Lighting the way

Rabbi Shmary Brownstein of Chabad of Davis lights the community menorah on the oak tree deck in Davis’ Central Park on Wednesday. The ritual celebrated the fifth night of Hanukkah and included a community celebration alongside the Davis Farmers Market. Guests were invited to dance, sing and enjoy Hanukkah delicacies, to the accompaniment of live […]

Calif Gov. Brown being treated for prostate cancer

By Juliet Williams SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated with radiation for early stage prostate cancer, his office announced Wednesday. The 74-year-old Brown is receiving a short course of conventional radiotherapy for “localized prostate cancer,” the statement said. Brown’s “prognosis is excellent, and there are not expected to be any significant side […]

Council decision paves way for new stores to open near Target

Target soon may get some company over in Mace Ranch. With a 4-1 vote, the Davis City Council finally gave the thumbs up Tuesday to site changes that will allow smaller-sized retailers to open stores on the Target pads that hug the northern edge of the Second Street Crossing, just west of Mace Boulevard. The […]

Rare raccoon virus may provide cancer clues

Rare brain tumors emerging among raccoons in Northern California and Oregon may be linked to a previously unidentified virus discovered by a team of researchers, led by UC Davis scientists. Their findings, published Wednesday in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, could lead to a better understanding of how viruses can cause cancer in animals and […]

Relationship expert on local radio

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. Harriet Lerner is one of the nation’s most trusted and respected relationship experts. Her bestselling book, “The Dance of Anger,” has sold more than 5 million copies. […]

Learn Alexander golf technique at free session

Wildhorse Golf Course is offering a free introductory Alexander technique session to improve posture and balance in the golf set-up. Want to learn Ben Hogan’s secret? It’s the foundation of the Alexander technique. The session will run from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive. For more information, […]

Live jazz, Santa set at craft fair

Ken Kemmerling and Ephraim George will play live piano and clarinet jazz music from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at this month’s Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair. The fair — featuring art, handmade crafts, a card-making table and hot mulled cider — runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday under the pavilion in Davis’ Central Park. Santa […]

Rotary seeks abuse prevention grant applications

The Rotary Club of Davis is accepting grant requests from nonprofit organizations or agencies for programs targeting primary prevention of child abuse. Applications may be requested by contacting Judy Wolf at 530-297-7584 or judy6789@sbcglobal. net. Applications are due by Thursday, Dec. 20. The typical grant ranges from $3,000 to $10,000. Rotary raises funds for its […]

Synagogue dedicates 50th anniversary Torah

A final celebration of Congregation Bet Haverim’s 50th anniversary — featuring the dedication of the new Torah that synagogue members have scribed hand in hand with one of the few female Torah scribes in the world — will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary building at 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The public is welcome to attend.

In addition to receiving a new Torah of their own, Bet Haverim leaders will present one of the congregation’s previous Torahs to Congregacion Adat Or Yisrael of Santa Maria …

Tour Waldorf School on Jan. 10

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. The campus is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. The walking tour will last about 90 minutes and visit several classrooms, observing lessons from preschool through eighth grade. The visit will conclude at 10 a.m. after a question-and-answer session and […]

Korean language class will be offered at I-House

International House Davis presents a new Korean class taught by UC Davis student Helen Shin, who is majoring in global studies. Born in South Korea, Shin has traveled around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, New York, New Jersey, Boston and California. She would like to share her culture by teaching Korean to community members. […]

Group to explore rich world of dreams

Unity Center of Davis is sponsoring a Dream Group starting Tuesday, Jan. 8. This group will explore the rich world of dreams through group work. Janet Beach, certified dream work practitioner, will facilitate eight weekly two-hour evening sessions that will explore the multiple layers of meaning and insights of participants’ dreams. In what Beach describes […]

Talk, workshop examine grief process

A talk on “The Sacred Work of Grief” is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, followed by a daylong workshop from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. The activities will be co-led by Francis Weller, a marriage and family therapist and author of […]

Wolk introduces bond to address delta crisis, water issues

State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, has introduced The California Clean, Secure, Water Supply and Delta Recovery Act of 2014, legislation to put a new water bond before voters to address the crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and other critical water issues facing California. “There are pressing water challenges facing the state that require funding […]