Community Fair set at Woodland mall

Woodland’s County Fair Fashion Mall will host a Community Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, showcasing local nonprofit organizations. They will be selling handmade crafts and raffle tickets as well as providing demonstrations, displays or handouts. The mall is at Gibson Road and East Street in Woodland. For more information […]

Crisis line volunteer training starts this month

Suicide Prevention of Yolo County is looking for committed volunteers to work as trained counselors on its 24-hour crisis lines. Interested volunteers will be screened, and qualified individuals will complete the agency’s 36-hour training before starting on the line. Volunteers will be expected to agree to a one-year commitment, averaging at least six hours a […]

8 honored with College of Ag’s Award of Distinction

Eight people will be honored Friday with an Award of Distinction during the 24th annual College Celebration for the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The honorees include faculty, staff, alumni and friends of UCD’s founding college. The award is presented annually to those whose contributions and achievements enhance the college’s ability to […]

Need some new books for fall reading?

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will hold their next bimonthly book sale starting Friday. Members only will be admitted from noon to 2 p.m. — as always shoppers may join at the door. Then, all comers are welcome from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. […]

UCD Quarter Century Club plans initiation and dinner

The UC Davis Quarter Century Club will initiate 185 new members who have completed 25 years of service to the campus and honor 65 current members who have reached the 50-year milestone at its 73rd annual dinner meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the ARC Ballroom on campus. All employees, regardless […]

Painting the town

Davis High School art students Natalia Khodayari, Cristina Puente, and Neal Rock work on their paintings outside Antiques Plus on D Street as part of the California Paint Out on Saturday morning. Individuals, who painted between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., had their work displayed Saturday evening in a juried show at John Natsoulas Gallery, […]

Update on Gaza presented Sunday

Ann Wright, a former U.S. Army colonel and diplomat, will give an update on the situation in Gaza during a talk from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. in downtown Davis. The Davis Peace Coalition and the Davis Committee for Palestinian Rights are co-sponsoring this talk. Col. Wright […]

Workshop focuses on the power of mindfulness

Everyone interested in learning about the “now effect” and the healing power of mindfulness is invited to attend a workshop from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday hosted by the Unity Center of Davis. The presenter is Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., the author of “The Now Effect, How this Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life.” […]

Free tai chi intro set Friday

Dr. G, a Davis life coach, will offer a free introduction to tai chi at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St., Suite B, in Davis. No reservations are required; participants are asked to come in casual clothes and soft-soled shoes. Tai chi features gentle movements and slowed breathing, and […]

Film examines prison life; discussion follows

A short version of the film “To Kill or to Cure” will be shown from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. “To Kill or To Cure” looks at complex issues of crime and motives of punishment by examining prison […]

Obama supporters gather Tuesday

Davis residents are invited to attend an Obama for America benefit event from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Carol and Gene Livingston, 37810 Russell Blvd. in rural West Davis, a quarter-mile west of County Road 98. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, will speak. Contributions will […]

Prostate Cancer Coalition advocate to speak

Bill Doss, a patient advocate with the California Prostate Cancer Coalition, will report on important developments presented in September at the Prostate Cancer Research Institute Conference in Los Angeles. He will be the guest speaker the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. […]

Davis Flower Arrangers meet Wednesday

The Davis Flower Arrangers’ October meeting will feature Amy Gumm, who has recently returned to Woodland after teaching floral design at Patterson High School for six years. She also has 14 years of experience in the floral industry. This will be the first program she’s presented to the Davis group. The program will take place […]

Standing in: Larry N. Vanderhoef: Seeking the invisible disability

“What will come next? Will we need to give extra time on exams to stupid people?” — A UC Davis dean, 1986 In 1985, on the eve of his graduation, an undergraduate ventured to the chancellor’s office to share a concern. He had dyslexia, he confided to me and Jerry Hallee, assistant to the executive vice […]