Gibran’s poetry is centerpiece of Sunday’s service

The Center for Spiritual Living Davis, 1715 Anderson Road, plans a special Mother’s Day celebration Sunday featuring the poetry of Kahlil Gibran through song and word. Folk singer Mark Haskett will present a Prophet Service combining his reflections on Gibran’s poetic masterwork with a tribute to motherhood, from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday. All are […]

Run for YMCA, get a massage

Laurie Loving of Davis will provide free chair massages for moms participating in the Run Like A Mother 5K race on Mother’s Day in Davis’ Central Park. Sunday’s race is a fundraiser for the Yolo County YMCA. Loving, owner of Loving Aquatic Massage in Davis, also will raffle off two 60-minute aquatic massages at her […]

Libertarians will gather in Woodland

Beau Cain of the state Libertarian Party will speak about Libertarian solutions for California at a gathering from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Steve’s Pizza, 714 Main St. in Woodland. Refreshments will be provided. Yolo County officers of the party also will be available to answer questions about Libertarianism. All are welcome. […]

Locals join Sacramento anti-gun rally

Davis residents will join CodePink in a “March on the NRA” on Friday in honor of Mother’s Day and victims of gun violence. The group will assemble at 11:30 a.m. at 10th Street and Capitol Mall in Sacramento and walk to the National Rifle Association’s office about five blocks away. Local participants are members and […]

Volunteers sought at Celebrate Davis!

The Davis Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers at the 10th annual Celebrate Davis! festival on Thursday, May 16, at Community Park. Sign-up online at http://bit.ly/CD2013Volunteers. Tasks include set-up, parking control, bike path control, beer sales at the Chamber’s booth, recycling/trash monitors and tear-down. Help is needed from early morning to late night. The event runs […]

Cancer treatment information offered

Woodland Healthcare will host an oncology forum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the dining conference room at Woodland Healthcare, 1325 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Local residents are invited to meet the Cancer Center team and hear a panel discussion featuring Woodland Healthcare providers about fatigue, nutrition and distress management for patients […]

Music recital hall designs to be discussed Thursday

The UC Davis music department will share information about three designs being considered for the new classroom and music recital hall building that will be built next to the Music Building on the UC Davis campus. A public information session is set at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at the Mondavi Center […]

Crews mop up wildfire as rain falls

CAMARILLO (AP) — Rains moved across Southern California on Monday, dousing remnants of a wildfire that blackened thousands of acres in coastal mountains and bringing much-needed moisture to a region left parched by a dry winter. The 44-square-mile burn area in the western Santa Monica Mountains was 85 percent surrounded, and firefighters worked in muddy […]

Community forum gives residents a closer look at city budget

For the third installment of the community forum series “Solutions” held at The Avid Reader, Mayor Joe Krovoza and City Manager Steve Pinkerton were invited Monday to speak about the city’s fiscal situation and how it will frame next year’s budget. The City Council must adopt the fiscal year 2013-14 budget by June 30. With a […]

Attorney: Mings ‘set up’ in assisted suicide case

WOODLAND — Stricken with diabetes and a host of other ailments, Kevin Gerard Seery sought an exit to his suffering and misery, the attorney for his accused killer said Monday in Yolo Superior Court. However, “he knew he couldn’t take his life at his own hand,” Deputy Public Defender Dan Hutchinson said in his opening […]

Bob Dunning: Taking AIM at the new acronym

ALPHABET SOUP … now that the Davis school board has waved its magic wand and closed the GATE program with a simple name change, folks are emerging right and left to say the board’s AIM was off … already, it seems, no one can remember what AIM is supposed to stand for (Alternatives In Mambo, […]

Woodstock legends Canned Heat top bill at Whole Earth

Four musicians from two bands that played at the original Woodstock Festival are set to headline the 44th annual Whole Earth Festival, bringing art, crafts, education, food, music and dance back to the UC Davis Quad this week. Canned Heat will play a free show at 8 p.m. Saturday. They’ll be joined by guitarist Barry […]

Chairlift safety program helps Sugar Bowl win top award

Following the death of their 7-year-old son in a chairlift accident in 2011, Mark Henderson and Helen Chew worked with Sugar Bowl Ski Resort to establish a comprehensive chairlift safety program. The 13-step program earned Sugar Bowl Resort this year’s Best Chairlift Safety Program Award, given by the National Ski Areas Association, an industry organization […]

Davis gears up for the Bike Month challenge

In what can only be seen as an abuse of local governmental power, Mayor Joe Krovoza unilaterally announced last week that it is mandatory in Davis for residents to participate in May is Bike Month activities.

While the mayor is obviously kidding about that sort of despotic display, Krovoza — who for the second year running was named co-chair of the six-county regional event that encourages residents to bike everywhere they can and then log their miles — is very serious about promoting the month and the various benefits of bicycling.

Residents will have plenty of opportunities this month to improve on …