Sunday, March 29, 2015

State loosens sex offender residency restrictions

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks and instead impose the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children, state officials announced Thursday. The state corrections department said it is changing its policy in response to a state Supreme Court […]

Sing along on April Fool’s Day

No fooling! All music lovers are invited to join in a Sing-Along on Wednesday, April 1, from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m., at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street. Come join in this special event, as pianist Sharon Cuthbertson unveils an all-new series of showtunes. If you like to sing, this event is for you. […]

Neighbors invited to adopt Willow Creek Park

The City of Davis Police and Parks & Community Services Departments would like to extend an invitation to neighboring residents of Oak Grove Park to attend the Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Event to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Willow Creek Park. The City will be recruiting nearby residents or groups to assist with […]

State Senate moves on $1 billion water plan

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California. The legislation accelerates water infrastructure spending, some of which can boost local water supplies in future years. It includes $267 […]

NAMI to hold potluck

NAMI-Yolo (a chapter of NAMI, the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness) will hold a forum to educate the community about Yolo Community Care mental health programs in Yolo County. The forum will be at the next monthly potluck dinner meeting, on Wednesday, April 1, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Church of St. Martin Social Hall, […]

Cool Davis at Picnic in the Park

Interested in making the switch to solar energy? Cool Davis has invited John Walter from RepowerYolo to talk about the PACE program and other financial options that can help install solar PV at home. Walter will be at Picnic in the Park from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. While there, take the Cool Homes survey, […]

‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ singer on KDRT

Fifty years ago, David Willat was one of the half-dozen children who sang in the chorus on Vince Guaraldi’s classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” He was 11. Willat also sang in the choir on another of Guaraldi’s big projects, the innovative Grace Cathedral Jazz Mass. Both recordings turn 50 this year. On the latest edition of […]

UCD event explores Chinese alcoholic beverages

Foodies, wine and beverage industry professionals, and academics will explore the history and modern appreciation of Chinese alcoholic beverages, or “jiu,” at a daylong conference at UC Davis on Thursday. “Understanding Jiu: The History and Culture of Alcoholic Beverages in China” is organized by the Confucius Institute at UCD and open to the public. About […]

Pick your own fruit and donate on Saturday

Community Harvest of Davis (formerly Village Harvest) has for almost six years sent volunteers to people’s houses to pick their fruit and donate it to agencies that feed the hungry. On Saturday the group is doing something a little different — having a Pick Your Own Fruit day. All you have to do is pick […]

Men will share thoughts about conference

Several Davis men who have been attending the Redwood Men’s Annual Conference will meet to talk, share and answer questions about their conference experiences with prospective attendees on Sunday, April 26, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Small Conference Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. For the past 24 […]

UCD to host seminar series on future of UC

A new seminar class this spring will bring major speakers to campus to discuss the future of the University of California, the UC budget and the university’s different roles in California. While it is listed as a “freshman seminar,” anyone is welcome to attend. “We hope to expose the campus to the thinking behind current discussions […]

Spring’s in bloom at Carlton Plaza

Floral designers from Stems Florist of Vacaville will lead a demonstration on flower arranging for guests and residents at Carlton Plaza of Davis on Sunday, March 22, at 2:30 p.m. “Activities like floral arranging are mentally stimulating, allowing seniors to explore their artistic abilities and create beauty,” said Rob Read, executive director of Carlton Plaza […]

Walk raises brain injury awareness

Did you know that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month? Local residents can show their support for those who live and cope with brain injury by participating in the eighth annual Walk for Brain Injury hosted by UC Davis Medical Center on Sunday, March 22, at the state Capitol in Sacramento. Registration and check-in begin […]

Spin session benefits ‘Survivor of the Year’ nominee

Local spin instructor Raychel Kubby Adler invites community members to support breast cancer survivor Keri McNay in her quest to become Albie Aware’s breast cancer survivor of the year. Adler will hold a “Spin for Survival” fundraiser from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. Space is limited. […]