Author debuts her vampire novel, with a twist

Meet the author Who: Davis author Virna DePaul When and where: Meet-and-greet at Borders Books & Music, 500 First St., at 4 p.m. Friday; open house book launch party at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday Info: The “Twilight” series, “True Blood,” “The Vampire Diaries” … vampires […]

Name droppers: Dr. Bringhurst joins Woodland Healthcare Board

Woodland Healthcare family practice physician Dr. John Bringhurst has joined Woodland Healthcare’s Community Board. Bringhurst has been a family practice physician with Woodland Clinic Medical Group for the past 14 years. He was raised in Davis, and now lives with his family in Woodland. He has been strongly involved with the Hispanic community in Yolo […]

UCD participates in research on macular degeneration

UC Davis ophthalmologists are among the group of national researchers reporting results from the first year of a two-year clinical trial that showed Avastin, a drug approved to treat some cancers that is commonly used off-label to treat age-related macular degeneration, is as effective as the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug Lucentis for treating AMD. […]

Enjoy a ‘Moonlight Cabaret’ at Senior Center

Senior Citizens of Davis and the Davis Dance Club will present their inaugural event together, a “Moonlight Cabaret,” from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for a night of dancing and entertainment. Refreshments, appetizers and door prizes will be provided by […]

Seniors celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Senior Citizens of Davis will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. This year’s celebration will feature the music of Mariachi Mi Tierra from Sacramento and a lunch catered by Atria Covell Gardens. Luncheon tickets are available through Friday, May 6, for […]

Secret Garden Bird Walk still has openings

Space is still available for the Secret Garden Bird Walk scheduled for Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. Guests are invited to visit a beautiful private garden and take a guided bird walk along a secluded stretch of Putah Creek in this benefit event for Putah Creek Council. The Kusch family’s two-acre garden is filled […]

Remember Princess Diana at Senior Center

Community members are invited to a presentation on “Remembering Princess Diana” at 2 p.m. Friday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Susan Maxwell Skinner was a member of the princess’ accredited press corps and followed the royals for eight of the Diana years. She will talk about those years and showcase a portion […]

Presentation offers legal planning advice

The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will host a presentation titled “Powers of Attorney and Advanced Health Care Directives: Are They the Right Tools for You?” at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. An attorney from the nonprofit Legal Services of Northern California will explain some legal planning documents and take questions. The speaker will […]

Davis bands going to the JAMMIES

The young members of the band Smack Jupiter are hoping the third time’s the charm when they take the stage at the JAMMIES in Sacramento later this month. Band members, all junior high school students in Davis, may well be among the youngest performers competing in the finals of the Sacramento News and Review’s annual […]

Scan-and-notify system is a big success

It was six weeks ago that “Scan and Notify” came to Birch Lane Elementary School. Interested students were given rubber bracelets with barcode tags that they would scan each morning as they arrived at the school’s bike racks. The information was recorded in a laptop computer and an instant text, email or phone message was sent […]

RootStock hosts olive oil tasting

Eight local producers of extra virgin olive oil will conduct an olive oil tasting and education session from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at RootStock Specialty Gifts and Tasting Room, 22 Main St. in Winters. Producers from Bear Flag Farm, Copper Hill, Frate Sole, Hillstone Olive Oil, Quinta do Sol, Route 3, Taber […]

Learn more about fruit tree pruning

The public is invited to a fruit tree summer pruning workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. Participants will learn about the benefits of pruning fruit trees during the growing season and how to control the size of trees. Yolo County UC Cooperative Extension Master […]

Farm families’ descendants reunite to celebrate church’s 140th anniversary

When the little wood frame church fell still again, 85-year-old Eileen Hyde and her 6-year-old grandson made their way between the pews. “One hundred and forty years, can you believe this church is that old?” asked Eileen wearing a pastel print blouse and using a cane to move along behind Christian, who had a half-eaten […]

Free workshops offered at Central Park Gardens

Harvesting mushrooms in the comfort of your own kitchen is quite doable. Master Gardener Bill Reinert will present a free workshop on “How to Grow Mushrooms at Home” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Central Park Gardens in Davis. Mediterranean gardens are well-suited to the Central Valley climate. Master Gardener Jan […]