Talk set on role of imaging in breast cancer

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization’s next open-door educational meeting will feature a talk on the “Role of Imaging in Breast Cancer: MRI, Mammography …” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Dr. Nicole Carbo, a diagnostic radiologist at Radiological Associates of Sacramento, will discuss what role various imaging techniques play in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The […]

Community invited to watch LDS conference broadcast

The Davis community is invited to join millions of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world on Saturday and Sunday for the church’s 181st semi-annual general conference. The sessions will be broadcast locally at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Davis Media Access’ Channel 15, with […]

Flower Arrangers to hear from Ledonne

The Davis Flower Arrangers will welcome a return engagement of Marie Ledonne as the speaker for their monthly meeting Wednesday. She will demonstrate a variety of arrangements inspired by her 20 years of Ikebana studies. Ledonne is a member of the Sacramento Flower Guild and her presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at International House, […]

Yamato brings thunderous drums to Jackson Hall

The Japanese taiko drumming group Yamato — which combines traditional drumming with dramatic athleticism, theatrical lighting and special effects — returns to the Mondavi Center on Oct. 6.

The booming sound of the group’s large drums can be particularly impressive in the reverberant acoustic setting of Jackson Hall. This year, Yamato is bringing a new show titled “Gamushara,” which can be roughly translated as “work(ing) really hard.”

Tickets are $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 for students, available at or (530) 754-2787.

Engineers to rappel down Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — Structural engineers are preparing to rappel down the Washington Monument to check on damage caused by last month’s earthquake. Carol Johnson, a National Park Service spokeswoman, said Wednesday morning that a team was inside the monument and preparing to begin the work. The team of two women and two men will ascend […]

DACHA dissolution stalled four months

Faced with complaints of improper noticing for the dissolution of the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association, the City Council decided Tuesday night to start the process over again. Re-noticing will delay the dissolution for 120 days, bumping the public hearing on the issue until the Feb. 7 City Council meeting. The residents and members of […]

Bake sale heats up UC Berkeley

BERKELEY — A face-off on the UC Berkeley campus Tuesday pitted Democrats vs. Republicans, pro-affirmative-action students vs. those favoring race-blind policies and, ultimately, cupcakes vs. brownies. None other than former UC Regent and affirmative-action opponent Ward Connerly showed up at Sproul Plaza to help campus Republicans sell frosted cupcakes priced according to the race of […]

Turns out, we didn’t know zip

CAVE JUNCTION, ORE. — I had heard of this place hidden among the tall firs in the remote backwoods of Southern Oregon. Somehow, though, despite a number of visits to my home state, I had never made it here, partly, I suppose, because you are not going to accidentally trip upon it. No, you have to […]

Talk turtle on Sunday

UC Davis professor Brad Shaffer tells a group gathered in the Arboretum about the native and introduced turtles living in the waterway there. He’ll give another turtle talk from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, followed by a tour of favorite turtle basking spots. Admission is free. The group will meet on the Wyatt Deck, adjacent […]

Nominations sought for top citizen awards

Details What: Nomination letters for Davis’ Citizen of the Year and Brinley Award winner When: Deadline for receipt is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 Where: Email nominations as attachments to Judy Wydick at or mail to 2620 Corona Drive, Davis, CA 95616 Info: (530) 756-1171 or Nominations are now being sought for the […]

Friday is deadline for sunflower contest

Did you plant sunflowers this year? NAMI-Yolo, a local education, advocacy and support organization working to improve the lives of people with psychiatric disorders, is looking for the tallest sunflower in Yolo County. To enter: * Take a photograph of you, your family or friend beside your sunflower; * Measure and record its height in […]

First wetlands tour of the season is Oct. 8

Early fall is an exciting time to visit the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Join Yolo Basin Foundation docents in the Wildlife Area on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon for the first free public tour of the 2011-12 season. The time between the harvests of the wild and white rice crops provides abundant […]

St. Martin’s is moving back in

After more than four months of work, remodeling of the church building at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane, will be completed this week in time for the 10 a.m. service Sunday, church officials announced. Remodeling work continues at the parish hall, which is used by Davis Community Meals and many other […]