Town hall meeting focuses on needs of seniors

Senior citizens who live on fixed incomes have been hit especially hard by the recession. At the same time, the network of community services that helps some of the most frail elders continue living in their own homes has been devastated by budget cuts. To top it off, the first wave of the baby boom […]

‘Cruise in’ to monthly classic car show

Classic car buffs are invited to bring their vehicles to show at the monthly Davis Cruise-In, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot at The Marketplace shopping center at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. Entry is free to all participants and viewers. The show typically features 50 to 70 cars from […]

Woodland Library wants summer readers to ‘dream big’

Readers of all ages will explore the night this summer as the Woodland Public Library presents “Dream Big — READ!” during its summer reading program. The library is at 250 First St. in Woodland. The 2012 Summer Reading Club is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs and more. Families of pre-readers […]

Davis Bicycles: Pedal power helps Parkinson’s sufferers

By Madeleine Kenefick In the bustling lobby of a local athletic club, an “odd couple” (May-December/fit-frail) is energetically pedaling a stationary tandem bicycle. What’s up with that? It’s the realization of a self-serving idea triggered by watching a video of a research study in which a subject’s Parkinson’s disease symptoms dramatically improved after riding a […]

Explorit: Young sports fans learn the science behind their favorite games

By Carmen DeLeon and Lisa Justice Fitness, fun and physics come together in Explorit’s current and upcoming sessions of Summer Science Camp. Inspired by the 2011 changing exhibit “Game On! The Science of Sports,” Explorit is featuring opportunities for children to enjoy a camp theme all about the whys and hows behind their favorite sports. […]

Author presents ‘Gilt’ at Woodland Library

Few periods in history were as full of scandal, intrigue and deceit as the rule of England’s King Henry VIII. Known for his six wives, several of whom met untimely ends, Henry’s court was a cutthroat world of gossip and wealth, a complex game of social hierarchies rife with jealousy and back-stabbing. Players armed themselves […]

UC Davis administrators rebuked over treatment of campus critic

By Peter Schmidt Chronicle of Higher Education The Academic Senate of UC Davis has rebuked several administrators for threatening legal action and various administrative punishments against a medical professor who criticized the campus health system’s promotion of a controversial cancer-screening test. Last Friday, the Academic Senate’s Representative Assembly unanimously passed resolutions demanding that Claire Pomeroy, […]

Children’s Center helps kids prepare for success

At a program like the Children’s Center — a preschool program operated by the Davis school district on the Valley Oak campus — it’s the little things that count.

One example: the ongoing effort that pairs high school students from Da Vinci Charter Academy — which shares the Valley Oak campus with the Children’s Center, and requires students to complete a community service project before they graduate — with youngsters at the Children’s Center, so that they can work together on reading.

Courtney Getter, a Da Vinci junior, participates in this project through a community service class at Da Vinci.

The Grove renovation nears completion

The Grove, an 80-unit rental apartment community in Davis, is more than halfway through an eight-month renovation designed to reposition the property and enhance its appeal to student renters. The property, which was built in 1981 and formerly known as Brush Creek Apartments, was acquired in November by HighBridge Properties on behalf of itself and […]

World stocks fall on European contagion concern

MILAN (AP) — World stock markets sank Thursday amid ominous signs that debt market turmoil roiling Spain is threatening Italy, which as the eurozone’s third-largest economy is considered too big to bail out. Spain’s 10-year bond yield — a key indicator of a country’s creditworthiness — rose to near 7 percent, a euro-era record for […]

Fire blocks BART service between S.F. and Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Commuters who take Bay Area Rapid Transit trains between San Francisco and the East Bay will have to find an alternate means of transportation after a fire shut down BART service across the Transbay Tube. BART officials say they don’t expect the service to be restored until after the Thursday morning […]

‘Sorry, neighbors, our joy just exploded’

PARTY HARDY … Brett Lee, last Tuesday’s surprise City Council winner, may have unintentionally been part of a gross violation of Davis’ strictest-in-the-nation noise ordinance even before he has taken the oath of office … as political junkies in this town know, the election results arrived sporadically, but in big gulps … shortly after the […]

Car vs. house crash lands Davis man in jail

A 35-year-old Davis man was jailed Wednesday after allegedly stealing a car and crashing it into an East Davis house, police said. Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers were dispatched shortly before 3:30 p.m. to the 1500 block of Pole Line Road, where a Honda sedan had hit the side of a house and the driver […]