Genealogy club looks at social media

The Davis Genealogy Club invites the public to attend the free presentation on “Facebook for Genealogists”  at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Speaker Marna Ambroselli is adept at using Facebook to further her family history research and will share her secrets. While you may have found an old classmate or cousin using […]

October 14, 2014 | Posted in Briefly

Fibro Friends meet Saturday

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will hold their monthly meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Vaca Valley Health Plaza, Suite 240, 1010 Nut Tree Road in Vacaville. All who have fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue, or have friends or relatives who need further information, are welcome to attend. There will be […]

October 15, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Health Fair set at Senior Center

The public is encouraged to drop by the Davis Senior Center’s Health Fair and Flu Shot Clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 646 A St. This annual event, co-sponsored by Sutter Davis Hospital and Sutter Health Medical Foundation, features flu shots; free health screenings and services; and health and safety information. The Yolo County […]

October 17, 2014 | Posted in Briefly

Garden sale features water-wise plants

Central Park Gardens will celebrate eight years of volunteer-led garden improvements at its annual Open House and Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Experienced Central Park Gardens volunteers and University of California Master Gardeners will answer questions and sell plants at five themed stations in the demonstration gardens, at B and Third streets […]

October 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Lecture looks at peace education in the Middle East

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, the Celebration of Abraham; the Church and Society Ministry of Davis United Methodist Church; CA House; and the SALAM Center will present Shepha Schneirsohn Vainstein LMFT, founder and president of reGeneration. We hear so much about the bombing and killing is Israel and Palestine, but very little of the peace efforts […]

October 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Two dead in shooting outside Watsonville restaurant

WATSONVILLE (AP) — Police have arrested two men following a shooting outside a Northern California restaurant that killed two people — including a 4-year-old girl — and injured one. The chief of the Watsonville Police Department says two of the victims may have been caught in the crossfire of Friday night’s shooting. Manny Solano said […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

California firefighters gain on blazes

APPLEGATE (AP) — Firefighters are gaining ground on a wildfire along Northern California’s Interstate 80 east of Sacramento that has destroyed six homes and threatened 400 more. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says Saturday that firefighters have contained 67 percent of the blaze, which has burned 459 acres in the communities of […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Obama wraps up California fundraising trip

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts. Obama attended a “round table” discussion at the home of Democratic donor and Zynga founder Mark Pincus and his wife, Ali, with about 25 supporters who paid up to $32,400 for […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Fun, games and helping to save the planet

A mixed crowd, including UC Davis students, local families, City Council members and school board candidates, descended on Central Park on Saturday for the annual Cool Davis Festival. The celebration  offered solutions to conserve resources, save money and live healthier. “Many of us want to ‘green’ our lives but don’t always know where to start,” says […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged

What to do with East Covell?

Dutch-style intersections. Underpasses. Overpasses. Cycle tracks. These are some of the tools the city is using to combat issues along East Covell Boulevard in anticipation of the 547-unit development approved in 2013, The Cannery. With more people slated to use East Covell Boulevard as their way to get in and out of their home development, […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School board candidates file second round of campaign finance reports

The seven candidates who are contending for three four-year terms of the Davis school board in the Nov. 4 election filed campaign finance reports, with some candidates reporting substantial fundraising, and others raising smaller amounts. The reports filed this week covered donations through September 30. In the listing that follows, donors are from Davis or […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Register to vote by Oct. 20

Local residents can register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election by filling out an application online at, or by picking up a paper application at: * The Yolo County Elections Office, 625 Court St., Room B05, Woodland; * Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis; * Department of Motor Vehicles, 505 Pole Line […]

October 17, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

School board to consider increase in pay for subs

The Davis school board will meet on Tuesday this week — two days earlier than the usual Thursday meeting time — and the meeting could include a vote on a higher daily rate for substitute teachers, as well as a vote on new board policies regarding conflicts and complaints involving school board members. At the Oct. 2 […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,