Woodland church offers Blessing of the Animals service

Woodland Presbyterian Church invites the community to join its annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 20. Families are invited to bring their leashed or caged pets to be blessed during the service, which begins at 9:30 a.m. and features music from students of the Great Day Preschool. A petting zoo for children and […]

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

University Airport hosts open house

The University Airport at UC Davis will host its 11th annual open house on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The airport is at 1 Airport Road, off Hopkins Road. The free event involves lots of aircraft, unique cars, bikes, helicopters and family fun. UCD aerospace engineering students will offer flight simulator […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Quaff a beer with Bamforth at Sudwerk

A guided tour of the Sudwerk Brewery, beer tastings paired with appetizers and a talk by UC Davis professor Charlie Bamforth are on tap at Wednesday’s UCD Alumni Network event. Bamforth, the Anheuser-Busch endowed professor of malting and brewing sciences, is the author of numerous publications, including “Beer is Proof God Loves Us.” The fun […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Thousands likely at event highlighting health careers

An Occupy protester and a double amputee who became the chairman of one of the country’s largest medical organizations are among those set to speak at an event likely to draw an estimated 7,000 students to campus this weekend. The 11th annual UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference for high school, community college and university students […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Saylor plans office hours next week

Yolo County District 2 Supervisor Don Saylor will hold “office hours” from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Mishka’s Café, 610 Second St. in downtown Davis. The purpose of this session is to listen to community concerns and questions about county issues and operations. Saylor may be reached on Yolo County business at […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tips for shopping thriftily at thrift stores

By Kasey Trenum Q: How can I save money shopping at thrift stores? A: To help you save the most money and have the best thrift-store experience, here are several tips. * Learn about sales. Many thrift stores offer 50 percent discounts each week on certain colored tags. My local Goodwill, for instance, advertises a […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Antiquing and junking among men is surging

By Aimee Blanchette Jason Koenig winced at people using taxidermy as decor until he did so himself. Now the St. Paul, Minn., real-estate agent has a 4-foot barracuda mounted above his stone fireplace, along with life-size teal-and-yellow bulldog statues flanking the staircase. “I never thought I’d own a fish mount,” Koenig said. “But it’s so […]

October 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local radio show marks seventh anniversary

Local KDRT radio show “How She Really Does It” celebrates its seventh year on the air Friday with guest Kelly Rae Roberts, an artist, author, businesswoman and, most importantly, wife and mother. She, too, began her journey seven years ago. “From social worker to a licensed artist selling $14 million in retail in just under three […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Alumni income lifts UCD in business school ranking

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management rocketed up 22 places to No. 50 in Forbes magazine’s eighth biennial ranking of top business schools, released Wednesday. The ranking isn’t just news for the school, but its alumni: It’s based solely on how much graduates earn within five years of graduation. UCD’s Class of 2008 earned […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

UC’s largest union calls for strike vote

The fight between the University of California and its largest union rages on. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has called for a strike authorization vote of its 22,000 members for Oct. 28-30. The vote follows the California Public Employment and Relations Board’s decision to file an unfair labor practices charge against […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

See ‘The Lorax’ Friday in the park

“The Lorax,” an imaginative and visually spectacular animated film, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the inflatable screen in Davis’ Central Park. In the film, based on the classic Dr. Seuss tale, 12-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Author zeroes in on baby-making business

Miriam Zoll, author of the new memoir-exposé, “Cracked Open: Liberty, Fertility and the Pursuit of High-Tech Babies,” will discuss risks and bioethical concerns associated with fertility treatments, including high IVF failure rates, when she visits a Davis bookstore on Sunday. She will speak at 4 p.m. at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Zoll is […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Last farm tour of the season planned this weekend

Farm Fresh To You, a local, organic Community Supported Agriculture produce delivery program, invites the public to its farm, Capay Organic, for its last regular farm tour of the year. Guests will each receive a free pumpkin while supplies last. The tour will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 23800 State Highway […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Veterans plan an Aggie tailgate party

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 and the UC Davis Student Veterans will gather for a tailgate party starting at 1 p.m. Saturday outside Aggie Stadium. The group will gather in Lot 56 behind the scoreboard. All military members past and present are invited to stop by for some food, drinks and […]

October 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,