Per Capita Davis: very cool and getting cooler

Something cool is happening in Davis and, by coincidence, it’s called the “Cool Davis Initiative.” I’ve written about it before, but this is something very much worth updating as it grows and matures and offers an increasing array of opportunities for Davisites to be involved. Backing up a step, this column is called “Per Capita […]

Suspicious incident at apartment complex results in arrest

A Davis man is destined for court on obstruction charges after police arrested him during a peeping investigation early Tuesday morning. Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said officers were summoned at 2:40 a.m. to the University Commons Apartments, 707 Sycamore Lane, to investigate reports that a man was lurking around a woman’s apartment with a […]

Sierra Club leaders gather June 9

The Management Committee of the Sierra Club Yolano Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in the Conference Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The agenda will include updates or discussions of the Walker Ridge Wind Farm proposal, the Cortina Landfill proposal, the Berryessa-Snow Mountain […]

Another door-to-door scam revealed

Door-to-door fundraisers seeking donations to purchase books or other items for patients at the UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Children’s Hospital are scammers, UCD police representatives said Tuesday. The police said that they have received numerous complaints about door-to-door fundraising for Medical Center and Children’s Hospital patients. The hospitals do not fundraise door-to-door […]

Campus auditions are open to the public

The UC Davis department of theater and dance announces open auditions for “Zona Rosa,” written by Carlos Morton, to be directed by Michael Barakiva, Granada Artist-in-Residence. Auditions are open to the public and will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Wyatt Pavilion Theatre at UCD. Actors may sign up for auditions […]

School library offers worn-out books for free

The Birch Lane Elementary Library will offer obsolete and well-loved/worn-out books to the school and local community. Books will be available outside the library beginning Wednesday and will be available until they are gone. The school is at 1600 Birch Lane. For more information, call the library at (530) 757-5395, ext. 104.

Origami group meets at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18, in the Blanchard Room at the  Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. First-timers and more advanced folders are welcome. The 2 to 3 p.m. hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email andrew.hudson13@gmail.com or call (530) 753-6093.

Last call for kids’ soccer supplies

Davis teen Lyla Godfryd, who has been collecting soccer supplies to send to children in Rwanda, could use some more new or gently used items, especially shin guards, shorts and soccer balls.All of the items will be taken to Rwanda later this month. So far, Godfryd has collected enough supplies to outfit seven teams but […]

Meeting set on State Theater project

The Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., will host a town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday to discuss the proposed State Theater redevelopment project. The meeting is open to all interested parties. The historic 1937 theater in downtown Woodland is unoccupied. A proposal for funding to convert the facility to a performing arts center […]

Sutter offers summer qigong classes

Spend some time this summer learning gentle Chinese exercise for health and vitality. Sponsored by Sutter Health, 10-class sessions begin June 20 at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Designed for boomers and active seniors, “Qigong for Healthy Aging” (4 to 5 p.m.) focuses on increasing energy, improving flexibility and balance and enhancing […]

Can you give them a home?

Barkley, a 10-month-old neutered male Queensland heeler/cattle dog who loves all people, dogs and even cats, and Bond, a big, handsome 1-year-old neutered male purebred Rottweiler, are two of more than 45 dogs available for adoption through Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue on Saturday. Hours are 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 29 Palms Pet Resort, […]

Aquatic camps offered for fun, future job training

The City of Davis Community Services Department is accepting registration for the following classes: Innertube Polo: Come and beat the summer heat with the evening Innertube Water Polo program at Arroyo Pool, 2000 Shasta Drive in Davis. This program is designed for all skill levels. The camp begins with a clinic on the first night […]

Collaged artwork on exhibit at the Pence

I read recently that collage should be considered the artistic technique of the 20th century, as so many avant-garde artists (Picasso, Matisse, not to mention a slew of Beat artists) adapted the simple technique of layering cut papers and photos to evoke a multiplicity of messages. In the 21st century, collage has taken on new […]

City fitness classes begin this week

The city of Davis Community Services Department is accepting registration for fitness classes for those 18 years old and older. Pre-registration is required. PM Aerobics: This evening class includes stretching, warm-ups, aerobic cross training, interval and weight training, and low-impact aerobics. The instructor is local favorite Ann Smalley. This is an ongoing, regular class running […]