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Turn up the heat with summer grilling

Davis is hot, but these grills give the summer heat a run for its money. Davis Ace Hardware serves up its own slice of heat in its housewares section at 240 G St. While a walk through the barbecue section might make you say ”charcoals and smokers and gas grills, oh my!,” sales associates are there to help beginners […]

Drought tolerant gardening adds interest and color

By Solvej Schou When my fiancé and I moved to Pasadena a couple of years ago, we quickly learned that planting perkily delicate flowers is a no-no. They wilt like socks in the brutal sun. So we dug two beds near our front porch and set out to create drought-tolerant gardens dotted with beautiful, twisty […]

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

Hard water, hot summers and drought conditions yield beauty

There are many colorful, drought-tolerant plants that thrive in our area and will have your gardens ready for year-round enjoyment. Featured are just a few ‘Yolo Wonders’— plants that have proven to grow extremely well in our region, seeming to love our hard water, hot weather and clay soils. — Courtesy of Three Palms Nursery […]

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

Halloween at the Hattie

Ghosts, goblins, kids of all ages and their escorts are invited to visit the Hattie Weber Museum in Central Park on Saturday, Nov. 1, for healthy treats and some simple craft projects. The museum is at 445 C St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Exhibits on the history […]

October 24, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Unitrans persists through changing times

In 1968, when the Associated Students of UC Davis decided to start a bus system for UCD students, they considered contracting with a school bus operator. But the little-kid image associated with a yellow school bus “wasn’t what students wanted,” said Unitrans general manager Anthony Palmere. “The idea was to make the service attractive to […]

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

Snapshot: Fixit stations help cyclists

The Davis Bike Club and the city worked together to bring do-it-yourself bicycle maintenance stands to Davis. Bicyclists in need of a tune-up can now find blue Dero Fixit stations around town, including in front of the Southern Pacific Train Depot, Second and H streets, on the south side of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, Third […]

October 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Rents, home prices rising in Davis as university expands, economy recovers

Empty-nesters and families with children are deciding the time is now to buy a house in Davis. Apartments for lease and homes for sale can be found in Davis — but they are in comparatively short supply, and a bit more costly than they were last year at this time. The basic housing stock of […]

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

Farm to Fork movement thrives locally

Surrounded by agriculture, residents of Yolo County have bountiful opportunities to eat produce grown by neighbors. Nonprofits like Yolo Farm to Fork support gardens in schools, teaching kids about food from seed to plate. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscriptions are available from a wide variety of farms and cooperatives, including Full Belly Farms and Good […]

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

The Avid Reader

Question: Who’s “family” for The Avid Reader and The Avid Reader Active and their owner Alzada Knickerbocker? Answer: The staff at the two stores and the community they serve — the residents of Davis, of course, but also all those who believe in the local, independent store and consciously choose to buy there. The original […]

July 31, 2014 | Posted in All in the Family | Tagged ,

Sunrise Rotary improves the future for youths

Thousands of Davis youths enjoy a better quality of life and improved hope for the future, thanks to the annual efforts of the Davis Sunrise Rotary. “Davis Sunrise Rotarians continue to develop ongoing projects to help kids because we believe youth deserve a better future,” said club president Susanne Rockwell. Projects include presenting Student of […]

June 22, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Visitors’ Guide: Bicycling

Davis takes its reputation as the bicycle capital of the country seriously, and there are many ways this town proves its loyalty to pedal power. It has earned the title of “America’s Best Bicycling City” because of its high volume of bicycle use, its renowned system of bikeways and cyclist-friendly facilities, and supportive city and […]

June 12, 2014 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

‘Belle': Rings a robust note

“Belle” Four stars Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson, Sarah Gadon, Tom Felton, Sam Reid, James Norton Rating: PG, and mostly harmless, aside from an unexpectedly vulgar sexual assault Strong performances highlight well-intentioned historical drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Even under dire circumstances, virtuous individuals will stand against the entrenched […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Movies | Tagged ,

Lara Downes to premiere Billie Holiday program at Mondavi Center

That’s the ticket What: Lara Downes, premiering a Billie Holiday-inspired concert project, “But Beautiful” When: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18 Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $46 general, $19 students; www.mondaviarts.org, 530-754-2787 When pianist Lara Downes was a girl of 7, she took classes on Saturdays at the […]

May 09, 2014 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Parade marshals put down roots here, strengthened community

Carol Sconyers’ first waves to a Picnic Day crowd came alongside her husband, Hal, atop a fraternity parade float. “It was 62 years ago that we were on that float. We were in black graduation caps and gowns. It was terribly windy — they almost had to cancel Picnic Day — so we were trying […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Picnic Day | Tagged ,
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