Robb Davis announces City Council campaign

Robb Davis, a member of the city of Davis Bicycle Advisory Commission, the city’s Downtown Parking Task Force and a longtime community activist, will announce his candidacy for Davis City Council at 10 a.m. Saturday. The announcement will be in front of the Davis Community Meals cold weather shelter and the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee’s […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kaiser grant supports construction of new health center in Woodland

CommuniCare Health Centers has received a $150,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Community Benefit Program to support construction of CommuniCare’s new health center facility in Woodland. The new 21,010-square-foot health center will provide a modern and comfortable health home for low-income, culturally diverse patients in Woodland and the surrounding rural areas, and eventually serve […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Origami exhibit, special presentations set

Through the month of October at the Stephens Branch Library, the Davis Origami Group is presenting an exhibit in the two bookcase display cases and at the accounts desk to celebrate World Origami Days (Oct. 24-Nov. 11). The library is at 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. On Saturday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 5 […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Birds of the Sierra Nevada are featured at talk

Yolo Basin Foundation will begin its Flyway Nights speaker series on Thursday, Nov. 7, with a presentation by Ted Beedy, co-author of the recently released “Birds of the Sierra Nevada: Their Natural History, Status and Distribution.” He will discuss his book and highlight the talk with photos of Sierra birds. Beedy received three degrees from […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis Art Center: Let us open the door

By Erie Vitiello On a recent Saturday, I saw the Art Center in action as a truly intergenerational community for exploring and enjoying the arts. Sunlight streamed through the high windows in the atrium, where parents waiting outside their children’s classrooms had fired up their laptops at our new bistro tables, sipping coffee provided by […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

CalPERS board member to answer questions at local meeting

If you’ve ever wanted to quiz a member of CalPERS, the state’s public employee retirement fund administrator, mark Nov. 14 on your calendar/ J.J. Jelincic, one of two recently re-elected members of that board, will be the guest speaker during a luncheon hosted by the Yolo County chapter of the Retired Public Employees’ Association of […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Joys of Flower Arranging’ is topic of program

The Davis Flower Arrangers will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at International House, 10 College Park. Yvonne Turner of Auburn will be the featured speaker. Her presentation is titled ”Joyful Heart — The Joys of Flower Arranging” and it will follow a brief business meeting that begins at 7 p.m. Turner has […]

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

Open house showcases program for adults with special needs

Yolo County residents can enjoy food, games and music at a lunchtime tour Friday of UCP’s Adult Day Program in Woodland. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1540 Tanforan Road. The open house will local residents the opportunity to learn more about this program for adults with developmental disabilities who want […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Group will practice compassionate communication

All are invited to a free two-hour workshop on developing more compassionate communication. The free event, which will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, will include interactive games and exercises. “We’ve all inherited destructive communication habits, and so we must practice new tools and skills in communicating openly, honestly and compassionately,” said Alex Leach, […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Market’s Fall Festival celebrates harvest season

Local food, local farmers and the harvest season are celebrated at the Davis Farmers Market’s annual Fall Festival, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Central Park, Third and C streets in Davis.

Break out the kids’ Halloween costumes early for this year’s Kids’ Costume Parade, sponsored by Sutter Davis Hospital, at 11 a.m. beginning at the Oak Tree Deck.

This year’s festival features several changes in decor, entertainment and pint-sized fun.

Yolo Wool Mill hosts open house Saturday

The Yolo Wool Mill’s annual Mill-In starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the mill, 41501 County Road 27 in Woodland. Admission to the educational event is $5, and children 6 and under are free. In addition, there is a barbecue at 1 p.m. The adult meal costs $15, and the children and veggie meal is […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Hiring slows in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy added just 148,000 jobs in September, suggesting that employers held back on hiring before a 16-day partial government shutdown began Oct. 1. Still, hiring last month was enough to lower the unemployment rate. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the rate fell to 7.2 percent from 7.3 percent in […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

No trick, there are holiday treats in downtown Davis

Davis Downtown has several holiday events planned for local youngsters. Children in costume may walk the Treat Trail from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. This community tradition, recommended for kids 10 and under, will happen rain or shine. Adding to the Halloween spirit, the Varsity Theatre will show “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

BART trains running again

OAKLAND (AP) — The Bay Area’s main commuter train system is running limited service Tuesday morning after a tentative deal was struck to end a commute-crippling four-day strike. Bay Area Rapid Transit tweeted that riders should expect up to 45-minute delays system wide as the trains get back on track. Union officials announced the deal […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,