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Explore plant chemistry mysteries at Arboretum

Have you ever wondered what makes up the flavor of your wine? Or how a plant can cure cancer? What the smell is in your perfume? Or how a tree defends itself? Join chemistry pro­fessor Dean Tantillo, plant biology professor Philipp Zerbe and chemistry Ph.D. candidate Nhu Nguyen for a talk and tour in the […]

Author Karen Levy to discuss her memoir at Woodland library

You could say that Karen Levy’s book has legs. In April 2013, Levy’s memoir “My Father’s Gardens” was published by Homebound Publications. And over the next two years, she did the things that writers do to publicize a new book: a book-signing event at The Avid Reader, an interview on Capital Public Radio’s “Insight” program, […]

Church series looks at the environment

On Sunday, Oct. 11, Lutheran Church of the Incarnation will begin a three-week series discussing themes raised by Pope Francis in his encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’ “On Care For Our Common Home.” The document is intended to “bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development,” a church spokesman said. The series will be in three […]

Need a new best friend?

Rush is a 9- to 10-month-old neutered male smooth collie/border collie mix. He has a cropped tail with a white and golden brown coat. A friendly boy, he’s super-affectionate and full of personality. He recently completed a basic obedience class, so he knows his commands. Corina is a 1-year-old spayed female purebred Rottweiler who has a gentle temperament […]

Pence Gallery: Photos offer a look at a changing land

“The (Black) Hills are one of the most contested spaces in the nation, but as tourism took hold, the gold deposits continued to yield returns, and mid-twentieth century ‘how the West was won’ narratives proliferated, the dirty history was either swept under the rug, vulgarized, or quietly accepted. “In my time there, I aimed to […]

Veterans tailgate at Saturday’s Aggie game

All military members past and present are invited to join Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 (Davis) and the UC Davis Student Veterans for a football tailgate party Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. as the UCD Aggies take on Northern Arizona at Aggie Stadium. The group will meet in the Team Aggie reserved parking lot (Lot […]

DHS students may apply for activity grants

The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation is accepting applications for the Student Activity Grant Program. The goal of the program is to enhance the high school experience for any current DHS student. Students may apply for funding to support curricular or extracurricular activities during their sophomore, junior or senior years. Examples of activities that […]

Project Linus celebrates 5 years of warm blankets

Happiness is a warm blanket, made with love. If you enjoy quilting, knitting or sewing, you’re invited to Project Linus’ monthly gathering from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Davis Senior Center. This month, the group celebrates its fifth anniversary. Volunteers make blankets for children in the community who are seriously ill, […]

Teachers may apply for school arts grants

The Davis School Arts Foundation is accepting grant applications to support arts programs in Davis public schools during the 2015-16 academic year. DSAF is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization committed to the belief that every child should have access to the arts at every grade level and that visual and performing arts are essential for the […]

Apply by Friday to Biberstein Social Action Fund

Nonprofit organizations are invited to submit applications to the Biberstein Social Action Fund for grants in support of projects addressing poverty, discrimination, abuse and neglect issues in Yolo County. The fund was established in 2002 by the board of directors of Congregation Bet Haverim, Jewish Fellowship of Davis, to honor Ernie and Hannah Biberstein, who […]

Community forum examines late nights downtown

The Davis Vanguard and Civenergy will begin a community conversation about nighttime safety in downtown Davis with a community forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Davis Police Department’s conference room, 2600 Fifth St. Participants will include Davis Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis, Davis Assistant Police Chief Darren Pytel, Davis Downtown President Michael […]

Photography Club members offer critiques

The next meeting of the Davis Photography Club will be “Critique Night” on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Member-submitted images will be shown and critiqued. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Dave Jolkovsky, club […]

Flu shots, screenings set at Davis Health Fair

Free flu shots, health screenings and lectures are all on tap for the Davis Senior Center’s annual Health Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the center, 646 A St. The public is invited to this event, co-sponsored by Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Health Medical Foundation and Yolo County Health and Human […]

Meals on Wheels celebrates 40 years of service

Meals on Wheels will commemorate 40 years of service at an afternoon celebration at Glide Ranch on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 5 p.m. All members of the community are invited to join the agency’s staff members, board members and volunteers in recognizing the contributions Meals on Wheels has made to the community. Meals on […]

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