Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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 — […]

Welcome: DHS auto shop

Editor’s note: This story originally was published in May. On a recent sunny Friday afternoon, Hanlees Chevrolet technician Dan Terry was talking Davis High auto tech student Derrick Coronado through the installation of a bed liner on a pickup truck. It’s a job that likely would have gone quite a bit quicker had Terry just […]

Concerts abound on UC Davis music department calendar

There are many concerts planned for the upcoming season by the UC Davis music department, many of which feature distinguished visiting artists. Here is a breakdown of performances by some of the larger ensembles: UC Davis symphony orchestra The season begins on October 21 with a free concert, “Rising Stars of Opera.” The first half […]

Tour this ‘valley jewel’ in air-conditioned comfort

Beat the afternoon heat and join historian David Wilkinson, author of “Crafting a Valley Jewel: the Architects & Builders of Woodland,” and architect Roger Klemm on a Stroll Through History bus tour showcasing Woodland’s exceptional architectural history. The 90-minute tour, in the comfort of an air-conditioned tour bus, will trace the full spectrum of Woodland’s […]