Friday, September 19, 2014

Project Linus seeks donations

Project Linus of Yolo County seeks donations of washable fabric or yarn for its blanket-makers. The group’s blankets go to  children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need, with the hope that they will provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort. “The majority of our blankets are made with donated fabric […]

Rabid bat found at Holmes Junior High

A bat that tested positive for rabies was found Tuesday near the boys locker room on the Holmes Junior High School campus, authorities reported. The bat was secured and then removed by the Yolo County Animal Services. School officials believe there was no human contact with the bat. Parents are advised that if their child admits […]

Students invited to apply for Blue & White grants

The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation is accepting applications for the Student Activity Grant Program. The goal of the program is to enhance the high school experience for any current DHS student. Any DHS student may apply for funding to support curricular or extracurricular activities during their sophomore, junior or senior years. Examples of […]

Telling tales, on ‘Davisville’

In “round-robin storytelling,” a group of people make up a story on the spot. Sally Parker says it’s a good way to bust through writer’s block, and just a lot of fun, whether you’re a writer or not. Parker presented a session on round-robin storytelling this month in Central Park as part of her Square […]

Volunteers sought to make veggie bags

Once again, Cool Davis is looking for volunteers to sew veggie bags to give away to those who sign up to be cool homes at the Oct. 11 Cool Davis Festival and beyond. The reusable bag for produce purchases is one small step toward more sustainable living. The fabric is pre-cut and comes with cord […]

Woodland Healthcare offering flu shots

Woodland Healthcare is offering seasonal adult and pediatric flu vaccines, by appointment only, at both its Davis and Woodland medical offices. The cost is $30, with the fee paid at the time of service if not covered by insurance. It is recommended that those receiving a flu shot wear a short-sleeved shirt. The Davis office is at […]

Marrone Bio faces lawsuits after announcement of internal probe

At least four lawsuits alleging that the Davis biotech company misled investors have been filed against Marrone Bio Innovations. Earlier this month, the Davis-based biotech company announced an internal investigation into a $870,000 transaction from fall 2013. In the brief filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Marrone Bio warned that all financial reports from this year […]

Putah Creek Bike Path to close temporarily

Construction work will close the portion of the Putah Creek Parkway Bike Path between West Olive Drive and the tunnel under the railroad tracks for three weeks. This portion of the path is located behind the Davis Commons shopping center and connects the UC Davis Arboretum to South Davis. The closure will begin Monday, Sept. 22, […]

Little Free Libraries open at Montgomery

What’s a kid to do when he needs a book to read but can’t get to the library? Now he can visit two “Little Free Libraries” on the Montgomery Elementary School campus, 1441 Danbury St. in South Davis. Built by the West Sacramento-based Northern California Construction Training Team, the little libraries opened for business on […]

Per Capita Davis: What to think

A longtime friend recently sent me an article by the renowned author and thinker Noam Chomsky titled “The End of History.” The article argues that the adverse effects of climate change will effectively put an end to 10,000 years of civilization on the planet. My friend asked what I thought about this. My reply was […]

Here, kitty, kitty: a happy ending after nearly eight years

The first post read: “This shy kitty has been spotted in south Davis on Marden Drive. Has been eating outside-food but gets scared off. Anyone recognize this kitty??? Match any missing cats?” This notice, posted on Sept. 6 by Cayce Wallace on a Facebook page called Pets Lost and Found Davis CA — — […]

International Festival moves to park for fourth year

Details What: Fourth annual International Festival, featuring music, dance, food, culture tables, arts and crafts sales, and children’s activities When: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets The fourth annual International Festival is coming to Davis’ Central Park from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. This is a free-admission […]

AAUW hosts conversation with Gilardi

Kirsten Gilardi, D.V.M., co-director of The Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center and director of the SeaDoc Society and Gorilla Doctors programs, will be the featured speaker at an event Friday evening hosted by AAUW-Davis. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Cork It Again Wine Seller tasting room, 820 Fourth St. in downtown […]

Master Gardeners will answer questions Sunday

Calling all gardeners: Bring your questions to the Stephens Branch Library on Sunday, where Yolo County Master Gardeners will be present from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Blanchard Room to offer advice and solve mysteries. The library is at 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Master Gardeners will answer questions and provide helpful information […]