Fowler takes oath as first female noble grand of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge

About 100 members and friends of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge attended a formal installation and awards dinner at the lodge hall Saturday evening. The elected and appointed officers for 2012 were installed and annual awards were presented. Kandice Fowler took her oath of office as the new noble grand of Davis Odd Fellows Lodge […]

January 01, 1970 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Water to be the focus of Woodland luncheon

The Woodland League of Women Voters announces its 18th annual community luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 16, featuring Jay Lund, director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences. Lund will discuss “Managing California’s Water — From Conflict to Reconciliation,” giving a brief overview of water storage issues in California followed by a more in-depth look […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Volunteer takes the helm of Sutter foundation board

The Sutter Davis Hospital Foundation started the new year with a new president of its board of directors. Janice Bridge, a well-known volunteer in Davis, began her term on Jan. 1. Bridge previously served as vice chairman under former board president Jeffrey Leacox. She originally joined the board in 2007. Bridge has served in several […]

January 01, 1970 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Museum will honor MLK, Davis authors

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday with an exhibit featuring quotations from his famous “Letter from a Birmington Jail” and “I Have a Dream” speech. Also featured will be pictures of the Davis area resident who journeyed south to join the Freedom Marchers […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community College District chancellor will retire this year

SACRAMENTO — Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brice Harris announced Thursday he plans to retire at the end of August. With nearly 16 years at the helm, Harris is the longest-serving chancellor in the district’s history. In a letter sent to all Los Rios employees, Harris noted that the time is right for a transition to […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bridal: This collection takes the cake

By Krys Stefansky NORFOLK, Va. — Sue Wilson has been married to husband Bob for 46 years. She owns more than twice that many wedding cake toppers, including the tiny bride and groom that stood in the frosting atop her own cake in 1965. The dapper little groom in that one wears a white jacket, […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Federal funds help fight homelessness

Yolo County homeless programs will receive $415,045 in federal grant funds, Rep. Mike Thompson announced this week, ensuring that the programs can remain in operation through 2012. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. “These grants will help our homeless shelters keep their doors open, and will keep programs that reduce […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Social services | Tagged ,

Construction-zone crash injures Sacramento man

A Sacramento man was hospitalized Wednesday night after his car rear-ended a big-rig trailer on Interstate 80 in Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol. Michael A. Pritchett, 54, was traveling eastbound through a freeway construction area at about 11 p.m. and failed to slow down for a big-rig hauling dump trailers that had pulled […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Christian Science Reading Room offers a place for religious study, contemplation

For more than 75 years, the Christian Science Reading Room has provided Davis residents with a place for quiet contemplation away from the hustle and bustle of daily life Sponsored by the Davis First Church of Christ Scientist, a Christian Science organization that dates back to the 1920s, the Reading Room is meant to be […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

New motion delays Topete sentencing

WOODLAND — Thursday’s scheduled sentencing of Marco Topete was delayed for nearly a month after lawyers for the convicted cop killer filed a last-minute motion for a new trial based on a California Supreme Court ruling handed down earlier this week. Another new-trial motion was denied by Yolo Superior Court Judge Paul Richardson, who said […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Captioning service aids those with hearing loss

Hearing loss later in life may be considered a regular part of the aging process, but that doesn’t make it any easier to cope with. According to the Hearing Loss Association of Sacramento, one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 75 have some degree of hearing loss, and for those over 75, it’s […]

January 15, 2012 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Learn more about Kaia FIT at free workouts

Four free demonstration workouts of Kaia FIT (Functional Intense Training) are planned this month at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. in Davis. Kaia FIT is a woman-centered, group-based training program that aims to create and sustain healthy lifestyles through diet and exercise. Workouts will take place at 6 a.m. Jan. 18, 20 and […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Film follows bid to bridge cultures using King’s ideas

Being able to communicate is the key to understanding among people.

Few things are as frustrating as not comprehending someone — be it a child’s gibberish or a foreigner’s accent — except maybe not being understood yourself.

Attempting to explore humanity in a second language is an even more daunting task. This is the driving idea in the documentary film “Bringing King to China,” which will be screened Tuesday at UC Davis in 194 Chemistry Building.

The film follows American Caitrin McKiernan’s attempt to stage a production of “Passages of Martin Luther King” in the National Theater Company in Beijing …

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Attract birds to your yard with a simple feeder

By Lisa Justice Winter can be a great time to observe birds in your own back yard. Birds that spend their winter in the Davis area are always on the lookout for something to eat. By providing a reliable food source for local birds in your back yard, you can create a wonderful opportunity to […]

January 13, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,