‘Departures’ concludes film series at Senior Center

“Departures,” the final film in the Davis Senior Center’s Film and Spirituality Series, will be screened at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. In this 2008 Japanese film, a newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. “Departures” won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the year. “It’s a delightful […]

Talk to cover Alzheimer’s warning signs

As people age, some memory loss is normal, but some is not. A presentation on Tuesday, Aug. 30, will discuss how to tell the difference. A representative of the Alzheimer’s Association will cover the warning signs of dementia. The talk starts at 10 a.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

Classes to review driver safety July 20-21

A two-day AARP Drivers Safety Class will be offered Wednesday and Thursday, July 20 and 21, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. “Cars have changed and so have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads we drive on every day. This class will help to bring you up to speed,” a class description […]

Summer ‘LuWoW’ party set Aug. 9

Senior Citizens of Davis will present a Summer “LuWoW” Party at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Entertainment features island dancers with the music of “Aloha Polynesia.” Lunch will be a luau spread catered by Atria Covell Gardens. The cost is $7 for SCD members and $10 for nonmembers. Admission […]

Senior Citizen Commission to meet July 14

The city of Davis Senior Citizen Commission will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Senior Center, 646 A St. The public is encouraged and welcome to attend. Agendas and past meeting minutes may be viewed online at www.cityofdavis.org/meetings.

Police dog to visit Senior Center

Davis police Officer Lee Hatfield and his K9 partner, Hurricane, will visit the Davis Senior Center at noon Wednesday, July 13. Hurricane is a multipurpose police dog trained to search for people, drugs, evidence and to apprehend suspects. “He is a very social and well-mannered dog that loves attention,” an announcement said. Hurricane has worked […]

Raber-Weil engagement

Jonathan Raber and Meredith Weil, both of Los Angeles, are engaged to be married on May 12, 2012. The bride-elect is the daughter of Robert and Kathy Weil of Seal Beach. She is a graduate of Los Alamitos High School in Seal Beach and Chico State University. She is employed as an account executive at […]

Raber-Mahoney engagement

Patrick Raber and Katelynn Mahoney, both of Menlo Park, are engaged to be married on Oct. 8, 2011, in Menlo Park. The bride-elect is the daughter of Greg and Tamara Mahoney of Elk Grove. She is a graduate of Sheldon High School and Chico State University. She is employed as a recruiting coordinator with Google […]

Future subscribers: Elliot Ryan Hirson

Antonia and Greg Hirson of Davis are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Elliot Ryan Hirson. He was born on March 22, 2011, in Roseville. He weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces. His mother is a teacher at Harper Junior High School. His father is a graduate student at UC Davis. His grandparents are […]

Science grad wins fellowship, will embark on teaching career

Jessica Scheimer, a UC Davis graduate, is one of five prospective teachers in the state and 36 in the nation to win a $150,000 Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship this year. Scheimer, who graduated in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in physics, plans to teach science at Jesuit High School in Carmichael this fall. She’s finishing […]

Wineaux: Big bargains coming from Portugal

Alcohol heats. Good news:  On a cold winter day, a glass of hearty red wine will warm you right up. Bad news:  On a hot summer day, a glass of hearty red wine will warm you right up and up and up. Which explains why, as the thermometer edges toward triple digits, I — not […]

Davis man competes in world’s highest endurance race

Check it out What: Honza Rejmanek’s third bid to win the X-Alps race When and where: Starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, July 17, in Salzburg, Austria, and ending 10 to 12 days later in Monaco Watch it: Follow the race in real time at http://www.redbullXAlps.com You can help: To support Rejmanek’s efforts, donations can be made […]

Cipperly heads to Japan after graduating from UC Berkeley

Ian Blaise Cipperly graduated with honors from UC Berkeley on May 14 with a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies. His honors thesis was “The Demon’s Gift: The use of tengu and mountain asceticism by the warriors of Japan.” Cipperly will live in Japan for one year before continuing his studies in graduate school. Cipperly, the […]

From field to fork: As produce costs rise, buy smart

Produce prices are on the rise, in case you haven’t noticed. In response, people buy less produce, according to the United Fresh Produce Association. You might intuitively think that in particular, shoppers are buying less organic produce, since it usually costs more. Not so, the merry fellows and gals at the association are reporting. (I wonder what they did […]