Tribal gaming impact grants now available

The Yolo Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee has been allocated $236,663 to award as grants to local agencies in Yolo County impacted by tribal gaming, and is now receiving applications for grant funding. The state budget appropriated $30 million statewide from the state Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund to IGLCBCs for the purpose of […]

Kassing hosts KDVS fundraiser

France Kassing will host her 12th and last fundraiser effort for KDVS at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 18. Kassing will share behind-the-scenes stories and insights from the interviews she has conducted over the years. To support the fundraiser, call (530) 754-KDVS or toll free at (877) 399-5387.

Local host families sought for two students

The STS Foundation, a nonprofit student exchange organization, is seeking host families for several international high school exchange students coming to study in the Davis area during the 2011-12 school year. Two of the students are Roosa and Yannik. Roosa, 15, is from a small town in Finland; she describes herself as positive and joyful. She […]

Local host families needed

The Pacific Intercultural Exchange is seeking local host families for students from Germany, the former Soviet Union, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Hungary, Croatia, Korea, Mexico, Slovakia, China and many other countries. The students are all ages 15 to 18, are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance, and want to share their cultural […]

Friends host speaker on mental illness

John Buck of Turning Point Community Programs will speak on the topic “ Mental Illness and a Path to Recovery” at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Davis Friends Meetinghouse, 345 L St. Turning Point provides psychiatric services, support and advocacy for people working to overcome the effects of mental illness in Yolo, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Merced, […]

DCC completes new ramp

Davis Community Church officially opened its new handicap ramp at two Palm Sunday services attended by hundreds of parishioners. The ramp offers full access to the front doors of the historic sanctuary at 412 C St. in downtown Davis. In keeping with DCC’s mission to welcome all persons to worship, the entrance improvements finally allow […]

Film, pizza marks Earth Day at WCC

The community is invited to celebrate Earth Day at Woodland Community College from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. The idea of Earth Day first began in the 1960s to promote conservation and develop strategies to lessen the damage by human activities to our natural environment. WCC will host a free screening of the film “Food, […]

Paws for Thought: Care for community cats

Ways to help animals in need: Alter your pet. Community cats were pets or the offspring of pets Don’t dump your cat if you can’t keep it Spread the word: TNR is a more humane, less expensive option Volunteer to feed a colony Contact about cats needing altering or to donate food or money […]

Cemetery board holds meeting

The Davis Cemetery District board of directors will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 820 Pole Line Road. On the agenda are Superintendent Joe Cattarin’s report, monthly financial reports and analysis of adequacy of the endowment fund. Members of the public will have the opportunity to address the board on related business that does not appear […]

When is the time to call Yolo Hospice?

Thinking about calling hospice, deciding to call hospice and actually calling hospice are all steps in a decision that can be agonizing for the individual and the family. Yolo Hospice is available to make things easier for you and your loved ones. So what Yolo Hospice tells everyone is not to worry about when and […]

Winters church presents Last Supper

Main Street Church in Winters will have a dramatic presentation of the Last Supper at 7 p.m. on Good Friday. The public is invited to come to the presentation of the famous Last Supper painting and find out what happened to each of the men called by Jesus to be his disciples, a news release […]

Hearing group meets Thursday

Hear! Here! will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. A representative of the California Telephone Access Program will demonstrate free telephones for the hard of hearing and physically impaired.

Wellness seminar held Sunday

Peak Performance’s wellness seminars series will continue Sunday, April 17, in the group exercise studio at Peak Performance, 2795 Second St. Dr. Eric Hassid, M.D., of the Institute for Restorative Health will be speaking on anti-aging and regenerative medicine from 3 to 4 p.m. All seminars are free and open to the public. For more […]

Garden Doctor: Beans make good cover crop

Q: Last fall I planted a cover crop of bell beans. They have grown well and are now blooming. What is the next step in preparing to plant vegetables where the beans are now? How long should I wait? A: Bell beans are an excellent cover crop. Known to be drought intolerant, they thrived in last […]