Linux users will hear about Ubuntu

On Monday, May 21, the Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a presentation on Canonical’s Ubuntu 12.04 version of Linux, and their “Unity” graphical desktop environment. Guest speaker Philip Ballew is an Ubuntu member, head of Ubuntu Youth, and works heavily in the Ubuntu Power User Community that helps customize Unity. The group will meet from 7 to […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Gardeners prep for Gibson House plant sale

Volunteer Gibson House Gardeners are preparing a special array of plants to be sold Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yolo County Historical Museum, 512 Gibson Road, Woodland. This is the 35th annual spring plant sale, held in conjunction with the May Festival. Included in this sale will be reasonably priced herbs, […]

May 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Y-ME hears from cancer specialist

“Mysteries in the Biology of Breast Cancer Risk, Initiation and Progression” will be presented by Alexander Borowsky, M.D., at the Y-ME breast cancer organization meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The group meets at the University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis. Borowsky is an associate professor in the department of pathology and comparative biology […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

The Other Voice hosts poets Vlack and Coppock

The Other Voice, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, presents two local poets on Friday, May 18 — Betty Vlack and Ray Coppock. This last reading until September will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the library of the church, 27074 Patwin Road in rural West Davis. Refreshments and an open microphone will follow the reading, […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Applegate shares nutrition tips for high-powered athletes

UC Davis expert Liz Applegate will discuss nutrition for endurance athletes at a presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Her talk will take place at the Western Center for Agricultural Equipment on the UCD campus. Applegate, director of sports nutrition at UCD and a nutrition department faculty member, is a former triathlete and […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Adult Amateur | Tagged ,

Senate OKs Wolk bill to help charities remain tax-exempt

The state Senate voted unanimously this week to support legislation that would provide charities with a grace period before they lose their eligibility for tax exemption. SB 1341 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, would make charities more aware of the steps they must take to be exempted from California’s franchise tax. During their first year […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Bicyclists join in ‘Ride of Silence’

The “Ride of Silence” — a slow, silent group bicycle ride to honor and remember those who have lost their lives or suffered major injuries while bicycling — will take place worldwide on Wednesday, May 16. Local participants will gather before 7 p.m. at the Mace Boulevard park-and-ride lot just north of Interstate 80 to […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Thank a teacher with a ticket to high tea

Have you thanked a teacher lately? A perfect opportunity is available now, thanks to AAUW-Davis and Monticello Seasonal Cuisine. T(ea) is for Teachers is an appreciation tea to honor teachers and support Tech Trek, a summer camp to introduce junior high school girls to math and science careers. The fundraiser is planned from 4 to […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mental health support offered in Spanish

NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness, sponsors an ongoing support group in Spanish for those who care for a family member or friend living with a psychiatric disorder. The group provides Yolo County families with a secure and friendly environment for sharing experiences, problem-solving strategies and information about mental illness, including topics […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Help stamp out hunger at food drive Saturday

Local residents are invited to help “stamp out hunger” by participating in a food drive Saturday for the Food Bank of Yolo County. This is the 20th annual drive hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Residents can leave nonperishable foods — such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice and cereal — in […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn to meditate at beginners course

A short course in beginning meditation will continue from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, May 14 and 21, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. “Meditation is a powerful tool that helps us improve our daily lives and reach our highest spiritual goals. Drawing from authentic ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts, we’ll study everything […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Enjoy a walk through Winters

All are welcome to join the Davis Dynamos Walking Club for a walk through Winters on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20. The 5K or 10K walks leave from Main Street at Railroad Avenue between 8 a.m. and noon. The route is designed so walkers will see the highlights of Winters and the Putah Creek Nature Trail. […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Parents encouraged to attend concussion management program

Parents of athletes in grades 9-12 are invited to an educational talk about sports-related concussions and management from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. Assembly Bill 25 went into effect on Jan. 1, requiring all high schools that have athletic programs to have a […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Explorit’s spider project featured on radio

The current edition of “Davisville” looks at spiders in Davis and Yolo County, with a specific focus on the Explorit Science Center’s “Spiders in Your World” community science project for 2012. Explorit board president Lars Anderson explains why spiders who chosen and what the center wants to accomplish. Spiders are never far away, nor have […]

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