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Birch Lane holds clothing drive

Birch Lane Elementary School, in partnership with ReUseIt, is providing an opportunity to de-clutter homes while making a difference locally by hosting a mobile clothing drive. The drive continues through May 31 at the school, 1600 Birch Lane in Davis. A ReUseIt drop box will be on the school campus and items may be placed in it anytime. […]

Mike Justis band plays for next Wine’d Down Thursday

Singer-songwriter Mike Justis has been playing an unusual brand of folk, blues and Americana music for more than 30 years. This week, he’ll be playing for Wine’d Down Thursday at Sundstrom Hill Winery. Justis will be joined by guitarist Steve McLane and bassist Jim Ivler. Justis’ music, both solo and with The Mike Justis Band, can be […]

Front Country brings fresh take on bluegrass to The Palms

Since forming just four years ago, Front Country has become one of the country’s top young bluegrass bands, earning a reputation for soulful vocals, blazing instrumental arrangements and a knack for writing songs that bridge the traditional and progressive camps of bluegrass. Front Country will perform at The Palms Playhouse on Friday, May 29. When […]

Vitiello will retire from Davis Arts Center; Stacie Frerichs to take over

By Michael Azevedo The Davis Arts Center has announced that its executive director, Erie Vitiello, will retire in July. After a rigorous search process, the board has selected Stacie Frerichs of Davis as the new executive director. For the past eight years, Vitiello has led the center through a period of growth, as the organization has increased its […]

Taste winning recipe at Tour de Cluck

Tickets are still available for the sixth annual Tour de Cluck, a bicycle tour of Davis’ backyard chicken coops, on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for Davis Farm to School, a program of Yolo Farm to Fork. The nonprofit organization supports farm-fresh and local produce in school […]

Davis Chinese Association honors scholarship recipients

The Davis Chinese Association held its seventh annual scholarship awards reception on May 16 at International House, Davis, awarding $4,900 to seven students who are graduating from Davis High School. The recipients’ applications included an essay about growing up in the United States as a Chinese-American. The recipients are Alex Chen, Davis Chinese Association Scholarship; Krystal […]

Innovations in food sweep 2015 Big Bang! business competition

Nearly $40,000 awarded to promising startups Scrumpt — a startup that delivers low-cost, healthy lunches and nutritious snacks via mail to elementary schoolchildren — took the $10,000 first prize in UC Davis’ 2015 Big Bang! Business Competition on Thursday. Five finalists — out of more than 50 teams in this year’s competition — pitched their […]

UCD to establish a World Food Center in China

By Brad Hooker Officials from the city of Zhuhai, China, and UC Davis osigned a memorandum of understanding Friday to establish the World Food Center-China. The WFC-China will be the central office for coordinating research and training activities in food safety for various Sino-U.S. Joint Research Centers across the country. A facility for the center […]

Community forum looks at End of Life Option Act

State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, will join religious leaders and medical professionals for an interfaith forum in Davis to raise awareness about end-of-life options for the terminally ill. The forum will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at the Congregation Bet Haverim Social Hall, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The event takes place […]

Wal-Mart settles allegations of false warranty claims

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Friday that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $820,000 to settle a consumer-protection action brought by prosecutors in the offices of the Yolo County District Attorney, the Tulare County District Attorney and the City Attorney of San Diego. The legal action involved the sales of Goodyear automobile tires. Prosecutors […]

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