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Visitors’ Guide: 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 […]

Visitors’ Guide: 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 […]

Visitors’ Guide: 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 […]

Visitors’ Guide: U.S. Bicycling 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. […]

Name Droppers: Fire chief earns training officer designation

City of Davis/UC Davis Fire Chief Nathan J. Trauernicht has completed the process that awards him the professional designations of Chief Fire Officer and Chief Training Officer from the Commission on Professional Credentialing. Trauernicht is one of only 956 CFOs and 49 CTOs worldwide. The Chief Fire Officer and Chief Training Officer Programs are voluntary designations designed to recognize individuals who […]

Visitors’ Guide: Art walks

Second Friday ArtAbout / public art in Davis One way Davis likes to liven up its landscapes and neighborhoods is through public art. Playful sculptures, functional pieces like a wall or a clock, and much more adorn the downtown area, shopping centers, parks, greenbelts and buildings throughout Davis. Local galleries combine efforts for a festive […]

Visitors’ Guide: 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 […]

Visitors’ Guide: Davis swimming pools

Bust out the sunscreen and floppy hat when the city pools are in full swing for the summer. Both Arroyo and Manor pools are expected to be open for recreational swimming through Labor Day weekend. Both pools have lap swimming, diving, water slides and play areas. Cool off with “Family Fun Nights” — on Mondays […]

Visitors’ Guide: Rafting

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 […]

Visitors’ guide: What’s so great about Yolo County? Plenty!

Yolo County is tucked away between Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, but it is a world apart. A variety of experiences — pedaling along bike paths lined with lush greenery, strolling through parks, shopping in historic districts, and enjoying art walks, cultural events, and adventure sports, to name a few — the vibrant cities of […]

Fast and easy, three-sentence suppers

If you’re the Person In Charge of Dinner, you know that recipes aren’t really all that helpful at 10 till 6 on a weeknight. At that point, most of us are just looking for a viable alternative to scrambled eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches or the dreaded cold cereal. Thus, this handy list of super-quick un-recipes. […]

What’s happening for youths

Thursday * All sixth-graders are invited to the city of Davis’s annual Sixth-Grade Graduation Party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Community Services Department, 600 A St., Suite C. This event sells out every year. The evening includes […]

Students extend the hand of friendship

North Davis Elementary School students have extended the hand of friendship all the way to Africa, and thanks to a Davis High student and her mom, that friendship is now evident on the wrists of hundreds of children in Ethiopia. Lauren Cordano, who graduates from Davis High School this week, traveled to Ethiopia with her […]

College Corner: Use summer to get organized for application season

Making a list and checking it twice… No, it is not the winter holiday gift-giving season yet. It is a summer holiday that requires a different type of list — a to-do list. From a college admissions standpoint, the summer break is the ideal time to endure a little short-term pain for some long-term gain […]

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