Greenwald plans Election Night party

Volunteers and supporters of Davis City Councilwoman Sue Greenwald’s re-election campaign are invited to an Election Night party at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Norma Turner’s home, 506 Fillmore Court in West Davis. “Sue and Mike hope you can join them to celebrate this amazing grassroots team effort and to enjoy the summer evening in Norma’s […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Vendors solicited for Jewish Food Festival

Congregation Bet Haverim will celebrate 50 years of Jewish community in Davis and Yolo County with a Jewish Food Festival, planned for Sunday, Sept. 30, in Davis’ Central Park. Sponsors and vendors for the event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., are being recruited now. The Jewish holiday of Sukkot begins at […]

August 10, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Taste Davis history with Frerichs

Saturday is the last opportunity to meet Davis City Council candidate Lucas Frerichs at the Farmers Market and pick up a lawn sign. Visitors to his market table in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, are invited to snap a photo in a scene from Davis’ past. Frerichs’ table will feature a photo booth with […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Seniors must apply soon for parcel tax reductions

Deadlines are coming up for seniors to file for parcel tax reductions related to Measures A, C and CFD #1. The Davis Joint Unified School District no longer requires annual filing for these reductions as long as there is no change in the property ownership and the homeowner remains eligible. Those who did not receive these […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

AARP driver safety renewal class offered

An AARP driver safety renewal class will be offered on Wednesday, June 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Only those who have taken an AARP class within the past three years qualify for the renewal class. Class size is limited, and advance registration is required. The […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Learn how to downsize

Shell Culp of Smooth Transitions returns to the Davis Senior Center at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, to talk about some simple steps to make downsizing easier. Shell will offer expertise on planning, organizing and getting family involved. She’ll answer frequently asked questions: Is it time to downsize? What should I keep? How do I […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Home Instead offers free Alzheimer’s training

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Yolo and Solano counties is offering a unique approach to help area families manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Free training for families caring for these older adults is now available through online e-learning modules, available […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

See electric gliders fly Saturday

Community members are invited to attend two upcoming Sacramento Valley Soaring Society glider events. The first is Saturday and features electric gliders. They launch en masse using their electric motors, which automatically shut off at 200 meters, then hunt for thermals to stay aloft. Saturday, June 9, features a thermal duration event, in which gliders […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Dine out Wednesday for a good cause

The Davis High School field hockey team will host a pizza fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Lamppost Pizza, 1260 Lake Blvd. in West Davis. Mention the team when you order a medium, large or extra-large pizza for dine-in or take-out, and the team will receive a percentage of your order to purchase […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Gibson House will be open Saturday

The Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. A docent will guide visitors through the mansion and explain what life was like in the Woodland area in the mid-1880s. The museum is open the first Saturday and last Sunday of the month. Call the office at (530) […]

June 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Rare meteorite fragment donated to UC Davis

UC Davis alumnus Gregory Jorgensen presented UC Davis geologist Qing-Zhu Yin with a donation Wednesday of a meteorite piece that fell beside his driveway. The meteorite, a rare carbonaceous chondrite, contains the dust and grains that helped form the Earth and other planets more than 4.5 billion years ago. Yin calls it “invaluable” to science […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged

Thousands expected for tsunami drill in Ore. town

By Jeff Barnard COOS BAY, Ore. — Thousands of people in three Oregon coastal communities planned to hold their first tsunami evacuation drill Thursday, stirred to action by the 2011 tsunami that devastated coastal towns in Japan. Coos Bay Fire Chief Stan Gibson said the vivid TV images of last year’s tsunami in Japan have […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Greenwald’s husband blocked other candidates’ signs

Vandalism of City Council campaign lawn signs hit the public eye this week when Councilwoman Sue Greenwald’s husband, Mike Syvanen, was discovered moving and blocking other candidates’ signs in East Davis on Sunday. Greenwald has confirmed that it was her husband who had blocked the signs along Covell Boulevard. “I asked him not to get […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Shootings leave 6 dead in Seattle

By Gene Johnson SEATTLE — A city already anxious about a recent spate of shootings was rattled further when a man walked into an arts cafe near a Seattle university and opened fire, fatally wounding four people. Police say he later killed a woman during a carjacking before shooting himself. As officers closed in during […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,