Food given to needy residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Jan. 16, as follows: * At the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; * At the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to noon; and * At the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany Ave., […]

January 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Nine Yamada bills take effect in new year

Nine bills authored last year by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, ranging in topic from religious freedom to reporting of elder abuse to pilot safety, become effective in 2013: * AB 1964, workplace religious freedom: Prohibits employers from segregating an employee from co-workers or the public due to the employee’s religious attire, grooming or other observance. * […]

January 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘From Age-ing to Sage-ing’ guides discussion group

Readers are welcome to join the ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Small Conference Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging movement, seeking to […]

January 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Obama wants action on government’s borrowing limit

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing a last-minute deal that pulled the country back from the “fiscal cliff,” but warned that he “will not compromise” over his insistence that Congress lift the federal debt ceiling. Obama said in his radio and Internet address Saturday that the fiscal cliff deal, approved by Congress on […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davisites invited to S.F. art reception

Wednesday is the deadline to purchase tickets to attend a reception Saturday, Jan. 19, for “A Small Community Collects Big: The Collection of the Davis Art Center” to be held at the Paul Thiebaud Gallery, 645 Chestnut St. in San Francisco. The trip also includes lunch with artist Roland Petersen and his wife Caryl. Petersen’s oil […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Construction complete on military airship

TUSTIN (AP) — Construction is complete in Southern California on a massive blimp-like airship that the military hopes to use to carry cargo around the globe. The Los Angeles Times reports that a first flight for the 36,000-pound aluminum and carbon fiber Aeroscraft could come in the next few months. It was built by Montebello-based aircraft […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Hallmark Inn renovations a month from completion

It’s just about coming together for the Hallmark Inn and the renovations undertaken to transform the bottom floor of the hotel on F Street into a new strip of retail storefronts in downtown Davis. After carving out six bays of guest rooms from the first floor, for the past year crews have been molding the […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

See winter waterfowl at the Wildlife Area

Yolo Basin Foundation docents will lead a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to view wintering waterfowl. The focus will be on ducks, geese and swans that are here for the winter. Ducks, geese and swans comprise a single bird family, Anatidae. Physical similarities include […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Project Linus meeting Jan. 9

Those who enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing are encouraged to start the new year by coming to a Project Linus gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. Additionally, they help […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Deadline extended for downtown gift card giveaway

There’s still time to enter the Davis Downtown gift card giveaway; the deadline has been extended to midnight Friday. Local residents can enter to win a $500 Davis Downtown gift card if they spent at least $500 in downtown Davis between Nov. 23 and Dec. 31, subscribe to Davis Downtown’s emails and “like” the organization […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Norwood 4-H gets a start on 2013

The Norwood 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High, 1220 Drexel Drive. Members and guests are invited to wear their pajamas. Julie Warnock will lead a record book meeting at 6:15 p.m. so members can get a head start on recording activities for the year. Pizza […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy a ‘brrrisk’ morning walk with Sierra Club

The Sierra Club hosts really “brrrisk” morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays, year-round. The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea in The Marketplace shopping center at Sycamore Lane and Covell Boulevard in North Davis. All are welcome. Walking distance is about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes. The group will […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Notre Dame claims my Irish heart

For some reason, the term “Fighting Irish” has survived the many determined efforts to scrub away ethnic stereotypes associated with the mascots of this nation’s many athletic teams. The National Collegiate Athletic Association has told the University of North Dakota that its “Fighting Sioux” mascot must go, but somehow the “Fighting Irish” live on in […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

‘Healthy, wealthy and wise’ events continue at Davis Food Co-op

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., continues a daily series of “healthy, wealthy and wise” events through January. These free or very low-cost events offer a wealth of opportunities to fulfill new year’s resolutions. From 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, the Craft Circle will meet in the Conference Room. Whether you’ve never picked up […]

January 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,