For the record

Sahaya Walks held its annual fundraising event last Sunday, despite what a story published Wednesday says. Founder Koen Van Rompay advises supporters not to show up this Sunday at First Baptist Church. “Sahaya thanks all the participants and volunteers who made it a successful and inspiring event,” Van Rompay says. “People who like to help […]

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

Free-form dance at downtown studio

All are invited to a one-hour free-form dance from 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Mojo Flow Studio. The event is free and open to the public. “Move, breathe, dance, let go, unwind, have fun,” a news release said. “Listen to cool music. Get exercise and do some sweating. Be embodied!” Mojo Flow Studio is […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Suspect in landscaping equipment thefts arrested

Davis police arrested a Sacramento man Thursday following a two-month investigation into thefts targeting landscaping companies. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said Davis police took nine reports between Aug. 27 and Oct. 15 in which a suspect had stolen equipment from landscapers, resulting in significant losses. Similar thefts were reported at UC Davis and in Woodland. Glasgow […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

For jobless over 50, a challenging search for work

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — When Charlie Worboys lost his job, he feared searching for a new one at his age might be tough. Six years later, at 65, he’s still looking. Luanne Lynch, 57, was laid off three times in the past decade and previous layoffs brought jobs with a lower salary; this time she […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

A haunted holiday in downtown Davis

There were plenty of treats to be found in downtown Davis on Thursday with the Treat Trail and the Festival Dia de los Muertos. There were superheroes, dinosaurs and lots of ruffles to be seen. Enjoying the day was “NASA astronaut” Sean Prince Dixon, 5, who walked the Treat Trail in search of new life […]

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

Workshop focuses on herbs for children’s winter wellness

Colds, coughs, flu, sinus and ear infections, sore throats, bronchitis, congestion … Does your family struggle with illness during the winter months? Avoid the unhealthy side-effects of taking antibiotics, and enjoy the winter season by learning simple, safe and effective herbal remedies to prevent illness at a class Friday, Nov. 8, at the Davis Waldorf School. […]

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

Master Gardeners present pruning class

UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will present a free class on fruit tree pruning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at in the greenhouse orchard area at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. Learn how fruit tree training and pruning done during the winter dormant season directs new growth, helps create a desired […]

November 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Two busted for drugs at Dunnigan rest stop

Yolo County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men Wednesday morning after allegedly finding marijuana and other drugs inside their vehicle. Eric Martin Scott, 22, of San Jose, and Adam Gabriel Barrett, 26, of Lancaster were taken into custody after a deputy who approached their vehicle at the Tony Diaz Memorial Rest Stop in Dunnigan “detected a […]

November 01, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UCD taps Beachy to lead World Food Center

As UC Davis faculty sketched an umbrella organization bringing together research in food, agriculture and health to address world hunger, Chancellor Linda Katehi often found herself on the phone, asking the advice of Roger Beachy.

“I started speaking with him to get an idea, ‘Is this going to be useful? Will people be interested? Will this center be in a position to solve a big problem?’ ” Katehi said. “He helped us, with his perspective, in putting it together.

“Then when we started thinking, we need a founding director, it became obvious that he would be one of the people who could play that critical role.”

Yolo’s victim services, child advocacy program showcased

Yolo County’s Victim Services Division and the Multi-Disciplinary Interview Center — where children and developmentally delayed adults who are victims of crimes are interviewed — were showcased this week during a visit by two state officials. Marybel Batjer, secretary of the Government Operations Agency, which is responsible for administering state operations, and Julie Nauman, executive […]

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

Carnival raises funds for children’s needs

The AJD Angels of Hope Foundation will host a 2013 Fun Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. in downtown Davis. The event, presented in partnership with UC Davis student organizations, will include a carnival, food concessions, live music, dance performances, arts and crafts, games […]

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

Breast cancer treatment update offered

Scott Christensen, M.D., will present “Latest Developments in Breast Cancer Treatment” at the Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. Christensen is a professor of hematology and oncology at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. He will bring an update on the most recent developments […]

November 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

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 ,