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Gadgets help families stay in touch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Each time 81-year-old Bill Dworsky or his 80-year-old wife Dorothy opens the refrigerator, closes the bathroom door or lifts the lid on a pill container, tiny sensors in their San Francisco home make notes on a digital logbook. The couple’s 53-year-old son, Phil, checks it daily on his smartphone. If there’s […]

Nesbitt speaks at Senior Health and Fitness Day

Telemedicine and home health technologies are bound to play a vital role in the evolving health-care landscape. Davis senior citizens can learn more about what’s in their future when Dr. Thomas S. Nesbitt, founder of the UC Davis Telemedicine Program, speaks at the Davis Senior Center’s annual Senior Health and Fitness Day event on Wednesday, May […]

Valentine’s Day weekend brings a ‘sweetheart’ of a home show to Dixon

The Solano County Home and Garden Show will fill the entire Dixon May Fairgrounds at 655 S. First St., Feb. 13-15. Organizers say vendors from all facets of home improvement will be in attendance, showing off their products and supplies and offering demonstrations. Builders, contractors, heating and air conditioning, financial advisers, pools and spas, plants, […]

January 22, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Design trends: What’s old is new again

Zillow Digs has announced its top five home design trends for 2015 along with four fads from 2014 we should forget. “Home design will embark on a dramatic shift in 2015, ” said Kerrie Kelly, Zillow Digs design expert. “Unexpected textures and an eclectic, modern vibe are about to find their way. Expect to see […]

January 22, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fall Festival brings great eats, gardening tips and a petting zoo to Central Park

The Davis Farmers Market celebrates local food, local farmers and the harvest season with its annual Fall Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis. Sutter Davis Hospital sponsors the Kids’ Costume Parade at 11 a.m., starting next to the 14-foot-tall, inflatable black cat. Free craft booths and science […]

October 24, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

At Davis intersections, let’s be careful out there

An only-in-Davis joke begins, “A bicyclist, a motorist and a pedestrian arrive at an intersection in downtown Davis …” Sadly, the punch line is often “… and confusion ensues.” While many people learn traffic rules during driver’s education, it seems they are often forgotten when it comes to putting them into practice. The one thing […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UC Davis ranks in top 10 for public universities for fifth year in a row

UC Davis continued its strong showing in U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 “Best Colleges” rankings. A report earlier this month showed that the university held its position as the ninth best public school, and moved up a spot from last year’s rankings to 38th overall, tied with Case Western Reserve University. This is the […]

October 01, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Find the perfect club or organization to join

Being a Davis resident means being involved. For newcomers or longtime locals looking for ways to become proactive, there are a number of organizations and clubs as well as political causes to choose from. The activities of many of the following organizations are announced in the Events or Briefly columns, or elsewhere in the pages […]

September 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A welcome challenge

Welcome, readers! Another year has gone by and fall is upon us. The morning air is crisp, the night sky darkens before the kids are in bed and there’s a palpable resurgence of energy buzzing about the dorms as move-in weekend arrives. Around town, celebrations have been planned to welcome newcomers and reunite neighbors, downtown […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cool Davis: working on local solutions to global warming

By Nick Buxton When it comes to climate change, you can hear a lot of excuses or fine talk from political and business leaders, but usually little practical action. It can be dispiriting given the consequences we know could result. Fortunately, Davis is a community that does not indulge in despair. Rather, it believes in […]

September 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Take a Stroll back in time this weekend in Woodland

Woodland will return to the 1880s at the popular Stroll Through History on Saturday. The event features a Heritage Homes Tour of six private residences and one private garden, as well as bus, bicycle, and walking tours of historic neighborhoods and landmark buildings. There also will be a pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club. […]

September 04, 2014 | Posted in Stroll Through History | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Moving on after water suit accord

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the news that the litigation over Davis’ water rates has been shelved, thanks to an agreement signed by attorney Michael Harrington and Mayor Dan Wolk. The settlement clears the way for Davis to arrange bond financing […]

August 29, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Let’s sell the MRAP on eBay

Now that the Davis City Council has voted to get rid of the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected tank-like vehicle that the Davis police just got, I urge that the MRAP be put up for sale on eBay! A friend tells me that lots of people and governments would want an MRAP. Timothy Bruening Davis

August 29, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,
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