Rotarians honor Davis, Da Vinci high schoolers

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently recognized 12 students at Davis and Da Vinci high schools as November’s Students of the Month. There are three Rotary Clubs in Davis, which meet at noon Mondays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 a.m. Fridays. Members provide service to their community and internationally. For more information about Rotary, […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Volunteers lend a hand at Logos Books

Books are good for the mind, but for the staff of Logos Books, they’re good for the soul, too. The downtown used and out-of-print bookstore has donated nearly $30,000 to Doctors Without Borders and Save the Children since opening almost two years ago. A nonprofit owned by two retired teachers, Susan and Peter Linz, the […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Can you give them a home?

Claudette is a super-friendly,1-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler who loves kids and male dogs and would make a great family pet. Col. Sanders is a small, calm, extremely sweet, 1-year-old neutered male Jack Russell terrier mix who loves kids, dogs and even cats (but not chickens). Claudette and Col. Sanders are two of more than […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

OutA Sight plans holiday potluck

The OutA Sight Group will host a holiday gathering from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lions Club House, 417 Lincoln St. in Woodland. The event will feature music, door prizes, food and fun. Guests are asked to bring a potluck dish to share. For more information, call Margie at (530) 662-9521 or […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

See Santa cruise Davis on antique fire engine

Santa Claus plans to cruise Davis neighborhoods on Wednesday and Thursday evenings next week, but his sleigh and reindeer will not be available. So members of Davis Professional Firefighters Local 3494 have stepped up and offered the department’s Fabco antique fire engine as his mode of transportation. Davis firefighters will guide Santa through the streets […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Soup’s on for foster and kinship care program

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor’s eighth annual Soup’s On fundraiser will benefit foster and kinship care education. The event will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. A suggested donation of $25, payable in cash or check, will be taken […]

January 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Body in Yolo wildlife area ID’d as Davis man

A death reported Tuesday at the Yolo Basin Wildlife Area has been ruled a suicide, Yolo County coroner’s officials said Thursday. The body of the 39-year-old Davis man was discovered by several people driving through the wildlife area, about three miles south of County Roads 32A and 32B, shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, Chief Deputy […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Neuropathy support group meets Tuesday

Neurologist Robert A. Dias, M.D., of Sutter Davis Hospital will speak at Tuesday’s meeting of the Davis Neuropathy Support Group, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Did you know there are more than 100 causes for peripheral neuropathy? Diabetes accounts for about one-third, but other causes include heredity, […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Buick goes small with Verano

“Nice car.” The words finally registered the third time the young man in the parking garage said them. With surprise, I acknowledged his comment. Then he asked, “It’s a Lincoln, right?” No, the 2012 Verano is a Buick, not a Lincoln. But yes, it is a decidedly nice car with pleasing styling, quiet interior, decent […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Local fly fishers will share their knowledge

The Fly Fishers of Davis will present their annual “Home-Grown” program at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. Members of the club will illustrate various aspects of fly fishing. The evening will begin with a short presentation by Alexandra Kreutzpaintner on fly fishing in her home country of Germany. […]

December 11, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Home for the Holidays’ tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale now for the eighth annual “Home for the Holidays” community concert, to be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Proceeds from the holiday favorite benefit music and arts programs in the Davis public schools. This year’s lineup includes Chris Webster and […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Biberstein Social Action Fund grants awarded

Eight nonprofit social service groups in Yolo County have received grants totaling $10,200 from a fund established by Congregation Bet Haverim, Jewish Fellowship of Davis. The Biberstein Social Action Fund was established in 2002 to honor longtime Davis residents Ernie and Hannah Biberstein for their contributions to community service and social justice. The fund sponsors […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Social services | Tagged ,

Active older adult reading group meets at library

The Active Older Adult Reading and Discussion Group welcomes participants from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The active book group shares and explores resources on aging, especially those related to good health and a positive attitude, including […]

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mars Rover: the next generation

By Vinita Domier Everyone is invited to Saturday’s meeting of the Davis Astronomy Club, starting at 7 p.m. at Explorit’s Fifth Street branch. You don’t have to pay any dues to be a member of the Davis Astronomy Club. If you’re interested in astronomy, you’re welcome to attend. This month we will discuss NASA’s Nov. […]

December 09, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,