Friends of North Pond get organized Sunday

Friends of North Davis Ponds — the Julie Partansky Pond and the Northstar Park Pond — will hold their first meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday. The group will meet near the parking lot at the Northstar Pond, 3500 Anderson Road. In case of rain, meet at the Tandem Properties conference room. The group is open […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sutter sponsors qigong for health workshop

Sutter Integrative Holistic Health will offer a three-hour workshop, “Qigong Meditation for Health and Well-Being,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Beginners are welcome; no qigong or meditation experience is required. Western research continues to confirm what the people of Asia have known for […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Local author to talk about her family’s place in history

On Sunday, Feb. 23, Jeannette Molson will speak at 2 p.m. about her colorful ancestors at a Yolo County Historical Society meeting at the Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. in downtown Davis. Molson has been researching her ancestors for the past 35 years. She share her discoveries about a relative who came to California […]

February 23, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Entrepreneurs’ lecture series continues Friday

Davis Roots will continue its series of free talks led by guest speakers, titled “Where Are They Now?,” with a presentation Friday by Ken Ouimet — co-founder and chief executive officer of ShoppingScout, a grocery price comparison web and mobile app — will speak. Each lecture will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Davis Roots’ […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Peace is the topic of KDRT radio show

In French it is “paix”; in Latin, “pax”; in Spanish, “paz”; and in English, “peace.” In any language, it represents something most of us long for, hope for, wish for and yearn for. Yet “peace” — between nations, in our personal and social relationships, or peace of mind — all appear to be elusive. The Rev. Denese Shellink […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Co-Dependents Anonymous will meet Feb. 15

Co-Dependents Anonymous will host a workshop on gratitude at 9:30 Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Davis Lutheran Church, 317 E. Eighth St.o Opportunity for sharing and fellowship is included in this meeting, which may extend to 11 a.m. CoDA is a 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is recovery from codependence and […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New book marks professor’s five decades writing about Ernest Hemingway

When UC Davis professor emeritus Peter Hays teaches a course on the writings of Ernest Hemingway, he naturally assigns some of the famous author’s short stories and novels as texts that students are expected to read. Hays also likes to take his students to a bullfight. When Hemingway visited Spain as a young man, he […]

February 04, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

NTSB: Oil train crash risks ‘major loss of life’

By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON — Warning that a “major loss of life” could result from an accident involving the increasing use of trains to transport large amounts of crude oil, U.S. and Canadian accident investigators urged their governments on Jan. 23 to impose new safety rules. The unusual joint recommendations by the U.S. National Transportation […]

January 31, 2014 | Posted in Local News

Parents invited to tour Waldorf School

Parents are invited to take a tour of the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane, at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. The tour, which will last about 90 minutes, will feature an overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum. Visitors will take a peek at several classrooms and observe sample lessons from preschool through eighth grade. […]

February 05, 2014 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lunar majesty

A crescent moon sets over UC Davis and the Dairy Road water tower on Friday evening, the second new moon of the month of January, an event sometimes called a “black moon.” It also precedes a February that will not have a new moon; the moon will be visible for some part of each day […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

State agency won’t allot water

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Amid severe drought conditions, California officials announced Friday they won’t send any water from the state’s vast reservoir system to local agencies beginning this spring, an unprecedented move that affects drinking water supplies for 25 million people and irrigation for 1 million acres of farmland. The announcement marks the first time in […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

United Airlines drops Cleveland as hub airport

WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines said Saturday it will drop its money-losing hub in Cleveland, slashing its daily flights and eliminating 470 jobs. The company’s CEO Jeff Smisek announced in a letter to employees that the airline will no longer use Cleveland to connect fliers coming from other airports around the country. As a result, […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Keystone XL foes undaunted by State Dept. report

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With yet another obstacle removed for the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents were pressing forward with a lawsuit to challenge the project, public protests and an effort to inject the issue into the November elections. Supporters and opponents both were quick to claim victories with the U.S. State Department report released Friday, […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Motorist dies from injuries in East Davis crash; second driver arrested

UPDATE: An elderly Vacaville woman has died from injuries she sustained in a vehicle accident Saturday afternoon at East Covell Boulevard and Baywood Lane, the Davis Police Department reported Sunday. Ruth D. Morales, who had celebrated her 85th birthday on Friday, was pronounced dead shortly before 9 p.m. at the UC Davis Medical Center in […]

February 02, 2014 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,