Birch Lane Elementary celebrates 50 years

Birch Lane Elementary is 50 years old, and the school community is seeking former students and staff to help celebrate the anniversary in style. The school opened in January 1963, but its celebration will be on the 50th day of the current school year — Wednesday, Nov. 6. Local residents who have pictures or stories […]

Cyber-law expert discusses new book

Local author and law professor Anupam Chander will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Friday to discuss his new book, “The Electronic Silk Road: How The Web Binds The World Together in Commerce.” Check it out Who: Anupam Chander, author of “The Electronic Silk Road” When: 7:30 […]

UCD Med Center earns electronic records honor

UC Davis Medical Center is a winner of the 2013 Enterprise HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, which the use of the electronic health records to improve health care delivery processes and patient safety while achieving a demonstrated return on investment. HIMSS, the nation’s leading hospital information technology society, noted that UCD has exchanged 3.7 million […]

UC: System generated $460.9 million by operating more efficiently

The University of California says it’s saved $294.3 million and produced $166.6 million in new revenue since starting its “Working Smarter” initiative three years ago. That puts the effort on track to meet or exceed its five-year goal of generating $500 million, with much of the funding diverted to teaching and research. Working Smarter is […]

Journalist to discuss life as undocumented immigrant

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas will discuss his life as an undocumented immigrant and preview clips from his new documentary at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at King Hall School of Law at UC Davis. Vargas first revealed his status in an essay in The New York Times and appeared on the […]

Kids learn about bread from start to finish

Davis Farm to School and Yolo Farm to Fork are providing opportunities for children and their families to experience the art of bread-making and the satisfaction of eating something they created themselves. Grain to Bread children’s activities are being celebrated in the midst of Food Literacy Month in September and National Farm to School Month […]

Learn Medicare basics at workshop

Seniors may learn the A, B, C and D’s of Medicare at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Woodland Senior Center, 2001 East St. A representative from the Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program will talk about upcoming changes and teach seniors what they need to know about Medicare to stay current. HICAP is a […]

Veterans invited to learn about benefits

The Woodland Senior Center will host a veterans benefit workshop at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. Attendees are invited to learn about benefits available for all veterans, including medical and housing. Representatives from Yolo Hospice and the Yolo County Veteran Services Office will […]

Author to talk at The Avid Reader

Author Katie Hafner will talk about her recently released memoir, “Mother Daughter Me,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. The book chronicles Hafner’s multigenerational living experiment with her elderly mother and teenage daughter that went awry after years of pent-up emotion regarding Hafnter’s mother’s alcoholism. Hafner, who was on […]

School board ready to chart the future

The Davis school board met early Tuesday morning — at 7:45 a.m. — to begin the process of selecting the 26 members of the school district’s Strategic Planning Committee, which will spend the next few months developing recommendations on priorities and programs for the coming decade. The board is expected to vote on the committee’s […]

Book release party Thursday for local writer

The Poetry Reading Series with Andy Jones will highlight the release of Davis resident Jill Stengel’s book “Dear Jack,” at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. The book is a collection of poems exploring everything from childhood nursery rhymes to more mature adventures. There will be open-mic time following Stengel’s […]

School board to hear enrollment update, discuss cash reserve

The Davis school board is scheduled to hear updates on fall enrollment, last-minute hires and summer school programs, as well as a proposal to increase the school district’s cash reserves, at its meeting Thursday night. The board will convene at 7 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. The meeting will […]

Bingo Bike-a-thon features Radio Disney show in Central Park

Taylor Swift, Cody Simpson, Maroon 5, Zendaya, Selena Gomez … The music of Radio Disney icons will be at full blast on Sunday as the station’s Green Team comes to town for a 90-minute show at the Bingo Bike-a-thon in Central Park. Showtime is noon to 1:30 p.m. as members of the popular Radio Disney […]

Pet food pantry gets a boost from Davis spiritual group

The Center for Spiritual Living in Davis donated proceeds from a raffle to the Woodland Pet Food Pantry as its contribution to the inaugural World Day of Service on Saturday. Members of the center joined thousands of people across the world in service to their local communities. Since May 2010, the Woodland Pet Food Pantry has […]