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AARP free tax prep underway

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, got the new tax season underway in Davis last week. Free tax preparation and assistance is available for seniors and low- or moderate-income taxpayers by appointment at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Call 530-757-5696 for an appointment. Sessions will take place Mondays from […]

The Other Voice welcomes Frith and Wike

The Other Voice, a poetry reading sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, will feature poets Laverne Frith and Carlena Wike on Friday, Feb. 19. Refreshments and an open mic will follow the reading, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the church library, 27074 Patwin Road, Davis. Frith is a regular member of the […]

Waldorf hosts Valentine’s Festival

Preschool and kindergarten children — and their parents, grandparents or caregivers — are invited to make valentines and decorate cookies at the Davis Waldorf School’s Valentine’s Festival and open house on Saturday, Feb. 13. The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school, 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. The classrooms and […]

City seeks two for broadband task force

The city of Davis is accepting applications from residents interested in serving as community representatives on a Broadband Advisory Task Force. The task force will consist of 10 representatives, including two at-large community members. Other members will come from local organizations. The city seeks people who have an interest in community service and have some expertise in […]

Raja’s Tandoor: Service with a smile

I left the holiday season significantly poorer and substantially fatter. Opening my December credit card statement sent me into a hysterical Spandex-clad ball of ugly tears. But what was I to do? Meal prep instead of buying lunch daily? That lasted all of one week. Making five meals in one day and freezing it was […]

City offers recreation classes for fall

The city of Davis Parks and Community Services Department has a variety of classes to offer this fall: Tot/Pre-Soccer: Get your little ones out there to learn to move that soccer ball. Great entry class for youths 3 1/2 to 5 years old. The class is held on Mondays from 4:30 to 5:05 p.m. at Pioneer Park beginning Sept. 14. Mad Science-Zaps, […]

September 06, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Strike up the band, and the bubbles!

Drum Major Andrew Martinez does a little dance as the Cal Aggie Marching Band-Uh finishes up its performance at the parade grandstands; cousins Katianna Higgins, 11, of Davis, and Cody Raubach, 7, of Woodland, fill up their Frisbees with bubbles while waiting for the Picnic Day Parade along Second Street; mechanical engineering student Ashley Osborne shows […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Watch youth horse events on April 18

Panache Pony Club, part of the U.S. Pony Club, is hosting a rally on Saturday, April 18, at Willow Creek Horse Park, 23355 County Road 100A in Woodland. Sixty riders will be competing on 16 teams doing dressage and show-jumping courses. The event is free to watch and open to the public. Attendees will see teams from […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Kudos to Central Park Gardens donors and volunteers

Before the year closes, we would like to thank a number of people publicly for their help in renovating the Waterwise Garden in Central Park Gardens, on B Street between Third and Fourth streets in Davis. In particular, we would like to thank Kim Crum, executive director, Heather Barnes, past president, and members of the […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Cheers and Jeers: Have you ever seen the rain?

We offer our cheers and jeers for local newsmakers as we look back over the previous week: CHEERS to the rain! Yes we know, as state officials and meteorologists have been quick to remind us, this doesn’t mean the drought is over, but it’s a start. At the very least, we don’t have to run […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,

Defeating Ebola involves medicine, and prayers

By David Dionisi In August and September, people throughout West Africa wondered if they would be left to fight Ebola alone. In September, the Franciscan Works school in Liberia, for which I am a volunteer, lost one of its students to Ebola. Johnson Moore was a nice young man. When he died, the Franciscan Works […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Heartbroken over treatment of teacher

I feel dismayed reading the recent articles about John O’Brien, a science teacher at Harper Junior High and, formerly, at Holmes Junior High. Our son was his student at both of these schools. Mr. O’Brien, better known as OB, is accused of “improperly touching a 16-year-old boy over his clothing.” Aside from the person accusing him, […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Students barking up the wrong tree

The issue: Anger in Davis and San Francisco, but the problem is in Sacramento As the regents of the University of California considered, and then approved, a plan to increase tuition by 5 percent a year for five years, student protests hit not only the regents’ meetings themselves, but UC Davis and other campuses in the […]

November 23, 2014 | Posted in Our View | Tagged ,
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