Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuleyome Tales: Be safe on wilderness trails

By Bob Schneider In August, in extreme heat, there were at least two rescues of hiking groups in our region. Heat stroke is definitely life-threatening and we are pleased that all are safe now. Thank you to our emergency personnel. But, let’s be perfectly clear. These rescues should never have been needed. One of my […]

Cache Creek Regional Park to close after Labor Day weekend

Throw that tent in the back of the car and gather up the kids: The Cache Creek Regional Park campground and day use sites will close after Labor Day weekend. Already this summer, the park has seen limited use, after the camp hosts hired to stand watch over the summer failed a background check and […]

Elaine Dracia Greenberg

July 15, 1939 — Aug. 15, 2014 Elaine was born and raised in Los Angeles and came to Davis as a freshman to study biochemistry. After graduation, she worked briefly as a biochemist in the Bay Area before returning to work at UC Davis. She co-authored many scientific publications between 1963 and 1986. During this time […]

Environmental update: Share water conservation ideas on city website

With low groundwater levels and the worst drought California has seen, the city of Davis is committed to working with the community to save water. The city has launched SaveDavisWater.org, a website that provides conservation tips, rebates, workshop information and more. The city encourages residents to share photos of creative conservation ideas and techniques. Pictures […]

Bodega Marine Laboratory hosts open house

UC Davis’ Bodega Marine Laboratory will host a “Meet the Scientists” open house on Saturday, Sept. 13, to showcase the latest research in marine science. Everyone is invited to visit research labs, talk with scientists and enjoy hands-on demonstrations. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. Research projects at the lab focus on […]

Local group charts a year’s worth of beauty in flowers

The Davis Flower Arrangers are beginning their 2014-15 program with Courtney Kett, owner and designer for Dixon Florist of Dixon, demonstrating new arrangements and relating current news from her floral world at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Flowers for the season will be Kett’s theme for flower creations. […]

UCD West Village gets an electric Zipcar

Zipcar has announced it will park a 2014 Honda Fit electric vehicle at UC Davis’ West Village, the largest planned net zero energy community in the United States. In the course of a year, the community is designed to generate as much energy as it consumes. The electric vehicle aims to help address one of the […]

Davis Arts Center: Kids’ art contest promotes healthy food choices

Here in Yolo County, we are surrounded by beautiful farmlands and gardens that produce delicious, healthy foods. We are lucky to live in an area where farmers markets, school gardens and nutrition education are central aspects of our community’s culture. In celebration of that culture, and to encourage continuing conversations about healthy eating choices among […]

Celebrate these Hall of Famers

What: Davis High School Hall of Fame induction dinner for Doug Arnold, Rachel Moore, Paul Ochs, Marcy Place Sheehan and Wanda Winton When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 Where: ARC Ballroom, UC Davis Tickets: $65 per person, or a table of 10 may be reserved for a $1,000 sponsorship; in addition, locals are asked to thank […]

Documentary reveals ‘The Village Under the Forest’

The documentary, “The Village Under the Forest,” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The screening is sponsored by the Davis Committee for Palestinian Rights. This South African award-winning film reveals the disturbing and poignant story of Israel’s […]

Workshop teaches how to convert water-hungry lawn to drought-tolerant landscape

The California Native Grasslands Association will host a lawn conversion workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theater at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis. This one-day workshop will give participants in-depth information for converting high water-use conventional lawns into low water-use, native and climate-appropriate landscapes. It will provide a variety of […]

A warm welcome from the boss

Davis schools Superintendent Winfred Roberson says hello to Allison Henley, left, who will teach art at Davis and Da Vinci high schools, and Kaitlyn Fuller, who will teach English at Da Vinci High, at Friday’s welcome breakfast for 90 new teachers and staff in the Davis Joint Unified School District. It’s the largest group of new […]

Wolk bill would require reporting of water system leaks

In the face of California’s ongoing drought, the state Senate voted unanimously Tuesday in support of strengthening requirements that urban water districts report to the state their water losses through leaks in their water systems. SB 1420, authored by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, is now on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. He has 12 days to consider the […]