Volunteer needed for Senior Citizens Commission

The city of Davis seeks a resident to serve on its Senior Citizens Commission, which has one vacant seat. This commission advises the City Council on all matters relating to policies and programs that will serve senior citizens in the community. It meets at 2:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. “By serving on […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Talk set on health care decisions, advance care planning

Charley Johnston, RN, BSN, will present a free educational session focusing on health care decisions and the legal documents of advance care planning, on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The talk is at 1:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. This interactive session will include a presentation on the process of advance care planning and […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

December lunch to feature Madrigal Singers

Davis High School’s Madrigal Singers will perform at the Senior Citizens of Davis’ business luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Also at this lunch, SCD will hold elections for its officers — president, treasurer and secretary for the 2012-13 term. Lunch will be catered by Atria […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Events planned to honor veterans

A lunch, planned by the Senior Citizens of Davis, will honor veterans — both past and present — at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. After lunch, Steve Swan will present his Las Vegas act, “Perfectly Frank” — an afternoon with the songs of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin and […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Senior Citizens of Davis plan Holiday Dinner Dance

The Senior Citizens of Davis will present its annual Holiday Dinner Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The evening features a hosted social with a catered dinner by University Catering at UC Davis and a favorite selection of dance tunes by The Frank Oddo […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Master Gardeners offer free workshops

Fall is the time of year when our gardens slow down but this quieter time allows contemplation and planning for the more active seasons. Yolo County Master Gardeners will present two free workshops Saturday to keep your green thumb exercised and stimulate ideas for the coming spring and summer. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Master […]

November 04, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Co-op wine-tasting benefits Willett PTA

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of Thanksgiving wines from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit the Willett Elementary School PTA. The PTA buys nearly all the books for the school library, makes grants to every classroom […]

November 11, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Want to write for Hollywood? Learn from a master

Screenwriter Sterling Anderson, formerly of Davis, shares all his secrets to success in “Beyond Screenwriting,” his new guide to thriving in the film and television industry. Anderson was inspired to write “Beyond Screenwriting” when he noticed the lack of screenwriting books on the market that were written by credible professionals with true insider experience. “There […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Granett-Nomura wedding

Benjamin Granett and Hitomi Nomura were married in Cernusco, Italy, on July 18, 2011. The bride, a native of Hiroshima, Japan, is the daughter of Hiroshi and Yayol Nomura. She is finishing her Ph.D. in engineering at the University of Yamagata in Yonezawa, Japan, studying the theory of liquid crystals. The groom is the son […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Arnolds celebrate 70 years of marriage

Seventy years can stretch a lifetime. For Bill and Nanele Arnold, 70 years spans the length of their marriage. The Arnolds celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 22 at Symposium Restaurant with 35 family members. “It was great. It’s always nice to have family around,” Bill said of the celebration. Bill Arnold was 18 and […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Wineaux: Bubbling your way toward the holidays

I first tried Prosecco in the early 1970s. It didn’t taste much different from the cheap Champagne (yes, it was actually called Champagne in those days before the French took back their territory) coming from California wineries. And there was good reason for the similarity: Like these budget sparklers, Prosecco is made by the Charmat […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Name droppers: Kupperman receives research reward

Nathan Kuppermann, professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics and chair of the UC Davis department of emergency medicine, has been recognized by the American College of Emergency Physicians’ 2011 Outstanding Contribution in Research Award. Kuppermann received the award at the organization’s Scientific Assembly, the largest annual gathering of emergency physicians in the country, which took place […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Name Droppers | Tagged ,

4-H clubs benefits from ‘Local for the Holidays’

“Local for the Holidays,” which features a sampling of food and wine for seasonal celebrations, will be hosted by the Davis Food Co-op and Slow Food Yolo on Saturday in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. under the Davis Farmers Market pavilion. Featured are samples of holiday […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

From the ground up: Winter squash in Hungry Hollow

Slightly north of Esparto in western Yolo County, Jim and Debra Durst, co-owners of Durst Organic Growers, grow acres and acres of winter squash. “I started growing mixed winter squash in 1998. I was pretty much the only one is those days,” Jim Durst said. “I had a dozen or so varieties — cheese pumpkin, […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,