Explore suffering to take charge of destiny

“Beyond Suffering: A Conversation with Richard Darsie” will be offered from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in the library at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Darsie, a Shambhala guide at the Davis Shambhala Meditation Center, will lead a Buddhist exploration of suffering, helping participants to understand suffering in order […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bird tests positive for West Nile

A house finch has tested positive for West Nile virus in Sacramento County, officials with the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District report. This is the first bird to test positive in California and the first sign of West Nile virus activity for the 2012 season. “Finding the first positive bird is significant because it […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tree sale benefits Winters Library

The Winters Friends of the Library will hold their annual fruit tree sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 3, rain or shine, in the parking lot on Railroad Avenue between Baker and Edwards streets in Winters. The sale will end when the last tree is sold. Featured this year are bare-root fruit and nut trees […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Literary salon examines German books

Lesen Sie Deutsch? Local residents are invited to a literary salon from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Konditorei Austrian Pastry Cafe, 2710 E. Fifth St., for an informal discussion of originals and translations of German books. Discussion will be in English and German. Those interested in attending are asked to register online at http://kaffeehausgespraeche.de.

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Beer-tasting, auction benefits drama students’ trip

The Episcopal Church of St. Martin will host a silent auction and beer-tasting event with Charlie Bamforth, UC Davis professor of brewing and malting sciences, at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, 640 Hawthorn Lane. Tickets must be purchased in advance; the suggested donation is $25. All proceeds will help Davis High School drama students […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Court hears challenge to affirmative action ban

By Terence Chea SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Backers of affirmative action asked a federal appeals court Monday to overturn California’s 15-year-old ban on considering race in public college admissions, citing a steep drop in black, Latino and Native American students at the state’s elite campuses. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeal heard arguments in […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Davis’ Eunghee Cho to solo with Sacramento Philharmonic

Check it out Who: Cellist Eunghee Cho performing with the Sacramento Philharmonic When: 8 p.m. Saturday; a pre-concert talk begins at 7 p.m. Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St. Tickets: $15-$97, www.tickets.com, (800) 225-2277 or (916) 808-5181 Cellist Eunghee Cho — a 17-year-old senior at Davis High School — is enjoying some time in […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Explore Cache Creek at Nature Preserve

The Jan T. Lowrey Cache Creek Nature Preserve will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Visitors are invited to come out and observe the natural area along Cache Creek, hike along the trails and see wildlife. The preserve is at 34199 County Road 20 west of […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Caper supports Yolo Crisis Nursery

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson As co-presidents of Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery, it’s no mystery that we respect this unique child abuse prevention program. Protecting children ages 0-5 from abuse or neglect, the nursery is funded solely by private dollars. It also doesn’t require a detective to deduce one simple fact: In […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Nursery teacher has ‘a heart for children’

Nancy Kam, a preschool teacher at the Yolo Crisis Nursery, received the Rotary Club of Davis’ first “Have a Heart for Children” award at the club’s recent Big Night fundraiser. The annual dinner has raised more than $300,000 for child abuse prevention programs over the past 12 years. Kam, an early childhood education specialist and […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Pink slips, enrollment projections on school board agenda

Learn more What: Davis Board of Education meeting When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Davis cable Channel 17, and as live streaming video at www.djusd.tv The Davis school board will consider a new resolution authorizing layoff notices for another 50.1 full-time-equivalent positions — one way […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Speaker discusses Christian support for Israel

Christian support for Israel as the Jewish homeland is the topic of a program at 3 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The discussion will be led by Randy Neal, the western regional coordinator for Christians United For Israel, a national organization. The program, sponsored by the CBH Israel Matters […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Madrigals teach kids’ choral workshop

Children in grades kindergarten through six are invited to participate in a choral workshop Saturday taught by members of the award-winning Davis High School Madrigal Choir. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. in the Instructional Performing Arts Building on the DHS campus, 315 W. 14th St. Applications may be downloaded at davismadrigals.com. The workshop will […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Finding Fable comes home

RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters, welcomes back hometown band Finding Fable for a performance from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Guests are invited to enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the live music. The acoustic trio features Lori Hawk, Sam Hawk and Michael Musial; they play a mix of originals and covers […]

February 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,