Award-winning film ‘Bicycle Dreams’ screens Monday at Varsity

“Bicycle Dreams,” the award-winning feature-length documentary about the Race Across America, will premiere at the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. in Davis, at 7 p.m. Monday as part of the film’s ongoing nationwide winter tour. The film “is an up-close look at what RAAM riders go through,” said Stephen Auerbach, the director and producer of […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Take a walk with Warren through the Arboretum

Arboretum Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts will lead a lunchtime stroll through the UC Davis Arboretum’s native plant collections at noon Wednesday. Visitors will enjoy the early spring weather, learn about the Arboretum’s collections, see spring wildflowers in bloom and get a little exercise. The group will meet at noon at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors […]

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Free DCN class teaches tools to manage group projects

Planning a fundraiser? Applying for a grant? Want to volunteer your talents but don’t have time for meetings? Davis Community Network is offering a free class that can help. Keith Bradnam will teach “Online Collaboration — Tips and Tools” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Davis Joint Unified School District computer […]

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Learn how to protect yourself online

Do you know what to do if you get a computer virus, or how to turn off geolocation on your smartphone? These are two of the topics to be addressed in an upcoming Davis Community Network class on Internet security. The class is free. Other topics include malware, phishing, scams, identity theft, antivirus and firewall software, passwords, social […]

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Get rid of unwanted bulky items at annual spring cleaning program

Davis residents can dispose of bulky items too big for their trash receptacles at the annual event jointly sponsored by the city of Davis and Davis Waste Removal. Items may be dropped off at DWR, 2727 Second St., from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 12-13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Explorit: Big excitement about really, really tiny things

By Lisa Justice Explorit invites you to join us in investigating the most minute aspects of life with NanoDays, a festival of hands-on activities about nanoscience and its potential impacts on our lives. The NanoDays Festival is organized each year by participants in the NanoScale Informal Science Education Network. From butterfly wings to the graphite […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Chávez celebration set for Saturday

Inclement weather forced the postponement of the 12th annual Davis César Chávez celebration, but the party will go on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Central Park during the Farmers Market. The free event, to take place on the Rotary Stage near the children’s carousel, is sponsored by the Davis Human Relations Commission. Community members, especially […]

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A home for these dogs?

Tigger is a friendly 3-year-old neutered male Spitz who loves everyone and plays well with other dogs. Lilly is a sweet and outgoing 2-year-old spayed female American Staffordshire terrier who plays well with male dogs and would love to be your jogging partner. Both dogs would make good family pets. Tigger and Lilly are two […]

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Museum has Easter eggs, Lego car

Once again, the Easter Bunny will deliver jelly bean-filled eggs for children to find at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis, 445 C St., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Parents are welcome as well. An additional treat this year is a 1930s-style luxury automobile made entirely of Legos by 13-year-old Davis resident Henry […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Davis Cemetery: more than a resting place

By Ellen Sweeney If you were in charge of making a long-term plan to improve the Davis Cemetery, what kind of changes would you make? This is the challenge the Davis Cemetery District board members encountered in 2005. They created a plan to improve the cemetery so it could become a more prominent resource for the […]

April 06, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Prof brings peace activists up to date on law

Omar Dajani, a professor at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, will address the Patriot Act and a related Supreme Court case when he speaks Wednesday in Davis. The case, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, upheld as constitutional the federal law that prohibits peace activities, such as teaching how to use humanitarian and international law […]

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Cabrillo Club dinner celebrates the Azores

The Yolo County Cabrillo Civic Club’s 46th annual Membership Dinner is planned for Saturday, April 14, at the Holy Rosary Community Center, 575 California St. in Woodland. The theme is “Celebrating the Azores,” honoring the islands from which many members’ families emigrated. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a 6 p.m. no-host reception and […]

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

Unemployment claims hit 4-year low of 357K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to a four-year low last week, suggesting employers kept hiring in March at a healthy pace. Weekly applications dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 357,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the fewest since April 2008. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, […]

April 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Growth of outlying suburbs falls to historic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by high gasoline costs, outlying suburbs that sprouted in the heady 2000s are now seeing their growth fizzle to historic lows, halting American city dwellers’ decades-long exodus to sprawling homes in distant towns. New census estimates as of July 2011 highlight a shift in population trends following an extended housing bust […]

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