Davis reading honors Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Davis residents are invited to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations at an event Tuesday evening in Davis. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The declaration was adopted Dec. 10, 1948, […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Donate to STEAC at Original Steve’s

Original Steve’s, 314 F St. in downtown Davis, is a drop-off site for donations to STEAC, the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee. Donations of nonperishable food will be accepted through Dec. 23, then given to STEAC for distribution to needy individuals and families in the Davis area. STEAC welcomes dried or canned milk, jelly, jam, canned […]

December 22, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Hear the Madrigals at Boy Scouts’ tree lot

Two local institutions — the Davis Boy Scouts and the Davis High School Madrigal Singers — will join forces Sunday afternoon to give a holiday present to the community. The Madrigals will perform at 1 p.m. at the Boy Scouts’ Christmas tree lot at the corner of Mace and Cowell boulevards in South Davis. “We […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Prostate cancer imaging test explored

Prostate cancer patient Philip Summers will discuss “C11 Choline PET Imaging — One Man’s Experience” at Monday’s meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group. Summers, who has a biomedical background, will explain how this technique can detect possible sites of recurrent prostate cancer that more conventional imaging methods may overlook. The meeting, which is […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

California grads fare well in student-debt study

By Richard Pérez-Peña Rising student debt has become a national concern, but the picture is far from uniform, with students at some colleges borrowing 10 times as much as their counterparts at other colleges, a report released Wednesday says. The Institute for College Access and Success, an Oakland-based research group, reported not only an enormous […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Party celebrates release of new Blue Moon review

The latest issue of the Blue Moon Literary & Art Review, published in Davis, will be released at a wine-and-cheese party from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Avid Reader. The authors and members of the public will gather at the bookstore at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. This issue includes many highly […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis nonprofit produces guide to serving local produce in schools

Farm-fresh food is making a comeback in schools — more than half of California’s 1,000 school districts are engaged in Farm to School activities, according to the USDA’s new Farm to School Census. However, many programs face similar barriers in procuring and preparing fresh produce in the cafeteria. The Community Alliance with Family Farmers, based […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Here’s how to reduce holiday waste

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans generate an extra 1 million tons of waste each week. Here are a few ways to make Davis an exception to that rule by reducing, reusing and recycling. * Corrugated cardboard boxes: Reuse as storage containers or recycle. * Wrapping paper, gift boxes, cardboard boxes and cards: Save wrapping […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Enjoy a free guided tour of Lake Solano Park

A free, guided historical nature walk is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14, at Lake Solano Park near Winters. Volunteers Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop will lead this two-hour, easy-paced tour. Walkers will learn about the Patwin Indians, the Berryessa brothers and John Wolfskill’s impact on the region. In addition, there will […]

December 12, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor veterans

Volunteers for Wreaths Across America will begin placing holiday wreaths on the graves of this nation’s veterans at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road in Dixon. This year’s event features the U.S. Air Force Golden West Band. The Sacramento Valley National Cemetery Support Committee, Civil Air Patrol, veterans […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hear DHS Madrigals at Connections Café

Visitors to the city of Davis’ 7th and A Connections Café on Monday evening will enjoy a performance by the award-winning Davis High School Madrigal Singers at 6:15 p.m. The weekly café is an opportunity for local residents to drop in and enjoy entertainment, have pleasant conversation, sit in a quiet side room with a […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Day of Buddhist meditation offered in Davis

The Buddhist Meditation and Study Group is offering a free day of meditation and teaching with Vipassana teacher John A. Travis from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. The event will consist of periods of sitting and walking meditation, instructions and talks by […]

December 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Need a new best friend?

Loopy is a 10-month to 1-year-old neutered male purebred black and tan German shepherd. Loopy is a very friendly, happy-go-lucky dog. He has one ear that stays bent to the side, which just adds to his character. He loves to play with other dogs and would be a perfect addition to any family. Jet is a 1- to 1 1/2-year-old […]

December 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Enjoy a tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

Yolo Basin Foundation docents will lead a free public tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14. Northern pintails, green-winged teals and northern shovelers all spend summer in the Arctic and return with the cooler weather to winter in the Central Valley. Late migrating waterfowl include snow geese, […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,