Series set on caring for an aging parent

As an increasing number of baby boomers struggle to care for their older parents, the Stephens Branch Library will help by offering a four-part informational series starting in February. The four-part series will run from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays starting Feb. 11 in the Blanchard Room of the library, 315 E. 14th St. in […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: The winter night sky

By Vinita Domier Everyone is invited to the meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St., at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. You do not have to pay any dues to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. If you’re interested in astronomy, you’re welcome to attend. This month, […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Local input sought on water plan

Your opinions are in demand. Residents of Yolo, Solano, Napa, Lake and Colusa counties are being asked to weigh in on the new Westside Sacramento Integrated Regional Water Management Plan at a series of informational meetings over the next few weeks. The plan will detail water supply, flood management, stormwater runoff and environmental concerns and […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Water | Tagged ,

More download workshops set at library

Due to an overwhelming response to the digital download workshop earlier this month, two more workshops are planned in February at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Users of iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices are invited to attend the OverDrive Workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Davis High Idol contestants take the stage

Andrew Block, 16, a junior at Davis High School, sings “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars in rehearsal for Friday’s and Saturday’s preliminary Davis High Idol competition. The prelims start at 7 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St., with the top 10 contestants advancing to the finals on Saturday, […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Can you do it yourself? Ask a handyman

By Peter Hotton Q.I am getting nasty smells down my chimney, like burned wood and creosote. I wonder if the downdraft is caused by the use of exhaust fans in the house. How can I stop that odor? A.You have a reverse chimney effect, where the air pressure in the house is lower than outside, […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Register to vote by Feb. 21

The last day to register to vote in the March 6 mail-only election for a Davis schools parcel tax is Tuesday, Feb. 21. To qualify to vote, a voter must be at least  18 years old on Election Day, be a Yolo County resident for at least 15 days before the election, be a citizen of […]

January 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Barriers to computer use? Don’t stop there

“Don’t Let Poor Eyesight or Arthritis Keep You From Using Your Computer” is the title of the discussion planned at the next meeting of the Davis Internet Users Group, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. The group will meet in the Activity Room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The public […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Art Center presents guitar series

Check it out What: Third annual Classical Guitar Ensemble Series: Santa Cruz Guitar Orchestra, Trio 7, Mobius Trio, San Francisco Guitar Quartet When: 8 p.m. Feb. 3, March 9, April 6 and May 4 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $15 general, $10 students/seniors, $5 kids 12 and under; Info: (530) 756-4100; [email protected] The Davis Art Center presents […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Two free pruning workshops offered

Central Park Gardens begins the new year with two free workshops on pruning on Saturday at the gardens, near the corner of Third and B streets in downtown Davis. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Master Gardener Dan Rott will cover dormant pruning of fruit trees, demonstrating the pruning techniques that will preserve the health and […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Financial aid workshop set at UC Davis

Reps. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, and John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, are co-sponsoring a financial aid workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the Multi-Use Room at the new Student Community Center on the UC Davis campus. The event kicks off Financial Aid Awareness Week. Community members are welcome to attend; no registration […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Travel to Jerusalem at program Sunday

Jerusalem’s fascinating and complicated history, archeology and legalities will be discussed at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Congregation Bet Haverim Social Hall, 1715 Anderson Road. “Jerusalem, the Undivided Capital of Israel: Geography and History” is sponsored by the CBH Israel Matters Committee. The program features speakers George Rooks and Ed Rabin. Rooks, who lives for […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

St. James hosts Heirloom Evaluation Day

Do you wonder how much your family heirlooms are worth? Come to the St. James Parish Heirloom Evaluation Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday to find out. The event takes place at the St. James Church Memorial Center, 1275 B St. in Davis. Experts representing De Luna Jewelers, Third Street Jewelers, Main Street Antiques, […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Retired teachers get a little sudsy

Charlie Bamforth, endowed professor of malting and brewing science at UC Davis, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Yolo County California Retired Teachers Association. The luncheon meeting will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in […]

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