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Need a new best friend?

Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue will hold a double adoption event this weekend. On Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., dogs will be available at 29 Palms Pet Resort, 34505 County Road 29 in Woodland. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rotts of Friends will bring dogs to Pet Extreme, 2091 Bronze Star Drive […]

Explorit: Digging science with fossils

Summer Science Camp is sizzling right along at Explorit Science Center, and the fun continues in the coming weeks with our geology camp! Campers will test mineral samples for hardness, compare volcanic eruptions and engineer earthquakes to learn about plate tectonics. They also will become junior paleontologists for a day as they excavate fossils, assemble dinosaur […]

Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers

The Elderly Nutrition Program/Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers, Mondays through Fridays, to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Drivers leave from the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. in Davis, at 10:30 a.m., take an assigned route, deliver between 10 and 15 meals, and return to center between 11:30 and noon. Drivers may volunteer one day […]

July 24, 2015 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Putah Creek Council seeks Thursday-evening volunteers

Putah Creek Council is hosting nursery events every other Thursday evening during the summer in addition to the year-round alternating Saturday-morning events. The council seeks volunteers to help grow and maintain native plants for local habitat restoration projects. The plants in the nursery are grown from cuttings and seeds taken from the Putah-Cache Creek watershed, […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New Pope-to-Putah Trail is born

An overland trail to connect Pope Creek with Putah Creek in Napa County has been in the works for a number of years, and Tuleyome successfully finished bushwhacking through this new 5.5-mile trail in April. The new Pope-to-Putah Trail still needs a bit of finessing and signage needs to go up, but as trail-building leader […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: A slice of what’s coming this summer

Friday, June 6, is the deadline to apply for the Pence Gallery’s annual “Slice” competition, which is the Pence’s juried exhibit that showcases the best in regional art. Promising to unveil a “slice” of what artists are creating in their studios, in all media, “Slice” is juried this year by Shelly Willis. She is well-known to […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Series explores how addiction affects families

Foster and kinship caregivers, as well as the general public, are invited to a three-part series that will explore how addiction affects families. The classes, titled “Addiction and its Destructive Power in a Family,” will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 11, 18 and 25. The free workshops will be presented by the […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nichols to be installed as senior minister at CSLD

The Center for Spiritual Living, Davis, has two reasons to celebrate on Saturday: the Rev. Sara S. Nichols will be installed as senior minister as the center celebrates 20 years of continuous services in Davis. The event will run from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD LASER event fuses art, science

Four speakers who fuse art with science — two scientists from the University of California and two artists from the Bay Area — will discuss their work at the UC Davis Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) event. It is set for Thursday, June 4, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 242 of Asmundson Hall on […]

June 03, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Graveman gets back from the minors to lead A’s

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Kendall Graveman gave the struggling Oakland Athletics a much-needed lift. Graveman gave up three hits over six innings in his return from the minors, Sam Fuld drove in two runs and the Athletics beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-0, on Saturday. Graveman (2-2), recalled from Triple-A Nashville to make the start, […]

May 24, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Wants to do it on her own

Dear Annie: I’d like to start a small business, but I’m afraid to mingle my finances with my husband’s. We have a house, which is paid off and in both of our names. I have money in my retirement account and about $10,000 in savings. When I spoke to a banker about using home equity […]

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