Parents invited to meet doulas at Sutter Davis Birthing Center

Expectant parents can “Meet the Doulas” at the Sutter Davis Hospital Birthing Center from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The event will take place in the meeting rooms off the cafeteria hallway at the hospital, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. A birth doula is a woman trained to offer physical comfort and emotional support, […]

Panelists will discuss ‘quest for justice’ in Middle East

“Revolutions, Counter-Revolutions and the Quest for Justice in the Middle East” is the title of a panel discussion planned for noon Friday in the King Room of the UC Davis Memorial Union. The program is sponsored by the Middle East/South Asia Studies Program with support from the history department and International Relations Program. Panelists will […]

Woodland arson case investigated

Woodland police and fire departments are investigating a case of arson in which a residential garage was damaged and a car destroyed. Cpl. Dave Krause said someone placed an incendiary device in the garage, located in the 1400 block of Crystal Springs Drive, sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. No injuries were reported […]

Pedal power produces positives for Parkinson’s patients

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s — an incurable, degenerative disease of the central nervous system — is nothing insubstantial. Its severity is enough to earn those with it the suffix of “sufferer.” Just don’t use that to address Madeleine Kenefick, a 33-year Davis resident and retired English instructor who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2000. She, […]

Greenwald discusses ‘other Davis’

In late 2012, David Greenwald wrote about “the other Davis” for his blog, the Davis Vanguard. On the latest edition of “Davisville,” Greenwald expands on what he means, and also discusses the Vanguard itself, including its audience and how it works. “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs on Davis station KDRT, 95.7 FM, at 5:30 […]

Navazio outlines State of the Community at luncheon

Woodland City Manager Paul Navazio will speak about the city’s future — finances, sustainability and the General Plan — at the 19th annual State of the Community luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the United Methodist Church, Second and North streets in Woodland. Navazio was appointed Woodland city manager last April. He previously […]

Gym class isn’t just fun and games anymore

By Motoko Rich WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — On a recent afternoon, the third-graders in Sharon Patelsky’s class reviewed words like “acronym,” “clockwise” and “descending,” as well as math concepts like greater than, less than and place values. During gym class. Patelsky, the physical education teacher at Everglades Elementary School here, instructed the students to […]

Mortar shells land near Syrian presidential palace

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two mortar rounds exploded near one of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s palaces in Damascus on Tuesday but caused only material damage, an official said. The attack was another sign that the civil war is seeping into areas once considered safe and reaching closer to the heart of Assad’s seat of power […]

Bob Dunning: We all pay, but only some get the water

“Clean water for everyone” is the battle cry I keep hearing in the literature I’ve received from the “Yes on Clean Water for Davis” group. Indeed, we have been told over and over again that Measure I is about “clean water” for all residents of Davis. I guess that’s why the folks bringing the Sacramento […]

Schools ask: Gifted, or just well-prepared?

By Jenny Anderson When the New York City Education Department announced that it was changing part of its admissions exam for its gifted and talented programs last year, in part to combat the influence of test preparation companies, one of those companies posted the news with links to guides and practice tests for the new […]

UCD visitors can make an elderberry flute Sunday

People of all ages will learn how to make and play a Native Californian elderberry flute at a free two-hour workshop beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday in 146 Environmental Horticulture at UC Davis. East Bay Regional Parks docent Antonio Flores will talk about the culture of flute-making and also about the endangered elderberry beetle. All […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery: ‘Krustaceans for Kids’ benefit set

Crab lovers have one last opportunity to enjoy the taste of the season at “Krustaceans for Kids,” the first crab feed benefiting the Yolo Crisis Nursery. The event will take place Saturday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased online at www.nurserycrabfeed.eventbrite.com. […]

Volunteers sought for cancer prevention study

The American Cancer Society is holding a Kickoff for Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), a large-scale, long-term study looking at the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer. The society is looking for a host of “community champions,” who will spread the word about enrollment opportunities locally, and help recruit new volunteers to […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them are Denali (No. 112857), a 2-year-old male white terrier mix. Also hoping for a good home is Missy (No. 113432), a 1-year 6-month-old spayed female gray tabby doestic short-haired cat. Fees […]