Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Paper Slip Meditation workshop offered

A new workshop opportunity called Paper Slip Meditation, developed and led by David Roberts, is an unusual and easy-to-use form of meditation that has the practical aim of bringing about positive “real-world” developments in people’s lives. A class to introduce the meditative concept will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the […]

Become Web-savvy at free Davis class

Internet features and safety — including email, surfing tricks and uploading and downloading — are the focus of a free class at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Participants of all ages are welcome; call the Senior Center at 530-757-5696 to sign up.

Fifth Street facts

Confused about how to navigate the new Fifth Street? Here’s a primer: * Motorists should stay behind the triangular yield markings until pedestrians have crossed the intersection * The rapid rectangular flashing beacon will flash after it is activated by a pedestrian in the crosswalk * Bicyclists in the roadway yield to pedestrians and bicycles in […]

City looks for volunteer history buffs

Ask not what your history can do for you, ask what you can do for your history. The city of Davis is mobilizing a group of volunteers to perform a historical survey of the city, which will both quantify what historical resources Davis has and provide a welcome break in costs for homeowners who want to […]

Middle East politics cloud UC student regent vote

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California’s governing board on Wednesday confirmed a UCLA junior as its next student representative, despite the objections of a student group concerned about his financial ties to a pro-Israel foundation. The selection of Avi Oved as student regent-designate marked the second year in a row that Middle East […]

Peregrine School offers tours at new site

Families who might be interested in Peregrine School are invited to tour the new school location, 2650 Lillard Drive in South Davis, which will open this fall. Directors Lorie Hammond and Carrie Fisher Stone will be on hand to give attendees a walk-through of the school grounds and answer program and enrollment questions. Those interested […]

A fine-able offense?

Eighi Hiastake, of the San Francisco Department of Public Works, washes a city sidewalk with a mixture of water and detergent on Tuesday in San Francisco. In one of the most drastic responses yet to California’s drought, state regulators will consider fines of up to $500 a day for people who waste water on landscaping, fountains, […]

New alumni regent-designate comes from UC Davis

UC Davis’ Cal Aggie Alumni Association has elected Rod Davis to serve as the alumni regent on the University of California Board of Regents. Davis, who received his bachelor’s degree from UCD in 1971, will serve as the regent-designate through June 30, 2015, and as the full voting alumni regent the following year. In this […]

UCD veterinarians warn of potential aerosol bird toxins

By Rob Warren Avian specialists at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine are warning of several potential aerosol toxicoses, and are urging bird owners to take special precautions with their fragile animals. “Birds are exquisitely sensitive to aerosol toxins, much more so than humans,” said Leslie Woods, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, professor of clinical pathology, […]

Lescroart joins fellow authors at Sacramento book festival

Bestselling mystery writer John Lescroart, an El Macero resident, will be among some 50 authors featured at this fall’s California Capital Book Festival. The event will run Oct. 25-26 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The book festival is produced by Sacramento-based event planning firm Capital EventWorks in partnership with the Sacramento Public Library Foundation. Joining […]

Garden doctor: Careful, it’s a 100-year decision

Question: We just moved into our house, and want to remove a large “century plant” that was planted by the former homeowner. It is very large, a hazard, and needs to be taken out. How should I proceed? Answer: Agaves are native plants of North America, and are growing in popularity because they require no […]

Sutter sponsors qigong-for-sleep workshop

Sutter Health will sponsor a workshop, “Qigong for Better Sleep,” at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St., from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13. The workshop will feature a simple qigong form designed specifically by a Chinese grandmaster to address insomnia. Self-care acupressure points traditionally used for sleep issues also will be covered. […]

Connections Café meets weekly in July

The Connections Café at 7th and A will meet at the Davis Senior Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays in July. Coming up on July 14 is a presentation on how to attach photos to emails and learn a bit more about editing photos. Connections Cafe is a joint partnership between the city of Davis […]

Meeting examines single-payer health care system

The Yolo County Health Care for All chapter will host a question-and-answer forum regarding the Affordable Care Act at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, and of the intent and strategy of achieving a single-payer health care system in California in 2017. The meeting will be in the Winters Community Library, 708 Railroad Ave. Many are unaware […]