Leaks prompt removal of Mondavi Center’s sandstone tiles

The curtain is going up on a big show outside the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. In this case, the curtain is scaffolding all along the building’s south wall, from the ground to the roof. Workers will be removing all of the sandstone — an estimated 50,000 tiles — to repair the waterproofing underneath. […]

Pence Gallery holds silent auction fundraiser

The Pence Gallery will hold its annual art auction gala Saturday, Sept. 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the gallery, 212 D St. in downtown Davis. Patrons may preview the art beginning Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Art forms available include painting, mosaics, ceramics, photography, textiles and sculpture. Silent bidding begins Saturday […]

Free vaccine clinic planned Monday at Holmes

Dr. Paula Watts-White, Yolo County Public Health and the Davis school district will team up to run a free Tdap clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the multipurpose room at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive, Davis. A new state law requires students age 11 and older to have a Tdap vaccine prior […]

Teen rock concert kicks off new school year

Local teens will kick off the school year by showing off their music stylings Saturday, Aug. 20, at 8 p.m. in a rock concert at RockBand University, 720 Olive Drive #H. The concert is $5 with performances by Eluminati, Eulogy and Spectrum. The Facebook Event page with more information is http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229904480378992.

Yolo court officials outline budget woes

WOODLAND — One of the perks of serving as a Yolo County juror is the endless supply of free coffee. Come next year, that may be a thing of the past. Even seemingly minor expenses such as ground coffee face the chopping block as Yolo Superior Court officials look to offset hundreds of thousands of […]

Winters Theatre Company holds open auditions

The Winters Theatre Company will hold auditions for “Fruitcakes,” a comedy by Julian Wiles, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 6-7, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave., Winters. Performances will take place on Nov. 18-19, 25-27 and Dec. 2-4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Roles are […]

School offers free discarded textbooks

César Chávez Elementary School, 1221 Anderson Road, will have discarded/obsolete textbooks and other materials available for public giveaway starting Thursday evening at Back-to-School Night for the intermediate grades. These books are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Edward Jones adviser hosts coffee club

Manny Provedor, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Konditorei Austrian Pastry Cafe, at 2710 E. Fifth St., Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering that allows Edward Jones financial advisors to provide an update on the stock market and the economy. […]

UCD group to collect e-waste for free recycling

The UC Davis chapter of the Tzu Chi Foundation will host a free e-waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Save Mart, 1900 Anderson Road, Davis. “Get rid of your old TV or broken monitor and make moving a lot easier,” organizers said. “You won’t even have […]

Bio-Resources Symposium planned Sept. 13-14

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other bio-energy proponents are teaming up to bring together municipalities, regulators, public officials, financiers, scientists and key stakeholders to a symposium Sept. 13-14 to identify and help realize options that provide the greatest ecological and municipal benefits for bio-resources such as green waste, food waste and biosolids. The California […]

Explorit creates summer memories

A recent Monday morning at Explorit Science Center found a pre-kindergarten class experimenting with wheels and axels by racing wooden cars of their own design down a ramp.  Nearby first- and second-graders searched high and low for examples of the six different types of simple machines including pulleys, levers, wheels, ramps, wedges and gears.  Meanwhile […]

Flower arrangers resume meetings Sept. 7

The Davis Flower Arrangers will resume their monthly programs on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at International House, 10 College Park. The program will begin with a short business meeting at 7 p.m., followed by the featured speaker, Leann Castro — a flower designer for Raley’s in Woodland — demonstrating arrangements made with seasonally available flowers. Refreshments […]

Woodland police investigate baseball-bat assault

Woodland police are seeking information about an early morning baseball-bat assault that left a San Jose man injured. Sgt. Tom Davis said officers were summoned shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday to the 1200 block of Alice Street, where they found the 43-year-old victim bleeding in the passenger seat of his vehicle. He told police he […]

A ride for the senses: Yolo County Fair opens in Woodland

A stroll down the midway underneath carnival lights. The smell of buttered popcorn. Jumping to the screams of children on clanking rides. It looks, smells and sounds like the Yolo County Fair has once again returned to Woodland. The annual event, at the Yolo County Fairgrounds at 1250 E. Gum Ave., opened its gates Wednesday […]