Are we there yet? If I were a dog for a day

I imagine this is common for pet-owners, but in my household, we often vocalize what our dog might be thinking. What might not be as common, I’m guessing, is that we’ve become a family of amateur ventriloquists. Going back to our pre-kid days, my husband’s and my first dog, Fennie, was quite a blabbermouth. She […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Patwin Annual Walkathon and Silent Auction this Saturday

Patwin Elementary School is getting ready to “Walk Patwin Style!” at its eighth annual Walkathon and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 27. The Walkathon is the school’s primary fundraiser and organizers hope to collect more than $20,000 this year. “It’s a great opportunity for staff, teachers, students and their families to come together to support […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Help the Grace Garden grow

Volunteers who like to get their hands dirty or who would like to learn more about gardening are invited to help out at the Grace Garden. The garden also could use people with an interest in irrigation, orchards, planting, harvesting or construction or those who would like to work from home on administrative tasks, coordinating volunteers, […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Join the Sierra Club for morning walk

Sierra Club hosts brisk morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round. The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee in the Market Place, Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane, off Highway 113. All are welcome. Rain will cancel the walk. The walk is about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes, returning to Peet’s Coffee […]

April 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Arts Day of Giving challenges us to give where our “art” is

By Erie Vitiello Here at the Art Center we are excited about the “Arts Day of Giving” on Monday, April 29. On this day, communities throughout the Sacramento area can participate in the first ever 24-hour online giving challenge to support the arts in our region. It’s the perfect time for our supporters to give: […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Seats available for bus trip to historic Folsom

There are still about a dozen seats available for the Yolo County Historical Society trip to historic Folsom. The Amador Stage Lines bus departs from the parking lot just west of Veteran’s Memorial, near 14th and B streets, at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, April 27. The bus will return around 4:15 p.m. Contact trip leader Dennis […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Valley Oak embroiderers to meet May 2

The Valley Oak Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. Members and guests are urged to bring their “heritage” embroideries and needlework, whether made by grandma or found at a flea market. Jeanette Clark and Sue March will […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NAMI-Yolo plans potluck

NAMI-Yolo invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to its next monthly potluck dinner and meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at the Church of St Martin, community room, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. The community room is at the rear of the church, accessible from the parking lot […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn to relax with movement and sound

The Davis Art Center is hosting Movement and Sound: a Vedic Chanting Workshop from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5. This introduction to Vedic chanting will use gentle yoga techniques for improving the voice, breath and stamina for chanting. No experience necessary. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. For more information, […]

April 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bail hearing set in Canadian terror plot

TORONTO (AP) — Two men face bail hearings Tuesday after their arrest on charges of plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train with support from al-Qaida elements in Iran, authorities said. The case has raised questions about Shiite-led Iran’s murky relationship with the predominantly Sunni Arab terrorist network. Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, and Raed […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bill would let states tax online sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tax-free shopping on the Internet could be in jeopardy under a bill making its way through the Senate. The bill would empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. The sales taxes would be sent to the states where a shopper […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

More rain expected for already swollen rivers

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Communities along the Mississippi River and other Midwestern waterways eyed and in some cases fortified makeshift levees holding back floodwaters that meteorologists said could worsen or be prolonged by looming storms. Overnight rain from Oklahoma to Michigan led the National Weather Service to heighten the forecast crest of some stretches of […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Saying farewell to old friends

A LIFE WELL LIVED … Jay Gerber, who passed away on Picnic Day, was many things to many people in this town, but to former mayor Ruth Asmundson, he was mostly the best neighbor and friend anyone could hope for … “They moved in right across the street six months after we moved here,” Asmundson […]

April 23, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

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 Sebastian (No. 114520), a 2-year-old neutered male black and white pit bull mix. Also hoping for a good home is Sunshine (No. 115284), a 2-year-old spayed female orange and white […]

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