Rotary honored for polio eradication efforts

On Tuesday, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors will present a resolution praising the seven Rotary clubs of Yolo County by proclaiming October as Polio Awareness Month in Yolo County. In 1985, Rotary International initiated the Polio Plus campaign when 125 countries were still plagued by the disease that has been called the world’s greatest […]

October 07, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Older adults will discuss climate change

Readers are welcome to join the ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging movement, seeking to […]

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Sutter offers ‘Qigong for the Blues’ workshop

Fewer hours of daylight, the approach of chillier temperatures and the holiday season can make some of us feel low. Of course, other people are depressed for a variety of reasons. Sutter Health will offer a new qigong workshop for depression, “Qigong for the Blues,” on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at […]

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

Cabrillo Club hosts fundraiser for Yolo Hospice

The Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host a Halloween All Sports for Cancer Pedro Party at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Proceeds will benefit Yolo Hospice patient services. Doors open at 11 a.m. and there will be a sandwich lunch with beverages. […]

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Standing In: Are you insured against that?

* Editor’s note: The winners of Bob Dunning’s column contest will be featured in this space through Wednesday. A bit over a year ago, I got a “personal” notice from my insurance company (Dear Valued Customer) that my current homeowners policy was no longer being offered in California and I was being switched to a new one. […]

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Talk gives parents, teachers insights into children’s brains

Parents Education Network of Sacramento will host a workshop for parents and teachers on Saturday titled “Introduction to Executive Function.” Carol Rose, a teacher and high school counselor at Jesuit High School for the past 19 years, will be the guest speaker. Her talk will run from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Francis High […]

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City to honor chancellor for instituting smoking ban

The Davis City Council will recognize UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi for her leadership in declaring UCD a tobacco-free campus at its meeting Tuesday evening. The council will present a proclamation at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. A reception will follow. The ban on smoking and tobacco use […]

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VFW Post 6949 meets Wednesday

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. All local veterans are welcome.

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Author/herbalist explains how to ‘Grow It, Heal It’

Local author and herbalist Christopher Hobbs will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, to discuss his new book, “Grow It, Heal It: Natural and Effective Herbal Remedies from Your Garden or Windowsill.” Where there’s a symptom, there’s also a homegrown cure. With just a […]

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Learn more about Dixon history at talk

The Dixon Historical Society will hold its next meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Methodist Church Social Hall, 209 N. Jefferson St. in Dixon. Mervin Parkhurst, who lives in Oklahoma, and his brother, who lives in Oregon, will get together and tell the group about the Parkhurst family history in Dixon.

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Halloween Carnival planned Oct. 26

Roos’ Café will host a Halloween Carnival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Fifth Street Plaza shopping center, 2880 Fifth St. in Mace Ranch. Admission is free to those dressed in costume. Games and activities will be aimed at kids age 10 and younger, including bounce houses, face painting, ring toss, bean bag throw, […]

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Walk raises funds for movement disorders

Local residents are invited to join a Yolo County organization called Walk One Step at a Time in a fundraising walk Saturday for multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease research. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Yolo County Fairgrounds on Gum Avenue in Woodland, and participants can choose either a 1K or a 5K walk […]

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Enjoy A Taste of Capay at historic ranch

The bounty of Capay Valley will be showcased at the 2014 Taste of Capay on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the historic Oakdale Ranch, 17601 County Road 86A in Esparto. The event will run from 2 to 6 p.m. and feature local foods prepared by the chefs at the Cache Creek Casino Resort, local wine and […]

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Yamada says ‘sayonara,’ for a while

All are welcome to join Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada at her “Sayonara”* Social (* Till the Senate) from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in the Valente Room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The party will celebrate Yamada’s 20 years in Davis and 40 years in public service. Individual tickets are $20 […]

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