Sunday, September 21, 2014

So, what’s in a week’s worth of waste?

It’s been six months since my family has taken on the challenge to reduce the amount of waste we generate. It’s probably more accurate to say that it been six months since I decided we were going to take on this challenge; my family has been kind enough to humor and support me in this effort. […]

Campus turns on the tap

The issue: UC Davis takes a key step, to everyone’s benefit One of the many question marks during the great debate over the Woodland-Davis surface water project has been the intentions of high-volume water users like UC Davis. NOW WE have our answer: On July 18, the university exercised its option to be part of the […]

Can you give them a home?

Loy is as cute as can be even when he’s having a bad hair day! Loy is a 1-year-old neutered male Yorkshire terrier cross. He loves people of all ages and is happiest when he’s with his human buddies. Loy will be a dog park favorite as he plays very well with other dogs. Bailey is a 10-month-old spayed female purebred […]

Golf tourney was a big success

The Soroptimist International of Greater Davis club members would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the club’s 20th annual benefit golf tournament held July 19: Andy Gagnon Landscaping, John Brinley Inc., Brooks Painting Inc., Carbahal & Company, Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold, Craig Cooper, Donna DeVries, D.S. Powell Construction, Doug Prichard-State Farm Insurance, Edward […]

Questions on water rights

Davis paid $10 million for summer water rights from the Conaway Ranch for use of Sacramento River water. Did Davis get a good deal? At the time, when the water rights purchase was agreed to, the indications were that California was and had been in a drought for a while. There is still a drought […]

STEAC needs donations of personal care items

In conjunction with the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee, the Davis Food Co-op is accepting donations of personal care items (shampoo, soap, feminine care products, etc.) during July. STEAC operates an effective food pantry for folks who are in need, but personal care items like shampoo are needed as well. Donations may be dropped off at […]

Americans, internationals make connections

Every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m., a group of American women and international women meet for coffee and treats in the Community Room at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. This is a free social hour where parents are invited to bring their babies and young children. It’s usually women, but men are welcome, […]

A bang-up Fourth of July!

Davis residents celebrated the Fourth of July from dawn till dusk on Friday, enjoying pancakes to support Davis Little League, watching professional cyclists speed around tight turns at the Fourth of July Davis Criterium, and capping off the day in Community Park at the city of Davis-sponsored fireworks display. Among the most popular attractions every […]

The connected car? Audi has it in the A3

The Associated Press After just a few months on the U.S. market, Audi’s new, entry luxury 2015 A3 sedan is on track to make the German brand fashionable with a new group of customers — young millenials. The A3 is revamped as an early 2015 model with new, attractive styling inside and out, a lengthy […]

Keep kids safe this summer

By Constance Caldwell School is out and summer is here. While children need opportunities to be active and have fun, there also is a need for parents, grandparents and community members to remember the important role they play in keeping children safe. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of hospital emergency room visits in all children, and the leading […]

Spy a variety of hawks on the Davis Wetlands tour

The city of Davis and Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the Davis Wetlands for a free guided tour from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5. Tours are offered the first Saturday of the month all year round. At the Davis Wetlands, raptors are top predators. Common resident species include the […]

Name Droppers: UC Davis honored for work-life balance

The Alliance for Work-Life Progress has presented a seal of distinction to UC Davis, for the second year in a row, honoring the university for its fostering of work-life balance. The seal came with additional honors: top ratings in the categories of health and wellness, and medium-sized companies. Work-life programs on the Davis campus are […]

Garden doctor: Mistletoe is a year-round issue

Need help? Master Gardeners will be at the following events: * 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 14: Emerson Junior High School Garden, 2121 Calaveras Ave.: Hands-on workshop on sheet mulching * 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 15: Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis: Water-wise workshop * 8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays: Davis Farmers’ Markets, Central Park Question: I […]