Celebration set to raise money for documentary

A celebration and fundraiser — to help a Davis resident fund the making of a documentary to help children in a Nepalese orphanage — is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Central Park in Davis. All are invited to attend, and it’s free to enjoy live music by local musicians Laura Sandage, David Tralle […]

Council: ConAgra can apply to develop old cannery site

ConAgra can begin the formal application process for developing the former Hunt-Wesson tomato cannery site, the Davis City Council decided at its meeting Tuesday night. ConAgra, which owns the 100-acre property on East Covell Boulevard, wants to build a 20-acre business park and a progressively high- to low-density community of 610 homes. A greenbelt, urban-farm buffer and […]

Wiener war shakes Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — This is a dog fight Chicago will relish. Vienna Beef, one of the world’s most famous hot dog makers, is suing the owner of a rival hot dog company, accusing him of either stealing Vienna’s 118-year-old recipe or lying to customers by claiming that he’s using it. The rival is none other […]

Botched budget means no pay for lawmakers

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The man who cuts California’s paychecks has a costly message for lawmakers who tried to meet a voter-imposed deadline with the budget they passed last week: Not good enough. Controller John Chiang took the rare step Tuesday of halting paychecks for all 120 state lawmakers after he reviewed the budget Democrats approved […]

A reasoned argument just won’t fly here

One of the joys of living in this town is the engagement most citizens have with the issues of the day. Especially local issues. Be it the tripling of water rates, firing a high school basketball coach or giving away the store to Zipcar, folks have an opinion. And, unlike other towns where folks might […]

Online registration opens soon for bicycle parade

Local residents who like to be first in line may begin registering July 1 for the second annual Davis Parade of Bicycles, an effort to break the Guinness world record set last year in Davis for the longest single line of moving bicycles. Online registration for the parade on Sunday, Oct. 2, will be available […]

Author will talk about food’s link with mood

Trudy Scott, a food mood expert, nutrition, speaker and author will present her new book at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Her book is “The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings,” published […]

Nepali celebration planned Saturday

A Nepali celebration is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Davis’ Central Park, to support a film being produced to highlight the problem of child trafficking in Nepal. The event features music by local musicians, a silent auction, Nepali food and a rock-climbing wall.

I-House hosts screening of film Friday

International House, Davis, presents the documentary “Sugihara: A Conspiracy of Kindness” at 7 p.m. Friday at 10 College Park. The movie is free and the public is invited. One of the film’s producers, Anne Akabori of Sacramento, will be present to answer questions about Chiune,  the man who defied orders from Tokyo in order to […]

NAMI support offered in Spanish

NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness, sponsors an ongoing support group in Spanish for those who care for a family member or friend living with a mental disorder. The group provides Yolo County families with a secure and friendly environment for sharing experiences, problem-solving strategies and information about mental illness, including topics […]

Jazz guitarist plays at Root Stock

Root Stock specialty gift shop and tasting room will feature live music and wine tasting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Jazz guitarist Doug Martin, a solo artist from Stockton, will be back by popular demand. He performs instrumentals in many genres, including smooth jazz, soft rock, pop […]

With cell phones ubiquitous, UCD yanking misused emergency phones

UC Davis began pulling the plug on the 107 public safety phones around campus this week. The university decided two years ago take out the phones because of how rarely they were used for emergency calls, the proliferation of cell phones on campus and the addition of wireless 911 calling. Eighteen of the phones, most […]

Cabrillo Club offers pedro lessons

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club will offer lessons next month in the pedro card game at Raley’s meeting room, 367 W. Main St., Woodland. The sessions will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 5, 12 and 28; and at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28. For appointments, call Elizabeth […]

Farm-fresh food fosters good health at hospital market

The fledgling Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. The market will continue through Sept. 29. This week, Sutter Medical Foundation’s Physical Therapy Department will offer free balance assessments and education from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]