Yolo DA warns of recent scam surge

A recent surge in scams targeting older adults has been occurring in Yolo County, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Reports by victims in Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento indicate that crooks continue to use phony sweepstakes scams and the “Grandma, It’s Me” telephone scam to trick people into wiring money out of the country. […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UC Davis alumni will gather for mixer

UC Davis alumni are invited to bring their friends and family to a mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. Admission is $5 for California Aggie Alumni Association members and $10 for nonmembers and includes appetizers served outdoors on the patio. Beverages […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Houston novel, ‘Jarhead’ author’s new memoir on UCD reading list

From music and history to beer and poetry, new books by UC Davis authors offer something for every reader this summer. * “Contents May Have Shifted” by Pam Houston (W.W. Norton and Co., $25.95, 320 pages): In her latest novel, bestselling author Houston, a professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Sutter offers weight loss program

Local residents are invited to join the Sutter Options for Success Weight Management Program, beginning Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Sutter Davis Hospital, 2000 Sutter Place in West Davis. The program is facilitated by Wendy Gregor, registered dietitian. The program includes 12 weekly sessions on nutrition, exercise and behavior modification, followed by an optional nine-month […]

July 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Auditions scheduled for talent showcase

Auditions will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, for the Woodland Opera House talent showcase, “You Be the Judge!” The auditions will be at the Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. The talent showcase performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, with a mandatory dress rehearsal for all selected […]

Celebrate parks and recreation this month

By Anne Marquez Hear ye, hear ye … I, a community services supervisor, do hereby declare that July is Parks and Recreation Month. Let the people of Davis have more than 40 parks to frolic in; 50 miles of greenbelt pathways and 50 miles of bike lanes to run, ride or blade through; and hundreds […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Can’t keep his hands to himself

Dear Annie: My husband, “George,” seems to feel the need to constantly grope me. I mean from the time I get up in the morning until he leaves for his overnight shift, he’s trying to grab my breasts or squeeze my bottom. He does this whether we’re at a movie theater, the museum or the […]

Young flutists enjoy tour of South Korea

The Davis Youth Flute Choir returned last month from a four-city tour of South Korea, where they represented the United States at the World’s Fair, EXPO 2012, in a performance in the fair’s Exposition Hall. They also represented Davis in performances in Sangju, one of Davis’ sister cities, and a nearby city, Daejeon. The choir […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD Craft Center instructors show their work

The Craft Center Gallery at UC Davis presents “Pottery and Pictures” by Craft Center glass, wood and ceramic instructors Suzanne Gerttula and Andrew Groover. The show opened last week and continues through July 27 in the South Silo Building on the UCD campus. A reception for the artists will run from 5 to 7 p.m. […]

Gallery 625 spotlight shines on art teachers

School may be out for the summer, but for many teachers, a personal passion for the arts keeps them busy all year long. These education professionals teach hundreds of students in public schools around the county throughout the school year. In July, their work will be on exhibit at Gallery 625 at the County Administration […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Prostate cancer support group to meet

Radiation oncologist Garrick Chang of Radiological Associates of Sacramento Medical Group Inc. will discuss stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) at the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group’s meeting on Monday, July 9. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. Using precisely concentrated high-intensity beams, SBRT […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Eastern U.S. storms kill 13, cut power to millions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a heat wave. Power officials said the outages wouldn’t be repaired for several days to a […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Aerial spraying begins Sunday in Sacramento

Aerial spraying for adult mosquitoes that may carry the potentially fatal West Nile virus is scheduled for Sunday and Monday from about 8 p.m. to midnight over portions of Sacramento County. The announcement was made Friday by the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District in response to growing evidence of the virus’ presence. “In the […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nancy Peterson enters school board contest

Longtime student advocate Nancy Peterson has announced she will seek election to the Davis Board of Education in November. “My goals are straightforward and based on one, central philosophy: We must nurture a love of learning in every child,” Peterson said. “For a child to become a lifelong learner, we need to start by creating […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,