USDA Secret Santas share holiday joy with families in need

Employees from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are celebrating the holidays again this year by giving. Thirty-five needy Yolo County children and seven adults will find a few more treasures under their Christmas trees this year thanks to these USDA “Secret Santas.” Each year, employees from USDA in Davis volunteer to participate in the adopt-a-child […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Social services | Tagged ,

Two hurt in I-80 rollover

Two Bay Area residents were injured Saturday when their vehicle rolled over on Interstate 80 west of Mace Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer Cindy Leal said 50-year-old Rodney Gnapp of Oakland was traveling eastbound on I-80 at about 11:30 a.m. when he made an unsafe turning movement during a lane change, causing […]

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Krovoza featured on KDRT radio

Judith Plank, host of “Two Broadscasting” on KDRT, 95.7 FM, will interview Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday. The show will repeat Monday, Dec. 19, at noon. “Two Broadscasting” provides a live, weekly forum for discussion about the state of the world and the state of the arts. For more information, call (530) 758-2607.

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Longtime local musician Bob Adams performs Friday

Locals are invited to stop by RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters, between 6 and 8 p.m. Friday to enjoy the music of Bob Adams. Since 1976, Adams has been a performing musician and composer, working variously as a jazz pianist, acoustic bassist and organist; he’s played electric bass and guitar in rock, funk and […]

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A world away from Los Angeles, but ‘it is well with my soul’

Hear more What: Gratitude Concert featuring Vatrena King, with guest Laura Sandage When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., downtown Davis Tickets: $20 general, $10 children, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane; or at the door One might not expect homespun lessons on gratitude and […]

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Berkeley’s Occupy camp thrives, unthreatened

By Carolyn Jones It took a few weeks, but Berkeley is finally taking center stage in the Bay Area’s Occupy movement. The 2-month-old encampment in Civic Center Park — until recently a smattering of tents in the corner — is now a booming megalopolis of tents, banners, dogs and teach-ins. It fills most of the park and has […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Don’t light tonight for Dec. 12

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District has declared Don’t Light Tonight conditions in effect through midnight Monday, Dec. 12. Don’t Light Tonight is a voluntary wintertime air pollution reduction program. Monday’s particle matter pollution (PM 2.5) is forecast to be 25 micrograms per cubic meter or higher and burning wood is discouraged. On winter nights […]

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Chamber accepts Toys for Tots donations

Since 1948, the Marine Corps Reserve has been making needy children smile at Christmas with its Toys for Tots program. The Davis Chamber of Commerce is once again collecting new, unwrapped toys for needy children in the community. Donations may be dropped off at the Chamber office, 604 Third Street, at the corner of Third […]

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The Huddys perform songs of the season

The duo of Bryan and Julie Huddy will perform a collection of Christmas songs celebrating the season with joy and familiar melodies at 7 p.m. Sunday at Atria Covell Gardens. Bryan performs on acoustic guitar and Julie contributes electric bass; both are singers. The public is invited to this free event at the retirement community […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Running of the Turkeys’ raises funds for Food Bank

The “Running of the Turkeys” 5K run Nov. 19 at Nelson’s Grove in Woodland generated more than $16,000 for the Food Bank of Yolo County, executive director Jose Martinez has announced. In addition, 85 turkeys were donated to help feed hungry families, an increase from 44 turkeys donated and $15,000 raised last year. A total […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

GMO labeling supporters will be trained to gather petition signatures

A LabelGMOs ballot initiative campaign is under way that will require the labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMO food) in California. Collecting the necessary signatures will be done primarily by volunteers. A signature-gathering training led by Scarlet Boggs will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the community room at Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, 675 […]

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Feeling blue? Join others at Sunday’s service

The holidays are not always as easy or joyous as they could be because of the losses suffered in life. For some people, the holidays are a time of loneliness or isolation as loved ones who have died are remembered. For others, they are a time of frustration as the economic realities of job loss, […]

December 13, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Ira Gershwin’s music featured at Citizens Who Care benefit concert

Tickets are available now for the 20th annual Citizens Who Care benefit concert, “ ‘s Wonderful: The Great Lyrics of Ira Gershwin.” Ira Gershwin is best known for his work with his younger brother George, producing one of the most successful and prolific collaborations in popular music history. Ira also worked with other great composers, […]

December 15, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Friday Night Live features Davis flutist

Flutist Sue Anne Sheya returns to the Rominger West Winery tasting room for another performance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The winery, at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, will feature wine by the glass during the Friday Night Live event. Sheya is an active flute performer and teacher in Northern California and is the […]

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