Town hall meetings answer health coverage questions

CommuniCare Health Centers will host town hall meetings this week at its clinic sites in Davis and Woodland to provide the community with up-to-date information about enrolling in health coverage plans under the Affordable Care Act, focusing on enrollment in Medi-Cal and plans available through Covered California. The meetings are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sunrise Rotary extends grant application deadline

The Davis Sunrise Rotary Club is extending the deadline for grant applications to support community service projects. Applications are now due Sunday, Dec. 15. The local Rotarians are looking for projects in the community that they can positively impact through members’ hands-on efforts or financial support. To find out how your organization can obtain assistance, […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fundraiser benefits Invisible Children

The UC Davis Invisible Children Club will host a fundraiser at Raja’s Tandoor, 207 Third St., from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. Twenty percent of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to Invisible Children, a nonprofit organization that seeks to end human rights atrocities committed in the Central African Republic by the Lord’s […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Book sale benefits Davis Library

The Friends of the Davis Public Library will host their next bimonthly book sale starting on Thursday at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Members only will be admitted from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday — but, as always, shoppers may join at the door. The sale will be open to […]

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

Neurologist addresses support group

Local residents who suffer from peripheral neuropathy will gather for their monthly meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Dr. Arish Y. Eduljee, a neurologist with Woodland Healthcare, will be the speaker. Experts say there are more than 100 causes of peripheral neuropathy? Diabetes accounts for […]

December 05, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Era of hydrogen fuel cell cars begins next year

By David R. Baker The moment was pure Schwarzenegger. In April 2004, California’s then-governor paraded before the press a specially equipped Toyota Highlander that ran on hydrogen and spat nothing out the tailpipe but water. Fuel cell cars, he said, would soon appear on California’s roads, helping the state wean itself off of oil and […]

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

Urban schools aim for environmental revolution

By Michael Wines Nothing seemed special about the plates from which students at a handful of Miami schools devoured their meals for a few weeks last spring — round, rigid and colorless, with four compartments for food and a fifth in the center for a carton of milk. Looks, however, can be deceiving: They were […]

December 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News

Davis Democratic Club plans holiday party

The Davis Democratic Club sends all Davis and Yolo County Democrats an invitation to its annual holiday party from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. This holiday season event is an opportunity to exchange holiday greetings with many of the Democrats serving Davis in state, county […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sierra Club plans annual holiday potluck

The Sierra Club Yolano Group invites all to its annual festive holiday potluck dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Guests are asked to bring their favorite dish to share and, to help the club strive to make this a […]

December 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Donor age doesn’t alter success of most corneal transplants

Donor age does not affect the success rate of most corneal transplants — validating expansion of the donor pool beyond age 65, UC Davis and University of Cincinnati researchers say. Recently published online in Ophthalmology, their study found 10-year success rates of 75 percent in transplants in which donors were ages 34 to 71. It found […]

December 11, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Library offers deal on museum passes

WOODLAND – The Yolo County Library will partner with the award-winning Discover & Go program to provide library cardholders free and low-cost passes to more than 40 museums, science centers, zoos, theaters and other cultural venues throughout Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area through 2014. In Yolo County alone, library card holders will […]

December 04, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Police searching for missing Davis woman

UPDATE: Rosemary Pearl has been found safe, Davis police announced shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. Davis police are seeking the public’s help to find a 65-year-old local woman whose family reported her missing Friday. Rosemary Pearl was last seen at about 8:30 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of Chestnut Lane, but both she and […]

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

Festivities at a glance

Davis’ Downtown Holiday Open House rings in the holiday season on Thursday. Here are the highlights: 5:30 p.m.: Children’s parade line-up begins at Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. 6 p.m.: Parade starts and marches to the E Street Plaza 6:30 p.m.: Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on the plaza, featuring entertainment by the Davis High School Jazz […]

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

Thanksgiving takes more Black Friday sales

Thanksgiving Day is no longer all about turkey: It’s eating away at Black Friday shopping. U.S. shoppers spent $9.74 billion on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That’s a drop of 13.2 percent compared with last year, according to data released on Saturday by research firm ShopperTrak. The decline appears to show that more Americans […]

December 01, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,