Yolo nonprofits invited to honor volunteers, donors

Local nonprofit organizations will honor their donors and volunteers at the seventh annual Yolo County Philanthropy Day ceremony from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. The event, sponsored by the Yolo Community Foundation, will take place in the atrium at the County Administration Building, 625 Court St. in Woodland. “So much of the good […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School grows produce for use in student lunches

By Carolyn Teragawa The farm-to-school concept is coming full circle in the Davis school district, as broccoli and lettuce being grown at the Harper Junior High garden will be served in school lunches this winter. The new project at Harper is under the direction of garden and recycling coordinator Carrie Juchau. For the first time, school […]

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

Clinic ensures that all kids get dental care

“You doing OK?” Barry Chang, D.D.S., asks his 5-year-old patient. Then a moment later, “Are you still doing OK?”

Osvaldo Ortiz nods his head and Dr. Chang continues to fill the cavity in Osvaldo’s front tooth.

Watching quietly in the room is Osvaldo’s mom, who says she is grateful for the dental care her children receive at CommuniCare’s Salud Dental Clinic in West Sacramento. Through an interpreter she says in Spanish, “They take good care of us … “

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 ,