‘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 ,

Student kills teacher, self at Nevada middle school

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Students at a Nevada middle school were filing off buses and reuniting with friends on the playground after a weeklong vacation when the pop of gunfire shattered the morning calm. Children fled the campus for their lives before the first bell rang. Police said a Sparks Middle School student was the […]

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

Sorting out free speech policy, one word at a time

Even trickier than writing a workable policy with a 25-member committee may be defining freedom of expression. Those who attended a public forum Monday to gather opinion on a draft version of UC Davis’ planned freedom of expression policy questioned restrictions that it includes and phrases they found vague or confusing. Phrases like: “Involuntary audience.” “Offensive […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Marsh attorney seeks dismissal of torture allegations

The attorney for a Davis double-murder suspect wants torture allegations against his client dismissed, arguing in court papers that prosecutors failed to prove the special circumstance charge at 16-year-old Daniel Marsh’s preliminary hearing last month. Yolo County Deputy Public Defender Ron Johnson contends that evidence presented at the Sept. 13 hearing demonstrated only an alleged […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Bob Dunning: I cherish a late-night train whistle

HORN OF PLENTY … there are a number of reasons to oppose the proposed Cannery Park project, some of them worthy of serious consideration, but concerns about excessive noise from a train whistle takes the cake on the silly side … yes, early on in these discussions some folks complained that “horn blowing” at a […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Bob Dunning | Tagged ,

Downtown fight ends in hate-crime arrest

Davis police arrested a Woodland man on battery and hate-crime charges early Sunday following an altercation in downtown Davis. Lt. Glenn Glasgow said police received a call at about 2:15 a.m. of a fight in progress involving multiple people in the 200 block of F Street. Though the crowd had separated by the time officers […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Men’s Talk Circle celebrates three years

The next Davis Community Men’s Talk and Drum Circle will gather on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 600 A St., next door to Davis City Hall.All men 18 years and older are welcome to attend these free monthly events. “For three years, Davis men have found great meaning in talking aloud, […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,