Annual Diaper Drive benefits moms and babies in need

Local residents can help staff at CommuniCare Health Centers get to the bottom of a problem — how to provide an adequate supply of diapers to the low-income families who are served at the centers. CommuniCare invites everyone to support its sixth annual Diaper Drive, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, […]

Look for Wilson’s snipe at wetlands tour

The Yolo Basin Foundation invites members of the public to a docent-led tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Covering 25 square miles, the Wildlife Area is located in the heart of one of the country’s richest agricultural areas and is a stone’s throw from the […]

Faith groups seek to help Syrian refugees

Members of Davis faith groups who want to collaborate on helping Syrian refugees — or who want to find out more about the issue — will gather at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at the Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Participants will share what congregations have done on their own and discuss how Davisites might work […]

‘Listen for a Change’ series comes to Davis

“Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice,” a seven-week series of what are described as respectful conversations, will be presented at Davis Community Church starting Monday, Feb. 8. These conversations, brought to Davis via the Trinity Institute, will explore issues of race in society, including structural racism and mass incarceration and potential policy changes […]

UCD vets repair dog’s crushed skull

By Rob Warren Ziba, an 8-month-old female Rottweiler, was accidentally hit by a car and suffered extensive injuries to her head four months ago. Her skull and jawbones were fractured in several areas, and brain damage was feared. Thanks to surgeons at the UC Davis Veterinary Hospital, however, she is on the road to recovery, […]

A novel treatment for cats provides hope for humans

As an American Red Cross volunteer, Deborah Nicholau drove an emergency response vehicle across the country to help victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. She spent three weeks feeding people in New York and helping in any way she could, all while hiding her pain from a disease that left blood on her pillow when […]

Democrats share the love on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, the Davis Democratic Club will celebrate a lovefest for Democratic office holders at its annual “Love Your Electeds” Valentine Party. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The club will salute state Sen. Lois Wolk, Assemblyman Bill Dodd, Yolo County Supervisors Jim Provenza […]

Youths can become trained baby-sitters

Youths ages 11-15 are invited to become trained baby-sitters at a city-sponsored course meeting from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27-28, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Participants will learn how to provide responsible care for children in the absence of adults in this American Red Cross, including child and […]

Neighbors spearhead tree-planting effort

Tree Davis will join residents of Petra Court in Mace Ranch to host a tree-planting event at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. The event will take place on the greenbelt at the end of the cul-de-sac. Volunteers will plant 12 new trees around the greenbelt. Those interested in helping out can sign up online at Treedavis.org. […]

Biomedical startup raises $1M toward revolutionizing anesthesia

As UC Davis professor and veterinarian Robert Brosnan headed toward the campus conference center one evening four years ago, he had one thing on his mind: knocking people out — both literally and figuratively. Over the next several days at the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy, Brosnan finally found […]

Nominate now for Huynh Memorial Awards

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission seeks nominations for this year’s Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Awards. The award was established to acknowledge the racially motivated stabbing death of high school student Thong Hy Huynh at Davis High School in 1983. “The Thong Hy Huynh Award honors individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in addressing […]

Free classes explore how addiction affects families

Community members are invited to a free three-part series exploring how addiction affects families. “Addiction and its Destructive Power in a Family” will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25. The free workshops are presented by the Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program. “An addiction destroys families as […]

Officials extend drought emergency

FRESNO (AP) — State water regulators voted to extend emergency conservation measures because of a drought, even though an increase in rain and snow this winter has improved California’s snowpack. But with the drought still severe, conservations efforts fell off in December. Officials said Tuesday that residents used 18 percent less water than in December […]

Local leaders take a stand for a sugar levy

Dumping 38 pounds of sugar from a ballot box, Davis political veterans gathered Monday in support of the proposed 1-cent-per-ounce-tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in the city. The ballot box, filled with the equivalent sugar consumed from drinking one soda a day for a year, was used as a message to support a trend-setting measure that would raise […]