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Detroit woman now world’s oldest

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A 115-year-old Detroit-area woman now listed as the world’s oldest living person still makes plans for a fishing trip each year and credits God for her longevity. Jeralean Talley of Inkster tops a list maintained by the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, which tracks the world’s longest-living people. Gertrude Weaver, a […]

Finland study: Frequent saunas may boost lifespan

CHICAGO (AP) — Frequent sauna baths may help you live longer, a study of Finnish men suggests. It would be welcome news if proven true — in Finland where hot, dry saunas are commonplace, and for any Americans shivering in a snowy Nordic-like winter. Previous research suggested that saunas might improve blood vessel function and […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Resolved to start gardening in 2015? How to start

By Dean Fosdick The arrival of a new year is always a good time for fresh starts, and there are few things as enjoyable to start — or that provide fresher returns — than gardening. But how should a novice begin? A helpful first step is to develop a plan. Decide what you want to […]

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

Garden sale and open house features water-wise demos

Central Park Gardens will celebrate eight years of volunteer-led garden improvements at its annual Open House and Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Experienced Central Park Gardens volunteers and University of California Master Gardeners will answer questions and sell plants at five themed stations in the demonstration gardens, at Third and B streets […]

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

Snapshot: Check out local scene at ArtAbout

Second Friday ArtAbout, a monthly self-guided artwalk, allows for exploration of art installations at venues around Davis. Community members, visitors, art lovers, students, and families alike are welcome to explore downtown Davis and its arts and entertainment community. This free event offers art, activities, live music, complimentary wine and refreshments, and opportunities to converse with featured artists. Discover local and regional talent, […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

First-year students can claim a free ticket to a Mondavi Center event

New students at UC Davis — meaning incoming freshmen, as well as newly enrolled transfer students at the undergraduate level, and new graduate students — are entitled to a special introductory offer at the Mondavi Center: one free ticket each, to the event of his or her choosing. You can pick a touring classical ensemble — […]

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

Fitness is a HIIT in Davis: Interval training, drop-in rates keep interests up

Are your muscles confused? Maybe they should be. That’s the word from owners of two of Davis’ top fitness centers, who say varying your exercises with short bursts of intensity helps your body prepare for the unexpected. And, it keeps you from getting bored — and quitting. “I think what people tend to get stuck in […]

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

Davis, come home to roost: residents enjoy raising their own chickens

Like most people, Davis residents share stories of their children and work over lunch or coffee. Unlike most people, locals are just as likely to be swapping stories about the laying habits of their Rhode Island reds and Ameraucanas. Yes, Davis residents love their chickens. And those who don’t raise chickens love purchasing the fresh […]

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

Historic homes will be open for tours

The Phil and Rosalva Willon Home, 25 Palm Ave. Exterior: The broad bracket-supported eaves, side pergolas, and porch columns hint that this is an Arts and Crafts style home — the interesting roof line with both gable and shed dormers validates it. The front porch of the home was enclosed by former owners, Mark and […]

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

Braves nip A’s

ATLANTA — Chris Johnson drove in two runs with three hits, Julio Teheran threw six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves edged the suddenly struggling Oakland Athletics, 4-3, on Saturday. The A’s, who began the day with the best record in the majors, matched their worst skid of the season by losing four in a […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Giant comeback beats Phils

SAN FRANCISCO — Gregor Blanco hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, helping the San Francisco Giants rally for a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. Michael Morse had two doubles and a triple as San Francisco won for the second time in three games following a five-game skid. Blanco went […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: UCD’s Seramin outduels a Hornet to win NCGA event

They were playing at Pebble Beach’s Spyglass Hill Golf Course on Friday, and they were competing for a Northern California Golf Association Amateur Match Play Championship rather than for a collegiate tournament title. But for UC Davis golfer Matt Seramin and Sacramento State’s Aaron Beverly it also was another chapter in the Causeway Classic rivalry. And, […]

August 17, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Car Care: Good habits to keep teens safe on the road

No one starts their day anticipating getting into a car crash. But it only takes one time of riding in a vehicle without buckling up for a life to be changed forever. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens in the U.S. Fatalities are split almost equally between teen drivers and passengers. […]

August 08, 2014 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,
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