Partnership addresses global food security, environmental quality

By Ann Filmer Two of the world’s leading agricultural and environmental universities — UC Davis and Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands — signed a momentous cooperative agreement at UCD last month that will coordinate scientific research and implement business connections on major issues related to global food security, human nutrition, water and […]

Odd Fellows bingo benefits Yolo Wayfarer Center

The Davis Odd Fellows will host Second Sunday Bingo to benefit the Yolo Wayfarer Center this weekend. Doors open at noon and bingo begins at 1 p.m. Cash prizes are up to $250 per game, plus pull-tab instant winners up to $100. The Yolo Wayfarer Center was founded in 1983 by a group of concerned […]

Team Blend members share their experiences

Members of Da Vinci High School’s “Team Blend,” which traveled to Nicaragua over the summer to teach residents of a remote village how to build bicycle-powered blenders, will share their experiences with the public during a program at International House Davis, 10 College Park, on Thursday evening. The program runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. […]

Yolo Hospice offers grief workshops

The holidays can make grieving for a loved one especially difficult. Support, knowledge and guidance can help. Yolo Hospice will offer two workshops, which will present useful tools provided by experts in the field as well as emotional support from others facing similar situations. The tools and support will help workshop participants and others living […]

NAMI-Yolo support group meets Wednesday

A support group offered by NAMI-Yolo for those who care for a family member or friend with serious mental illness will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the César Chávez housing complex multipurpose room, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The complex is just north of the Lexington Apartments on the east side of […]

Mental health support offered in Spanish

NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness, sponsors an ongoing support group in Spanish for those who care for a family member or friend living with a psychiatric disorder. The support group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Yolo Family Resource Center, 828 Court St. in Woodland. It provides Yolo […]

Farmers Market showcased in new cookbook

Details What: “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” by Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans When: Will be published in March; gift cards redeemable for signed copies may be purchased at the Davis Farmers Market beginning Saturday, Nov. 26 Where: Market booth in Central Park, Fourth and C streets Sneak peek: When The Davis Farmers […]

Woman injured in I-80 crash

Fatigue may have been the cause of an early-morning crash Saturday that injured a Rancho Cordova woman on Interstate 80 in Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Nicole Francisco, 18, was traveling in the slow lane of eastbound I-80 west of Mace Boulevard at about 5:10 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, her Toyota Scion […]

RootStock welcomes back Chicken & Dumpling

Visitors to Winters are invited to enjoy a glass of wine as they listen to the down-home delta-style blues of Chicken & Dumpling from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock, 22 Main St. The duo features Charles “Chicken” Oriel on guitar and Julia “Dumpling” Simon on bass. Their music is inspired by Robert Johnson, […]

Provenza available Wednesday for coffee, conversation

Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza of Davis will be at Common Grounds coffee shop, 2171 Cowell Blvd., Suite D, from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday to talk with constituents about issues affecting Davis and Yolo County. Provenza will have information about the Yolo County Family Justice Center and the services it provides to victims of […]

Yamada kicks off campaign with harvest reception fundraiser

All are invited to a harvest reception for Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis. Guests will enjoy a casual afternoon with fine food and wines presented by Tony and Rhonda Gruska, and celebrate with old friends as Yamada kicks off her 2012 […]

Seniors can call for pickup of household hazardous waste

Senior or disabled residents who cannot drive, and who have household hazardous waste in need of proper disposal, may schedule a free pickup of their waste. Yolo County residents 65 years and older qualify for this service. Material that can be collected include batteries, cleaning supplies, lighter fluid, antifreeze, aerosol cans (no empties), garden pesticides […]

Landslide in Colombia leaves at least 14 dead

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Red Cross official says a landslide caused by heavy rains in northwest Colombia has killed 14 people and left dozens more missing. Cesar Uruena says more than 14 homes were buried by the landslide in the city of Manizales in Caldas state, 102 miles northwest of the capital, Bogota. The […]

Thousands demonstrate against Berlusconi

ROME (AP) — Tens of thousands of opposition activists demonstrated in central Rome on Saturday for the ouster of Premier Silvio Berlusconi. Democratic Party leader Pierluigi Bersani told the crowd that his party is prepared to work with other opposition groups to lead a new government. “If there is discontinuity and change, we are ready […]