Senior Center hosts police dog demonstration, more

From dog demonstrations to travel talks, this summer there is something for everyone at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. On Wednesday, Davis K-9 officer Hurricane will be at the center to give obedience and narcotics demonstrations. Hurricane, who has been with the Davis Police Department since 2006, is a multipurpose police dog trained […]

Show focuses on finding balance in life

Psychotherapist and coach Dr. Gitane will discuss finding the balance between meeting life’s demands and enjoying life’s delights in Wednesday’s edition of the “Heart to Heart” radio show at 4 p.m. on KDRT 95.7 FM. The program will repeat at noon Friday.

Woodland man arrested in alleged carjacking

A Woodland man faces carjacking charges after allegedly trying to take a couple’s car Sunday night. According to Woodland police Cpl. Ron Cordova, suspect Robert Vance approached the couple at about 10:15 p.m. in the area of First and Lincoln streets. He allegedly pulled a woman from the car, then punched her male companion several […]

Sacramento mayor to address arena project at Chamber lunch

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will speak about that city’s proposed new arena at the Woodland Chamber of Commerce luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. “Mayor Johnson is seeking regional support for the proposed Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Complex,” a description said. Lunch will be […]

Support group helps parents of kids with ADHD

Parent iROC, a free support group for parents/caretakers that have children with ADHD or executive functioning challenges, will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Social and Cognitive Learning Center, 907 Third St. , Davis. The group meets on the first Sunday of each month. Participants will informally share and discuss everyday […]

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of July 11: Monday: Davis Finance and Budget Commission, 7 p.m., Community Chambers, City Hall 23 Russell Blvd., Davis Davis Civic Arts Commission, 7 p.m., Community Chambers Conference Room, City Hall 23 Russell Blvd., Davis Yolo County Transportation District, 7 […]

Fibro Friends to meet Saturday

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the conference room of the VacaValley Hospital, 1000 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville. The purpose of the meeting is to share new information, provide support and encouragement to the members. There is no charge for the meeting, although donations are appreciated. For […]

Friend or foe: Choosing trees to plant in Davis

* Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on choosing the best trees to plant in Davis. Planting trees can offer important benefits, including shade, energy savings and aesthetics, but it is important to select a tree that can survive the Davis elements. Here are some factors to consider when planting trees: […]

Can you give them a home?

Sheeba, a 1-year-old, spayed female long-haired German shepherd with a friendly disposition, and Champ, a handsome 2-year-old neutered male purebred Rottweiler, described as sweet and calm, are two of more than 45 dogs available for adoption through Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue on Saturday, July 16, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 29 Palms Pet […]

Elmore’s photos on display at UCD

Former UC Davis professor Clyde L. Elmore’s photograph collection “Seasons” is now on display at the Buehler  Alumni & Vistors Center at UCD until Aug. 30. Elmore retired from UCD as a weed scientist, working in agriculture. Elmore’s art work captures the changes in nature and wildlife during a year. He has captured the Aurora borealis […]

Wooster and Tha Dirt Feelin at Sophia’s July 23

Traveling from the laid-back beaches of Santa Cruz, Wooster and Tha Dirt Feelin brings its mix of blues, soul and reggae with a touch of elastic funk to Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St., Suite E in downtown Davis, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Wooster features the lead vocal duo of Brian Gallagher and […]

Be a rock star at the Davis Art Center

Mindy Manville and her Manville Mini-Musicals present the annual “Rock Star” mini-camp at the Davis Art Center beginning Monday, July 18, and ending with a performance on July 29 on the center’s atrium stage. This camp is geared toward students in grades 3-7 who enjoy singing, and every person who enrolls will be given a […]

Southern California fire contained

SANTA CLARITA (AP) — Authorities say a 30-acre wildfire in northern Los Angeles County briefly threatened homes and forced the shutdown of freeway lanes before firefighters stopped and surrounded it. County fire spokesman Mark Savage says the Saturday blaze northeast of Santa Clarita is fully contained, homes in the area are out of danger and […]

Japan rocked by 7.1 quake, no tsunami warning for West Coast

TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 hit Japan’s northeastern coast on Sunday, prompting a tsunami warning for the area still recovering from a devastating quake and killer wave four months ago. Residents in coastal areas were warned to evacuate, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake hit […]