1 2 3 195

Obama: Embassy in Havana marks ‘new chapter’ in Cuba ties

By Julie Pace WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a “new chapter” in relations after a half-century of hostility. “We don’t have to be imprisoned by the past,” Obama said from White House Rose Garden. “Americans and Cubans alike […]

DHS grads prepare to leave farm life for city life

Like many outgoing seniors, identical twins Giulia and Elisa McIsaac held a graduation party and invited their friends and family. Guests at this party, however, had to drive — and get lost — 15 minutes outside of Davis to discover the 85-acre farm that the McIsaac family calls home. “My dad wanted us to experience […]

French Provisions: Summer reading about La Belle France

There’s nothing like a summertime read late into the night, on the beach, by the lake or prior to an afternoon nap. This is lazy time. Travel time for the imagination to the tables and cultures of a favorite country. I like to peek into the peculiarities of French rural culture with its distinctive characters, […]

Donate blood and see a film for free

Regal Stadium 5 theaters will host a BloodSource blood drive from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 6, 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 must […]

Locals can try yoga camp for free

The first evening of an upcoming five-day yoga camp is free. The camp will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 6-10 at TriYoga Davis, upstairs at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. All are welcome. Participants should bring their mat for the class, is designed for yoga beginner and for regular […]

Robert Lautz turns cancer treatments into a comical play

See the show What: “Third Date,” written by former Davis resident Robert Lautz When: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays through July 4 Where: Dennis Wilkerson Theater at California Stage’s R25 Arts Complex, 1723 25th St., Sacramento Tickets: www.calstage.org Playwright Robert Lautz is living with prostate cancer. “I’m terrible,” he laughed when I asked him how […]

Canada’s crude oil releases higher emissions than U.S. sources

Gasoline and diesel fuel extracted and refined from Canadian oil sands will release about 20 percent more carbon into the atmosphere over its lifetime than fuel from conventional domestic crude sources, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, UC Davis and Stanford University. The researchers used a life-cycle, or […]

Innovation sites host workshops

The community is invited to participate in informational pop-up workshops Saturday morning for the proposed Mace Ranch Innovation Center and the Nishi Gateway mixed-use innovation district. The pop-up workshops will be held concurrently near each proposed innovation site on Saturday, June 27, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Community members will be able to visit the sites, […]

Fresh produce available at YCCC farm stand

Organically grown produce — tended and harvested by participants in the Yolo Community Care Continuum’s Farm-to-Mouth program — will be sold at a farm stand from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. The stand will be at The Farmhouse, 24321 County Road 96, west of Davis. Farm-to-Mouth employs people with a mental illness in Yolo […]

One unique UC Davis job: tractor-driving instructor

By Cody Kitaura Each spring, roughly 100 UC Davis students spend a quarter repeatedly tilling and plowing a 10-acre field on campus. “If you come at the end of this quarter, this field has been worked so many times the soil is like powder,” said lecturer Mir Shafii, who teaches several applied biological systems technology classes, […]

Take a vacation from the ordinary

It’s summer again, a time when wistful hearts ponder the possibilities, yearning for a vacation from the ordinary. With two young boys clamoring for adventure, my husband and I surveyed our options. Where should we go? What destination could grab our excitement without draining our time, energy and wallet? Then we remembered last year and […]

Theater camp will culminate in an ‘Oz’ show

Children and teens are invited to sign up for a three-week theater camp at the Davis Arts Center this summer, which will result in the production of an original adaptation of the L. Frank Baum classic, “The Wizard of Oz.” All participants are guaranteed a significant speaking part in the production, which is designed to encourage […]

Hospice volunteer training planned

The Sacramento Hospice Consortium is holding training in July for anyone who wants to become a hospice volunteer. Training will be offered Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21-22 and 28-29, in Davis. “Volunteering for hospice can be a satisfying, inspiring experience,” a news release said. “Volunteers offer dying patients companionship, and give families caregiver relief and […]

Shaved snow coming to U-Mall in another teahouse

Sno-Crave, a Taiwanese teahouse, is remodeling a space in University Mall where Sugar Plum yogurt was. Sno-Crave is based in the Bay Area, with locations in Milpitas, Union City and Fremont. A spokesman anticipates that the Davis teahouse will open in mid- or late July. The menu includes shaved snow (like Vampire Penguin) and other […]

1 2 3 195