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Garden Doctor: How to keep the stink bugs at bay

Learn from the experts * Saturday, Jan. 10, Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets 9:30-10:30 a.m., “Getting an Early Start on Summer Vegetables” and 11 a.m.-noon, “The Care and Pruning of Roses” * Saturday, Jan. 17, Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road: 10-11 a.m., “Fruit Tree Pruning” and 11 a.m.-noon “Rose Pruning” * Saturday, Jan. […]

December 14, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Emergency medical services we can be proud of

By Kristin Weivoda Have you ever needed an ambulance in Yolo County? Or ever wondered how the county’s emergency medical services program works? EMS is a type of emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport to definitive care and other medical transport of patients with illnesses or injuries that prevent the patient from […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Why we represented Davis organizations at the People’s Climate March

By Kristin Heinemeier My son — Holmes Junior High School student Peter Holderbein — and I have only two heads between us, but on Sept. 21, we were wearing many hats, as we participated in the People’s Climate March in New York City. We carried the flag for Cool Davis at the march, “boots on […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Sunder for school board

I support Madhavi Sunder for school board for many reasons. Just to name a few, I have been very impressed by her intellect, energy and demonstrated commitment to public education. In expressing my support, I want to emphasize Madhavi’s understanding of the arcane world of education finance. This is a subject in which I teach […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Spacious mothering revisited

By Aimee Deem Four years ago, I was experiencing a deep aching as I was anticipating my daughter attending college on the East Coast. After starting undergraduate school at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Arielle transferred to California Institute for the Arts. On May 16, Arielle graduated successfully from CalArts with a bachelor of […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The Mayor’s Corner: We’re busy with city business, but we’re taking a break for the Turkey Trot

This is the second installment of the “Mayor’s Corner,” a monthly column intended to provide an update of what’s happening at the City Council and introduce any new policy initiatives. And even if our town muckraker, Bob Dunning, poked fun at my first effort (my favorite line: “Quick, honey, grab the No-Doz”), I respect him […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

We can do more to help

Times are tough, folks! As to the homeless problem, be compassionate. Many folks are a paycheck away from being homeless! God always said to take care of the poor. We need a write-up of all the agencies where donations are gladly taken and do wonderful work: Grace in Action, STEAC, Davis Community Meals, Interfaith Rotating […]

July 27, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

New playground is wonderful

On the Fourth of July, I had the joy of walking alongside my daughter in the downtown parade and found myself walking through the brand-new playground in Central Park. I was tickled to see the hand pump of water that children can use, the long path the water travels and the water landing in a […]

July 27, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Just Us in Davis: Little Rock Nine hero to celebrate with Davis youths

Celebrate What: Race and Social Justice 10th anniversary reunion When: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall, Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Info: Contact Jann Murray-García at [email protected] to RSVP for or to co-sponsor the event “… one of the boys passed my seat and kicked my ankle. I had to bite my lip […]

July 27, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Musicians perform at Sunday service

The Center for Spiritual Living, Davis, will present Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett on Sunday, performing several songs during its regular Sunday service beginning at noon. Meditation precedes the service, from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m., at 1715 Anderson Road at the site of the Congregation Bet Haverim synagogue. Born in Mexico and raised in Venezuela and […]

July 25, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Mirren stars in must-see summer film

Director Lasse Hallström (“The Cider House Rules,” “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”) helms “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” an adaptation of Richard C. Morais’ droll novel, which concerns an Indian family that moves to France and establishes a restaurant directly across from a Michelin-starred establishment run by Helen Mirren.

May 25, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Name Droppers: Woodland mom garners Women’s Opportunity Award

Soroptimist International of Davis presented Alicia Ramos its Women’s Opportunity Award on April 23. The Woodland mom received a $2,000 grant at a luncheon at Odd Fellows Hall. The award goes to women who are primary wage earners for their families, to help them obtain training or education to return to the workforce or upgrade […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo County educators honored by for special education work

The Yolo County Community Advisory Committee and SELPA honored 16 educators for their outstanding service and dedication to individuals with disabilities at an annual awards ceremony on Monday, May 12. The awardees each received a ceramic plaque designed and created by students and teachers at the Einstein Education Center. Two of the students, Sal Mendoza […]

May 18, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

What do you think? How should the government solve the shutdown issue?

Sophia Hernandez student, Davis: “They  should put aside their differences and think about what’s best for the country as a whole.” Nancy Ly student, Davis: “One  person should  just make a decision. Compromising isn’t going anywhere.” Andy Rathbone business owner, Dixon: “They should shut down Congress and the Senate and deny them pay, just like […]

October 06, 2013 | Posted in Forum | Tagged ,
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