Yolo Crisis Nursery: What would you do?

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson It’s a question some of us can’t fathom. What would you do if you suddenly lacked the physical ability to care for your young child? How would you manage without assistance? Dave, a single father of 2-year-old Max faced this terrifying question when the doctor explained what would be […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Lose weight via Sutter program

Local residents are invited to join Sutter Options for Success Weight Management Program, beginning Tuesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. The program includes 12 weekly sessions on nutrition, exercise and behavior modification, followed by an optional nine-month support program. “Our approach embraces the notion that lasting weight loss involves a lifestyle change, not a diet,” […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

First city workshop on native pollinators features hummingbirds

The city of Davis Open Space and Habitat Commission will host a talk on native pollinators and what Davis residents can do to help provide habitat. The presenter will be Holly Ernest, associate professor of population health and reproduction at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Her talk, “California’s hummingbirds: population ecology and landscape […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Spring in bloom

A Japanese flowering crab apple tree on Clemson Drive in East Davis is a bright and beautiful harbinger of spring. However, sunny skies are not in our future, weather forecasters say: Rain is predicted throughout the week.

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn how to attract bees to your garden at UCD workshop

Three UC Davis department of entomology faculty will be among the speakers at a workshop hosted by the California Center for Urban Horticulture on “Your Sustainable Backyard: Pollinator Gardening” on Saturday, April 28. The workshop will take place in Room 101 of Giedt Hall at UCD. The event, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Grand jury investigates Dunnigan’s volunteer fire department

Dunnigan’s volunteer fire department enjoys a faster-than-average response time compared to other rural agencies, but should consider revising its response protocol for some emergency calls, the Yolo County Grand Jury suggested in a report released Monday. The grand jury investigated the Dunnigan Fire Protection District based on a complaint that the agency had violated certain […]

March 22, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Couple featured at Woodland Poetry Series

Susan and Joseph Finkleman of Davis will be the featured readers at the Woodland Poetry Series event at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, 250 First St. in Woodland. A microphone will be open after their readings. Joseph Finkleman was born in Hollywood and earned bachelor’s and […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Homeschool information night Thursday

The Davis School for Independent Study will host a homeschool information night from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday for families with students in grades kindergarten through six. The meeting will be in the DSIS offices at 526 B St. in Davis. DSIS is part of the Davis Joint Unified School District, and provides opportunities for […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer program for teens builds global citizenship

Want to meet kids from around the world, right here in Davis? The Center for International Education at UC Davis Extension will offer that opportunity through a new summer program for kids ages 12-17. “We see this as a wonderful opportunity for the children of international scholars and faculty on campus to learn more about […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

City offers lifeguard recertification, water rescue courses

Several lifeguard recertification and water rescue courses will be offered by the city of Davis in April. A Lifeguard Challenge
 course on Sunday, April 1, will give participants the opportunity to renew their lifeguard certification without having to retake the whole course. Students will be tested on all the necessary lifesaving skills taught in the […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

City offers plenty of fitness class options

The city of Davis offers many class options for those seeking to stay fit and healthy. “Yoga Meditation”
 will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, April 2 to May 14, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. This class explores yoga as a mediation in movement, poses flowing with the breath, and awareness centered […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

City offers classes in singing, dog first aid, more

Need some filing tips for all that paperwork stacking up? Want to learn how to treat an injured dog? The city of Davis will offer several adult special interest classes starting in April. A choral class runs from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 10 to May 10, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Favorite texts discussed in English, German

The next Kaffeehausgespräch, the monthly open salon in German and English, will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Konditorei, 2710 E. Fifth St. in Davis. Admission is free. The topic is “Favorite texts? Literature and daily life.” Guests are invited to bring a favorite poem, song lyrics or novel. The discussion can be […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Randall talks about science at UC Davis

Professor Lisa Randall of Harvard University, one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, will give a public lecture in the ARC Ballroom on the UC Davis campus at 8 p.m Tuesday, April 17. Her talk will be based on her book, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” which explores the role of science in our lives. […]

March 23, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,