DHS celebrates Homecoming with a parade Friday

Davis High School will celebrate Homecoming on Friday with all of the usual festivities, from an afternoon parade in downtown Davis to exciting football games and a carnival at Ron & Mary Brown Stadium. This year’s parade gets under way at 1:15 p.m. Friday at Central Park in downtown Davis. The parade, themed “A Hogwarts […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Meditate with yoga, exercise with zumba

Local residents can get or stay in shape this fall through yoga meditation or zumba classes offered by the city of Davis Community Services Department. The first explores yoga as meditation in movement, poses flowing with the breath, and awareness centered in the heart and inner body. Students of all levels are welcome and encouraged […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD profs share insights with new parents

Professors of psychology at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain will give a series of three free talks next month about infant development and how infants learn. The talks will take place at Nana and Company, a resale children’s boutique and parent resource center at 141 N. First St. in downtown Dixon. Each […]

October 26, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Propositions debated live on Tuesday

The League of Women Voters of Davis and Davis Media Access will present a live debate on the state ballot propositions and Measure E from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. The debate will air on Comcast Channel 15 in Davis and on AT&T’s U-verse Menu 99. The program also will be available on demand afterward […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn how to compost at free classes

The city of Davis Recycling Program is offering two free composting classes this week, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Game Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday in the Club Room at the Vets’ Center. In addition to backyard composting and worm […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

DHS ski, snowboard swap is Nov. 11

Looking for great bargains on new and used ski and snowboard equipment and clothing? Come to the annual Ski & Snowboard Swap on Sunday, Nov. 11, sponsored by the Davis High School ski team. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the DHS gym on Oak Avenue. Admission is $3 for the […]

November 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

No on H lawn signs available

No on Measure H lawn signs may be reserved by emailing the campaign at [email protected] Measure H seeks voter approval to change the status of the Yolo County auditor/controller and treasurer/tax collector’s office from elective to appointed. It will be decided by county voters on Nov. 6.

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Creative women meet Saturday

The Creative Women’s Circle’s October meeting is Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the clubhouse at the Walnut Terrace Apartments, 3101 E. Fifth St. in Davis. For more information, call Phyllis at 530-601-6401.

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Genetic Roulette’ examines GMO foods

In anticipation of the Nov. 6 election, when Californians will be voting on Proposition 37, “The California Right To Know Genetically Engineered Food Act” initiative, Big Screen Cinema will screen “Genetic Roulette — the Gamble of Our Lives,” Jeffrey Smith’s new documentary film. It will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

C’mon, you’ve always wanted to dance to ‘Thriller,’ right?

Bring out your inner Michael Jackson at a “Thriller” dance flash mob planned for Wednesday, Oct. 31, by the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop as part of Artober, the monthlong celebration of the arts. Four free rehearsals are planned so participants can learn the famous “Thriller” dance, taught by members of Trokanski’s teaching staff. All rehearsals […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Former foster kids helping those coming up behind them

You can help What: Dinner, raffle and silent auction to benefit the California Youth Connection When: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 Where: Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Tickets: $30 each, available at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., and Common Grounds, 2171 Cowell Blvd. Info: www.calyouthconn.org The paths they took to UC Davis […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Scary’ changes afoot for trick-or-treat for UNICEF

On Halloween night, children throughout Davis will continue a tradition that began in Philadelphia in 1947, when kids carried decorated milk cartons to raise money to help their peers in war-torn Europe. Trick-or-treating for UNICEF has been a tradition in Davis for more than 30 years, and this Halloween is no exception. But things will be […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Democrats offer endorsements

The Yolo County Democratic Party has endorsed Measure E, the Davis school parcel tax, and Susan Lovenburg and Alan Fernandes for the Davis Board of Education. Local Democrats also support President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. John Garamendi, state Sen. Lois Wolk and Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada in their bids for elective office, and […]

October 16, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Two agencies, one mission

By Becky Heard, Heather Jeppeson and Lynnette Irlmeier Partnerships are essential to agencies assisting children and families in need. They make services like the Yolo Crisis Nursery stronger. This October (National Domestic Violence Awareness Month), we turn our attention to one of our strongest community links: the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center of Yolo […]

October 17, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,