History comes to life at Holmes

History moved out of the classroom and into the fresh air and sunshine at Holmes Junior High School last week, giving students an opportunity to experience in an interactive way what normally comes to them in textbooks. On Tuesday, all Holmes seventh-graders spent the day immersed in the Renaissance, traveling from station to station around […]

Popular Kid Vid summer camp returns

Davis Media Access announces open registration for its popular summer Kid Vid Camp and Animation workshops. DMA is a nonprofit, membership-based media center offering community members the tools and training to develop and distribute their own media. “DMA’s training is generally geared to individuals aged 14 and older, so Kid Vid camps present a unique […]

Students invited to participate in air quality competition

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District is encouraging K-12 students to participate in an air quality awareness competition this month. “It’s a fun way to learn about air quality and possibly earn $50 for their efforts,” said Art Pimentel, chairman of the air district’s board of directors. Each student is asked to create a picture […]

Summer camps target young writers

The Area 3 Writing Project will host several Young Writers’ Camps this summer for students entering grades 3-12 in the fall. Three types of camps are offered: * Young Writers Camp, for students entering grades 3-12. The camp, designed for students who love to write, includes daily writing workshops, journaling, direct instruction on specific writing […]

Berryessa swim raises funds

Lake Berryessa is a great place to enjoy a restful weekend: a dip in the lake, a leisurely paddle around a cove and casual wildlife watching are commonplace along its shores in the spring and summer. However, a group of swimmers from Davis and beyond have no intention of leisurely enjoying Berryessa on Monday. They plan to swim […]

Apply now for Odd Fellows’ summer camp

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows operates a summer camp, open to the public, for children ages 7-14 near Mi-Wuk (just past Jamestown) called Three Links Camp. The camp will open once again in July. Three one-week sessions available and each will accommodate 60 children. Kids can sign up for one, two or all three […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery saves families, and lives

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: They fear they won’t be able to care for their child. The “what if’s” are as varied as footprints on birth certificates, and for some families, the nightmare comes true. “Amanda” knew her stomach condition was getting worse. She also sensed, this time, there’d […]

Author presents his book at Farmers Market

UC Davis alumnus Kraig Kraft will be at the Davis Farmers Market from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, presenting his new book, “Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots on the Pepper Trail.” The market is in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. “Chasing Chiles” looks at the future of place-based foods as well as the effects […]

International folk dance party May 29

Davis International Folk Dancers will host a dance party from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Music will be by the Village Folk Orchestra. The VFO Dance Band plays international folk music with an emphasis on Balkan, including Greek, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Rom, Serbian and Czech. A […]

Spanish-language guided tour of Arboretum set

The Arboretum Ambassadors, environmental leadership interns at the UC Davis Arboretum, will present “Buscando los raíces,” a free Spanish-language guided tour of California native plants, at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wyatt Deck on Old Davis Road. Participants will learn about California ecology and traditional uses of native plants. Visitors of all ages are welcome. Free […]

WWII veterans invited to visit monument in Washington, for free

The Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949 is helping World War II veterans apply for an honor flight — a free trip to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II Monument. The same free trip is offered to any terminally ill veteran from any war. An estimated 1,200 WWII veterans die each day […]

Memorial Day ceremony planned in Davis

Local residents are invited to remember those who gave their lives for their country at the Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949′s annual Memorial Day ceremony. The event begins at 10 a.m. Monday in front of the new memorial fountain at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. “More than 600 veterans are buried […]

Paws for Thought: Feral cats get some TLC

Many cats live in our community as feral or wild cats. Trap, Neuter and Release is a humane and cost-saving way to control community cat populations. Davis High School student Daniel Tutt volunteers in such a program. Here he describes the TNR process and Shasta Girl’s happy tail. “Shadows creep across the grass as two […]

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of May 16: Today: [CANCELlED] Davis Social Services Commission. Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 20, at 7 p.m., Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Davis Historical Resources Management Commission, 7 p.m., Hattie Weber Museum, 445 C St. […]