The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office recently received several reports of contractor fraud targeting older adults. Some of the victims purchased dual-pane windows for their homes after being contacted by telephone salesmen, according to a news release. In one instance, a visually impaired West Sacramento woman paid more than $18,000 to have a new roof […]
Davis Parent Nursery School will host a pre-kindergarten information night from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at 426 W. Eighth St. in Davis. DPNS’ pre-kindergarten session is for older preschoolers and younger kindergarten-eligible children. It is a play-centered program balanced with teacher-initiated projects. Children play an active role in running the classroom. The pre-K’s smaller […]
Davis Community Church Nursery School will host an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at its facility on D Street between Fourth and Fifth streets. The school has openings for 2012-13 school year for children from 15 months to 5 years. Families are invited to stop by the school and meet the teachers. […]
Supporters of Davis City Councilwoman Sue Greenwald’s re-election campaign will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday. Anyone who would like to join the campaign or help or support in any way is asked to contact Crilly Butler at email@example.com or (916) 225-1934 or Greenwald at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 756-5831. “It’s going to be a very short but […]
The Davis Odd Fellows are accepting applications to co-host local nonprofit fundraising events. A co-hosted fundraising event may include free use of the lodge facilities, subject to availability, as well as financial sponsorship by the Davis Odd Fellows. The fundraiser must benefit Yolo County residents. The Davis Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization with a […]
Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, will give the inaugural UC Davis Provost’s Lecture in Human Rights at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. Her free public talk will address the role of the international community in Arab uprisings and […]
Learn more What: Davis Police Department hosts a parent meeting on a proposed alcohol ordinance affecting minors When: 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday Where: Holmes Junior High School multipurpose room, 1220 Drexel Drive While a proposed city ordinance giving Davis police the power to cite minors under the influence of alcohol in public is aimed primarily […]
By Karen Finney SACRAMENTO — After years of increases in the rates of childhood obesity, a new UC Davis study shows that the increase slowed from 2003 to 2008 among California school children. While encouraged by the results, the authors expressed concern about a group of youngsters currently driving the increase in obesity: children under […]
For nearly 100 years, the annual Capay Valley Almond Festival has showcased the bucolic valley in full bloom for spring.
Collectively hosted by the communities of Rumsey, Guinda, Brooks, Capay and Esparto along Highway 16, this one-of-a-kind regional festival traverses a 21-mile route, with each location offering different activities and unique atmosphere.
This year’s Almond Festival is scheduled for Sunday, March 11.
The almond trees begin to flower in February and continue through March, creating a stunning backdrop for the event’s numerous activities.
Besides being the “father of the plug-in hybrid,” Professor Andy Frank of UC Davis is the “father” of a new generation of engineers in the hybrid vehicle field — people like Ming Kuang, who, armed with a master’s degree from UCD, has gone on to stardom at Ford Motor Co. Kuang works in Ford’s Electrification […]
The 2012 Regal GS, the sportiest version of Buick’s mid-size Regal sedan, is already on a “hot list” as a potential collector’s car. Today’s top-of-the-line Regal GS is a 270-horsepower, turbocharged four door with a fine manual transmission, European-style handling, noteworthy road manners, pretty exterior and a heritage of Buick performance. In announcing the Regal […]
Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network will host a fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Parish Hall at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. Mary Philip will prepare an Indian dinner. Entertainment will be provided by the Folklorico Latino de Woodland and the Zapato Viejo Band. There will also be a raffle. […]
The Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will host a pair of classes in March with safety in mind. Falling doesn’t have to be part of growing older. The Senior Center offers a Gaining Balance 2 class from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday. This workshop includes a variety of increasingly difficult exercises designed to improve stability and alignment, […]
By Robert S. French Everyone is invited to the March 10 meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. You don’t have to pay any dues to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club; if you’re interested in astronomy, you’re welcome to attend. Few people forget their first view […]