Seniors can get bus vouchers

For senior citizens seeking independent community mobility, the Senior Transportation Voucher Program offers vouchers for Yolobus Special or Davis Community Transit to help cover fares for transportation to medical appointments, shopping and more. To be eligible, a person must be at least 60 years old and in need of door-to-door assistance. This program is funded […]

August 31, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Moveon Council sets movie night

Supporters of Moveon.org are invited to attend a movie night and potluck dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at 619 Estrella Place in Covell Park neighborhood of Davis. “Help us prepare and strategize for the upcoming election season and get to know your fellow progressives and Moveon members,” a news release said.

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Harper ninth-grader now an Eagle Scout

A Davis ninth-grader has joined his father, uncle and grandfather in the ranks of Eagle Scouts, having been awarded the honor in June. Mason T. Chupka, a ninth-grader at Harper Junior High School, made improvements to the Toad Hollow Dog Park to earn the highest rank in scouting. Chupka renovated and restored pathways in and […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Chamber golf tourney has a beach theme

Golfers are invited to spend “A Day at the Beach” at the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament Friday, Sept. 14, at Wildhorse Golf Club. Sponsorships and tickets are available now. Check-in and lunch are at 11:30 a.m., with tee-off at 1 p.m. The tournament features a shotgun start and a scramble format. Dinner […]

August 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Will you welcome an international student?

Student Global Placement Services is seeking local residents who are interested in hosting two family visits — for a meal and/or family activity — for one or two international graduate students who will visit Davis this summer. Visit dates and times are flexible between Thursday and Wednesday, Aug. 1. The students will be attending UC […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UC Davis water warriors work fast

It was meant to be 15 minutes of fame, but it turned out to be 10 minutes of aim. That’s how long it took for the water warriors at the 10th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle at UC Davis to toss 2,000 water balloons at one another. It was a traditional time for […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tour offers tips on sustainable landscapes

Tired of mowing your lawn? Learn how to save water, energy and money with a sustainable home landscape. Representatives of the UC Davis Arboretum will offer a free “how to” tour from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday exploring how to convert a home landscape from lawn to low-water, low-maintenance, beautiful plantings. The group will meet […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Crisis Nursery nurtures Faith, offers hope

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson Faith officially works two jobs. She takes care of the elderly and is employed by a fast-food restaurant. Few realize she has a third job as the single mother of a preschooler. Her income barely supports basic expenses like rent, utilities and food. Quite simply, she cannot afford day […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Largest public pension fund earns dismal 1 percent

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The nation’s largest public pension fund collected a dismal 1 percent annual return on its investments, a figure far short of projections that will likely bring pressure on California’s state and local governments to contribute more money, officials said Monday. The return reported by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System was well […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Drought now grips more than half of the nation

WALTONVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The nation’s widest drought in decades is spreading, with more than half of the continental United States now in some stage of drought and most of the rest enduring abnormally dry conditions. Only in the 1930s and the 1950s has a drought covered more land, according to federal figures released Monday. […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fibro Friends will meet Saturday

The Northern California Fibro Friends will hold their monthly meeting at 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Anyone needing information or support concerning fibromyalgia are welcome to attend. Meetings are free, though donations are welcome. For more information, contact Valma Honeyfield at [email protected] or (530) 756-9153, or Jan […]

July 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Police receive report of swastika graffiti

Davis police received a report Monday of a swastika spray-painted in a cement tunnel underneath F Street at Anderson Road. The symbol was painted with black spray paint and was surrounded by a circle with a slash through it, Lt. Paul Doroshov said. It was unclear whether the cross-out mark was part of the original […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

IKEA collects school supplies for Yolo County kids

IKEA in West Sacramento is asking the community to help low-income kids start the school year loaded with new backpacks and classroom supplies. The “Getting Yolo County Kids Ready for School” collection drive launches will run through July 29. The school supply drive will gather essential school items for children grades kindergarten through high school. […]

July 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Acme brings part of ‘Treasure Island’ to ‘Davisville’

Summers are busy for Acme Theatre Company, the Davis nonprofit run by high school students that promotes “serious theater, for the fun of it.” In August, the 31-year-old troupe will stage “Treasure Island,” plus its annual “By The Seat of Our Pants,” the set of short plays the members write, stage and present in 36 […]

July 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged