Creative Women to gather June 18

The Creative Women’s Circle will meet Saturday, June 18, in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. For more information, call Phyllis at (530) 601-6401.

Festival celebrates the tomato, in all its summer glory

Farm Fresh to You and Capay Organic invite the public to Capay Tomato, the farm’s fourth annual festival celebrating organic heirloom and cherry tomatoes, from 3:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 9. The farm is at 23800 Highway 16 in Capay. The festival features activities for all ages, including tomato tastings, farm tours and live […]

Could you live on a $22 weekly food budget?

June is National Hunger Awareness Month, and Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, is taking the “Hunger Challenge” for the fourth consecutive year. Participants pledge to live for one week on the nation’s average weekly food stamp benefit of $4.33 per day, or just $1.48 per meal. (The national average for a meal meeting USDA guidelines is […]

Dairy cattle expert named to lead UCD Tulare Center

Terry Lehenbauer, an expert in dairy cattle health, welfare and economics, has been named director of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Teaching and Research Center in Tulare, effective June 1. Lehenbauer, who joined the center in 2008 as associate director for food systems, takes the helm from James Cullor, who has successfully led the center for the past […]

Pets of the week

Lots of dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted at the Yolo County Animal Shelter, 2640 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Among them is Jiggs (No. 95953), a 2-month-old male domestic short-haired tabby kitten. Also hoping for a good home is Paw Paw (No. 95683), a brown-and-white 3-year-old Chihuahua. Fees are charged for licensing […]

Donations welcomed for Pence Gallery sale

The Pence Gallery will accept donations of decorative/fine art objects and collectibles July 2-7 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for its annual Trash to Treasures sidewalk sale. Donations could include lamps, vintage linen, jewelry, artwork, frames, silverware, glassware, tea sets, dolls, vases, etc. Each donor will receive a tax receipt and the heartfelt thanks […]

‘Grandmother’ of local Spanish immersion program retires

Bidding farewell Other Davis Joint Unified School District retirees this year include: Birch Lane secretary Nancy Hall, who has been with the district since 1984; Birch Lane teacher Sharon Owings, since 1984; Holmes Junior High library technician Janice De Giere, since 1984; North Davis Elementary teacher Barbara Wilhelm, since 1987; Harper Junior High teacher Margarita Valdez Perez, since 1991; Willett Elementary teacher […]

UCD to award 8,200-plus degrees at graduation ceremonies

UC Davis will award an estimated 8,251 degrees for 2010-11 as it completes the academic year with commencement ceremonies through Sunday. UCD expects to award 6,505 bachelor’s, 865 master’s, 448 doctoral and 433 professional degrees. Guest speakers for upcoming ceremonies include: * Mary Catherine Swanson, founder of the Advancement Via Individual Determination program that helps prepare thousands of students […]

Pole Line church hosts Vacation Bible School

Pole Line Road Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School next week at Slide Hill Park on Tulip Lane in Davis. Sessions will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 13-17. The school is open to 4-year-olds through sixth-graders. Activities include games, crafts, Bible stories and refreshments. Youth VBS will be offered […]

City focuses on bike safety during summer months

Did you know the majority of fatal crashes involving bicycles and motor vehicles happen during the summer between the hours of 3 and 9 p.m.? And that most crashes happen within five blocks of your home? With those statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in mind, the city of Davis Street Smarts program […]

Cellists perform at Sacramento church

Local cellist Priscilla Hawkins will present a free recital at noon Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St., on the Capitol Mall. The first half of the program will feature Hawkins with pianist Olga Simons, performing music composed by Remo Giazotto (based on a theme by Albinoni), the “Vocalise” by Sergei Rachmaninoff (transcribed for […]

Hear Cold Shot at local eateries

Fans of Cold Shot, a Davis-based duo that covers iconic songs of the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s and today, will perform Friday at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. The after-work party is for all ages; there is no cover charge. For more information, call The Graduate at (530) 758-4723. Cold Shot also will play from […]

Woodland Camera Forum will hear from travel photographer

The Woodland Camera Forum will present Jan Lightfoot, who organizes a Solano County online photography group, at its monthly meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The program, which is free and open to the public, takes place at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland. Lightfoot will present images she has taken on her travels, […]

Chilean pianist will perform Saturday

“Connecting Heaven with Earth,” a piano concert by Chilean pianist Claudio Recabarren, is planned for 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Recabarren is touring the United States, performing original works in a neoclassical style. The concert is presented by the Chilean Cultural Association […]