Seniors invited to make online connections

The Senior Citizens of Davis will celebrate the grand opening of the Connections Café from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Valente Room at the Senior Center, 646 A St. Seniors will be able to try out iPads, e-readers and netbooks using the center’s free wi-fi connection. Coffee, tea and pastries from […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Madrigals reach out to junior high singers

The Davis High School Madrigal Singers, a choral group emphasizing music from the Renaissance period, invites junior high students to audition for an outreach program designed by Madrigal director Karen Gardias. Students chosen to take part will attend several rehearsals under Gardias’ direction, memorize traditional carols to sing, and learn an additional piece that will […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Creative Women’s Circle will meet

Saturday, Oct. 19, is the first meeting of the year for the Creative Women’s Circle, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1029 Bienville St. in West Davis. Members who have art supplies they would like to exchange, give away or sell are invited to bring them. Up for discussion are activities for the year, possible […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Learn more about health insurance at Winters programs

The Winters Healthcare Foundation will answer questions and provide information about the Affordable Care Act at a free program Wednesday in Spanish and Thursday in English. Both will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., and are sponsored by the Winters Healthcare Foundation, the city of Winters and […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Delays sought in Davis murder cases

WOODLAND — All three of Davis’ pending homicide cases appeared on the Yolo Superior Court calendar Friday morning, with defense attorneys in two of the matters seeking postponements of scheduled hearing dates. The attorney for Daniel William Marsh, the Davis teen accused of killing an elderly couple in their Cowell Boulevard condominium, has filed a […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Birch Lane plans 50th anniversary celebration

Birch Lane Elementary is preparing to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary with an event on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the school’s multipurpose room, 1600 Birch Lane. Current and former students, as well as teachers and staff who have worked at the school, are invited to RSVP by Oct. 31 to […]

October 22, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

AIM testing dates set for grades 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9

Parents who are interested in testing their students for the AIM program (Alternative Instructional Model, formerly known as GATE) can sign up for the following dates: * Third-graders: Testing will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the Davis school district offices at 526 B St. Only third-graders who were absent during universal testing […]

November 13, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

For student engineers, a new tech launch pad

UC Davis on Friday launched the Engineering Student Startup Center, a space in which students can lay the groundwork for their own technology ventures. The 543-square-foot Startup Center is in Academic Surge 2060. Its resources include a 3-D printer for generating physical models, a 3-D scanner for digitizing physical models and a computer-controlled tool for milling and […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Special education information night set

Parents of special education students are invited to an informational session and discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the East Conference Room at the Davis school district offices, 526 B St. Patrick McGrew, director of special education, and Jennifer Galas, program specialist, will give a presentation regarding the transition process for special education […]

October 23, 2013 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Girl Scouts host rummage sale Oct. 19

Davis Girl Scouts invite the public to their first rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Davis school district parking lot at Fifth and B streets, across from Central Park. More than 25 vendors will be selling Halloween costumes and decor, jewelry, estate and vintage items, jewelry-making and craft […]

October 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Author presents ‘A Course in Miracles’

Jon Mundy, Ph.D., internationally recognized author and lecturer in “A Course in Miracles,” will give two different lectures Sunday, Oct. 27, hosted by Unity Center of Davis. Mundy is a lecturer, author and executive director of All Faiths Seminary International in New York City. He taught university courses from 1967 to 2009, specializing in mysticism. […]

October 18, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Victim in fatal crash ID’d

The victim of a fatal crash Thursday morning north of Winters has been identified as Jose Luis Fierros, a 25-year-old Winters resident, Yolo County coroner’s officials said Friday. Fierros was a passenger in a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria whose driver, Winters resident Francisco Quezada, 24, drifted off County Road 89, overcorrected, then struck an elevated […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Garden Doctor: How to identify, prevent black widow spiders

Coming soon * At Woodland Community College: 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 16, dormant pruning and pest control; 9-10:30 a.m. Dec. 14, wreath-making workshop * At Grace Garden at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road: 9-10 a.m. Nov. 9, tool care and sharpening * Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26, seventh […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

CA House hosts annual Indian Dinner fundraiser

Davis residents are invited to the CA House’s annual Indian Dinner and Silent Auction, which benefits the student programs of CA House and its Multifaith Living Community. CA House is a nonprofit, inclusive, progressive campus ministry supported, in part, by the United Methodist Church of Davis and Davis Community Church. The Multifaith Living Community is […]

October 13, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,