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,; 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 […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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 […]

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

Talent show tryouts slated

The city of Davis Community Services Division is on the lookout for performers for the third annual “Davis’ Got Talent” show.  Auditions will take place Friday, Nov. 9, at a time yet to be determined based on the number of people auditioning. Twelve performers will be selected to compete during the final at 6:30 p.m. […]

October 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Garden Doctor: Why won’t my bunny grass thrive?

Upcoming events * UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale, Sept. 29-Oct. 14; visit for more information * Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, featuring Halloween-themed entertainment, a pumpkin patch, a scarecrow contest, plant sales and exhibits. * Heidrick Ag History Center Pumpkin Smash and Bash, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27; visit […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Body ID’d as that of missing UCD student

Human remains discovered Friday near an East Sacramento park are that of a UC Davis student missing since June, Sacramento police and coroner’s officials have confirmed. Linnea Noel Lomax, 19, was last seen on the afternoon of June 26, walking away from an outpatient mental-health clinic on Howe Avenue in East Sacramento. “We have just […]

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

Now we can book a date with an e-book

Curled up with a good e-book lately? Many of your neighbors have, although they still prefer the real thing by a large margin.

At the Stephens Branch Library in Davis, about 2,000 e-books and audio stories are checked out each month. That seems like a lot of books, but it’s only about 1 percent of the total number of titles that pass through the library’s check-out system each month, said librarian Crista Cannariato.

Many readers don’t know e-books are an option. A Pew Research Center report released in June said 62 percent of those 16 and older don’t know if their libraries offer e-books.

Class offers support for victims of domestic violence

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County will offer an eight-week class for adult women who have experienced domestic violence as a child or adult. The class will meet from 6 to 7:20 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 19. Pre-registration is required; call the SADVC therapy line at 530-665-5332. “The group will explore […]

September 09, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Clean up Yolo’s waterways on Saturday

Volunteers in Yolo County will join environmentalists across the state in the 28th annual California Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, the largest volunteer trash cleanup in the world. Work parties are planned from 9 a.m. to noon at several sites in Yolo County. This statewide event will take place at more than 800 locations around […]

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