Rotary seeks abuse prevention grant applications

The Rotary Club of Davis is accepting grant requests from nonprofit organizations or agencies for programs targeting primary prevention of child abuse. Applications may be requested by contacting Judy Wolf at 530-297-7584 or judy6789@sbcglobal. net. Applications are due by Thursday, Dec. 20. The typical grant ranges from $3,000 to $10,000. Rotary raises funds for its […]

Synagogue dedicates 50th anniversary Torah

A final celebration of Congregation Bet Haverim’s 50th anniversary — featuring the dedication of the new Torah that synagogue members have scribed hand in hand with one of the few female Torah scribes in the world — will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary building at 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The public is welcome to attend.

In addition to receiving a new Torah of their own, Bet Haverim leaders will present one of the congregation’s previous Torahs to Congregacion Adat Or Yisrael of Santa Maria …

Tour Waldorf School on Jan. 10

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. The campus is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. The walking tour will last about 90 minutes and visit several classrooms, observing lessons from preschool through eighth grade. The visit will conclude at 10 a.m. after a question-and-answer session and […]

Korean language class will be offered at I-House

International House Davis presents a new Korean class taught by UC Davis student Helen Shin, who is majoring in global studies. Born in South Korea, Shin has traveled around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, New York, New Jersey, Boston and California. She would like to share her culture by teaching Korean to community members. […]

Group to explore rich world of dreams

Unity Center of Davis is sponsoring a Dream Group starting Tuesday, Jan. 8. This group will explore the rich world of dreams through group work. Janet Beach, certified dream work practitioner, will facilitate eight weekly two-hour evening sessions that will explore the multiple layers of meaning and insights of participants’ dreams. In what Beach describes […]

Talk, workshop examine grief process

A talk on “The Sacred Work of Grief” is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, followed by a daylong workshop from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. The activities will be co-led by Francis Weller, a marriage and family therapist and author of […]

Wolk introduces bond to address delta crisis, water issues

State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, has introduced The California Clean, Secure, Water Supply and Delta Recovery Act of 2014, legislation to put a new water bond before voters to address the crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and other critical water issues facing California. “There are pressing water challenges facing the state that require funding […]

Ruling allows remote caller bingo as fundraiser

State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, is praising a decision by a Sacramento Superior Court judge enabling greater use of remote caller bingo, a fundraising tool for nonprofit organizations throughout the state. The ruling late last week affirmed the court’s tentative decision to require the California Gambling Control Commission to continue the regulation of the game, allowing […]

Draw a bug, win a shirt at Bohart open house

How creative are you a drawing a bug? A ladybug? Honey bee? Bumble bee? Or other insect? Visitors to the open house at the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Saturday are invited to draw a bug and enter it into a contest for a free insect-related T-shirt. The open house, free and open to the […]

Campaign shifts gears in Woodlanders’ mind-set

Davis resident Maria Contreras Tebbutt received high honors last week for realizing her goal of persuading people to use “greener” transportation. The Sacramento Area Council of Governments celebrated her accomplishments, along with those of nine other organizations and individuals, at its 14th annual SACOG Salutes Regional Awards Program in Sacramento. Champions of transportation, smart growth planning and air […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Tiny tots in need all year

By Becky Heard It’s official. The holiday season is in full swing. Nearly everywhere we look, festivities abound. The Yolo Crisis Nursery is no different. As this column goes to print, supporters will have already procured and wrapped Christmas gifts for 25 of our most disadvantaged families. Without this support, our clients simply would go […]

Free string quartet concert set at Konditorei

Once again, Konditorei will host a free string quartet concert from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the bakery, 2710 Fifth St. in Davis. The Christmas Eve concert is a holiday gift from the Konditorei owners to the Davis community. Performers will be Robert Bloch and Alexei Kordash on violin, Julian Woodruff on viola […]

Fiscal cliff talks intense; Obama and Boehner talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite an intensifying pace, little progress is being reported in talks on averting automatic spending cuts and tax increases that economists fear could send the U.S. economy off a “fiscal cliff.” House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama spoke on the phone Tuesday, a day after the president offered to reduce […]

Bay Area crab fleet ends strike after price deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco area crab fishermen are ending their nearly weeklong strike after reaching an agreement with fish brokers over price. KTVU-TV reports that the two sides agreed Tuesday on $3 per pound, ending the stalemate that kept boats in harbor and local crab off of market shelves. Larry Collins, president of […]