Environmental leaders, renowned physicist speak at UC Davis

April brings three renowned authors, including environmental leaders and a leading physicist, to the UC Davis campus for free, public presentations. On Friday, science and political journalist Chris Mooney will present “The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality,” which is also the title of his new book. Mooney is the […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Medicare workshop offers answers

At age 65, most Americans become eligible for Medicare. But many baby boomers need help understanding how it works. On Tuesday, April 24, from noon to 1 p.m., the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., will offer a program explaining who is eligible for Medicare, how to enroll, enrollment deadlines and Medicare plan options. Barbara Walters, outreach […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Team Souza will hit the streets this weekend

Supporters of Davis City Councilman Stephen Souza will have their walking shoes on this weekend as they distribute campaign literature door to door. They’ll celebrate at a fundraising ice cream social open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the John Natsoulas Gallery at First and E streets in downtown Davis. There […]

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Concert benefits Davis Youth Flute Choir’s upcoming trip to Korea

Details What: Davis Youth Flute Choir When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Tickets: $5 in advance at DAC; $10 at the door The Davis Youth Flute Choir, under the direction of flutist Maquette Kuper, will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Davis […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Planting parties set at Winters’ Putah Creek Nature Park

A new park is taking shape along Putah Creek in Winters after a major channel realignment project last fall. Volunteers have been busy planting native trees, shrubs, sedges, rushes and wildflowers along the banks and the floodplain to help control erosion, provide wildlife habitat and beautify the park. Several more events are planned through April […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

NAMI-Yolo offers mental health support

The Nami-Yolo Family Support Group, for friends and caregivers of those suffering from severe mental illness, meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. A trained NAMI-Yolo family member facilitates the group, which offers a caring and confidential environment to share coping strategies and insights when faced with the challenges of mental illness in a family […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

BEAM plays classic rock Friday in Dixon

A Dixon High School 1970s reunion of sorts will take place Friday evening at the Dixon Veterans Hall, 1305 N. First St., when Dixon High graduate Bob Martino and his Woodland-based band BEAM perform. The fun runs from 6 p.m. to midnight. According to hall manager Greg Coppes, “Each time BEAM has entertained, the crowd […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Meet candidate Brett Lee at gathering, fundraiser

Local residents are invited to two upcoming events for Davis City Council candidate Brett Lee. An informal get-together is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the home of Pam Nieberg, 3010 Loyola Drive in Davis. Refreshments will be served at the free event. For more information, call Nieberg at (530) 756-6856. […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Free bags, free books at Food Co-op on Earth Day

The Davis Food Co-op will celebrate Earth Day 2012 on Sunday, April 22, by giving free reusable bags to the first 2,500 shoppers. The Co-op also will host its first Earth Day book exchange from 2 to 6 p.m. that day in the conference room at the store, 620 G St. in downtown Davis. Bring […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Wine-tasting proceeds benefit DPNS

The Davis Food Co-op, at 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of wines from wineries with sustainable practices from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 20. The cost is $1 per taste. In celebration of the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, profits will benefit the Davis Parent Nursery School, a […]

April 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Baklava, coffee served at I-House

Local residents can learn how to make baklava at a class from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at International House, Davis, 10 College Park. The instructor is Karahan Mete, a European-trained chef and a native of Turkey. The class will begin with a short presentation on the range of different baklava styles, followed by a demonstration […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn how to restore riparian ecosystems

Landowners, students, restoration professionals and other interested parties will learn the latest restoration techniques of local riparian ecosystems at a workshop from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. The preserve is at 34199 County Road 20, west of Woodland. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Cache Creek […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Celebrate Earth Day with a hike on Annie’s Trail

A dedication hike and celebration of the recently completed Annie’s Trail at Cold Canyon, near Lake Berryessa, is planned for 9 a.m. on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22. A potluck barbecue will begin at 3 p.m. at the group picnic area at Solano Park west of Winters. In April 2009, Tuleyome — with the help […]

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

All are welcome to celebrate SADVC’s 35 years of service

Community members are invited to join the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo County at its 35th anniversary open house on Friday, April 20. The free event will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the agency’s business offices at 175 Walnut St. in Woodland. In 1977, five women from Davis founded the […]

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