Alberta Tar Sands slide shows, talks planned

Garth Lenz, an internationally renowned environmental photojournalist, will present his talk and award-winning slide show, “The True Cost of Oil: Images of Beauty and Devastation,” on the Alberta Tar Sands on Monday in Davis. He will speak at 7 p.m. that evening at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road, in a presentation […]

Cahill will discuss asteroid strike novel on Saturday

Meet the author Who: Tom Cahill, discussing his new book, “Ark: Asteroid Impact” When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. As an asteroid hurtles through space on a course that will bring it perilously close to Earth weeks from now, physicist Thomas A. Cahill has scheduled a talk Saturday to discuss […]

Sacramento poets featured at The Other Voice

After a break for the holidays, The Other Voice begins the new year with a reading by two poets from Sacramento — Albert Garcia and Jeff Knorr, that city’s new poet laureate. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in rural West Davis. […]

Master Gardeners teach pruning classes Saturday

Rose and fruit tree pruning classes will be offered by Yolo County Master Gardeners at 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the greenhouse orchard area at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. At 10 a.m., attendees will learn basic rose pruning techniques for hybrid teas, floribundas and miniatures at the college’s […]

Breast cancer support group will meet

“Ospemifene, Vaginal Atrophy and Breast Cancer” will be presented by Michael DeGregorio, Ph.D., at the Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The free program, which is open to the public, will take place at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. DeGregorio will discuss a new drug to prevent vaginal […]

Beautiful spring roses start in the cold of winter

Now is the best time to prune roses, and tips will be offered at a free rose pruning seminar from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Woodland Library Rose Club and takes place in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. Demonstrations in the adjacent garden […]

Rotary’s Big Night supports child abuse prevention efforts

Tickets are available now for the Rotary Club of Davis’ 12th annual Big Night fundraiser for the club’s Child Abuse Prevention Program. The event — a black-tie-optional dinner, dance, silent and live auction — takes place Saturday, Feb. 9, at the El Macero Country Club. Funds raised at Big Night go to local nonprofit organizations […]

Bet Haverim hosts program on Judea, Samaria

George Rooks of Davis will examine the characteristics of the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria in a program from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Judea and Samaria is the historic and official Israeli designation of the area commonly identified by the Palestinians and […]

Food given to needy residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Jan. 16, as follows: * At the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; * At the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to noon; and * At the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany Ave., […]

Nine Yamada bills take effect in new year

Nine bills authored last year by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, ranging in topic from religious freedom to reporting of elder abuse to pilot safety, become effective in 2013: * AB 1964, workplace religious freedom: Prohibits employers from segregating an employee from co-workers or the public due to the employee’s religious attire, grooming or other observance. * […]

‘From Age-ing to Sage-ing’ guides discussion group

Readers are welcome to join the ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Small Conference Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging movement, seeking to […]

Obama wants action on government’s borrowing limit

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing a last-minute deal that pulled the country back from the “fiscal cliff,” but warned that he “will not compromise” over his insistence that Congress lift the federal debt ceiling. Obama said in his radio and Internet address Saturday that the fiscal cliff deal, approved by Congress on […]

Davisites invited to S.F. art reception

Wednesday is the deadline to purchase tickets to attend a reception Saturday, Jan. 19, for “A Small Community Collects Big: The Collection of the Davis Art Center” to be held at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery, 645 Chestnut St. in San Francisco. The trip also includes lunch with artist Roland Petersen and his wife Caryl. Petersen’s oil […]

Construction complete on military airship

TUSTIN (AP) — Construction is complete in Southern California on a massive blimp-like airship that the military hopes to use to carry cargo around the globe. The Los Angeles Times reports that a first flight for the 36,000-pound aluminum and carbon fiber Aeroscraft could come in the next few months. It was built by Montebello-based aircraft […]