Learn English at I-House

Local residents who are learning English as a second language are invited to attend a weekly class at International House, 10 College Park in Davis, at 5 p.m. Sundays. The instructors are Karen Vraa and Miriam Mariela Mascareno. “We offer 20 language classes per week, including eight English classes,” said Elisabeth Sherwin, executive director of I-House. […]

Nature preserve open for visitors Saturday

The Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Visitors are invited to come out and observe the natural area along Cache Creek, hike along the trails and enjoy the outdoors. The reserve is at 34199 County Road 20 west […]

Exchange your oil filter, for free

Do-it-yourself vehicle oil changers will be reminded of the importance of recycling used oil filters with a free oil filter exchange event on Saturday, April 27. The Yolo County Division of Integrated Waste Management and the cities of Davis, Woodland, Winters and West Sacramento are partnering with O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone stores throughout the […]

School board to receive, discuss preliminary report on high school reconfiguration

Details What: Davis Board of Education workshop on proposed reconfiguration of grades When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on cable Channel 17 and as streaming video at www.djusd.tv The Davis school board will hear a staff report and hold a workshop discussion on the concept […]

Panel to discuss challenges facing Latino youths

The way culture and tradition can complicate common adolescent issues for Latino youths will be the subject of a panel discussion Tuesday at UC Davis moderated by Maria Hinojosa, producer and host of National Public Radio’s “Latino USA.” The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Community […]

Talk examines dementia behaviors

“Dealing with Difficult Behaviors” will be the topic of a presentation by Annette Vance of Senior Helpers in-home care agency from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Her talk will take place at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Refreshments will be served. People with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias […]

Security gaps in Android apps exposed

Popular texting, messaging and microblog apps developed for the Android smartphone have security flaws that could expose private information or allow forged fraudulent messages to be posted, according to UC Davis researchers. Zhendong Su, professor of computer science, said his team has notified the app developers of the problems, although it has not yet had […]

Garamendi touts green tech bill

Rep. John Garamendi has reintroduced a bill that would require that federal agencies purchase only green technologies made with at least 85 percent American materials. If passed, House Resolution 1524 also would require that state purchases made with federal funds meet the same standard. The law would be phased in over three years, with 50 percent […]

Unique Davis mural finds a permanent home

“Off the Grid,” one of the murals created last summer in the Davis Art Center’s Discovery Art program, has found a permanent home at the California Energy Commission’s offices in Sacramento. Designed by Rachel Hartsough and based on a photograph by Kathy Keatley Garvey of the UC Davis entomology department, this collaborative artwork is made […]

Free shredding services set April 27

Davis residents can clean out their home offices on Saturday, April 27, at a free shredding event, courtesy of Davis Waste Removal, which contracts with the city for all of Davis’ garbage, recycling and green waste removal. DWR is partnering with Absolute Secured Shredding of Sacramento to offer the service to residential customers from 9 […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Time heals all wounds

By Becky Heard Playtime: Warmer temperatures mean our little ones will spend more of their time outside. “Laura’s Garden” (aptly named for the nursery’s founder) is a welcoming backyard space to dig in the dirt, motor on wheels and even splash in water. Like many well-loved toys, however, ours are weathered and tired. We need […]

Try qigong for arthritis on Sunday

Sutter Health will present a workshop, “Qigong for Arthritis,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Research has shown that the gentle movements of Chinese exercise can improve joint health and ease discomfort. Beginning and experienced participants are welcome. Space is limited and the fee is $60. […]

Local backpacker’s diagnosis became inspiration

“When I met my wife, I told her she was one in million, and I was right — unfortunately,” said Davis resident Marc Lancet, husband of Annette De Bow, who has a blood cancer occurring in that proportion of the population. De Bow, 47, was diagnosed with polycythemia in 2008. She discovered she was afflicted […]

Fibro Friends will try chair yoga

Saturday will be an opportunity for those suffering from fibromyalgia to partake in a class of chair yoga, led by an experienced yoga teacher. The chair yoga program will be presented during the regular meeting of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. […]