Thursday, December 25, 2014

Special holiday gifts

New Raleigh bicycles — plus locks and helmets — are being given to needy children in Yolo County, thanks to more than $13,000 raised at the Bike & Brew Fest held Aug. 16 in Davis’ Central Park. Celebrating their good works are, from left, Henry de Vere White and Simon de Vere White of de Vere’s Irish […]

Woodland-Davis commute bus service expands

Yolobus is adding new Woodland-to-Davis commute service, triggered by the growth in population in the new Spring Lake neighborhood in southeast Woodland. The new addition, Route 243, will provide commute-hour service from Woodland’s Spring Lake neighborhood to the UC Davis campus and back, beginning Monday, Jan. 5. Two morning trips will begin at 7:15 and 7:45 […]

Learn fruit tree tips at free class

Calling all fruit tree and garden enthusiasts: The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden in Woodland will host a fruit tree workshop on Saturday, Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. This outdoor class is free and open to all; no experience with fruit trees necessary. This class, taught by a Yolo County Master […]

Gary Lee Yoder featured on ‘Davisville’

Guitarist/songwriter Gary Lee Yoder and three classmates at Davis High School formed Oxford Circle in the 1960s, and they played some of the most storied concert venues in the Bay Area during the San Francisco Sound of the late 1960s. After the band broke up, Yoder co-founded Kak (which recorded an LP for Epic Records) […]

Colonel’s Men pair with Craven, Lefkoff for Saturday show

The Colonel’s Men — a local band that formed in 2012, featuring a line-up of friends who graduated from Davis schools — join with two other locally raised talents — Cody Craven and Nat Lefkoff — for a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets are $7 general and $5 for […]

Pets of the week

Lots of animals are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Comet (No. 130482), a 10-month-old male pit bull/chocolate Labrador retriever mix. Also hoping for a good home is Abby (No. 130386), a 3-year-old female brown tabby cat. Fees are charged for licensing. The shelter […]

Enjoy fresh produce at your door? Now you can donate it, too

Farm Fresh To You, a Community Supported Agriculture and home delivery service that provides fresh, local, organic produce to customers’ doorsteps, has launched a new program called Donate-A-Box and has received a USDA Local Food Promotion Program grant of $100,000 to develop and market the program. Farm Fresh To You has partnered with six regional […]

Stepping Stones supports grieving youths

Yolo Hospice’s Stepping Stones support group is designed to help children and teens cope with the death of a loved one. Weekly alternating sessions take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for ages 6-11 and 15-18 and Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for ages 12-14. Groups meet at the Yolo Hospice office, 1909 […]

Holiday closures set at Davis and Sutter farmers markets

The Davis Farmers Market’s winter Wednesday market will be closed on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. in Central Park, Third and C streets. The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and will reopen on Thursday, […]

Davis Bike Club hears about British cycling tour

The Davis Bike Club’s general membership meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. The featured speakers in January will be Bill and Linda Bernheim and Carol and Dick Bourne, who will give a presentation about their June 2014 British bicycle trip […]

Agriculture, transportation, water assignments for Dodd

Assemblyman Bill Dodd, D-Napa, was appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins to serve on five committees for the 2015-16 legislative session — Agriculture; Business and Professions; Rules; Transportation; and Water, Parks and Wildlife. Dodd also will serve on the Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation and Classification. “The issues covered by these committees are truly crucial for […]

Give blood and get a free movie ticket

Regal Stadium 5 theaters will host a BloodSource blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 420 G St. in downtown Davis. Blood donors will receive a free movie pass for helping give the gift of life. Walk-ins are welcome. Donating blood is safe, easy and takes about an hour. Donors […]

‘Vault’ highlights ‘Davis Children’s Nutcracker’ from 1988

The latest episode of “Davis Media Access: From the Vault” features the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker” production of 1988. This was the 12th annual children’s version of the holiday classic, presented by Sutter Health and the city of Davis Parks and Community Services Department. It featured 235 Davis children and was directed by Kate Boyce. The […]

Donors, volunteers honored on Philanthropy Day

Nine Yolo County nonprofit organizations gave thanks to the people who help them fulfill their mission at the Philanthropy Day celebration sponsored by the Yolo Community Foundation on Nov. 13 at the Woodland Community and Senior Center. Meg Stallard, president of the board of the Yolo Community Foundation, said, “We have held this event for […]