Sunday, December 28, 2014

Snapshot: Live theater abounds in Yolo

With a vast array of local live theaters — focusing on musicals to dramas — Davis residents have plenty to see all year. * Acme Theatre Company is an entirely youth-run, award-winning theater company that has produced high-quality dramatic performances for nearly three decades. For more information, visit * Art Theater of Davis, the […]

Snapshot: Inspect insects at Bohart Museum

The R.M. Bohart Museum of Entomology, founded in 1946 at UC Davis, is dedicated to teaching, research and service. It has the seventh largest insect collection in North America, totaling more than 7 million specimens. The museum also is home of the California Insect Survey, a storehouse of the insect bio-diversity of California’s deserts, mountains, […]

Snapshot: A night out with the neighbors

Are you new to Davis, have new neighbors or just looking for an excuse to party? Then the ninth annual Davis Neighbors’ Night Out on Sunday, Oct. 12, is just what you’ve been waiting for. The community celebration is a get-to-know-you event that builds a sense of connection and safety among residents. Neighborhoods are encouraged […]

Stabler’s A-1 Appliance

The original Stabler’s A-1 Appliance has been in the area since 1961, when Walt and Joanne Stabler, Paul’s parents, opened the store in a warehouse on County Road 100A. The store is now at 1226 E. Harter Ave., off East Street. “We’re a little off the beaten path, but our customers don’t seem to mind, […]

Polio Plus seeks to eradicate crippling disease worldwide

By Bill Hollingshead Rotary International created Polio Plus in 1985 with the mission of totally eradicating polio, also known as infantile paralysis, across the globe. At that time, there were 375,000 cases in 125 countries. Recently, the polio cases were down to fewer than 1,000 cases in only three countries. However, The World Health Organization (WHO) has […]

Visitors’ Guide: The Bohart Museum

f you’re into bugs, the Bohart Museum of Entomology on the UC Davis campus has plenty of them. Butterflies? Check. Dragonflies? Check. Native bees? Check. In fact, the Bohart houses more than 7 million insect specimens, plus a live “petting zoo” that includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, scorpions, a millipede and six different kinds of […]

Visitors’ Guide: Bat talks

At the beginning of every June, 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats — one of this species’ largest colonies in California — migrate to the 3-mile-long Yolo Causeway for some quality hunting. All of them sleep during the day in the bridge’s expansion joints, crevices that are about 12 inches deep, directly beneath causeway traffic. The spectacle […]

Ask the Expert: BY DESIGN

12 Tips For A Successful Remodel! By Elma Gardner By Design Remodeling an existing home can prove challenging but with some foresight, common sense and the following tips you can eliminate most of the potential problems before you start the project. Tip 1. Proper planning. Use a design professional to plan your project. Make sure […]

Dogs love their own bark park!

Toad Hollow Dog Park, at 1919 Second St., is the happening place to be for Davis’ four-legged friends. This 2.5-acre fully fenced park — including a small-dog enclosure within — provides plenty of room dogs to play. Parking is available at the park and along Second Street next to the park. Your dog must be […]

Looking for a few good boomers to help others

By Jennifer C. Kerr WASHINGTON — Local charities and nonprofits are looking for a few good baby boomers — well, lots of them, actually — to roll up their sleeves to help local schools, soup kitchens and others in need. Boomers are attractive volunteers, and it’s not just the sheer strength of their numbers — […]