Davis Oral Health Project gets first big donation

Dr. Richard Mandelaris, a Davis pediatric dentist, has kicked off fundraising for the Davis Oral Health Project with an in-kind donation of 1,000 fluoride varnish treatments, a $1,500 value. The cherry- and melon-flavored topical treatments were delivered to CommuniCare Health Centers for its Smile Savers outreach program. The Davis Oral Health Project is a 501(c)(3) […]

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

Sunder to meet teachers at Peet’s

Davis school board candidate Madhavi Sunder invites district educators to meet with her to discuss their perspective on education in Davis. Since she announced her candidacy, Sunder has heard from a variety of students and parents, and would like the opportunity to learn about educators’ experiences and ideas. Chat with her from 3:30 to 5:30 […]

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Help count Yolo County’s burrowing owl breeding pairs

Volunteer citizen-scientists are needed to conduct field observations of burrowing owl breeding pairs from May 15 to July 15 as part of a Yolo County census organized by the Burrowing Owl Preservation Society. The Institute for Bird Populations is providing the scientific aspects of the census. The institute has completed the study design and selected […]

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

California’s oldest fair opens Thursday in Dixon

The Dixon May Fair, which was first held in 1876, will open the gates on Thursday for the 139th time, presenting all the traditions of the spring event plus a few new twists. The fair showcases local and regional music; livestock shows; exhibits of quilts, jams, art, garden produce and flowers; professional bull riding and […]

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‘Thirsty for Justice’ will premiere in Sacramento

On Wednesday, May 14, all are invited to celebrate the Sacramento premiere of “Thirsty for Justice: the Struggle for the Human Right to Water.” “Thirsty for Justice” is the new documentary film that shares stories of those who lack access to safe, affordable water in California, as well as the story of the movement that […]

May 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Napa delegation will study Davis’ bike infrastructure

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, will lead a cycling infrastructure fact-finding tour to Davis on Saturday, hosted by the Napa County Bicycle Coalition. The study tour aims to show participants “the benefits that first-rate bicycle facilities provide for the Davis community,” said Mike Costanzo, executive director of the coalition. Representatives from the business, travel, real […]

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Free physical therapy events planned this month

Burger Physical Therapy, 2035 Lyndell Terrace in Davis, announces a series of free events for May. Each event runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, May 14, physical therapist Lyle Silverthorn will explain core principles for strengthening your back. Learn core-strengthening and stabilization progressions, including Pilates principles. Dress comfortably and bring your own exercise […]

May 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Have coffee Thursday with Allen

Sheila Allen, a candidate for Davis City Council, will meet voters during a drop-in coffee hour from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace, 1411 Covell Blvd. Allen will discuss her positions on issues and listen to community input. A public health nurse, she is executive director of the […]

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Ukraine tightens cordon around rebellious city

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops tightened a security cordon around a major insurgent-held eastern city Tuesday, but pro-Russia militia acted with impunity elsewhere in the turbulent region bordering Russia, surrounding a major Interior Ministry base. Thirty pro-Russia insurgents and four government troops were killed Monday in operations to expunge anti-government forces around the city […]

May 06, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Pilot killed in air-show crash

By Amy Maginnis-Honey FAIRFIELD — A plane crashed Sunday during the Thunder Over Solano air expo and open house at Travis Air Force Base, killing the veteran civilian pilot and prompting base officials to end the day’s show and send people home. Sgt. Rachel Martinez, a spokeswoman for the base, said nobody in attendance was […]

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

UCD to screen poverty documentaries; Reich to speak

UC Davis is set to screen two documentaries about poverty, “Inequality for All” and “American Winter,” with an appearance at one by former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. * At 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 19, at the Mondavi Center, Reich will take part in a screening of his new film “Inequality for All,” […]

May 07, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Christian Science speaker discusses ‘Spiritual Training’

“Spiritual Training” is the topic of a lecture by Josh Niles, a practitioner of Christian Science healing, at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. “Spiritual alertness brings solutions and guidance to my life,” says Niles, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship who […]

May 14, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Moyle will talk about delta on Sunday

UC Davis professor Peter Moyle will talk Sunday about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and reconciling the diverse needs of the delta as a place, as a source of water for California and as habitat for native fish. His lecture will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday as part of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation Adult Forum. […]

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Juvenile law attorneys support Beronio

Attorneys practicing in the area of juvenile dependency and delinquency law have formed a group to support Yolo Superior Court Commissioner Janene Beronio’s election as judge. Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency Attorneys for Beronio will be chaired by longtime Yolo County lawyer Alice Meserve and a steering committee composed of Christina Beede, Sheryl Cambron, Rod Beede […]

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