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Vote for charity paint recipient

Online voting has begun in the 2015 Brooks Painting Charity Paint Giveaway. The winner will receive up to $10,000 in free painting. Voters will choose from among the Yolo Family Service Agency, a nonprofit that offers affordable mental health services and counseling; senior citizens advocate Elaine Roberts-Musser of Davis; and the Yolo County YMCA, which […]

Fred C. Heidrick Jr.

Fred C. Heidrick Jr. Aug. 5, 1938 — May 15, 2015 Fred Clark Heidrick Jr. passed away after a brief bout of cancer on May 15, 2015. He was 76. Fred was born on Aug. 5, 1938, in Woodland to Fred and Helen Heidrick. He attended both Fillmore and Willow Oak grammar schools and graduated […]

Forum examines strategies to prevent gun violence

A community forum on gun violence is planned for Wednesday evening at UC Davis, organized by the Yolo County and Sacramento Valley chapters of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. UC Davis gun violence researcher Garen Wintemute of the UC Davis School of Medicine will be joined by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis; Assemblyman Bill […]

Monthly discussion focuses on ‘Care Planning’

“Care Planning: Future Planning for You or a Loved One,” will be the topic of discussion at the new monthly series, “Let’s Talk.” It will be held Tuesday, May 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, 20 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Peggy Phelps, a resource specialist with Dignity […]

All are welcome at solar-cooking potluck

All are welcome at the Davis Solar Cookers potluck starting at 11 a.m. Saturday in Central Park, near the Davis Farmers Market. A solar cooking class also will begin at 11 a.m. While the food is cooking, members of the Davis Permaculture Guild will discuss backyard chickens at 11:30 a.m. An eco-kids activity will keep the […]

Orientation offered at Davis Media Access

Davis Media Access offers a free orientation to its programs and services each month. This next general orientation will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, at the media center, 1623 Fifth St. in Davis. DMA Production Manager Jeff Shaw will provide an overview of DMA’s services, and information about internships as well […]

Explorit celebrates women in science with upcoming events

By Anne Hance and Lisa Justice On Wednesday, May 27, Explorit and the American Association of University Women will host a relaxed evening for girls and their parents and friends to meet women in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math). Join us for pizza at 6:30 p.m., then career stories and questions at 7 […]

Be water-safe this summer

By Rose Cholewinski “Just a moment, sweetie!” How many times has your child asked for your attention and you’ve said, “just a sec” while you finish up another small task? As a local swim school owner, longtime swim coach and a parent, I assure you that when it comes to pools and water, you don’t […]

Yolo Hospice: At the end, status matters

By Craig Dresang Imagine devoting your life and career to the noble calling of hospice, being a Sherpa for end-of-life journeys — and then having to check the stock price of your publicly traded hospice company every morning to make sure it is generating enough shareholder value. What began as a grassroots movement to improve end-of-life […]

L. Elaine Goddard

July 14, 1911 — May 3, 2015 L. Elaine Goddard passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 3, 2015, in Woodland, at the age of 103. Born in Viroqua, Wis., on July 14, 1911, she was the second-oldest of 12 children.  Elaine came from what now seems like a distant past but she was […]

Jumpstart Davis mixer set Wednesday

A Jumpstart Davis monthly mixer is planned at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, designed to strengthen and encourage the local startup community. The event at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St. in downtown Davis, will showcase several local startups and will bring together entrepreneurs, investors and connectors. “Jumpstart Davis is one small part of a […]

Train honoring Chinese workers will stop in Davis

Davis’ historic Southern Pacific Railroad Depot will serve as the departure point for a train ride to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the contribution that Chinese immigrants made to building the transcontinental railroad. Guests and dignitaries will arrive by train in Davis at 9:37 a.m. Saturday. Events at the depot will include a performance by the Cal Aggie […]

Need a new best friend?

Blake is a 1-year-old black-and-white purebred neutered male German shorthaired pointer. He came to Rotts of Friends from the UC Davis Community Training Program, so he is housebroken, well-trained and friendly with people. He also gets along with female dogs but prefers to be an only dog. Yummy is a 9- to 10-month-old spayed female […]

Traditional Japanese music and dance at library, I House

A visiting troupe from northern Japan will present a free performance of traditional Japanese music and dance from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The performers will reprise their concert on Wednesday, May 20, from 5 to 5:45 p.m. […]

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