Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board

Keeping the Davis community healthy, mobile and enjoying the outdoors is the goal of married couple Ken and Pat Bradford, owners of Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board at 650 G St., Davis. After 26 years in the family business, at this time, only Ken works there, but some of the kids have worked there in the past, and […]

The Paint Chip

Exceeding their customers’ expectations is the goal of Maia and Brian Sturges, owners of The Paint Chip, 217 F St., Davis. The married couple shares duties, with Brian running the frame shop and Maia running the retail store as well as doing some of the framing. They have owned the store for six years, but Maia […]

Sunrise club celebrates 20 years

The Davis Sunrise Rotary Club will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this November, quite a milestone for the 73-member club. Serious discussion about forming a second club in Davis actually began in 1989 in the Rotary Club of Davis, which had been the only club in town since 1926. But it took five years from […]

Visitors’ Guide: Art walks

Second Friday ArtAbout / public art in Davis One way Davis likes to liven up its landscapes and neighborhoods is through public art. Playful sculptures, functional pieces like a wall or a clock, and much more adorn the downtown area, shopping centers, parks, greenbelts and buildings throughout Davis. Local galleries combine efforts for a festive […]

Raise a stein for nonprofits

The signature fundraiser for the Davis Sunrise Rotary is its annual Oktoberfest celebration, which invites the community to raise a stein and contribute to local nonprofits. Plan for an evening of fun this fall with polka music and dancing, traditional German food and a mini brewfest with beers from several local breweries. Each year, the […]

Senior Center to host CarFit event

The Davis Senior Center and Area 4 Agency on Aging will co-sponsor a CarFit event on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street, by appointment between 9:00 am and noon. Drivers 50 years of age and older can make an appointment to go through a 12-point safety checklist to determine […]

Accident rates improving for older drivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong. Today’s drivers aged 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations and are […]

DA sounds warning for Older Americans’ Month

WOODLAND — District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that May is Older Americans’ Month. In 1963, when Older Americans Month was established, 17 million Americans were older than 65. Today that number is nearly 40 million and growing fast. Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig recognizes that older adults are vulnerable and attractive targets for all […]

1931 Picnic Day: ‘A good time will be guaranteed to all’

Editor’s note: To see how Picnic Day has evolved over time, the following article excerpt is from the April 1931 issue of The Blue Anchor, a monthly publication of the California Fruit Exchange, based in Sacramento. ———— By Leslie Waight, Publicity Chairman Plans are rapidly being consummated for the 22nd Annual California Aggie (University Farm) […]