Friday, December 19, 2014

Explorit: Experience nano this spring

A new engaging exhibition for family audiences about nanoscale science, technology and engineering (nano) will be coming to Explorit Science Center in early 2015. Stay tuned for dates and details. Join us to imagine and discover the nanoscale world — a world so tiny it’s too small to see. This exhibition includes hands-on, interactive exhibits that […]

Some vegetables just can’t be beet

My friend Michele would like to eat more vegetables. She does not, however, want to spend a lot of time cooking after work. I sympathize — as easy as it should be to steam some broccoli or cook a few green beans, it always feels like a great lot of extra work for something that, frankly, […]

Traditional carols service is Saturday at St. Martin’s

A service of Christmas Lessons and Carols is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane. All three choirs of St. Martin’s join together to present this traditional Christmas service. “It is our gift to you at this happy season,” a news release said. “We sincerely hope it […]

Wait, wait, wait … fishnets?

Dear Annie: I am in a 14-month-old relationship that is rapidly falling apart. I consider this relationship serious. ”Clara” is in her early 60s and several years younger than I am. After the first three months, we began discussing marriage. We talk on the phone every day and see each other twice a week. I […]

Pregnant women to get better info on drug risks

By Lauran Neergaard WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women are about to get easier-to-understand information on how safe their medicine is for baby. The Food and Drug Administration is revamping how lists any risk, scrapping a system that confused both doctor and patient in favor of spelling out what’s known and what’s not on the multi-page […]

Are we there yet? In a manner of speaking, I’m cruel to be kind

One of my, ahem, charms, is that I am pretty straightforward. I don’t mean in the way where someone insults you and then says, “I’m just being honest!” I really strive to be helpful yet polite. For instance, I regularly tell a stranger if he or she might be humiliating herself in public. Recently I […]

Putah Creek stories: The creek before Monticello

Emily and Stuart Rowe grew up south of Putah Creek — they both remember the original channel that ran through Davis before it was completely blocked off by levees built by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. They talked about riding horses through the creek, the forts built by the signal regiments training for World War II, […]

Celebrate the winter solstice with Putah Creek Council

Come celebrate winter solstice, and the beginning of longer daylight hours, with the Putah Creek Council, which will host two volunteer events on solstice weekend, Dec. 20-21. Pre-registration is required. Community volunteers will help plant thousands of native grass and sedge plugs at two locations to help stabilize banks, provide wildlife habitat and beautify the landscape. […]

Name droppers: UCD equine surgeon earns national honor

Sue Stover of UC Davis received the 2014 Founders’ Award for Career Achievement from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in recognition of an outstanding career in orthopedic research spanning equine and small animal surgical research, basic bone biology, musculoskeletal diseases and human orthopedics. The first woman selected for this award, Stover serves as director of […]

Radio show hears about going big

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at Does something in you want to “play bigger” in your life? Have you been living small, but yearn for more? Tara Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership […]

Putah Creek tale: Summers swimming, Easters hunting

By Jane Lory Matteson Putah Creek always brings to mind my years growing up in Davis. In the warm summer we used to gather everyone, hop in the car and drive to the creek. There was a great swimming hole and a sandy beach to enjoy. Not to mention all the small rocks we could […]

Realtors make holidays bright for foster kids

More than 100 local foster children will have their holidays brightened this month by local Realtors who are donating a gift for every house they sold this year. Realtor Jamie Madison and associates Lisa Haass, Karen Waggoner, Jason Sull, Ginny Parks and Katy Norlin are donating 115 gifts in all to Yolo County foster children. […]