UCD history book sales benefit local museum

The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis will celebrate Picnic Day by selling copies of the history-minded person’s ideal souvenir of the day — Arcadia Publications’ new book about the history of UC Davis. Dennis Dingemans, museum director and one of the book’s authors, will be at a table on the museum’s front porch from 8 […]

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

Kindergarten readiness seminar set

How can you help your child get ready for kindergarten? Come and find out at Grace Valley Christian Academy’s free kindergarten readiness parent seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday in the academy’s kindergarten classroom. The seminar will provide parents with fun and creative activities to enhance their preschoolers’ beginning math and reading skills. A kindergarten instructor […]

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

Police investigate apparent double homicide in South Davis

Relatives say it was a married couple in their 70s and 80s who were the victims of what’s being investigated as a double homicide case in South Davis. Yolo County coroner’s officials have not yet released the names of the couple, whose bodies were discovered at about 9:20 p.m. Sunday after their daughter called the […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts

Spanish-speaking CoDA study group starts

CoDependents Anonymous is starting a new 30-question study group for Spanish speakers. The group will meet right after the regular CoDA meeting on Saturday mornings in Davis. The regular, English-speaking meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the study group will follow from 10:35 to approximately 11:15 a.m. The location is the Davis Lutheran Church, […]

April 17, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Visit Peregrine School on Friday

Peregrine Elementary School in Davis has scheduled a Visiting Day during which prospective families may visit and experience a day at the campus. Prospective students will have the opportunity to participate in Friday projects with current students while parents observe. Visiting Day will take place Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can join […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Couple open their garden for tours

Landscape designer Tara Watt and metalworker Roger Madison will open their Davis garden for public viewing on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, from noon to 5 p.m. Visitors will be encouraged to explore the garden paths and relax on the informal, rock seating to enjoy the floral display and to get a sense of how […]

April 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Vacation Bible Camp explores caring for the Earth

Children entering pre-kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall can spend five days this summer exploring creation and how to care for the Earth at Davis United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible Camp. The camp will run from 8:45 a.m. to noon each day, June 24-28. Activities themed around “Caring for God’s Creation” will include Bible stories […]

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

Special education awards to be presented

An awards ceremony Monday, May 13, will honor individuals who work with or have made outstanding contributions to children or adults with special needs in Yolo County. The awards are presented by the Yolo County Special Education Local Plan Area’s Community Advisory Committee. The 2012-13 award recipients are: * Vicki Rich, resource teacher and workability […]

April 26, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Experimental College offers martial arts classes

Enrollment is underway for ongoing internal martial arts classes at the UC Davis Experimental College. Instructor Daniel Pfister has spent more than 20 years practicing and teaching martial arts, including time spent in China and Taiwan. Internal martial arts are styles of Chinese kung fu that emphasize meditative and breathing exercises to help develop a […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Talk examines how Nicaragua ‘survived’ U.S. policy

Join the UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas on Wednesday for a talk by noted authors/researchers Paul Dix and Pamela Fitzpatrick. They will be sharing images and commentary from their book, “Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Policy,” in the Andrews Conference Room, 2203 Social Science & Humanities Building at UCD. This book is […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Slide-show talk details congressional mission to Mideast

Local residents Sarah and Tom Pattison will show slides of their recent trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territory, accompanying four members of Congress on a mission sponsored by the J Street Education Fund, on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Their talk will be in the Social Hall at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The delegation […]

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

Nuclear nonproliferation experts to visit Davis

Two experts from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies will visit Davis on May 1 and 2 for a series of public presentations. On Wednesday, May 1, Jon Wolfsthal, deputy director of the center, and Jeffrey Lewis, Ph.D., director of East Asia Programs of the center, will […]

April 21, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Bloggers discuss their new book Friday

Authors and SexyFeminist.com bloggers Heather Wood Rudulph and Jennifer Keishin Armstrong will be at The Avid Reader at 7:30 p.m. Friday to discuss their new book, “Sexy Feminism: A Girl’s Guide to Love, Success, and Style.” The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. In “Sexy Feminism,” the authors offer simple ways for […]

April 16, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

New group-purchase program offers discounted solar power

Have you been thinking about putting solar on your roof or garage, or fixing those leaky windows and ducts, but were put off by the cost? Well, now’s your chance. A new program available only to people who live or work in Yolo County offers a substantial discount — usually about 20 percent — off […]

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