SPCA has Chihuahua special

The Yolo County SPCA is celebrating Chi-wow-wow Days this month with a special offer: $50 adoption fees for all Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes. The fee includes spaying or neutering, vaccinations, heartworm test and microchipping. “California animal shelters are overrun with Chihuahuas,” the SPCA said in a news release. “If you are considering adopting a dog, please […]

June 25, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City fair recruits new volunteers

Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend a few hours a week? Would you like to make a difference in your community? If you answered yes, you should check out the city of Davis’ Volunteer Recruitment Fair at the Davis Farmers Market, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Park, Fourth […]

May 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fitness walk, breakfast, talk celebrate good health

The 20th anniversary of National Health and Fitness Day will be celebrated Wednesday, May 29, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Keynote speaker Debbie Eernisse is a longtime fitness instructor at the center. Her expertise and motivating teaching style have made her classes so popular that people line up months in advance to register, […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sahaya supporters celebrate at documentary premiere

Learn more What: Premiere of documentary “Sahaya — Going Beyond,” narrated by Jeremy Irons When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday; the 20-minute documentary will be shown every hour Where: International House, Davis, 10 College Park Admission: Free Info: www.sahayagoingbeyond.org Community members are invited to the international premiere of the film “Sahaya – Going Beyond” on Saturday at International House, […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Senior Center hosts parking lot sale

The Davis Senior Center’s summer parking lot sale runs from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 646 A St. Admission is free and open to all ages. Vendor spaces, two parking stalls each, are available at the Senior Center for $20. Spaces may be shared, and vendors may choose their selling space. The number of […]

May 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Are we there yet? All C’s at Harvard might be just the right mix

Sometimes when I write about a topic, I am very careful how I present it. I try to be mindful of all the angles of an issue, and I give some thought to what an opposing view might be so I can address it either mentally or in the column. For this one, however, stream-of-consciousness […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

It’s commencement season at UC Davis

As graduation approaches, thousands of family members and friends will descend on Davis for UC Davis commencement ceremonies. Following is the graduation schedule: * Saturday, June 1: School of Medicine at 10 a.m. at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts; * Wednesday, June 12: School of Education at 4 p.m. at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts; * Thursday, […]

May 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Livestrong Challenge returns to downtown Davis

The celebration of what made the bicycle — and the sport of road cycling — special on the American landscape continues when the Livestrong Challenge returns to Davis, its third consecutive year here. Central Park will host the June 22-23 Challenge Village, from which a series of graded cycle tours will leave that Sunday. More […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Downtown adding ice cream, winery, wings and grilled cheese

It’s time for another summary of recent downtown business changes. All of these items have appeared in previous Comings & Goings columns. ———— As part of its ground-floor renovations, Hallmark Inn, at First and F streets, has a new lobby — and two new tenants for its retail spaces. The beautiful new lobby, with an […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Community-based care wins unanimous support

Legislation that would make the Community Based Adult Services Program permanent in California was approved unanimously Monday on the Assembly floor. AB 518, co-authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, who chairs the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, and Bob Blumenfield, D-San Fernando Valley, who chairs the Assembly Budget Committee, has now moved to […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Get ready to celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth, an annual observance to remember when Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas on June 19, 1865, will be celebrated in Davis on Saturday, June 22. It is sometimes referred to as the second Fourth of July because it was a major step toward full equality for all Americans. Yolo County’s free, family-friendly Juneteenth […]

June 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rosenberg elected to No. 3 Odd Fellows job statewide

Longtime Davis Odd Fellow Dave Rosenberg has been elected grand warden of the Grand Lodge of California, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The election was held May 17 during Grand Lodge Sessions in Sacramento, attended by representatives from more than 120 Odd Fellows lodges from throughout California. Four candidates vied for the office and Rosenberg […]

May 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

At the Co-op, no idea is too wacky

The board of directors of the Davis Food Co-op invites members of the Co-op to participate in the electronic “Week of Wacky Ideas” on Facebook through Sunday. “We want to hear from you,” writes director Zoë Plakais. “What have you always wanted for the Co-op? No idea is too big or wacky, so be creative […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center: Yes! Bikes, chickens and art go together

This Saturday is the fourth annual Tour de Cluck, a celebration of backyard chickens and bicycles. If you had asked me five years ago — even two years ago — if I thought I’d be involved with the Tour de Cluck, I would have laughed. I am not a chicken girl. I am only reluctantly […]

May 22, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,