Zumba fitness coming to Stonegate

If you’ve ever wanted to give zumba dance fitness a try, now’s the time. Stonegate Country Club in West Davis is offering a 10-week session beginning Monday. Meera Klein is the instructor. Classes will run from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at 919 Lake Blvd. and incorporate international music and dance moves for […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Art is everywhere

Today’s smartphones are for much more than just communicating — they can create art, too. That’s the premise behind Dave Webb’s “Saturate Yolo” exhibit at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., and an accompanying Facebook project. Webb, a longtime Davis resident, uses his smartphone to capture various images that are on display in the […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn about water rates at community meetings

The city of Davis will host five community meetings during February to provide information and answer questions about proposed changes in the city’s water supply and rates. In addition, in accordance with Proposition 218, all property owners will receive notices this week about a public hearing on March 19, during which they may offer testimony […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Democrats honor elected officials at valentine party

The Davis Democratic Club invites Davis and Yolo County Democrats to salute all those in the party who serve in elected offices at its annual valentine party. The event will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. “Love Your Electeds” will be the theme as […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Nutritionist addresses cancer support group

UC Davis nutrition expert Liz Applegate will tell Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting attendees how to “Stay Healthy This Season with Immune-Boosting Foods” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Applegate will discuss how to stay healthy during this cold and flu season by eating foods that support a strong immune system. Find out how […]

February 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Visiting expert to discuss challenges facing African farmers

Visiting speaker Brylyne Chitsunge will discuss the challenges facing farmers in Africa when she gives a free lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Mondavi Center’s Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, as part of the Chancellor’s Colloquium series. Chitsunge is an internationally acclaimed expert and facilitator of the Nigeria-South Africa Group on Agriculture. She has been a tireless advocate […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Get a ‘taste’ for fitness at city classes

The city of Davis is offering a “Fitness Appetizer Night” — a sampling of its classes — from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The event costs $6 and is open to those 18 years and older. Fit Pass participants are welcome. The night features a little bit […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Arboretum hosts African ‘safari’

Families are invited to take a safari to Africa at a free outdoor reading program Sunday afternoon in the UC Davis Arboretum. Participants will explore the stories and nature of Africa in the Acacia Grove. All ages are welcome to this program presented by the Arboretum Ambassadors with a grant from Target. The event, which […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Three hurt in commute-hour wrecks

A four-car collision on Highway 50 in West Sacramento on Tuesday caused morning-commute headaches for motorists trying to get into the Sacramento area. California Highway Patrol Officer Bryan Konvalin said the crash occurred at 7:10 a.m. when the driver of an eastbound Honda Accord made an unsafe lane change near Jefferson Boulevard and struck a […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Deficient levees found across America

By Cain Burdeau and John Flesher NEW ORLEANS  — Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states. Levees deemed in unacceptable condition span the breadth of America. They are in every region, […]

February 14, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Three free tax assistance workshops planned

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada and the Yolo County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Coalition are hosting a series of free tax assistance workshops over the next three Saturdays. Families earning up to $50,270 from wages or self-employment are eligible for free tax preparation assistance and may receive a maximum of $5,891 in earned income tax credit. Many […]

February 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Don Shor: Lilacs and redbuds for Davis gardens

Watch out for sentences that begin with “in my day.” It’s a sign that some old guy is about to tell you a story about the way things used to be. Well, in my day, people planted fruit trees in the winter, bulbs in the fall, tomatoes in April or May. And some flowering shrubs […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Obamacare loophole threatens UC students

By Nanette Asimov and Victoria Colliver Life was great for Kenya Wheeler in the spring of 2011. He’d just enrolled in a UC Berkeley master’s program in city planning and had won a research position that would pay his fees. Healthy as a horse, he biked to campus every day. A year later, a cancer diagnosis […]

January 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Water vapor saves big bucks

Pablo Orozco, of Design and Project Management at UC Davis, points to and explains a control computer monitor during a Jan. 11 tour of the Central Steam Plant on campus. The plant on Dairy Road features a new condensing economizer that captures vapor from the burning of natural gas for steam to supply energy to […]

January 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,