Davis High headed to state academic decathlon

FAIRFIELD — Davis High School once again will represent Yolo County in the state Academic Decathlon in Sacramento next month. As the only school in the county to send a team to the regional competition in Fairfield over the weekend, Davis High was assured a spot in the state competition, but used the regional event […]

Foreign-student trend mirrored at UC Davis

Under its “2020 Initiative,” unveiled in September, UC Davis plans to add 5,000 undergraduate students and 300 tenure-track faculty over five years. How many additional nonresident students will be added to help pay for the growth wasn’t announced. Officials have only said that they will be “a key part of the financial plan,” along with […]

Take a trip back to ancient Egypt

Sixth-graders in Mark Stevenson’s class at Pioneer Elementary School — from left, Theo Wang, Sergio Reynoso and Reed Hessl — teach younger schoolmates about the games and food of ancient Egypt at the school’s Egypt Day last Thursday. A kindergartner in Sally Harris’ class reaches up to touch a statue of Anubis, the ancient Egyptian jackal […]

R&R offers See’s Candies for Valentine’s Day

All Things Right & Relevant is selling a variety of See’s Candies for Valentine’s Day — one-pound boxes of assorted, milk and dark chocolate, and nuts and chews — as well as regular and two-pound boxes in Valentine’s Day gift wrap. For children, the store carries half hearts, Labrador puppy boxes, teddy bear heart boxes […]

‘The Last Crop’ film to be shown Thursday

“The Last Crop,” a documentary telling the story of Capay Valley farmers Jeff and Annie Main, will be screened from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in 1322 Storer Hall at UC Davis. The Mains, who run Good Humus Produce, both graduated from UCD and started organic farming in 1976. The duo was part of the […]

Take a walk with Warren Wednesday

Join Arboretum Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts for a lunchtime stroll in the UC Davis Arboretum at noon Wednesday. Participants will enjoy the crisp winter weather, learn about the Arboretum’s collections and get a little exercise. The group will meet at noon at the Gazebo, on Garrod Drive on the UCD campus. There is no charge […]

Saylor appointed to Cities Counties Schools Partnership board

Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor was appointed recently to the Cities Counties Schools Partnership board of directors on behalf of the California State Association of Counties. Saylor will serve on this board with representatives from other counties, cities and school boards throughout California. The CCS Partnership was created as a vehicle for the three partnering […]

Prostate cancer group meets Feb. 13

Yolo, Solano and Sacramento County men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer or who want to learn more about prostate health are invited to the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting on Monday, Feb. 13. A guest speaker will address the group. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Sutter Medical Foundation’s first-floor […]

Wine tasting benefits Solar Community Housing Association

The Davis Food Co-op, at 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of “Everything Pinot” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste. In celebration of the United Nations’ International Year of Cooperatives, profits will benefit the Solar Community Housing Association for The Domes project. Funds raised will […]

Help Putah Creek Council at work parties this weekend

The Putah Creek Council seeks volunteers to help native shrubs and trees and install post and cable fencing along the top bank of Putah Creek near Pedrick Road (Road 98) this weekend. The post and cable fencing will help protect the new plants, and keep off-highway vehicle trespassers off private land and important wildlife habitat, a […]

Davisite creates bronze tribute to dam builders

“What is all the fuss about?” Those were not the words artist Sutton Betti had in mind when sculpting “Puddler’s Lunch Break,” a monument in Boulder City, Nev. However, the statue created a lot of controversy when it was installed a couple of years ago in this small town 20 miles southeast of Las Vegas […]

Apply now for Madrigals’ choral workshop

Applications are still available for the Davis High School Madrigals’ Feb. 18 choral workshop for children in grades kindergarten through six. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Instructional Performing Arts Building on the DHS campus, 315 W. 14th St. A joint concert with the Madrigals will conclude the workshop, at […]

Hear Mad Cow String Band at Luigi’s

The Mad Cow String Band will perform at Luigi’s new Davis location, 213 E St., at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 8 p.m. This high-energy acoustic quartet, which was founded in Davis in 2003, is known for getting crowds pumped up with its infectious brand of bluegrass music. A $5 cover will […]

Mike Justis Band plays at Happy Thursday

The Mike Justis Band will perform at Happy Thursday this week, the weekly happy hour event at Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., treat yourself to discounted wine by the glass and enjoy Justis’ lively tunes plus catering by Stone Soup. The Mike Justis Band can be found […]