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Rodents in the roof? Be a humane hotelier

By Diana Marszalek The Associated Press As much as my family and I love to have suburban wildlife around our New York-area home, some of the cuteness wore off when we found rodents living under the roof. A mama squirrel (perhaps she was expecting) had set up a cozy little nest in our attic — […]

STEAC offers sincere gratitude

The generous Davis community has stepped up again to support those in need. The High Holy Days food drive at Congregation Bet Haverim brought in close to 1,400 pounds of food for the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee’s food closet. And Nugget Markets generously donated shopping carts that are used when volunteers assemble food packs for […]

Putah Creek cleanup satisfying

We are very grateful that it is harder to find huge piles of trash along Putah Creek, thanks to 27 years of volunteer cleanup efforts. However, energetic volunteers still managed to remove more than 5,100 pounds of trash and recyclables from Putah Creek on Saturday, Sept. 19. Putah Creek Council would like to thank all the […]

Bicyclists, follow the law!

Davis is noted for being very bicycle-friendly, but something needs to be done about the blatant disregard that many of the bicycle users exhibit toward traffic laws. Many are not stopping at stop signs or signaling their intentions when turning. A more serious problem is that many are not using lights or reflective markers on […]

Bike parking is shameful

As a bike rider and advocate, I am dismayed at dismal bike parking provided to residents at most apartment complexes in Davis. Many of these racks must have been installed in the 1960-’70s before anyone thought of locking up their bikes. Times have changed, and for every forgotten bike rack that leaves bikes vulnerable to […]

Landmark street tree’s loss is sickening

This picture, taken Sept. 24, is a sickening example of what happens when we don’t water our trees during the drought. It breaks our hearts to lose this big, beautiful landmark street tree (on B Street across from Civic Center Field). Yes, let’s conserve water, but as Rob Cain, Davis’ urban forest manager, points out […]

Cheers and Jeers: Kids teach us all lessons in courage

We offer our cheers (no jeers — we’re feeling happy that we had rain this week!) as we look back on local newsmakers of the past week: CHEERS to two Davis children who are valiantly battling brain-stem cancer, to their courageous families and to the caring people who are rallying around them. We are honored to […]

Wineaux: The last rosé of summer

In the category of Things That Delight Me: a hot-shot sommelier touting as his current favorite a wine I’ve been writing about for years. Like Peter Eastlake enthusing in a recent issue of Food and Wine about Kermit Lynch import Domaine de Fonsainte Gris de Gris (Valley Wine Company, $15). Hey, I think, maybe I […]

Marguerite Byrley Yelverton

Feb. 9, 1921 — Sept. 25, 2015 Marguerite Byrley Yelverton, 94, died on Sept. 25, 2015, surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by all six of her brothers and sisters and leaves a network of extended family in Louisiana, where she was born on Feb. 9, 1921, in Leesville. She was survived by […]

CA House welcomes back students, friends

The Cal Aggie Christian Association (CA House), a progressive Christian campus ministry and multi-faith living community, has been serving students and the Davis community for 99 years. As another academic year begins, students and community supporters are invited to join CA House in a welcome-back celebration at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 433 Russell Blvd. […]

Honey Bee Haven hosts open house Friday

The UC Davis department of entomology and nematology has scheduled a fall open house, the last of the season, at its Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Friday, Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It’s free and open to the public. The half-acre bee-friendly garden is next to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee […]

Watch out for small animals at night

To all of the bicyclists who ride in the city of Davis: Please watch out for small animals. Please invest in a headlight that projects up to 20 or 30 feet ahead of you instead of just the “safety light” that doesn’t throw out any light ahead of you. Please purchase a courtesy bell or, […]

Threshold Choir taking new requests

The Davis Threshold Choir has been active in the community for 13 years. The all-female Threshold Choirs honor the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people who are struggling: some with living, some with dying. “The voice, as the original human instrument, is a true and gracious vehicle for compassion and comfort,” a […]

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