Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Award honors young community leaders

The Davis Sunrise Rotary Club created a new community award in 2014 to honor of longtime community leader and club member Jay Gerber, who died in 2013. Aimed at honoring younger contributors to the Davis community, this year’s inaugural recipient is Bill Habicht, associate pastor of the Davis Community Church, who was chosen for his […]

Six Vehicle Warning Signs Your Nose Can Recognize

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council. “Unusual smells can be the sign […]

How to get your car to go that extra mile – or 100,000

Today’s car owners are keeping their vehicles on the road longer, and it’s not uncommon to find autos with odometer readings of 200,000, 300,000 or more. While increasingly common, that kind of longevity still merits bragging rights. So how can you reach the six-figure mile-mark? The answer is as simple as listening to your car, […]

Pregnancy risk greater with new sterilization method

A planned sterilization method marketed under the brand name Essure results in a risk of pregnancy 10 times greater over a 10-year period than more common laparoscopic sterilizations. That’s according to a recent study by Yale University, UC Davis and University of Pittsburgh researchers. Essure, or hysteroscopic sterilization, is a multi-step process. It requires women to […]

Explorit: Spectacular viewing of Saturn on Saturday

By Vinita Domier Everyone is invited to Saturday’s meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St., starting at 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the featured presentation indoors, followed by the star party outdoors (weather permitting) where we will also view planets Saturn, Jupiter and Mars, and the […]

Car Care: New laws emerge as technology impacts cars and driving 

From Brandpoint Have you ever felt that new technologies, from smartphones to Internet apps, are moving so fast that it’s hard to keep up? You’re not alone. Many Americans feel overwhelmed by new technology. One-third of adults in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and China said they felt overwhelmed by technology in a 2011 […]

Potholes Can Put a Hole in Your Wallet

Don’t look now, but you’re probably about to hit another pothole. This year’s brutal winter weather has resulted in an unprecedented number of potholes appearing on roads and highways across the country, causing considerable damage and unexpected, costly repairs for car owners. “No matter where you drive these days, there’s a pothole epidemic and as […]

Discover a Better Ride on Wet Roads

Bald or poorly maintained tires won’t get you very far when it comes to driving on slippery roadways. With improper equipment and maintenance, slick surfaces from rain storms are a major threat to safety on the road. Take control by following this advice on ways to prepare yourself and your vehicle for possible wet weather. […]

Click to celebrate, but consider doing it on delay

By Samantha Critchell It’s so easy to share all that holiday fun in an instant: One click and you can cover Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all your other social media accounts. Two seconds later, everyone who wasn’t included will know about it, too. Or someone might notice that you’ve checked in at a store that […]

No trick, there are holiday treats in downtown Davis

Davis Downtown has several holiday events planned for local youngsters. Children in costume may walk the Treat Trail from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. This community tradition, recommended for kids 10 and under, will happen rain or shine. Adding to the Halloween spirit, the Varsity Theatre will show “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie […]

Halloween gala will benefit SADVC

“Unmasking Violence,” a fall gala to benefit the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County, is planned for 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis The event will feature cocktails by Anna Del Castillo of Bella Bartending, live music by Roadhouse 5, costume contests […]

Try these bay window treatments

Bay windows present a unique challenge when adding drapes or shades. Below are some suggestions. Silk panels: Silk panels give a traditional look to any bay window. For a contemporary twist, designer Jessica Nixon suggests applying a fabric tape or braid inside each panel. Drapery panels: The best placement for drapery panels is on the […]

Keep your furnace safe, efficent with these tips

By Dwight Barnett The furnace that worked just fine last year might need some service this year. Here are a few tips to help guide you in the safe operation of your furnace. * Change the filter. This is one of the easiest maintenance items you can do. A dirty filter not only blocks airflow, […]