Senior Emergency Kits offered for free

A local senior care company is providing a free kit to help adult children prepare for emergencies involving their aging parents. Research conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network has revealed that many grown children don’t know all they should about their older adults’ medical histories. That’s why the agency has worked with Humana Points […]

AP courses can boost GPA, but too many can overload a student

Go deeper Davis High School offers 24 Advanced Placement courses, including: Studio Art AP (seniors with teacher approval) Art History AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Biology AP Chemistry AP English Literature and Composition AP Micro/Macro Economics AP French 5 & 6 AP German 5 & 6 AP Human Geography AP Japanese 5 Language […]

AARP offers driver safety refresher course

An AARP Driver Safety Renewal Class will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Senior Center, 646 A St. Seniors must have taken the two-day class within the past three years to take the renewal class. A two-day class will be presented on Wednesday and Thursday, July 20 and […]

Summer luncheon kicks off with live music

Senior Citizens of Davis will offer a lunch and entertainment at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The Mike Justis Band, a local band, will perform summer tunes and Atria Covell Gardens will cater a cold buffet with Caesar salad; a variety of wraps with deli meats; chips; and fruit salad with […]

Program explores Gold Rush days

Davis author Ruth Chambers will present a program about California’s Gold Rush days at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Once the famous Granny Muffin of Davis Community Television, Chambers  now works with the Living History Program at the Sacramento History Museum. She has a Gold Rush puppet show, which covers […]

Senior Center parking lot sale set June 18

Do you need to clean out those closets and garages? Or do you just like shopping for bargains? Then, check out the Davis Senior Center’s Summer Parking Lot Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 18. Space rentals are on sale at the front desk of the Senior Center, 646 A St. The cost […]

Dr. McCloud’s 14 hints for healthy aging

Physician Michael K. McCloud recalls the incident fondly. On one typical Saturday evening about two years ago, he received a telephone call. A woman who recently had moved to a retirement community began experiencing painful symptoms of a urinary infection. Because she recently relocated, she had no local physician in the area yet. A friend […]

Wheelchair transfers: Safety and mobility in senior care

Caregiving requires transferring an elder safely from a wheelchair to a commode, to a bed, to a shower bench, to a car, and then back again. The key to transfers is the pivot. If your elder has equal strength in both legs, both must be used for pivoting. If the elder is weak on one […]

Wineaux: Don’t miss the Winkler Dinner — great food, great wine

Every year, the student group DEVO (Davis Enology and Viticulture Organization) puts on a fundraising gala, the Winkler Dinner. It used to take place under the famous Winkler vine that at one time covered 3,600 square feet and produced 150 pounds of fruit a year. Named for the late Professor of Viticulture Albert J. Winkler, […]

Name droppers: Kelly Garbach receives ag sustainability award

Kelly Garbach, a UC Davis graduate student, was named the first Eric Bradford and Charlie Rominger Agricultural Sustainability Leadership Award winner in May. Given by the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis, the award is meant to recognize and honor individuals who exhibit the leadership, work ethic and integrity epitomized by the late Eric Bradford, a livestock […]

From the ground up: Brined grape leaves

While Georgeanne was in France investigating hand-harvested sea salt last week, I was working with grape leaves. Grape leaves are edible and may be used as you would a cabbage leaf for wrapping. Late spring is their time, and I experimented with harvesting, canning and stuffing leaves from the vines that shade my summer table. […]

Community is Hand in Hand with local nonprofit

Davis Community Meals and the Davis Odd Fellows will host the third annual Hand in Hand buffet dinner and raffle Sunday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Local chef Mary Philip will prepare and serve a three-course Indian cuisine dinner. The evening will be hosted by Dave Rosenberg and will […]

Harper students sample tasty, healthy lunches

Many students at Harper Junior High got a tasty treat at lunch Friday, as Staff Sgt. Irene Salas and three other chefs from Travis Air Force Base visited the school to prepare Mongolian barbecue, cooked to order. The military chefs joined Rafaelita Curva and members of the Davis school district’s Student Nutrition Services staff to prepare the special menu. Students […]

Woodland Veterinary Hospital offers free summer classes for kids

Woodland Veterinary Hospital, Pet Hotel & Training Center will once again offer free VSI (Veterinary Science Investigation) classes this summer to local students ages 10 and older. These classes lay a foundation for basic pet care and give a behind-the-scenes look at a full-service veterinary hospital, pet hotel and training center. Classes will include informational presentations, […]