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Crab, Shrimp Feed raises funds for Venture Crew 66

Venture Crew 66 will host its inaugural Crab and Shrimp Feed fundraiser on Friday, March 4. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. Dinner will include bread, salad, pasta, dessert and, of course, crab and shrimp. Tickets are $50 per person, with a […]

Service club welcomes grant applications

Soroptimist International of Davis is accepting applications from local nonprofit and charitable organizations for grant funding for 2016. The maximum amount to apply for is $1,500. The deadline for submission is March 1. Applications are available online at www.sidavis.org or by contacting Lorraine Beaman, Service Grants Committee chair, at [email protected] or 530-219-9651. SI Davis is […]

All aboard for the Conservatory of Flowers

Beneath the glass and wooden dome of Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory of Flowers, model trains wend their way through a miniature recreation of the 1915 Pan Pacific International Exposition, which celebrated the completion of the Panama Canal and signaled San Francisco’s recovery from the 1906 earthquake. Join Davis Travelaires on Tuesday, March 8, for a […]

Survey: US consumer confidence slips in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers lost some confidence this month after the stock market tumbled and the economy showed signs of weakness, the University of Michigan said Friday. The university’s index of consumer sentiment slipped to 92 in January from 92.6 last month. A year ago, the index stood at 98.1. Richard Curtin, chief economist […]

Personal Shopper: Never fear, 3rd Street Jeweler is here!

Changes in our downtown are unsettling, to say the least. If residents were asked about their top community values, I suspect an overwhelming majority would list a vital downtown. When we learned of the Brinley Properties sale and immediate consequences, alarm bells rang. I know, because many of you reached out to learn what I […]

Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary welcomes scholarship applicants

Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary scholarships will be awarded to residents of Yolo County and Dixon who intend to pursue a human health-related career in the academic year 2016-17. High school seniors, college students, Sutter Davis Hospital campus employees and change of career/re-entry applicants are eligible for consideration. Application materials are available at the high school […]

Point of Brew: Let’s drink to the growth in craft beers

The Brewers Association reported recently that there are 4,144 breweries in the United States; that is the highest number since record-keeping began in 1873. This not only represents astonishing growth of 250 percent in the past five years, but breweries are being added to this total at the astounding rate of two per day. It’s […]

Peacemaker pasta — no meat needed

Eating meat — is it moral to do so? Or does it not rise to the level of being a moral issue, given everything else we’re exhorted to care about? Two months ago, a catalog from Oxford University Press, devoted entirely to books by philosophers, arrived in our mailbox. As I teach critical thinking to […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 26835 County Road 96 $890,000 2132 Calaveras Ave. 623,500 623 Robin Place 400,000 529 Hudson Court 385,000 2076 Alta Loma St. 292,000 Davis (95618) 44669 S. El Macero Drive $950,000 2613 Leonardo Court 795,000 3518 Koso St. 559,000 Winters (95694) 111 Broadview Lane $390,000 Woodland (95695) 709 Elm St. $340,000 511 4th St. […]

The New Home Company wins awards for The Cannery

The Cannery — a long-planned 547-home project in Davis — was honored as Master Planned Community of the Year at a national home building industry trade show in Las Vegas on Jan. 19. The award was received by The New Home Company, which planned The Cannery, and is building many of the homes. The awards were part […]

Blizzard packing mighty winds cripples East Coast

Storm leaves at least 18 dead NEW YORK (AP) — A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down the nation’s capital and its largest city. After days of weather warnings, most […]

Forrester is next up in local fitness series

Would you like to make healthier choices and learn how to reduce disease symptoms and risks? If your answer is “yes,” you might want to hear Dr. Don Forrester speak about “Avoiding Chronic Disease and Disability” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Forrester is the fourth speaker in the Commit2Fit:Wellness series, which takes place weekly […]

Wednesday’s community calendar

* Thursday, Jan. 22: Peregrine School invites the public to an information session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2650 Lillard Drive in South Davis. Parents will find out how Peregrine Elementary’s academically rigorous education builds the capacity to learn, prepares children to thrive into adulthood and gives them the tools to adapt to a changing world, […]

Bain wins national honor for companion animal work

​Dr. Melissa Bain of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has devoted her career as a veterinarian to enhancing the human-animal bond through research on companion animal behavior problems, enrichment of shelter animals and the effects of different training methods on dog behavior. In recognition of her efforts, Bain received the 2016 Bustad Companion […]

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