Sunday, April 26, 2015

Maria (Mieke) Laurentia Wilhelmina Theresia van Rijckevorsel van Kessel-Rath

Aug. 5, 1923 — Feb. 19, 2015 Maria (Mieke) Laurentia Wilhelmina Theresia van Rijckevorsel van Kessel-Rath, loving mother to Ghislaine and her husband Fred, Roderik and his wife Theresa, daughter-in-law Misty, grandmother to Bryan and his wife Kayla, Kayla and her husband Aaron, Jeremy, Freddie and Cory, and great-grandmother to Alexis, Dominic, and Riley, passed […]

Mamajowali will perform at benefit house concert

Add two continents and three innovative musicians and you get Mamajowali. The band — featuring Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe and Walter Strauss — will perform its unique blend of the music of West Africa with Americana at the third annual house concert fundraiser Sunday, May 3, to benefit arts programs at Montgomery Elementary School. The […]

Whitney Joy Engler

Sept. 4, 1987 – March 27, 2015 Whitney Joy Engler died on March 27, 2015, in Davis. Born in San Diego on Sept. 4, 1987, Whitney grew up in the Scripps Ranch community, graduating from Scripps Ranch High School in 2005. In 2010, she earned a bachelor’s degree in brain behavior and cognitive science with […]

Valente Forrest Dolcini

d. April 19, 2015 Valente Forrest Dolcini, a lifelong Davisite and a member of one of Davis’ pioneer families, died on April 19, 2015. He was 81 years old.  Val was the fifth of six children born to Valente Francis Dolcini and June Plant Dolcini, both former postmasters of Davis. Their forbearers came overland in […]

Explorit: Celebrate International Astronomy Day

By Vinita Domier Celebrate International Astronomy Day on Saturday, April 25, with the Explorit Science Center Astronomy Club. This special celebration starts at 6 p.m. at Explorit Science Center, 3141 Fifth St. in Davis. The purpose of the day is to “bring astronomy to the people.” Club members will share their love of backyard astronomy […]

Ride of Silence remembers traffic victims

All are welcome to join Davis’ Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 20, to honor and to remember all those who have been injured or killed while riding on the public roadways, and to remind motorists of the vulnerability of those with whom they share the roads. The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. in […]

Workshop offers tips on how to get around town

A travel training workshop is planned Saturday in Davis to introduce local residents to transportation options and services. Participants will learn how to use buses or ride a bike to get to a movie theater, favorite restaurant or local shops. The workshop is open to the public but is focused on senior citizens who have given […]

Davis Pride festival set for May 3

The Davis Pheonix Coalition will host the Davis Pride community festival on Sunday, May 3, in Central Park at Third and C streets. A 5K Run for Equality begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $35. The free festival begins at 11 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. It will feature activities for all ages, local nonprofits, community businesses and up-and-coming cutting-edge talent […]

Gliders will soar over Grasslands Park

The public is invited to attend the Sacramento Valley Soaring Society’s Spring Fling radio-controlled glider event this weekend. The flying will begin at 1 p.m. Friday and continue at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The field is at Grasslands Park on Mace Boulevard about 3 miles south of the city limits. Visitors will see radio-controlled […]

Ready to give a resident camp a try? Tips to ease the homesick blues

“Homesickness is natural,” says Pag Smith, CEO for the American Camp Association. “But it’s not fatal.” About 10 percent of children will experience separation anxiety at sleepaway camp, Smith said. For about 6 percent, the anxiety will be severe enough that camp staff will have to call their parents. “It’s normal for kids to be afraid […]

Connection Practice founder will visit Unity Center

Unity Center of Davis will host Rita Marie Johnson, founder of the Connection Practice, who will speak at Sunday’s service, which starts at 10 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. She will discuss the Connection Practice, also known as BePeace, described in a her book, “Completely Connected: Uniting Our Empathy and […]

Campus firearms bill passes Senate committee

Legislation by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to restrict concealed weapons on school, college and university campus grounds passed the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday on a 4-2 vote. “As concealed weapons permits are becoming more prevalent and easier to obtain, campus public safety officials need more authority to regulate them on campus grounds,” Wolk […]

Emerson featured at photography program

The Woodland Camera Forum will present a photography program on Tuesday, April 21, by photographer Eric Emerson. The show is his “Best of the Best” images taken over the years, and will begin at 7 p.m. at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The show is open and free to the public. Until last […]

Portuguese influence in Yolo County detailed

On Sunday, April 26, the Yolo County Historical Society, in concert with the Portuguese Historical Societies in Yolo County, will present a lecture on the Portuguese in Yolo County. The talk will begin at 2 p.m. at San Pedro Park, 708 Hobson Ave. in West Sacramento. Representatives from the Woodland Holy Ghost Festa, Freeport Clarksburg […]