Teens can qualify to volunteer at Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op is accepting applications for its Co-op Hands-On Work Training Program (CHOW) for youths ages 16-17 who are work-ready but lack the experience and training to get a paying job. CHOW is designed to give graduates the ability to volunteer at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. Successfully completing CHOW provides […]

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

Time to sign up for Vacation Bible School

Summer will be here before we know it, so it’s time to register for a Vacation Bible School Day Camp co-sponsored by four local churches and Mt. Cross Ministries. Trained staff bring a weeklong taste of summer camp to a safe church site. Day camp activities include Bible encounters, games, crafts, worship and community-building activities. […]

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

Learn how to use Harvest Hub Yolo website

On Monday, the Yolo County Department of Agriculture will teach growers and consumers how to post and purchase products from the Harvest Hub Yolo website, www.harvesthubyolo.org. Two training sessions are planned, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. at the Yolo County Department of Employment and Social Services, 25 N. Cottonwood St. […]

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

Have a picnic at Lake Solano Park

A walk and a picnic are planned Saturday, May 18, at Lake Solano Park west of Winters. Volunteers Linda Elkins, Amanda Hicks and Kitty Van Newkoop will lead a walk along the Shoreline Trail, where visitors will see spring flowers in bloom, cliff swallows swirling around a bridge, lake and water birds and lunch at […]

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

Davis girl at the front of Walk for Wishes

A Davis girl and a Modesto boy, both battling leukemia, will lead the 14th annual Walk for Wishes at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Raley Field in West Sacramento. Proceeds from the event will enable Make-A-Wish to continue its mission to grant the wishes of children battling life-threatening medical conditions to bring hope, strength […]

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

Aeromodelers will host open house May 18

The public is invited to attend the Woodland Davis Aeromodelers’ open house and new field dedication from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18. The field is on County Road 29, 1.3 miles east of County Road 102, northeast of Davis. There will be flying demonstrations of all types of aircraft, including turbine jets, […]

May 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Merryhill preschool will host open house

Merryhill School in Davis will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at its preschool site, 222 La Vida Way in South Davis. Families are invited to meet with the principal and teachers, explore classrooms and learn about Merryhill’s “Links to Learning” curriculum. The preschool-specific curriculum has monthly developmental skill summaries for […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Garden doctor: Water-wise tips for a healthy green lawn

Learn more What: Master Gardener workshop on composting chicken manure When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25 Where: Central Park Gardens, along B Street between Third and Fourth streets Question: With water rates increasing and California in a drought, what can I do to help my lawn? I’m not ready to replace it, but there must […]

May 12, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Christian preschool still has openings

It’s not too late to sign up for preschool! Openings remain in the University Covenant Nursery School, a weekday Christian preschool with programs for 3-year-olds and pre-kindergarten students ages 4-5. The two classes for 3-year-olds meet from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Three pre-K classes meet Mondays through Thursdays: two from 9 […]

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

Tour water-wise garden Saturday

A water-conserving garden can be full of flair. See what colors are popping this spring in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden at the UC Davis Arboretum on a public tour from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free, and parking is free on campus on the weekends. For more information, call 530-752-4880 or […]

May 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

VFW gives top honors to Yamada, Lieu

The Veterans of Foreign Wars have honored Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, and state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, as Legislators of the Year. The awards were presented at a reception Wednesday in Sacramento. “Assemblymember Yamada and State Senator Lieu have been instrumental in advancing veterans’ programs in California and we are pleased to recognize their hard […]

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

UC lifts cap on student health insurance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California officials have agreed to lift a cap on health insurance coverage that threatened to leave students with catastrophic illnesses such as cancer with big medical bills, it was reported Wednesday. UC chancellors reached the agreement last week after hundreds of students and nine members of Congress voiced their […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Thinking of moving to Costa Rica? Get some answers

Ben Vaughn, who grew up in Davis and has lived in Costa Rica since 1999, will be at The Avid Reader at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discuss relocating to and living in that Central American nation. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Vaughn will draw on his experience in the real […]

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

Syrian warplanes pound rebel positions in north

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes pounded rebel targets in two northern provinces on Thursday as President Bashar Assad’s troops pushed on with an offensive to reclaim more territory from the opposition. The strikes came against the backdrop of a new, joint U.S.-Russia effort to bring the sides in the 26-month-long conflict to the negotiating table. […]

May 09, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,