4-H clubs host information night

Come learn about 4-H programs in Davis during an informational meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Blanchard Room at Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. 4-H is open to youths age 5 to 19. There are three groups in Davis: Golden Valley, Norwood and West Plainfield. The groups’ activities range […]

April 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Vet students offer pet nail-trimming services

UC Davis veterinary students will return to the Westlake Market from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday to offer nail trims for dogs and cats. They are raising funds to help defray the costs of their volunteer service project of bringing vet care to under-served Central American communities. The suggested donation is $10 per dog and […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Police investigate holdup at Woodland gaming store

Woodland police are seeking two men who robbed a local GameStop store at gunpoint Saturday night. Sgt. Victoria Danzl said the masked robbers — one of whom was armed — entered the 1780 E. Main St. store shortly before 9 p.m. and demanded cash. They fled the business on foot, and no injuries were reported. […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

UC Davis trains attorneys from largest law firm in Latin America

As part of a long-standing relationship with UC Davis, 22 attorneys from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), Brazil, an international leader in energy production and alternative energy solutions, will study this month at the UCD School of Law. The program is offered through the law school and the Center for International Education at UCD Extension, which […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Sample spring harvest on farm tour

Farm Fresh To You, the organic produce home delivery service, invites the public to its Capay farm for a tour Saturday. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the farm, 23800 Highway 16, Capay. The farm has a tractor tram that will take visitors around the farm to see spring fruits […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Mike Justis Band makes it a Happy Thursday

The Mike Justis Band are the featured performers at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday gathering this week. All are invited to join the fun from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests will enjoy local wine, discounted by the glass, the music and appetizers provided by Stone Soup Catering in downtown […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tasty vegetables inspire colorful art

Oh to have a MacNear in your class. For nearly three decades, Randii MacNear, executive director of the Davis Farmers Market, has been bringing her passion for and knowledge of fresh fruit and vegetables to Birch Lane students. It began back when her own son, now 31, entered kindergarten and continues with her two grandchildren […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

Carnival coming back to town

The carnival is coming back to town. From Thursday, April 19, to Sunday, April 22, the vacant cannery grounds on Covell Boulevard will be transformed into a playground of rides, games and food, with all proceeds supporting a library technology upgrade at Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools. This year’s carnival features 17 rides […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Berryessa Snow Mountain photos exhibited Friday

A photo exhibit, “Exploring the Undiscovered Landscape,” featuring nature photos of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region, will be showcased from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Vigilance Winery, 13888 Point Lakeview Road in Lower Lake. The region includes more than 500,000 acres of public lands in the Northern Inner Coast Range stretching over 100 […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Director of National Science Foundation speaks at UCD

Subra Suresh, a distinguished engineer and professor, will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Vanderhoef Studio Theatre at UC Davis’ Mondavi Center. Suresh is the director of the National Science Foundation and leads the only federal agency charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science and engineering research and education. He oversees […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Suspect in dismembering is from Woodland

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected of stabbing, suffocating and dismembering his girlfriend told a newspaper that he met her through Facebook while looking for new friends and that he met two of his alleged accomplices at a library just three days before the killing. Matthew Puccio, 25, is among five people charged in […]

April 10, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Concert, reception will honor Lange’s retirement

The annual Davis High School Bands’ Senior Concert, which traditionally honors the accomplishments of graduating seniors, will have special meaning this year as it also will include a celebration of the distinguished career of director Fredrick Lange, and will be his last concert as conductor of the Symphonic Band. The concert will begin at 7:30 […]

April 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Sierra Club leaders will meet April 19

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The agenda will include discussion of responses to Sierra Club questionnaires by candidates for Yolo County supervisor and Davis City Council, and […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,