County health clinics offer flu vaccinations

The Yolo County Health Department will offer free influenza vaccination clinics this fall: * Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. in Davis; and * Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Separate from the free clinics, […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Public Safety Fair planned this weekend

The County Fair Mall in Woodland will host a Community Resource & Public Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The mall is on East Street at Gibson Road. Participants will include Healthy Yolo, Woodland Police Department, Woodland Fire Prevention, Yolo County Environmental Services, Child Health & Prevention Program, Children & […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wine-tasting fundraiser benefits Advanced Treble Choir

The Davis High School Advanced Treble Choir will host its sixth annual “Uncork for Music” wine-tasting benefit from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The ATC Parent Support Group will host the afternoon of wine-tasting, epicurean delights, […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Learn the basics of meditation

Alka Khurana, a certified holistic health practitioner in alternative medicine, will offer An Introduction to Meditation Practice from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. At the free introductory class, participants will learn the basics of meditation, seated in chairs, not on the floor. Comfortable clothes are […]

October 27, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sacred Circle Dance series set at I-House

A free Sacred Circle Dance series will take place Sunday evenings in November at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. The first class — from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 — will celebrate El Dia de los Muertos. Instructor Joan Rawles has been teaching this type of simple dance since 1998. Guests […]

October 25, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

UFC awards scholarships at Annual Tea

By Lydia Baskin The University Farm Circle awarded scholarships to five outstanding UC Davis women at its Annual Tea on Oct. 10 at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center. The scholarships are presented annually to junior, senior and re-entry students who demonstrate high scholastic achievement, leadership, community service, high goals and volunteerism. University Farm Circle […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Genentech launches major Vacaville expansion

By Brad Stanhope VACAVILLE — Genentech is expanding in Vacaville. The company will spend more than $285 million over the next four years to expand two manufacturing facilities, including the one in Vacaville. It will make the Vacaville plant the largest biotech manufacturing facility in the world. The company announced the expansion in a news […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Dogtoberfest’ helps fund a new K-9

“Dogtoberfest,” a fundraiser to support acquisition of a new dog for the Davis Police Department’s K-9 unit, is planned for 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The event will be a traditional Oktoberfest featuring food, beer and live music. General admission tickets are $20 each […]

October 20, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fonda to narrate documentary films on California’s changing environment

Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda has joined a California team of scientists, educators and media producers working to create inspirational stories about the state’s changing natural environment. Fonda will narrate a two-hour PBS documentary and a companion set of short films that will reach millions of television viewers and visitors at state and national parks […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Latino youth forum scheduled

The fourth in a series of public forums designed to foster increased understanding and appreciation of local cultures will focus on Latino youths. The event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Room 800 at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Parking is free in the student parking […]

October 17, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free talk focuses on understanding children’s grief

Davis Community Church Nursery School will host a free presentation Monday evening on how to help children through the grieving process. Aja Michael, Stepping Stones program coordinator at Yolo Hospice, will discuss how to support children through death, loss, grief and healing. Her talk will run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Davis Community […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lyon Real Estate wraps up coat drive

Lyon Real Estate is collecting warm winter coats for distribution to local agencies that serve the needy. New and gently used coats may be dropped off at Lyon’s Davis office, 401 Second St., through Thursday. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

School fundraising, ‘Dracula’ on KDRT

The latest edition of the KDRT radio program “Davisville” includes a conversation with Davis Schools Foundation board member Maria Clayton about the goals of its new fall fundraising campaign for Davis schools, plus a sample of Acme Theatre Company’s fall show and Halloween treat: “Dracula.” “Davisville,” hosted by Bill Buchanan, airs on KDRT, 95.7 FM, […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

BART keeps running amid talks

OAKLAND (AP) — A major Bay Area transit system was running trains on a normal schedule Tuesday after unions and management agreed to extend labor talks past a midnight deadline. Bay Area Rapid Transit unions had said they would go on strike if they didn’t reach a contract deal by midnight Monday after extending stalled […]

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,