Book group discusses ‘spiritual eldering’

The Stephens Branch Library invites readers to join the Active Older Adult Book Group from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the reading garden at the library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group, which is free, reads and discusses books on aging. The featured title for this month will be Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s […]

City Council to host second budget workshop

In response to the Davis City Council’s direction to ferret out $2.5 million in budget savings, city staff and council members will conduct a second budget workshop Tuesday to continue the city’s drive toward long-term fiscal stability. The council’s special meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell […]

Teach-ins replace classrooms for some on Monday

Outdoor teach-ins took the place of indoor classrooms on Monday as some students participating in a general strike at UC Davis still spent time learning about and discussing a variety of subjects on the Quad and elsewhere around campus. While a teleconferenced meeting of the University of California Board of Regents was taking place inside the ARC Ballroom, […]

Bridges, DeUlloa earn top community awards

Pay tribute What: The honorees will be publicly recognized at the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s installation dinner When: Friday, Jan. 20 Where: ARC Ballroom, UC Davis Tickets: Cost is $80 until Dec. 29; $90 thereafter; call (530) 756-5160 Perhaps the only thing as abundant as bicycles in the city of Davis is volunteers. The community […]

Baroque Ensemble performs free noon concert on Thursday

The UC Davis Baroque Ensemble will give a free concert at noon Thursday in Room 115 of the Music Building at UCD. Featured will be the “Capriccio Stravagante” by Carlo Farina (1600-1640), a sonata by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), and two Sinfonias (Op. 2, Nos. 3 and 4) by Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713). Violinist Michael Sand […]

Donate warm coats at Patwin Elementary School

The Patwin Elementary School Student Council invites the Davis community to donate gently used coats of all sizes for this year’s Coats for Kids Drive. Patwin is an official drop-off site for News 10’s Coats for Kids campaign. Coats may be delivered to the Patwin office at 2222 Shasta Drive in West Davis, or may […]

Reynoso to lead task force looking into UCD pepper-spraying

Former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso will lead a task force into the UC Davis pepper spraying incident, University of California President Mark Yudof said Monday.

Yudof made the announcement during Monday’s UC Board of Regents teleconference meeting.

Yudof last week named former Los Angeles police Chief William Bratton to lead a fact-finding effort into the Nov. 18 incident on the UC Quad in which 10 Occupy UCD protesters were…

Donations needed for gifts to pets of the homeless

A group of volunteers at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital has carried on a tradition of making holiday pet baskets for the Mercer Veterinary Clinic for Pets of the Homeless since 1995. Again this year, organizers are seeking donations to buy pet supplies, treats and toys for the baskets to help brighten the […]

Film examines marketing aimed at kids

Need inspiration to make your holiday shopping choices simpler this year? The Davis Waldorf Social Inclusion Group will host a screening of the film “Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the school, 3100 Sycamore Lane in Davis. “Consuming Kids” examines the practices of the multibillion-dollar marketing machine that […]

Brenders artwork is grand prize in Yolo Audubon drawing

“Riverbank Kestrel,” by renowned wildlife artist Carl Brenders, is the grand prize for this fall’s Yolo Audubon Society fundraising drawing. This print has a framed value of approximately $800 to $1,000. Tickets for the drawing have been mailed to Yolo Audubon members and also will be available at the organization’s meetings and functions. The suggested donation is $2 per ticket. The drawing […]

Democrats celebrate the holidays Saturday

The directors of the Davis Democratic Club invite all Davis Democrats to the club’s annual Holiday Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at International House, 10 College Park. A holiday buffet will be provided by the club’s board of directors, along with wine, beer and soft drinks. Holiday gift baskets will be the featured […]

Junior high musicians present Winter Concert

The Emerson-Harper Junior High Orchestras, directed by Greg Brucker, will present their Winter Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Rehearsing with Brucker, right, in the foyer of Harper Junior High are, from left, J.R. Real, Andrea Salas-de la O, Helena Li, […]

Nathan’s photos exhibited at Gallery 1855

Terry Nathan will be the special guest at a reception honoring his exhibit in December at the Davis Cemetery District Office, 820 Pole Line Road. The open house runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Nathan’s photographs, “The Yolo Causeway: Mediator of Space and Time,” will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout […]

Meet Santa, celebrate Christmas at Gibson House

The Gibson House Museum will host the fifth annual Santa Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Santa Claus will arrive on a vintage fire engine to greet children of all ages. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras. Children also will be able to make an ornament to take home, play games and […]