CalPERS member to address retired public employees

Henry Jones, chairman of the CalPERS Finance Committee, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming general meeting of the Retired Public Employees’ Association, Yolo County chapter. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Cracchiolo’s Banquet Room, 1320 E. Main St., Woodland. Prospective members are encouraged to attend. The deadline for […]

‘Nutty’ diets are examined on the radio

“What to do when you feel like a squirrel, or a chipmunk?” That question — and other concerns expressed by women who are always in search of the next nutty treat, and then give themselves a hard time for not looking like an undernourished film star — will be discussed on Dr. G’s radio show at […]

Project Linus blanket-makers will meet

All are welcome at Project Linus’ monthly gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers will sew labels on handmade blankets made by local residents for Project Linus to donate to organizations in Yolo County that serve children in need. “If you are interested in […]

Health Care for All will answer some questions

The Davis chapter of Health Care for All will gather from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The meeting is free and open to the public. Participants will learn more about the California Universal Health Care Act, SB 810, […]

Co-op wine-tasting Friday benefits FARM Davis

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a wine tasting of wines from Brassfield Estate Winery from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit FARM Davis. FARM Davis reclaims public space to build community, provides services for underserved and transient populations and rehabilitates […]

Davis man killed in Road 99 car-bike collision

A 71-year-old Davis man lost his life Sunday night after being struck by two vehicles while biking on County Road 99 north of Covell Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. Terry Tanner was riding in the middle of the southbound traffic lane at about 9:45 p.m. when he was hit from behind by an […]

Origami group to meet Aug. 13

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The first hour will be geared toward beginners. For more information, email or call (530) 753-6093.

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of Aug. 1: Today: Davis City Council, 9:30 a.m., Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Davis Bicycle Advisory Commission, 5:30 p.m., Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Wednesday: Davis Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell […]

Museum to celebrate brick honorees

For the past several years, the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis has honored mothers, grandmothers and other exceptional women with engraved bricks laid in the Memorial Rose Garden Patio next to the museum, at 445 C St. The “mothers” bricks are wheat-colored and border the red bricks on the patio. This year, the museum also offered […]

Super-’size’ win for A’s

OAKLAND — Scott Sizemore hit a three-run double in the fifth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Saturday night. Hideki Matsui singled twice and reached five times for the A’s, who snapped a three-game losing streak to the Twins. Matsui is batting a major league-best .473 since the All-Star break. […]

Phillies edge Pirates

PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Howard had four hits, including a homer and two doubles, and three RBIs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. Hunter Pence had an RBI single in his debut for the Phillies after he was acquired from the Houston Astros on Friday night […]

‘Bum’mer first inning for Giants

CINCINNATI — Madison Bumgarner thought he had put his first-inning problems behind him. Since giving up eight runs in the first inning on June 21 against Minnesota, the San Francisco left-hander had gone 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA in five games going into his start Saturday at Cincinnati. But Cincinnati scored five first-inning runs on […]

Browne shoots a 6-under 65 to lead U.S. Senior Open

TOLEDO, Ohio — The coolest thing at the U.S. Senior Open hasn’t been the air conditioning in the clubhouse or the ice in the drinks at the corporate tents. Olin Browne, of all people, has been one cool customer. Battling high heat and staring down wizened major winner Mark O’Meara, Browne continues to run just […]

UCD lieutenant named top cop at UC Santa Cruz

Lt. Nader Oweis, a 17-year veteran of the UC Davis Police Department, has been tapped to head the campus police department at UC Santa Cruz. Oweis, a UCD graduate, will be sworn in to his new position on Aug. 9. He replaces UCSC’s former police chief, Mickey Aluffi, who retired late last year. “It’s a […]