Thursday, December 18, 2014

Need a new best friend?

Binkie is one of five adorable Labrador retriever/German shepherd puppies found in a drainage ditch near Dunnigan. The two male and three female pups are 4 1/2 to 5 months old and are friendly and playful. Remy is a handsome 1-year-old Doberman/Rottweiler cross. He was a little shy when he arrived but is becoming more outgoing each day. Remy loves to play ball […]

Reception benefits endangered gorillas

Chef Pru Mendez will host an evening at Tucos restaurant in downtown Davis on Wednesday, Sept. 24, to benefit the Gorilla Doctors. The event, “Small Plates, Big Thanks,” is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine with Gorilla Doctors co-directors Dr. Kirsten Gilardi and Dr. Mike […]

Nominate deserving volunteers for top citizen honors

Shine the light What: Nominations for the C.A. Covell Award for the Citizen of the Year and the A.G. Brinley Plaque for outstanding service in a particular endeavor When: Due by 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 Where: Email to Janet Berry, chair of the Community Awards Steering Committee, at or mail to Berry at 5307 Tufts […]

Governor signs bill to support state’s ailing bee population

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation this week to aid the state’s ailing honeybee population by encouraging beekeeping on land managed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. “This new law is an important step in efforts to bolster the state’s bee population, which serves a critical role in California’s agricultural industry and in maintaining the […]

Backyard poultry symposium Sunday at UCD

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is offering a symposium to learn the best way to care for and raise chickens in your back yard. Topics include common diseases of backyard poultry, simple chicken doctoring at home, disease prevention, chicken behavior and nutrition. The symposium will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, […]

Forum will answer questions about new license law

A new state law that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for a California driver’s license will be the focus of a public forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Woodland. Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, is partnering with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, California Highway Patrol, Woodland Police Department and the Sacramento […]

Australian pop band Dick Diver plays Third Space

Dick Diver, G. Green and Michael O. will play Monday, Sept. 22, at the Third Space Collective, 946 Olive Drive. Dick Diver, an Australian psychedelic pop-rock band, also will be on the air with KDRT, 95.7 FM, at 4 p.m. Monday during “Live in the Loam.” The show is open to all ages. Doors open at 8 […]

RepowerYolo hosts solar seminar

RepowerYolo, a Davis-based program that provides discounts for residential solar systems, will host a free seminar Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. Refreshments will be provided. Attendees will learn how 100 Yolo County homeowners are pooling their purchasing power to significantly reduce the […]

Local Girl Scouts are looking for a few good leaders

You don’t need to be a mom to be a Girl Scout leader. Both women and men, as well as college students, parents and non-parents, retirees and young professionals all make excellent volunteers and are vital to accommodate the growing numbers of girls participating in Girl Scouts. Community members can learn more about the program at […]

Reneau, Silberstein will read their poetry Thursday

Henry Reneau Jr. and Allegra Silberstein will be featured at the Poetry Night series at 8 p.m. Thursday at the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Reneau attended UC Davis, double-majoring in English and African/African-American studies. He has been published in more than a 120 journals and anthologies, including Nameless Magazine, Mandala Literary […]

Parents host campaign coffees for Archer

Barbara Archer, a candidate for the Davis school board, has announced two new campaign events at the homes of school volunteers. South Davis parent Judy Frederickson will host a coffee for Archer at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at her home. Those interested in attending should RSVP at West Davis parent Pam Pacelli will […]

Hundreds flee wildfires; homes burn

WEED (AP) — Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills. Ten minutes later, a wildfire driven by fierce winds raced through their neighborhood, missing them by three houses and torching a roof across the […]

Search the Internet at Connections Café

Davis Community Network is teaming up with Connections Café at the Davis Senior Center on Monday, Sept. 22, for a presentation on “Searching The Internet.” A brief, illustrated talk on how to search the Internet for specific information will be followed by hands-on practice with an Internet Scavenger Hunt. Volunteers will be on hand to assist. […]

Sutter qigong classes start Sept. 22

A new 10-week session of qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begins Monday, Sept. 22, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. “Qigong for a Healthy Heart” runs from 5 to 6 p.m. and may be used as a part of a prevention program or as an adjunct to Western medical care. An […]