Israeli woman tackles controversial subjects

Community members are invited to hear Dorothy Naor speak from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Admission is free. With a Ph.D in English literature from Tel Aviv University, Naor has been an English teacher for much of her […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Study: Grassroots schools show promise in Bangladesh

While more than 2 million children in Bangladesh lack formal classroom education, international development organizations and corporate sponsors are creating grassroots schools in which students perform on par with their public school counterparts, according to a UC Davis study. The study, “Improving Education Attainment for Marginalized Children in Rural Bangladesh via Non-formal Education,” was presented Thursday […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

BeerFest benefits Citizens Who Care

Citizens Who Care, in partnership with Sudwerk Brewing Co., will host the ninth annual Davis BeerFest on Saturday, June 1. The fundraiser will feature tastings of more than 100 different microbrews. The BeerFest will run from 2 to 5 p.m. at Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery, 2001 Second St. in Davis. The admission price includes a […]

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

Throw a Mother’s Day tea party

This year celebrate Mother’s Day by inviting Mom as well as other close female relatives, girlfriends and their daughters to don frilly frocks and sip steaming cups of tea at a sumptuous afternoon tea party. A lavish spread of decadent sweets and springtime decor sets a festive tone, and it might even encourage guests to […]

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

Rotary BBQ: Good food, great cause

Tickets are still available for the annual Rotary Barbecue, which runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. The event is organized by and benefits all three Davis Rotary clubs — Sunrise, Noon and Sunset. Guests will enjoy a tasty meal of barbecued turkey and tri-tip, baked beans, […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Speak Spanish, French at Logos Books

Logos Books, 513 Second St., has several events planned for May: * El Círculo Español will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic information. * La Table Française meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Check logosbooks.wordpress.com for topic information. * The Quinton Duval Poetry Series hosts poets Katherine Hastings and Iris […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Prostate cancer treatment discussed

Michael J. McCarthy, chairman of the UC Davis department of food science and technology, will discuss “A patient’s perspective on brachytherapy for treatment of prostate cancer” at the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group’s May 13 meeting. McCarthy, who underwent treatment six months ago after extended active surveillance, will describe his radiation and implant treatment, side-effects […]

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Sierra Club plans spring potluck, film

The Sierra Club Yolano Group invites local residents to its annual spring potluck dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. “Please bring your favorite dish to share and help us strive to make this a ‘zero waste’ event by bringing your own […]

May 14, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

25 easy treats to make for Mom on Mother’s Day

By Janet K. Keeler The sweetest person you know deserves something equally sugary on Sunday, May 12. That would be your mother and the occasion is Mother’s Day. A luxurious brunch and a vase full of tulips are perfectly acceptable, and so is breakfast in bed, especially when big hands help little hands and someone […]

May 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged

Breast cancer treatment eyed

“Lymphedema: Treatment and Risk Reduction” will be presented by Amy Flinn at this month’s meeting of the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund, at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13. The group meets at the University Covenant Church, 315 Mace Blvd. Flinn will present the latest information on treating and reducing risk of getting lymphedema. She […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

New movement class session starts

As we age, we are more likely to fall and hurt ourselves. Jeannette Hogan, who teaches Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes through the city of Davis, invites local residents to learn how to move with greater ease and flexibility, reducing their fear and risk of falling. Classes take place Tuesdays from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Surf and turf on the menu at city class

Sarah Clanton has been cooking professionally for 25 years and strives to teach the home-cooked “secrets” she’s learned over the years. This month, she’ll teach participants in a city of Davis class how to create an easy surf and turf dinner party featuring both meat and fish. The menu will include lemon herb tilapia en […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Explorit: Melt a mosaic in your kitchen

Join Explorit this spring and summer by using science to create art. You can try this easy activity in your own kitchen. It’s also a great way to cool off during these hot days. You will need: water, a freezer, various containers for making different sizes and shapes of ice cubes, a tray with sides […]

May 03, 2013 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Environmental update: Recycling opportunities abound

People generally think of a landfill as a place where trash goes. The Yolo County Central Landfill, however, has much more to offer than just trash disposal. The landfill accepts electronics for free recycling every day. This includes television and computer monitors, cell phones, fax machines, printers, stereos, keyboards, vacuum cleaners, toasters, typewriters, VCRs, CPUs, […]

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