Cool Davis Initiative challenges the community: Get involved!

Get involved * Join a Low Carbon Diet team. Contact Lynne Nittler at * Help plan the Cool Davis Festival, Oct. 16. A planning meeting 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. Contact Lynne Nittler at * […]

New plea deal for former CASA director?

WOODLAND — Another plea agreement is in the works for the disgraced former director of Yolo County Court Appointed Special Advocates. Yolo County prosecutors and Claudean Medlock’s defense attorney declined to go into detail this week about the settlement but confirmed they are seeking a court hearing to resolve the felony embezzlement case. “I think […]

Briefly: No known source for South Davis gas smell

Firefighters and some South Davis business owners were left scratching their heads this week after being unable to pinpoint the source of a natural gas smell. Emily Lo, acting battalion chief for the Davis Fire Department, said crews were summoned to the El Macero Shopping Center on Mace Boulevard early Tuesday afternoon after someone detected […]

You can help change the state’s direction

Details What: Dialogue about California, hosted by Saving California Communities and California Forward When: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday Where: Woodland Senior and Community Center, 2001 East St., Woodland Speak up, Yolo County. Civic leaders, business groups, nonprofit advocates, elected officials and other interested Californians are invited to participate in a community dialogue in Yolo […]

Epicurean Esprit benefits hungry seniors

“A Taste of Yolo County’s Finest Wine and Cuisine” is the theme of the 22nd annual Epicurean Esprit, which raises funds for the Elderly Nutrition Program in Yolo County. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the country estate of Kim and Trish Timothy, 37687 County Road 18 in […]

Bill targets payroll cards

Legislation regulating the use of payroll cards authored by Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, cleared its first legislative hurdle last week. AB 51 was approved 5-1 by the Assembly Labor & Employment Committee. Payroll cards are a wage option for employers who provide employees with a card, similar to a debit or ATM card, which has […]

Davis Waldorf School offers tour

Parents are invited to learn more about Waldorf education at a Davis Waldorf School tour beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28. The school is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. Administrator Kelly Brewer will offer a general overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum. Visitors will be able to see several classrooms in […]

Group hears about bullying law

The April meeting of the Davis Woodland PFLAG — Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays — is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary at Davis United Methodist Church, 1620 Anderson Road. Wendy Hill, a member of state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s staff, will speak about his recently introduced AB 9 about bullying prevention […]

Davis Bicycles!: The no-car experiment

By Dana Welch Well, I finally did it. On purpose. I left my car in the garage and traveled everywhere on bike for an entire day. In the past, I’ve come up with every logical (and illogical) reason why it wasn’t feasible. Not enough time. Lousy weather (too cold, too wet, too windy, too hot). […]

Easter gifts available at museum

The Easter Bunny is making a stop at the Hattie Weber Museum, delivering plastic eggs containing gourmet jelly beans. Young visitors are invited to pick up the eggs (one per child) at the museum, 445 C St., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Another new attraction for young visitors is a jumbo coloring book of […]

Thompson dinner celebrates ‘Biketown USA’

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, will host a “Biketown USA” fundraising dinner on Sunday, May 1, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. This is his 10th annual Yolo County event. Area friends and supporters are invited to join the congressman from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for an Italian dinner and an opportunity […]

Explorit: Solar calendar highlights nature’s patterns

If you wander through Mace Ranch Park, you may notice next to its largest, oldest oak tree an area of the park shaped into a large earthen spiral, embedded with large stones around the edges. You may puzzle over its purpose and wonder how to interact with it. Called “Evidence of Life,” this 2006 art […]

Earth Day celebrated at Farmers Market

On Saturday, the Davis Farmers Market features several events and activities in recognition of Earth Day. A recycled art exhibit in the Central Park Gardens, sponsored by the Davis Farm to School Connection, will showcase works of art, practical items and fashion accessories created from used, surplus or found materials. Art pieces have been submitted […]

Katehi elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi is among 212 newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies. The academy, which was founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock and others, comprises distinguished representatives from a broad range of fields. The members contribute to academy studies of science […]