Are we there yet? Every party needs a pooper, and it’s this girl

* Editor’s note: Tanya is taking the day off. This column, which has been slightly edited, first ran in 2010. I have finally come to terms with something unpleasant: parties will happen. It might seem strange that I dread parties because I’m a pretty social person. I particularly like hosting parties, but that might be […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Breast cancer open door meeting set

Alexander “Sandy” Borowsky, M.D., will speak on “The Doctor You Never See” at the Breast Cancer Open Door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. Dr. Borowsky, associate professor of pathology at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, will discuss what happens to the breast tissue after it is removed. He will also present […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center: Celebrating the art of community

By Erie Vitiello When we surveyed participants in last summer’s Discovery Art Exhibit, one of the things they told us was that the collaborative, interactive art activities at the core of this program made them feel closer to their community. Working on projects like Off the Grid — in which each participant created one piece […]

August 28, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Last Sutter market of the season is Thursday

The last Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market of the season run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. The Market, at the hospital’s main entrance, is filled with farm-fresh produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. The hospital’s market accepts EBT cards, WIC and senior coupons. […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Harvest of the Month program offers fresh produce

This year, local schools will again participate in Yolo County’s Harvest of the Month program with continued assistance of Farm Fresh To You/Capay Organic Farm, which supports the program by aggregating local produce from regional farms and distributing it to schools. Harvest of the Month, a Network for Healthy California program, provides educators with materials […]

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

Yamada bills helping youths, seniors on governor’s desk

Three measures authored this year by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, now are awaiting action from Gov. Jerry Brown. “I’m pleased that AB 1006, a bill proposed by a local Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer to support at-risk youth, has reached the governor’s desk,” Yamada said. “Two other modest measures — AB 394 and AB 776 […]

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

Arab League accuses Syria of chemical attack

CAIRO (AP) — The Arab League has blamed the Syrian government for last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus that killed hundreds, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. In an emergency meeting held Tuesday, the Arab League also called on members of the U.N. Security Council to overcome their differences and […]

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

Midwest heat wave prompts early school dismissals

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An unusual, late-summer heat wave has enveloped much of the Midwest, putting schools and sports events on hold. Schools in Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, the Dakotas and Illinois let out early on Monday as temperatures crept toward the mid-90s — beyond in some places. After-school sports practices and evening games were canceled […]

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

Crews report progress against Yosemite fire

TUOLUMNE CITY (AP) — Crews were finally gaining ground by late Monday on a massive wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park as officials also expressed optimism that no water or power disruptions would come from the blaze burning along the shores of the main reservoir that supplies San Francisco. While the fire continued to grow […]

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

Bob Dunning: Family looks back before looking ahead

SCHOOL DAYS, SCHOOL DAYS … in a town that centers around “higher education,” it’s easy sometimes to lose sight of where it all begins … thus, it was heartening to trip across a few short paragraphs written by none other than the Red-Headed Girl of My Dreams as the first day of school approaches … […]

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

UFC Newcomers Welcome Party set

University Farm Circle invites new and prospective members to a Newcomers Welcome Party on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 39306 Spyglass Place in Davis. This informal gathering will help women meet new friends and learn more about both the UFC programs and activities that are held throughout the year and the […]

September 11, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Thanks to Bob Bowen, there’s no place like Davis

Join the fun What: Davis High School Hall of Fame induction When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, awards at 7 p.m. Where: Freeborn Hall, UC Davis Tickets: $65 each, tables of 10 for a $1,000 sponsorship Info: * Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories profiling the 2013 inductees to the […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in City government | Tagged ,

New volunteer writing program begins at Montgomery Elementary

A new writing program for first- through third grades debuts in mid-September at Montgomery Elementary School in South Davis. Called Writing Buddies, the program pairs adult volunteers one on one with schoolkids to write stories. Each week for six weeks, both volunteers and schoolchildren write a story on topics such as favorite people, places and […]

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

Senate: Firms should add women directors

The State Senate on Monday passed a resolution urging companies to add women to their boards of directors — an attempt, its author says, at speeding the slow progress detailed annually in UC Davis reports. What is believed to be the first such resolution in any state passed on a bipartisan vote of 30-6. It […]

August 27, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,