Changing the world with hot sauce

Trying to change the world — even a little bit — is not easy, but most would agree it’s worth the try. It’s like the Chinese proverb states: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Davis resident Matt Blake is taking that first step to try to bring a little more […]

Zinn curates new exhibit at UC Davis Design Museum

“Need and Desire,” the new exhibit at UC Davis’ Design Museum, is curated by Rob Zinn, founder of blankblank, a Northern California design firm that works with designers and artisans to produce furniture, lighting and limited-edition art. Its collection has been exhibited around the world. The title of this show alludes to the ambiguities Zinn […]

Rock on with The Remedies

After three years of headlining top Sacramento area venues, The Remedies ( are coming home for their first Davis club show at the newly remodeled G Street Wunderbar. They’ll play at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The band specializes in rock, funk, blues, originals and “good times,” a news release said. “Don’t plan on spending much time […]

Per Capita Davis: The French connection

Greenbelts, bike lanes, a vibrant downtown, great schools, a commitment to sustainability and a sense of community are among the attractions that lure people to Davis and to stay here after they arrive. Add to that easy access by train, proximity to the airport, a high-caliber hospital and medical community and the state of California […]

PFLAG learns about estate planning for same-sex couples

Yolo County PFLAG will host Cecilia Tsang, a partner in the Family Wealth Law Group in Sacramento, who will speak about same-sex estate planning on Thursday. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Davis, 1620 Anderson Road. Tsang earned her law degree at the UC Davis School of Law; […]

Speaker offers high-tech business expertise

Eric Ullrich, program manager for the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance, will discuss the VentureStart program at a meeting Wednesday in downtown Davis. VentureStart is a free mentorship program for high-tech startups. Ullrich will speak from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the bar area at Little Prague, 330 G St. downtown. An informal question-and-answer session […]

Financial aid event targets Latino families

OLA Davis invites the community to attend its first event of 2012, “Financial Aid for College — FAFSA,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Bridge Room (No. 2) at Da Vinci High School’s Valley Oak campus, 1400 E. Eighth St. Admission is free and the entire family is welcome. The guest speakers will […]

Drumming session helps fibromyalgia sufferers

Members of the Northern Cal Fibro Friends will gather from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at a new meeting place — the nursing college building across the parking lot from the VacaValley Hospital, 1000 Nut Tree Road, in Vacaville. The program will be presented by Jane A. Vitt, who will lead the group in a […]

‘Espressoism’ painter on ‘Davisville’

Matthew Harral, whose paintings with coffee have been exhibited at two Davis businesses so far, appears on the latest “Davisville” to discuss his art, what draws him to Davis, why he paints with coffee and what comes next. Harral has worked as a karaoke host, in radio, in landscape design and as a cosmetics salesperson […]

Celebrate Ukrainian New Year on Saturday in Davis

All are welcome at the Ukrainian Heritage Club of Northern California’s “Malanka,” a Ukrainian New Year celebration. Doors open at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., and entertainment begins at 5 p.m. The event includes a meal and desserts prepared by club members, entertainment by Northern California Ukrainian performance groups and […]

Contra dance planned Friday in Davis

Kick up your heels at a contra dance at 8 p.m. Friday at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. A free lesson for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers also will receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. Contra dancing requires no partner and no experience, and there’s always live music. On Friday, […]

Fuel transfer begins at iced-in Alaskan city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Russian tanker and its crew have begun offloading more than a million gallons of fuel to an iced-in city along the western coast of Alaska. Two parallel hoses, 700 yards long each, are stretched between the tanker Renda and a pipeline that will deliver the fuel to storage tanks in […]

Electoral integrity isn’t up for debate

MAILING IT IN … on occasion I’ve noted that I much prefer voting in person as opposed to the current trend toward an all-mail ballot … I like waiting until the final day, then packing up the kids and walking to our polling place for this simple yet profound exercise in democracy … but never […]

Affirmative action suit gets Brown’s support

By Bob Egelko More than 15 years after California voters approved a ban on affirmative action based on race or gender preferences, a new challenge to Proposition 209 has reached a federal appeals court — and the challengers this time include Gov. Jerry Brown. Prop. 209 “imposes unique political burdens on minorities” and violates the constitutional guarantee of equal […]