Yum! Cookbook showcases farmers market

When the Davis Farmers Market celebrates the debut of “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” on Saturday, April 7, it will be the first of several events to showcase the new volume.

Co-authors Georgeanne Brennan, an award-winning cookbook author and Winters resident, and Ann Evans, former Davis mayor and food activist, will be on hand to sign cookbooks. Customers with cookbook gift cards purchased from the market can redeem them at the market shed in Central Park, Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis.

Chefs from the UC Davis Dining Commons will offer tastes …

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Students, business leaders to seek solutions at jobs summit

UC Davis students will host a summit with business, government and higher education leaders on Tuesday, Associated Students of UCD President Adam Thongsavat says, so that students can have a hand in addressing their No. 1 concern: “What the heck am I going to do after I graduate?” “We want to talk about how we can […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Economy | Tagged ,

They need a home

Chester is a sweet and cuddly 2-year-old neutered male Chihuahua who loves to play with other dogs and is happiest curled up in someone’s lap. Cloud is a large, movie-star-handsome, jet-black 2-year-old neutered male purebred German shepherd who is friendly and would make a great jogging partner. They are two of more than 50 dogs available for […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Alcohol ordinance is topic of forum for parents

The city of Davis’ proposed minor alcohol preclusion ordinance is the subject of a forum for parents from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Holmes Junior High School multipurpose room, 1220 Drexel Drive. Davis police Capt. Darren Pytel and nurse Mary James are the featured speakers, and families are encouraged to attend in order […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

City offers free family movie night April 21

The city of Davis Community Services Department invites local residents to bring the entire family to a free showing of “How To Train Your Dragon” on Saturday, April 21, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. No outside food or drinks […]

April 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Photos on exhibit at Gallery 1855

Framed photographs by Tim Messick and Rick York will be on display at Gallery 1855 throughout March. The gallery is in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Community members are invited to a free open house and reception for the artists from […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Tour Gibson House on Saturday

A docent will be available Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. to guide visitors through the Gibson House Museum, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. The docent will explain what life was like in Yolo County in the mid-1880s. A $5 donation is requested from visitors. For more information, call the museum office at (530) 666-1045 between […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Per Capita Davis: Impolite conversation about climate change

The conversation over climate change in the public square has always been a bit strange, but it’s getting downright weird. Climate scientists and ordinary persons concerned about climate change are now being labeled by some as “watermelons” to indicate their green (environmental) exterior is concealing a red (communist) interior. This jaw-dropping charge of a communist […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

‘Alice in Wonderland’ auditions scheduled

The Davis Musical Theatre Company Young Performers Theatre will hold auditions for “Alice in Wonderland” at 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Callbacks will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. All auditions will be at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Peña Drive in Davis. The show, which will be presented April 28-May 20, will be […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Lake Tahoe clarity makes little progress in decade

Lake Tahoe clarity The water clarity of Lake Tahoe is measured using a white dinner-plate-size Secchi disk, which could be seen 102.4 feet below the surface in 1968, when testing first began. The following are clarity levels over the past decade: 2011: 68.9 feet 2010: 64.4 feet 2009: 68.1 feet 2008: 69.6 feet 2007: 70.1 feet 2006: […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Fine-tune your parenting skills at Davis conference

Parents who have wished their kids came with an owner’s manual or longed for a 1-800 hotline to call for the “What do I do when….?” are invited to attend a “Parenting in HD” conference in Davis this weekend. Steve Gerali will kick off the conference, which aims to give parents practical skills and confidence. […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Spend an evening at the Coconut Grove

Local residents are invited to enjoy jazz entertainment and a dinner catered by Dos Coyotes at the annual “An Evening at the Coconut Grove” fundraiser for the Davis High School bands. The event runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Emerson Junior High Indoor Commons, 2121 Calaveras Ave. in Davis. The […]

March 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

US: North Korea to suspend nuclear activities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Wednesday that North Korea has agreed to suspend nuclear activities and accept a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests, in a breakthrough in negotiations with the secretive communist nation. The announcement comes little more than two months after the death of longtime ruler Kim Jong Il, and […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Workshop focuses on ag land preservation

WOODLAND — Yolo County supervisors heard several reasons why the county’s farmland needs to be preserved during a lengthy agricultural workshop held Tuesday. The workshop — on agricultural mitigation and enhancing the output of agriculture — was requested by supervisors back in October. “Its purpose,” said Supervisor Jim Provenza of Davis, “is to inform the […]

February 29, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,