Davisite’s new book speaks to chronically ill people around the world

Details What: Toni Bernhard presents her new book, “How to Wake Up: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide to Navigating Joy and Sorrow” When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Info: 530-758-4040 Davis resident Toni Bernhard has followed up her first book, “How to Be Sick,” with a new tome, “How to Wake Up.” […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pinkberry fundraiser Friday helps rescue rebel group hostages

The UC Davis Invisible Children Club will host a “sweet” fundraiser Friday at Pinkberry in the Davis Commons, 500 First St. in downtown Davis. Twenty percent of purchases made between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Friday with a fundraising flier will be donated to the nonprofit organization Invisible Children. Invisible Children works to bring a […]

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Church hosts a parents’ night out

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host a parents’ night out from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. Parents’ night out is a fun evening of games, crafts, Bible stories, movies and refreshments for children while parents spend some time on their own. All children, infants through sixth grade, may attend. All workers have been approved […]

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Second Friday ArtAbout celebrates ARTober

October becomes ARTober in Davis, as art is celebrated in the streets, galleries, studios and theaters. Locals can participate in free art classes, view new and special works, explore public art, stroll through craft festivals and listen to live music. To check out what’s happening all month long, find the ARTober calendar online at davisdowntown.com/davis-artober-2013. […]

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Yolo Audubon sponsors a Big Chase

Each fall, hundreds of birds stop in and around Davis on the way to southern wintering grounds. Yolo Audubon Society members and guests will take full advantage of the fall migration by taking part in the annual Big Chase on Saturday. The outing is free to the public. Recent reports of bird sightings to the […]

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I-House celebrates ‘Unity in Diversity’ at annual festival

Check it out What: International Festival, featuring song, dance, crafts, children’s games and speakers When: Noon-6 p.m. Saturday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Admission: Free Travel the world in just six hours without leaving Davis by coming to the International Festival. This third annual event takes place Saturday, Oct. 12, from noon […]

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Have fun at festival as Davis gets cooler all the time

Be cool What: Cool Davis Festival, featuring interactive exhibits, entertainment and information on how to reduce your carbon footprint When: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Central Park, Fourth and C streets Getting there: Ride your bike, walk or take the bus; Unitrans is offering free rides all day Info: www.cooldavis.org The Cool Davis Festival offers loads of family fun Saturday […]

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See ‘Girl Rising’ at Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday

Join the Unitarian Universalist Church community on International Day of the Girl this Friday for a showing of the film “Girl Rising.” The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 27074 Patwin Road, is for both adults and youths over the age of 12 and all donations will go to the Myanmar Children’s […]

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SoCal fires fade as weather turns

CAMP PENDLETON (AP) — A nearly 4-square-mile wildfire on the Marine Corps’ Camp Pendleton was reduced to smoldering Monday as hot, dry Santa Ana winds faded and a cooling trend began as a storm approached. About 230 residents return to housing near Lake O’Neil on Sunday evening, base officials said in a statement. Some 30 […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Gibson House Writers welcome new members

What’s the difference between reality and fiction? Author Tom Clancy once quipped, “Fiction has to make sense.” Fiction, creative nonfiction and memoir writing will be discussed at the upcoming meeting of the Gibson House Writers in Woodland. Area writers of all levels are welcome to consider joining the group, which will meet from 3 to 5 […]

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Senate Dems push for vote on debt ceiling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the Senate plan to move quickly toward a vote to allow the government to borrow more money, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown as the time remaining to stop a first-ever default on U.S. obligations ticks by. A spokesman said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could unveil the measure as […]

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U.S. adults fare poorly in a study of skills

By Richard Pérez-Peña American adults lag well behind their counterparts in most other developed countries in the mathematical and technical skills needed for a modern workplace, according to a study released Tuesday. The study, perhaps the most detailed of its kind, shows that the well-documented pattern of several other countries surging past the United States […]

October 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Two physicists win Nobel for particle mass

STOCKHOLM (AP) — François Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theory on how the most basic building blocks of the universe acquire mass, eventually forming the world we know today. Their concept was confirmed last year by the discovery of the so-called […]

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Bob Dunning: How they’ll play while I’m away

The things that happen when you take a couple of weeks off: TOUGH TIMES ALL AROUND … you know, I leave this post for a few days and all hell breaks loose … first, Davis doesn’t make the list of 10 Most Livable College Towns, then the Sacramento Kings get ranked as the “worst” big-time […]

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