Bones for Life class offered

Hoping to improve your posture and alignment?  The Bones for Life: Fundamentals class beginning can help. Students also experience a greater sense of security and strength while stimulating bone density with controlled weight-bearing challenges, a city of Davis news release said. The class meets from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Davis Senior […]

Senior Center seeks donations for jewelry sale

Donate your jewelry, hats, scarves, gloves, belts and purses to the Davis Senior Center’s Jewelry and Accessory Sale, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. All donations are tax-deductible, and all proceeds go to support programs and services at the Senior Center. Donations  are accepted Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 […]

Christian Science church welcomes kids at Sunday school

Area children are invited to attend the Christian Science Sunday school, at Sixth and D streets in Davis, on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m. All are invited to attend at any time throughout the year. Children whose sports or other activities conflict with Sunday school are welcome to attend as their activities allow. No […]

Museum to open new exhibit Saturday

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will open a new exhibit, “Davis Industry: Windmills to Robotics, Phase II,” with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday. Wines from Davis wineries will be poured for tasting. The public is invited. The exhibit features about 20 local industries, from high-tech and biotech to individuals producing hand-made items. Innovations […]

Top ag official to cook with locals

California’s highest ranking agriculture official will grill lamb alongside the area’s most talented chefs next month for a local nonprofit’s main fundraiser. California’s Ag Secretary, Karen Ross, will attend Yolo County Land Trust’s “A Day in the Country” as a guest chef from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Park Winters, on the […]

A hearty thanks to all Explorit’s volunteers

Explorit Science Center offers many ways to engage in hands-on science experiences.  None of these experiences would be possible without the support and hard work of our volunteers. Explorit would like to thank the many hands that assisted in assembling and installing and maintaining museum exhibits.  And many thanks to the volunteers who aided in […]

Sedentary jobs make exercise even more important

By Jack Kelly Pittsburgh Post-Gazette You go for long walks virtually every day and wear a pedometer to count the steps you take. Most days, you take the 10,000 steps the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is necessary for an “active” lifestyle. You think you get enough exercise. You’re chained to your […]

N.C. evacuates coastline as hurricane nears

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — Thousands fled an exposed strip of coastal villages and beaches off North Carolina on Thursday as Irene approached, threatening to become the first major hurricane to hit the East Coast in seven years. An evacuation order took effect for an estimated 150,000 tourists in coastal Dare County hours after forecasters issued […]

Parking solution has nothing to do with religion

CHURCH MEETS STATE … when I was a boy growing up on Campus Way in Oeste (rhymes with “toasty”) Manor, I never imagined there would be an Islamic Center anchoring the southerly end of what was then also known as Campus Way … then again, I couldn’t have imagined our friendly few blocks of heaven […]

New sustainable ag major is a return to UCD’s roots

Agricultural sustainability — for 35 years the subject of field- and classroom-learning at UC Davis — gets an undergraduate major all its own starting this fall. The bachelor’s degree is meant to gives students an understanding of the social, economic and environmental aspects of farming and food systems. Students will learn about such issues as […]

They’re looking for a family

Fresca is a sweet and mellow 7-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler who loves kids and is good with other dogs. Joey is a handsome 2-year-old neutered male purebred German shepherd who is energetic and would make a great jogging partner. Fresca and Joey are two of more than 45 dogs and cats available for adoption […]

Budget reforms bills get committee support

In a show of bipartisanship, the Assembly Budget Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to support legislation by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to establish a performance-based budget process for California. The committee also voted to support a measure by Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, to provide for a multi-year approach to state budgeting. DeSaulnier and Wolk are joint […]

Fruit stands are family tradition

By Debbie Hemenway WINTERS — “Eat fresh, eat local” has become a rallying cry for increasing numbers of people who have looked at the American way of eating and found it wanting. “Locavores” point out the superior taste and freshness of produce grown close to home, as well as the support for local economies and […]

City offers cooking class for kids

Parents are invited to introduce their children to the city of Davis’ Kids in the Kitchen class. Not only will they love to taste something new, but they’ll also feel a great sense of creativity and accomplishment when they make something they’re proud of, a city spokeswoman says. The class meet Thursdays, Sept. 29 through […]