Florian returns to perform folk music

Senior Citizens of Davis will present William Florian in an encore performance at this year’s “Flower Power” luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Back by popular demand, Florian will perform American folk songs of the 1960s and ’70s while also telling stories that will keep the […]

Moonlight Cabaret dance set Sept. 16

Senior Citizens of Davis and the Davis Dance Club will present Moonlight Cabaret from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Doors open at 6 p.m. A DJ music list of favorites will be available with tunes from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Refreshments, appetizers and door […]

Bones identified as belonging to missing Colusa County man

Authorities have attached a name to a set of several bones discovered last April in a dry Yolo County creek bed. They belonged to Jose Luis Velasquez, a 37-year-old Colusa County man who was reported missing by his family in October 2008, Yolo County sheriff’s Sgt. Lance Faille announced Thursday. Officials determined his identity last […]

Fluttering into fall

Alfalfa butterflies, harbingers of autumn, flit from plant to plant Wednesday in a field north of Woodland. Wildlife — from tiny insects to soaring raptors to foraging rodents — remind us that we still live in a rural community rather than a big city.

Check out the Bizarre Bazaar

Charlotte Sobeck and Romeo Favreau, co-chairs of the University Retirement Community’s annual Bizarre Bazaar, start the heavy lifting for the annual fundraiser, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1515 Shasta Drive in Davis. The massive sale features furniture, collectibles, electrical appliances, housewares, books, fine art, jewelry, linens and many […]

Payne will speak about ‘Simplicity Parenting’

Kim John Payne, author of the acclaimed book, “Simplicity Parenting,” will give a parenting lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St., Davis. Payne, an internationally recognized author and counselor, will discuss “how to use the extraordinary power of less to raise calmer, happier, more secure kids.” “Reclaim […]

Men’s Talk and Drum Circle gathers Tuesday

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle gathers from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., adjacent to the post office. Men 18 years and older are welcomed, and there is no charge for these monthly events. Participants are invited to talk, as they feel ready, or just listen. “Here, […]

Locals urged to consider foster adoption

Did you know that each year in Yolo County, an average of 70 to 75 children are adopted from foster care? “The children who find themselves placed into foster care are great kids,” said Cherie Schroeder, foster care recruitment and retention specialist. “They didn’t choose to be abused or neglected, permanently separated from their birth […]

Acclaimed local author featured on KDVS

Jay Feldman, an acclaimed writer and Davis resident, will be featured in a live radio interview on KDVS at 5 p.m. Friday. He will discuss his latest book, “Manufacturing Hysteria,” a history of scapegoating, surveillance and secrecy in modern America. It is available on Pantheon Press. Among the praise it received, Kirkus Reviews writes: “Penetrating […]

Davis Media Access seats new board

Davis Media Access has announced its board for the 2011-12 fiscal year. DMA is the nonprofit media center offering community members the tools and training to develop and distribute their own media. Incorporated in 1988 as Davis Community Television, the organization runs DCTV, as well as DJUSD TV for the Davis Joint Unified School District […]

Wolk bill for clean energy sent to governor

A bill touted by state Sen. Lois Wolk as a way to increase access to clean, renewable energy and help the state reach its energy and environmental goals is headed to the governor’s desk. SB 489, authored by Wolk, D-Davis, cleared the state Legislature this week. Gov. Jerry Brown has until Monday, Sept. 12, to […]

DUI checkpoints planned Thursday in Davis, Friday in Yolo County

Two Yolo County law-enforcement agencies plan to conduct sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints to launch the long Labor Day weekend. Davis police will be looking for impaired and unlicensed drivers from 8 p.m. Thursday until 2 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Russell Boulevard and Anderson Road, Sgt. Rod Rifredi said. On Friday night, the […]

I-House opens doors for Labor Day potluck

The Friends of Inuyama, Japan, a community organization that supports Davis’ sister-city relationship with Inuyama, invites community members to a potluck supper Sunday at International House, 10 College Park, in Davis. The annual event is one of the highlights of the annual Labor Day visit by a delegation from Inuyama, which culminates at the Golden […]

Environmental update: Moving in or moving out?

If you or someone you know is moving, please consider donating unwanted items instead of throwing them away. There are many places in Davis where you can bring your stuff for reuse. Check out the city of Davis Recyclopedia online at DavisRecycling.org to find local places to reuse and recycle more than 150 different items, […]