New Davis guides now available

The new edition of the Yolo County Visitors Bureau guide and map of Davis and UC Davis is now available. The guide features sections on things to do, places to stay, attractions, UCD, festivals and other information. The YoloCVB also offers free guides and maps for Winters, Woodland, Yolo County and local wineries. To get copies, […]

Hear more about Django web framework

On Monday, the Linux Users’ Group of Davis will host a talk on the open source “Django” web framework, created four years ago by a fast-moving online-news operation with intensive deadlines, and which allows for the fast creation of high-performing, elegant web applications. Presented by Joel Bremson, graduate student researcher at UC Davis’ Institute of Transportation Studies, this talk will […]

Houston speaks Tuesday at library

Pam Houston, director of the Creative Writing Program at UC Davis, will be the guest of Writers on Writing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stephens Branch Library. She will preview her new, although not quite published book, “Contents may have Shifted.” Houston is the author of two collections of linked short stories, “Cowboys Are My […]

Professor performs piece on black feminism

The UC Davis Women’s Resources and Research Center will present “Sista Docta: Performing Black Feminisms,” a performance by Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Giedt 1001 on the UCD campus. Jones is an associate professor and director of the John L. Warfield Center for African and African-American Studies at the University of […]

Prepare your preschooler for kindergarten success

How can you help your child get ready for kindergarten? Come and find out at Grace Valley Christian Academy’s free kindergarten readiness parent seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday in the GVCA kindergarten classroom, 27173 County Road 98 in rural West Davis. The seminar will give parents fun and creative activities to enhance their preschoolers’ beginning […]

Kids present interfaith musical

Local children will present the musical “Moses and the Freedom Fanatics,” an interfaith production sponsored by the Episcopal Church of St. Martin and Congregation Bet Haverim. Performances will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Martin’s, 640 Hawthorn Lane, and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22, at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. The cast includes children from both […]

Harvest strawberries at Capay farm

Farm Fresh to You, an organic produce home delivery service, invites the public for a farm tour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 23800 State Highway 16 in Capay. Farm co-owner Thaddeus Barsotti will talk to visitors at Q & A sessions about organic farming and produce. There will be two 30-minute sessions at […]

Workshop teaches self-help therapy

Morningstar Henry will lead an introductory workshop on Emotional Freedom Technique from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the library of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. EFT is a self-help therapy that involves tapping on acupuncture meridian endpoints with the fingertips while focusing on specific emotional or physical issues. Its […]

PTA offers driver safety parent ed program

The Davis High PTA offers a driver safety parent education program on Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. in the DHS library, 315 W. 14th St. This program is for parents and teens who want to learn how to be a good driver and as well as a good passenger. Gail Kelly will answer questions and […]

Garage sale benefits Japan reconstruction

Japanese residents and their families and friends in Davis are organizing a communitywide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the front yard of Davis Parent Nursery School, 426 W. Eighth St. All proceeds will be sent to the Japanese Red Cross Society via the Consulate General of Japan in […]

Sergeant’s arraignment on DUI charges postponed

WOODLAND — Monday’s scheduled arraignment of a Woodland police sergeant charged with drunken driving was postponed until later in the week. Steven Edward Sexton was represented in Yolo Superior Court by defense attorney Christopher Miller, who asked that the case be continued to Wednesday for entry of plea and a pre-trial conference. Commissioner Janene Beronio […]

Recycle tires Sunday in Esparto

A free tire recycling event, hosted by the Yolo County Department of Planning and Public Works (Division of Integrated Waste Management), will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Esparto Convenience Center, 27075 County Road 19A. This is the final county tire recycling event of the year, after a total […]

DDBA holds general meeting Thursday

The Davis Downtown Business Association will hold its Spring General Meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in Bistro 33′s Historic City Hall banquet room. A focus of the meeting will be the DDBA’s investment of Target Community Enhancement Funds in downtown marketing and branding plans. Kim Tackett and Steve Barbaria of downtown-based Tackett + […]

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of May 9: Today: Davis Finance and Budget Commission, 6 p.m., Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Davis Civic Arts Commission, 7 p.m., Community Chambers Conference Room, 23 Russell Blvd. Tuesday: Yolo County Community Services Action Board, 3:30 p.m., […]