Pet owners can save 90 percent at Spay Day

Beginning Saturday, pet owners can apply to have their pets spayed or neutered for just $15 per cat and $20 per dog as part of “Spay Day Sacramento,” saving 90 percent or more on this routine but important veterinary procedure. Qualified pet owners can apply for a Spay Day appointment online starting Saturday by visiting Most of […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Woodland’ authors speak at Avid Reader

Local authors Robin Datel, Dennis Dingemans and Thomas Krabacher will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, to discuss their new book on Woodland. Woodland is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular “Images of America” series, and boasts more than 200 vintage images and […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Marie (No. 102168), a 4-year-old female Yorkshire terrier dog with a tan-and-gray coat. Also hoping for a good home is Chiclet (No. 102065), a 10-month-old spayed female Siamese cat with […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Speaker discusses family stress accompanying bipolar disease

“Coming Unglued: The Bipolar Home in Times of Trouble” is the keynote speaker’s topic at the Pat Williams Mental Health Dinner, the flagship event of the year for NAMI-Yolo, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The event runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Listen’ to stories of the homeless

Will Lacey had a difficult childhood; he grew up in Seattle with strict parents and became a “rebellious teenager.” Drug addiction led to prison and, later, homelessness. Lacey, who has stayed at the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter in Davis, describes his situation as temporary and one that he takes into his own hands. “I’ve made […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

NAMI-Yolo offers free mental health education program

The spring sessions of the NAMI Family-to-Family Program will be conducted from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 26 to April 5. This 12-session program helps families and caregivers of people suffering from a brain disorder to understand the causes and origins of the illness and how to cope with everyday problems that arise in lifestyle […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Bryan stages one-man show to benefit African projects

“Manchild in the Wasteland,” a one-man show by Davis’ own Barton Bryan, will be presented later this month at International House, Davis, to raise funds for projects at two orphanages in Tanzania. The show will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at I-House, 10 College Park. Tickets […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Heart to Heart’ discusses life, relationships

“Heart to Heart” radio show will air at 4 p.m. Wednesday on KDRT 95.7 FM in Davis. The show — hosted by Dr. Gitane, psychotherapist and coach — offers practical and compassionate approaches to help you live life “in the light” even when times are rough and the spirit is challenged. While this week’s show airs […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Ready to rock

Rocknasium co-owners Mark Leffler, at top, and Carter Schmeck, holding the giant scissors, celebrate a ribbon-cutting Tuesday for their rock-climbing gym’s new space at 720 Olive Drive, Suite S — just 100 feet away from its old space in the same building’s Suite Z. The gym moved into its new digs Nov. 1. The new […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Contra dance set Saturday at Guinda Grange Hall

All are welcome at a contra dance on Saturday evening in Guinda, sponsored by the Western Yolo Grange. Contra dancing is a form of American folk dance in which the dancers form two facing lines that run the length of the dance hall. Each dance is taught by a caller. There will be live music by Driving With Fergus […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Sacramento rally decries court ruling

Local residents will mark the second anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling that allowed corporate money in the election process at a rally Saturday in Sacramento. Participants will gather from 1 to 3 p.m. on the west steps of the state Capitol. “Come support the newly proposed Assembly Joint Resolution 22 that instructs […]

January 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Who will win the title of Davis High Idol?

Details What: Davis High Idol When: Preliminaries at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, finals Saturday, Jan. 28 Where: Brunelle Performance Hall, Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $6 for the semifinals, $10 for the finals or $20 for all three nights, in advance from Advanced Treble Choir members or at Watermelon Music, 207 […]

January 17, 2012 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Author tells stories about Winters families

The public is invited to meet Winters author Gloria Lopez at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Winters Library Community Room, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Lopez will share her experiences of writing the book and producing the video, “An American Paella: Becoming American While Staying Spanish: A Century of Memories in Winters, California.” […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Yolo Military Families gather for dinner next week

Yolo Military Families will hold their first meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at Black Bear Diner, Second and B streets in downtown Davis. The group welcomes all who have a loved one in the military to join them. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

January 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,