Sustainable living speaker series starts Wednesday

The UC Davis California Student Sustainable Coalition will present a seminar series this spring as part of the Education for Sustainable Living Program. Educators, authors, environmentalists and progressive thinkers will speak from 4:10 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, April 27 through May 25, in Room 1002 at Giedt Hall on the UC Davis campus. The collaborative, […]

Ideas sought for Cool Davis Festival

Plans are taking shape for the second annual Cool Davis Festival on Sunday, Oct. 16. The first public planning session will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the Game Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. “For a fun way to take local action to bring Davis closer […]

Gather for lunch, singing on May 3

Soup ‘N’ Song will meet at noon Tuesday, May 3, in the Fellowship Hall at Davis Community Church, 421 D St., for lunch, fellowship and and more than an hour of singing “the oldies” around the piano with David Deffner. “This is a welcoming group of people, so if you’ve never attended, give us a […]

Sustainable living is focus of UCD gathering

The California Student Sustainability Coalition invites community members to attend the Spring Convergence on Friday through Sunday, May 1, at UC Davis. Manny Rin, one of the organizers, expects as many as 200 out-of-town college students from campuses all over California to attend the talks and workshops as well as 200-plus students from UC Davis […]

‘In the Studio’ airs on DCTV

Channel 15 viewers in Davis will learn about Parkinson’s disease and recycling on two upcoming episodes of “In the Studio.” The show airs on Davis Community Television and online at http://dctv.davismedia.org. Research on Parkinson’s disease under way at UC Davis will be discussed by Karen Sigvardt of the department of neurology and Maria Ventura, graduate […]

At the Pond: Spectacular local vacations await

I have been off in the Midwest visiting an ailing family member. For two weeks, I mostly saw a gray and brown landscape. Bare trees. Stunted-looking forests. The experience left me even more grateful that I live in this northern Central Valley where we have seen flowers and trees blooming for a month and now […]

Measure A supporters, opponents file finance statements

Financial statements for the two committees in the Measure A campaign filed paperwork with the Yolo County Elections Office by Thursday’s deadline. Measure A is the emergency parcel tax proposed by the Davis school district to provide financial support for existing academic programs. Its fate is being decided in a mail-only election that began on […]

‘Bag It!’ film looks at plastics

Big Screen Cinema presents a screening of “Bag It! Is Your Life Too Plastic?” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The 78-minute film follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. […]

Humphrey Fellow from Bangladesh will speak

Humphrey Fellow Ekram Ullah of Bangladesh will give a talk at noon Monday at International House, Davis, about land management on the coast of Bangladesh. This is a free talk open to the public and includes a potluck luncheon. I-House is at 10 College Park. Ullah will speak at noon, with the potluck and an […]

Grass guzzlers at work at Mace Ranch Park

Continuing a cooperative arrangement, the city of Davis Parks and Community Services Department and a local ranching family recently released a flock of sheep into the Mace Ranch Community Park habitat preserve. In a no-cost trade of services, the livestock get fed and the city controls unwanted weeds. As part of the management of the habitat area, […]

Social Security assistance trimmed back

Due to budget cuts, the West Sacramento Social Security Office is no longer able to send a Social Security representative to the Davis Senior Center to help with questions and issues related to Social Security, the city of Davis has announced. This includes cancellation of Wednesday’s scheduled Social Security drop-in date. The Davis Senior Center […]

Entry deadline for sunflower art is May 27

Details What: NAMI-Yolo Sunflower Art Competition and Show When: May 31-June 23 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Reception: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 10 Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
Mondays through Thursdays, 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays Entry deadline: Friday, May 27 Info: (530) 756-8181; www.namisunflowers.org; friends@namiyolo.org Local residents […]

Learn more about Berryessa-Snow Mountain campaign

The Sierra Club Yolano Group will host a spring potluck and presentation on the Berryessa-Snow Mountain National Conservation Area from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Norton Hall, 70 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. The Sierra Club is working with its partners at Tuleyome to spearhead a grassroots campaign to protect more than […]

Tickets to Heinig memorial service will be available at the door

Tickets for Scott Heinig’s memorial service Tuesday evening at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall will be distributed at the door, UC Davis officials announced today. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be limited by the hall’s capacity, the university announced. Freeborn seats between 300 and 1,300 people, depending on configuration. Heinig, 22, a […]