See killdeer nests on Wildlife Area tour

Docents will lead a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area east of Davis on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. It’s spring and the seasonal changes bring a change of birds and their behavior. Shorebirds, waterfowl, swallows and blackbirds are in abundance at the Wildlife Area. Many species, including marsh wrens, American […]

April 09, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UCD professor recalls childhood in Warsaw Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto in the early 1940s was Adolf Hitler’s preliminary step in the World War II destruction of European Jewry — the Holocaust. Alexander Groth, a UC Davis professor emeritus of political science, as a Polish Jewish child, spent nearly two perilous years in the Ghetto between 1940 and 1942. His talk, “Recollections and […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Campus club hosts wine-tasting for charity

A wine-tasting and silent auction sponsored by the Engineers Without Borders club at UC Davis will support international development projects in Bolivia, Nicaragua and at D-Q University west of Davis. Proceeds will give UCD students a professional and cultural experience while providing these developing communities with engineering services. The event will run from 3 to […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

UCD prof eyes sexual politics

“Sexual Politics in French Cinema” is the title of the next “Brainfood Talk” series lecture, by UC Davis professor Liz Constable. She will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the UC Davis Conference Center. Admission is free and no pre-registration is required. Constable teaches and writes about film theory with a […]

April 08, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Start your Picnic Day with pancakes

Continuing a tradition that goes back more than half a century, the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge will present its annual Picnic Day breakfast, open to the community. Breakfast will be served at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. — right on the Picnic Day Parade route — from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12. The […]

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Fair housing issues tackled at workshop

Legal Services of Northern California, with support from Yolo County Housing and the city of Woodland, will present its annual Fair Housing Workshop on Thursday, April 10. The free event will run from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the conference room at Yolo County Housing, 147 W. Main St. in Woodland. Representatives of the […]

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Oncology nurse navigators will speak April 14

Oncology nurses Jennifer Thietz of Mercer Cancer Institute in Woodland and Michael Mair of Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael will discuss survivorship at the April 14 meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group. They are oncology nurse navigators, specially trained to guide patients through the care process and explain procedures and treatments. […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Quilters rally around one of their own

By Myrna Hays The Flying Needles Quilters Guild rallied around one of its members, Mimi White, when they learned of a fire in her home that destroyed the entire contents of her sewing room. The fire happened just before the new year, but word did not reach the group for a while. They were aghast to […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tuleyome Tales: No, it’s not ‘The Blob,’ it’s a slime mold

By Mary K. Hanson You see them often in wild areas, especially after a light rain: strikingly brilliant colors against the browns of the forest. They are often mistaken for some kind of fungi, but they’re not; nor are they really plants or any kind of animals. They are the myxomycetes: slime molds. Starting as […]

April 13, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Students ready for online test-taking

Students in the Davis school district will begin participating in the statewide field test of California’s  new online assessments, known as the SBAC tests (for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium), beginning Monday. The testing will continue through May 16. Students at many Davis public schools have been taking a practice test in school computer rooms to […]

April 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hardship grants available to drought-affected farmers

Community Alliance with Family Farmers announces the availability of hardship grants for California family farmers who are unable to make ends meet this spring due to damage caused by the drought. Thanks to a grant from Farm Aid, CAFF is joining with California Certified Organic Farmers to make these funds available to family farmers who […]

April 05, 2014 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment

Parents invited to tour Waldorf School

Parents are invited to take a tour of the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane, at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The tour, which will last about 90 minutes, will feature an overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum. Visitors will take a peek at several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. Specific questions […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Democrats announce June election endorsements

The Yolo County Democratic Party has announced its endorsements of candidates for local and regional races in the June 3 primary election. They are Sheila Allen for Davis City Council; Fredrick Cohen for Yolo Superior Court judge; Jesse Ortiz for Yolo County superintendent of schools; Don Saylor for Yolo County supervisor, 2nd District; Norma Alcala for […]

April 06, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Children’s Therapy Center has a new home

The Woodland based Northern California Children’s Therapy Center — a provider of physical, occupational and speech and language therapy for infants, toddlers and children through adolescent age — has moved to a new home. The clinic is at 1321 College St., Suite E, in Woodland. Executive Director Christina Michel said the move took two years of […]

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