Bargains galore at Bizarre Bazaar

The University Retirement Community will hold its 10th annual Bizarre Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1515 Shasta Drive in West Davis. The bazaar sells household goods that new members of the retirement community donate as they downsize. There are literally thousands of like-new items for sale at bargain prices. […]

Flight simulation featured at next Linux Users Group meeting

On Monday, Sept. 19, the Linux Users Group of Davis will host a presentation about full-scale flight simulation, presented by John Wojnaroski, chief engineer of LFS Technologies, who develops flight simulators using Linux, FlightGear, JSBSim and other open source technologies. LFS Technologies has developed flightdeck simulators for NASA/Ames and other organizations. The meeting runs from 7 to 9 […]

From Mailman to Twitter, learn it all from DCN

Brush up on your computer skills, or learn some new ones, at a series of free classes offered this fall by the Davis Community Network. Each class meets at the city of Davis Training Lab, 600 A St. Space is limited; early registration is advised. To register, visit, or email The website will have […]

Sutter qigong classes start Monday

Fall session qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begin Monday. Qigong for Healthy Aging runs from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by Qigong for Women’s Health from 5 to 6 p.m. and Qigong for Stress and Fatigue from 6 to 7 p.m. Classes take place at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. The […]

Volunteers welcome to help with Project Linus blankets

All are welcome at Project Linus’ monthly gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The group will be celebrating its one-year anniversary as the Project Linus chapter of Yolo County. Attendees will sew labels on handmade blankets made by volunteers for Project Linus. The blankets […]

Photography and the law is focus of meeting

The Davis Photography Club will begin a new year of monthly meetings at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The public is welcome. The speaker will be Leslie Kurtz, a UC Davis law professor, who will talk about photography and the law, focusing on copyright […]

County update: the importance of rabies prevention

Last week, a colleague of mine was attacked by a raccoon in her back yard, in daylight, not long after a rabid skunk was found just blocks away. A few nights later, another raccoon attack was reported nearby. The raccoon remains at large. My colleague’s injuries were extensive and painful, but the real story was […]

Learn how karma works at fall class series

The ACI-Davis/Sacramento Buddhist Group is sponsoring a 10-week course on “How Karma Works, Creating the Life You Want” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning next week. The class will continue through Nov. 8. Amie Diller is the instructor. A potluck also is planned for class participants on Saturday, Nov. 5. This course explores the […]

Author discusses worthiness on KDRT

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at This week’s guest is Brené Brown, a professor at the University of Houston who has studied shame, perfection and loving ourselves for more than a […]

Odd Fellows bingo aids Yolo Family Resource Center

Join the Odd Fellows on Sunday for a fun day of bingo to raise money to support the Yolo Family Resource Center, a nonprofit agency based in Woodland. Its mission is to help families access resources promoting health, stability and self-sufficiency. Last year, 10,000 clients received services through the Family Resource Center and 744 children were […]

City-sponsored college tours planned this fall

Davis teenagers are invited to check out some of the most popular colleges in Northern California on city-sponsored day trips this fall. The trips are led by two experienced, responsible and caring teen program staff members. Participants will tour college campuses, sample the cuisine and check out the local flavor. Each trip costs $50, which […]

Rose Club’s meeting Saturday is a stroll through historic garden

The Woodland Library Rose Club will hold its September meeting Saturday morning in the Leake Room of the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. Members and visitors are invited at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments. The meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a presentation by Judy Eitzen, of the American Rose Society. In keeping with […]

Libyan rebels say they’ve surrounded Gadhafi

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan fighters have surrounded ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and it is only a matter of time until he is captured or killed, a spokesman for Tripoli’s new military council said Wednesday. The council’s deputy defense minister said, however, that Libya’s former rebels had no idea where Gadhafi was, and they were […]

Three Guard members killed in IHOP rampage

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The burst of bullets came suddenly in Nevada’s capital. Just before 9 a.m., the gunman stepped onto an IHOP parking lot from his blue minivan with a yellow “Support Our Troops” sticker on it. He opened fire, then continued into the restaurant and marched resolutely toward a table of uniformed […]