Davis Community Meals needs cold-weather supplies

Davis Community Meals is seeking donations to provide to homeless and low-income men and women in Davis throughout the winter. Needed are warm winter jackets and coats, gloves, hats, rain gear, sleeping bags, blankets, socks, sweatshirts, men’s underwear, umbrellas, ponchos, razors, shampoo and conditioner, women’s feminine hygiene products, paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning products, twin […]

Holiday happiness will fill downtown Davis

Join the fun What: Davis celebrates the holidays, featuring a Children’s Candlelight Parade, Christmas tree-lighting, visits with Santa, lots of live music, horse-drawn carriage rides and free showings of “The Grinch” When: Parade lineup starts at 6 p.m. outside the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. Where: E Street Plaza and throughout downtown Davis Davis […]

Free parking on December weekends downtown

Shoppers will be able to park free in downtown Davis this weekend and every weekend throughout December, thanks to a collaboration between Davis Downtown and the city of Davis. Shoppers may park for free in all 90-minute and two-hour street parking spaces, in all public surface lots on F and G streets, in the paid parking […]

Yolobus honors Parks on 60th anniversary of bus boycott

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, all Yolobus buses will have one seat marked and reserved in memory of Rosa Parks, known as the mother of the civil rights movement, on the 60th anniversary of the start of a lengthy bus boycott begun by Parks. She died Oct. 24, 2005, less than two months before the 50th […]

Salk biographer, three others speak at LASER event

Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine all but eradicated the crippling disease, but the scientific community never forgave him, says Stanford University emeritus professor and longtime physician Charlotte Jacobs, one of the speakers at the Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at UC Davis. Jacobs will discuss her newly published book, “Jonas Salk: […]

Get a little buggy at Bohart Museum open house

When the Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis hosts its “Keep Calm and Insect On” open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, visitors can ask questions about insects, learn about pollinators and see someone losing his head. In fact, it’s a “Recycling Man” Styrofoam head, and mealworms are eating it from the […]

County seeks more foster parents, particularly for teens

Yolo County had more than 100 transitional-age youthd in foster care last year and the need for foster parents for these teens continues to grow. Many of these youths — ages 14 to 20 — are never reunited with their families or find adoptive parents and end up emancipating from the system instead. Studies repeatedly have shown […]

Pedro party will benefit Yolo Hospice

A Pedro party fundraiser for Yolo Hospice patient services is planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. The event is sponsored by the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26. Doors will open at 11 a.m. for lunch — sandwiches, side dishes, Portuguese beans, desserts and beverages. The […]

Input sought on campus growth plans

The city of Davis and UC Davis are hosting an open house Wednesday, Dec. 2, to gather feedback on initial planning concepts for UCD’s Long-Range Development Plan, which envisions campus growth for the next 12 years. The event will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The LRDP […]

Black Friday store sales fall as Americans buy more online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11.6 billion in 2014, according to preliminary figures from research firm ShopperTrak. And sales on Thanksgiving dropped to $1.8 billion from just over […]

GOP rhetoric on Muslims seen as having little cost

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political cost. So far, that strategy is winning support from conservatives influential in picking the nominee. Many Republicans are heartened by strong […]

Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming — with emphasis on helping developing countries adapt to a changing world. The talks in the Elysee Palace came as President Barack Obama, the leaders of China, Russia and […]

Official says gunman made ‘no more baby parts’ comment

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man who police say staged a deadly shooting attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that offers abortion services said “no more baby parts” after his arrest, a law enforcement official said Saturday. The official could not elaborate about the comment by the 57-year-old suspect, Robert Lewis Dear. The official […]