DPNS has openings for older preschoolers

Davis Parent Nursery School has openings in its pre-kindergarten session for the 2012-13 school year. Soon to celebrate its 10th year and one of the first of its kind to be offered in Davis, the DPNS pre-K session is designed for older preschoolers and younger kindergarten-eligible children. Veteran teacher Kathy Douglas, director of the pre-K […]

Pick up some vinyl and CDs at music fair

The city of Davis, Armadillo Music and KDVS, 90.3FM, have teamed up to present a Vinyl and Music Fair on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. “This is a perfect opportunity for you to acquire the vinyl record that you have been looking […]

Blog takes a peek at who’s cooking school lunches

Ann M. Evans of Davis and Georgeanne Brennan of Winters, authors, columnists and school food consultants, are launching a new blog that tells the stories of the men and women who are in the kitchens cooking and serving school lunches. The blog, at www.whoscookingschoolunch.com, has created a place “where the voices of these important — but […]

Friends of the Library host book sale Aug. 3-5

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will host its next bi-monthly book sale starting Friday, Aug. 3, with admission from noon to 2 p.m. restricted to members only. As always, shoppers may join the Friends group at the door. Hours for the general public are 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3; 10 a.m. […]

Buddhist teachings offered in Davis

Two Buddhist teachings will be offered by the ACI Sacramento/Davis Buddhist Group on Tuesdays in July. This week, the topic is “Devotion”; next week, it’s “Paths to Happiness.” All classes run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Classes are free, but donations are accepted with gratitude. For […]

Yoga classes offered at Davis center

“The Yoga of Lady Nyguma” will be offered two Thursday evenings, July 26 and Aug. 2, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. This ancient sequence is designed to gently free the inner energy channels. All ACI Sacramento/Davis classes are free but donations are accepted with gratitude. For […]

Two UC Davis surgeons banned from human research

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Two UC Davis neurosurgeons have been banned from performing medical research on humans after they were accused of experimenting on dying brain cancer patients without university permission, the Sacramento Bee reported Sunday. J. Paul Muizelaar and Rudolph Schrot were banned from any research on humans after the university told the federal government […]

Freeway ramp closures continue

Motorists frustrated over the occasional closures of freeway lanes and ramps in Davis may just have to get used to them, according to the California Department of Transportation website. Restrictions along Interstate 80 from the Webster interchange to the Solano County line, to accommodate roadway excavation, have resulted in some onramp/offramp closures during late nights […]

For the record

The Davis Food Co-op’s member appreciation party will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the store, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. A recent story had an incorrect time. Members and their guests are invited to stop by to enjoy bounce houses, a community art project, samples and a raffle.

Celebrate the tomato at Woodland festival

The Woodland Tomato Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, will celebrate Yolo County’s special heritage — the tomato. “It’s that time of year once again when we can start enjoying fresh locally grown, vine-ripened tomatoes,” a festival news release said. “Biting into a freshly picked Cherokee Purple heirloom tomato or enjoying […]

Libraries see reduced hours on Aug. 6 for staff training

All seven Yolo County branch libraries will have shortened hours on Monday, Aug. 6, so staff members may attend systemwide training. Branches will reopen from 2 to 6 p.m. if the branch is normally open on Mondays. Yolo County’s Central Services and Archives also will be affected. Davis has two library branches: the Stephens Branch […]

Author’s new book embraces pain of a ‘broken-open heart’

Sacramento author and hospice worker Julie Interrante, author of “The Power of a Broken-Open Heart,” will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Friday to discuss her book. Building on her decades of work in hospice care, Interrante weaves together insights from the ailing and dying with her […]

Tour Gibson House, grounds on Sunday

Docents will lead tours of the historic Gibson House and grounds from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children, with proceeds going to help maintain the museum. The house, owned originally by William Byas Gibson, and its grounds are maintained for educational […]

State, federal officials to reveal water plans

FRESNO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is set to reignite the state’s water wars when he makes the long-awaited announcement this week about plans to build a massive twin tunnel system to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmland and cities. Already the $23.7 billion proposal is facing heavy criticism. Opponents […]