Chicano poets featured at The Other Voice

The Other Voice, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, features two prominent Chicano poets this month. All are welcome at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at the church library, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and an open mic follow the reading, so bring a poem or two to share. Francisco X. Alarcón, an award-winning […]

October 12, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Families needed to host college students, teachers from Mexico

International Student Support and Educational Services seeks 60 Davis families who are interested in hosting a college student or teacher from Mexico who are participating in a collaborative educational program between the governments of Mexico and the United States. Proyecta 100,000’s goal is to send 100,000 participants from Mexico to attend English language programs in the […]

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

Woodland conference focuses on food and culture

The Ethnic Studies Program and The Center for Families, formally known as the Yolo Family Resource Center, will host the Seeds and Cultures Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. The bilingual conference and exhibition encourages families and youths to engage with cultural, healthy food and sustainable practices […]

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Emotional health featured on radio show

“Heart to Heart” with Dr. G is back on the air, Wednesdays at noon on KDRT, 95.7 FM. This week’s theme is “What’s in your toolbox?” (your emotional health and well-being toolbox, that is), plus weekly tips from the 5 a.m. Philosopher and music by Sojiro. Dr. Gitane, a psychotherapist and life coach, offers practical and heart-minded approaches […]

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Lyon’s accepts coats for the needy

Lyon Real Estate’s Davis office is accepting donations of winter coats for those in need during October. Last year, Lyon’s collected and distributed 4,500 donated coats, and this year’s goal is 5,000. Coats should be new or reusable and in good condition. The coats are distributed through 30 Sacramento area nonprofits. The Davis office is at […]

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

‘Homeopathy at Home’ program planned

Prepare for fall and winter by learning how to assemble a home first-aid kit of homeopathic products to handle minor injuries, illness, flu, food poisoning, allergies, mild anxiety, poison oak and more. Gloria St. John, who has been practicing homeopathy for 15 years, will be the presenter at a free program, “Homeopathy at Home,” from 10:30 […]

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Rooks shares an on-the-ground perspective of Israel-Hamas war

A personal view of Israel’s continuing struggle with the Palestinian terrorist organization, Hamas, is the topic of an upcoming public program at Congregation Bet Haverim. It will be presented in the Bet Haverim Social Hall, 1715 Anderson Road, Davis, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19. Sponsored by the congregation’s Israel Matters Committee, “Israel’s […]

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Senior Computer Club hears from county official

Yolo County’s veterans services officer, Billy P. Wagster, will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Woodland Senior Center Computer Club. Open to the public, the Oct. 27 club meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at the Woodland Senior & Community Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. Light refreshments will be served. Wagster’s topics will […]

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Deadline for Constitution essay contest coming up

The deadline for the Davis Constitution Day Essay Contest is approaching quickly. The contest, which observes the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. There are four categories of eligibility: Davis elementary students, Davis junior high students, Davis high school students and adults 19 and older who […]

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Urologist discusses treatments for advanced ED

Some men who have been treated for prostate cancer experience severe erectile dysfunction that does not respond to conventional drug therapies. At Monday’s meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group, board-certified urologist Kenneth Ferguson of Sutter Medical Group will discuss treatments that can restore quality of life for men who have advanced ED attributable to […]

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Native American program set at Cache Creek Nature Preserve

The Cache Creek Conservancy will offer a special program on Saturday, Oct. 18, featuring Native American cultural demonstrations. Bill Wright, an elder from the Cortina Band of Wintun Indians, will share stories and memories at 11 a.m and 1 p.m. Other activities include basket weaving, tule projects, acorn use and children’s activities. This event will be set up on […]

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Explorit hosts talk on poison-proofing for pets

Explorit Science Center will sponsor a talk by UC Davis professor Robert Poppenga on “How To Poison-Proof Your Home for Your Pets.” The event begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The best way to prevent pet poisonings is to know what the common […]

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Drought takes center stage at local lecture series

Humans for a Healthier World will host the first of its monthly lecture series on Wednesday evening at Bistro 33, 226 F St. in downtown Davis. A 6 p.m. reception will be followed by a brief talk by the organization’s founder, and then two guest speakers who will address the California drought: Josue Medellin-Azuara, a senior […]

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Pancakes & Politics needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed in support of Pancakes & Politics, an informal Davis community discussion of candidates and issues on the Nov. 4 ballot. The gathering will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Cornucopia Corner Co-op, 239 J St. “At Pancakes & Politics, we discuss all the issues and offices […]

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