Tax help offered at Senior Center

The Senior Center offers free tax preparation services by experienced volunteers for low- and moderate-income individuals. Appointments will continue through Wednesday, April 13. Appointments, which are each one hour long, can be made by calling the office at (530) 757-5696. Appointments are available during the following times: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, 1 to 5 […]

Greek celebration set April 12

The Davis Senior Center and Senior Citizens of Davis will present “Opa! Greek Food and Fun!” from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. Tickets are $10 per person, $8 for SCD members. Admission includes Greek food, entertainment and raffle prizes. Attendees are encouraged to bring quarters to take part in a special bidding raffle, […]

Center plans St. Patrick’s Day celebration

A St. Patrick’s Day celebration is planned at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The party includes coffee, tea and dessert as well as musical entertainment by fiddlers from the Waldorf School. To reserve a spot for this free event, call (530) 757-5696.

Dementia Reality Tour aims to help caregivers

Immersion Reality Education of Salida will present the Dementia Reality Tour on Saturday, March 19, at Palm Gardens, 240 Palm Ave., Woodland. This event, which is free to the public, will run every 20 minutes between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Each session will last 35 minutes. “True understanding comes not only from education but […]


Whitney Reed and Bryan Ireland, both of San Diego, were married on Oct. 22, 2010, at the beach in Mission Bay, San Diego. The bride is the daughter of Dave Reed and Sheryl Cambron, both of Davis. She is a 2003 graduate of Davis High School. She graduated from San Diego State University in 2007. […]

Weight Watchers meetings

Weight Watchers meetings take place weekly in Davis. Redwood Park, 1111 Anderson Rd.: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Physical Edge, 1460 Drew Ave., Suite 200: Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

Weight no more

A new Weight Watchers program that focuses on healthier choices may help tip the scale for those struggling to keep the pounds off. After 13 years of the original points program, Points Plus launched in late November. Watching their weight in a whole new way, members on Points Plus are now looking at total fiber, […]

Name droppers: Burkett designs curriculum for Singapore

Holly Burkett, Ph.D., SPHR of Evaluation Works in Davis, recently has returned from Singapore, where she provided technical expertise in curriculum design and program evaluation for faculty with the International Management Development Program of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). The Union is a leader in technical assistance, research and education […]

Grad students introduce kids to ah-ha! moments of science

On a recent day in a busy sixth-grade classroom in Sacramento, the students are learning how to build a battery from a grapefruit. The students don safety glasses, then poke zinc nails through the fruit’s thick rind and wire the nails to a voltage meter. The Foothill Oaks Elementary School students are, indeed, learning the […]

From the ground up: Grits go mainstream

Grits, which are small broken grains of corn, have long been associated with Southern cooking, and some of us Northerners, like me, have never eaten any until recently. Ann, however, has been eating grits most of her life. She spent her childhood summers in North Carolina when grits were one of the South’s best-kept secrets. […]

Davis agents are selling wheel estate

Team Leslie, a pair of Davis real estate agents, have put a new spin on the traditional tour of homes for sale. Rather than zipping down the street in a car, agents Leslie Tuel and Leslie Blevins offer clients the option of touring homes by bike. Pedaling through a neighborhood, potential home buyers can slow […]

New leg, and new outlook

FAIRFIELD — When Samson Ngutwa, 37, met certified prosthetist orthoticist Michael Bright, the Fairfield practitioner could see bone peeking through the raw and irritated skin on the side of Ngutwa’s left knee. The prosthetic leg that Ngutwa had purchased in his native country of Malawi was rubbing the area raw at the spot on his […]

Audrey Marie Crane

Allison and Tyler Crane of Enumclaw, Wash., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Marie Crane. She was born on Jan. 7, 2011, at Enumclaw Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Her father is an English teacher at Enumclaw High School. Her mother is a […]

Ren Jackson Nico Cornes

Susannah and Misha Cornes of San Francisco are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ren Jackson Nico Cornes. He was born Oct. 12, 2010, at UC San Francisco Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. His father, a freelance design consultant, grew up in Davis and attended […]