Experimental College: Davis’ best-kept secret

Where can you find a facility that provides low-cost classes to the entire community with top-notch instructors?

The UC Davis Experimental College offers courses that range from dog training to dance and martial arts to money management. As one of only two prominent experimental colleges on the West Coast, the EC provides an unusual experience accessible to all members of the community.

“The eCollege embraces the idea that education in its most profound sense is personal growth,” says Davis resident Jennifer McCabe …

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Luther (No. 120206), a 2-month-old neutered male gray tabby and white short-haired domestic cat. Also hoping for a good home is Latte (No. 086748), a 9-year-old spayed female white and […]

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

Woodland police warn of ‘robo-call’ scam

Woodland residents have recently been receiving a new “robo-call” that is a scam, according to the Woodland Police Department. The phone number being used is 805-570-6779. The voice implies that a doctor, or perhaps children, signed the recipient up for a medical alert system. It’s all free, the recording implies, and “everything is ready to […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Woman reports assault in downtown home

A woman reported being sexually assaulted by a stranger Saturday morning at her downtown Davis home, police reported Monday. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said the incident occurred at about 10:20 a.m. in the 200 block of D Street, where the woman spoke with the man outside the residence and rejected several sexual advances he made at her. […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Don’t Light Tonight alert issued

A Don’t Light Tonight advisory has been declared for Davis on Tuesday, and residents are asked to refrain from burning wood. Wood smoke has serious health impacts, especially for children, the elderly and those with lung ailments, a Yolo-Solano Air Quality District spokesman said. Certain meteorological conditions that typically lead to increased air pollution from wood […]

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

Community menorah-lighting set Wednesday

Chabad of Davis invites local residents to celebrate Hanukkah at the lighting of an 8-foot-tall menorah on Wednesday, the first night of Hanukkah, on the Rotary Stage in Davis’ Central Park. A community celebration will follow. The event runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Following the lighting ceremony at Fourth and C streets, guests will […]

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

Start Thanksgiving with a ‘Burn the Bird’ workout

Are you already dreading the holiday bulge? Well, worry no more. Join FIT House instructors for their annual “Burn the Bird” workout on Thanksgiving morning. The workout begins at 8 a.m. at Arroyo Park, 2000 Shasta Drive in West Davis, and is open to all ages. Participants will meet in the parking lot in front […]

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Citizens Climate Lobby to start a Yolo County chapter

Citizens Climate Lobby, a national nonpartisan climate action group, will establish a Yolo County chapter on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery, 2001 Second St. in Davis. The group will meet from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lobbyist training and an official group start. Harold Hedleman, a volunteer member of CCL’s Northern […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn how to keep your brain healthy

Sarah Tomaszewski Farias, an associate professor of neurology, will discuss “Keeping Your Brain Healthy” during the final lecture in the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center 2013 Community Discovery Lecture Series. The event will run from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Farias is […]

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

Cancer charity sets up photo booth to spread the word

#GivingTuesday, a new giving movement by the United Nations Foundation, which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kicks off the holiday giving season with a day dedicated to giving — harnessing the power of social media and the generosity of people to bring about real change in their communities. This year, Camp Kesem at UC […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center: Budding artists grow a new tradition at Holiday Sale

Check it out What: Davis Art Center Holiday Sale, featuring new Budding Artists room When: Noon-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Info: 530-756-4100 By Erie Vitiello Last month I wrote about the inter-generational spirit that abounds […]

November 27, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Meals on Wheels presents holiday home tour

Ring in the holiday season from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, with a tour of seven Woodland homes dressed in Christmas splendor. Proceeds from the Dickens in the Valley tour will benefit Meals on Wheels, a home-delivered meal program for senior citizens. The tour will showcase homes decorated in a variety of […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Blackpowder Charity Shoot benefits Yolo Hospice

Yolo Frontloaders recently held its 19th annual Blackpowder Charity Shoot Event, which brings together folks from across Northern California to compete with blackpowder firearms and other weapons of the era such as knives and tomahawks. Yolo Frontloaders is an organization dedicated to re-creating and researching the time of the mountain man during the fur trade […]

November 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Breakfast with Santa is sold out

Breakfast with Santa, a special holiday meet-and-greet with the Jolly Ol’ Fellow at the Odd Fellows Hall, is sold out. A spokesman for the Odd Fellows says all 360 tickets sold out in eight days — a record. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St.

November 26, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,