Speaker discusses the power of prayer to heal illness

Can we rely on God for good health? Brian Talcott will answer that question and more when he speaks at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. The title of his free one-hour talk is “How Relying on God Brings Healing.” Millions of people believe in […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

CalPIRG to host campus screening of ‘Food Inc.’

CalPIRG will host a screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary “Food Inc.” from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday in 146 Olson Hall at UC Davis. The film is an examination of corporate farming in America, exposing its negative environmental effects, inhumane treatment of animals, and how agribusiness promotes unhealthy eating habits through manipulation of the […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

First 5 Yolo offers mini-grants for children’s projects

First 5 Yolo has announced the availability of $40,000 for community mini-grants. Community groups, nonprofits and government agencies may apply for up to $5,000 each to fund projects benefiting kids up to age 5 and their families in Yolo County. “Even with the overall funding reductions due to AB 99, we are very pleased to […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Golden 1 branches welcomes new customers Saturday

Golden 1 Credit Union branches throughout California will be open extended hours on Saturday to welcome bank customers who want to open accounts there on “Bank Transfer Day.” All Golden 1 branches, except those in limited access locations, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Davis branch is at 508 Second […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

D-QU powwow will honor veterans

D-Q University will honor veterans at its Big Time Powwow on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, at the campus at 33250 County Road 31, between Davis and Winters. A sunrise service to honor all veterans will take place Friday morning, and an evening open-mic session from 6 to 10 p.m. with feature Good Shield Aguilar. […]

November 06, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Early Music Ensemble performs works for voice, organ on Saturday

The Early Music Ensemble from UC Davis, 16 singers strong, will perform a program of vocal works by Byrd and Gibbons, and organ works by Gabrieli, Frescobaldi and others (performed by William Cooper, organist) on Saturday evening. On the program will be several vocal works by English composer William Byrd (1540–1623), including the Mass for Four […]

November 02, 2011 | Posted in Music | Tagged ,

Property tax bills may be viewed, paid online

Fiscal year 2011-12 secured tax bill information is now available for viewing and payment online at www.yolocounty.org, Yolo County Tax Collector Howard Newens announces. Website visitors should select “Prop. Tax/Parcel #.” Bills were mailed in late September to all property owners at the addresses shown on the tax roll. Owners of property in Yolo County who […]

November 03, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Greece shocks markets with referendum on austerity

NEW YORK (AP) — Worries that a planned Greek referendum could scuttle a plan to resolve Europe’s debt crisis rattled markets Tuesday morning. Stocks indexes plunged in the U.S. and Europe. The dollar and U.S. government bond prices rose as traders moved into assets considered safe. The Greek government shocked financial markets with news that […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Play about Rwandan genocide rings true for grad student

For Ephrem Rukundo — a survivor of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, and now a graduate student at UC Davis — the arrival of the one-woman play “Miracle in Rwanda” for two special performances this week at the Mondavi Center is particularly meaningful. “Miracle in Rwanda” features writer/actress Leslie Lewis Sword, who takes on multiple […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Don’t be bugged; museum is a treasure

HIDDEN TREASURE … on a whim, the kids and I decided to hit the Bohart Museum of Entomology on campus Sunday afternoon after reading about its kid-oriented “Blood Bugs” event in this very newspaper … several hours later I had to drag them out of there so the museum staff and volunteers could close up […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Don’t Light Tonight starts Tuesday

Tuesday marks the start of the winter Don’t Light Tonight season and Davis residents should be aware that the use of fireplaces, pellet stoves, wood stoves and other wood-burning devices, such as outdoor fire pits, can create particulate pollution. Don’t Light Tonight is a voluntary wintertime air pollution reduction program, which runs through February. On […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

More drivers may be able to Zip around on the roads

The Davis City Council may bolster the city’s Zipcar fleet by adding two more public-shared vehicles to the four already in service. City staff will recommend to the council at its meeting Tuesday that two parking spaces be reserved for the new cars in the Amtrak train depot parking lot, Second and H streets. The […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Two-plus decades of DHS alumni celebrate together

Once a Blue Devil, always a Blue Devil.

That’s a statement with which the 58 grads from Davis High Classes ’29 to ’50 who celebrated their reunions on Saturday would agree.

Wendell Jacob, Class of ’47, hosted the Davis grads in his home before the group headed over to Sudwerk restaurant and brewery Saturday evening to continue reminiscing over a prime rib and lasagna buffet dinner.

Shared memories included the Davis-Dixon rivalry, the championship basketball team winning in Vacaville — complete with a bullet in the bus windshield — and playing basketball at Stu Rowe’s farmhouse where every other dribble found a cow pie.

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories | 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 Chuckie (No. 98868), a 6-month-old neutered male dachshund mix dog with a red coat. Also hoping for a good home is Mama (No. 99717), a 1-year, 9-month-old spayed female brown […]

November 01, 2011 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,