Hospice Cottages offer end-of-life residency option

St. John’s Retirement Village in Woodland has announced the opening of its Hospice Cottages, the first such residences in Yolo County. Hospice residences are an important option in the continuum of healthcare for patients with life-limiting illness. Hospice patients can receive hospice care wherever they call home. However, some hospice patients need access to hospice […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Sierra storm makes ripe ski conditions, snow dangers

TRUCKEE (AP) — A late winter storm that dumped at least 6 feet of snow in parts of California’s Sierra Nevada created ripe conditions Friday for snow sports enthusiasts but also posed risks for back country skiers, one of whom was killed by an avalanche. The fatality came after rescuers on snowmobiles came to the […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Your vote DOES matter; make it ‘yes’

I suspect that most of you have voted by now. Then again, if you’re like me, you’re still looking for that elusive ballot that arrived weeks ago and has now mysteriously disappeared from the top of the dresser where you put it for safekeeping. Given that a similar measure passed by the hair of its […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Arbor Day celebrated with event Wednesday

TreeCircus, a group of arborists, environmentalists and entertainers, will stop in Davis on Wednesday as part of their ride from Sacramento to Santa Rosa in celebration of Arbor Day and Luther Burbank. The group will be in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, at about 11 a.m. In coordination with the city of Davis and […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Norwood 4-Hers plan March events

Members of Norwood 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive. This month, the 4-H clubs of Yolo County will host the annual Green & White Social, a barbecue and fundraiser for adults only. Also happening this month is the first of Norwood’s […]

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Peacemaker will speak Friday at DCC

A lively evening of storytelling Friday by international peacemaker Rick Ufford-Chase will address the impact of global debt and structural adjustment programs on local economies across Latin America and the United States. His talk will highlight what it looks like to be a part of the global 99 percent, a local organizer said. The program starts […]

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

Munn will be featured on DCTV

John Munn, who recently announced his bid for state Assembly in the newly drawn 4th Assembly District, will be featured Wednesday on Davis Community Television. Munn, a longtime Davis resident, will be the guest on “What’s Going On?,” hosted by Jon Li, from 5 to 6 p.m. DCTV is on Comcast cable Channel 15. Munn […]

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All are welcome at Soup ‘n’ Song

Senior citizens will gather at noon Tuesday to sing “the oldies” at the monthly Soup ‘n’ Song event at Davis Community Church’s Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. The event begins with a light lunch followed by singing around the piano with David Deffner and Judy Gabor.

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Student leaders turn their focus on Sacramento

Thousands of University of California, California State University and community college students will descend on the state Capitol on Monday for a “Fund our Future” march and rally. “We are coming to Sacramento, and we are united with a simple message: Our future depends on the state fully funding higher education. Balancing the state budget […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in State government | Tagged ,

Are you smarter than a quizmaster?

Test your wits against previous quizzes. Remember, drink all you want, but don’t use a smart phone during the test. ———— The following questions were asked in the past year at various trivia contests in Davis. How would you have stacked up against the competition? (Answers at the end — don’t peek!) 1. What recognizable […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Cogito ergo quiz*

*I think, therefore, I attend pub quizzes

An engineer, a poet and a geologist walk into a bar …

And while it may be the beginning of an unseemly joke, it is more likely the making of a solid pub quiz team.

Just about every night there is at least one trivia contest in a Davis restaurant or pub. On some nights, two.

Monday features a quiz double-feature with the first showing at de Vere’s Irish Pub at 7 p.m., followed by the second at the G Street Wunderbar at 9 p.m. On Tuesday …

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Fire damages Woodland home

The Woodland Fire Department is investigating the cause of a garage fire that displaced a family Friday morning. Battalion Chief Greg Robinson said the fire was reported at 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Owens Valley Drive. Crews arrived to find the home’s attached garage fully involved in flames, and the family of four […]

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

Bingo to benefit Concilio’s Summer Soccer League

The Davis Odd Fellows’ Second Sunday Bingo on March 11 will benefit the Mexican-American Concilio of Yolo County. The remodeled Odd Fellows Lodge is at 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Doors open at noon and the first game begins at 1 p.m. There are 15 games, with the final one determining a $250 winner. The […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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 […]

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