Thompson holds telephone town hall meeting

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, invites constituents to participate in a telephone town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. To join the meeting, call toll-free (888) 886-6603, ext. 19416#. Thompson represents California’s 1st Congressional District, which includes most of Yolo County. Next year, our region moves into the 3rd District; running in November to represent that […]

1,000 miles by bike begin with one quick trip

Hear about Susan Ashdown, and you might expect Wonder Woman. She biked more than 1,000 miles during May is Bike Month, with just a portion of those miles handily winning her the regional program’s 2012 record for most errand miles biked by an individual. May is Bike Month is the result of a collective effort among […]

Retailer teams with nonprofit to help feed Davis’ poor

You can help What: Hot dog and soda sales to benefit STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Where: Grocery Outlet, 1800 E. Eighth St., Davis The Davis Grocery Outlet store’s continued commitment to a local nonprofit organization is keeping the community’s less fortunate afloat during tough economic times. The Short-Term […]

Blood drive Friday helps meet emergency needs

A local blood drive to help fill emergency needs for the American Red Cross will run from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse, 1405 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The local event is part of the massive Interfaith Community Blood Drive under way during July throughout Northern […]

Midsummer play date slated at DPNS

The Davis Parent Nursery School is offering a midsummer outdoor play date at its campus at 426 W. Eighth St. in Davis. All currently enrolled students are invited, as well as families who are interested in DPNS’ pre-kindergarten program for the 2012-13 school year. The play date is from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. […]

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, 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.