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Papa Murphy’s, Big O accept toy donations

Papa Murphy’s Pizza store in Davis, 640 W. Covell Blvd., Suite G; Big O Tires, 1513 Fifth St.; and The Arbors Apartments, 1280 Olive Drive in Davis; are drop-off locations for new, unwrapped toys for donation to young patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children. Hospital staffers wrap the toys just in time for Santa Claus […]

SaveMart shoppers can help feed the hungry

Shoppers at Davis’ SaveMart store on Anderson Road can help feed the hungry this holiday season by supporting the supermarket’s Holiday Give. Share. CARE! Drive, which supports local food banks, including the Yolo Food Bank. As they check out their groceries, customers can tear off a donation coupon and hand it to the cashier. A […]

Yes to these? Then no to USA

About the Syrian refugees: I am less concerned about terrorists hiding among them as I want to be reassured that they fit in with the American way of religious tolerance, as in freedom of religion and freedom from religion. I would ask a potential immigrant the following: Do you agree that apostasy and/or blasphemy should […]

Don’t destroy our nation’s values

In truth, people of all nations face crucial threats to their lives, by developments of the past several decades. I believe if the terrorists’ crusades to destroy life in developed (read “civilized”) populations continue as in recent years, we face a life of barbaric magnitude of Stone Age society within an electronic-era technological world, literally capable […]

Seniors say, ‘Thanks, Target!’

The senior residents of Eleanor Roosevelt Circle would like to thank Target of Davis for their generous donation presented to ERC on Nov. 20. This generous gift will help purchase a television for our senior residents to enjoy. At Eleanor Roosevelt Circle, we have a community room where our seniors exercise and watch movies. Our […]

Prostate-cancer screening down after new guidance

CHICAGO (AP) — Far fewer U.S. men are being diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer and getting blood tests to detect the disease since an influential government-appointed panel recommended against routine screening of all men, an American Cancer Society study found. A big question remains: Did that shift have any effect on death rates from prostate […]

Spread thin over the holidays

By Amy Tucci From finding the perfect gifts to assembling bikes at midnight, the holiday season can be particularly stressful for parents with children of all ages. For parents caring for both children and their aging parents, the holidays can be downright overwhelming. So many people today face this added responsibility that they have been […]

Mayor’s Corner: Think of the neediest this holiday season

Happy holidays! Although some enterprises have been in holiday mode for a while, the holiday season officially arrives in our community this week with two annual traditions: * The Children’s Candlelight Parade and Tree-Lighting: Whether you want to walk with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the parade, which begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, […]

Travis Credit Union receives community development certification

Travis Credit Union has announced its certification by the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. To receive this certification, financing organizations must have a primary mission of promoting community development and must provide development services in conjunction with their financing activities. Only 808 organizations in the United States are certified CDFIs, including loan funds, credit […]

Dignity Health named a Top Performer

The Joint Commission, a national accreditor of health-care organizations, has recognized Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital as a Top Performer for its pneumonia, surgical care, immunizations and perinatal care. Woodland Memorial is one of 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction. “We […]

Dear Counselor: Tread carefully when managing an elder’s finances

Question: My mother is having difficulty with her financial affairs. She has asked me to take over, but I think that my siblings may have a problem with it. What should I do? Answer: You are right to hesitate before jumping into the role. Taking over your mother’s financial affairs is a very big responsibility, […]

Real estate company enhances El Macero’s Internet connectivity

El Macero residents are all set to be wired for the future. Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate, which represents 50 percent of buyers in the golf-course community adjacent to South Davis, recently partnered with other local businesses to pool funds for much-needed infrastructure improvements there. When the advancements are in place, El Macero residents will […]

Firefighters, families give to others

Davis firefighters and their families help assemble food baskets Wednesday for Davis Professional Firefighters Local 3494’s annual Thanksgiving basket program, which provided holiday meals for 550 Yolo County families in need. At right is Firefighter Adam Price. Funding for the program, now in its 29th year, was covered by community members who donated $7,000 during […]

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