Learn how to use Kickstarter to raise funds

Davis Community Network will present class on Kickstarter, a website for online fundraising (aka crowdsourcing). Jeff Tolentino will share his experiences working on a campaign to raise $12,000 for the Sacramento Taiko Dan using Kickstarter. The presentation — which runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 — will include planning and development, donor […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Anthem extends 104,000 canceled insurance policies

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Health insurer Anthem Blue Cross of California has agreed to a two-month extension of about 104,000 individual policies after failing to give the required 90-day cancellation notice, state Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced Tuesday. The policies had been set to expire on Dec. 31 but will be extended until Feb. 28 for […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged

Community offers final thoughts on The Cannery; CHA scores win

The public was presented with its final opportunity Tuesday to offer up input on the design of The Cannery, and it took full advantage. From bicycle connectivity issues to concerns over removing hundreds of native trees from the vacant site, dozens of Davis residents and other stakeholders spoke during the City Council’s official public hearing […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: Even angrier beaver fills me with pride

On more than one occasion over the many years I’ve been writing this column, I’ve admitted that way down deep I’m an Oregon State Beaver fan. This allegiance comes partly from the fact I was born in Portland, but mostly from my dad, the Beaver alum, who taught me the fight song while I was […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Cops seek witnesses to race, crash in Woodland

The Woodland Police Department is seeking witnesses to a Monday night street race and crash that left a motorcyclist critically injured. Lt. Anthony Cucchi said emergency personnel responded at about 7:30 p.m. to the collision at East Gibson Road and Highway 113, where the motorcyclist had collided with minivan. The motorcyclist, 27-year-old Devon Bell of […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Free trial AquaFit class offered

Community members are invited to try a free AquaFit class from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at SwimAmerica Davis, 2121 Second St. The class focuses on cardiovascular exercise, strength and balance training, postural alignment, stress reduction, range of motion, stretching and pain management techniques and, most importantly, fun. The warm-water indoor pool gives adults a comfortable […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Plea deal reached in Davis rape case

On the day his case was scheduled to go to trial, a Davis rape suspect admitted to several felony charges in exchange for a prison sentence of 20 years to life. Christopher Lynn Romone Turk, 26, pleaded no contest Tuesday to forcible rape with an enhancement for use of a deadly weapon, robbery and a […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Crafts fair features food, music and more

The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Davis’ Central Park, Third and C streets. There will be more than 30 vendors, live music, spiced cider and Mexican chocolate and music by the New Harmony Jazz Band. “The musicians are great,” Sally Parker said. “Last fair, people danced from […]

November 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Photos of Vietnam War casualties sought

Photos of three Davis soldiers who were killed in the Vietnam War are being solicited for a “Wall of Faces” online memorial, as well as for a future education center adjacent to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. They are James P. Galvin, 1942-1966; Billy E. Moore, 1941-1970; and James R. Nash, 1947-1968. “If anyone is […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Make a connection at new café

Local residents are invited to drop in and enjoy entertainment, have pleasant conversation, sit in a quiet side room with a cup of coffee to study, or get up to speed with the digital age at Monday evening’s 7th and A Connections Café. The café is open from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Valente […]

November 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo County seeks volunteers for advisory boards

Volunteers are being sought to fill vacancies on dozens of Yolo County advisory bodies. To apply, visit www.yolocounty.org (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 the Capay Valley General Plan Citizens’ Advisory Board; Child Care & Development Planning […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fibro Friends gather for potluck

The Northern Cal Fibro Friends will hold their annual autumn potluck from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Valley Health Plaza, 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, in Vacaville. This will be a social meeting to enjoy good food and conversation. The group will furnish plates, silverware and beverages. Anyone needing information or support […]

November 14, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

A different kind of coffee shop opens

Some devoted Davis folks have been drawing up plans for Mosaic Tea & Coffee over the past three years, putting their heads together to envision a coffee shop with some unusual features.

Among other things, organizers have devised strategies for operating as a nonprofit gift economy, facilitating job training and placement for adults with disabilities, and becoming an arts and music venue.

“It’s many pieces into a whole, which is why we named it Mosaic,” explained Elisa Stone, who co-chairs the project’s board. “A lot of people have poured their passion into making sure this is brought to life.”

Free oil filter exchange planned Saturday

Do you change your own motor oil? If you do and you live in Yolo County, you can get a free oil filter when you recycle your used one on Saturday. Filters may be brought to any O’Reilly Auto Parts or Autozone store in Yolo County, with a limit of two exchanges per resident, while […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,