Meditation, Buddhism classes offered

The Davis Shambhala Center offers a free introduction to meditation every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at 133 D St., Suite H, in downtown Davis. Meditation instruction, discussion time and practice are included. The center also offers a free “Foundations of Shambhala” class every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Questions, discussions and fellowship […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Seniors can get tips for getting around town

Senior citizens and those with disabilities are invited to learn how to use the variety of transportation options to get around town at a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Participants will learn how to travel to destinations like the movies, a favorite restaurant or […]

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

Train tickets available at a discount during Highway 50 work

The “Fix 50” rehabilitation work scheduled to begin Tuesday, April 22, and continue through June 25 on the elevated section of Highway 50 in downtown Sacramento will affect many people who work or go to school at UC Davis or commute from Davis to jobs in Sacramento. Work is scheduled around the clock, seven days […]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Transportation | Tagged ,

Author to read ‘The Cat Who Chose to Dream’

Davis resident and author Loriene Honda will be at The Avid Reader on Saturday, May 3, to read from and sign copies of her book, “The Cat Who Chose to Dream.” The reading, geared toward both children and adults, will include a brief overview of the World War II internment camp experience for Japanese-Americans as […]

April 24, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Scholar will discuss human trafficking in Friday talk

Claire Lipschultz will talk about human trafficking at 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. She will relate modern-day slavery to the Passover story. The slavery of the Jews in Egypt and their exodus from Egypt is not the end of the Passover story; modern-day slavery persists globally […]

April 17, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Run Like A Mother supports Davis Schools Foundation

Run Like A Mother, a national organization, will partner with the Davis Schools Foundation for the 2014 Davis Mother’s Day 5K race. Since 2004, the foundation has been committed to educational excellence for all K-12 students in the Davis Joint Unified School District. It works in partnership with parents, the school district and the community […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Get tickets now for Epicurean Esprit

The Epicurean Esprit marks its 25th annual event to benefit the Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County on Thursday, May 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Woodland home of Bill and Julie Payne. The popular event is sponsored by Friends of Meals On Wheels. Community members are invited to mingle and sample some […]

May 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School has garden plots for rent

The Harper Junior High School Community Garden has three garden plots available for rent. The plots are 20-by-20 feet and lease for $50 a year (from January to December). Gardens may be rented individually or shared by a group or multiple families working together. For more information or an application, visit the Harper website, and […]

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

Tickets on sale for Pence Garden Tour

The Pence Gallery’s Garden Tour, scheduled for Sunday, May 4, from noon to 5 p.m., is centered in North Davis this year. Tickets are on sale now for this self-guided tour of six local gardens, including UC Davis Arboretum Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts’ spacious property. Ticket are $20 for Pence Gallery members and $25 for nonmembers […]

May 04, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sugar overload, on ‘Davisville’

Drink one 20-ounce soda daily for a week, and you’ll take in enough sugar to fill most of a one-quart Mason jar, says Harold Goldstein, executive director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. On the current “Davisville,” Goldstein discusses efforts by the Davis nonprofit to tame the tide of sugar in the name […]

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

Early Picnic Day stats show arrests steady, citations down

Davis police arrested 44 people and cited 56 others, mostly for alcohol- and noise-related violations, during the Picnic Day enforcement period, according to preliminary numbers released Monday. So far, those totals are down from last year’s final tally of 46 arrests and 83 citations, but Lt. Tom Waltz cautioned that his department is still awaiting […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Top Democratic lawmaker backs off ‘carbon tax’

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California’s greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said his willingness to […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Swanson lawn signs available

Picnic Day is over and attention is turning to the June election. That means campaign lawn signs are here. Local residents are invited to join the campaign to re-elect Rochelle Swanson and request a lawn sign. Email [email protected] or go to and sign up for a sign. It  will be delivered and removed after […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Dancers to return to Quad for 42nd powwow

The 42nd annual UC Davis Powwow will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday on the Quad. The student-organized event is free and open to the public. The grand entry will take place at noon. The powwow annually provides a showcase of Native American traditions as both a celebration and an educational opportunity for […]

April 15, 2014 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,