Yolo County seeks volunteer docents

Yolo County is recruiting volunteer docents to staff the public information desk at the Yolo County Administration Building at 625 Court St. in Woodland. The public information desk opened in August 2010 to provide additional customer service on Fridays when several county departments were closed due to budgetary shortfalls.  Following a positive response from the […]

Free class set on energy careers and business opportunities

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will host a free all-day class on the topic of energy careers and business opportunities on Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yolo County Housing Association, 147 W. Main St., Woodland. The class will be presented by Liz Merry of Verve Solar Consulting in Davis. For registration […]

Davis, Woodland districts nearly done with Tdap vaccine paperwork

The Davis and Woodland school districts have nearly completed the long and laborious process of documenting that their students in grades 7-12 have either received the Tdap vaccine or filed a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. A new state law gave school districts 30 days from the first day of classes to provide […]

Early fall gardening

Questions from late summer and early fall: I just moved into the dorms. What are easy houseplants? Welcome to Davis! Here are the three easiest houseplants: golden pothos, easy ZZ plant and peace lily (actually, pretty much anything in the philodendron family, which those are in). I also find croton tough and reliable. I’m new […]

Daleiden is guest on radio show

Koren Motekaitis, host of “How She Really Does It” radio show, will talk with Davis school board member Gina Daleiden on Friday’s episode. The show is intended for people wanting to learn more about the possibilities and how they can apply it to their own lives. It airs from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on […]

City offers composting classes in October

The city of Davis Recycling Program will offer free composting classes this month. The first class runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Community Chambers at City Hall,
 23 Russell Blvd. The next two classes are offered on Monday and Friday, Oct. 14, both from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Public Works Corporation Yard, 1717 […]

Talk set on role of imaging in breast cancer

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization’s next open-door educational meeting will feature a talk on the “Role of Imaging in Breast Cancer: MRI, Mammography …” at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10. Dr. Nicole Carbo, a diagnostic radiologist at Radiological Associates of Sacramento, will discuss what role various imaging techniques play in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The […]

Community invited to watch LDS conference broadcast

The Davis community is invited to join millions of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world on Saturday and Sunday for the church’s 181st semi-annual general conference. The sessions will be broadcast locally at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Davis Media Access’ Channel 15, with […]

Flower Arrangers to hear from Ledonne

The Davis Flower Arrangers will welcome a return engagement of Marie Ledonne as the speaker for their monthly meeting Wednesday. She will demonstrate a variety of arrangements inspired by her 20 years of Ikebana studies. Ledonne is a member of the Sacramento Flower Guild and her presentation will begin at 7 p.m. at International House, […]

Yamato brings thunderous drums to Jackson Hall

The Japanese taiko drumming group Yamato — which combines traditional drumming with dramatic athleticism, theatrical lighting and special effects — returns to the Mondavi Center on Oct. 6.

The booming sound of the group’s large drums can be particularly impressive in the reverberant acoustic setting of Jackson Hall. This year, Yamato is bringing a new show titled “Gamushara,” which can be roughly translated as “work(ing) really hard.”

Tickets are $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 for students, available at www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787.

Engineers to rappel down Washington Monument

WASHINGTON (AP) — Structural engineers are preparing to rappel down the Washington Monument to check on damage caused by last month’s earthquake. Carol Johnson, a National Park Service spokeswoman, said Wednesday morning that a team was inside the monument and preparing to begin the work. The team of two women and two men will ascend […]

DACHA dissolution stalled four months

Faced with complaints of improper noticing for the dissolution of the Davis Area Cooperative Housing Association, the City Council decided Tuesday night to start the process over again. Re-noticing will delay the dissolution for 120 days, bumping the public hearing on the issue until the Feb. 7 City Council meeting. The residents and members of […]

Bake sale heats up UC Berkeley

BERKELEY — A face-off on the UC Berkeley campus Tuesday pitted Democrats vs. Republicans, pro-affirmative-action students vs. those favoring race-blind policies and, ultimately, cupcakes vs. brownies. None other than former UC Regent and affirmative-action opponent Ward Connerly showed up at Sproul Plaza to help campus Republicans sell frosted cupcakes priced according to the race of […]