Prostate cancer treatment discussed

Michael J. McCarthy, chairman of the UC Davis department of food science and technology, will discuss “A patient’s perspective on brachytherapy for treatment of prostate cancer” at the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group’s May 13 meeting. McCarthy, who underwent treatment six months ago after extended active surveillance, will describe his radiation and implant treatment, side-effects […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sierra Club plans spring potluck, film

The Sierra Club Yolano Group invites local residents to its annual spring potluck dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. “Please bring your favorite dish to share and help us strive to make this a ‘zero waste’ event by bringing your own […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

25 easy treats to make for Mom on Mother’s Day

By Janet K. Keeler The sweetest person you know deserves something equally sugary on Sunday, May 12. That would be your mother and the occasion is Mother’s Day. A luxurious brunch and a vase full of tulips are perfectly acceptable, and so is breakfast in bed, especially when big hands help little hands and someone […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Breast cancer treatment eyed

“Lymphedema: Treatment and Risk Reduction” will be presented by Amy Flinn at this month’s meeting of the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund, at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13. The group meets at the University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. Flinn will present the latest information on treating and reducing risk of getting lymphedema. She […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New movement class session starts

As we age, we are more likely to fall and hurt ourselves. Jeannette Hogan, who teaches Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes through the city of Davis, invites local residents to learn how to move with greater ease and flexibility, reducing their fear and risk of falling. Classes take place Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Surf and turf on the menu at city class

Sarah Clanton has been cooking professionally for 25 years and strives to teach the home-cooked “secrets” she’s learned over the years. This month, she’ll teach participants in a city of Davis class how to create an easy surf and turf dinner party featuring both meat and fish. The menu will include lemon herb tilapia en […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Melt a mosaic in your kitchen

Join Explorit this spring and summer by using science to create art. You can try this easy activity in your own kitchen. It’s also a great way to cool off during these hot days. You will need: water, a freezer, various containers for making different sizes and shapes of ice cubes, a tray with sides […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Recycling opportunities abound

People generally think of a landfill as a place where trash goes. The Yolo County Central Landfill, however, has much more to offer than just trash disposal. The landfill accepts electronics for free recycling every day. This includes television and computer monitors, cell phones, fax machines, printers, stereos, keyboards, vacuum cleaners, toasters, typewriters, VCRs, CPUs, […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Belize’s lush habitats are focus of talk Wednesday

A free public lecture will showcase the diverse and beautiful plant life found in the Central American country of Belize. Marcel Rejmánek will speak about “20 Years of Tropical Diversity, From Rats to Palms” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Rejmánek is […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

County seeks volunteer advisers

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on dozens of advisory bodies. For more information on the vacancies, and to submit an application, visit (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your supervisor. Openings are […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Saylor kicks off county campaign

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor invites community members to attend the kickoff for his bid for re-election next year to the Board of Supervisors on Sunday at the T.S. Glide Ranch between Davis and Winters. Saylor, a Davis resident who represents District 2, is seeking his second term on the board. “It has become clear to […]

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

Forum explains benefits for veterans

Information about benefits for veterans, as well as their dependents and survivors, will be available at a community forum from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Presenters will discuss caregiving services as well as disability, pensions, compensation and medical and other services and […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Making a chain for Mom’s eyeglasses is easy

By Amy Lorentzen Making a pretty chain for Mom’s eyeglasses can be a simple, personal and practical Mother’s Day gift. Depending on your skill level, you could make anything from a basic beaded lanyard to something more elaborate and embellished. Traditional chains connect to both arms of the glasses, while newer styles offer a center […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Recycle cans, bottles in South Davis

The city of Davis has approved Nexcycle’s application to open a new beverage container redemption center in South Davis. The center will be behind the Safeway store at 2121 Cowell Blvd. in the Oakshade Town Center. The center pays cash for CRV aluminum, plastic and glass containers and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

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