Fibromyalgia support group will meet

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will hold their monthly meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the conference room of the VacaValley Hospital, 1000 Nut Tree Road in Vacaville. Members will share new information about fibromyalgia and provide support and encouragement. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated. For more information, contact Valma […]

‘Yoga for Everybody’ offered Thursday

Locals are invited to try out “Yoga for Everybody” with Mira Shani from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Insights into precise alignment and motivation will be offered throughout the class, for new and seasoned beginners. The suggested donation is $10, but no one turned away due […]

Sierra Club walks are no stroll in the park

All are welcome to join “brrrisk” morning walks Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round, offered by the Sierra Club. “This is no stroll in the park. Work up a sweat!” an organizer says. The group will meet at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in The Marketplace at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane in North Davis. […]

Jury to see video of Topete’s alleged confession

WOODLAND — A jury will get to see video of Marco Topete’s alleged confession to shooting and killing a Yolo County sheriff’s deputy, Yolo Superior Court Judge Paul Richardson ruled Monday. Richardson denied a defense motion to suppress the post-arrest statements, saying Topete both understood and waived his Miranda rights before answering selective questions, thus […]

Solano Land Trust seeks citizen science volunteers

Solano Land Trust is recruiting volunteers to help with citizen science projects at Lynch Canyon and the King-Swett ranches in Solano County. This is a monthly opportunity to volunteer side by side with Solano Land Trust’s staff scientist, Sue Wickham. No prior experience is necessary. Training and tools are provided. The work takes place from […]

Fulks speaks at Sierra Club’s fall potluck

Andrew Fulks, president of Tuleyome and creator of Tuleyome’s YoloHiker.org, will give a free presentation on “Great Local Fall Hikes” at a program sponsored by the Sierra Club Yolano Group. The event will introduce attendees to Fulks’ favorite fall hikes in the foothills of Yolo County. He has been breaking trails and heading group hikes […]

Newcomers welcome at UFC coffee Thursday

University Farm Circle will host its Newcomers Welcome Coffee from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the home of Nancy Roe, 2524 Corona Drive in Davis. Guests will learn about UFC, meet current and prospective members and hear about the activities offered by a dynamic group of women. “Whether you are new to Davis or want to get […]

Congregation Bet Haverim plans High Holy Days services

Jews in the Davis area will join millions of others throughout the world to celebrate the beginning of the Hebrew year 5772 this fall between Sept. 24 and Oct. 8. Known as the Days of Awe, the most solemn time of the Jewish calendar, the period highlights the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah (New […]

Oktoberfest to benefit children’s programs

Raise a stein and celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 1, with the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club. Proceeds will benefit the new Yolo County Mental Health Task Force, a collaborative focused on improving the county’s youth resources, and Camp Kesem UC Davis, a student-run summer camp for kids with parents diagnosed with cancer. The morning Rotary […]

Gardeners will hear from an expert

“Incorporating Sustainable Practices Into Your Fall/Winter Gardening” is the topic of a talk by a University of California Master Gardener at 9 a.m. Saturday at Grace Garden in Davis. “Come learn about fall and winter gardening and easy changes you can make that have a solid impact on the garden and the environment,” a news […]

You’ll be Walkin’ the Dawg at Picnic in the Park

Classic rock and roll from the early 1960s to the late 1970s will rock Central Park on Wednesday evening as Walkin’ the Dawg performs at Picnic in the Park. They’ll perform from 4:30 to 7:45 p.m. alongside the Davis Farmers Market at Third and C streets. The band cites the musical influence of The Eagles, […]

Locals gather to honor 9/11′s fallen heroes

Brian Lynch remembers being rousted from his bed at the downtown Davis fire station that Tuesday morning in 2001.

“Our captain woke us up early,” Lynch said. He had seen the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York on television, and “ran upstairs and got us.”

As the crew watched the horror unfold, they were summoned to the scene of a structure fire.

“While we were on the fire call, one of the police officers came up and said, ‘You aren’t going to…

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of Sept. 12: Today: Davis Civic Arts Commission, 7 p.m., Community Chambers Conference Room, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Davis Finance and Budget Commission, 7 p.m., Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Yolo County Transportation District board of directors, […]

For the record

Friday’s Davis Bicycles! column about how to learn to ride a bike with no falls, was a description of a technique used by the authors, not a set of instructions.