Norwood 4-H meets Wednesday

Norwood 4-H Club’s December meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive. There will be a gift exchange and a collection for the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. Holiday attire is appropriate.

Parent Project returns in January

The 12-week Parent Project, which offers parents guidance on dealing with troublesome teenage behavior, will start in January with weekly classes continuing into April. University Covenant Church is sponsoring the program, with local psychologist Deborah Kimokeo and therapist intern Cathy Sacks co-facilitating. The program — which will take place on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 […]

Managing kids’ stress topic of Wednesday lecture

“How to help your kids manage stress and anxiety” is the topic of the first installment in this year’s Davis Parent University lecture series. Developmental and behavioral pediatrician Stephen Nowicki and Pam Mari, director of student services for the Davis Joint Unified School District, will be the featured speakers and will be followed by break-out […]

Chávez book sale to benefit school

The César Chávez Elementary School Student Council will host a sale of more than 5,000 gently used quality books, CDs and DVDs for children and adults on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 12-13, at the school multipurpose room, 1221 Anderson Road. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days for the school community only, and […]

Linux meeting focuses on desktop widgets

On Monday, Dec. 17, the Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a presentation on “WidgetFX,” a platform for creating desktop widgets, presented by Stephen Chin, the project’s lead developer. The group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The meeting is free and open to the public. […]

Sierra Club Yolano Group hosts holiday potluck

The Sierra Club Yolano Group invites local residents to its festive annual holiday potluck dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Guests are invited to bring their favorite dish to share and help the club strive to make this a “zero waste” […]

Gift-quality books available at library sale

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will host its next bimonthly book sale starting Thursday, with members-only access from 5 to 8 p.m. As always, shoppers may join the Friends group at the door. The sale will be open to all comers from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday […]

‘Fiscal cliff’ cuts would hit state hard

By Pamela Nonga Ngue and Michelle Murphy WASHINGTON — California stands to lose as much as $4.5 billion in federal funding and more than 200,000 jobs next year if Congress fails to reach a deficit reduction agreement by Dec. 31. The automatic cuts, part of a larger package of steep spending reductions originally intended to pressure […]

Thieves take car, large sum of money at gunpoint

A woman was robbed at gunpoint in Woodland on Friday afternoon, and police are now looking for the two suspects who allegedly stole her vehicle and a reported $20,000 in cash. The 22-year-old Woodland resident was in the parking lot of Purity Plaza around 4:32 p.m. She was leaving work with a deposit and got into her […]

Indecent exposure suspect flees from UCD officers

A suspect who allegedly exposed himself Saturday at UC Davis fled on foot when approached by an officer, leading to a chase with city and campus police. The UCD Police Department received a report at 3:53 p.m. from a female student who witnessed a man masturbating in the school’s arboretum, according to university spokeswoman Julia Ann […]

Upon further review, giant sequoia tops a neighbor

FRESNO (AP) — Deep in the Sierra Nevada, the famous General Grant giant sequoia tree is suffering its loss of stature in silence. What once was the world’s No. 2 biggest tree has been supplanted thanks to the most comprehensive measurements taken of the largest living things on Earth. The new No. 2 is The […]

Third major storm moving into Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Another major storm moving into Northern California was expected to bring more pouring rain, flooding and additional problems to an area already soaked after two major storms, forecasters said Saturday. Residents of Northern California enjoyed just a bit of a respite, but the next storm — the third in a string […]

Local leaders, officials hear continued dialogue on racism

Racism, a prejudice which holds that members of one racial group are superior to another, may exist in many forms — it also may not be as far from home as some like to think. This was the sentiment shared during “Breaking the Silence of Racism,” a workshop sponsored by the city of Davis’ Human […]

Holiday treasure trove

Joining a throng of young shoppers, Ella Obegi, 6, looks for presents with helper Katelyn Dixon of Alpha Phi Omega at UCD at the Davis Art Center’s children’s store, 1919 F St., on Friday. The store, which allows children to purchase locally, handmade items, wraps up Sunday. Final hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 […]