Learn about how cycling can help Parkinson’s patients

A local support group is hoping to spread the word about alleviation of symptoms for those with a Parkinson’s diagnosis in an information session from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Parkinson’s Tandem Program invites anyone, even those without the disease, to come learn about the benefits of participating in the regular cycling exercises at the Davis […]

King’s dream ‘a work in progress’

There was a distinct feeling of anticipation building among local residents as they filed into the last remaining seats in the Varsity Theatre for Davis’ celebration of Martin Luther King Day on Monday.

“What a thing, really, to be celebrating Dr. King’s birthday and the second inauguration,” said keynote speaker Sujatha Baliga before pausing — interrupted by the applause of a clearly enthusiastic crowd of more than 300 — “of a brilliant African-American president of the United States.”

Baliga, who spoke on restorative justice as it relates to King’s hopes for equality, headlined the 19th annual city-sponsored ceremony. Her words on conflict resolution were never far from an admission of the long road that still lies ahead to achieving the slain civil rights leader’s dream.

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Find out more about the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency’s surface water project at: Yes on Measure I: daviswater.org No on Measure I (Citizens for Clean, Reliable, Affordable Water): www.noonmeasurei.net

Navazio: Downgrade of bond ratings unrelated to water project financing

A Moody’s Investors Service report outlining its decision to downgrade two of Woodland’s lease revenue bonds has brought up questions locally about the fiscal reliability of Davis’ partner in the Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency project. The report, released Jan. 10, states that Woodland’s 2002 lease revenue bonds, issued for the expansion of the city’s wastewater […]

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 Rowen (No. 112275), an 11-month-old spayed female domestic mediaum-haired cat. She has extra toes and an “extra-big heart,” shelter personnel say. Also hoping for a good home is Rameses (No. […]

Woodland man nabs burglary suspect

A Woodland burglary victim fought back Saturday, detaining a man who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of tools and other property from his home. Sgt. Aaron Delao said officers were summoned at about 6 a.m. to the area of Fourth Street and Lincoln Avenue, where they arrived to find a man being pinned down […]

Community group seeks change in GATE program

A new organization — Proposing Alternatives in GATE Education — has formed in Davis, designed to help educate the community about different approaches to meeting the needs of intellectually gifted students in public schools. The group also hopes to stimulate broader conversation on, and support for, changes to the Davis Joint Unified School District’s GATE […]

Annual event helps build a true interfaith community

Bringing together the religious descendents of Abraham is a great way to build respect, friendship and understanding, local religious leaders say, as they finalize plans for the 10th annual Celebration of Abraham on Sunday. “I loved the concept behind the Celebration of Abraham the moment I first learned about the initiative after arriving in Davis,” says […]

Academic Talent Search recruits students

Qualifying exams for Academic Talent Search classes to be offered this summer at Sacramento State University begin this week. The program provides academically challenging, fast-paced courses to motivated fourth- through ninth-grade students. Fourth- and fifth-graders have their choice of 40 classes offered in one-week sessions. Last year, each class cost $298; financial aid is available. Sixth- […]

Robbers target pizza delivery drivers in Woodland

Woodland police are investigating a pair of weekend robberies involving pizza delivery drivers. The first incident occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of West Cross Street. The driver told police he arrived at the house to find no one home, and as he returned to his car, he was robbed of […]

Davis basketball game fights human trafficking

A high-energy community-based sporting event planned for 6 p.m. Friday at The Pavilion at UC Davis aims to break a world record and raise money to fight slavery. Knockout is a rapid-fire free-throwing basketball game, otherwise known as “Bump.” The world record for the largest game of knockout is 571 people, and the goal is […]

What If God had a Facebook page?

What if God had a Facebook page? What would be written on it? How many fans would visit God’s Facebook? Could it create a friendship of civilizations, instead of a clash of civilizations? A new book written by UC Davis graduate Najmus Saquib attempts to answer these questions in a bold new way. “God’s Facebook: […]

Herrington takes Chamber reins on a red, white and blue night

Patriotism abounded at the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s 108th annual installation gala Friday evening, from the rousing rendition of the national anthem that opened the festivities to the members of the UC Davis Army ROTC unit who were the evening’s servers. Paying homage to USO shows of yore, members of the UCD Dance Team jived […]

Peace Corps volunteers will speak in Sacramento

Peace Corps workers Judy Anderson and Dorothy Woodridge will address the Sacramento branch of the American Association of University Women and the Women of the World (WOW) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. The groups will meet at the Belle Cooledge Library Community Room, 5600 S. Land Park Drive in Sacramento. The Peace Corps is an […]