Human resources professionals gather for networking

The Northern California Human Resources Association will host a networking social from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Paradise Valley Estates, 2600 Estates Drive in Fairfield. “Join your HR colleagues for a fun-filled evening to cultivate new relationships, catch up with friends and enjoy great hors d’oeuvres,” a news release said. The cost […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Help develop relationships that work

“Come learn how to grow past old, limiting relationship roles and hurts in order to build the relationship you really want to have,” says a news release announcing a new group to begin meeting in Davis. The free group will explore the issues and past hurts that make relationships hard, as well as explore and […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Unusual cafe opens at DCC Fellowship Hall

Community members are invited to attend the launch party for Mosaic Tea and Coffee, a “pay-it-forward” venture that also will provide job training for adults and disabilities, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The café will be open in the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. Mosaic is a project […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Two authors, two road trips, two Americas

Ethan Casey of Seattle and Bill Steigerwald of Pittsburgh, veteran journalists with often clashing political viewpoints, will appear together at The Avid Reader on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. to tell their stories and promote their American road books. Casey’s “Home Free” and Steigerwald’s “Dogging Steinbeck,” both serious works of nonfiction, are enlightening, provocative […]

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

GVCC celebrates Reformation Day

Children enjoy the costume parade during last year’s Reformation Day celebration at Grace Valley Christian Center. All are invited to come to this year’s event, to be held Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 27173 County Road 98 in West Davis. The evening will begin with a worship service in the sanctuary, followed by […]

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

Free workshop examines kids’ mental health

How children are impacted by early trauma and loss will be explored at a workshop Saturday presented by the Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program. Various neurological disorders that can present significant problems for both children and adults are the focus of the workshop, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Make some moves (on the dance floor) at I-House

Dance is an international language, and International House, Davis, has embraced it, offering several weekly dance classes and occasional workshops. Volunteer instructors provide salsa, tango, flamenco, sacred circle and kizomba classes at I-House, 10 College Park. All classes are free to I-House members and many are free to the public, too, said Elisabeth Sherwin, executive […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Birders will gather for a walk at Lake Solano Park

Volunteer Barbara Cooper will lead birdwatchers on a walking tour of Lake Solano Park west of Winters from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9. Participants should dress in layers and be prepared for cold, wet weather. Don’t forget to bring binoculars, cameras and an inquiring mind. The group will meet at the boat ramp/canoe rental […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Rothmann’s talk examines future of Middle East

What next for the Middle East? John Rothmann, a well-known Bay Area radio personality and author, will address this question at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis. “The Middle East In Turmoil: What Next?” will be presented in the CBH Social Hall at 1715 Anderson Road. Sponsored by the congregation’s […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Birds of prey can be seen at Davis wetlands

The city of Davis and Yolo Basin Foundation invite community members to join docents at the Davis wetlands for a free guided tour from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The presence of top predators, like birds of prey, is often indicative of a healthy habitat. The diversity of small mammals, birds and amphibians at the […]

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

Police: Suspect in fatal Lodi crash was drinking

LODI (AP) — The suspect in the deadly car crash that killed five people Tuesday in the central California city of Lodi had been drinking with his father shortly before the accident, and an examination of his home turned up an empty bottle of vodka, a search warrant shows. Lodi police named Ryan Christopher Morales […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Roseville standoff leaves six cops wounded

ROSEVILLE (AP) — Police said a wanted parolee fired first in a shootout that left six officers injured and led to an hours-long standoff in a suburban Sacramento city before he surrendered. Roseville police spokesman Lt. Cal Walstad said that one officer with a jaw wound and a federal agent shot in the leg remain […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Ambitious blog editor reflects on Davis upbringing

Meet the editor Who: Anna Holmes, editor of “The Book of Jezebel” When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Anna Holmes may have bylines in The Washington Post, Time and Newsweek, but the first time her name was pressed with ink onto newsprint was in the Davis High School […]

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

Bob Dunning: Will Davis ever say yes?

Given that Davis likes to vote on just about everything, a curious citizen asked me the other day if I thought The Cannery project would pass muster with the well-educated and well-heeled residents of Davis if it were put on the ballot. A tough question, given that voting in favor of anything is rare in this town, […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,