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Yolo Basin Foundation celebrates 25 years, announces major fund drive

Shallow rolling waters, reeds poking up to the sun and a light chorus of birds chirping — that’s what visitors see at the Vic Fazio Yolo Wildlife Area. Nestled between Davis and Sacramento and bisected by Interstate 80, the Wildlife Area comprises 16,800 acres of sprawling wetlands and rice fields that farmers and critters alike call home. For […]

Teens embrace public art through Pence Gallery program

About a dozen teenagers filled an upstairs room at the Pence Gallery on Saturday morning. They’d broken into small groups, each with a specific purpose: left arm, right arm, neck and head, hands and feet. And sitting on a chair awaiting all those body parts was the life-size torso and legs of a chicken-wire man. […]

Yeti Restaurant to donate tips to recovery fund for earthquake victims

In reaction to Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal, owners and staff of the Yeti Restaurant in downtown Davis are donating all tips received at the restaurant from April 26 to May 2 to help in the recovery aid to victims. Natives of Nepal, owners Prajwal and Shanti Bajracharya say their families are safe and in good […]

Party celebrates release of Lescroart’s new novel

Local author John Lescroart will celebrate the release of his 26th novel, “The Fall,” with a party beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Lescroart also will sign books and answer questions at a presentation Friday, May 15, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. […]

Curious about calculus? Try Barcellos’ new book

“A Stroll through Calculus: A guide for the merely curious” is a new book by Anthony Barcellos of Davis. The book is an effort to demonstrate that the basic notions of calculus are accessible to anyone who can understand a little high school algebra. “People seem to think that calculus is super-hard math for super-brains,” […]

Medieval poems featured at Logos Books event

Award-winning faculty from the UC Davis English department will lead a fun, casual and interactive discussion of some intriguing medieval poems and the history of the English language at Logos Books, 513 Second St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21. No prior experience or knowledge necessary, just a curiosity about history and poetry. […]

Qigong meditation aims for health, well-being

Quieting the mind reduces stress and promotes health and healing according to many Western studies. But what sort of meditation practice is right for you? Chinese qigong offers a variety of different kinds of meditation practices that participants can sample in the “Qigong Meditation for Health and Well-Being” workshop sponsored by Sutter Integrative Holistic Health […]

Board hears about teacher salaries, AIM wait lists and wireless worries

The Davis school board received lots of public comment at its meeting Thursday at Montgomery Elementary School. Multiple parents expressed concern about the placement of students in the AIM (Alternative Instructional Model) program, two teachers spoke in favor of a salary increase for teachers, and a parent expressed concern about the wireless infrastructure for computers that […]

Robotics team members reflect on their big win

Bleary-eyed junior Megan Yamoah walked into her first-period class at Davis High five minutes late last Tuesday. She had been up until 2:30 a.m. the night before, helping to prepare and test a new mechanism for the Citrus Circuits robot. There wasn’t going to be much rest in Yamoah’s near future either — she and other […]

Campaign warns of disease in citrus trees

As an incurable disease attacking citrus trees climbs up the California coastline, a new campaign warns owners of backyard trees and commercial operations alike to watch out for pests. Davis is sprinkled with citrus trees, from backyard orange trees to kumquat trees tucked away on the UC Davis campus. The Citrus Matters awareness campaign warns that citrus trees […]

April 28, 2015 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Leave a reply

Capay Organic hosts Cinco de Mayo party

Farm Fresh To You, a Community Supported Agriculture and home-delivery service, invites the public to its farm, Capay Organic, for its fourth annual Capay Cinco de Mayo celebration from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 2. Activities include tractor-tram farm tours, kids’ arts and crafts with The Food Literacy Center, sweet pea flower and strawberry harvesting, […]

Pinball show features lots of free play

Pinball wizards are invited to attend the 19th annual Pin-A-Go-Go pinball show May 15-17 at the Dixon May Fairgrounds, 600 S. First St. in Dixon. The family-friendly event will feature more than 100 pinball machines, from the bells and chimes of the 1950s through state-of-the-art machines today. All machines will be set to “free play.” Hours […]

Asian garden open for tours this weekend

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California will be the beneficiary of a special outdoor garden tour on Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, in Davis. Huei Young invites friends of the Sacramento hospital to tour her Asian garden, which has been featured on television shows and acclaimed in newspapers and other publications. Inspired by her […]

Learn all about bats at a Putah Creek night tour

Did you know that bats are a vital part of the ecosystem, and that Putah Creek is home to 10 different species of these creatures? Come discover the wonderful world of local bats at a “Flyers in the Night Sky” event scheduled for 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 9, as a fundraiser for the […]

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