Local group discusses ‘The Aging Brain’

The Stephens Branch Library welcomes readers to the ongoing Active Older Adult Discussion Group, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The discussion group meets on the second Thursday of each month to explore aspects of the conscious aging movement, seeking to […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Summer Zumba opportunities available

Local residents can try Zumba this summer for just $4 per class. A special summer session of the popular fitness classes started Monday at Stonegate Country Club and will continue through Aug. 22. The classes will run from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at the club, 919 Lake Blvd. in Davis. The […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Fresh produce, breads can be found at weekly Sutter market

The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market brings farm-fresh food to West Davis on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Aug. 29. The market — located at the hospital’s main entrance, 2000 Sutter Place — is filled with farm-fresh produce, local honey, eggs and olive oil, baked goods, flowers, plants and garden starts. Market […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

‘Refusing to be Enemies’ author will speak in Davis

Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta, author of “Refusing to be Enemies: Palestinian and Israeli Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation” (Ithaca Press, 2010), will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21, in Davis. Her free talk, which is open to the public, will be at the Davis Friends Meeting House, 345 L St. Kaufman-Lacusta lived in Jerusalem for […]

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Environmental update: Don’t throw it out; donate it for reuse

If you or someone you know is moving, please consider donating unwanted items instead of throwing them away. There are many places in Davis where you can bring your items for reuse. The SPCA Thrift Store, Goodwill Donation Xpress, R&R Thrift Store and All Things Right & Relevant all take previously owned items for reuse. […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Museum exhibit honors Old North Davis’ centennial

The latest exhibit at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis is a giant 100th birthday card for the historic Old North Davis neighborhood, which was founded in 1913 when the so-called Bowers Addition was built. The neighborhood is bounded by Fifth Street, Seventh Street, B Street and the railroad tracks adjacent to G Street. The […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pedro party benefits Yolo Hospice

On Saturday, Aug. 3, the Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club #26 will host an All Sports for Cancer Summer Pedro Party at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. Doors open at 11 a.m. and entry costs $10. There will be a sandwich lunch with beverages at 11:15 a.m. and the tournament will […]

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Economist will present his new book at Covell Gardens

Tapan Munroe will speak about his new book, “Innovation: Key to America’s Prosperity & Job Growth,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. His talk is free and open to the public. Munroe is an author, speaker, consultant and adviser in economics. His expertise includes innovation […]

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

Historian speaks Aug. 8 in Winters

Several Winters groups will bring noted historian David Vaught to The Palms Playhouse on Thursday, Aug. 8, for a talk about the hard-luck miners-turned-farmers who, after the Gold Rush, withstood floods, droughts and tough times to establish pioneer ranches along Putah Creek. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is co-sponsored by the Putah Creek […]

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

Rhythm & Ribs barbecue social benefits retirement village

Margaritas and beer, hot temperatures and country music will blend to create another memorable night of dancing and fun at the seventh annual Rhythm & Ribs on Saturday, July 20. Nearly 300 people are expected to enjoy the music of the Dave Russell Band, in support of St. John’s Retirement Village in Woodland. Tickets are […]

July 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Nature walk planned Saturday at Lake Solano Park

Local residents are invited to join a free, guided nature walk at Lake Solano Park from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Volunteers Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop will lead this short, easy-paced tour. The group will explore the forest that borders the lake and they’ll discuss the wide variety of plants and animals that call […]

July 10, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yacht rock as America’s Cup racing gets underway

San Francisco’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid can be seen in the background as members of the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh perform Friday at Pier 27, entertaining the crowd as America’s Cup sailors from New Zealand, Italy, Sweden and Oracle Team USA arrive by boat for introductions and interviews.

The America’s Cup racing began Sunday, with teams competing to race against Team USA in September at the America’s Cup finals. The complete race schedule and up-to-date news can be found at www.cupinfo.com.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With the Golden Gate Bridge looming to his right, Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker …

Solar-powered plane finishes journey

NEW YORK (AP) — A solar-powered aircraft completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight Saturday night, gliding to a smooth stop at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Solar Impulse touched down at JFK at 11:09 p.m., completing the final leg of the cross-continental journey that started in California in early […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Egypt’s new president asserts authority

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s new president moved to assert his authority and regain control of the streets Saturday even as his Islamist opponents declared his powers illegitimate and issued blood oaths to reinstate Mohammed Morsi, whose ouster by the military has led to dueling protests and deadly street battles between rival sides. But underscoring the […]

July 07, 2013 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,