Yolo County has vacancies on advisory boards

Local residents are being sought to fill vacancies on Yolo County advisory boards and commissions. For more information or to submit an application, visit www.yolocounty.org (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at 530-666-8195 or contact your Yolo County supervisor. Vacancies are available on: Yolo County […]

August 08, 2013 | Posted in County Government | Tagged ,

UCD researchers receive grant to study depression and suicide in older men

Researchers at UC Davis have received a three-year, $725,000 grant from the National Institute on Mental Health to develop new, creative approaches to decreasing the burden of late-life depression and the risk of suicide among older men. The study will be led by Ladson Hinton, a geriatric psychiatrist and professor in the department of psychiatry […]

August 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Ukraine Scrapbook’ date rescheduled

“Ukraine Scrapbook: A Journey of 105 Years” has been rescheduled from Sept. 22 to Oct. 13 at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Allan Dolgow’s talk is the story of how he began his family research that started years ago, by accident, when doing […]

September 12, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Free mental health education program offered by NAMI-Yolo

The Yolo County chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill brings back its Family-to-Family education program this fall. The 12-session program helps families and caregivers of people suffering from a brain disorder understand the causes and origins of the illness. Tips also are offered on how to cope with issues that arise in […]

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

Food will be given to needy residents

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday, Aug. 21, as follows: * At the Davisville Apartments on Kennedy Place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; * At the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., from 11 a.m. to noon; and * At the Owendale Community, 3023 Albany Ave., […]

August 08, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pence Gallery: Courtyard gets a makeover

One of my great pleasures in working at an organization like the Pence Gallery (now in its 38th year), is listening to stories from members about “the old Pence.” Behind our original gallery building at 212 D St. in downtown Davis was a park with brick seating, where theatrical groups and various musical ensembles performed […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Images of Yolo County sought for contest

Are you snapping shots of what makes Yolo County special? If so, your photos could win a prize in a contest sponsored by the Yolo Federal Credit Union that continues through Saturday, Aug. 31. “We have received some really great entries so far, everything from agriculture land to historic downtown Woodland,” said Christina Blackman, the credit […]

August 29, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Grief group for young adults begins

As we get older, we come to expect losing parents, peers and other loved ones to death. But those types of losses can come as a shock to a young adult, leaving them unique among their peers. Yolo Hospice is offering your adults (18 to 25 years old) who have lost a loved one the […]

August 11, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Help offered for women experiencing domestic or sexual violence

An free eight-week class begins Wednesday from 6 to 7:20 p.m. at the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center for the support of adult women who have experienced domestic violence as a child or adult. Open registration will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, or pre-register at 530-665-5332 or 530-661-6336. The group will explore […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pet loss support group offered

The deep love and strong bonds we have with our pets can evoke profound grief and mourning when the animals die. A pet loss grief support group offered by Yolo Hospice will offer a place of support and understanding for those grieving the loss of their beloved friend and family member. The drop-in group meets […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘From Age-in to Sage-ing’ group meets Thursday

Newcomers are welcome at the ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group, which will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Admission is free. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

White featured on ‘Davisville’

The next two editions of the local radio talk show “Davisville” feature an interview with Rob White, hired by Davis in March to be the city’s first chief innovation officer. The topics in part 1, which debuted Monday, include the reason for his job, how he works, the techDavis group that originally paid half his […]

August 07, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

U.S. evacuates Yemen embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen on Tuesday due to the high risk of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa. The State Department said in a travel warning that it ordered the evacuation “due to […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cardboard cop cuts crime

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The burly officer watching over the bike racks at a Boston-area transportation hub is a real stiff. As part of an effort to cut crime at the Alewife MBTA subway and bus station in Cambridge, transit police placed a cardboard cutout of a police officer in the bicycle cage. Hundreds of […]

August 06, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,