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Free Small Coffee from McDonald's through Monday, Sept. 29

Free Small Coffee from McDonald's through Monday, Sept. 29

McDonald's coffee may not be the preferred source of caffine for coffee snobs who frequent Third Wave coffee establishments, but when the price is right, McDonald's is good enough for me. Through Monday, Sept. 29, McDonalds is giving away a..... Read More

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The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Fruits and Vegetables

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Fruits and Vegetables

Jessica Shade

 

Dr. Jessica Shade is the Director of Science Programs for The Organic Center, a non-profit research and education organization focused on evidence-based science about the environmental and health benefits of organic food and farming.

Do you think eating organic is better for you? Recent studies are backing up what many thought: organic foods do indeed have a healthier nutritional profile than their conventional counterparts. And they’re also lower in pesticide residues... Read More

Grow with the Gardeners at the Library

Grow with the Gardeners at the Library

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes the Yolo County Master Gardeners on Sunday, September 21, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Blanchard Room.

Volunteers from Yolo County Master Gardeners will answer your questions and provide helpful information about gardening in drought conditions.  This month’s topics include colorful container gardening, edible and ornamental gardening, gardening for all abilities, and easy fall planting.

“Master Gardeners provide research-based information and assistance to home gardeners,” said Patty Wong, Yolo County Librarian.  “Come and ask a question!”

Essay contest announced as part of 227th year of U.S. Constitution

Essay contest announced as part of 227th year of U.S. Constitution

There are a number of events and displays in Davis ..... Read More

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Study solves the mystery of bluetongue livestock disease

Study solves the mystery of bluetongue livestock disease

Veterinary researchers monitored cows and tiny gnat-like biting midges on a Northern California dairy to discover where the bluetongue virus hides during the winter... Read More

West Nile virus poses special September threat

West Nile virus poses special September threat


SACRAMENTO - The West Nile virus continues to be a problem throughout California with more than twice the number of human cases compared to same time last year.

All month, public health officials have focused on preventive spraying across the region to combat the West Nile virus. One recent target was Oki Park, near Rosemont. That was good news for those gathered at the park Saturday afternoon, especially for Lyn Piegaro who was diagnosed with West Nile virus several years ago.

"It's debilitating. It's very hard, and I'm guessing for the kids and older people it's even worse, which is why I'm very happy that they spray," Piegaro said.

The website FIGHTtheBITE.net shows recently sprayed areas like the section of the American River just north of Oki Park.

Vacaville employees halt strike after city agrees to mediation


VACAVILLE - The city of Vacaville is back to normal for the time being now that striking city employees have temporarily agreed to go back to work.

Members of Local 39 came off the picket lines Friday afternoon after the city agreed to mediation as contract negotiations continue.

Since Wednesday, Local 39 member Alex Mummert and nearly 100 of the city's operating engineers who maintain critical infrastructure have been on the sidewalks outside City Hall and on other picket lines. Their goal has been to raise public awareness about Vacaville's move to cut wages for Local 39 members by 21.5 percent. Union leaders said for their members that could be as much as $1,200 to $1,500 per month.

"My rent payment is $1,500 a month, so if I can find a house to live in for 300 bucks a month, I'm good. Anybody know where that is?" Mummert asked.