Center hosts driver safety class

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be offered from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 20 and 21, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Class size is limited and advance registration is required. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non‐members. To register, bring a check made out […]

Tickets on sale soon for May 20 dance

Senior Citizens of Davis announces the formation of the new SCD/Davis Dance Club committee, with the merger of the Davis Dance Club group into the SCD fold. The group plans an evening of dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. More details will be posted soon on […]

Poetry, Greek celebration planned at Senior Center

Greek culture and poetry will be celebrated in the next few weeks at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Join Davis’ Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein for interactive poetry from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Participants are invited to bring their own poems and/or their favorite poems to share. […]

Helping seniors communicate: Speech and language therapy at home

Many seniors, especially those who have suffered strokes, require speech and language therapy. If your elder’s insurance won’t pay for a speech therapist, and you can’t afford one, you can still give speech therapy to your parent on your own. The first step in speech therapy is to improve the dexterity of the mouth and […]

Glacier Circle celebrates five years

Glacier Circle in West Davis, the nation’s first senior co-housing community, is celebrating five years of elders living together. Its members say “We’re becoming more like a family every day.” Their history goes back almost 10 years, when several Davis friends set out to explore the possibility of group living somewhere in the city. Their […]

Café to be featured on Food Network

The wait is over. Putah Creek Café, the popular restaurant in downtown Winters, gets its moment in the national spotlight Monday when the Food Network airs an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” filmed last August. Host Guy Fieri will feature chef Fred Reyes and reveal the secrets of some of the café’s stellar menu […]

School plant sales now under way

Spring is right around the corner, and students from three Davis schools want to help you beautify your garden. Birch Lane and Korematsu elementary schools, along with the Davis High School chapter of Future Farmers of America, are holding an online sale of all the plants, veggies, herbs and succulents your garden needs. Six-packs of […]

World War 1 on display

Students at Da Vinci High School welcomed the public to their annual World War I Museum Night earlier this month. Teams of students created exhibits depicting the role of each country during the great war and students acted as docents for guests. Exhibits explored the power of propaganda, the assassination that started it all, and […]

Easy edibles

We get questions. I have never planted a living thing before. I have a patio and I want to plant some edible things. Which fruit trees do you have to spray for bugs? There are lots of new gardeners these days planting fruit trees and vegetables. Many express concern about the amount of time or […]

Girl Scout leads successful clothing drive

For parents struggling financially, clothing usually takes a back seat to more pressing needs. “On the list of priorities for these families,” says 14-year-old Girl Scout Grace Richey, “clothing doesn’t come first. It’s usually rent, food and bills.” That’s why, when Richey was looking for a community service project to fulfill requirements for her Silver […]

Hospital food sheds its bad rap

Mihaela Iosif rinses, peels and chops a basketful of bright and cheerfully orange sweet potatoes in preparation for dinner. She pauses, turns and pulls out the turkey roasting in the oven behind her and tests the temperature. Like any good cook, Iosif handles her ingredients with care and takes pride in her food. Her kitchen is […]

She’s not THAT Rebecca Black, and she tweets with civility

Did you know that Rebecca Black lives in Davis? No, not the 13-year-old singer of the viral hit, “Friday.” Rebecca Black of Davis is a 56-year-old etiquette expert: an irony, considering the recent barrage of Internet attacks against the singer, and by accident, the etiquette expert as well. “Friday,” performed by 13-year-old Rebecca Black of […]

The compassion corner

For nearly two years, David Breaux, also know as the “Compassion Guy,” has been standing on the corner of Third and C streets in downtown Davis with a pen and paper, asking passersby to write down their definition of compassion. Breaux, a Stanford graduate, was inspired to do the project after hearing Karen Armstrong, a […]

Plenty of bargains for generous donors

My daughter Benedicta teaches at the small, always-struggling Mendocino Waldorf School. She works long days and most weekends, spending inordinate amounts of time preparing class, going to seminars (at her expense), attending faculty and board meetings, meeting with parents and helping any student who needs her. On a recent Saturday (after arriving home at 8 […]