ARC business center informs public of passport changes

The UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center’s business center plans extended hours Saturday as part of “Passport Day in the USA,” a U.S. State Department outreach effort to inform the public about travel document changes and accept passport applications. The center, on the lobby level of the ARC, will be open from 10 a.m. to […]

UCD faculty, staff donate $696,000 to student-support fund

By Angela Hokanson Gifts from more than two dozen UC Davis faculty, staff and retirees — together with an estate gift from a late alumnus — have created nearly $1.2 million in new endowments that will help UCD graduate and professional school students with their educations for generations to come. Announced in January 2010, the […]

Teddy Bear Tea planned at Gibson House

A Teddy Bear Tea is planned Saturday at the Gibson House, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Mrs. Gibson’s Teddy Bear Tea is a new event, but organizers hope to make it an annual fundraiser. At the tea, 15 teddy bears will be sold starting at $5. Proceeds will be divided between the Gibson House, which […]

Baptist church plans Children’s Day, talk by Lincoln

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will present its annual Children’s Day and host guest speaker Charla Lincoln on Sunday. The church is at 770 Pole Line Road in Davis. The 8 and 11 a.m. services will be geared toward children. Following the 11 a.m. service, the church will offer a hot dog lunch and an afternoon […]

RC helicopter show to raise funds for autism awareness

The Woodland-Davis Aeromodelers will host “The International Helicopter Scale Masters … Fly for the Cure for Autism” from 10 a.m. to dark Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23-25, on County Road 29 off County Road 102 north of Davis. “This area’s first-of-its-kind fundraising event on behalf of autism awareness combines highly detailed radio-control model helicopters with support from […]

Group aims to require GMO foods to be labeled

Davis residents who support a requirement that genetically engineered food be properly labeled will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The group’s goal is to place an initiative on the November 2012 California ballot that would require all foods containing genetically modified organisms […]

Learn to sew this fall at Davis Art Center

The Davis Art Center is offering several four-week sewing classes this fall for teens and adults. Sew for Home Décor begins Tuesday, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. In November and December, Sew 2 Go Green classes will be offered. No previous sewing experience is necessary. The fee is $70 for Art Center members and $80 […]

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 […]