Puppet show tells a Gold Rush tale

Join Davis author Ruth Chambers on an adventure back to the California Gold Rush Days through a puppet show at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Using photos and drawings of the time period, Chambers’ presentation covers the Gold Rush of 1849 through the completion of the transcontinental […]

Memoir writing workshop offered at Gibson House

Kristine Mietzner returns to the Gibson House Yolo County Historical Museum for a second memoir writing workshop. The class will take place Thursday at the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, with a brown-bag lunch at noon and the workshop running from 1 to 4 p.m. Mietzner, a well-known writer in the Bay Area, […]

Outa Sight! Group offers support services for the blind

The Outa Sight! Group, of visually impaired and blind volunteers, has been meeting in Woodland for more than 27 years to provide mutual support. The group’s goals are to identify and share resources, learn independent living skills that enhance members’ lives, perform community service projects and advocate for disability rights. Two self-help meetings are planned […]

Stocks plunge as worries about Europe intensify

NEW YORK — The problems that weighed down stocks all summer show no sign of letting up. U.S. stocks plunged Friday, erasing the week’s gains, amid rising fears about fallout from Europe’s debt crisis. Seeking safer investments, investors sent the yield on the 10-year Treasury note to the lowest level in five decades. The resignation […]

A list of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack victims

Gregory Kamal Bruno Wachtler, 25, New York City, Fred Alger Management, Inc., World Trade Center. Karen J. Wagner, 40, Richmond, Va., United States Army, Pentagon. Mary Alice Wahlstrom, 78, Kaysville, Utah, Passenger, United 11, World Trade Center. Honor Elizabeth Wainio, 27, Watchung, N.J., Passenger, United 93, Shanksville, Pa. Enterprise 9/11 coverage News: Finally, World Trade […]

Digital photography at Senior Center

Photo lab technician Brett Albano will be at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., at 1 p.m. Wednesday to give a presentation on digital photography. He is also available for one-on-one tutoring appointments on Thursday. This free presentation is for people 18 years old and older. To sign up, stop by the Senior Center or […]

After 9/11, searching for American optimism

Before the towers crumbled, before the doomed people jumped and the smoke billowed and the planes hit, the collective American memory summoned one fleeting fragment of beauty: a clear blue sky. So many of those who remember that day invoke that detail. Last week, New York magazine, which has been running a 9/11 “encyclopedia” ahead […]

Ten years later, U.S. remembers Sept. 11 attacks

Ten years after the 9/11 attacks destroyed the World Trade Center, an 80-story glass and steel tower is rising like a phoenix from the ashes of ground zero.

The site called a “hole in the ground” for years has cranes in the air, trains running underground and hundreds of trees planted around giant, man-made waterfalls to remember the dead of Sept. 11.

The memorial will open to the public on Monday, a day after families see their loved ones’ names around the pools for the first time.

Capay farm hosts grape crush, festival

Farm Fresh to You and Capay Organic invite the public to Capay Crush, the farm’s first grape festival that will celebrate the crush season, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. The farm is at 23800 Highway 16, Capay. “We love inviting people out to our farm to take in the farm land during the […]

Learn how to bake flatbread at Farmers Market

A free, hands-on bread making workshop is planned from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market, Fourth and C strets. Bring the family to learn how to thresh and mill whole-wheat grain and transform it into a delicious, wood-fired oven-baked flatbread. The workshop is hosted by the Davis Farm to School Connection, […]

Power back on along border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Utility crews brought electricity back to much of California, Arizona and Mexico on Friday, a day after a power outage left millions in the dark, paralyzed freeways and halted flights at San Diego’s airport. Officials, however, warned that the electrical grid was still too fragile and asked residents and businesses to […]

Hardie’s contributions, kindnesses won’t be forgotten

A HARDIE FRIEND … let’s just say that the Community Church won’t be nearly big enough for John Hardie’s memorial service on Sept. 17 … nearly everyone who met John Hardie had a friend for life … in fact, based on the way he greeted you and treated you, it was nearly certain you’d come […]

UCD’s plans to retool administrative support come into focus

UC Davis leaders on Thursday revealed more about their plan to consolidate some administrative-support functions. They introduced the man who will lead the new shared service center, laid out how many people will work there and announced its likely off-campus location. The mission: placing the lion’s share of finance, payroll and human resources functions from […]