Watch ‘Speak’ with local Toastmasters

Whether you’re a veteran speaker or a novice, telling your story is not easy. But your story is a gift to others. Come and be inspired by real-life examples of everyday people who have a story to tell, and have learned how to tell it well, during the free local screening of the documentary film […]

Movement classes designed for adults

The Davis Senior Center is accepting registration for classes that could provide relief for aches and pains associated with daily activities. The Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes help adults move with greater ease and flexibility. Lessons use a method of movement exploration consisting of slow, easy movement sequences within each student’s comfort range. Students will […]

Talent show tryouts slated

The city of Davis Community Services Division is on the lookout for performers for the third annual “Davis’ Got Talent” show.  Auditions will take place Friday, Nov. 9, at a time yet to be determined based on the number of people auditioning. Twelve performers will be selected to compete during the final at 6:30 p.m. […]

Garden Doctor: Why won’t my bunny grass thrive?

Upcoming events * UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale, Sept. 29-Oct. 14; visit for more information * Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, featuring Halloween-themed entertainment, a pumpkin patch, a scarecrow contest, plant sales and exhibits. * Heidrick Ag History Center Pumpkin Smash and Bash, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27; visit […]

Body ID’d as that of missing UCD student

Human remains discovered Friday near an East Sacramento park are that of a UC Davis student missing since June, Sacramento police and coroner’s officials have confirmed. Linnea Noel Lomax, 19, was last seen on the afternoon of June 26, walking away from an outpatient mental-health clinic on Howe Avenue in East Sacramento. “We have just […]

Now we can book a date with an e-book

Curled up with a good e-book lately? Many of your neighbors have, although they still prefer the real thing by a large margin.

At the Stephens Branch Library in Davis, about 2,000 e-books and audio stories are checked out each month. That seems like a lot of books, but it’s only about 1 percent of the total number of titles that pass through the library’s check-out system each month, said librarian Crista Cannariato.

Many readers don’t know e-books are an option. A Pew Research Center report released in June said 62 percent of those 16 and older don’t know if their libraries offer e-books.

Class offers support for victims of domestic violence

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County will offer an eight-week class for adult women who have experienced domestic violence as a child or adult. The class will meet from 6 to 7:20 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 19. Pre-registration is required; call the SADVC therapy line at 530-665-5332. “The group will explore […]

Clean up Yolo’s waterways on Saturday

Volunteers in Yolo County will join environmentalists across the state in the 28th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, the largest volunteer trash cleanup in the world. Work parties are planned from 9 a.m. to noon at several sites in Yolo County. This statewide event will take place at more than 800 locations around […]

Yes on Prop. 37 lawn signs available

Supporters of Proposition 37, which would require labeling of genetically engineered food, may pick up lawn signs at the Davis Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For more information about the measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, visit

Gibson Writers Group will meet Monday

The Gibson House Writers, a monthly group for writers of fiction and nonfiction, welcomes new members. The next meeting is from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the Gibson House museum, 512 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Writers will read their work and receive feedback. The group is sponsored by the Yolo County Historical Museum. […]

Habit Burger supports suicide crisis services

The Habit Burger Grill in downtown Davis will support suicide prevention services by donating 20 percent of purchases made Monday to Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County. The restaurant is in the Davis Commons shopping center at First and E streets. Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. According to the World Health […]

Nugget scrip program aids suicide prevention services

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County has enrolled in Nugget Market and Food4Less’ scrip program. Those interested in participating should request a scrip card for either store or both, then visit the Nugget website (following instructions on the card) and register their card. Thereafter, simply show the cashier the scrip card at checkout […]

Co-op, FARM sponsor Weed & Wine (not that kind of weed)

In partnership with the Davis Food Co-op, the K Street FARM will host Davis’ first “weed dating” evening — Weed & Wine — an alternative form of speed dating followed by wine-tasting for singles. The Weed & Wine takes place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the K Street FARM. Female participants will receive […]

Cool Davis Festival sponsorships still available

There is still time to sponsor the Cool Davis Festival, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, alongside the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The festival is designed to engage the community in smart, money-saving, “cool” solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Levels of […]