Active older adult reading group meets at library

The Active Older Adult Reading and Discussion Group welcomes participants from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The active book group shares and explores resources on aging, especially those related to good health and a positive attitude, including […]

Mars Rover: the next generation

By Vinita Domier Everyone is invited to Saturday’s meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club, starting at 7 p.m. at Explorit’s Fifth Street branch. You don’t have to pay any dues to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. If you’re interested in astronomy, you’re welcome to attend. This month we will discuss NASA’s Nov. […]

Give blood, help local charities

Local residents are invited to join BloodSource and the Davis Odd Fellows in saving lives at a blood drive Monday from noon to 5 p.m. The drive will take place at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Participants will receive a coupon for free pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream. In addition, […]

Caregivers discuss challenging behaviors

“Sundowning and Other Challenging Behaviors” will be the focus of this month’s caregiver support group at Woodland Healthcare’s Yolo Adult Day Health Center. Presenting will be Esther Lara, MSW, of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center. The support group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. […]

Capay Valley Rotary donates pigs and blankets

It’s not your traditional end-of-year donation nor the favorite breakfast mom used to cook on the weekend. Pigs and blankets is a “stolen idea” from Cindy Blickle and Sean Kolb of North Valley Bank, with some Rotary spice added. Capay Valley Rotary President Anna Del Castillo said she got the idea when she heard the […]

Woodland Community Band presents Christmas concert

By Bill Hollingshead The Woodland Community Band will present its annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the atrium of the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. Admission is free. The band is under the direction of Bobby Rogers, music director at Pioneer High School. Concert selections range from traditional holiday carols to humorous and popular […]

Give your senior a ticket to Grad Night

Davis Grad Night tickets make great gifts for your graduating senior, even if Christmas has already passed. The all-night party on Friday, June 8, features all-you-can-eat food, music, a casino, games, a hypnotist show and prizes. The drug- and alcohol-free party is open to graduates of all four Davis high schools: Davis High, Da Vinci […]

Fixed mortgage rates hover near lows for 6th week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage hovered above its record low for a sixth straight week. But the super-low rates aren’t providing a lift to the struggling housing market. Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on the 30-year home loan ticked down to 3.99 percent from 4 percent the previous […]

City allows alcohol tastings in grocery stores

CORONA (AP) — There will soon be a booze-sipping grotto for grocery and big-box store shoppers in a Southern California city. The Corona City Council voted 3-2 on Wednesday to allow free instructional alcohol tastings in the retail businesses. Sam’s Club and Albertsons asked the city to allow alcohol tastings in their stores. But strict […]

Sarkozy, Merkel press debt plan with EU allies

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — The leaders of France and Germany tried to rally fellow European conservatives Thursday around their latest bid to save the euro currency from collapsing under the weight of huge government debts. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were meeting with heads of state and government from the center-right […]

Head-on crash in Capay Valley injures 3

Three people were injured Tuesday in a head-on collision in the Capay Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. Isidro Aguire of Esparto was traveling eastbound on Highway 16 near County Road 80 when, for unknown reasons, his Ford Ranger crossed over a double-yellow line and struck a […]

It’s our own Mori-Maloff Magicdome

MORE MORI … yes, we’ve all seen that massive building soaring toward the sky on the north side of rural Second Street as you head to or from Target, but without proper signage, one can only presume that it’s the new intergalactic headquarters for Mori Seiki, the Japanese manufacturing firm … however, after examining the […]

Researchers blame government for widening wealth gap

The state and federal governments are largely responsible for the widening gap between the rich and poor in the United States and should institute policy changes — including reforms to the tax code and more investment in education — to help reverse this 30-year trend, economists and researchers told state lawmakers Wednesday. While many of […]

Crabbe leads Cal past San Jose State 81-36

BERKELEY — Allen Crabbe scored 18 points, Justin Cobbs had 10 points and five assists in his second straight start and California beat San Jose State 81-36 on Wednesday night. Jorge Gutierrez added 14 points for the Golden Bears, who scored 15 unanswered points in the first half to take a lead that was never […]