Fred Gladdis

Recycling made easy

The city of Davis Recycling Program partners with private local hauler Davis Waste Removal to pick up materials from 64,000 Davis residents once a week. The city’s website, recycling.cityofdavis.org, features information on what is and is not permitted in bins. The site encourages the five R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle, rot (composting) and rebuy (recycled materials). […]

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

The art of the matter

Meandering through downtown Davis, you may run across a life-size giraffe; or while strolling along a bike path, you may find bigger-than-life dominoes. Davis likes to liven up its landscapes and neighborhoods is through public art. A stroll through downtown might take you past “The Joggers” at Third and F streets, “Solar Intersections” at the […]

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Check out this museum

What better way to celebrate a historical library building than to turn it into a museum? That’s exactly what the city of Davis did with the first branch of the Yolo County Free Library. The 1911 building, originally at 117 F St., was moved to its current home at the corner of Fifth and C […]

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

Quiet out there!

The city of Davis has — by its own admission — a “robust noise ordinance.” It’s also full of addendums and exceptions, which may be found online at http://qcode.us/codes/davis/. How stringent is the ordinance? In 1994, it gained national headlines when a resident was ticketed for “audible snoring.” The amount of noise allowed depends on […]

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Science is fun at Explorit

Build a tornado in a bottle or learn how to launch a rocket. The Explorit Science Center allows people of all ages to become active explorers 
by touching, testing, experimenting and questioning through unusual hands-on experiences. You can play a pivotal part in helping people explore science. Share any level of time, skills, energy or […]

September 20, 2015 | Posted in Special Editions | Tagged ,

How do the gardens grow?

Have you ever wanted to grow your own food but don’t have the land? The city of Davis sponsors the Davis Community Garden at 1825 Fifth St. There are 113 garden plots; most are 18 feet by 20 feet, although a few are half-plots. The city provides the land, water, some facility maintenance and some […]

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