Workshop examines how to raise teenagers

TJ Vidales, an educational consultant, life coach and community volunteer/advocate who specializes in working with teens and their families, will host a free, hands-on workshop Sunday for parents and educators. The focus will be on how to better understand your teenager and how best to parent/educate them through the teenager’s eyes. The workshop will run […]

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 Oscar (No. 111971), a 5-year-old neutered male chocolate Labrador retriever. Also hoping for a good home is Moe (No. 111507), a 9-month-old neutered male domestic medium-haired cat. Fees are charged […]

‘Progressive’ vision sought at meeting

Members of MoveOn.org will gather in Davis for a “world café” style conversation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. “The election is history. We made a difference in its outcome. We have taken a breath,” a news release said. “Now is the time to […]

The Rigginses testify in first day of penalty phase

SACRAMENTO — Several audience members and at least one juror broke down in tears this morning as relatives of murder victim John Riggins described the impact of his death nearly 32 years ago. “Visualizing the way he died — wrapped in (duct) tape, throat cut, thrown in a ditch, trying to breathe — I wasn’t […]

Ho-ho-holidays start at downtown open house

Local residents of all ages are invited to take part in one of Davis’ oldest community traditions Thursday — the 31st annual Downtown Davis Holiday Open House. The event includes the Children’s Parade, illumination of the holiday tree on the E Street Plaza, visits by Santa and Mrs. Claus, performances by local musical groups, horse-drawn […]

Flower arrangers will make holiday decor

The Davis Flower Arrangers will meet Wednesday, Dec. 5, for a holiday decoration workshop, coordinated by past president Elaine Ginosar. Members and guests are invited to make a wreath, centerpiece, door swag or other holiday decoration with the materials being provided. Ginosar will bring a variety of greens, berries and pine cones and participants are […]

Learn about coyotes at Flyway Nights lecture

Camilla Fox, executive director of Project Coyote, will discuss “Coyotes in Our Midst — Learning to Live with North America’s Native ‘Song Dog,’ ” at Thursday’s Flyway Nights lecture sponsored by the Yolo Basin Foundation. Her talk begins at 7 p.m. at the state Department of Fish and Game’s Yolo Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 Chiles […]

Divorced Divas of Davis get organized

All divorced women and women going through the divorce process are invited to attend the first official meeting of the Divorced Divas of Davis from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the parish hall of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin, 640 Hawthorn Lane. The event will be a potluck and RSVP sign-ups are required. […]

Toys for Tots Fun Fly postponed

Due to rain, the Sacramento Valley Soaring Society has postponed its annual Toys for Tots Fun Fly from Saturday to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Grasslands Regional Park, on Mace Boulevard at Tremont Road south of Davis. Radio-controlled gliders and electric planes will be flown. Admission is free, but donations of new toys in […]

Get tips on prepping your garden for winter

Are your garden beds ready for winter weather? Local residents are invited to visit the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden at the UC Davis Arboretum for a guided tour from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday to find out how Arboretum gardeners are prepping it for winter. The Ruth Risdon Storer Garden is a drought-tolerant landscape, featuring […]

St. Martin’s hosts craft fair and sale

Hand-crafted items and homemade treats will be featured at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Holiday Craft Fair and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the parish hall, 640 Hawthorn Lane in West Davis. Among the items for sale are jams, jellies (including Mama Bekebrede’s famous pomegranate jelly), candies, baked treats and fresh walnuts from an orchard in […]

Men will gather for Talk & Drum Circle

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk & Drum Circle meets Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., next door to the main post office. The group meets upstairs in the Program Building. All men 18 years and older are welcome to the circle, and there is no charge for these […]

Salvation Army bell-ringers needed

Community volunteers are needed to ring the bell for the Davis Salvation Army holiday kettle drive. Shifts are available between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily, through Dec. 22, excluding Sundays. Money collected in the red kettle drive is used in Davis at a back-to-school shopping day for low-income children, food vouchers, gift cards for […]

Learn to identify birds at Yolo Audubon meeting

In preparation for the 2012 Christmas Bird Count, the December general meeting program of the Yolo Audubon Society will be a bird identification workshop. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Come early for cookies and conversation. Steve Hampton, Christmas Bird Count compiler for Yolo […]