Sierra Club leaders will meet March 13

The Management Committee of the local Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the home of Pam Nieberg, 3010 Loyola Drive in Davis. The agenda will include discussions of oil rail car traffic through Davis and updates on the status of the proposed wind turbine at the […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Women’s History Month luncheon starts at 11 a.m.

The starting time for the Yolo County Women’s History Month Luncheon — scheduled for Thursday at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland — will be 11 a.m., not 11:30 a.m., as was publicized. The Women’s History Month committee apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. The luncheon is sold […]

March 04, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Duo’s ‘positive vibes’ music featured at Sunday service

The musical talents of Narayan and Janet will be featured at Sunday’s noon service at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. “Music for peace, goodwill and the celebration of life” is how the couple describe their sound. Their “positive vibes” music lifts and transforms energy in concert venues and private gatherings […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cahill talks about air quality at emeriti series

The nation and the world have made enormous strides in improving air quality in the 20th century. However, new research is arising that challenges the conventional wisdom and throws into question current air quality regulations for the 21st century. UC Davis professor emeritus Tom Cahill will present examples from as close as your kitchen and […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Purim Carnival celebrates freedom with fun

Congregation Bet Haverim presents its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 16, at the synagogue, and the public is invited to join in the fun. Bet Haverim is at 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The carnival will be open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Approximately two dozen games and activities for children of all […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Workshop targets ideas for Richards underpass improvements

Potential improvements to the Richards Boulevard underpass from Olive Drive to First Street are the subject of a public meeting planned for Saturday, March 15, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. The meeting will run from 1 to 3 p.m. The city of Davis is partnering with three local business […]

March 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

U.S. Constitution seminar offered Saturday

An all-day seminar on the Constitution of the United States will take place Saturday in Davis. The program is provided by the National Center for Constitutional Studies and is called “The Making of America: The Founders’ Principles of Liberty and the Meaning of the Constitution.” It is sponsored by The Avid Reader and We the […]

March 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Cuddle up with a blanket at Project Linus meeting

Happiness is a warm blanket, made with love! If you enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing, come to Project Linus’ gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. Those who attend the March […]

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Men’s Talk Circle meets March 12

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle will be Wednesday, March 12, from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. All men ages 18 years and older are welcome; admission to these monthly events is free. “We know there is great benefit from talk that is structured and safe, allowing men […]

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Play bingo to help ALS sufferers

The ALS Association’s Greater Sacramento Chapter is the recipient of the Odd Fellows’ next Second Sunday bingo fundraiser, planned for Sunday, March 9. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The ALS Association is the national […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Norton featured at Poetry Night event

Camille Norton, an award-winning poet and professor of English at the University of the Pacific, will be the guest at Thursday’s Poetry Night Reading Series. It begins at 8 p.m. at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. In 2004, Norton’s book, “Corruption,” won the National Poetry Series Award, and in 2010, […]

March 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Save-A-Life Saturday at Farmers Market

March is Red Cross Month, and representatives from the American Red Cross Capital Region will visit Davis as part of its Save-A-Life Saturdays. The annual tradition offers free hands-only CPR training sessions and automated external defibrillator demonstrations. The Save-A-Life crew will be at the Davis Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March […]

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

Prof to speak on reversing hearing loss

Stanford University professor Stefan Heller will give a free talk at 10 a.m. Saturday about the strides he and his colleagues have made toward cures for hearing loss. The talk will take place at Avalon Hearing Center, 1260 Fulton Ave, Suite B, in Sacramento, and is hosted by the Hearing Loss Association of Sacramento. It […]

March 05, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Attack on China train station leaves 33 dead

BEIJING (AP) — More than 10 knife-wielding attackers slashed people at a train station in a southwestern city in what authorities called a terrorist attack by ethnic separatists in western China, and police fatally shot four of the assailants, leaving 33 people dead and 130 others wounded, state media said. The attackers, most of them […]

March 02, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,