Indians gather to celebrate Diwali

Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, will be celebrated at a gala event sponsored by the India Association of Davis on Sunday, Nov. 10, starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The celebration will feature a cultural program showcasing dance and music from all over the Indian […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fall is a great time to visit the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

With the calls of thousands of ducks, undulating flocks of Brewer’s and red-winged blackbirds, the brilliant white plumage of great and snowy egrets, and swift, powerful birds of prey waiting for the right moment, the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is full of the sights and sounds of fall. Yolo Basin Foundation docents will lead a […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Home away from home

Students walk along the central green at West Village, which features apartments for undergraduate and graduate students, university staff members and faculty, as well as the Sacramento City College Davis Center and a handful of neighborhood-serving businesses.

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Test smoke alarms monthly and replace batteries each fall

The Davis Fire Department recommends that residents change the batteries in their smoke alarms once a year, when we switch from daylight-saving time to standard time. That switch takes place this weekend. A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Tai chi set at Senior Center

Tai chi is an internal martial art that emphasizes meditative movements to help develop a strong, flexible body that is alert and responsive to the one’s environment. Tai chi’s movements are practiced slow and relaxed to better allow the mind to learn how to coordinate the entire body. Classes at the Davis Senior Center are […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Explorit: Candy science with Halloween leftovers

Many of us are probably ringing in November with an excess of leftover Halloween candy on our hands. While eating it all may sound like fun, it’s probably not the best choice for our health or our teeth. So why not put it to good use and experience a little science at the same time? […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Reception benefits Krovoza campaign

Supporters of Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza for California Assembly are invited to a fundraising reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Guests will enjoy wines by Senders Winery of Davis. A $25-per-person minimum donation is suggested. For more information or to RSVP, […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Prices for single-family homes still rising

Last spring, the market for single-family homes in Davis got busy. There were a limited number of homes on the market, but those that were for sale tended to sell at a brisk pace (often with multiple offers), and at higher prices than were seen in spring of 2012. The pace of home sales slowed […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rental market shows new units swiftly occupied

Nearly all of the units in the undergraduate-oriented Solstice Apartments — which UC Davis opened this fall in West Village — are occupied. And most of the student-oriented off-campus apartment complexes in Davis are either leased up or nearly so, as UCD continues to add undergraduate students. Solstice opened this fall, with furnished apartments in […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Be a smart recycler

The state of California requires all jurisdictions to recycle 50 percent of their waste every year. This waste diversion is measured in weight, not in volume, so a few heavier things sent to the landfill count more than a larger quantity of lighter materials. Davis residents recycled 64 percent of their waste last year and […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

New state law allows school districts to discipline students for cyberbullying

A new bill signed a few weeks ago by Gov. Jerry Brown will impact school districts as they deal with cyberbullying and related issues, even if the alleged incident did not occur at school, or on the way to school. Brown signed AB 256 by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, on Oct. 11. This new […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

It’s black and white week at Rotts of Friends! Midge is an 18-month to 2-year-old spayed female boxer/pit bull mix who’s relatively small in size. Her two puppies have been adopted and now it’s Midge’s turn to find a home. She has a sweet nature, loves people and plays well with other dogs. She’s a […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Enjoy linguica, sweetbread at Cabrillo breakfast

The last linguica and sweetbread breakfast of the year will be hosted Sunday, Nov. 24, by the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26. It will run from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 315 Walnut St. in Woodland. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and free for […]

November 21, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Seniors can get connected at weekly café

Senior citizens are invited to get up to speed with the digital age at Monday’s Connections Café from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Valente Room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The weekly gathering is an opportunity for seniors to try out iPads, e-readers and netbooks using the center’s free Wi-Fi connection. […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,