County advisory boards have vacancies

Local residents are being recruited to fill vacancies on dozens of Yolo County advisory bodies. For information on specific vacancies, and to submit an application, visit (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your Yolo County supervisor. Vacancies exist on: Board of […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Documentaries remember Chilean coup

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the coup d’etat in Chile, the UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas and the Chilean Students Association will present two documentary films this week at UCD. Both films will begin at 5:10 p.m. in Room 1113 of the Social Sciences & Humanities Building. Admission is free. “The Battle […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Press Release | Tagged ,

Preschool hosts open house for Early Explorers

Davis Community Church Nursery School will host an open house for its Early Explorer program Friday, Sept. 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the preschool, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis. Early Explorers is an unlicensed program with mandatory parent participation. The program is meant to offer an opportunity for hands-on playtime for […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Peer to Peer’ course covers mental illness

NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness, is offering “Peer to Peer,” a recovery education course for people with mental illness, this fall. The free program meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 19 through Nov. 21. The course is led by a team of trained mentors, who themselves have […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Schedule a ‘Carrots in the Classroom’ visit

Local teachers are invited to enroll in the Davis Food Co-op’s “Carrots in the Classroom” program, which offers free classroom visits to provide hands-on lessons in cooking, storytelling, breathing and movement, the four R’s and farms and food. The program was founded in 2001. Interested teachers can get more information or schedule a visit for […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food given to needy residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Sept. 18, as follows: * 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place; * 11 a.m. to noon at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and * 6 to 7 p.m. at the Owendale Community, 3023 […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sunday’s yoga class in the park celebrates community

Davis’ Central Park will be the setting for a special yoga class Sunday as part of Yoga Across America. The practice — led by teachers from FIT House, Akasha Yoga and Kaya Yoga — will consist of 108 sun salutations, and last approximately two hours. The free class, in its second year in Davis, builds […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn about the bees around us at CreekSpeak talk

In the fifth CreekSpeak talk of 2013, pollination ecologist Katharina Ullman will provide an overview of native bee diversity in Yolo County, talk about threats to native bees in the region and explore efforts to enhance habitat for pollinators. Ullman will talk about “The Bees Around Us” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Club […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tour Putah Creek watershed with geology expert

Noted geologist Eldridge Moores of Davis will lead an exclusive tour of the upper Putah Creek watershed on Saturday, Sept. 28, as a fundraiser for the Putah Creek Council. The daylong trip, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., will traverse from Winters up to Putah Creek’s headwaters on Cobb Mountain. Participants will see and learn […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Invasive wasp adds sting to end-of-summer attacks

By Peter Fimrite Dive-bombing yellow jackets are out in full force, ruining barbecues and family picnics throughout California, but another stinging pest may also be responsible for spoiling the outdoor party buzz. The European paper wasp, which is spreading quickly across Northern California, is at least partially responsible for an increase this year in yellow […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Audubon visits Putah Creek Preserve

The public is invited to join the Yolo Audubon Society on a free walking field trip along Putah Creek. Participants will search for migrating birds, including a variety of warblers, grosbeaks, tanagers and flycatchers. Bring binoculars, snack and water, and wear sturdy shoes since the paths along the creek are unpaved. The field trip is […]

September 10, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Audubon hears about flammulated owls

The Yolo Audubon Society will host biologist David Arsenault at its September general meeting. The public is invited to this free event to hear about Arsenault’s studies on flammulated owls near Lake Davis in Plumas County. This population of owls is said to one of the largest and densest known population in the northern Sierra […]

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Service academy information available at two sessions

Students who want to learn more about the U.S. service academies, and how to apply for an appointment to an academy, are invited to attend one of two upcoming information nights hosted by the office of Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove. The sessions are for students who live in the 3rd Congressional District and their […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,