Davis Origami Group to meet

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. First-time folders and more advanced folders are welcome. The class from 1 to 2 p.m. will be geared for beginners. For more information, email [email protected] or call (530) 753-6093.

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Norwood 4-H meet Wednesday

The Norwood 4-H Club will hold its first meeting of the school year on Wednesday. The club meets at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Dr. Anyone interested in learning more about 4-H is welcome to attend.

September 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sutter fall qigong offerings include new class for a healthy heart

Every morning millions of people in China practice qigong to improve health, increase vitality and cultivate longevity. Qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begin Monday, Sept. 24, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St., and run for 10 weeks. New this session is “Gentle Chinese Exercise for a Healthy Heart” from 4 to […]

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

Merryhill drama class to produce ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The Merry Makers of Merryhill Drama Club will produce “The Wizard of Oz.” This opportunity is open to all second- through sixth-graders, but Merryhill students will have priority. All participants are guaranteed a significant speaking part in this class designed to empower creative expression, develop poise, facilitate communication skill, enhance performance-based self-esteem and develop acting […]

September 05, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NAMI potluck is Wednesday Sept. 5

NAMI-Yolo invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to its next monthly potluck dinner and meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the César Chávez housing complex conference room, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The conference room is in the office building at the end of the parking lot. […]

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

New attendance push prized by students, educators

By Lisa Leff BERKELEY — School day wake-up calls recorded by celebrities. Weekend makeup classes. Contests with laptop computers, private concerts and cars as prizes. Educators across the nation are using creative strategies as another school year gets under way to convince students and parents that regular attendance matters — and not just for grades […]

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

Starving coastal birds found inland in Yolo

Picking out the unmistakable large bill, 8-foot wingspan and gray and copper markings that adorn the California brown pelican would be a true spectacle in the area, as these feathered creatures are a rarity in Yolo County.

Less exciting and more disturbing is the sight of these unique birds in a weakened, emaciated state. That is, unfortunately, the most common outcome for the young brown pelicans found in the area.

In addition to the pelicans’ …

‘Food hubs’ connect school districts with farmers

By Gosia Wozniacka FRESNO — The school district in Turlock, surrounded by fields and orchards in one of the nation’s richest agricultural regions, used to get much of the produce it served to students from national distributors who shipped fruits and vegetables from outside California. But, starting in August, student meals have featured apples, peaches, […]

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

It’s a grand old flag

Pioneer Elementary School students gather Friday morning for an all-school flag assembly with the school’s mascot, Perry the Praire Dog, helping the pupils say the pledge of allegiance. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Episcopal Service Corps launches young adult volunteer network in Davis

Seven young adults from all around the country are relocating to Davis this Labor Day weekend to spend the coming year serving in a new program called LEVN: The Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network, a member of the national Episcopal Service Corps. LEVN volunteers will live together in a duplex near UC Davis, while serving at […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Health care worker vaccination bill sent to governor

The State Senate voted last week to send the Governor legislation to help prevent the spread of the influenza or flu virus at health facilities and clinics among infants, seniors, and other patients at high risk of serious flu complications. “Over 35,000 people die in this country as a result of influenza each year, and […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Trio of Yamada bills go to governor

Assembly woman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, announced the passage of three of her bills that protect California’s seniors and dependent adults this week. AB 999, sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, reins-in excessive long-term care insurance rate hikes by setting tougher consumer protection standards and restoring […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Farm Fresh to You tour offers tunes and treats

Farm Fresh To You, the local, organic produce home and office delivery community-supported agriculture program, invites the public to its farm in Capay, 23800 State Highway 16, in Yolo County for a farm tour on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chief farmer Thaddeus Barsotti will give a lecture about organic farming at […]

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Teen reports being assaulted in Community Park

A 17-year-old boy reported being the victim of an assault Friday night in Community Park, according to Davis police. Sgt. Frank Tenedora said the teen arrived at the Sutter Davis Hospital emergency room at about 11:30 p.m. with an injury to his eye and a laceration — a possible stab wound — to his arm. […]

September 02, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,