Friday, September 19, 2014

Carol L. Walsh

March 6, 1925 – Sept. 14, 2014 Carol L. Walsh died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, after a long decline following a stroke in March. At the time of her death she was living in Vallejo where she began her life in California more than seven decades earlier. But Davis, and later Woodland, was her chosen […]

Free workout class set at library

Want your limbs to stay limber with well-toned muscles? Then come to the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, and enjoy a free Cha-Choomba chair dance class. Cha-Choomba is like Zumba, but in a chair; an exhilarating, high-energy, choreographed exercise routine to red-hot […]

Explorit: Lots of ways to be a volunteer

If you love tinkering with science, meeting awesome people and lending a hand in your local community, volunteering at Explorit may be for you. As a nonprofit organization, Explorit relies on committed volunteers to help us run our museum, raise funds and provide hands-on science experiences for all. As the school year is revving up, […]

Sierra Club remembers longtime walker

The Sierra Club walking group in Davis plans two walks to honor the memory of one of its most generous and steadfast walkers, Marie Benisek, who died on Aug. 27 following a three-month illness. The first will be on Thursday, Oct. 2, and the other on Saturday, Oct. 4. The walking group invites community members to join […]

Jean Botelli

d. Sept. 12, 2014 Loving wife, mother, grandmother and Davis resident since 1965, Jean Carmen Botelli passed away of natural causes at the age of 90 on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Woodland. Jean was born in 1923 in Sacramento. Her father’s name was Giuseppe Pescaglini and her mother’s name was Elizabeth D’Alessandro. She was […]

Sudwerk Wet Hop Lager plants seeds for area hops rebirth

Davis natives Trent Yackzan and Patrick Martin were once preschool classmates. Some 25 years later, their playgrounds are a hop farm near Winters and a brewery in Davis. Their building blocks? Fresh, local hops — and a passion to share their region’s bounty. The result is the Putah Creek Wet Hop Lager, a beer brewed in […]

Speakers plumb issues around the Constitution

The Avid Reader announces a series of programs this fall at the store, 617 Second St., to highlight the 227th year of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The first is Jonathan Wood, who will speak at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, on “the rule of law,” its history and current issues. Wood is a staff […]

DHS Classes of 1954 and 1955 will hold 60th reunion

On Thursday, Oct. 2, two of the classes that graduated from Davis High School when it was housed in what is now Davis City Hall will hold a reunion on the patio of Sudwerk Restaurant, 2001 Second St. in Davis. The event includes an extended luncheon with planned nostalgic activities from noon to 4 p.m. There […]

Name Droppers: Bamforth leads international brewing institute

Charlie Bamforth of UC Davis has been elected as the 63rd president of the international Institute of Brewing and Distilling. Bamforth is the university’s Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science. Bamforth, who was born in Lancashire in the north of England, has worked for more than 36 years in academic and corporate roles in the brewing sectors of the United Kingdom […]

Register to vote by Oct. 20

Local residents can register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election by filling out an application online at, or by picking up a paper application at: * The Yolo County Elections Office, 625 Court St., Room B05, Woodland; * Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis; * Department of Motor Vehicles, 505 Pole Line […]

Free introductory yoga, chanting workshop offered

All are invited to an introduction to easy movement, breath techniques and elemental sound. Participants will use vedic chanting and simple yoga techniques to help the transition into fall. No experience is necessary to attend. The class will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F […]

Virnelle Triebsch

June 15, 1917 — Aug. 31, 2014 Virnelle Triebsch of Davis died on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. She was born in Armstrong, Mo., on June 15, 1917, to Joseph and Annie Robertson, and descended from ancestors who founded the third settlement in the United States in Roanoke, Va., in the early 1600s. Her grandfather migrated to Missouri in the […]

Logos plans four events for October

Logos Books, 513 Second St. in Davis, welcomes two artists for the Second Friday ArtAbout from October though December. Painters Don Harting and Larry Woelfel will exhibit some of their works at Logos. A reception in their honor will coincide with the Oct. 10 ArtAbout, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and […]

Sick-pay benefits expanded to millions

By Melody Gutierrez SACRAMENTO — Millions of Californians will begin earning paid sick days under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown that makes the Golden State the second in the nation to require the benefit. The law takes effect in July and will help 40 percent of the workforce in California, employees largely in […]