial advisers collect school supplies for Davis kids

The six Edward Jones financial advisers in Davis are supporting the Davis Bridge Educational Foundation and local students by using their branch offices as drop-off locations for a school supplies drive. Local residents and businesses may help by bringing items to the Edward Jones branch offices during regular business hours between July 15 and Aug. […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Help needed for project to remember John and Sabrina

Local residents who wish to remember John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves in a tangible way are invited to contribute to a Warm Remembrance Family Play Area to be built in Redwood Park on Anderson Road. Riggins used to play in the park as a young child and Gonsalves worked there as a summer playground leader. […]

August 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis author tells the tales of K-9 and partner

One might say Adam Russ traveled a good distance to get back to where he was always supposed to be.

Russ was a writer in his early days — in high school and college — but his education and career trajectory took him in other directions: a master’s degree in economics, several years serving in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, working as an economist in Washington, D.C., and teaching math, first at a middle school in West Baltimore, and later at Esparto High School.

There was much he loved along that journey — particularly his time teaching in hardscrabble West Baltimore — but a move to Davis, and its welcoming …

Health System recognized for use of information technology

The UC Davis Health System has been named to Hospitals & Health Networks’ 15th annual “Most Wired” list, based on a survey of how hospitals use information technology. This is the third straight year that UCD has earned the designation. It is one of 14 California facilities or institutions to do so. Others include Kaiser […]

July 16, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UC Davis lauded for LGBT patient care

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has named the UC Davis Medical Center a “leader in LGBT health care equality” for the third year running. The HRC, the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization, named a record 464 facilities and institutions to its 2013 list, or 74 percent of those that participated in its report. […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Budding artists

Art teacher Mary Kaltenbach wanted her young students to get up close and personal with nature. However, rising temperatures made spending time out in a field a bit of a challenge, so she brought nature indoors on Tuesday. Kaltenbach placed sunflowers along with paints and supplies on the tables in the Davis Montessori Country Day […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Summer flea markets continue on Olive Drive

The Davis summer flea markets continue on Sundays, July 28 and Aug. 25, at 946 Olive Drive. The flea market features art, performances — Rita Hosking and Animal Spirits – and vintage goods. There also are activities for all ages, including ping pong, a bounce house and a community mural project. To be a vendor […]

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

Math whizzes can stretch their brains at free family activity

A Summer Family Math workshop will run from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Families are welcome to join in building marble pyramids and cube towers. “Drop in for a while and put your algebraic thinking skills to work at centers […]

July 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fundraising dinner benefits Cabrillo Civic Club

On Saturday, Aug. 24, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will present its Cabrillo Man with a Pan fundraising dinner at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $15 per person. Wine is included with dinner and there will be a no-host bar. […]

July 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bingo games Sunday aid in fight against cancer

Odd Fellows Bingo is back on Sunday. All proceeds this month will benefit the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life, which funds research to find cures for cancer. Doors open at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., at noon on Sunday and play begins at 1 p.m. Typically, 14 games are played in […]

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,