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Madrigals will sing at holiday lunch Wednesday

The spirit of the season will be alive at the Davis Senior Center’s holiday luncheon at noon Wednesday, Dec. 2. A hot lunch will be served by Atria Covell Gardens with a live performance by an octet from the award-winning Davis High School Madrigal Singers. Dressed in period costumes, these youths bring joy through their vocal performance of Renaissance songs, […]

County seeks more foster parents, particularly for teens

Yolo County had more than 100 transitional-age youthd in foster care last year and the need for foster parents for these teens continues to grow. Many of these youths — ages 14 to 20 — are never reunited with their families or find adoptive parents and end up emancipating from the system instead. Studies repeatedly have shown […]

$3 million campaign announced to improve Woodland Healthcare surgical services

Community leaders and philanthropists came together Thursday, Nov. 19, to celebrate the public announcement of the largest capital campaign in Woodland Healthcare’s history. The Woodland Healthcare Foundation’s $3 million Advanced Imaging and Surgical Services Campaign will result in state-of-the-art imaging technology and enhanced facilities for the health-care group’s surgical services, which serve patients from throughout the […]

Social service groups receive Biberstein grants

Ten nonprofit social service groups in Yolo County have received grants totaling $13,200 from a fund established by Congregation Bet Haverim, Jewish Fellowship of Davis. The Biberstein Social Action Fund was established in 2002 to honor longtime Davis residents Ernie and Hannah Biberstein for their contributions to community service and social justice. The fund sponsors […]

Help provide holiday baskets for pets of the homeless

For the 20th year, members of the public are invited to help provide a bit of holiday warmth and cheer for the dogs and cats of area homeless people. As they have for two decades, staff volunteers at UC Davis’ Veterinary Hospital are gathering monetary donations to help fill 130 holiday-wrapped boxes with pet toys, […]

Citizen science doesn’t stop cold

Lake Tahoe mobile app helps scientists year-round While skiers hit the slopes at Lake Tahoe this winter, scientists from the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center are encouraging them to hit the beach, too — and record what they see there on the “Citizen Science Tahoe” mobile app. TERC launched the app this past August, encouraging beachgoers […]

From Field to Fork: Backstage at the Farmers Market

I want to create something akin to one of those hourlong video documentaries that take us behind the scenes at, say, a “Nutcracker” ballet in New York City, a NASCAR race or a traveling circus. Only I haven’t got a camera and you don’t have an hour’s reading time for this. And it’s hard to […]

Fantasy author will present his new novel

The Avid Reader welcomes author Jason Denzel for a reading, discussion and signing of his first novel, “Mystic,” on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28, starting at 7:30 p.m. The bookstore is at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. For hundreds of years, high-born nobles have competed for the chance to learn of the Myst. Powerful, […]

STEAC seeks help with this year’s holiday adoption program

Volunteers for the Short Term Emergency Aid Committee have kicked off their campaign to sign up “adopters” to provide gifts and food for a growing number of individuals and families in STEAC’s annual Holiday Program.

“Similar to last year, we expect to provide food, clothing and gifts to close to 400 households from the Davis area,” said Pam Baird, program chair.

Through this program, STEAC encourages individuals, businesses, service groups, churches and schools to adopt eligible low-income families of varying …

Davis motorist arrested after chase

A 21-year-old Davis man was arrested for reckless driving early Saturday after taking police on a chase that ended when he lost control of his car and crashed into the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house at 101 Russell Blvd. According to Davis police Sgt. Dan Powell, officers tried to pull over Sharma Shubham, 21, at Fifth […]

DHS hosts Financial Aid Workshop on Dec. 1

Davis High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend the high school’s annual Financial Aid Workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The workshop is designed to help students and parents understand the college financial aid process, learn about the many sources […]

Holmes’ ‘Un-Fundraiser’ supports school field trips

The Holmes Junior High School PTA invites alumni, members of the community and current Holmes families to contribute to its 14th annual “Un-Fundraiser.” This is the PTA’s only fundraiser of the year. The goal is to raise $12,000 to fund upcoming field trips for all students in each grade level at Holmes — a re-enactment […]

City arts grants return for 2016

After a five-year hiatus, the city of Davis once again will be awarding grants to local artists and arts organizations for projects taking place in 2016. The deadline for application is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23. The tradition is a long one in Davis: Arts grants were awarded between 1973 and 2011. Using city funds […]

Fibro Friends host Thanksgiving potluck

The November meeting of the Northern California Fibro Friends will be the group’s annual Thanksgiving potluck. All who have attended the meetings are invited to come, and to bring a dish to share. It does not have to be the usual dish served at Thanksgiving time, and can be a main dish, side dish, an appetizer […]

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