Friday, October 24, 2014

School board hopefuls discuss homework policy

Seven candidates for the Davis school board fielded questions at a forum Oct. 1 at Pioneer Elementary School, hosted by PTA volunteers from Pioneer and Da Vinci Charter Academy. The candidates were asked “What’s your perspective on (the district’s) homework policy — including whether it should be changed and what you would propose, and whether current […]

NAMI-Yolo family support group meets Sunday

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will hold the next meeting of its family support group in Woodland on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Cafeteria Conference Room at Woodland Memorial Hospital, 1325 Cottonwood St. Meetings will continue there at that time […]

Co-op trivia

* More than 1 million people each year visit the Tillamook County Creamery, making it the most-visited location on the coast of Oregon. Tillamook County Creamery is the largest cheese-making plant on the West Coast. There are more cows in Tillamook County than people. * The only business that operates in the White House, the Capitol, […]

To save the birds, look to the fish

Birds that dive for fish while wintering in the Salish Sea, between British Columbia and Washington, are more likely to be in decline than nondiving birds with less specialized diets, according to a study led by the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. Diving birds were 11 times more likely to be in decline […]

Explorit: Festive and fun family workshops set

By Michele Eigenman and Lisa Justice Want to join your kids in a festive and creative activity without the hassle of set-up or cleanup? Looking for an activity that will teach your children (and maybe even you) something about how the world around them works? The holiday season can be a hectic and messy time […]

Crab feed will benefit Yolo County Sheriff’s Posse

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Posse will host a crab feed Saturday evening, Nov. 8, in Waite Hall at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave. in Woodland. Doors open at 6 p.m. with no-host cocktails and games, and dinner is served at 7 p.m. The Jim Hunter Band will perform country-western dance music and […]

October is fall car care month

The Car Care Council reminds motorists that checking their vehicles now, before the temperatures drop, is a sensible way to avoid being stranded out in the cold and the unexpected expense of emergency repairs. “The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down in cold, harsh weather. Winter magnifies existing problems like […]

Wolk earns perfect score from senior advocates

A senior citizen advocacy group has awarded state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, a perfect score for her votes on key legislation for seniors in 2014. Wolk responded by applauding the Congress of California Seniors, a statewide nonprofit advocacy group, for its work to represent seniors’ interests in public policy discussions on issues that impact older adults. “Our state’s […]

California state parks show off fall color

Take your hand off that flight confirmation button! You don’t have to travel to Boston to see beautiful fall scenery — just take a tour of Northern California’s state parks. Why park-hop in the fall? Cooler weather, fewer visitors and the changing colors of the landscape make a fall visit to a state park an excellent […]

Front Country brings fresh take on bluegrass to The Palms on Friday

Since forming just three years ago, Front Country has become one of the country’s top young bluegrass bands, earning a reputation for soulful vocals, blazing instrumental arrangements and a knack for writing songs that bridge the traditional and progressive camps of bluegrass. When Melody Walker (lead vocals, guitar), Adam Roszkiewicz (mandolin), Jacob Groopman (guitar), Jordan […]

Suzanne ‘Suzie’ Valdrow

July 6, 1935 – Oct. 12, 2014 Suzanne “Suzie” Valdrow passed away in her Davis home on Oct. 12, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born July 6, 1935, in Riverside, and came to Davis in 1972. She was a loving wife and mother devoted to raising her family. After a 25-year […]

Name Droppers: Bisson, Cahill earn UC Davis faculty honors

Faculty associations at UC Davis have honored two of their own: Linda Bisson, recipient of the Charles P. Nash Prize, and Thomas Cahill, recipient of the Distinguished Emeritus Award. The Davis Division of the Academic Senate, the Academic Federation, the Davis Faculty Association and the Nash family have been presenting the Nash Prize since 2008, the year after Charlie Nash’s death. […]

National Business Women’s Week: Recognition starts locally

National Business Women’s Week, established in 1928 by the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, falls on the third week of October each year. It is a time to showcase the impact women have as business owners, employees and entrepreneurs. According to the the Global Initiative for Women’s Entrepreneurship Research, there are 10.1 million businesses owned […]

Wineaux: Say it once, say it again, repeat

The chief pitfall of a long-running column: repetition. Regular readers no doubt tire of my tirades against high alcohol and highly manipulated wines, my exhortations to patronize locally owned businesses, my paeans to the pleasures of the table. So I delight in reading “real” wine experts who express the same sentiments, especially when said expert is […]