Standing in: Reflections of an Olympian

By Cathy Carr West As I sat on my couch watching the 2012 Olympic Games in London, I heard many athletes comment they were “waiting for it to sink in,” or “it’s surreal,” referring to their accomplishment. I have news for them; it never does. As a swimmer in the 1972 Olympic Games, 40 years […]

Governor signs Wolk bill to extend plastic bag recycling program

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure into law Wednesday that will continue a successful plastic bag recycling program, set to end this year. Senate Bill 1219 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, extends until Jan. 1, 2020, a state law requiring grocery stores to accept plastic bags for recycling. “This legislation ensures that consumers will continue to […]

Henderson featured at poetry reading

Brad Henderson, who teaches engineering and science writing at UC Davis, will be the featured speaker at the Woodland Public Library Poetry Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 250 First St. in Woodland. An open microphone will be available after Henderson speaks. Henderson also teaches freshman seminars on the psychology of drummers: rock, […]

No Bones About It! There’s jazz at Sudwerk

No Bones About It! jazz ensemble will perform their classic jazz and popular songs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery patio, 2001 Second St. in Davis. The band — formerly known as We Bones — consists of Ken Bower (tenor saxophone), Marc Facciotti (drums), Mike Yambrovich (trombone), John Weir […]

Explorit: Turn a wooden pallet into a vertical garden

By Lisa Justice It’s not too late to start a garden this year. Try using a wooden pallet to create a vertical garden with flowers or veggies or both. You’ll need: a pallet, a small roll of landscape fabric, a staple gun, staples, two bags of potting soil, sandpaper and plants (you’ll want about two […]

Family caregiving topics to be covered

The Family Caregiving 101 Education Series brown-bag lunch on Thursday, Oct. 4, will feature Jodie Valley of the Yolo Adult Day Health Center. She will speak on “The 3 D’s: Dementia, Delirium, Depression.” Valley’s talk will begin at noon in the Railsback Building at Woodland Healthcare, 1207 Fairchild Court in Woodland. Admission is free and all […]

Yolo DA: UCD pepper-spraying is not criminal conduct

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office announced this evening that no criminal charges will be filed against the UC Davis officers involved in the Nov. 18 pepper-spraying of students on the university Quad, releasing a 13-page report outlining the reasons for its decision. Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Cabral said the following in a […]

Food Co-op hosts Eat Local Fair, birthday bash

The Davis Food Co-op invites everyone to attend its annual Eat Local Fair — which this year is coupled with a 40th anniversary celebration — from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Co-op parking lot at 620 G St. The event features free music by The Telling and Cole Norton & the Souterrain, samples […]

YCCC seeks board members

Yolo Community Care Continuum is recruiting new members for its volunteer board of directors. The board is responsible for guidance and oversight of the agency’s affairs, including planning, policy development, resource development and financial oversight. YCCC is a nonprofit organization established to better the lives of people with a mental illness through direct services, advocacy, […]

Learn how to use DCN Internet tools

Are you a website management volunteer for your child’s PTA or Band Boosters, or for a local nonprofit or community group? If so, chances are you already use the free services and tools provided by Davis Community Network. DCN has recently added several web videos and tutorials to its website that make these easy-to-use tools […]

Davis Diamonds to celebrate 10-year anniversary

Ten years ago this month, Davis Diamonds Gymnastics opened its doors to the local community. James Major and his wife Hilde Aune, co-owners of the gymnastics company, will celebrate the anniversary Saturday — which also happens to be National Gymnastics Day — starting at 9:30 a.m. in Central Park during the Farmers Market. The event […]

UCD: Restaurant olive oils fail sniff test

A new UC Davis study suggests the restaurant industry has some work to do on the quality of its olive oil. Almost all of the samples in a recent UCD review passed federal chemistry tests, yet they often failed to meet sensory standards. The researchers say the study indicates a need for faster, more accurate and […]

Global handicrafts, entertainment featured at International Festival

“Unity in Diversity” is the theme of the second International Festival, taking place Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The free festival will run from noon to 6 p.m. and is a fundraiser for I-House. Many arts and crafts vendors will sell unusual, handmade and global handicrafts. Food from […]

Three forums scheduled for school board candidates

Davis area voters will have three opportunities to meet the candidates in the Board of Education race during the next few weeks, as several local organizations have organized forums. Five candidates are running for two seats in the Nov. 6 election: incumbent Susan Lovenburg and challengers Alan Fernandes, Jose Granda, Nancy Peterson and Claire Sherman. […]