Meditation class offered this month

The ACI Sacramento/Davis Buddhist Group will sponsor a four-class exploration of mindfulness meditation with John Douthitt, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday nights, March 5 to 26, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Douthitt is just back from a pilgrimage to India with his own meditation instructor and brings his own experience […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

The Other Voice presents poetry reading March 16

The Other Voice, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, will present local poets Ann Privateer and Sibilla Hershey in a reading on Friday, March 16. The event — a special celebration of Hershey’s recently published book, “The Bleeding Tree” — starts at 7:30 p.m. in the library at the church, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments […]

March 08, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland murder trial slated for June

WOODLAND — The alleged killer of a Davis woman whose trial has been postponed multiple times since the 2010 crime is now scheduled to face a jury in June, according to Yolo Superior Court records. Susan Marie Sheppard, 33, has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the Jan. 13, 2010, strangling death of Aretha […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Skier dies after Sierra avalanche rescue

TAHOE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a skier who was caught in an avalanche near a Northern California ski resort has died at the hospital. Nevada County sheriff’s officials say the 29-year-old man died late Thursday, hours after he was rescued. KOVR-TV reports ( ) that the victim was identified by the coroner as Benjamin Brackett […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Pink slips hang in balance as Measure C deadline looms

Thursday night’s school board meeting featured what amounted to the parting shots in the Measure C campaign, as Tuesday’s deadline approaches for ballots to be returned. The month-long election will determine the fate of the Davis school district’s five-year, $320 per home per year parcel tax that funds scores of positions across the school district. […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

California college students protest education cuts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Students, educators and Occupy Wall Street activists held demonstrations Thursday across California to protest state budget cuts to education, partially shutting down at least one college campus. Hundreds of students blocked entrances to the UC Santa Cruz, and prevented cars and buses from entering the coastal campus, school officials said. “The […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Invasion of the transfer students

UNEQUAL TREATMENT … my friend Bob on the Telescope Street says he’s a strong believer in Davis schools, having sent four daughters through the system … however, he adds he is “very troubled” by the “approximately 400 students who are non-residents of Davis and are not in the DJUSD and should attend schools in their […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Woodlander looks to ‘Kickstart’ film

Six years ago this May, Christian Rodriguez grabbed his camera and headed for the state Capitol to cover the International Worker’s Day rally in Sacramento. As hundreds gathered at the Capitol — and thousands joined them around the country — Rodriguez recorded the day’s events that highlighted the United States’ immigration policy. “I was very […]

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

Yolo DA warns of recent contractor fraud

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office recently received several reports of contractor fraud targeting older adults. Some of the victims purchased dual-pane windows for their homes after being contacted by telephone salesmen, according to a news release. In one instance, a visually impaired West Sacramento woman paid more than $18,000 to have a new roof […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Learn about DPNS’ pre-kindergarten program at info night

Davis Parent Nursery School will host a pre-kindergarten information night from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at 426 W. Eighth St. in Davis. DPNS’ pre-kindergarten session is for older preschoolers and younger kindergarten-eligible children. It is a play-centered program balanced with teacher-initiated projects. Children play an active role in running the classroom. The pre-K’s smaller […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Preschool hosts open house Saturday

Davis Community Church Nursery School will host an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at its facility on D Street between Fourth and Fifth streets. The school has openings for 2012-13 school year for children from 15 months to 5 years. Families are invited to stop by the school and meet the teachers. […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Greenwald supporters get ready for campaign

Supporters of Davis City Councilwoman Sue Greenwald’s re-election campaign will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday. Anyone who would like to join the campaign or help or support in any way is asked to contact Crilly Butler at [email protected] or (916) 225-1934 or Greenwald at [email protected] or (530) 756-5831. “It’s going to be a very short but […]

March 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Nonprofits may apply for fundraising support from Davis Odd Fellows

The Davis Odd Fellows are accepting applications to co-host local nonprofit fundraising events. A co-hosted fundraising event may include free use of the lodge facilities, subject to availability, as well as financial sponsorship by the Davis Odd Fellows. The fundraiser must benefit Yolo County residents. The Davis Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization with a […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Human Rights Watch director to discuss Arab Spring

Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, will give the inaugural UC Davis Provost’s Lecture in Human Rights at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center. Her free public talk will address the role of the international community in Arab uprisings and […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Talks | Tagged ,