Fundraiser turns wine into water

A wine-tasting and silent auction fundraiser benefiting Engineers Without Borders at UC Davis runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the International House, Davis, 10 College Park. Tickets are $20 until April 11 and $25 after that date. They are available at or at the Engineers Without Borders table at the […]

Outstanding students honored by Rotary

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis honored 10 Davis and Da Vinci high school students as Students of the Month for January. They are: * Michael Dohn, nominated by world language teacher Naoko McHale, who wrote, “I am very fortunate to have taught Michael in my Japanese classes the past four years. He is a hard-working, […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Gaby (No. 113453), a 5-year-old spayed female brown dachshund/basset hound mixed dog. Also hoping for a good home is Mixie (No. 113542), a 10-month-old spayed female gray and white domestic […]

Air pollution linked to low birth weight

By Stephanie M. Lee Mothers who breathe the kind of pollution emitted by vehicles, coal power plants and factories are significantly likelier to give birth to underweight children than mothers living in less polluted areas, according to international findings published last week. The study is believed to be the largest to examine how newborns’ bodies […]

Art Center offers ‘Fantastic Fiction’ class

The Davis Art Center is offering a six-week creative writing class for adults ages 17 and up from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, starting Feb. 21. The class will explore short fiction inspired by fables, myths and fairy tales. Students will write their own fairy tales and stories inspired by the form. The class will be taught by Elise […]

Linux Users’ Group will meet Feb. 18

The Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a presentation Monday, Feb. 18, by Joseph Arruda, senior product manager at SugarCRM, producers of a customer relationship management system that’s available in both open source and commercial applications. This talk will focus on how businesses that work with open source software release and manage their code. The group will meet from […]

Fibromyalgia sufferers gather for support

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will hold their monthly meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. Fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions and disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States. About 75 to 90 percent of the people […]

Almond growers worry about honey bee shortage

California almond growers may not have enough honey bees to pollinate this year’s crop of 800,000 acres, a UC Davis Extension apiculturist warns. Eric Mussen of the UCD department of entomology attributes the difficulty to winter losses and less populous hives. “We need 1.6 million colonies, or two colonies per acre, and California has only about […]

Dixon artist brings unique style to her work

There is an advantage to being a self-taught artist like Laura Caron.

“I don’t have to worry about breaking rules,” she laughs.

And because of that, she has created a unique — some say revolutionary — style that uses layered fabrics, paint and hand stitching to produce a three-dimensional quality to her work.

The portraits she creates come alive with a vibrancy lacking in more two-dimensional works, and that quality has earned her increasing exposure …

Positive family relationships linked to healthy marriages

Adolescents who have positive relationships with their parents and siblings tend to have stable and satisfying relationships in their early adult marriages as well as romantic relationships, a UC Davis study has found. Researchers, who began studying 265 individuals in the 1990s, found that nurturing parents contributed to the future success of their children’s young […]

Book groups form at DCC for Lent

Davis Community Church will begin a Lenten devotional season this week with the opportunity to read and discuss a book that includes the historical and political context for the events of the last days of the life of Jesus. “The Last Week,” by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, chronicles the mounting tensions of that week, […]

Israeli college students will share their stories

“Living With Conflict: Stories Behind the Headlines” will be explored by two Israeli college students, Hen and Shai, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. They will discuss their experiences growing up in Israel, serving in the military and now as students at Israeli universities. The discussion will focus […]

Grass Valley poets will read for The Other Voice

Cafe Writers of Grass Valley will be featured at a meeting Friday of The Other Voice. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. in the library of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and open mike follow the reading, so guests are invited to bring a poem or two to share. Iven […]

Fraud prevention tips set for older adults

Staff members from the Yolo County District Attorney’s Consumer and Elder Fraud Units will be featured on “That’s Life,” a KDRT radio show, from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday. KDRT can be heard at 95.7 FM. Host Lois Richter will discuss with her guests how to protect yourself from fraud and scams targeting older adults.