Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Yolo Crisis Nursery is in crisis; please help

After 13 years, the Yolo Crisis Nursery is slated to close on June 30 because the lead agency, EMQ FamiliesFirst, will no longer fund this precious resource. Our community was only recently made aware of this decision at the end of March. The Friends of the Yolo Crisis Nursery have no plans to let the […]

Meditation, Buddhism classes offered

The Davis Shambhala Center offers a free introduction to meditation every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at 133 D St., Suite H, in downtown Davis. Meditation instruction, discussion time and practice are included. The center also offers a free “Foundations of Shambhala” class every Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Questions, discussions and fellowship […]

Seniors can get tips for getting around town

Senior citizens and those with disabilities are invited to learn how to use the variety of transportation options to get around town at a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Participants will learn how to travel to destinations like the movies, a favorite restaurant or […]

School has garden plots for rent

The Harper Junior High School Community Garden has three garden plots available for rent. The plots are 20-by-20 feet and lease for $50 a year (from January to December). Gardens may be rented individually or shared by a group or multiple families working together. For more information or an application, visit the Harper website, http://harper.djusd.net and […]

Sugar overload, on ‘Davisville’

Drink one 20-ounce soda daily for a week, and you’ll take in enough sugar to fill most of a one-quart Mason jar, says Harold Goldstein, executive director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. On the current “Davisville,” Goldstein discusses efforts by the Davis nonprofit to tame the tide of sugar in the name […]

Dr. G to host last show of the season

Math, misery and mirth? An odd trio, said Dorothea to the Wise Goddess. What does it mean? Tune in to Dr. G’s last program of this season and find out what the Wise Goddess had to say about that, and a few other gems as well. “Through the Looking Glass” airs at 4 p.m. Thursday […]

Antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to autism

Prenatal exposure to medications frequently prescribed to treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health disorders, is associated with a higher incidence of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays in male children, a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs has found. “This study provides further evidence that in some children, prenatal exposure to (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) […]

Avid Reader to hold political, educational forums

The Avid Reader is hosting three programs on current issues in the next two weeks. Two are part of the bookstore’s ongoing “Solutions” series, and the other a City Council candidates’ forum on the subject of downtown Davis. The first program on voter outreach runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. The featured […]

Take a hike with the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club hosts morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round. The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. The walking distance is about 4.5 miles in 90 minutes’ time, with return to Peet’s at about 8:30 a.m. All are welcome. […]

Trek the mountains of Indonesia with Audubon speaker

The public is invited to attend the Yolo Audubon Society’s monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, as Andy Engilis, curator of the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, leads attendees on a fantastic biological voyage to an unexplored region of Indonesia, the Mekongga Mountains. In a region never before systematically surveyed […]

View classic vehicles at the April Cruise-In

A display of 40 to 80 classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and other various vehicles will take place at the April Cruise-In from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at The Marketplace shopping center at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane. Community members are invited to bring their own cars to show off or just take […]

Idell D. Moulton

Feb. 5, 1928 — Feb. 21, 2014 Idell D. Moulton, physical therapist, homemaker, wife and beloved mother to three children, and Gram Gram to four grandchildren passed away in Davis Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at age 86. She was born on Feb. 5, 1928, in Ephrata, Wash., to Idell and Grace Dudley and grew up […]

Crash victim escapes from burning car

Tragedy was averted Saturday morning when a passenger in a West Sacramento crash was able to escape from the vehicle just before it burst into flames, the California Highway Patrol reported. The crash occurred at about 9:30 a.m. on westbound Highway 80 near Reed Avenue, where the driver of a Toyota sedan failed to notice […]