Team cares for rare, aging Sumatran tiger

As surgery wrapped up here on Tuesday, those in the operating room took turns posing for pictures and petting the broad head of their patient.

Patients don’t come much more unique than Castro.

At 15 years old, the Sacramento Zoo resident stands as the oldest breeding Sumatran tiger among the 120 critically endangered animals in captivity. Fewer than 700 of their kind remain in the wild.

““It’s incredible that the community is able to come together and really provide Castro with the best possible quality of care …”

County’s aging alliance identifies gaps in services

WOODLAND — Food insecurity, transportation issues, insufficient mental health care and elder abuse are among the most significant issues facing Yolo County’s senior citizens, according to a report presented to county supervisors on Tuesday. The report, commissioned by the Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance, found that gaps in services for seniors have opened as the county’s population of […]

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Transient faces child molest charges

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under age 14 in connection with an incident that occurred in Davis earlier this year, police said. Mark Anthony Troyer, a transient, was taken into custody by Woodland police Monday on the outstanding warrant, Davis police Lt. Glenn Glasgow […]

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Driver injured in two-car crash

A Davis resident was hospitalized Monday following a two-car collision on Anderson Road, according to the Davis Police Department. Reports indicate Amilia Becirbegovic was traveling southbound in the 1800 block of Anderson Road and made a left turn in front of a northbound car, causing both vehicles to collide, Lt. Glenn Glasgow said. Becirbegovic, 25, […]

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Refurbished DCC education buildings will be celebrated

After extensive renovation, the Davis Community Church education buildings at the corner of Fourth and D streets downtown will be rededicated at a celebration beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The event begins with a ceremony and tours, followed by the popular Harvest Dinner potluck. All are welcome. A special invitation is extended to […]

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Photography, art celebrated at Second Friday ArtAbout

Ray Johnston’s “The Seasons of Saint Petersburg” will be on display at Ray Johnston Photography Studio, 803 Second St., Suite 302 (in the Chen Building), as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Courtesy photo

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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.” […]

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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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