Tuesday, October 21, 2014

NAMI-Yolo family support group meets Sunday

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will hold the next meeting of its family support group in Woodland on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Cafeteria Conference Room at Woodland Memorial Hospital, 1325 Cottonwood St. Meetings will continue there at that time […]

To save the birds, look to the fish

Birds that dive for fish while wintering in the Salish Sea, between British Columbia and Washington, are more likely to be in decline than nondiving birds with less specialized diets, according to a study led by the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis. Diving birds were 11 times more likely to be in decline […]

Explorit: Festive and fun family workshops set

By Michele Eigenman and Lisa Justice Want to join your kids in a festive and creative activity without the hassle of set-up or cleanup? Looking for an activity that will teach your children (and maybe even you) something about how the world around them works? The holiday season can be a hectic and messy time […]

Crab feed will benefit Yolo County Sheriff’s Posse

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Posse will host a crab feed Saturday evening, Nov. 8, in Waite Hall at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave. in Woodland. Doors open at 6 p.m. with no-host cocktails and games, and dinner is served at 7 p.m. The Jim Hunter Band will perform country-western dance music and […]

Wolk earns perfect score from senior advocates

A senior citizen advocacy group has awarded state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, a perfect score for her votes on key legislation for seniors in 2014. Wolk responded by applauding the Congress of California Seniors, a statewide nonprofit advocacy group, for its work to represent seniors’ interests in public policy discussions on issues that impact older adults. “Our state’s […]

Rumpledethumps to play at Village Homes Performers’ Circle

Rumpledethumps is the featured act at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle on Monday, Oct.27, in Davis. Rumpledethumps is a guitar/violin duo that plays mostly originals in the Texas singer-songwriter vein. Their original songs of myth, memory and modern love tackle subjects ranging from happy childhood memories to the fall of Troy. Rumpledethumps features Larry Guenther […]

DMTC plans Halloween karaoke fundraiser

All singers, and people who think they can sing, are invited to join Davis Musical Theatre Company for a spooky night of karaoke and dessert on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Jean Henderson Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Suite 10. From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., singers can choose from more than 700 songs […]

The Rhythm Future Quartet plays at Village Homes Community Center

An evening of Gypsy Jazz with The Rhythm Future Quartet will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay East, Davis. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions. The quartet features Jason […]

Front Country brings fresh take on bluegrass to The Palms on Friday

Since forming just three years ago, Front Country has become one of the country’s top young bluegrass bands, earning a reputation for soulful vocals, blazing instrumental arrangements and a knack for writing songs that bridge the traditional and progressive camps of bluegrass. When Melody Walker (lead vocals, guitar), Adam Roszkiewicz (mandolin), Jacob Groopman (guitar), Jordan […]

Suzanne ‘Suzie’ Valdrow

July 6, 1935 – Oct. 12, 2014 Suzanne “Suzie” Valdrow passed away in her Davis home on Oct. 12, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born July 6, 1935, in Riverside, and came to Davis in 1972. She was a loving wife and mother devoted to raising her family. After a 25-year […]

Name Droppers: Bisson, Cahill earn UC Davis faculty honors

Faculty associations at UC Davis have honored two of their own: Linda Bisson, recipient of the Charles P. Nash Prize, and Thomas Cahill, recipient of the Distinguished Emeritus Award. The Davis Division of the Academic Senate, the Academic Federation, the Davis Faculty Association and the Nash family have been presenting the Nash Prize since 2008, the year after Charlie Nash’s death. […]

National Business Women’s Week: Recognition starts locally

National Business Women’s Week, established in 1928 by the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, falls on the third week of October each year. It is a time to showcase the impact women have as business owners, employees and entrepreneurs. According to the the Global Initiative for Women’s Entrepreneurship Research, there are 10.1 million businesses owned […]

Wineaux: Say it once, say it again, repeat

The chief pitfall of a long-running column: repetition. Regular readers no doubt tire of my tirades against high alcohol and highly manipulated wines, my exhortations to patronize locally owned businesses, my paeans to the pleasures of the table. So I delight in reading “real” wine experts who express the same sentiments, especially when said expert is […]

Gender diversity associated with higher revenue and profits

While women hold only one in eight of the executive and board positions in California’s top 400 public companies, an annual UC Davis, study shows incremental progress — the percentage of women in these top decision-making posts has increased, and the number of companies with no women executives and board directors at all is dropping. […]