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 […]

Cabrillo Club plans monthly meeting

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 503 California St. in Woodland. The agenda includes the results of the linguica breakfast fundraiser and 2013 Reno snow train trip; plans for the Feb. 16 cioppino scholarship dinner and Feb. 23 […]

Yolo Cabrillo Club hosts scholarship dinner

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 is hosting its cioppino scholarship dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 315 Walnut St. in Woodland. The menu includes cioppino, pasta, green salad, garlic bread, wine, coffee and dessert. The cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple. There will also […]

Syria threatens to retaliate for Israeli airstrike

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria threatened Thursday to retaliate for an Israeli airstrike and its ally Iran said there will be repercussions for the Jewish state over the attack. U.S. officials said Israel launched a rare airstrike inside Syria on Wednesday. The target was a convoy believed to be carrying anti-aircraft weapons bound for Hezbollah, the […]

Chevron fined nearly $1M for refinery fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chevron was fined nearly $1 million by the state on Wednesday in connection with a fire last year at the company’s San Francisco Bay area refinery that sent a cloud of gas and black smoke over residential areas. Investigators found “willful violations” in Chevron Corp.’s response before, during and after the […]