Learn about birds that winter in Davis

The UC Davis Arboretum will play host to a “Winter Birds in Davis” slide show and tour at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in 146 Environmental Horticulture on the UCD campus. Individuals will learn about birds that winter in Davis during a slide-show talk. Weather permitting, participants then will take a walk to see birds […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Coffee: The good in the grounds

By Chuck Norris Q: Chuck, I heard that there’s a new large study that links the increase of coffee drinking with premature deaths. Seems to me that sipping java is given a bad health rap and is much better for us than most know. Which side of the coffee bean do you stand on? — […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Radio show looks at compassion

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. Kristin Neff from the University of Texas has pioneered research into self-compassion. Last year, Neff was on the show to talk about the keys to […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Permaculture explored in talk Saturday

Derek Downey, a certified permaculture designer and resident of Village Homes, will give an introductory talk on permaculture and the Village Homes design from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Bill Mollison, the founder of permaculture, says, “Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Income inequity a hot topic on California ballots

By Joe Garofoli President Obama made the widening gap between wealthy and poor Americans a major theme of his State of the Union speech, but it’s unlikely he’ll be able to shove legislation through a gridlocked Congress this year. Instead, the real action could come in California. When state voters cast their ballots in November, […]

March 28, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Workshop explores children’s grief

Yolo Hospice is offering a free workshop on understanding children’s grief, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. The group, led by a qualified facilitator, provide support through mutual understanding and education. Registration is required. Participants in the Feb. 18 workshop will learn ways to support children through grief. Parents, guardians, teachers, counselors and clergy are […]

February 16, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Superior Court seeks grand jury applicants

The Yolo Superior Court is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Yolo County Grand Jury. Each July 1, the court impanels 19 grand jurors who serve as an arm of the judicial system, but act as an entirely independent body. The primary civil function of the grand jury is to review the operations of city and […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Seniors can learn how to ‘get connected’

If you are the lucky but bewildered recipient of a smart device for Christmas, or are just confused about which of them will best fit your needs, an information technology professional will present a two-hour session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. The instructor, […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Media Access: How did we get here?

Questions last week about the Washington, D.C., Circuit Court’s ruling on net neutrality led me down a rabbit hole as people asked me, “How did things get to this point?” I wrote a blog post about that ruling, which you can read at http://davismedia.org/content/media-musings-net-neutrality-broadband-adoption, but this month I’ll take a look back at some of […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Public health worker talks about experiences in South Sudan

South Sudan is the world’s newest country, having gained independence in 2011. After years of conflict, the country is working on rebuilding and developing a future and eradicating pernicious diseases. On Sunday, Nora Dunlap, a public health worker who grew up in Davis and lives in Woodland, will talk about her experiences in South Sudan […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

LDS members fast, pray for rain

This Sunday, the community is invited to join members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a special day of fasting and prayer for rainfall. “It’s not uncommon for people of all faiths to turn to God in a spirit of prayer and fasting, particularly in circumstances outside our control,” said Corey […]

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Learn oil painting at the Pence Gallery

The Pence Gallery, 212 D St., will host an oil painting class for beginners from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 2 and 9, taught by Bryce Vinokurov. He has taught oil painting at various universities across the country for the past 15 years. Local residents are invited to join him for an introductory-level class to […]

January 30, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sponsors sought for VFW breakfast

The annual Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War Post 6949 is planned for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The menu features pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk, juice, coffee and tea. Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for children age […]

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

Snap valentine pics at free photo booth

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with fun photos with your loved ones at Boheme Hip Used Clothing from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. Boheme is at 409 Third St. in downtown Davis. Photos are free to all; just stop in and snap a few in the photo booth. The store offers gently worn clothing at […]

February 06, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged