Holiday program brings relief to financially strained Davis families

You can help What: STEAC adopt-a-family program When: Food and gifts must be delivered Dec. 11-13 Where: First Baptist Church of Davis, 38141 Russell Blvd. Sign up: Visit, call 530-758-8435 or email Volunteers are already hard at work, preparing for a program that has become a staple of Davis’ holiday season. For more […]

Work begins on long-planned upgrades at DCC

Davis Community Church is raising the roof, literally. The historic building at 412 C St., opened in 1926, is one of the most distinctive structures in Davis. It also has a leaky roof. After some years of pondering the need to do some major facilities upgrades, DCC leaders reached a pivotal moment as the sanctuary […]

Squirrel management 101 planned Tuesday

Have you been seeing more squirrels in Davis in the past few years? Are you pleased to see more wildlife, concerned about potential impacts or just interested in finding out more about them? Are you concerned about your neighbor’s efforts at managing the squirrels or are you managing without knowing the regulatory limitations? Come to […]

Tickets go on sale Friday for Breakfast with Santa

Tickets go on sale Friday for the annual Breakfast with Santa in downtown Davis. This year’s event, sponsored by the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge and the Davis Rebekah Lodge, will take place Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. This year, the breakfast will be served in the Upper Hall, and […]

‘The Mouse’s Wedding’ featured at I-House storytelling program

Jennifer Hsieh will lead the Sunday storytelling program for International House, Davis, by telling the tale of “The Mouse’s Wedding.” She graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Chinese and Japanese and has been a longtime volunteer at I-House. The International Storytelling Program takes place one Sunday a month (not in December) at I-House, […]

Jewish experience in small-town America eyed

Al Sokolow, a retired UC Davis political science professor and public policy specialist on rural issues in America, will present a program titled “The Jewish Experience in American Small Towns: The Identity Issue” at Congregation Bet Haverim on Sunday, Nov. 18. His talk is at 3 p.m. in the temple’s Social Hall, 1715 Anderson Road, […]

Look good, and help hurricane survivors

Need a haircut? Want to help those devastated by Hurricane Sandy? Barbers and hair stylists from several local shops will gather Saturday and Sunday at Lasting Impressions in downtown Davis to give haircuts to all comers for a mere $20. All proceeds will be distributed to the people of New Jersey who need rebuilding supplies […]

Casa Verde Designs hosts open house

Casa Verde Designs, an eco-friendly home improvement showroom at 912 Fifth St. in Davis, invites community members to stop by from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for its annual open house celebrating five years in business and one year at its current location. This year, Casa Verde has added a “sidewalk sale” to the […]

Author, ex-columnist will speak at UC Davis

Former San Francisco Chronicle columnist Adair Lara will talk about her book, “Naked, Drunk and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay” (Ten Speed Press, 2012) next week at UC Davis. She will speak from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the University Writing Program’s Conversations with Writers series […]

Professor on radio to talk about vulnerability

“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 This week’s guest is Brené Brown, a professor at the University of Houston. Brown has studied shame, perfection and loving oneself for more than a […]

Free workshop tackles the holiday blues

Holidays can bring with them mixed emotions such as nostalgic feelings, stress from visiting family or the stress of having tighter budget. Learn how to identify the stressors of the holidays at a free “Holiday Blues” workshop. The city of Davis Child Care Services Office will host the workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, […]

Scandal clouds China’s congress

BEIJING (AP) — China’s communists called the scandal surrounding disgraced politician Bo Xilai a “profound lesson” for the ruling party, as delegates gathered in Beijing on Wednesday on the eve of a key leadership congress. The party’s handling of Bo’s case underlines the leadership’s resolve to uphold integrity and prosecute corruption no matter how high […]

Stocks dip on challenges to come

The election behind them, U.S. investors dumped stocks Wednesday and turned their focus to a world of problems — economically harmful tax increases and spending cuts at home and a deepening recession in Europe. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as much as 245 points in the first hour of trading, and the Standard & […]

Sandy-battered cities prepare for new storm

NEW YORK (AP) — Residents of New York and New Jersey who were flooded out by Superstorm Sandy waited with dread Wednesday and heard warnings to evacuate for the second time in two weeks as another, weaker storm spun toward them and threatened to inundate their homes again or simply leave them shivering in the […]