Community Events: Innovation Park Discussion, Poppenga Fundraiser; Empower Yolo

The Davis Innovation Center team has scheduled several meetings in the next few weeks to seek community input. They plan to submit their application to the City of Davis in mid-September and want to hear from as many Davis residents as possible about what attributes are important to them in an innovation center.

The first of these public meetings is TONIGHT, August 28, 6 p.m. at Davis City Hall.  There will be two other meetings, on September 3 and 4, at Harper Junior High School and Davis High School.




Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser and Celebration
Bob Poppenga for Davis School Board

Friday September 5 from 6 pm – 8 pm

Please join Bob Poppenga and friends at the John Natsoulas Gallery, Friday, September 5 from 6-8 pm for an evening of wine, music, art and fun. All ages are welcome.

Enjoy an evening of fine wine and cheeses while viewing the world class art at the gallery. Talented Davis High School musicians will provide the musical entertainment. Kids, teens and adults can enjoy face painting and henna tattoos. Let’s celebrate all of the great things about Davis Joint Unified School District and how we can collectively make all of our public education programs world-class.

The Poppenga campaign thanks all of the donors who have made this event possible.

Suggested donation $50 – Please don’t feel bound by the suggested donation. All contributions are gratefully appreciated.

John Natsoulas Gallery
521 First Street
Davis CA

September 5, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm
Please RSVP

For more info about Bob Poppenga please go to


Empower Yolo Presents Rebels with a Cause: Driving Out Violence

On Saturday, September 20, Empower Yolo – Yolo County’s largest provider of services to women and children – will host Rebels with a Cause: Driving Out Violence to further Empower Yolo’s essential, life-saving crisis intervention services and violence prevention education benefiting our community. Rebels with a Cause: Driving Out Violence will take place at the renowned Reiff’s Antique Gas Station Museum – Woodland’s very own automotive landmark of vintage 1950s memorabilia, antiques, and classic car culture. This 50s-inspired end-of-summer soiree will feature classic Doo-wop, Motown and 50s hits by local favorites: Frankie and the Fabletones and Roadhouse 5. Further, the event will feature a classic car show and 50s costume contest, silent auction by Pacific Auction Company, prizes and more!

This funky-fly flashback to the 50s will take place Saturday, September 20t from 4:00pm – 10:00pm at Reiff’s Gas Station Museum at 52 Jefferson Street in Woodland. Tickets are on sale now at and are available for purchase in-person at Empower Yolo – 175 Walnut Street in Woodland. Tickets are $25 each and include live music, a car show, drink ticket, hors d’oeuvres and museum tour. Sponsorship opportunities are available at

About Reiff’s Gas Station Museum

Reiff’s Gas Station Museum is owned and run by Woodland’s very own Rebel with a Cause: Mark Reiff. Mark’s renowned Gas Station Museum is an automotive landmark of vintage 1950s memorabilia, antiques, and classic car culture. The museum exudes retro 50s nostalgia – from the vintage gas pumps to the 1950s retro diner, general store and movie theater. The acclaimed museum has been featured on Ripley’s Believe it or Not and several other national TV shows like it. Tours are available by appointment, and Reiff’s Museum is available for rent for parties, meetings, photo shoots and special events. Contact Mark Reiff at 530-666-1758 to reserve the museum as your event location or to schedule a tour!

About Empower Yolo

Established in 1977, Empower Yolo (formally the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to the intervention, prevention and elimination of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking and child abuse in Yolo County. Empower Yolo provides inclusive crisis intervention services to children, women, and men who have been victimized by violence, and prevention education throughout Yolo County and its surrounding areas.

Empower Yolo services include: 24/7 crisis hotline, individual counseling, support groups, emergency confidential shelter and empowerment program, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Teams, restraining order clinics and legal advocacy, Prevention and Education – including presentations, community fairs/tablings, professional trainings throughout Yolo County, and Teen Education presentations and groups in local high schools. All services are free and confidential. If you are in crisis or need support please call 530.662.1133. For more information about Empower Yolo, visit

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