Friday, April 18, 2014

Davis startup offers a low-cost ‘Learn to Code’ class

Everybody Codes, a startup company in Davis, will offer an introductory “Learn to Code” course starting in late April. The curriculum teaches computational thinking to solve math applications, from algebra to calculus. Anyone who wants to learn to code is welcome. This is a beginning course, and no prior programming experience is expected. The goal […]

Design-build firm wins honors

Davis remodeler MAK Design Build Inc. received two Contractor of the Year Awards from the Greater Sacramento Valley Chapter of the National Association of Remodeling Industry. The awards were in the categories of entire house remodeling project for less than $250,000 and for a residential interior element. Contractor of the Year Awards recognize and reward […]

Talk stocks at monthly coffee club

Carolyn Stiver, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at her office, 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, in Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering at which she’ll provide an update on the stock market and the economy. Reservations are not necessary; for more information, […]

Peruvian grapes to use MBI biopesticide

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis-based provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, announces that Peru has approved the use of its Regalia Maxx to control a variety of bacterial and fungal diseases in crops. Peru joins El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Mexico as Latin America countries having approved the fungicide. “Peru […]

Lyon hires new property manager

Lyon Real Estate has hired Aleena Weiss as a full-time, dedicated property manager. Weiss, a graduate of Sacramento State, is a licensed Realtor with more than nine years of experience as a property manager. She was previously with Realty Roundup in Elk Grove, where she managed portfolios for more than 180 properties, advancing from executive […]

Budget Masters help manage family finances

Local residents are invited to learn how to manage their monthly budget and achieve their financial goals. Meetings of Budget Masters run from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at 200 B St., Suite G, in downtown Davis. The next meeting will be Tuesday. The cost for the first class […]

Kia doesn’t lose any Soul for 2014

The Associated Press The animated and dapper hamsters in Kia’s television ads aren’t the only ones who ride comfortably in Kia’s newly revamped Soul five-door hatchback. People of nearly all sizes and budgets can find the five-passenger, 2014 Soul to be a satisfying small car. For 2014, it has a more responsive engine, more rigid […]

Affordable housing developer gets $25K grant

Wells Fargo recently gave a $25,000 grant to Yolo and Sacramento-based nonprofit Mutual Housing California to continue developing and expanding its affordable housing communities. “We believe in supporting organizations that are working to help our communities succeed financially,” said Wells Fargo Area President Kevin Barri. “Giving grants like this is one way to do that.” […]

Programming, graphic design classes at Davis Roots

Davis Roots, a local business incubator, is offering introductory programming and graphic design classes this spring, open to all. Classes start the weekend of April 27 and end the weekend of May 31. Davis Roots is headquartered at the Hunt-Boyer Mansion, Second and E streets downtown. Coming up are: *Intro to Python and Programming, on […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1578 Drake Dr.     $255,000 2048 Alta Loma St.     259,500 3114 Woods Cir.     290,000 531 Hudson Ct.     327,000 631 E St.     450,000 1308 B St.     479,000 611 Lessley Pl.     500,000 1504 Portola St.     632,000 602 C St.   […]

Tuleyome Tales: Blue and green herons: the long and short of it

By Mary K. Hanson Two of the most common herons in the local region are the great blue heron (Ardea Herodias), the largest heron in the United States, standing about 4 feet tall with a 6-foot wingspan, and the green heron (Butorides virescens), the smallest of the herons, standing only about 18 inches tall, about […]

See cormorants on Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area tour

Yolo Basin Foundation docents will lead a public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to noon. As spring approaches, the numbers of wintering birds like the tundra swan and greater white-fronted goose start to decline as they begin their migration north. This time of year also marks […]

Tuleyome Tales: What is serpentine soil and why should I care?

By Mary K. Hanson When talking about the various habitats under consideration for a National Conservation Area designation in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region, serpentine soil comes up a lot. For most people, though, it’s rather meaningless. Most of us aren’t geologists or botanists, and if we’ve ever had an encounter with serpentine soil we probably […]

Davis Waldorf School plans open house

Davis Waldorf School welcomes visitors to its open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at 3100 Sycamore Lane. Preschool through eighth-grade classrooms will be open. The Waldorf approach recognizes the simple insight that children learn in distinctly different ways at different stages of their development. Waldorf teachers are dedicated to teaching in […]