Computer Club plans problem-solving session

The Woodland Senior Center Computer Club Inc. will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at the Senior and Community Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. The program formerly scheduled has been postponed; in its place, a panel will field questions about computer problems from the audience. Panelists will include Roger Peeples, Tim Errington, […]

Democrats will gather at Fall Barbecue

The Davis Democratic Club will hold its annual Fall Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the home of Stephen and Robin Souza, 2424 Rodin Place in Davis. All Davis Democrats are invited to attend what many regard as one of the club’s most casual and fun events. Event chef Richard Yamagata grills a […]

Sutter qigong classes start next week

Sutter Health’s fall session of qigong classes starts Monday at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Classes meet every Monday for 10 weeks, and the session fee is $140. Drop-ins are welcome for a $15 fee. A new class, “Qigong for Healthy Heart,” runs from 4 to 5 p.m. “Qigong for Women’s Health” […]

Nugget Markets now accept batteries for free disposal

Nugget Markets on Covell Boulevard and in South Davis have joined eight other sites in Davis in accepting household batteries for free and safe disposal. Under state law, batteries cannot be thrown in the trash and sent to the landfill, where they leach mercury, cadmium and other dangerous chemicals. Instead, they must be turned in […]

Cahill presents his new book at Avid Reader

Thomas A. Cahill, a professor of physics at UC Davis and author of “Annals of the Omega Files,” will speak about his book at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The book describes what happens when a group of scientists investigating the beneficial powers of telepathic energy comes […]

‘Pebbles in the Pond’ contributors speak at bookstore

Carolyn Rose Hart, Judy Guadalupe and Jacqueline Jordan, contributors to the anthology “Pebbles in the Pond,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The anthology features stories of personal transformation occurring through facing big challenges and heartbreak. Hart is a group trainer for The Pachamama Alliance and […]

Spend ‘An Evening with the Genome Center’

Modern human genetics and genomics are revolutionizing biology, medicine and society. Genomic technology is now advancing faster than computer technology. The day is rapidly approaching when individuals will be able to obtain their entire personal genetic sequence. Is society ready? Should we have access to this information? While it may inform us of our susceptibility […]

Working like a dog, but still ‘America’s happiest’

His short life has included many challenges, but they haven’t dampened his spirit. Batman, a black Formosan mountain dog who was paralyzed when he was hit by a car last year, recently was voted “America’s Happiest Dog” by viewers of the Hub television network.

Batman was injured in an alleyway last summer in Taiwan. The 3-year-old dog, then nameless, was rushed to a veterinarian who determined his spinal cord was defective — the energetic pup would no longer be able to move his hind legs.

A year passed as Batman sat in a tiny pen. There wasn’t a single vet who wanted to euthanize this dog with such a happy and loving personality.

In early June, a San Franciso Rescue Group called Love and Second Chances adopted Batman …

Carwash Saturday to support DHS bands

Students from the Davis High School Band programs will host a carwash fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school district parking lot at Fifth and B streets, across from Central Park. Davis residents are invited to visit the Farmers Market while young musicians wash their vehicle. Proceeds will support instrument repairs, […]

‘Carrots in the Classroom’ programs available for Davis schools

The Davis Food Co-op has opened enrollment to Davis public schools for its “Carrots in the Classroom” program. Started in 2001, Carrots in the Classroom offers free classroom visits to provide hands-on lessons in cooking, storytelling, breathing and movement, the 4Rs and farms and food. Interested teachers can get more information or schedule a visit […]

Davis PD offers self-defense course for women

The Davis Police Department is taking sign-ups for a five-week self-defense course this fall for women. RAD — Rape Aggression Defense — teaches awareness and prevention techniques, as well as realistic self-defense tactics. The course is taught by Davis Police Department employees who are nationally certified RAD instructors. The upcoming series will be taught from […]

Children’s Alliance celebrates 10 years of service

To celebrate a decade of helping children and families, the  Yolo County Children’s Alliance and Child Abuse Prevention Council are hosting a New Orleans-style good time with food, wine and music from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg, 35265 Willow Ave. Keeping the celebration lively will be Yolo County […]

Scams featured on ‘Davisville’

Fraud, online and otherwise, exists in Davis as it does anywhere. But the local experience isn’t always the same here as it is in other places. For one thing, the relatively low crime rate can lull people into inattention. On the latest “Davisville,” Davis attorney Elaine Roberts Musser — who specializes in consumer protection and […]

Cal State weighs tuition hike if tax measure fails

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California State University trustees are set to vote on a plan that would raise tuition by 5 percent next year if voters reject Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative in November. The finance committee of the CSU board of trustees is scheduled to consider the “contingency strategy” to address Proposition 30′s potential […]