Prostate cancer group meets Feb. 13

Yolo, Solano and Sacramento County men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer or who want to learn more about prostate health are invited to the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting on Monday, Feb. 13. A guest speaker will address the group. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Sutter Medical Foundation’s first-floor […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wine tasting benefits Solar Community Housing Association

The Davis Food Co-op, at 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of “Everything Pinot” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste. In celebration of the United Nations’ International Year of Cooperatives, profits will benefit the Solar Community Housing Association for The Domes project. Funds raised will […]

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Help Putah Creek Council at work parties this weekend

The Putah Creek Council seeks volunteers to help native shrubs and trees and install post and cable fencing along the top bank of Putah Creek near Pedrick Road (Road 98) this weekend. The post and cable fencing will help protect the new plants, and keep off-highway vehicle trespassers off private land and important wildlife habitat, a […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Davisite creates bronze tribute to dam builders

“What is all the fuss about?” Those were not the words artist Sutton Betti had in mind when sculpting “Puddler’s Lunch Break,” a monument in Boulder City, Nev. However, the statue created a lot of controversy when it was installed a couple of years ago in this small town 20 miles southeast of Las Vegas […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Apply now for Madrigals’ choral workshop

Applications are still available for the Davis High School Madrigals’ Feb. 18 choral workshop for children in grades kindergarten through six. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Instructional Performing Arts Building on the DHS campus, 315 W. 14th St. A joint concert with the Madrigals will conclude the workshop, at […]

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Hear Mad Cow String Band at Luigi’s

The Mad Cow String Band will perform at Luigi’s new Davis location, 213 E St., at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 8 p.m. This high-energy acoustic quartet, which was founded in Davis in 2003, is known for getting crowds pumped up with its infectious brand of bluegrass music. A $5 cover will […]

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Mike Justis Band plays at Happy Thursday

The Mike Justis Band will perform at Happy Thursday this week, the weekly happy hour event at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., treat yourself to discounted wine by the glass and enjoy Justis’ lively tunes plus catering by Stone Soup. The Mike Justis Band can be found […]

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Storm blankets Nebraska after dumping on Colorado

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A powerful winter storm that covered parts of Colorado with up to 6 feet of snow crept east across the Plains Saturday, knocking out electricity to thousands in Nebraska as the blanket of heavy, wet precipitation downed power lines and made travel treacherous. Nebraska got more than a foot of snow, […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Tens of thousands rally against Putin’s rule

MOSCOW (AP) — Their frozen breath rising in the brutally frigid air, tens of thousands of protesters marched through downtown Moscow on Saturday to keep up the pressure on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin one month before a presidential election that could extend his rule for six more years. The protesters have few illusions that they […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

It’s the big game, and I bet you’ll watch

Although it will be the most watched event on television this year — barring an actual fistfight between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich — no one truly cares who wins today’s Super Bowl between whichever two teams happen to be playing. Surveys show that fully a third of Super Bowl viewers are watching only to […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Visitors Bureau looks to promote county in new ways

When events like the Livestrong Challenge descend upon Yolo County, it isn’t just a time to showcase some of the best athletes in the region. To the Yolo County Visitors Bureau, it’s also a time to showcase the region itself. The Visitors Bureau — tasked with the job of attracting such events to the area […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

City officials prepare for tough labor negotiation battle

The bell signaling the start of this year’s labor negotiations between the city and its bargaining groups is about to be struck. Human Relations Administrator Melissa Chaney said city leaders would like negotiations to ensue between all groups by the end of February, with the goal of signing all dotted lines by the time each […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Sports briefs: Program aims to prevent injuries

Young athletes are at high risk for overuse and traumatic injuries, and Sutter Physical and Hand Therapy is starting a program to help decrease injury risk and enhance performance. Weekly one-hour sessions are sport-specific and are designed to support high-level performance with strength, conditioning, agility and plyometrics training. Led by physical therapists, the training will […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate World Happy Day at film screening

A free movie, “Happy,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Organizers say thousands of people will join together in communities across the globe to experience the film and begin their journeys toward healthier and happier lives. “Happy” is the latest film from Academy Award-nominated director Roko Belic, who […]

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