Blood collectors honored this week

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion. Blood Collectors Week, Sept. 9-15, promotes and recognizes the contributions of phlebotomists, apheresis operators and all others involved in supporting the nation’s blood supply. A total of 17 million units of blood were needed in the United States last year, according to a […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Grad Night tickets on sale now

If you’re a senior at Davis, Da Vinci or King high schools or the Davis School for Independent Study, now is the time to buy your paperless Grad Night ticket for $75, if purchased before Dec. 31. Scholarships are available if needed through your school counselor. Grad Night is an alcohol- and drug-free all-night celebration, […]

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Burrowing owl advocates will meet in Davis

The California Burrowing Owl Consortium will conduct its fall meeting in Davis, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. The meeting will be in the conference room at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 Chiles Road. Consortium eetings are an opportunity for burrowing owl advocates, researchers, wildlife agencies, city and county governments, […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Equinox celebration helps support family farmers

By Natalie Hunter All are welcome to celebrate the autumnal equinox and raise funds for the Community Alliance with Family Farmers at a dinner Saturday, Sept. 22, at the T.S. Glide Ranch, 36355 Russell Blvd. in rural West Davis. The event will feature appetizers, a multi-course meal, a film screening and live music. Appetizers and […]

September 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Land Trust fundraiser is a sellout

The Yolo Land Trust has sold out its signature event, executive director Michele Clark has announced. A Day in the Country, which takes place Sunday afternoon at Terrain Ruisseau along Putah Creek, will feature tastings from top chefs throughout Northern California created from seasonal fruits, vegetables and animals grown and raised in Yolo County. For […]

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‘Idol’ deadline extended to Sept. 21

Are you someone with undiscovered amazing vocal talent? Are you craving your 15 minutes of fame in the stage’s spotlight? If so, you should enter as a contestant in the “Davis Community Idol” competition. The deadline for applicants, who must be at least 18 years old, has been extended to Friday. The next Davis Community […]

September 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

ALS Walk raises funds to help patients, find a cure

An estimated 3,000 people — some in wheelchairs — are expected to participate in the 12th annual Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday, Oct. 6, at Raley Field in West Sacramento. The Walk to Defeat ALS is unique among run/walk fundraisers. A 1-mile walk option is designed specifically to accommodate the needs of amyotrophic lateral […]

September 13, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Odd Fellows’ donations support two local agencies

Two local community groups have received financial donations and support from the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, through its Community Support Committee. The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center has received a donation of $500 to support its annual dinner. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

The Other Voice returns after summer hiatus

Davis’ new poet laureate, Eve West Bessier, and Danny Romero of Sacramento will be featured at The Other Voice poetry reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the library at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and an open microphone follow the reading, so attendees are invited to bring a […]

September 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

CWC Grace Award goes to Jim and Pat Hutchinson

Citizens Who Care announces that Pat and Jim Hutchinson are the winners of its 2012 Grace Award, presented annually to CWC volunteers who have excelled in their service to the elderly and their caregivers. The Hutchinsons have been a dynamic husband-and-wife team who have helped others develop, nurture and foster the growth of Citizens Who […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lending Works hosts business fair

Lending Works Inc., a local nonprofit organization, will host a business fair this month for owners of small, micro-enterprises who wish to either sell their products or exhibit their business information. Businesses that want to sell products will be charged a $20 fee, but there is no charge for setting up a display-only table. Tables […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Granda sets up campaign framework

Jose J. Granda, a candidate for the Davis Board of Education, has formed his campaign committee; announced his campaign treasurer, John R. Smith; launched a website, www.electjose.org; established a Twitter account at @grandajj; and started a Facebook page at Granda for School Board 2012. “I am in the race to win,” Granda said in a […]

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Watch ‘Speak’ with local Toastmasters

Whether you’re a veteran speaker or a novice, telling your story is not easy. But your story is a gift to others. Come and be inspired by real-life examples of everyday people who have a story to tell, and have learned how to tell it well, during the free local screening of the documentary film […]

September 25, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Movement classes designed for adults

The Davis Senior Center is accepting registration for classes that could provide relief for aches and pains associated with daily activities. The Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes help adults move with greater ease and flexibility. Lessons use a method of movement exploration consisting of slow, easy movement sequences within each student’s comfort range. Students will […]

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