In the New Year, is it time to consider a senior community?

Six signs your loved one might need new living arrangements WOODLAND — Holiday visits, filled with lots of quality time with family, can bring to light the increasing and changing needs of aging parents and family members. After the holiday season, senior living communities like Palm Gardens see a rise in inquiries from concerned adult […]

Doors at URC

By Lena McNicholas The double doors opened automatically and I rolled-stumbled through with my three well-traveled pieces of red Liz Claiborne luggage. I was weary with jet lag and weeks of decisions: selling the house, disposing of lifelong possessions, weeping when the piano left for a new home in New Jersey, looking at the Blue […]

Wildlife festival is truly for the birds

Bird lovers will flock to Davis again this month to participate in California Duck Days, a wetlands and wildlife festival Saturday, Feb. 23. The family-oriented event features 13 field trips around the region, lots of bird-related workshops and plenty of activities for kids.

Events will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters in South Davis. California Duck Days is organized by Yolo Basin Foundation and hosted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Love actually, not virtually

By Leanne Italie NEW YORK (AP) — Nicole Buergers and Brenden Macaluso are both 32. They struck up a conversation about hipster eyewear over free beer and cheap eats at a Houston hangout one Sunday afternoon and Macaluso recalls the evening ending this way: Nicole: “So how do we do this?” Brenden: “You give me […]

Coro Fellow placed with Davis Chamber

The Davis Chamber of Commerce welcomes Dulce Galicia, a Coro Fellow from San Francisco, to begin a six-week field placement. The Coro Center for Civic Leadership is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that provides experiential and seminar training to groups of diverse leaders across the country. Coro participants learn about leadership across multiple sectors, industries and […]

Apply now for Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary scholarships

Applications for Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year are being accepted now. Anyone who is a resident of the areas served by the Davis, Winters, Woodland, West Sacramento and Dixon school districts, and who intends to pursue a human, health-related career, is eligible to apply. Application materials are available at the […]

Bird folklore featured at Lake Solano walk

“Folklore of Lake Solano Birds” is the topic of a free presentation from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Lake Solano Park west of Winters. Volunteer Barbara Cooper will talk about why this area is a magnet for both year-round residents and migratory birds. Visitors will learn how birds have figured in myths and religions […]

Davis joins national dialogue on gun violence

A UC Davis gun violence researcher will be joined by parents of a shooting victim at a community forum in Davis on breaking the cycle of gun violence. The free event is hosted by Saving California Communities. Internationally renowned researcher Garen Wintemute of the UCD School of Medicine will be joined by Amanda and Nick […]

Learn how to support kids through grief

Supporting children is a top priority for most. Yet when it comes to grief, the grief experience can be confusing and overwhelming and affect children, teens and adults in different ways. This difference can make it difficult for adults to know how to act, or know what to do or say to them to be […]

University historian will speak at UC Davis

Roger Geiger, a professor of education at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss “The Past and Future of the Innovative University” at the next in a series of Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good. Geiger will speak from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the Multipurpose Room at the Student […]

NAMI program examines depression

NAMI-Yolo invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to its next monthly potluck dinner and meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Destiny Hall, 124 Lincoln Ave., a block south of Main Street in Woodland. Participation is free. The program subject will be signs and symptoms of depression. Community members are […]

Get tips on arranging flowers Wednesday

The Davis Flower Arrangers will meet Wednesday to enjoy a flower arrangement demonstration by Mary Arekelian, president of the Auburn Arranges Guild. The program will follow a brief business meeting beginning at 7 p.m at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Refreshments will be served after the program. In addition to leading the Auburn […]

New Star Chinese School presents show on Sunday

The New Star Chinese School will mark Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake with a show focusing on Chinese culture on Sunday in the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 E. 14th St. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the show will run from 2:30 to about 5 p.m. Students of […]

Law schools’ applications fall as costs rise, jobs cut

By Ethan Bronner Law school applications are headed for a 30-year low, reflecting increased concern over soaring tuition, crushing student debt and diminishing prospects of lucrative employment upon graduation. As of this month, there were 30,000 applicants to law schools for the fall, a 20 percent decrease from the same time last year and a […]