Friday, November 28, 2014

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 […]

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, […]

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 — […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

Car Care: Easy tips to curb car care costs

Did you know it’s possible to save hundreds of dollars a year when it comes to automotive expenses? You can save money and keep your car running longer by doing a little research and by upgrading some of the car care products you already buy. Here are some easy tips for you to keep your […]

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 […]