YOLO COUNTY NEWS

Fred Gladdis

Golf courses

Public golf courses in Yolo County include: — Wildhorse Golf Club is a challenging course for golfers of all caliber, and includes a driving range and putting green. Location: 2323 Rockwell Drive, Davis More information: 530-753-4900; www.wildhorsegolfclub.com — Davis Golf Course is a full-service facility. Besides the 18-hole course, it has a driving range and […]

Davis Arts Center

The Davis Arts Center is a gathering place for dynamic engagement with the arts. Through multidisciplinary classes and programs for the regional community, the Arts Center inspires creative expression in people of all ages and fosters an environment for the arts to flourish. Founded in 1959, the Davis Arts Center has remained true to its […]

U.S. Biking Hall of Fame

After a nationwide competition in 2008, Davis was chosen as the new home for the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame and its museum. Occupying an 8,000-square-foot building in Central Park in downtown Davis, its collection includes a vast array of bicycles, photographs, awards, posters, periodicals and racing apparel from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. In fact, […]

Dog parks

Toad Hollow Dog Park generally is the place to be for Davis’ four-legged friends. This 2.5-acre fully fenced park — at 1919 Second St., Davis — provides plenty of room for your dog to play, and it includes a fenced small-dog area, too. Parking is available at the park and along Second Street next to […]

Camping / regional parks

Yolo County’s public parks, which total 2,300 acres, spread out over the county’s 1,021 square miles. Some span hundreds of acres, offer dozens of campsites and boast oak trees older than the United States of America. “It’s everything from Elkhorn Regional Park along the Sacramento River to parks on Cache Creek, parks on Putah Creek, […]

Bohart Museum

If you’re into bugs, the Bohart Museum of Entomology on the UC Davis campus has plenty of them. Butterflies? Check. Dragonflies? Check. Native bees? Check. In fact, the Bohart houses more than 7 million insect specimens, plus a live “petting zoo” that includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, scorpions, a millipede and six different kinds of […]

Hiking

Spring-fed waterfalls cascading over shadowy caverns, pockets of wetlands with turtles floating undisturbed and the fur of black bears shimmering in the sunlight as they move swiftly along river banks. 
Recounted by Andrew Fulks, who manages UC Davis’ Putah Creek Riparian Reserve, these adventures actually are close to home. Fulks has worked to inform, protect and […]

Mondavi Center

The Mondavi Center is UC Davis’ world-class performing arts facility. It is the premier performance venue in Northern California and the regional destination for the best in classical music, dance, distinguished speakers, jazz, theater and world music. This sumptuous theater on the southern edge of campus nestles right up to the railroad tracks, but fear […]

Bicycling

Davis takes its reputation as the bicycle capital of the country seriously, and there are many ways this town proves its loyalty to pedal power. It has earned the title of “America’s Best Bicycling City” because of its high volume of bicycle use, its renowned system of bikeways and cyclist-friendly facilities, and supportive city and […]

Paddling

Cache Creek is part of the Wild and Scenic California water system. It is one of the major rivers in Yolo County, flowing southeast from Clear Lake through BLM land and then along Highway 16. The wilderness area has both the second largest population of bald eagles and tule elk in California. For most recreational […]

Hattie Weber Museum

Those wishing to learn more about the history of Davis and surrounding areas can visit the Hattie Weber Museum in downtown Davis. Named for Hattie (Harriet Elisha) Weber, who was the first paid librarian in Davisville, the museum is operated by the Yolo County Historical Society and run by knowledgeable volunteers. The museum houses permanent […]

Farm tours

Yolo County is agriculture land, and there are many ways to get out and experience it. As Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor explained, “Yolo County plays a unique role in our region. When we talk about a ‘farm to fork’ effort in the Sacramento region, more often than not, the farm is in Yolo County. […]

California Raptor Center

The California Raptor Center is a unique facility that combines education, research and conservation. Students and volunteers learn under the direction of the School of Veterinary Medicine to provide medical care for an average of 200 raptors from throughout Northern California each year. About 60 percent of the patients are released back into the wild; […]

Davis Shakespeare Festival

The Davis Shakespeare Festival, now in its sixth year, is a local theater event for the community to enjoy. Two shows will be featured this summer: “Twelfth Night,” directed by Rob Salas, is a popular Shakespeare comedy in which the intrepid Viola finds herself shipwrecked in a strange land, and decides to pass herself off […]

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