School board to consider budget, elections, Emerson enrollment

Learn more What: Davis Board of Education When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Davis cable Channel 17 and as streaming vide0 on The Davis school board will talk about three E’s at Thursday’s 7 p.m. meeting: education funding, elections and enrollment at Emerson […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Montessori ‘living legend’ to speak at Birch Lane

Birch Lane Elementary School invites the Davis community to a presentation by Judi Bauerlein, a Montessori education pioneer who has trained many Montessori teachers, including several in Birch Lane’s program. Bauerlein, who was named a “Living Legend” by the American Montessori Society in 2010, will speak at the school on Tuesday, Feb. 21, beginning at […]

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Rebekahs’ crab feed is sold out

The Davis Rebekah Lodge has announced that its crab feed Saturday evening is sold out. The event — which also features live music, a chance auction and a no-host bar — will raise money for Team Davis, a nonprofit organization that supports children and adults with developmental, cognitive and physical disabilities. No tickets will be sold […]

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UC Davis art faculty’s work showcased at exhibit

It’s been a wonderful beginning to the new year at the Pence Gallery. Our exhibit, “Between the Quotes: Work by the UC Davis Art Faculty,” continues through Feb. 29. Spanning two rooms, the exhibit looks at recent work by 12 members of the art department, and includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture and video by these […]

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Lion dancers at Farmers Market

The Golden Turtle Lion Dance Association will celebrate the lunar new year with a performance from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Farmers Market. The troupe, a student-run, cultural performing arts club based in Davis, will perform on the oak tree deck in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Lion dancing originated in […]

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Provenza to hold office hours

Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza will hold open office hours from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café, 2710 Fifth St., and from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Community members are invited to drop by and chat about issues […]

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Tumble Through the Tropics with city gymnasts, dancers

The city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center seeks participants for the Tumble Through the Tropics show. The students will cartwheel with pirates, tumble with flamingos and hula with Hawaiian dancers. This performance is open to everyone age 3 and older who is enrolled in Tumbling Tutus, Tiny Tumblers, Junior Jumpers, Fantastic Flippers and all […]

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Flower-arranging demonstrations featured at show

The Sacramento students of Kika Shibata, including several from Davis, will present their 10th anniversary flower and demonstration show, “Floral Symphony,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19. Shibata, who is based in San Jose, is a master in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Japanese-style flower arranging). The show will be […]

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Child of Yemeni immigrants wins med school scholarship

SACRAMENTO — Gaber Saleh, a first-year medical student, has won the $2,000 Amin and Nancy Habbas Scholarship, established to help high-achieving students of Arab origin enrolled at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Criteria for the Habbas Scholarship, established in 1991, include leadership potential, community and extracurricular involvement, financial need and academic achievement. Saleh, an […]

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DA: More charges expected against Esparto molest suspect

WOODLAND — A Yolo County prosecutor said Tuesday he expects to file additional charges against Cristan Rooms, the Esparto foster parent and youth soccer coach accused of molesting or abusing two children. “We anticipate there being more victims. How many victims, we’re not certain,” Deputy District Attorney Rob Gorman said following a brief hearing in […]

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Grape-pruning workshop set in Woodland

The Yolo County Master Gardeners will present a free grape-pruning workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Woodland Community College Greenhouse Orchard Area, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Master Gardeners will demonstrate spur and cane grape pruning techniques in the college vineyard, and visitors can learn how to start their own grapevines […]

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‘Heart to Heart’ has new schedule

Psychotherapist and  life coach Gitane’s radio program, “Heart to Heart,” has a new time. The show will air live at 4 p.m. Thursdays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, with replays at noon Fridays. This week’s show features a not-so-typical take on the word “gratitude,” in the interest of opening to new perspectives and looking at oneself and […]

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Pruning workshops planned Saturday

Two free workshops on pruning, originally scheduled for Jan. 21, will take place Saturday at the Central Park Gardens near the corner of Third and B streets in downtown Davis. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Master Gardener Steve Radosevich will cover “Dormant Pruning of Fruit Trees,” demonstrating the pruning techniques that will preserve the health […]

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Beginning meditation course offered

A course in beginning meditation will be offered from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on four consecutive Mondays starting next week 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,” a news release said. “Drawing from authentic ancient […]

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