Neuropathy group hears from microbiologist

The Davis Neuropathy Group meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Microbiologist Bryan Hanley, Ph.D., will address the group. For more information, or to receive the newsletter, call Mary Sprifke at (530) 756-5102 or Lani Ball (530) 759-9308.

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Blanket makers gather Wednesday

Project Linus of Yolo County will meet for its monthly gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The volunteers make and distribute blankets and afghans that provide love, warmth and security to needy children in the community. Volunteers will sew labels on handmade blankets at the meeting. […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Knitters, quilters needed to make blankets for veterans

Senior Citizens of Davis is collecting donations of hand-made afghans, quilts, booties, scarves and hats for veterans. The drive started in March and organizers will continue collecting until November, just in time for Veterans Day. The group will sort through everything and put together bundled packages along with puzzle books, writing pads, pens, pencils and decks […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Cinco de Mayo celebration planned at Senior Center

Senior Citizens of Davis will present a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Tuesday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The fiesta begins at 11:30 a.m. Mariachi Mi Tierra, a six-piece band, will perform live music. Palm Gardens of Woodland will cater the lunch, with dessert provided The Californian. Also, SCD has special 40th anniversary […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pick strawberries at Capay Valley farm tour

Community members are invited to visit a Capay Valley farm and pick strawberries on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The address of Farm Fresh To You, an organic produce home delivery CSA service, is 23800 State Highway 16 in Capay. “The strawberries we grow in Capay are especially sweet and a […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Talk examines monarch butterfly migration, health

Millions of North American monarch butterflies migrate from Canada and the United States to overwintering areas in Mexico and then return, fluttering some 2,000 to 3,000 miles in what’s been called “an incredible mass migration.” But how healthy are they? Sonia Altizer, an associate professor in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, Athens, will discuss […]

May 06, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Putah Creek Nature Park planting events continue

The Putah Creek Council will host work parties Saturday, May 12, and Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, to plant native trees, shrubs and wildflowers along Putah Creek in Winters. The new plantings will provide wildlife habitat, protect and stabilize banks, improve water quality, and shade and beautify the park for visitors. “An enormous outpouring of […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Kemp featured on DCTV show

The challenges and opportunities for bicyclists and pedestrians in Davis will be discussed when Dave “DK” Kemp, the city of Davis’ new active transportation coordinator, appears Wednesday on local cable television. Kemp will be a guest of host Jon Li on “What’s Going On?” The show airs from 5 to 6 p.m. on Davis Community […]

May 08, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Oil drops below $100

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil dropped below $100 per barrel for the first time since February following a disappointing U.S. jobs report and warnings of a weakening world economy. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude fell as low as $99.90 Friday before edging back to $100.21 per barrel in New York. Crude prices are down 2.3 […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Teachers give school board another earful

The Davis school board faced another standing-room-only audience Thursday night as the trustees adopted several budget deficit-driven decisions they said they would prefer not to make.

Among those present were a large contingent of teachers who are unhappy at the prospect of smaller paychecks and bigger class sizes.

The teachers are in the midst of contract negotiations with the school district, a situation to which Davis Teachers Association president Gail Mitchell alluded in her comments.

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

It’s raining again: Britain endures damp drought

LONDON (AP) — Sodden fields. Deep puddles. Flash floods. This is what drought looks like in Britain. Last month, water authorities banned 20 million U.K. homeowners from using hoses to water their lawns or wash their cars, saying two exceptionally dry winters had plunged much of Britain into drought. Since then, the rain has hardly […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Paul draws diverse crowd to the Quad

Just about every demographic was present in the throng of thousands who flooded UC Davis’ West Quad to hear Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Thursday night. Paul, who spoke for approximately an hour, covered topics from repealing the Patriot Act and extending civil liberties to ending the Federal Reserve to halt the war machine. […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sidewalk sounds

Cellist Stephen Brown of Sebastopol, visiting friends in Davis, plays on Second Street near The Avid Reader and Outdoor Davis last Thursday evening. Downtown is the place to be for all things cultural: a flashmob dance performance is planned at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in Central Park and the Second Friday ArtAbout — featuring gallery receptions, […]

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

Extra DUI patrols on tap for Cinco de Mayo

Yolo County’s “Avoid the 8″ DUI task force will deploy saturation patrols throughout the county Saturday night — Cinco de Mayo — in search of impaired drivers. “There is no excuse for getting behind the wheel after a drinking,” Woodland Police Chief Dan Bellini said. “Everyone, including hosts, local bars and restaurants, must be sure […]

May 04, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,