New classes for Sutter qigong include ‘Chinese yoga’

Two new classes are featured in the fall qigong schedule sponsored by Sutter Health. The 10-week session begins Monday, Sept. 23, and classes are held at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1404 Fifth St. “Chinese Yoga” runs from 5 to 6 p.m. It is said that yoga traveled from India to China, and both are […]

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

Artists, photographers invited to support Yolo Basin Foundation

Yolo Basin Foundation is celebrating its 23rd anniversary with a show titled “Art and Photography of the Bypass and Beyond: A Celebration of Central Valley Nature and Agriculture” at its Bucks for Ducks fundraiser on Nov. 15. This year, Bucks for Ducks takes place in Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus. The event showcases […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

United Way’s Day of Caring comes to Yolo County

As many as 30 volunteers will descend on Davis and Woodland on Friday, Sept. 13, as part of United Way California Capital Region’s Day of Caring. The volunteer extravaganza sponsored by Nationwide will include 350 volunteers and 26 projects across the region to celebrate United Way’s 90th anniversary, kick off the fall fundraising campaign and […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Sensual meditation ‘playshop’ offered

“A Sensual Approach to Meditation,” facilitated by Betty Cooper, will precede Sunday’s service at the Center for Spiritual Living in Davis, 1715 Anderson Road. The half-hour “playshop” begins at 11 a.m. and the service follows at noon. Natural healing from various sources has long been of interest to Cooper. Her private library contains many books […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis teen writes young adult murder mystery

Meet the author Who: Anny Schmidt, presenting her novel, “Hidden in San Francisco” When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. For most teens, an eighth-grade report is a necessary evil. For Anny Schmidt, it was a chance to tackle her life’s purpose. Anny’s class project for her graduation year at Davis […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free outdoor movie series debuts Saturday

Two free movies will be shown in Central Park on Saturday night courtesy of the Sunset Rotary Club of Davis. The first will be “Monsters Inc.” for children and families, followed by a documentary, “Sahaya: Going Beyond.” This fall’s slate of movies continues with “The Avengers” on Sept. 14, “How to Train Your Dragon” on […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

A new year starts at Davis Community Church

Sunday marks the beginning of the program year at Davis Community Church, a progressive, welcoming downtown congregation at 412 C St. in downtown Davis. The congregation is holding a Ministry Open House featuring many of the programs of the church along with newly renovated Christian education classrooms. The open house begins at 9:30 a.m. between […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Things to feel grumpy about

When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, there are some things that make me angry. But there are a whole raft of little things that by themselves aren’t a big enough deal to get angry over but which I find irritating. This column is about some of those things that make me […]

September 05, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Video production internships available

Davis Media Access has a few openings in its four-month television production internship program. DMA is the community media center in Davis, with a mission to enrich and strengthen the community by providing alternatives to commercial media for local voices, opinions and creative endeavors. The internship is available to students in Davis public schools and provides hands-on experience and exposure […]

September 06, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bay Bridge opens path for cyclists and pedestrians

By Michael Cabanatuan OAKLAND — Another day, another bridge opening, another chain cutting. And more oohs and aahs. But there was nothing ho-hum or redundant about Tuesday’s opening of the Bay Bridge bike and pedestrian path. For cycling advocates, the opening was a chance to remember the man who championed bike and pedestrian access to […]

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

Freeway memorial

Dignitaries applaud Tuesday the unveiling of a sign designating a stretch of Interstate 80 between Richards Boulevard and the Yolo Causeway in Davis in memory of fallen California Highway Patrol Officer William “Ivan” Casselman, who died on Aug. 23, 1935, when his patrol motorcycle struck the rear of a truck. Tuesday’s ceremony took place at […]

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

Drugs, fake currency land Vacaville man in jail

A Vacaville man was jailed Saturday after police reportedly found him with fake credit cards and cash, as well as prescription medications in another person’s name, Davis police reported Monday. Officers made contact with 36-year-old Chondell Jones at 11:45 a.m. outside the Davis post office on Fifth Street, where Jones reportedly was found with the […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Biker arrested on weapons charges

Davis police arrested a 31-year-old West Sacramento man Monday for allegedly having a loaded firearm and an illegal weapon. John Matthew Brown was biking in the 1800 block of Cowell Boulevard in South Davis when he was stopped for a vehicle-code violation at about 10:45 a.m. During the stop, the officer learned that Brown had […]

September 04, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

A heavenly display

Lightning strikes Monday evening under a giant rainbow arcing over the sky in this photo taken on Pinnacles Street in West Davis. The summer storm also brought thunder and scattered raindrops to the region, with lightning actually felling a tree in front of Chris and Tracy Ferragamo’s home in El Macero, neighbors reported. A bright […]

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