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Science Café looks at medical marijuana

The October edition of the Science Café will feature speaker Don Land, a professor of chemistry at UC Davis, who will discuss “Reefer Sanity: The Modern Science of Medicinal Cannabis.” The café will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis. Free and open to the […]

Local midwives featured in new documentary

“There is a crisis in maternity care in the United States and midwives working in collaboration with physicians are the answer!” That’s the premise of the recently released movie, “The Mama Sherpas,” directed by Brigid Maher with executive producers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein. “The Mama Sherpas” — which prominently features CommuniCare Health Centers’ Perinatal […]

Student contributors to ‘Prized Writing’ will be honored

The University Writing Program at UC Davis announces the publication of the 26th edition of “Prized Writing.” The 2014-15 edition features the work of 20 UCD undergraduates from across the disciplines, with cover art by design student Samantha Spargo. A faculty jury selected the winners from more than 380 entries. Students can submit any nonfiction work […]

DCC launches series on racism in America on Sunday

This year, America has experienced a long, ugly season of alleged police brutality, riots and vigilante killings that seem to be racially motivated. What’s more, two-thirds of racially motivated crimes are committed against black Americans. This has kindled an anger that has fueled reciprocal violence, and law-enforcement officers are also a target now. After the […]

Breast cancer researcher will speak

Colleen Sweeney, Ph.D., will present “Dynamic Dance of Tumor Suppressors and Oncogenes” at an educational program Monday, Oct. 12, presented by the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund of Northern California. Her talk will begin at 7 p.m. at the University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. It is free and open to the public. Sweeney is […]

Fall for the arts, all month long

In honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, Davis Downtown is sponsoring Fall for the Arts, a monthlong celebration of arts, entertainment and culture in Davis. The fun will include festivals, demonstrations, free dance classes, art projects, receptions, live music and movies. For a full calendar of events, visit davisdowntown.com/fall-for-the-arts. On Friday, Oct. 9, all […]

Book group, children’s activities set this month at library

The following programs for adults are planned for October at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. All are free and open to the public: * Thursday, Oct. 8: Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Discuss and explore aspects of the conscious aging movement, mine the wisdom of long […]

Mosaic storytelling event highlights living with disabilities

Learn more What: Mosaic Tea and Coffee storytelling event, featuring local residents who live with disability When: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 Where: Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. Have you ever wondered what everyday life is like for someone living in your town who has a visual impairment, who gets around with […]

Girl Scouts set giant rummage sale

Huge rummage sale hosted by Girl Scout troops from all over Davis will run from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27, in the parking lot of the Davis school district offices at Fifth and B streets. Household items, sporting goods, toys and Halloween costumes will be for sale, as well as many other items.

History rides again; Wells Fargo talk set Oct. 18

Members of the Yolo County Historical Society will gather Sunday, Oct. 18, at an original Wells Fargo stagecoach stop in rural Woodland to hear about the history of Wells Fargo in the West. Dennis Dingemans, a UC Davis professor emeritus of geography, will draw on the scholarly articles, books, public history studies and monographs of […]

Police investigate Mace Ranch robbery

A man reported being the victim of a strong-arm robbery Sunday afternoon in Mace Ranch, Davis police said. According to Lt. Ton Phan, the victim was walking in the area of Oceano Way and Del Valle Place at about 1:45 p.m. when a car pulled up and the passenger asked for gas money. The suspect […]

Lyon’s collects winter coats for Davis agencies

For the fifth consecutive year, Lyon Real Estate will turn its Davis office into a collection point for new and reusable coats in reasonably good condition during October. Last year, local residents donated 168 coats to the Lyon Coat Drive, one of several charitable efforts undertaken by the Lyon Cares Foundation. Lyon Real Estate collected and donated […]

Sahaya Walks gives a future to HIV-affected children in India

Can we make a difference in the lives of impoverished, HIV-affected children on the other side of the globe? Local residents can shout a resounding “yes” by participating in the Sahaya Walks event on Sunday, Oct. 11. “For the past nine years, this annual fundraising event has given participants of all ages, from children to […]

Lutheran Church of the Incarnation celebrates 50 years

Members and former members of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, some of whom traveled from the East Coast, gathered at a gala dinner Saturday, Sept. 26, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of church. All five former pastors — the Revs. Bill Wong, John Wetzel, John Moren, Art Henry and Mark Holmerud — along with […]

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